100 Bible Verses about Blasphemy

Luke 12:10 ESV / 58 helpful votes

And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.

James 2:6-7 ESV / 46 helpful votes

But you have dishonored the poor man. Are not the rich the ones who oppress you, and the ones who drag you into court? Are they not the ones who blaspheme the honorable name by which you were called?

Matthew 12:31-32 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.

1 Corinthians 6:6-10 ESV / 45 helpful votes

But brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers? To have lawsuits at all with one another is already a defeat for you. Why not rather suffer wrong? Why not rather be defrauded? But you yourselves wrong and defraud—even your own brothers! Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

Mark 3:29 ESV / 41 helpful votes

But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”—

Titus 2:3-5 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

Revelation 13:6 ESV / 22 helpful votes

It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling, that is, those who dwell in heaven.

Hebrews 10:29 ESV / 20 helpful votes

How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has spurned the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace?

Acts 7:51 ESV / 20 helpful votes

“You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you.

Revelation 13:6-8 ESV / 17 helpful votes

It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling, that is, those who dwell in heaven. Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation, and all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain.

Revelation 13:1-18 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads. And the beast that I saw was like a leopard; its feet were like a bear's, and its mouth was like a lion's mouth. And to it the dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority. One of its heads seemed to have a mortal wound, but its mortal wound was healed, and the whole earth marveled as they followed the beast. And they worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?” And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months. ...

Mark 2:7 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“Why does this man speak like that? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

James 3:10 ESV / 14 helpful votes

From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.

2 Thessalonians 2:4 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.

James 5:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.

Leviticus 24:10-16 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Now an Israelite woman's son, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the people of Israel. And the Israelite woman's son and a man of Israel fought in the camp, and the Israelite woman's son blasphemed the Name, and cursed. Then they brought him to Moses. His mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan. And they put him in custody, till the will of the Lord should be clear to them. Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Bring out of the camp the one who cursed, and let all who heard him lay their hands on his head, and let all the congregation stone him. ...

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

John 10:33-36 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God.” Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I said, you are gods’? If he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be broken— do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’?

2 Kings 19:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

They said to him, “Thus says Hezekiah, This day is a day of distress, of rebuke, and of disgrace; children have come to the point of birth, and there is no strength to bring them forth.

Revelation 2:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“‘I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich) and the slander of those who say that they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

Romans 2:24 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For, as it is written, “The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.”

Isaiah 29:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

You turn things upside down! Shall the potter be regarded as the clay, that the thing made should say of its maker, “He did not make me”; or the thing formed say of him who formed it, “He has no understanding”?

1 Timothy 1:20 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Among whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan that they may learn not to blaspheme.

Acts 16:1-40 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Paul came also to Derbe and to Lystra. A disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer, but his father was a Greek. He was well spoken of by the brothers at Lystra and Iconium. Paul wanted Timothy to accompany him, and he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in those places, for they all knew that his father was a Greek. As they went on their way through the cities, they delivered to them for observance the decisions that had been reached by the apostles and elders who were in Jerusalem. So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and they increased in numbers daily. ...

Mark 3:30 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.”

Matthew 26:65 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Then the high priest tore his robes and said, “He has uttered blasphemy. What further witnesses do we need? You have now heard his blasphemy.

Zechariah 5:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

I will send it out, declares the Lord of hosts, and it shall enter the house of the thief, and the house of him who swears falsely by my name. And it shall remain in his house and consume it, both timber and stones.”

Hosea 7:13 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Woe to them, for they have strayed from me! Destruction to them, for they have rebelled against me! I would redeem them, but they speak lies against me.

Psalm 139:20 ESV / 5 helpful votes

They speak against you with malicious intent; your enemies take your name in vain!

Revelation 16:21 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And great hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, fell from heaven on people; and they cursed God for the plague of the hail, because the plague was so severe.

Colossians 3:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Luke 5:21 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And the scribes and the Pharisees began to question, saying, “Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

Mark 14:71 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, “I do not know this man of whom you speak.”

Matthew 12:31 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.

Matthew 10:25 ESV / 4 helpful votes

It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household.

