100 Bible Verses about Evil And Wicked People

Proverbs 6:12-16 ESV / 693 helpful votes

A worthless person, a wicked man, goes about with crooked speech, winks with his eyes, signals with his feet, points with his finger, with perverted heart devises evil, continually sowing discord; therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly; in a moment he will be broken beyond healing. There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him:

Proverbs 28:1-28 ESV / 416 helpful votes

The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion. When a land transgresses, it has many rulers, but with a man of understanding and knowledge, its stability will long continue. A poor man who oppresses the poor is a beating rain that leaves no food. Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law strive against them. Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand it completely. ...

Ecclesiastes 12:14 ESV / 406 helpful votes

For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.

James 1:13 ESV / 285 helpful votes

Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one.

Psalm 5:4 ESV / 276 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:1-40 ESV / 270 helpful votes

Of David. Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. ...

Psalm 34:21 ESV / 253 helpful votes

Affliction will slay the wicked, and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.

Micah 2:1 ESV / 236 helpful votes

Woe to those who devise wickedness and work evil on their beds! When the morning dawns, they perform it, because it is in the power of their hand.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 204 helpful votes

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

1 John 5:19 ESV / 201 helpful votes

We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

Romans 3:10-18 ESV / 187 helpful votes

As it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.” “Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive.” “The venom of asps is under their lips.” “Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness.” ...

Psalm 37:1 ESV / 168 helpful votes

Of David. Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers!

Acts 17:30 ESV / 161 helpful votes

The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent,

John 14:15 ESV / 149 helpful votes

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

2 Thessalonians 3:2 ESV / 146 helpful votes

And that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith.

1 Thessalonians 5:22 ESV / 143 helpful votes

Abstain from every form of evil.

John 8:24 ESV / 142 helpful votes

I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.”

Acts 3:19 ESV / 134 helpful votes

Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out,

Romans 3:23 ESV / 123 helpful votes

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

Job 8:22 ESV / 117 helpful votes

Those who hate you will be clothed with shame, and the tent of the wicked will be no more.”

Isaiah 1:16-17 ESV / 109 helpful votes

Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause.

Hebrews 13:6 ESV / 108 helpful votes

So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”

Psalm 73:1-28 ESV / 106 helpful votes

A Psalm of Asaph. Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped. For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. For they have no pangs until death; their bodies are fat and sleek. They are not in trouble as others are; they are not stricken like the rest of mankind. ...

Romans 13:4 ESV / 105 helpful votes

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.

Romans 8:1 ESV / 103 helpful votes

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

John 3:16 ESV / 103 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.

Isaiah 45:7 ESV / 93 helpful votes

I form light and create darkness, I make well-being and create calamity, I am the Lord, who does all these things.

Psalm 2:1-12 ESV / 93 helpful votes

Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying, “Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision. Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying, ...

1 Timothy 2:5 ESV / 92 helpful votes

For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 92 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 86 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

Proverbs 15:29 ESV / 86 helpful votes

The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

Isaiah 5:20 ESV / 84 helpful votes

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!

Psalm 1:2 ESV / 75 helpful votes

But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.

James 1:17 ESV / 70 helpful votes

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 64 helpful votes

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Ephesians 6:12 ESV / 63 helpful votes

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

John 8:34 ESV / 62 helpful votes

Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin.

Romans 12:21 ESV / 61 helpful votes

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Proverbs 8:13 ESV / 61 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 3:20 ESV / 60 helpful votes

For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.

Genesis 6:5 ESV / 59 helpful votes

The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Proverbs 14:12 ESV / 55 helpful votes

There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.

Genesis 50:20 ESV / 55 helpful votes

As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.

1 Timothy 6:10 ESV / 53 helpful votes

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

Hebrews 9:27 ESV / 51 helpful votes

And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,

1 John 1:9 ESV / 50 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 57:20 ESV / 50 helpful votes

But the wicked are like the tossing sea; for it cannot be quiet, and its waters toss up mire and dirt.

Psalm 11:6 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Let him rain coals on the wicked; fire and sulfur and a scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.

Job 19:14 ESV / 47 helpful votes

My relatives have failed me, my close friends have forgotten me.

