'Wicked' in the Bible
The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma [a soothing, satisfying scent] and the Lord said to Himself, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intent (strong inclination, desire) of man’s heart is wicked from his youth; and I will never again destroy every living thing, as I have done.
But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.
that I must go down and see if they are as wicked as the outcry suggests. If not, I want to know."
And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?
That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him.
And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, I have sinned this time: the LORD is righteous, and I and my people are wicked.
Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.
Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.
And if a man shall take his sister, his father's daughter, or his mother's daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his nakedness; it is a wicked thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of their people: he hath uncovered his sister's nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity.
"How long will this wicked assembly keep complaining about me? I've heard the complaints of the Israelis that they've been murmuring against me.
And he spake unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest ye be consumed in all their sins.
and all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such wicked thing as this in thy midst.
that wicked men have sprung up among you, led the inhabitants of their city astray, and said, ‘Let us go and worship other gods,’ which you have not known,
Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou givest him nought; and he cry unto the LORD against thee, and it be sin unto thee.
“If there is discovered among you, within any of your cities, which the Lord your God is giving you, a man or a woman who does evil in the sight of the Lord your God, by transgressing (violating) His covenant,
Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die.
When the host goeth forth against thine enemies, then keep thee from every wicked thing.
If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked.
And it shall be, if the wicked man be worthy to be beaten, that the judge shall cause him to lie down, and to be beaten before his face, according to his fault, by a certain number.
It shall be that the one who is chosen with the things under the ban shall be [killed and his body] burned with fire, he and all that belongs to him, because he has transgressed the covenant of the Lord, and because he has done a disgraceful and disobedient thing in Israel.’”
The man who owned the house went outside and said to them, "No, my brothers! Don't do this wicked thing! After all, this man is a guest in my house. Don't do such a disgraceful thing!
The Benjaminites heard that the Israelites had gone up to Mizpah. Then the Israelites said, "Explain how this wicked thing happened!"
So I took my concubine and cut her [corpse] in pieces and sent her [body parts] throughout the land of the inheritance of Israel; for the men of Gibeah have committed a lewd and disgraceful act in Israel.
and we will take ten men out of a hundred throughout the tribes of Israel, and a hundred out of a thousand, and a thousand out of ten thousand to bring provisions for the men, so that when they come to Gibeah of Benjamin, they may punish them for all the despicable acts which they have committed in Israel.”
The tribes of Israel sent men throughout the tribe of Benjamin, saying, "How could such a wicked thing take place?
Don’t think of me as a wicked woman; I’ve been praying from the depth of my anguish and resentment.”
He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.
Eli’s sons were wicked men; they had no regard for the Lord
But some wicked men said, “How can this guy save us?” They despised him and did not bring him a gift, but Saul said nothing.
Eliab his oldest brother heard him talking to the men. Eliab was angry with David and said, "Why did you come down here? And who did you leave those few sheep with in the wilderness? I know your insolence and wicked intentions. You came down just to see the battle!"
As saith the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.
The man's name was Nabal and his wife's name was Abigail. The woman was intelligent and beautiful, while the man was harsh and wicked in his dealings. He was a descendant of Caleb.
Now be aware of this, and see what you can do. For disaster has been planned for our lord and his entire household. He is such a wicked person that no one tells him anything!"
My lord should not pay attention to this wicked man Nabal. He simply lives up to his name! His name means 'fool,' and he is indeed foolish! But I, your servant, did not see the servants my lord sent.
Then answered all the wicked men and men of Belial, of those that went with David, and said, Because they went not with us, we will not give them ought of the spoil that we have recovered, save to every man his wife and his children, that they may lead them away, and depart.
Thy hands were not bound, nor thy feet put into fetters: as a man falleth before wicked men, so fellest thou. And all the people wept again over him.
How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?
I will establish a homeland for my people for Israel planting them so they may live in a secure location where they will never be disturbed anymore. Wicked people will no longer afflict them, as happened in the past
As he yelled curses, Shimei said, "Leave! Leave! You man of bloodshed, you wicked man!
Now a wicked man, a Benjaminite named Sheba son of Bichri, happened to be there. He blew the ram’s horn and shouted:We have no portion in David,no inheritance in Jesse’s son.Each man to his tent, Israel!
But all the wicked are like thorns raked aside;they can never be picked up by hand.
Then hear thou in heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way upon his head; and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.
and when they come to their sensesin the land where they were deportedand repent and petition You in their captors’ land:“We have sinned and done wrong;we have been wicked,”
Then seat two wicked men opposite him and have them testify against him, saying, “You have cursed God and the king!” Then take him out and stone him to death.
The two wicked men came in and sat opposite him. Then the wicked men testified against Naboth in the presence of the people, saying, “Naboth has cursed God and the king!” So they took him outside the city and stoned him to death with stones.