Malachi 3:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Your words have been hard against me, says the Lord. But you say, ‘How have we spoken against you?’

Daniel 11:37 ESV / 4 helpful votes

He shall pay no attention to the gods of his fathers, or to the one beloved by women. He shall not pay attention to any other god, for he shall magnify himself above all.

Ezekiel 35:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And you magnified yourselves against me with your mouth, and multiplied your words against me; I heard it.

Ezekiel 33:17-20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Yet your people say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just,’ when it is their own way that is not just. When the righteous turns from his righteousness and does injustice, he shall die for it. And when the wicked turns from his wickedness and does what is just and right, he shall live by this. Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ O house of Israel, I will judge each of you according to his ways.”

Isaiah 37:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

They said to him, “Thus says Hezekiah, ‘This day is a day of distress, of rebuke, and of disgrace; children have come to the point of birth, and there is no strength to bring them forth.

Isaiah 36:21 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But they were silent and answered him not a word, for the king's command was, “Do not answer him.”

Isaiah 36:20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Who among all the gods of these lands have delivered their lands out of my hand, that the Lord should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand?’”

Job 33:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

He puts my feet in the stocks and watches all my paths.’

Revelation 17:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns.

Revelation 16:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And cursed the God of heaven for their pain and sores. They did not repent of their deeds.

2 Thessalonians 2:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,

Matthew 12:32 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.

Malachi 3:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

You have said, ‘It is vain to serve God. What is the profit of our keeping his charge or of walking as in mourning before the Lord of hosts?

Zechariah 5:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Then he said to me, “This is the curse that goes out over the face of the whole land. For everyone who steals shall be cleaned out according to what is on one side, and everyone who swears falsely shall be cleaned out according to what is on the other side.

Zephaniah 1:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes

At that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps, and I will punish the men who are complacent, those who say in their hearts, ‘The Lord will not do good, nor will he do ill.’

Daniel 11:36 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“And the king shall do as he wills. He shall exalt himself and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak astonishing things against the God of gods. He shall prosper till the indignation is accomplished; for what is decreed shall be done.

Ezekiel 20:27 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“Therefore, son of man, speak to the house of Israel and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: In this also your fathers blasphemed me, by dealing treacherously with me.

Ezekiel 18:25 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ Hear now, O house of Israel: Is my way not just? Is it not your ways that are not just?

Ezekiel 9:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Then he said to me, “The guilt of the house of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great. The land is full of blood, and the city full of injustice. For they say, ‘The Lord has forsaken the land, and the Lord does not see.’

Ezekiel 8:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Then he said to me, “Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel are doing in the dark, each in his room of pictures? For they say, ‘The Lord does not see us, the Lord has forsaken the land.’”

Jeremiah 23:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For the land is full of adulterers; because of the curse the land mourns, and the pastures of the wilderness are dried up. Their course is evil, and their might is not right.

Jeremiah 20:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

O Lord, you have deceived me, and I was deceived; you are stronger than I, and you have prevailed. I have become a laughingstock all the day; everyone mocks me.

Jeremiah 4:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Then I said, “Ah, Lord God, surely you have utterly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, ‘It shall be well with you,’ whereas the sword has reached their very life.”

Isaiah 65:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Both your iniquities and your fathers' iniquities together, says the Lord; because they made offerings on the mountains and insulted me on the hills, I will measure into their bosom payment for their former deeds.”

Isaiah 52:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Now therefore what have I here,” declares the Lord, “seeing that my people are taken away for nothing? Their rulers wail,” declares the Lord, “and continually all the day my name is despised.

Isaiah 45:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“Woe to him who strives with him who formed him, a pot among earthen pots! Does the clay say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?’ or ‘Your work has no handles’?

Isaiah 40:27 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the Lord, and my right is disregarded by my God”?

Isaiah 37:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“‘Whom have you mocked and reviled? Against whom have you raised your voice and lifted your eyes to the heights? Against the Holy One of Israel!