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 46 helpful votes

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Isaiah 59:15 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Truth is lacking, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. The Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was no justice.

Isaiah 1:1-31 ESV / 45 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. ...

Psalm 90:13 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Return, O Lord! How long? Have pity on your servants!

Psalm 9:17 ESV / 44 helpful votes

The wicked shall return to Sheol, all the nations that forget God.

Exodus 20:13 ESV / 44 helpful votes

“You shall not murder.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 43 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Matthew 12:34 ESV / 42 helpful votes

You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Ezekiel 33:11 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Say to them, As I live, declares the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways, for why will you die, O house of Israel?

Genesis 8:21 ESV / 42 helpful votes

And when the Lord smelled the pleasing aroma, the Lord said in his heart, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of man's heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done.

Isaiah 32:6 ESV / 41 helpful votes

For the fool speaks folly, and his heart is busy with iniquity, to practice ungodliness, to utter error concerning the Lord, to leave the craving of the hungry unsatisfied, and to deprive the thirsty of drink.

Romans 7:7 ESV / 40 helpful votes

What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.”

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 39 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

Romans 12:19 ESV / 38 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.”

Romans 12:9 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:13 ESV / 38 helpful votes

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Psalm 51:5 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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

Malachi 3:6 ESV / 37 helpful votes

“For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 36 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Joel 2:25 ESV / 35 helpful votes

I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you.

Isaiah 1:16 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes; cease to do evil,

Psalm 97:10 ESV / 35 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.

Psalm 10:1-18 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Why, O Lord, do you stand far away? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? In arrogance the wicked hotly pursue the poor; let them be caught in the schemes that they have devised. For the wicked boasts of the desires of his soul, and the one greedy for gain curses and renounces the Lord. In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, “There is no God.” His ways prosper at all times; your judgments are on high, out of his sight; as for all his foes, he puffs at them. ...

1 Thessalonians 4:17 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 33 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Titus 1:2 ESV / 33 helpful votes

In hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began

Matthew 24:31 ESV / 33 helpful votes

And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

Matthew 24:1-51 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. ...

Psalm 121:7-8 ESV / 33 helpful votes

The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 32 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

2 Timothy 4:18 ESV / 32 helpful votes

The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Proverbs 19:19 ESV / 31 helpful votes

A man of great wrath will pay the penalty, for if you deliver him, you will only have to do it again.

Psalm 109:1-31 ESV / 31 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. Be not silent, O God of my praise! For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues. They encircle me with words of hate, and attack me without cause. In return for my love they accuse me, but I give myself to prayer. So they reward me evil for good, and hatred for my love. ...

1 Thessalonians 5:23 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 30 helpful votes

The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

Isaiah 64:6 ESV / 30 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.

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Ephesians 6:11 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.

Romans 2:2 ESV / 29 helpful votes

We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things.

Matthew 6:25-34 ESV / 29 helpful votes

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. ...

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 28 helpful votes

But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

Revelation 14:12 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.

Romans 5:12-19 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned— for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come. But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man's trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many. And the free gift is not like the result of that one man's sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification. ...

Luke 21:25 ESV / 25 helpful votes

“And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves,

Psalm 10:7 ESV / 25 helpful votes

His mouth is filled with cursing and deceit and oppression; under his tongue are mischief and iniquity.

James 1:13-14 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.

Revelation 4:1 ESV / 23 helpful votes

After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.”

John 16:1-33 ESV / 23 helpful votes

“I have said all these things to you to keep you from falling away. 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. And they will do these things because they have not known the Father, nor me. But I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may remember that I told them to you. “I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ ...

Daniel 9:24-27 ESV / 23 helpful votes

“Seventy weeks are decreed about your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal both vision and prophet, and to anoint a most holy place. Know therefore and understand that from the going out of the word to restore and build Jerusalem to the coming of an anointed one, a prince, there shall be seven weeks. Then for sixty-two weeks it shall be built again with squares and moat, but in a troubled time. And after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off and shall have nothing. And the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. Its end shall come with a flood, and to the end there shall be war. Desolations are decreed. And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week, and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator.”

Matthew 24:21 ESV / 22 helpful votes

For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be.

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