30 Important Bible Verses about Evil and Wicked People

Psalm 37:1 – Trust in the Lord and do good

“Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong.”

Proverbs 24:19-20 – Do not fret because of evildoers

“Do not fret because of evildoers or be envious of the wicked, for the evildoer has no future hope, and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out.”

Psalm 73:3-5 – I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked

“For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. They have no struggles; their bodies are healthy and strong. They are free from common human burdens; they are not plagued by human ills.”

Proverbs 10:3 – The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry

“The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.”

Proverbs 11:18 – The wicked earn false wages

“The wicked earn false wages, but one who sows righteousness gets a sure reward.”

Psalm 34:21 – Evil will slay the wicked

“Evil will slay the wicked; the foes of the righteous will be condemned.”

Proverbs 28:5 – Evil-doers do not understand justice

“Evildoers do not understand what is right, but those who seek the Lord understand it fully.”

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Isaiah 48:22 – There is no peace for the wicked

“There is no peace,” says the Lord, “for the wicked.”

Proverbs 29:27 – The righteous detest the dishonest; the wicked detest the upright

“The righteous detest the dishonest; the wicked detest the upright.”

Psalm 34:16 – The face of the Lord is against those who do evil

“But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to blot out their name from the earth.”

Proverbs 21:15 – When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers

“When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.”

Psalm 1:1 – Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked

“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers.”

Proverbs 2:22 – The wicked will be cut off from the land

“But the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the unfaithful will be torn from it.”

Psalm 10:15 – Break the arm of the wicked and evil-doer

“Break the arm of the wicked and evildoer; call them to account for their wickedness that would not otherwise be found out.”

Proverbs 15:26 – The Lord detests the thoughts of the wicked

“The Lord detests the thoughts of the wicked, but gracious words are pure in his sight.”

Psalm 11:5 – The Lord examines the righteous and the wicked

“The Lord examines the righteous, but the wicked, those who love violence, he hates with a passion.”

Proverbs 6:18-19 – The Lord hates six things

“…a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.”

Psalm 125:3 – The scepter of the wicked will not remain

“The scepter of the wicked will not remain over the land allotted to the righteous, for then the righteous might use their hands to do evil.”

Proverbs 12:5 – The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful

“The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.”

Psalm 145:20 – The Lord watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy

“The Lord watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.”

Proverbs 3:32 – The Lord detests the perverse but takes the upright into his confidence

“The Lord detests the perverse but takes the upright into his confidence.”

Psalm 37:9-10 – The wicked will be destroyed, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land

“Those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land. Yet a little while, and the wicked will be no more.”

Nahum 1:15 – Look, there on the mountains, the feet of one who brings good news

“Look, there on the mountains, the feet of one who brings good news, who proclaims peace! Celebrate your festivals, Judah, and fulfill your vows. No more will the wicked invade you; they will be completely destroyed.”

Proverbs 4:19 – But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness

“But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble.”

Proverbs 21:10 – The wicked crave evil

“The wicked crave evil; their neighbors get no mercy from them.”

Proverbs 24:16 – The wicked may fall seven times, but rise again

“Though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.”

Proverbs 28:28 – When the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding

“When the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding; but when the wicked perish, the righteous thrive.”

Isaiah 57:20-21 – But the wicked are like the tossing sea

“But the wicked are like the tossing sea, which cannot rest, whose waves cast up mire and mud. “There is no peace,” says my God, “for the wicked.””

Proverbs 4:14-15 – Do not set foot on the path of the wicked

“Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evildoers. Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way.”

Proverbs 11:23 – The desire of the righteous ends only in good

“The desire of the righteous ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in wrath.”

Proverbs 13:21 – Misfortune pursues the sinner

“Disaster pursues sinners, but prosperity rewards the righteous.”

Proverbs 16:4 – The Lord works out everything to its proper end

“The Lord works out everything to its proper end, even the wicked for a day of disaster.”

Proverbs 17:15 – Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent— the Lord detests them both

“Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent— the Lord detests them both.”

Proverbs 19:27 – Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge

“Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.”

Proverbs 28:1 – The wicked flee though no one pursues

“The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.”

Proverbs 29:10 – The bloodthirsty hate a person of integrity

“The bloodthirsty hate a person of integrity and seek to kill the upright.”

Proverbs 1:16 – For their feet rush into evil

“For their feet rush into evil, they are swift to shed blood.”

Proverbs 12:6 – The wicked are overthrown and are no more

“The words of the wicked are a deadly ambush, but the speech of the upright rescues them.”

Proverbs 14:32 – When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous seek refuge in God

“When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous seek refuge in God.”

Proverbs 16:5 – The Lord detests all the proud of heart

“The Lord detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.”

Proverbs 20:26 – A wise king winnows out the wicked

“A wise king winnows out the wicked; he drives the threshing wheel over them.”

Proverbs 24:2 – Their hearts plot violence, and their lips talk about making trouble

“Their hearts plot violence, and their lips talk about making trouble.”

Proverbs 29:16 – When the wicked thrive, so does sin

“When the wicked thrive, so does sin, but the righteous will see their downfall.”

Proverbs 29:27 – The righteous detest the dishonest; the wicked detest the upright

“The righteous detest the dishonest; the wicked detest the upright.”

Nahum 1:2 – The Lord is a jealous and avenging God

“The Lord is a jealous and avenging God; the Lord takes vengeance and is filled with wrath. The Lord takes vengeance on his foes and vents his wrath against his enemies.”

2 Timothy 3:13 – Evil people and impostors will go from bad to worse

“Evil people and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.”

1 Corinthians 15:33 – Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”

“Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character.'”

Proverbs 2:22 – But the wicked will be cut off from the land

“But the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the unfaithful will be torn from it.”

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