Isaiah 37:10-33 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“Thus shall you speak to Hezekiah king of Judah: ‘Do not let your God in whom you trust deceive you by promising that Jerusalem will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria. Behold, you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands, devoting them to destruction. And shall you be delivered? Have the gods of the nations delivered them, the nations that my fathers destroyed, Gozan, Haran, Rezeph, and the people of Eden who were in Telassar? Where is the king of Hamath, the king of Arpad, the king of the city of Sepharvaim, the king of Hena, or the king of Ivvah?’” Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it; and Hezekiah went up to the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord. ...

Isaiah 37:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“Thus shall you speak to Hezekiah king of Judah: ‘Do not let your God in whom you trust deceive you by promising that Jerusalem will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.

Isaiah 36:18 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Beware lest Hezekiah mislead you by saying, “The Lord will deliver us.” Has any of the gods of the nations delivered his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria?

Isaiah 36:15 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Do not let Hezekiah make you trust in the Lord by saying, “The Lord will surely deliver us. This city will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.”

Isaiah 29:15 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Ah, you who hide deep from the Lord your counsel, whose deeds are in the dark, and who say, “Who sees us? Who knows us?”

Isaiah 8:22 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And they will look to the earth, but behold, distress and darkness, the gloom of anguish. And they will be thrust into thick darkness.

Isaiah 8:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes

They will pass through the land, greatly distressed and hungry. And when they are hungry, they will be enraged and will speak contemptuously against their king and their God, and turn their faces upward.

Psalm 94:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And they say, “The Lord does not see; the God of Jacob does not perceive.”

Psalm 78:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes

They spoke against God, saying, “Can God spread a table in the wilderness?

Psalm 73:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And they say, “How can God know? Is there knowledge in the Most High?”

Psalm 73:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

They set their mouths against the heavens, and their tongue struts through the earth.

Psalm 50:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes

These things you have done, and I have been silent; you thought that I was one like yourself. But now I rebuke you and lay the charge before you.

Psalm 10:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Why does the wicked renounce God and say in his heart, “You will not call to account”?

Psalm 5:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you do I pray.

Psalm 5:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: for the flutes. A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my groaning.

Job 40:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“Shall a faultfinder contend with the Almighty? He who argues with God, let him answer it.”

Job 37:20 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Shall it be told him that I would speak? Did a man ever wish that he would be swallowed up?

Job 34:37 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For he adds rebellion to his sin; he claps his hands among us and multiplies his words against God.”

Job 34:16-19 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“If you have understanding, hear this; listen to what I say. Shall one who hates justice govern? Will you condemn him who is righteous and mighty, who says to a king, ‘Worthless one,’ and to nobles, ‘Wicked man,’ who shows no partiality to princes, nor regards the rich more than the poor, for they are all the work of his hands?

Job 34:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For he has said, ‘It profits a man nothing that he should take delight in God.’

Job 34:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

In spite of my right I am counted a liar; my wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.’

Job 34:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For Job has said, ‘I am in the right, and God has taken away my right;

Job 33:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Behold, he finds occasions against me, he counts me as his enemy,

Job 30:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes

You have turned cruel to me; with the might of your hand you persecute me.

Job 22:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

They said to God, ‘Depart from us,’ and ‘What can the Almighty do to us?’

Job 22:12-14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“Is not God high in the heavens? See the highest stars, how lofty they are! But you say, ‘What does God know? Can he judge through the deep darkness? Thick clouds veil him, so that he does not see, and he walks on the vault of heaven.’

Job 21:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

They say to God, ‘Depart from us! We do not desire the knowledge of your ways.

Job 21:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

They spend their days in prosperity, and in peace they go down to Sheol.

Job 19:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Have mercy on me, have mercy on me, O you my friends, for the hand of God has touched me!

Job 19:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Behold, I cry out, ‘Violence!’ but I am not answered; I call for help, but there is no justice.

Job 19:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Know then that God has put me in the wrong and closed his net about me.

Job 16:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

He breaks me with breach upon breach; he runs upon me like a warrior.

Job 16:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

God gives me up to the ungodly and casts me into the hands of the wicked.

Job 16:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

He has torn me in his wrath and hated me; he has gnashed his teeth at me; my adversary sharpens his eyes against me.

Job 15:26 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Running stubbornly against him with a thickly bossed shield;

Job 15:25 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Because he has stretched out his hand against God and defies the Almighty,

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