100 Bible Verses about God Hates Sin

Proverbs 6:16-19 ESV / 120 helpful votes

There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.

Psalm 5:5 ESV / 105 helpful votes

The boastful shall not stand before your eyes; you hate all evildoers.

Psalm 11:5 ESV / 103 helpful votes

The Lord tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.

John 3:16 ESV / 70 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.

Proverbs 8:13 ESV / 70 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.

Romans 3:23 ESV / 67 helpful votes

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Romans 6:23 ESV / 63 helpful votes

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Hosea 9:15 ESV / 52 helpful votes

Every evil of theirs is in Gilgal; there I began to hate them. Because of the wickedness of their deeds I will drive them out of my house. I will love them no more; all their princes are rebels.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 49 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ESV / 43 helpful votes

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.

Psalm 97:10 ESV / 43 helpful votes

O you who love the Lord, hate evil! He preserves the lives of his saints; he delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

Romans 12:9 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 40 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Hebrews 10:26 ESV / 39 helpful votes

For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,

1 John 4:8 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 John 1:6 ESV / 34 helpful votes

If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 34 helpful votes

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

Isaiah 59:2 ESV / 34 helpful votes

But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear.

Leviticus 20:23 ESV / 34 helpful votes

And you shall not walk in the customs of the nation that I am driving out before you, for they did all these things, and therefore I detested them.

Revelation 2:6 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Yet this you have: you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

1 John 3:15 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

Proverbs 6:17 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

1 John 3:4 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.

John 1:12 ESV / 30 helpful votes

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,

Proverbs 6:19 ESV / 30 helpful votes

A false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.

Malachi 1:3 ESV / 29 helpful votes

But Esau I have hated. I have laid waste his hill country and left his heritage to jackals of the desert.”

Psalm 7:11 ESV / 29 helpful votes

God is a righteous judge, and a God who feels indignation every day.

Psalm 5:4 ESV / 29 helpful votes

For you are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not dwell with you.

Romans 9:13 ESV / 28 helpful votes

As it is written, “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”

1 John 1:8 ESV / 27 helpful votes

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

John 3:36 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

Proverbs 13:5 ESV / 27 helpful votes

The righteous hates falsehood, but the wicked brings shame and disgrace.

Psalm 101:3 ESV / 27 helpful votes

I will not set before my eyes anything that is worthless. I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me.

Zechariah 8:17 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Do not devise evil in your hearts against one another, and love no false oath, for all these things I hate, declares the Lord.”

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Ephesians 5:5 ESV / 25 helpful votes

For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

John 8:44 ESV / 25 helpful votes

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Ephesians 5:1 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.

Ephesians 4:31 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.

2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 24 helpful votes

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Romans 10:9-13 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

1 John 4:10 ESV / 23 helpful votes

In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Colossians 3:5-6 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming.

Isaiah 1:18 ESV / 23 helpful votes

“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.

Psalm 5:4-5 ESV / 23 helpful votes

For you are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not dwell with you. The boastful shall not stand before your eyes; you hate all evildoers.

1 John 1:10 ESV / 21 helpful votes

If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

James 4:4 ESV / 21 helpful votes

You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

2 Corinthians 7:1 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.

Isaiah 64:6 ESV / 21 helpful votes

We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment. We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.

1 John 2:11 ESV / 20 helpful votes

But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

1 Peter 2:9 ESV / 20 helpful votes

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

Proverbs 16:5 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished.

Proverbs 6:18 ESV / 20 helpful votes

A heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil,

Psalm 119:163 ESV / 20 helpful votes

I hate and abhor falsehood, but I love your law.

Revelation 21:27 ESV / 19 helpful votes

But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life.

1 John 2:15 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

1 Peter 1:15-16 ESV / 19 helpful votes

But as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

Luke 14:26 ESV / 19 helpful votes

“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.

Matthew 7:1-29 ESV / 19 helpful votes

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye. ...

Proverbs 6:16 ESV / 19 helpful votes

There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him:

Psalm 45:7 ESV / 19 helpful votes

You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions;

Psalm 10:3 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For the wicked boasts of the desires of his soul, and the one greedy for gain curses and renounces the Lord.

Revelation 22:11 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy.”

James 1:15 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.

Hebrews 2:17 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.

Titus 2:11-12 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,

Romans 5:6 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

John 3:3 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

John 1:14 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:1 ESV / 18 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Proverbs 15:9 ESV / 18 helpful votes

The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but he loves him who pursues righteousness.

1 John 2:6 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

Titus 2:3 ESV / 17 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,

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,

John 10:10 ESV / 17 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

John 3:17 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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.

Psalm 31:6 ESV / 17 helpful votes

I hate those who pay regard to worthless idols, but I trust in the Lord.

Psalm 26:5 ESV / 17 helpful votes

I hate the assembly of evildoers, and I will not sit with the wicked.

1 Peter 2:21-22 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth.

James 1:2-3 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.

Hebrews 12:10 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness.

Hebrews 7:26 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens.

1 Timothy 1:9 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers,

2 Peter 3:11 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness,

1 Peter 3:5 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands,

1 Peter 1:15 ESV / 15 helpful votes

But as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,

1 Peter 1:14-16 ESV / 15 helpful votes

As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

Hebrews 12:14 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.

Hebrews 3:1 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession,

Titus 1:8 ESV / 15 helpful votes

But hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined.

2 Timothy 3:2 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,

2 Timothy 1:9 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,

1 Timothy 4:12 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

1 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.

1 Timothy 2:8 ESV / 15 helpful votes

I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;

1 Thessalonians 4:7 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness.

1 Thessalonians 3:13 ESV / 15 helpful votes

So that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.

Colossians 1:22 ESV / 15 helpful votes

He has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him,

Luke 16:13 ESV / 15 helpful votes

No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”

1 John 4:16 ESV / 14 helpful votes

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

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