25 Bible Verses about Evildoers (NIV) - RANKING (2023)

This is a hand-curated and ordered 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 done, it brings joy to the righteous, but terror to the wrongdoers.



James 4:17

17So if you know what to do and don't do it, you're sinning.



Matthew 12:36-37

36But I tell you that on Judgment Day, people will have to give an account of every frivolous word they have spoken.37For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned."



Romans 13:4

4Because he is God's servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, fear, for he does not bear the sword in vain. He is God's servant, an agent of wrath to punish the wrongdoer.



Lukas 6:35

35But love your enemies, do them good and lend them money without expecting anything in return. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for He is kind to the ungrateful and the ungodly.



Revelation 21:8

8But the cowardly, the unbeliever, the wicked, the murderers, the fornicators, the magicians, the idolaters and all liars - their place will be in the fiery lake of burning brimstone. This is the second death."



Johannes 8:44

44You belong to your father the devil and you want to fulfill your father's wish. He was a murderer from the start who didn't hold onto the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his mother tongue because he is a liar and the father of lies.



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 in heaven.22Many will say to me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and cast out demons in your name and work many wonders?'23Then I will tell them clearly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'



1 Johannes 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.



2 Timothy 3:5

5have some form of piety but deny their power. Have nothing to do with them.



Johannes 8:32

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



Proverbs 6:16-19

16There are six things the Lord hates, seven things he dislikes:17haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,18a heart that hatches evil plans, feet that fall quickly into evil,19a false witness who spreads lies, and a man who stirs up discord among brothers.



Psalm 55:23

23But you, O God, will plunge the wicked into the pit of destruction; bloodthirsty and deceitful men will not live half their days. But as for me, I trust in you.



Genesis 6:5

5The Lord saw how great was the wickedness of men on earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was always evil.



Titus 1:15-16

15To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are corrupt and do not believe nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.16They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are despicable, disobedient and unable to do any good.



James 4:1-2

1What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires fighting within you?2You want something but can't get it. You kill and lust, but you can't have what you want. You argue and fight. You don't have to because you don't ask God.



James 1:14

14but each is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own evil desire.



Ecclesiastes 8:11

11When the sentence for a crime is not carried out quickly, people's hearts fill with plans to do wrong.



James 1:22

22Don't just listen to the Word and be so deceived. Do what it says.



Job 34:22

22There is no dark place, no deep shadow for evildoers to hide.



Matthew 7:1-2

1“Judge not, or you too will be judged.2For as you judge others, you will be judged, and the measure you apply will be measured against you.



Revelation 20:12

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



Judas 1:18

1Judas, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James, To the called, loved by God the Father and protected by Jesus Christ:



Judas 1:7

1Judas, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James, To the called, loved by God the Father and protected by Jesus Christ:



Romans 13:1-14

1Everyone must submit to the ruling authorities, for there is no authority save that established by God. The existing authorities were installed by God.2Consequently, the one who defies authority is rebelling against what God has ordained, and those who do so will bring judgment upon themselves.3For rulers are not afraid of those who do right, but of those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do the right thing and he will praise you.4Because he is God's servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, fear, for he does not bear the sword in vain. He is God's servant, an agent of wrath to punish the wrongdoer.5Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment, but also for reasons of conscience.6You also pay taxes for this, because the authorities are God's servants who devote all their time to governing.7Give everyone what you owe them: if you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.8Let no guilt remain open except the continuing guilt of loving one another, for he who loves his fellow man has fulfilled the law.9The commandments "Do not marry, do not murder, do not steal, do not covet" and all other commandments are summed up in this one rule: "Love your neighbor as yourself."10Love does not harm its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.11And do this by understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake from your slumber, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.12The night is almost over; The day is almost here. So let's put aside the deeds of darkness and don the armor of light.13Let us behave decently as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in discord and jealousy.14Rather, clothe yourselves in the Lord Jesus Christ and do not think how to satisfy the lusts of the sinful nature.


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What Scripture says about evil doers? ›

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.

What 16 verses are missing from the NIV Bible? ›

The sixteen omitted verses
  • (1) Matthew 17:21.
  • (2) Matthew 18:11.
  • (3) Matthew 23:14.
  • (4) Mark 7:16.
  • (5 & 6) Mark 9:44 & 9:46.
  • (7) Mark 11:26.
  • (8) Mark 15:28.
  • (9) Luke 17:36.

