'Wickedness' in the Bible
"You are not to have sexual relations with a woman and her daughter. "You are not to have sexual relations with her son's daughter or her daughter's daughter. They're near blood relatives. It's wickedness.
"You are not to defile your daughter by engaging her in prostitution so the land won't become filled with wickedness.
"If a man takes a wife along with her mother, that's wickedness. They are to be burned with fire that is, both him and them, so that there will be no wickedness in your midst.
On the contrary, it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the LORD is dispossessing them before you to confirm what the LORD promised by an oath to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Don't pay attention to the stubbornness, wickedness, and sinfulness of this people.
God also repaid the men of Shechem for their wickedness, and the curse of Jerubbaal's son Jotham came true for them.
Just like the ancient proverb says, "From wicked people comes wickedness,' but I'm not against you.
When David heard that Nabal had died, he said, "Blessed be the LORD who has judged the dispute over my insult at the hand of Nabal, and has held back his servant from evil. The LORD has repaid Nabal's wickedness."
Today, even though I'm anointed as king, I'm weak. These men, sons of Zeruiah, are too difficult for me. May the LORD repay the one who acts wickedly in accordance with his wickedness!"
if they turn their hearts back to you in the land where they have been taken captive, repent, and pray to you even if they do so in the land of their captivity confessing, "We have sinned, we have committed abominations, and practiced wickedness,'
where they made offerings on all the high places, as did the nations whom the LORD had expelled before them. They also practiced other wickedness, provoking the LORD to become angry,
if they turn their hearts back to you in the land where they have been taken captive, repent, and pray to you even if they do so in the land where they have been taken captive confessing, "We have sinned, we have committed abominations, and practiced wickedness,'
For wickedness doesn't crop up from dust, nor does trouble sprout out of the ground;
Your wickedness is great, isn't it? There's no limit to your iniquity, is there?
"Therefore you men of understanding, listen to me! Far be it for God to practice wickedness, or the Almighty to do what is wrong,
Truly, God doesn't practice wickedness, and the Almighty doesn't pervert justice.
Your wickedness affects only yourself; and your righteousness, only human beings.
Indeed, you aren't a God who delights in wickedness; evil will never dwell with you.
Boastful ones will not stand before you; you hate all those who practice wickedness.
But as for the wicked, they do not speak truth at all. Inside them there is only wickedness. Their throat is an open grave, on their tongue is deceitful flattery.
Break the arm of the wicked and evil man; so that when you seek out his wickedness you will find it no more.
Preserve your servant from arrogant people; do not let them rule over me. Then I will be upright and acquitted of great wickedness.
They say, "Wickedness is entrenched in him. Once he is brought low, he will not rise again."
You love justice and hate wickedness. That is why God, even your God, has anointed you rather than your companions with the oil of gladness.
Why should I be afraid when evil days come my way, when the wickedness of those who deceive me surrounds me
"Look, here is a young man who refused to make God his strength; instead, he trusted in his great wealth and made his wickedness his strength.
Wickedness is at the center of it; fraud and lies never leave its streets.
Cast them away because of their wickedness. In wrath, God, cast down these people!
for a day in your Temple courts is better than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather stand at the entrance of God's house than live in the tent of wickedness.
We have sinned, along with our ancestors; we have committed iniquity and wickedness.
and a fruitful land into a salty waste, due to the wickedness of its inhabitants.
Those who pursue wickedness draw near; they remain far from your instruction.
For they eat the bread of wickedness, and they drink the wine of violence.
a heart crafting evil plans, feet running swiftly to wickedness,
For my mouth speaks the truth wickedness is detestable to me.
Just as the fool considers wickedness his joy, so is wisdom to the discerning man.
The righteousness of the innocent creates a level path, but the wicked fall by their wickedness.
A person doesn't gain security by wickedness, but the righteous won't be uprooted.
Righteousness protects the blameless, but wickedness brings down the sinner.
Whoever sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the anger he uses for a weapon will be destroyed.
Do not excel at wickedness, nor be a fool. Why die before your time?
Just as no human being has control over the wind to restrain it, so also no human being has control over the day of his death. Just as no one is discharged during war, so wickedness will not release those who practice it.
"For wickedness has burned like a blaze that consumes briers and thorns; it sets thickets of the forest on fire, and skyward they swirl in a column of smoke.
For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your tongue mutters wickedness.
"I'll pronounce my judgments against them because of all their wickedness. They have forsaken me, they have burned incense to other gods, and they have bowed down in worship to the works of their own hands."
Your wickedness will be punished, and you will be corrected due to your acts of apostasy. Know and see that it's evil and bitter for you to forsake the LORD your God, but the fear of me is not in you," declares the Lord GOD of the Heavenly Armies.
