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'Cursed' in the Bible

And the Lord God said to the serpent, Because you have done this, you are cursed above all [domestic] animals and above every [wild] living thing of the field; upon your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust [and what it contains] all the days of your life.

And now you are cursed by reason of the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's [shed] blood from your hand.

He named him Noah, saying, This one shall bring us relief and comfort from our work and the [grievous] toil of our hands due to the ground being cursed by the Lord.

He exclaimed, Cursed be Canaan! He shall be the servant of servants to his brethren!

Let peoples serve you and nations bow down to you; be master over your brothers, and let your mother's sons bow down to you. Let everyone be cursed who curses you and favored with blessings who blesses you.

Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce, and their wrath, for it was cruel. I will divide them in Jacob and scatter them in Israel.

The Israelite woman's son blasphemed the Name [of the Lord] and cursed. They brought him to Moses -- "his mother was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.

Moses spoke to the Israelites, and they brought him who had cursed out of the camp and stoned him with stones. Thus the Israelites did as the Lord commanded Moses.

Now come, I beg of you, curse this people for me, for they are too powerful for me. Perhaps I may be able to defeat them and drive them out of the land, for I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed.

How can I curse those God has not cursed? Or how can I [violently] denounce those the Lord has not denounced?

He couched, he lay down as a lion; and as a lioness, who shall rouse him? Blessed [of God] is he who blesses you [who prays for and contributes to your welfare] and cursed [of God] is he who curses you [who in word, thought, or deed would bring harm upon you].

Cursed is the man who makes a graven or molten image, an abomination to the Lord, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and sets it up in secret. All the people shall answer, Amen.

Cursed is he who misleads a blind man on his way. All the people shall say, Amen.

Cursed is he who lies with his father's wife, because he uncovers what belongs to his father. All the people shall say, Amen.

Cursed is he who lies with any beast. All the people shall say, Amen.

Cursed is he who lies with his half sister, whether his father's or his mother's daughter. All the people shall say, Amen.

Cursed is he who lies with his mother-in-law. All the people shall say, Amen.

Cursed is he who slays his neighbor secretly. All the people shall say, Amen.

Cursed is he who takes a bribe to slay an innocent person. All the people shall say, Amen.

Cursed is he who does not support and give assent to the words of this law to do them [as the rule of his life]. All the people shall say, Amen.

Cursed shall you be in the city and cursed shall you be in the field.

Cursed shall be the fruit of your body, of your land, of the increase of your cattle and the young of your sheep.

Cursed shall you be when you come in and cursed shall you be when you go out.

Then Joshua laid this oath on them, Cursed is the man before the Lord who rises up and rebuilds this city, Jericho. With the loss of his firstborn shall he lay its foundation, and with the loss of his youngest son shall he set up its gates.

Now therefore you are cursed, and of you there shall always be slaves, hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God.

And they went out into the field, gathered their vineyard fruits and trod them, and held a festival; and going into the house of their god, they ate and drank and cursed Abimelech.

And he said to his mother, The 1,100 shekels of silver that were taken from you, about which you cursed and also spoke about in my hearing, behold, I have the silver with me; I took it. And his mother said, Blessed be you by the Lord, my son!

But we cannot give them wives of our daughters, for the Israelites have sworn, Cursed be he who gives a wife to Benjamin.

But the men of Israel were distressed that day, for Saul had caused them to take an oath, saying, Cursed be the man who eats any food before evening and until I have taken vengeance on my enemies. So none of the men tasted any food.

Then one of the men told him, Your father strictly charged the men with an oath, saying, Cursed be the man who eats any food today. And the people were exhausted and faint.

And the Philistine said to David, Am I a dog, that you should come to me with sticks? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

Now therefore, I pray you, let my lord the king hear the words of his servant. If the Lord has stirred you up against me, let Him accept an offering; but if it is men, may they be cursed before the Lord, for they have driven me out this day that I should have no share in the inheritance of the Lord, saying, Go, serve other gods.

When King David came to Bahurim, a man of the family of the house of Saul, Shimei son of Gera, came out and cursed continually as he came.

Shimei said as he cursed, Get out, get out, you man of blood, you base fellow!

So David and his men went by the road, and Shimei went along on the hillside opposite David and cursed as he went and threw stones and dust at him.

