33 Bible Verses about Teasing

2 Kings 2:23-24 ESV / 41 helpful votes

He went up from there to Bethel, and while he was going up on the way, some small boys came out of the city and jeered at him, saying, “Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!” And he turned around, and when he saw them, he cursed them in the name of the Lord. And two she-bears came out of the woods and tore forty-two of the boys.

Proverbs 26:18-19 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, “I am only joking!”

Philippians 2:4 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 23 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.

James 3:13-18 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.

Ephesians 5:4 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.

Proverbs 29:11 ESV / 15 helpful votes

A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

1 Timothy 2:1-15 ESV / 13 helpful votes

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Matthew 18:15 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.

James 3:6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell.

Proverbs 10:32 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked, what is perverse.

Deuteronomy 21:18-21 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, and, though they discipline him, will not listen to them, then his father and his mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gate of the place where he lives, and they shall say to the elders of his city, ‘This our son is stubborn and rebellious; he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard.’ Then all the men of the city shall stone him to death with stones. So you shall purge the evil from your midst, and all Israel shall hear, and fear.

Exodus 20:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

1 Corinthians 14:33 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints,

Luke 18:31-33 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And taking the twelve, he said to them, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished. For he will be delivered over to the Gentiles and will be mocked and shamefully treated and spit upon. And after flogging him, they will kill him, and on the third day he will rise.”

Proverbs 11:13 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.

Psalm 51:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Exodus 21:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Whoever curses his father or his mother shall be put to death.

Numbers 25:4-9 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And the Lord said to Moses, “Take all the chiefs of the people and hang them in the sun before the Lord, that the fierce anger of the Lord may turn away from Israel.” And Moses said to the judges of Israel, “Each of you kill those of his men who have yoked themselves to Baal of Peor.” And behold, one of the people of Israel came and brought a Midianite woman to his family, in the sight of Moses and in the sight of the whole congregation of the people of Israel, while they were weeping in the entrance of the tent of meeting. When Phinehas the son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose and left the congregation and took a spear in his hand and went after the man of Israel into the chamber and pierced both of them, the man of Israel and the woman through her belly. Thus the plague on the people of Israel was stopped.

Revelation 8:1 ESV / 1 helpful vote

When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.

Titus 2:11 ESV / 1 helpful vote

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people,

1 Corinthians 14:34 ESV / 1 helpful vote

The women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says.

Acts 2:17 ESV / 1 helpful vote

“‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams;

John 10:14 ESV / 1 helpful vote

I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me,

John 1:1 ESV / 1 helpful vote

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

Luke 23:29 ESV / 1 helpful vote

For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’

Hosea 13:16 ESV / 1 helpful vote

Samaria shall bear her guilt, because she has rebelled against her God; they shall fall by the sword; their little ones shall be dashed in pieces, and their pregnant women ripped open.

Hosea 9:14 ESV / 1 helpful vote

Give them, O Lord— what will you give? Give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.

Ezekiel 9:6 ESV / 1 helpful vote

Kill old men outright, young men and maidens, little children and women, but touch no one on whom is the mark. And begin at my sanctuary.” So they began with the elders who were before the house.

Lamentations 2:20 ESV / 1 helpful vote

Look, O Lord, and see! With whom have you dealt thus? Should women eat the fruit of their womb, the children of their tender care? Should priest and prophet be killed in the sanctuary of the Lord?

Isaiah 13:18 ESV / 1 helpful vote

Their bows will slaughter the young men; they will have no mercy on the fruit of the womb; their eyes will not pity children.

Isaiah 13:16 ESV / 1 helpful vote

Their infants will be dashed in pieces before their eyes; their houses will be plundered and their wives ravished.

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