"Look up to the barren heights and see. Is there any place where you have not been ravished? You have sat beside the road, waiting for them like a nomad in the desert. And you have polluted the land with your fornication and your wickedness.
As a well keeps its waters fresh, so the city keeps her wickedness fresh. Violence and destruction are heard in her, sickness and wounds are always before me.
How long will the land mourn and the vegetation of every field dry up? Because of the wickedness of those who live in it, animals and birds are swept away. For they say, "He does not see our future."
We acknowledge, LORD, our wickedness, the guilt of our ancestors. Indeed, we have sinned against you.
The wind will shepherd all your shepherds, and your lovers will go into exile. Indeed, you will then be ashamed and humiliated because of all your wickedness.
All your lovers have forgotten you; they don't seek you. Indeed, I've struck you down with the blow of an enemy, with the punishment of a cruel foe because your wickedness is great, and your sins are numerous.
Why do you cry out because of your injury? Your wound won't heal. Because your wickedness is severe, and your sins are numerous, I've done all these things to you.
"The Chaldeans are coming to fight and to fill those houses with the dead bodies of the people that I've struck down in my anger and wrath, for I've hidden my face from this city because of all their wickedness.
because of the wickedness that they did, provoking me to anger by continuing to offer sacrifices and worship other gods that neither they nor you nor your ancestors had known.
"But they didn't listen or pay attention by turning from their wickedness and not offering sacrifices to other gods.
May all of their wickedness come to your attention, and deal with them as you have done with me because of all my transgressions. For I am constantly groaning, and my heart is faint.
If you warn the wicked person, and he doesn't repent of his wickedness or of his wicked behavior, he'll die in his sin, but you will have saved your own life.
"How terrible! How terrible it will be for all of your wickedness!" declares the Lord GOD.
before your wickedness was revealed. Now you've become an object of derision to the inhabitants of Aram and its neighbors, including the Philistines all those around you who despise you.
You are to bear the punishment of your wickedness and detestable practices," declares the LORD,
Think about the wickedness that you practiced when you were young, when the Egyptians fondled your breasts, the breasts of your youth."
There is wickedness in your obscene conduct. Even though I've cleansed you, you uncleanness cannot be washed away. You cannot be cleansed again until my rage against you has subsided.'
You were blameless in your behavior from the day you were created until wickedness was discovered in you.
I turned it over to the leader of those nations, who dealt with it thoroughly. I have driven it away because of its wickedness.
"And now, Son of Man, say this to your people: "The righteousness of the righteous won't save them when they keep on committing crimes against me, the wickedness of the wicked won't keep them from remaining away when they're turning from their wickedness, and no righteous person will keep on living by their righteousness when they sin.'
and when the wicked turn away from their wickedness and do what is just and right, he will certainly live because of that.
Therefore, your majesty, may my advice be acceptable to you: Stop your sinning, do what's right, and put a stop to your wickedness by showing kindness to the oppressed. Perhaps your tranquility will continue."
"When I was healing Israel, Ephraim's sin was uncovered, along with Samaria's wickedness. While they craft lying schemes, the thief invades, and the gang of thieves plunders outside.
"All of their wickedness started in Gilgal, because I began to hate them there. Because of the wickedness of their behavior, I will drive them from my Temple. I will not love them anymore; all their leaders are rebels.
Why are you forcing me to look at iniquity and to stare at wickedness? Social havoc and oppression are all around me; there are legal conflicts, and disputes abound.
Your eyes are too pure to gaze upon evil; and you cannot tolerate wickedness. So why do you tolerate the treacherous? And why do you stay silent while the wicked devour those who are more righteous than they are?
Recognizing their wickedness, Jesus asked, "Why are you testing me, you hypocrites?
adultery, greed, wickedness, cheating, shameless lust, envy, slander, arrogance, and foolishness.
Everyone who practices wickedness hates the light and does not come to the light, so that his actions may not be exposed.
So repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, your heart's intent may be forgiven you.
For I see that you're being poisoned by bitterness and you're a prisoner of wickedness!"
For God's wrath is being revealed from heaven against all the ungodliness and wickedness of those who in their wickedness suppress the truth.
They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed, and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, quarreling, deceit, and viciousness. They are gossips,
but wrath and fury for those who in their selfish pride refuse to believe the truth and practice wickedness instead.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. That is why God, your God, anointed you rather than your companions with the oil of gladness."
Therefore, rid yourselves of everything impure and every expression of wickedness, and with a gentle spirit welcome the word planted in you that can save your souls.
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