25 Bible Verses About Evildoers (NIV) - RANKED (2023)

This is a handpicked and ranked list of the most relevant Bible verses about evildoers (NIV). The verses are ordered by the number of votes.


Proverbs 21:15

15When justice is served, it brings joy to the righteous, but terror to the wicked.

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James 4:17

17Everyone, therefore, who knows the good he should do, and does not do it, sins.

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Matthew 12:36-37

36But I tell you that people will have to give an account on the Day of Judgment for every thoughtless word they have spoken.37Because according to your words you will be freed and according to your words you will be condemned."

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Romans 13:4

4Because he is God's servant to do you good. But if you make a mistake, fear, for he does not bear the sword in vain. He is God's servant, the mediator of wrath who will punish the guilty.

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Luka 6:35

35But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked.

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Revelation 21:8

8But cowards, unbelievers, vile, murderers, sexually immoral, those who practice magic, idolaters and all liars - their place will be in the fiery lake of burning brimstone. This is the second death."

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Ivan 8:44

44You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to fulfill your father's wish. He was a murderer from the beginning, not sticking to the truth, because the truth is not in him. When he lies, he speaks in his mother tongue, because he is a liar and the father of lies.

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Matthew 7:21-23

21"Not everyone who says to me: Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.22Many will say to me on that day: 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, cast out evil spirits in your name and perform many miracles?'23Then I will tell them clearly: 'I never knew you. Away from me, evil-doers!'

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1. Ivanova 2,4

4The man who says, "I know him," but does not do what he commands, is a liar and the truth is not in him.

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2 Timothy 3:5

5which has the form of godliness, but denies its power. Don't have anything to do with them.

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Ivan 8:32

32Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free."

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Proverbs 6:16-19

16There are six things that Yahweh hates, seven are abomination to him:17haughty eyes, lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,18a heart that devises evil schemes, feet that rush to evil,19a false witness who tells lies and a man who causes discord among brothers.

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Psalm 55:23

23But you, God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of corruption; bloodthirsty and deceitful people will not live out even half their days. But as for me, I believe in you.

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Genesis 6:5

5The LORD saw how great man's wickedness had become on earth and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was always only evil.

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Titus 1,15-16

15Everything is pure to the pure, but nothing is pure to those who are corrupt and do not believe. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.16They claim to know God, but they deny Him by their actions. They are disgusting, disobedient and unfit to do any good.


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James 4:1-2

1What causes fights and arguments between you? Do they not come from your desires that are fighting within you?2You want something, but you don't get it. You kill and you crave, but you cannot have what you want. You argue and fight. You don't have it, because you don't ask God.

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James 1:14

14but everyone is tempted when his own evil desire drags him away and misleads him.

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Ecclesiastes 8:11

11When the punishment for a crime is not quickly carried out, the hearts of men are full of plans to do evil.

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James 1:22

22Don't just listen to the word and thus deceive yourself. Do what it says.

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Job 34:22

22There is no dark place, no deep shadow, where villains can hide.

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Matthew 7,1-2

1"Do not judge, otherwise you will be judged.2Because as you judge others, so will you be judged, and with what measure you measure, it will be measured to you.

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Revelation 20:12

12And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and the books were opened. Another book has been opened, and it is the book of life. The dead are judged according to what they have done as written in the books.

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Very 1:18

1Judas, servant of Jesus Christ and brother of Jacob, to those who are called, who are loved by God the Father and are protected by Jesus Christ:

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Very 1:7

1Judas, servant of Jesus Christ and brother of Jacob, to those who are called, who are loved by God the Father and are protected by Jesus Christ:

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Romans 13:1-14

1Everyone must submit to the authorities, because there is no authority except the one established by God. The authorities that exist are established by God.2Consequently, he who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has established, and those who do so will bring condemnation upon themselves.3For rulers fear not those who do good, but those who do evil. Do you want to get rid of the fear of the one in power? Then do what is right and he will praise you.4Because he is God's servant to do you good. But if you make a mistake, fear, for he does not bear the sword in vain. He is God's servant, the mediator of wrath who will punish the guilty.5Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience.6This is also the reason why you pay taxes, because the authorities are God's servants, who devote their time to ruling.7Give to everyone what you owe him: If you owe a tax, pay a tax; if income, then income; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.8Let no debt remain unpaid, except the constant debt to love one another, for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.9The commandments: "Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not covet," and whatever other commandments there are, are summed up in this one rule: "Love thy neighbor as thyself."10Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore, love is the fulfillment of the law.11And do it, understanding the present time. The time has come for you to wake up from sleep, because our salvation is closer now than when we believed.12The night is almost over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.13Let's behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual fornication and debauchery, not in discord and jealousy.14Rather put on the Lord Jesus Christ and do not think about how to satisfy the desires of the sinful nature.

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What Bible verse protects you from evil? ›

2 Thessalonians 3:3

"But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one." The Good News: Even in times when you fill undeserving, the Lord will watch over you, and shield you from evil.

