100 Bible Verses about Hate

1 John 4:20 ESV / 1,253 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 / 758 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

1 John 3:15 ESV / 722 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 / 633 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.

Leviticus 19:17 ESV / 421 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 John 2:9 ESV / 350 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 337 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.

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 335 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.

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 304 helpful votes

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

John 15:18 ESV / 293 helpful votes

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

1 John 2:11 ESV / 292 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.

Proverbs 8:13 ESV / 282 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 13:34-35 ESV / 231 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.”

Psalm 97:10 ESV / 191 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.

Romans 1:26-27 ESV / 184 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.

Matthew 10:22 ESV / 180 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.

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 172 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.

Psalm 11:5 ESV / 147 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:26 ESV / 146 helpful votes

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

Luke 14:26 ESV / 135 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.

Matthew 7:1-29 ESV / 125 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. ...

Psalm 5:5 ESV / 123 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:9 ESV / 111 helpful votes

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

Matthew 24:12 ESV / 111 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:18 ESV / 108 helpful votes

The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever utters slander is a fool.

Psalm 101:3 ESV / 104 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 26:5 ESV / 98 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:163 ESV / 97 helpful votes

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

Malachi 1:3 ESV / 95 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:31 ESV / 92 helpful votes

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.

Proverbs 26:24-26 ESV / 82 helpful votes

Whoever hates disguises himself with his lips and harbors deceit in his heart; when he speaks graciously, believe him not, for there are seven abominations in his heart; though his hatred be covered with deception, his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.

Ecclesiastes 3:8 ESV / 79 helpful votes

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

Romans 6:23 ESV / 73 helpful votes

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

John 7:7 ESV / 66 helpful votes

The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify about it that its works are evil.

Matthew 5:21 ESV / 66 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.’

Proverbs 26:24 ESV / 66 helpful votes

Whoever hates disguises himself with his lips and harbors deceit in his heart;

John 15:18-25 ESV / 65 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. ...

Psalm 31:6 ESV / 65 helpful votes

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

Psalm 45:7 ESV / 63 helpful votes

You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions;

Romans 12:9 ESV / 60 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:13 ESV / 58 helpful votes

Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 58 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.

Matthew 5:22 ESV / 55 helpful votes

But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.

Psalm 119:104 ESV / 55 helpful votes

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

Psalm 139:21-22 ESV / 53 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.

Titus 3:2 ESV / 52 helpful votes

To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.

Exodus 20:5 ESV / 52 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,

Mark 13:13 ESV / 51 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.

Proverbs 20:22 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Do not say, “I will repay evil”; wait for the Lord, and he will deliver you.

Leviticus 19:17-18 ESV / 51 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. You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.

John 3:20 ESV / 50 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 5:44 ESV / 50 helpful votes

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Matthew 5:23-24 ESV / 50 helpful votes

So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

John 15:23-25 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Whoever hates me hates my Father also. If I had not done among them the works that no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin, but now they have seen and hated both me and my Father. But the word that is written in their Law must be fulfilled: ‘They hated me without a cause.’

Matthew 15:19 ESV / 49 helpful votes

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

John 14:1-3 ESV / 48 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.

Luke 6:27 ESV / 48 helpful votes

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

James 4:4 ESV / 47 helpful votes

You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

John 10:10 ESV / 47 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Proverbs 15:17 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it.

Galatians 5:20 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions,

Matthew 24:9 ESV / 45 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.

John 17:14 ESV / 44 helpful votes

I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

Malachi 2:16 ESV / 44 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.”

Deuteronomy 7:10 ESV / 44 helpful votes

And repays to their face those who hate him, by destroying them. He will not be slack with one who hates him. He will repay him to his face.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 43 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

James 1:19-20 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

Revelation 2:6 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Yet this you have: you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

Proverbs 13:5 ESV / 40 helpful votes

The righteous hates falsehood, but the wicked brings shame and disgrace.

Psalm 22:1-31 ESV / 40 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: according to The Doe of the Dawn. A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning? O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, and by night, but I find no rest. Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. In you our fathers trusted; they trusted, and you delivered them. To you they cried and were rescued; in you they trusted and were not put to shame. ...

Luke 6:22-24 ESV / 39 helpful votes

“Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets. “But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.

Romans 9:13 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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

Psalm 91:11 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 19:2 ESV / 38 helpful votes

But Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him and said to King Jehoshaphat, “Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the Lord? Because of this, wrath has gone out against you from the Lord.

2 Samuel 19:1-43 ESV / 38 helpful votes

It was told Joab, “Behold, the king is weeping and mourning for Absalom.” So the victory that day was turned into mourning for all the people, for the people heard that day, “The king is grieving for his son.” And the people stole into the city that day as people steal in who are ashamed when they flee in battle. The king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, “O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!” Then Joab came into the house to the king and said, “You have today covered with shame the faces of all your servants, who have this day saved your life and the lives of your sons and your daughters and the lives of your wives and your concubines, ...

Romans 2:6 ESV / 37 helpful votes

He will render to each one according to his works:

Mark 7:21-22 ESV / 37 helpful votes

For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness.

Romans 12:1-21 ESV / 36 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 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. For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. ...

Matthew 26:50 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “Friend, do what you came to do.” Then they came up and laid hands on Jesus and seized him.

Psalm 109:1-31 ESV / 36 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. ...

Psalm 41:1-13 ESV / 36 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. Blessed is the one who considers the poor! In the day of trouble the Lord delivers him; the Lord protects him and keeps him alive; he is called blessed in the land; you do not give him up to the will of his enemies. The Lord sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health. As for me, I said, “O Lord, be gracious to me; heal me, for I have sinned against you!” My enemies say of me in malice, “When will he die, and his name perish?” ...

Psalm 35:1-28 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Of David. Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me! Take hold of shield and buckler and rise for my help! Draw the spear and javelin against my pursuers! Say to my soul, “I am your salvation!” Let them be put to shame and dishonor who seek after my life! Let them be turned back and disappointed who devise evil against me! Let them be like chaff before the wind, with the angel of the Lord driving them away! ...

Psalm 5:6 ESV / 36 helpful votes

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

Joshua 11:20 ESV / 36 helpful votes

For it was the Lord's doing to harden their hearts that they should come against Israel in battle, in order that they should be devoted to destruction and should receive no mercy but be destroyed, just as the Lord commanded Moses.

Ephesians 4:28 ESV / 35 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.

Acts 10:28 ESV / 34 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.

John 8:44 ESV / 34 helpful votes

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Luke 21:17 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:6-7 ESV / 34 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.

Psalm 139:21 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Do I not hate those who hate you, O Lord? And do I not loathe those who rise up against you?

Genesis 26:27 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Isaac said to them, “Why have you come to me, seeing that you hate me and have sent me away from you?”

Matthew 5:21-24 ESV / 31 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.’ But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire. So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

Proverbs 13:24 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.

Matthew 5:43-47 ESV / 30 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 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?

Matthew 5:43-45 ESV / 29 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 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.

Proverbs 26:1-28 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool. Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying, a curse that is causeless does not alight. A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools. Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes. ...

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

1 John 3:1-24 ESV / 27 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. ...

1 John 4:19-20 ESV / 25 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us. 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.

1 John 3:14-15 ESV / 25 helpful votes

We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death. Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

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