'Ungodly' in the Bible
While they were enjoying themselves, all of a sudden certain ungodly men who lived in the city surrounded the house, pounded on the door, and ordered the old man who owned the home, "Bring out the man who came to visit your home so we can have sex with him."
Now then, hand over the men those ungodly men, and we'll execute them in order to remove this evil from Israel."
Right about then, Bichri's son Sheba, an ungodly man from the tribe of Benjamin, sounded a battle trumpet and announced: We've never been a part of David! We'll never gain anything from Jesse's son! It's every man to his tent, Israel!
When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid;
But ungodly men are like thorns that are discarded because they cannot be safely handled.
And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath upon thee from before the LORD.
“Behold, this is the joy of His way;And from out of the dust others will spring up and grow [to take his place].
For the family of the ungodly shall be barren, and fire shall consume the tents of bribery.
God hath delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked.
Upright men shall be astonished at this, and the innocent shall be stirred up against the ungodly;
“Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked and the ungodly,And such is the place of him who does not know or recognize or honor God.”
The exultation of the wicked is short, and the joy of the ungodly man but for a moment?
“But notice, the prosperity of the wicked is not in their hand (in their power);The counsel of the wicked [and the mystery of God’s dealings with the ungodly] is far from my comprehension.
“Yet He filled their houses with good things;But the counsel of the wicked and ungodly is far from me.
For what is the hope of the ungodly, when God cutteth him off, when +God taketh away his soul?
Is it fit to say to a king, Thou art wicked? and to princes, Ye are ungodly?
That the ungodly man reign not, that the people be not ensnared.
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
If the ungodly one doesn't repent, God will sharpen his sword; he will string his bow and prepare it.
The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.
Among [the] ungodly of the mockers at feasts, [they] gnashed at me with their teeth.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David the servant of the Lord.Transgression speaks to the ungodly within his heart;There is no fear of God before his eyes.
Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.
Be not afraid when [an ungodly] man becomes rich,When the wealth and glory of his house are increased;
The wicked are estranged from the womb;These go astray from birth, speaking lies [even twisted partial truths].
Hide me from the secret counsel and conspiracy of the ungodly,From the scheming of those who do wrong,
Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.
All the horns of the wicked He will cut off,But the horns of the righteous will be lifted up.
He will cut off the spirit of princes;He is awesome and feared by the kings of the earth.
With his mouth the ungodly destroys his neighbor,but through knowledge the righteous are rescued.
If the righteous will be rewarded on the earth [with godly blessings],How much more [will] the wicked and the sinner [be repaid with punishment]!
An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.
The fool (the good-for-nothing) will no longer be called noble,Nor the rogue said to be generous.
The sinners in Zion are afraid;trembling seizes the ungodly:“Who among us can dwell with a consuming fire?Who among us can dwell with ever-burning flames?”
Indeed, both priest and prophet are ungodly. Even in my house I find evil," declares the LORD.
Yet, behold, survivors will be left in it [escaping the judgments], both sons and daughters. Listen carefully, they are going to come out to you [in Babylon] and you will see their [wicked] conduct and [despicable] actions; then you will be at peace in regard to the disaster which I have brought against Jerusalem for everything which I have brought on it [has been deserved].
He said, “Behold, I am going to let you know what will happen during the final time of the indignation and wrath [of God upon the ungodly], for it concerns the appointed time of the end.
I will [in the distant future] overthrow the thrones of kingdoms and destroy the power of the kingdoms of the [ungodly] nations; and I will overthrow the chariots and those who ride in them, and the horses and their riders will go down, every one by the sword of his brother [annihilating one another].
He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers [a reconciliation produced by repentance], so that I will not come and strike the land with a curse [of complete destruction].”
He said to them, “The mystery of the kingdom of God has been given to you [who have teachable hearts], but those who are outside [the unbelievers, the spiritually blind] get everything in parables,
But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
but upholding and fully understanding the mystery [that is, the true doctrine] of the [Christian] faith with a clear conscience [resulting from behavior consistent with spiritual maturity].
However, avoid pointless discussions. For people will become more and more ungodly,
It trains us to renounce ungodly living and worldly passions so that we might live sensible, honest, and godly lives in the present age
lest there be a fornicator, or an ungodly person like Esau, who, in return for a single meal, parted with the birthright which belonged to him.
And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;
and if He rescued righteous Lot, who was tormented by the immoral conduct of unprincipled and ungodly men
then [in light of the fact that all this is true, be sure that] the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trial, and how to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment,
But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.