100 Bible Verses about Evil Women

Proverbs 21:19 ESV / 265 helpful votes

It is better to live in a desert land than with a quarrelsome and fretful woman.

Proverbs 30:20 ESV / 195 helpful votes

This is the way of an adulteress: she eats and wipes her mouth and says, “I have done no wrong.”

1 Timothy 2:12 ESV / 174 helpful votes

I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet.

Psalm 140:2 ESV / 162 helpful votes

Who plan evil things in their heart and stir up wars continually.

Proverbs 27:15 ESV / 119 helpful votes

A continual dripping on a rainy day and a quarrelsome wife are alike;

Proverbs 6:32 ESV / 114 helpful votes

He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself.

Mark 10:12 ESV / 104 helpful votes

And if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”

Proverbs 11:22 ESV / 104 helpful votes

Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman without discretion.

1 John 3:8 ESV / 99 helpful votes

Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.

Romans 7:15 ESV / 90 helpful votes

For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.

Proverbs 5:6 ESV / 87 helpful votes

She does not ponder the path of life; her ways wander, and she does not know it.

Romans 7:3 ESV / 77 helpful votes

Accordingly, she will be called an adulteress if she lives with another man while her husband is alive. But if her husband dies, she is free from that law, and if she marries another man she is not an adulteress.

Revelation 17:1-18 ESV / 71 helpful votes

Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who is seated on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality, and with the wine of whose sexual immorality the dwellers on earth have become drunk.” And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and jewels and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her sexual immorality. And on her forehead was written a name of mystery: “Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth's abominations.” ...

2 Timothy 4:18 ESV / 70 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.

Psalm 49:5 ESV / 70 helpful votes

Why should I fear in times of trouble, when the iniquity of those who cheat me surrounds me,

Matthew 7:23 ESV / 68 helpful votes

And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Romans 7:17-20 ESV / 51 helpful votes

So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.

Psalm 6:9 ESV / 48 helpful votes

The Lord has heard my plea; the Lord accepts my prayer.

Matthew 12:34 ESV / 47 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.

Romans 7:21 ESV / 42 helpful votes

So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand.

Proverbs 14:1 ESV / 42 helpful votes

The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.

Ezekiel 16:15 ESV / 37 helpful votes

“But you trusted in your beauty and played the whore because of your renown and lavished your whorings on any passerby; your beauty became his.

Luke 16:18 ESV / 36 helpful votes

“Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery.

Proverbs 12:4 ESV / 34 helpful votes

An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.

Job 19:29 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Be afraid of the sword, for wrath brings the punishment of the sword, that you may know there is a judgment.”

Revelation 17:5 ESV / 33 helpful votes

And on her forehead was written a name of mystery: “Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth's abominations.”

Proverbs 9:1-18 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn her seven pillars. She has slaughtered her beasts; she has mixed her wine; she has also set her table. She has sent out her young women to call from the highest places in the town, “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!” To him who lacks sense she says, “Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed. ...

2 Thessalonians 3:2 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Luke 18:19 ESV / 30 helpful votes

And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.

Proverbs 31:10 ESV / 30 helpful votes

An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.

Romans 1:18-25 ESV / 28 helpful votes

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, ...

Luke 1:37 ESV / 28 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Proverbs 2:16 ESV / 27 helpful votes

So you will be delivered from the forbidden woman, from the adulteress with her smooth words,

Titus 2:3-5 ESV / 26 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, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

Proverbs 21:9 ESV / 26 helpful votes

It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 25 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,

Micah 2:1 ESV / 25 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.

Proverbs 11:16 ESV / 25 helpful votes

A gracious woman gets honor, and violent men get riches.

2 Thessalonians 2:7 ESV / 24 helpful votes

For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way.

Genesis 2:18 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”

Ephesians 5:22-24 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.

1 Corinthians 2:1-16 ESV / 22 helpful votes

And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. ...

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 22 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, ...

Proverbs 31:1-31 ESV / 21 helpful votes

The words of King Lemuel. An oracle that his mother taught him: What are you doing, my son? What are you doing, son of my womb? What are you doing, son of my vows? Do not give your strength to women, your ways to those who destroy kings. It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to take strong drink, lest they drink and forget what has been decreed and pervert the rights of all the afflicted. ...

Hebrews 13:4 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.

Matthew 1:1-25 ESV / 18 helpful votes

The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram, and Ram the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, ...

1 Peter 4:10-11 ESV / 17 helpful votes

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

1 Timothy 2:11-15 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 15 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 2:22 ESV / 15 helpful votes

So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

Colossians 3:18 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 14:34-35 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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. If there is anything they desire to learn, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church.

Acts 5:18-20 ESV / 15 helpful votes

They arrested the apostles and put them in the public prison. But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said, “Go and stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this Life.”

Hosea 13:16 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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.

Isaiah 45:7 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 3:11 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 14 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. 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 5:6 ESV / 14 helpful votes

You destroy those who speak lies; the Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.

James 1:13-15 ESV / 13 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. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.

Proverbs 31:30 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

Exodus 20:5 ESV / 13 helpful votes

You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me,

1 Thessalonians 5:22 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Abstain from every form of evil.

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. ...

Romans 12:21 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:2 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 3:23 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

John 3:1-36 ESV / 12 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. ...

Proverbs 31:26 ESV / 12 helpful votes

She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

Proverbs 31:20-21 ESV / 12 helpful votes

She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household are clothed in scarlet.

1 Timothy 2:11-14 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.

1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

Romans 16:17 ESV / 11 helpful votes

I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them.

John 3:20 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Matthew 12:39 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But he answered them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.

Matthew 5:28 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Zechariah 5:6-8 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And I said, “What is it?” He said, “This is the basket that is going out.” And he said, “This is their iniquity in all the land.” And behold, the leaden cover was lifted, and there was a woman sitting in the basket! And he said, “This is Wickedness.” And he thrust her back into the basket, and thrust down the leaden weight on its opening.

Proverbs 31:25 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.

Proverbs 8:13 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 2:18 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust.

Romans 14:20 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Do not, for the sake of food, destroy the work of God. Everything is indeed clean, but it is wrong for anyone to make another stumble by what he eats.

Matthew 19:9 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.”

Amos 6:3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

O you who put far away the day of disaster and bring near the seat of violence?

Isaiah 1:16 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 19:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

A foolish son is ruin to his father, and a wife's quarreling is a continual dripping of rain.

Proverbs 6:24 ESV / 10 helpful votes

To preserve you from the evil woman, from the smooth tongue of the adulteress.

Proverbs 5:20 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Why should you be intoxicated, my son, with a forbidden woman and embrace the bosom of an adulteress?

Genesis 1:27 ESV / 10 helpful votes

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

1 Timothy 6:10 ESV / 9 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.

1 Timothy 2:1-15 ESV / 9 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, ...

1 Thessalonians 5:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.

Ephesians 5:1-33 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. 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. ...

1 Corinthians 11:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God.

Romans 5:12-14 ESV / 9 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.

Matthew 13:49-50 ESV / 9 helpful votes

So it will be at the close of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Isaiah 5:20 ESV / 9 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!

Genesis 50:20 ESV / 9 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.

Revelation 22:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.

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