25 Bible Verses about Terrorism

Proverbs 6:16-19 ESV / 276 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 12:19-21 ESV / 267 helpful votes

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Matthew 24:9-14 ESV / 155 helpful votes

“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name's sake. And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. ...

Matthew 24:6-8 ESV / 154 helpful votes

And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.

Psalm 34:14 ESV / 132 helpful votes

Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.

Psalm 10:17-18 ESV / 83 helpful votes

O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more.

Matthew 5:44-48 ESV / 81 helpful votes

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Matthew 5:38-39 ESV / 59 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Isaiah 2:4 ESV / 55 helpful votes

He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.

Romans 13:1-7 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. ...

John 16:2 ESV / 24 helpful votes

They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God.

Luke 12:4 ESV / 21 helpful votes

“I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do.

Matthew 24:12 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.

Matthew 10:34 ESV / 6 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.

Luke 12:51 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division.

Luke 12:49 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled!

Song of Solomon 5:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The watchmen found me as they went about in the city; they beat me, they bruised me, they took away my veil, those watchmen of the walls.

Deuteronomy 25:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Then you shall cut off her hand. Your eye shall have no pity.

Deuteronomy 20:13 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And when the Lord your God gives it into your hand, you shall put all its males to the sword,

Deuteronomy 20:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But if it makes no peace with you, but makes war against you, then you shall besiege it.

Joshua 6:21 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Then they devoted all in the city to destruction, both men and women, young and old, oxen, sheep, and donkeys, with the edge of the sword.

Deuteronomy 32:42 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I will make my arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh— with the blood of the slain and the captives, from the long-haired heads of the enemy.’

Deuteronomy 32:41 ESV / 4 helpful votes

If I sharpen my flashing sword and my hand takes hold on judgment, I will take vengeance on my adversaries and will repay those who hate me.

Deuteronomy 25:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“When men fight with one another and the wife of the one draws near to rescue her husband from the hand of him who is beating him and puts out her hand and seizes him by the private parts,

Deuteronomy 20:16 ESV / 1 helpful vote

But in the cities of these peoples that the Lord your God is giving you for an inheritance, you shall save alive nothing that breathes,

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