30 Important Bible Verses About Haters

Proverbs 10:12 – Dealing with Haters

“Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.”

Matthew 5:44 – Loving Your Haters

“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

Proverbs 26:24-25 – Recognizing Haters

“Enemies disguise themselves with their lips, but in their hearts they harbor deceit. Though their speech is charming, do not believe them, for seven abominations fill their hearts.”

James 4:4 – Friendship with the World

“You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.”

Matthew 10:22 – Hated because of Jesus

“You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.”

Psalm 119:104 – Hating Every False Way

“I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore, I hate every wrong path.”

1 Peter 4:14 – Insults for Christ’s Sake

“If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.”

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1 Peter 3:9 – Blessing Haters

“Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.”

1 Peter 2:21 – Following in Christ’s Steps

“To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.”

Proverbs 15:12 – Despising Instruction

“Mockers resent correction, so they avoid the wise.”

John 15:18 – Hated for Belonging to Christ

“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.”

Proverbs 1:7 – Hating Knowledge and Instruction

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

1 Corinthians 1:18 – The Message of the Cross

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God.”

Proverbs 14:17 – A Quick Tempered Person

“A quick-tempered person does foolish things, and the one who devises evil schemes is hated.”

Proverbs 9:7-8 – Correcting a Scoffer

“Whoever corrects a scoffer gets himself abuse, and he who reproves a wicked man incurs injury. Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you.”

1 Peter 2:23 – Entrusting to God

“When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.”

Psalm 139:21-22 – Those Who Hate God

“Do I not hate those who hate you, Lord, and abhor those who are in rebellion against you? I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies.”

Proverbs 25:21-22 – Loving Your Enemies

“If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you.”

1 John 2:15 – Not Loving the World

“Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.”

Proverbs 26:28 – Flattering with Hatred

“A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin.”

Psalm 7:9 – The Righteous Judge

“Bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure—you, the righteous God who probes minds and hearts.”

Proverbs 17:19 – Heaping Offense

“Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin; whoever builds a high gate invites destruction.”

James 3:14 – Bitter Envy and Selfish Ambition

“But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.”

Proverbs 13:5 – Hating Falsehood

“The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked make themselves a stench and bring shame on themselves.”

John 7:7 – The World Hates Jesus

“The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify about it that its works are evil.”

Proverbs 17:5 – Mocking the Poor

“Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.”

John 16:33 – In the World You Will Have Trouble

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Proverbs 19:7 – All the Relatives of a Poor Person Hate Him

“The poor are shunned by all their relatives—how much more do their friends avoid them! Though the poor pursue them with pleading, they are nowhere to be found.”

Matthew 24:9 – Hated Because of the Name of Jesus

“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.”

Proverbs 21:10 – The Sensible Man Corrects a Scoffer

“The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor finds no favor in his eyes. When the scoffer is punished, the simple become wise; when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.”

Romans 12:9 – Love Must Be Sincere

“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.”

Proverbs 6:16-19 – The Lord Hates Evil

“There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, 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.”

Matthew 5:11 – Blessed when Insulted

“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.”

Proverbs 21:24 – Scoffer is an arrogant brawler

“Scoffer is an arrogant brawler whose arrogant pride drives him into quarrels.”

John 15:19 – Not Belonging to the World

“If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.”

Proverbs 10:18-19 – Spreading Lies

“Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander is a fool. Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues.”

John 17:14 – Not of this World

“I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world.”

Proverbs 26:26 – Deceit Hides Hatred

“Their malice may be concealed by deception, but their wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.”

Matthew 10:22 – Hated for Following Jesus

“You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.”

Proverbs 29:10 – Hating the Upright

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

John 3:20 – Hating the Light

“Everyone who does evil hates the light and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.”

Psalm 35:19-20 – False Accusers

“Do not let those gloat over me who are my enemies without cause; do not let those who hate me without reason maliciously wink the eye. They do not speak peaceably, but devise false accusations against those who live quietly in the land.”

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