'Violence' in the Bible
And the earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
Simeon and Levi are brethren; Weapons of violence are their swords.
that the violence done to the threescore and ten sons of Jerubbaal might come, and that their blood might be laid upon Abimelech their brother, who slew them, and upon the men of Shechem, who strengthened his hands to slay his brethren.
God, my rock, in him will I take refuge; My shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge; My saviour, thou savest me from violence.
Although there is no violence in my hands, And my prayer is pure.
His mischief shall return upon his own head, And his violence shall come down upon his own pate.
Jehovah trieth the righteous; But the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongue; For I have seen violence and strife in the city.
Nay, in heart ye work wickedness; Ye weigh out the violence of your hands in the earth.
He will redeem their soul from oppression and violence; And precious will their blood be in his sight:
Therefore pride is as a chain about their neck; Violence covereth them as a garment.
Have respect unto the covenant; For the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of violence.
Envy thou not the man of violence, And choose none of his ways.
For they eat the bread of wickedness, And drink the wine of violence.
Blessings are upon the head of the righteous; But violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life; But violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth; But the soul of the treacherous'shall eat violence.
A man of violence enticeth his neighbor, And leadeth him in a way that is not good.
He that doeth violence to his father, and chaseth away his mother, Is a son that causeth shame and bringeth reproach.
The violence of the wicked shall sweep them away, Because they refuse to do justice.
And they made his grave with the wicked, and with a rich man in his death; although he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands.
Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, desolation nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.
As a well casteth forth its waters, so she casteth forth her wickedness: violence and destruction is heard in her; before me continually is sickness and wounds.
And if thou say in thy heart, Wherefore are these things come upon me? for the greatness of thine iniquity are thy skirts uncovered, and thy heels suffer violence.
For as often as I speak, I cry out; I cry, Violence and destruction! because the word of Jehovah is made a reproach unto me, and a derision, all the day.
Thus saith Jehovah: Execute ye justice and righteousness, and deliver him that is robbed out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence, to the sojourner, the fatherless, nor the widow; neither shed innocent blood in this place.
But thine eyes and thy heart are not but for thy covetousness, and for shedding innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it.
The violence done to me and to my flesh be upon Babylon, shall the inhabitant of Zion say; and, My blood be upon the inhabitants of Chaldea, shall Jerusalem say.
And let not your heart faint, neither fear ye for the tidings that shall be heard in the land; for tidings shall come one year, and after that in another year'shall come tidings, and violence in the land, ruler against ruler.
Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness; none of them'shall remain , nor of their multitude, nor of their wealth: neither shall there be eminency among them.
Make the chain; for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence.
Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this , O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have turned again to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose.
and say unto the people of the land, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah concerning the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the land of Israel: They shall eat their bread with fearfulness, and drink their water in dismay, that her land may be desolate, and despoiled of all that is therein, because of the violence of all them that dwell therein.
Her priests have done violence to my law, and have profaned my holy things: they have made no distinction between the holy and the common, neither have they caused men to discern between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.
By the abundance of thy traffic they filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore have I cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God; and I have destroyed thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel: remove violence and spoil, and execute justice and righteousness; take away your exactions from my people, saith the Lord Jehovah.
Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence done to the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land.
For they know not to do right, saith Jehovah, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.
For the violence done to thy brother Jacob, shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever.
but let them be covered with sackcloth, both man and beast, and let them cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in his hands.
For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.
O Jehovah, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear? I cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save.
Why dost thou show me iniquity, and look upon perverseness? for destruction and violence are before me; and there is strife, and contention riseth up.
They come all of them for violence; the set of their faces is forwards; and they gather captives as the sand.
Because thou hast plundered many nations, all the remnant of the peoples shall plunder thee, because of men's blood, and for the violence done to the land, to the city and to all that dwell therein.
For the violence done to Lebanon shall cover thee, and the destruction of the beasts, which made them afraid; because of men's blood, and for the violence done to the land, to the city and to all that dwell therein.
And in that day I will punish all those that leap over the threshold, that fill their master's house with violence and deceit.
Her prophets are light and treacherous persons; her priests have profaned the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.
Ye say also, Behold, what a weariness is it! and ye have snuffed at it, saith Jehovah of hosts; and ye have brought that which was taken by violence, and the lame, and the sick; thus ye bring the offering: should I accept this at your hand? saith Jehovah.
For I hate putting away, saith Jehovah, the God of Israel, and him that covereth his garment with violence, saith Jehovah of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.
And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and men of violence take it by force.
And soldiers also asked him, saying, And we, what must we do? And he said unto them, Extort from no man by violence, neither accuse any one wrongfully; and be content with your wages.
Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them, but without violence; for they feared the people, lest they should be stoned.
And when he came upon the stairs, so it was that he was borne of the soldiers for the violence of the crowd;
But the chief captain Lysias came, and with great violence took him away out of our hands,
But lighting upon a place where two seas met, they ran the vessel aground; and the foreship struck and remained unmoveable, but the stern began to break up by the violence of the waves .