What does God say about evildoers? ›

Proverbs 17:4 – "An evildoer listens to wicked lips, and a liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue." In this proverb, the two parts express the same idea in slightly different terms. An evildoer is simply someone who wantonly breaks God's law. He does evil.

What is Romans 12 15 NIV in the Bible? ›

ESV Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. NIV Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. NASB Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.

Who will stand against the evildoers? ›

Who will rise up for me against the wicked? Who will take a stand for me against evildoers? Unless the LORD had given me help, I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death. When I said, "My foot is slipping," your love, O LORD, supported me.

What Psalm is protection against evil doers? ›

Psalm 140 1

Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from men of violence who plan to trip my feet. O LORD, I say to you, "You are my God." Hear, O LORD, my cry for mercy. Let the heads of those who surround me be covered with the trouble their lips have caused.

What prayer protects you from evil? ›

Lord God, I pray for Your protection as I begin this day. You are my hiding place, and under Your wings I can always find refuge. Protect me from trouble wherever I go, and keep evil far from me.

What does the Bible say about dealing with horrible people? ›

Even if sometimes you pray through gritted teeth with clenched fists, try to call upon Matthew 5:44: “But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.”

What does the Bible say about a wicked person? ›

His mouth is filled with cursing and deceit and oppression; under his tongue are mischief and iniquity (10:7). What's in the heart of the wicked comes out of their mouth in all kinds of cursing and lies. The one greedy for gain curses and renounces the Lord. He lurks that he may seize the poor (10:3, 9).

What are the 7 things that God hates most scripture? ›

There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.

What is Hebrews 13 3? ›

Hebrews 13:3 in Other Translations

3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. 3 Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.

What is Romans 8 19 in NIV? ›

Romans 8:19 in Other Translations

19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 19 For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. 19 The created world itself can hardly wait for what's coming next.

What is Ephesians 4 32? ›

One example comes from Ephesians 4:32: “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God has forgiven you.” In this sentence, Paul has summarized the biblical message: that we are to be kind, compassionate and forgiving. In other places, the gospel is summarized in other ways.

Will evildoers never learn? ›

All have turned aside, they have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one. Will evildoers never learn-- those who devour my people as men eat bread and who do not call on the LORD? There they are, overwhelmed with dread, for God is present in the company of the righteous.

Where in the Bible does it say evildoers shall be cut off? ›

ESV For the evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the LORD shall inherit the land. NIV For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.

Who is the first person to disobey God? ›

Traditionally, the origin has been ascribed to the sin of the first man, Adam, who disobeyed God in eating the forbidden fruit (of knowledge of good and evil) and, in consequence, transmitted his sin and guilt by heredity to his descendants. The doctrine has its basis in the Bible.

What is Psalm 109 used for? ›

According to him Psalm 109 is a psalm of revenge. The psalm is to be read for three days with the name El (God) in order to bring God's revenge on the wicked enemies.

Which Psalms depart from evil? ›

Psalm 34:14-15 KJV

Depart from evil, and do good; Seek peace, and pursue it. The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, And his ears are open unto their cry.

What are the 3 powerful prayers? ›

The prayer of protection. The prayer of transformation. The prayer of restoration.

Is prayer a weapon against the enemy? ›

Prayer is the Greatest of all weapons

Prayer is not only another weapon, but the greatest of all the weapons as it infuses the rest of the armor with the power needed to fight the enemy. It is the one thing Paul asks the Ephesians to do for him: pray!

What is the most powerful prayer for protection in the Bible? ›

8) Psalm 91:1-7 NIV, slightly revised

I will say of You, Lord, “You are my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” and from the deadly pestilence.

What does the Bible say about who is your enemy? ›

Matthew 5:43-48

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.

Where in the Bible does it say to avoid angry people? ›

Proverbs 22:24-25 King James Version (KJV)

Make no friendship with an angry man; And with a furious man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn his ways, And get a snare to thy soul.

What does God say about punishing the wicked? ›

Isaiah 3:11 says, “Woe unto the wicked! It shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.” Any man, who harbours sin in his heart and, does that which is wicked; and all about him is evil, in him -before him, after him, round about him, above him, below him. What he deserves he shall get.

What does the Bible say about wicked leaders? ›

The Lord is absolutely sovereign. He doesn't just appoint good leaders. He appoints all leaders; even those leaders who are evil and perform wicked deeds. Daniel 2:21 says, “he removes kings and sets up kings.” This is an absolute statement.

What Scripture is the lot of the wicked? ›

Psalm 125:3, “For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous.” The word scepter can also mean “rod” or “staff”. From the scripture above, the psalmist explained that the wicked can exert their authority against the righteous.

What is God's purpose for the wicked? ›

First, God uses the wicked to punish His people's sin, calling Assyria the rod of His anger (Isaiah 10), and using Babylon for the same purpose (Habbakkuk). Second, the Lord also uses the wicked to show His justice and power when the time comes to call them to account.

