30 Important Bible Verses About Wickedness

Proverbs 6:16-19 – The Wickedness That the Lord Hates

“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.”

Psalm 5:4 – The Lord Hates All Who Do Wrong

“For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness; with you, evil people are not welcome.”

Proverbs 11:20 – The Lord Detests the Wicked

“The LORD detests those whose hearts are perverse, but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.”

Proverbs 29:27 – The Wicked Detest the Righteous

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

Proverbs 15:8 – The Lord Hates the Sacrifices of the Wicked

“The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.”

Proverbs 21:10 – The Wicked Craves Evil

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

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Proverbs 24:19-20 – Do Not Envy the Wicked

“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.”

Isaiah 5:20 – Woe to Those Who Call Evil Good

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.”

Proverbs 17:15 – Acquitting the Wicked, Condemning the Innocent

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

Proverbs 28:5 – Evil People Do Not Understand Justice

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

Psalm 1:4-6 – The Wicked Will Not Stand in Judgment

“Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.”

Proverbs 3:32 – The Lord Curses the House of the Wicked

“For the LORD detests the perverse but takes the upright into his confidence. The LORD’s curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous.”

Proverbs 6:12-15 – The Wicked are Worthless

“A troublemaker and a villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth, who winks maliciously with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers, who plots evil with deceit in his heart— he always stirs up conflict. Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant; he will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy.”

Proverbs 24:1 – Do Not Envy Evil People

“Do not envy the wicked, do not desire their company;”

Proverbs 24:2 – Their Hearts Plot Violence

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

Proverbs 15:26 – The Lord Abhors the Plans of the Wicked

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

Psalm 7:9 – The Lord Judges the Righteous and the Wicked

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

Proverbs 17:23 – The Lord Cannot Acquit the Guilty

“The LORD detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him.”

Psalm 26:4-5 – Avoid the Assembly of the Wicked

“I do not sit with the deceitful, nor do I associate with hypocrites. I abhor the assembly of evildoers and refuse to sit with the wicked.”

Proverbs 21:18 – The Wicked Will Pay for the Righteous

“The wicked become a ransom for the righteous, and the unfaithful for the upright.”

Proverbs 28:18 – The Wicked Are Full of Deceit

“The one whose walk is blameless is kept safe, but the one whose ways are perverse will fall into the pit.”

Isaiah 3:11 – Woe to the Wicked

“Woe to the wicked! Disaster is upon them! They will be paid back for what their hands have done.”

Proverbs 21:27 – The Wicked Offer Sacrifices in Vain

“The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable—how much more so when brought with evil intent!”

Proverbs 24:24-25 – Do Not Envy Evil People

“Whoever says to the guilty, ‘You are innocent,’ will be cursed by peoples and denounced by nations. But it will go well with those who convict the guilty, and rich blessing will come on them.”

Proverbs 13:5 – The Wicked Hate Good Advice

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

Proverbs 15:9 – The Lord Hates the Ways of the Wicked

“The LORD detests the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue righteousness.”

Proverbs 14:19 – The Evil Bow Down to the Good

“Evil people will bow down in the presence of the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.”

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.”

Proverbs 24:16 – The Wicked May Fall Seven Times

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

Proverbs 21:29 – The Wicked Show No Compassion

“A wicked person shows boldness with his face, but as for the upright, he discerns his ways.”

Proverbs 29:10 – The Bloodthirsty Hate the Innocent

“Bloodthirsty people hate blameless people, but the upright show concern for them.”

Psalm 112:10 – The Wicked Will Be Silenced

“The wicked will see and be vexed, they will gnash their teeth and waste away; the longings of the wicked will come to nothing.”

Psalm 28:5 – The Lord Will Repay the Wicked

“Because they have no regard for the deeds of the LORD and what his hands have done, he will tear them down and never build them up again.”

Proverbs 24:19-20 – Do Not Envy the Evil

“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.”

Proverbs 4:19 – 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.”

2 Peter 2:9 – The Lord Rescues the Godly from Trials

“…if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgment.”

Psalm 109:17 – The Lord Hears the Prayers of the Needy

“He loved to pronounce a curse— may it come back on him. He found no pleasure in blessing— may it be far from him. He wore cursing as his garment; it entered into his body like water, into his bones like oil.”

Ezekiel 33:11 – The Wicked Should Turn from Their Ways

“Say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, people of Israel?'”

Proverbs 28:15 – The Wicked Roam Freely

“Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over a helpless people.”

Psalm 37:35-36 – The End of the Wicked

“I have seen a wicked and ruthless man flourishing like a luxuriant native tree, but he soon passed away and was no more; though I looked for him, he could not be found.”

Proverbs 10:28 – The Hope of the Righteous Will Be Gladness

“The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.”

Proverbs 15:10 – Stern Discipline Awaits the Wicked

“Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die.”

Proverbs 28:14 – Those Who Cover Their Sins Will Not Prosper

“Blessed is the one who always trembles before God, but whoever hardens their heart falls into trouble.”

Proverbs 10:6 – The Wicked Will Be Cut Off from Memory

“Blessings crown the head of the righteous, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.”

Proverbs 11:10 – The Wicked Will Be Overtaken by Their Misdeeds

“When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.”

2 Timothy 3:13 – Evil People Will Become Worse

“While evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.”

Proverbs 14:32 – The Wicked Will Be Overthrown in Their Calamity

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

Proverbs 29:16 – The Wicked Increase in Sin

“When the wicked thrive, wrongdoing increases, but the righteous will see their downfall.”

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