He was so wicked he worshiped the disgusting idols, just like the Amorites whom the Lord had driven out from before the Israelites.)
Now Elisha said to the king of Israel, “What business do you have with me? Go to the prophets of your [wicked] father [Ahab] and to the prophets of your [pagan] mother [Jezebel].” But the king of Israel said to him, “No, for the Lord has called these three kings together to be handed over to Moab.”
And there they burnt incense in all the high places, as did the heathen whom the LORD carried away before them; and wrought wicked things to provoke the LORD to anger:
Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned for fifty-five years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Hephzibah.
Judah's three sons Er, Onan, and Shelah were born to him through Bath-shua, a Canaanite. Er, Judah's firstborn, became wicked in the LORD's sight, so he put him to death.
I will establish a homeland for my people Israel, planting them in a secure location where they will never be disturbed anymore. Wicked people will not oppress them as happened in the past,
Then hear thou from heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, by requiting the wicked, by recompensing his way upon his own head; and by justifying the righteous, by giving him according to his righteousness.
and when they come to their sensesin the land where they were deportedand repent and petition You in their captors’ land,saying: “We have sinned and done wrong;we have been wicked,”
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Then worthless and wicked men gathered around him to resist Rehoboam son of Solomon when Rehoboam was young, inexperienced, and unable to assert himself against them.
Then Jehu son of Hanani the seer went out to confront him and said to King Jehoshaphat, “Do you help the wicked and love those who hate the Lord? Because of this, the Lord’s wrath is on you.
For the sons of Athaliah, that wicked woman, had broken up the house of God; and also all the dedicated things of the house of the LORD did they bestow upon Baalim.
May the king be advised that the Jews who came from you to us have reached Jerusalem and are rebuilding a rebellious and wicked city, having completed its walls and repaired its foundations.
For they have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy race has intermingled with the peoples of the lands. Indeed, the officials and chief men have been foremost in this unfaithful act and direct violation [of God’s will].”
"Everything that has happened to us has come about because of our wicked actions and our great guilt. Even so, our God, you have exercised restraint toward our iniquities and have given us a remnant such as this.
For they have not served thee in their kingdom, and in thy great goodness that thou gavest them, and in the large and fat land which thou gavest before them, neither turned they from their wicked works.
And Esther said, The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman. Then Haman was afraid before the king and the queen.
But when Esther came before the king, he commanded by letters that his wicked device, which he devised against the Jews, should return upon his own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows.
There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest.
They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame; and the dwelling place of the wicked shall come to nought.
If I be righteous, Mine mouth doth declare me wicked, Perfect I am! -- it declareth me perverse.
This is one thing, therefore I said it, He destroyeth the perfect and the wicked.
The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covereth the faces of the judges thereof; if not, where, and who is he?
If I be wicked, why then labour I in vain?
Is it good unto thee that thou shouldest oppress, that thou shouldest despise the work of thine hands, and shine upon the counsel of the wicked?
Thou knowest that I am not wicked; and there is none that can deliver out of thine hand.
If I be wicked, woe unto me; and if I be righteous, yet will I not lift up my head. I am full of confusion; therefore see thou mine affliction;
“For He recognizes and knows false and worthless men,And He sees wickedness, will He not consider it?
But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, and their hope shall be as the giving up of the ghost.
Thy mouth declareth thee wicked, and not I, And thy lips testify against thee.
The wicked man travaileth with pain all his days, and the number of years is hidden to the oppressor.
God hath delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked.
Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine.
“For the wicked is thrown into a net by his own feet (wickedness),And he steps on the webbing [of the lattice-covered pit].
“The strength [of the wicked] is famished and weakened,And disaster is ready at his side [if he stops].
“The roots [of the wicked] are dried up below,And above, his branch is cut off and withers.
“Those in the west are astonished and appalled at his fate,And those in the east are seized with horror.
Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, and this is the place of him that knoweth not God.
That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?
In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: every hand of the wicked shall come upon him.
This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed unto him by God.
Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power?
Lo, their good is not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked is far from me.
How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and how oft cometh their destruction upon them! God distributeth sorrows in his anger.
“You say, ‘God stores away [the punishment of] man’s wickedness for his children.’Let God repay him so that he may know and experience it.
For ye say, Where is the house of the prince? and where are the dwelling places of the wicked?
That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.
Hast thou marked the old way which wicked men have trodden?
Yet he filled their houses with good things: but the counsel of the wicked is far from me.
If you return to the Almighty, you will be built up; if you remove wicked behavior far from your tent,
“Why does the Almighty not set seasons for judgment?Why do those who know Him not see His days [for punishment of the wicked]?
The wicked displace boundary markers.They steal a flock and provide pasture for it.
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