What is an abomination to God? ›

It is mainly used to denote idolatry; and in many other cases it refers to inherently evil things such as illicit sex, lying, murder, deceit, etc.; and for unclean foods.

What are the 7 things that God Cannot do? ›

7 Things God Cannot Do:
  • God cannot lie – Numbers 23:19; Hebrews 6:18. ...
  • God cannot change – Malachi 3:6.
  • God cannot sleep - Psalm 121:4. ...
  • God cannot die - Deuteronomy 32:40.
  • God cannot deny himself – 2 Timothy 2:13. ...
  • God cannot make mistakes because He is perfect – Deuteronomy 32:4; 2 Samuel 22:31; Psalm 19:12.

What do haughty eyes look like? ›

The word haughty comes from an old Anglo-French word, haut, which means “high,” and which comes from the Latin word altus, from which we get our word altitude. Putting all that together, we find that haughty eyes are the kind of eyes that look down at other people, as if the one looking down is “higher up” than others.

What is Matthew 25 36? ›

Matthew 25:36 in Other Translations

36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me. '

What is Proverbs 13 3? ›

Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.

What is the lesson from Hebrews 4 12 13? ›

The goal is to enter God's rest. The goal is to receive salvation and peace and joy and confidence of eternal life and forgiveness of sins. If that is to happen, we must believe God, trust God, hope in God, and look away from all our efforts to atone for our sins and rest in the efforts and accomplishments of Jesus.

What is Romans 10 17 in NIV? ›

Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.

What is Romans 15 17 NIV? ›

Romans 15:17, NIV: Therefore I glory in Christ Jesus in my service to God. Romans 15:17, ESV: In Christ Jesus, then, I have reason to be proud of my work for God. Romans 15:17, KJV: I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God.

What is Romans 9 27 NIV? ›

27 Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: “Though the number of the Israelites be like the sand by the sea, only the remnant will be saved. 28 For the Lord will carry out his sentence on earth with speed and finality.”

What is Romans 12 19? ›

19 Dearly beloved, aavenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

What is Romans 12 10? ›

Romans 12:10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. New International Version (NIV) | Download The Bible App Now.

What is Philippians 4 13? ›

Philippians 4:11–13

12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

How does God protect us from evil? ›

The shield of faith protects us with God's promises.

This protective weapon helps us “extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one” (Ephesians 6:16). The enemy constantly seeks to attack us by shooting arrows of doubt, temptation, and deception into our hearts and minds, causing us to fall and act faithlessly.

What is God's promise of protection? ›

Another verse of the psalm says, "There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling." No pestilence or destruction shall harm those who trust and abide "under the shadow of the Almighty."

Where in the Bible does it say no harm will come to you? ›

Psalms 91:10-16 NIV

no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

How to deal with your enemies according to the Bible? ›

Matthew 5:43-48

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.

Will God protect me from my enemies? ›

Deliver me from my enemies, O God; protect me from those who rise up against me. Deliver me from evildoers and save me from bloodthirsty men. See how they lie in wait for me! Fierce men conspire against me for no offense or sin of mine, O LORD.

What does Psalms 27 say? ›

Psalm 27 Of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation-- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life-- of whom shall I be afraid? When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall.

What does Psalms 35 say? ›

Bible Gateway Psalm 35 :: NIV. Contend, O LORD, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me. Take up shield and buckler; arise and come to my aid. Brandish spear and javelin against those who pursue me.

What is Psalm 35 used for? ›

Psalm 35 is, therefore, read, memorized, chanted, sung or inscribed in parchment to express the African faith, and their personal origin from God. Psalm 35 is also read in order to motivate God to perform a miracle as he has done originally with the people of ancient Israel.

What are the 3 promises of God? ›

3 Promises That Are Essential to Christianity
  • The promise of the resurrection. “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you” (14:18).
  • The promise of the Holy Spirit. “He lives with you and will be in you” (14:17).
  • The promise of Christ's return.

What is a good psalm for protection? ›

Psalm 91. V1 Whoever goes to the LORD for safety, whoever remains under the protection of the Almighty, V2 can say to him, “You are my defender and protector. You are my God; in you I trust.”

What are the 4 promises of God? ›

Jesus's life, death, and resurrection are part of God's divine rescue mission designed to give you the greatest promises of all: forgiveness for your sins, peace with God, and eternal life.

What is the Holy Ghost prayer? ›

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

O God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, Did instruct the hearts of the faithful, Grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy his consolations. Through the same Christ Our Lord.

What is the holiest prayer in Christianity? ›

Lord's Prayer, also called Our Father, Latin Oratio Dominica or Pater Noster, Christian prayer that, according to tradition, was taught by Jesus to his disciples.

What is the greatest prayer in the Bible? ›

The Lord's Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13): “'Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one.


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