'Deserve' in the Bible
Otherwise, the avenger of blood in the heat of his anger might pursue the one who committed manslaughter, overtake him because the distance is great, and strike him dead. Yet he did not deserve to die, since he did not previously hate his neighbor.
What you have done is not good. As the Lord lives, all of you deserve to die since you didn’t protect your lord, the Lord’s anointed. Now look around; where are the king’s spear and water jug that were by his head?”
The king said to Abiathar the priest, “Go to your fields in Anathoth. Even though you deserve to die, I will not put you to death today, since you carried the ark of the Lord God in the presence of my father David and you suffered through all that my father suffered.”
After all that has happened to us because of our evil deeds and terrible guilt—though You, our God, have punished us less than our sins deserve and have allowed us to survive—
Repay them according to what they have done—according to the evil of their deeds.Repay them according to the work of their hands;give them back what they deserve.
Rise up, Judge of the earth;repay the proud what they deserve.
He has not dealt with us as our sins deserveor repaid us according to our offenses.
The disloyal one will get what his conduct deserves,and a good man, what his deeds deserve.
There is a futility that is done on the earth: there are righteous people who get what the actions of the wicked deserve, and there are wicked people who get what the actions of the righteous deserve. I say that this too is futile.
A sound of uproar from the city!A voice from the temple—the voice of the Lord,paying back His enemies what they deserve!
Who should not fear You,King of the nations?It is what You deserve.For among all the wise people of the nationsand among all their kingdoms,there is no one like You.
I, Yahweh, examine the mind,I test the heartto give to each according to his way,according to what his actions deserve.
Then the officials and all the people told the priests and prophets, “This man doesn’t deserve the death sentence, for he has spoken to us in the name of Yahweh our God!”
“For this is what the Lord says: If those who do not deserve to drink the cup must drink it, can you possibly remain unpunished? You will not remain unpunished, for you must drink it too.
?TavYou will pay them back what they deserve, Lord,according to the work of their hands.
For the Day of the Lord is near,against all the nations.As you have done, so it will be done to you;what you deserve will return on your own head.
Neither has Herod, because he sent Him back to us. Clearly, He has done nothing to deserve death.
We are punished justly, because we’re getting back what we deserve for the things we did, but this man has done nothing wrong.”
Although they know full well God’s just sentence—that those who practice such things deserve to die—they not only do them, but even applaud others who practice them.
How much worse punishment do you think one will deserve who has trampled on the Son of God, regarded as profane the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and insulted the Spirit of grace?