54 Bible Verses about Hate

1 John 4:20 ESV / 528 helpful votes

If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 325 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

1 John 3:15 ESV / 321 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:16-19 ESV / 237 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.

Romans 1:26-27 ESV / 153 helpful votes

For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 127 helpful votes

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Leviticus 19:17 ESV / 123 helpful votes

“You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason frankly with your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 121 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

John 13:34-35 ESV / 87 helpful votes

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 82 helpful votes

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 61 helpful votes

“No one 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 2:9 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness.

Proverbs 8:13 ESV / 50 helpful votes

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

John 15:18 ESV / 45 helpful votes

“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.

Matthew 10:22 ESV / 45 helpful votes

And you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

1 John 2:11 ESV / 42 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.

Ephesians 4:26 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,

Romans 6:23 ESV / 33 helpful votes

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

Psalm 101:3 ESV / 33 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.

Psalm 97:10 ESV / 32 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.

Matthew 10:34 ESV / 31 helpful votes

“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Malachi 1:3 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:163 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:28 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 25 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

John 14:1-3 ESV / 24 helpful votes

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.

Matthew 5:21 ESV / 24 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’

Matthew 7:1-29 ESV / 23 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 31:6-7 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Give strong drink to the one who is perishing, and wine to those in bitter distress; let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more.

Luke 14:26 ESV / 22 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.

Psalm 11:5 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Psalm 91:11 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.

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.

Psalm 139:21-22 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Do I not hate those who hate you, O Lord? And do I not loathe those who rise up against you? I hate them with complete hatred; I count them my enemies.

Romans 2:6 ESV / 14 helpful votes

He will render to each one according to his works:

Psalm 5:5 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Matthew 15:19 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.

Mark 13:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

Ecclesiastes 3:8 ESV / 9 helpful votes

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.

1 John 3:1-24 ESV / 8 helpful votes

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure. Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there is no sin.

Galatians 3:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For if the inheritance comes by the law, it no longer comes by promise; but God gave it to Abraham by a promise.

John 15:18-25 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. But all these things they will do to you on account of my name, because they do not know him who sent me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have been guilty of sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin.

Luke 21:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

You will be hated by all for my name's sake.

Luke 14:1-24:53 ESV / 8 helpful votes

One Sabbath, when he went to dine at the house of a ruler of the Pharisees, they were watching him carefully. And behold, there was a man before him who had dropsy. And Jesus responded to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?” But they remained silent. Then he took him and healed him and sent him away. And he said to them, “Which of you, having a son or an ox that has fallen into a well on a Sabbath day, will not immediately pull him out?”

Malachi 2:16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“For the man who does not love his wife but divorces her, says the Lord, the God of Israel, covers his garment with violence, says the Lord of hosts. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and do not be faithless.”

Isaiah 1:1-31 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

Romans 9:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Acts 10:28 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And he said to them, “You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a Jew to associate with or to visit anyone of another nation, but God has shown me that I should not call any person common or unclean.

Isaiah 1:29-31 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For they shall be ashamed of the oaks that you desired; and you shall blush for the gardens that you have chosen. For you shall be like an oak whose leaf withers, and like a garden without water. And the strong shall become tinder, and his work a spark, and both of them shall burn together, with none to quench them.

Psalm 31:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Psalm 26:5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:104 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Through your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way.

John 3:1-36 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

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