'Violence' in the Bible
And the earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was full of violence.
And God said to Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me, for the earth is full of violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
Simeon and Levi are brethren: Instruments of violence their swords.
that the violence done to the seventy sons of Jerubba'al might come and their blood be laid upon Abim'elech their brother, who slew them, and upon the men of Shechem, who strengthened his hands to slay his brothers.
God is my rock, in him will I trust My shield, and the horn of my salvation, My high tower, and my refuge, My saviour: thou wilt save me from violence.
He brought me forth from mine enemies: Yea, thou hast lifted me up above them that rose up against me; From the man of violence hast thou delivered me.
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 one; but the wicked, and him that loveth violence, his soul hateth.
Who hath delivered me from mine enemies: yea, thou hast lifted me up above them that rose up against me; from the man of violence hast thou delivered me.
Deliver me not over to the will of mine adversaries; for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out violence.
Swallow them up, Lord; divide their tongue: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh out the violence of your hands in the earth.
He will redeem their souls from oppression and violence, and precious shall their blood be in his sight.
Therefore pride encompasseth them as a neck-chain, violence covereth them as a garment;
Have respect unto the covenant; for the dark places of the earth are full of the dwellings of violence.
Let not the man of evil tongue be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the man of violence to his ruin.
Envy not the man of violence, and choose none of his ways.
For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.
but he that sinneth against me doeth violence to his own soul: all they that hate me love death.
Blessings are upon the head of a righteous man; but the mouth of the wicked covereth violence.
The mouth of a righteous man is a fountain of life; but the mouth of the wicked covereth violence.
A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth; but the soul of the treacherous, violence.
Behold the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, shall lop the boughs with violence; and the high ones of stature shall be hewn down, and the haughty shall be brought low;
And men appointed his grave with the wicked, but he was with the rich in his death, because he had done no violence, neither was there guile 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, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.
As a well poureth forth her waters, so she poureth forth her wickedness: violence and destruction are heard in her; before me continually are grief and wounds.
And if thou say in thy heart, Wherefore come these things upon me? For the greatness of thine iniquity are thy skirts uncovered, and thy heels have suffered violence.
For as oft as I speak, I cry out; I proclaim violence and spoil; for the word of Jehovah is become unto me a reproach and a derision all the day.
Thus saith Jehovah: Execute judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor; and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, or the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place.
But thine eyes and thy heart are only on thine extortion, and on the blood of the innocent, to shed it, and on oppression and on violence, to do it.
The violence done to me and to my flesh be upon Babylon, shall the inhabitress of Zion say; and, My blood be upon the inhabitants of Chaldea, shall Jerusalem say.
lest your heart faint, and ye fear for the rumour that shall be heard in the land; for a rumour shall come one year, and after that a rumour in another year, and violence in the earth, ruler against ruler.
Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness: nothing of them shall remain, nor of their multitude, nor of their wealth, nor of the magnificence in the midst of them.
Make the chain; for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence.
And he said unto me, Seest thou, son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah to commit the abominations which they commit here, that they yet fill the land with violence, and keep provoking me afresh to anger? And behold, 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, in the land of Israel: They shall eat their bread with anxiety, and drink their water with astonishment, because her land shall be left desolate of all that is in it, for the violence of all them that dwell therein.
her priests do violence to my law, and profane my holy things: they put no difference between the holy and profane, neither do they make known the difference between the unclean and the clean, and they hide 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 from the mountain of God, and have destroyed thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Let it suffice you, princes of Israel! Put away violence and spoil, and execute judgment and justice; take off your exactions from my people, saith the Lord Jehovah.
Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, in that they have shed innocent blood in their land.
and they know not to do right, saith Jehovah, who store up violence and plunder in their palaces.
Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;
Because of violence against thy brother Jacob, shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever.
and let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God; and let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands.
And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away; and they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.
For her rich men are full of violence, and her inhabitants speak lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.
Woe to the bloody city! It is all full of lies and violence; the prey departeth not.
Jehovah, how long shall I cry and thou wilt not hear? I cry out unto thee, Violence! and thou dost not save.
Why dost thou cause me to see iniquity, and lookest thou upon grievance? For spoiling and violence are before me; and there is strife, and contention riseth up.
They come all of them for violence: the crowd of their faces is forwards, and they gather captives as the sand.
Because thou hast plundered many nations, all the rest of the peoples shall plunder thee; because of men's blood, and for the violence done to the land, to the city, and all that dwell therein.
For the violence done to Lebanon shall cover thee, and the destruction of beasts which made them afraid; because of men's blood, and for the violence done to the land, to the city, and all that dwell therein.
And in that day will I punish all those that leap over the threshold, who fill their master's house with violence and deceit.
Her prophets are vain-glorious, treacherous persons; her priests profane the sanctuary, they do violence to the law.
(for I hate putting away, saith Jehovah the God of Israel;) and he covereth with violence his garment, saith Jehovah of hosts: take heed then to your spirit, that ye deal not unfaithfully.
But from the days of John the baptist until now, the kingdom of the heavens is taken by violence, and the violent seize on it.
Then the captain, having gone with the officers, brought them, not with violence, for they feared the people, lest they should be stoned.
But when he got upon the stairs it was so that he was borne by the soldiers on account of the violence of the crowd.
And a strong angel took up a stone, as a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall Babylon the great city be cast down, and shall be found no more at all;