But Abishai son of Zeruiah said, Shall not Shimei be put to death for this, because he cursed the Lord's anointed?

And you have with you Shimei son of Gera, the Benjamite of Bahurim, who cursed me with a grievous curse in the day when I went to Mahanaim. But he came down to meet me at the Jordan [on my return], and I swore to him by the Lord, saying, I will not put you to death with the sword.

And set two men, base fellows, before him, and let them bear witness against him, saying, You cursed and renounced God and the king. Then carry him out and stone him to death.

Two base fellows came in and sat opposite him and they charged Naboth before the people, saying, Naboth cursed and renounced God and the king. Then he was carried out of the city and stoned to death.

When he came in, he ate and drank, and said, See now to this cursed woman and bury her, for she is a king's daughter.

And when the days of their feasting were over, Job sent for them to purify and hallow them, and rose up early in the morning and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned and cursed or disowned God in their hearts. Thus did Job at all [such] times.

I have seen the foolish taking root [and outwardly prospering], but suddenly I saw that his dwelling was cursed [for his doom was certain].

[You say] Swiftly such men pass away on the face of the waters; their portion is cursed in the earth; [no treader] turns into their vineyards.

For such as are blessed of God shall [in the end] inherit the earth, but they that are cursed of Him shall be cut off.

For often your own heart knows that you have likewise cursed others.

Say to them, Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: Cursed is the man who does not heed the words of this covenant or solemn pledge

Thus says the Lord: Cursed [with great evil] is the strong man who trusts in and relies on frail man, making weak [human] flesh his arm, and whose mind and heart turn aside from the Lord.

Cursed be the day on which I was born! Let not the day on which my mother bore me be blessed!

Cursed be the man who brought the tidings to my father, saying, A son is born to you! -- "making him very glad.

Cursed be he who does the work of the Lord negligently [with slackness, deceitfully]; and cursed be he who keeps back his sword from blood [in executing judgment pronounced by the Lord].

But cursed is the [cheating] deceiver who has a male in his flock and vows to offer it, yet sacrifices to the [sovereign] Lord a blemished or diseased thing! For I am a great King, says the Lord of hosts, and My name is terrible and to be [reverently] feared among the nations.

You are cursed with the curse, for you are robbing Me, even this whole nation.

But I say to you that everyone who continues to be angry with his brother or harbors malice (enmity of heart) against him shall be liable to and unable to escape the punishment imposed by the court; and whoever speaks contemptuously and insultingly to his brother shall be liable to and unable to escape the punishment imposed by the Sanhedrin, and whoever says, You cursed fool! [You empty-headed idiot!] shall be liable to and unable to escape the hell (Gehenna) of fire.

And all who depend on the Law [who are seeking to be justified by obedience to the Law of rituals] are under a curse and doomed to disappointment and destruction, for it is written in the Scriptures, Cursed (accursed, devoted to destruction, doomed to eternal punishment) be everyone who does not continue to abide (live and remain) by all the precepts and commands written in the Book of the Law and to practice them.

But if [that same soil] persistently bears thorns and thistles, it is considered worthless and near to being cursed, whose end is to be burned.

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Definition
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ἀναθεματίζω 
Anathematizo 
Usage: 4

אלה 
'alah 
Usage: 7

אלה 
'alah 
Usage: 35

ארר 
'arar 
Usage: 63

בּרך 
Barak 
Usage: 330

חרם חרם 
Cherem 
Usage: 38

מארה 
M@erah 
Usage: 5

נקב 
Naqab 
Usage: 22

קבב 
Qabab 
curse , at all
Usage: 11

קלל 
Qalal 
Usage: 82

קללה 
Q@lalah 
Usage: 33

שׁבוּעה 
Sh@buw`ah 
Usage: 30

תּאלה 
Ta'alah 
Usage: 1

ἀνάθεμα 
Anathema 
Usage: 6

ἀρά 
Ara 
Usage: 1

ἐπικατάρατος 
Epikataratos 
Usage: 3

κακολογέω 
Kakologeo 
Usage: 1

κατανάθεμα 
Katanathema 
Usage: 1

καταναθεματίζω 
Katanathematizo 
Usage: 1

κατάρα 
Katara 
Usage: 6

καταράομαι 
Kataraomai 
Usage: 3