Who will rise up against the evil doers? ›

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 is the meaning of Proverbs 17 17? ›

Solomon points out the value of a true friend and a brother. He says a true friend is always loving, and a brother helps in trying times. A true friend and genuine brother exhibit true love in unfavorable circumstances as well as in favorable ones.

What Bible says about wicked leaders? ›

[10] The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul. [11] A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards. [12] If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked. [13] The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both their eyes.

What Psalm is against evil doers? ›

Psalm 140 1

A psalm of David. who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day. 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.

Has the NIV Bible been changed? ›

Since the NIV was released in 1978, the CBT and Biblica have released only two major revisions: one in 1984 and one in 2011, but their work has faithfully continued every year.

What are the 19 missing books of the Bible? ›

This book contains: 1 Esdras, 2 Esdras, The Book of Tobit, The Book of Susanna, Additions to Esther, The Book of Judith, Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus, Baruch, The Epistle of Jeremiah, The Prayer of Azariah, Bel and the Dragon, Prayer of Manasses, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, Book of Enoch, Book of Jubilees, Gospel of ...

Is the NIV Bible Complete? ›

The New International Version (NIV) is a translation of the Bible in contemporary English.
New International Version
NT published1973
Complete Bible published1978
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Who will protect me from the wicked? ›

The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen” (2 Timothy 4:18 NIV).

Can wicked become righteous? ›

In fact, that's how “the wicked” don't have to stay that way! By just being honest about themselves and their situation, they begin a rehabilitation process that can lead to them ultimately becoming “the righteous,” themselves.

Who will betray you LORD? ›

And while they were eating, he said, "I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me." They were very sad and began to say to him one after the other, "Surely not I, Lord?" Jesus replied, "The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me. The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him.

What is Romans 12 10? ›

Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

What is Proverbs 27 9? ›

Sweet friendships refresh the soul and awaken our hearts with joy, for good friends are like the anointing oil that yields the fragrant incense of God's presence.

What is Proverbs 18 24? ›

Some friends play at friendship but a true friend sticks closer than one's nearest kin.

What does the Bible say about dealing with hateful 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.”

When the wicked are in power? ›

16 When the wicked are in authority, sin flourishes, but the godly will live to see their downfall. 17 Discipline your children, and they will give you peace of mind and will make your heart glad.

Who are my enemies according to the Bible? ›

In the Bible, my enemy is someone who does not like me, someone who wants to do me harm, never someone I don't like or to whom I want to do harm. Jesus doesn't allow us to be that way. In fact, He said we are to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us (Mt 5:44).

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 is Proverbs 21 15? ›

ESV When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers. NIV When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.

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.

Why does the NIV keep changing? ›

However, the NIV follows a philosophy of modern language translation while staying true to the original text. The hope is that it can be read and understood easily by anyone and everyone. To that end it must keep being changed, indefinitely.

Which version of the Bible is the best? ›

In 2022, the top five best-selling translations were the following:
  • New International Version.
  • English Standard Version.
  • New Living Translation.
  • King James Version.
  • Christian Standard Bible.

Which Bible do Catholics use? ›

The New Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition (NRSV-CE) is a Bible translation approved for use by the Catholic Church, receiving the imprimatur of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops in 1991.

What are the 3 lost books of the Bible? ›

Past of The Lost Books of the Bible
  • The Book of Enoch.
  • The Protevangelion.
  • The Gospel of the Infancy of Jesus Christ.
  • The Infancy Gospel of Thomas.
  • The Epistles of Jesus Christ and Abgarus King of Edessa.
  • The Gospel of Nicodemus (Acts of Pilate)
  • The Apostles' Creed (throughout history)

Who removed the books from the Bible? ›

However, in the 16th century, Martin Luther argued that many of the received texts of the New Testament lacked the authority of the Gospels, and therefore proposed removing a number of books from the New Testament, including Hebrews, James, Jude, and Revelation.

What are the five lost books of the Bible? ›

The Song of Songs is read during Passover, Ruth during Shavuot, Lamentations on Tisha B'av, Ecclesiastes during Sukkot, and Esther during the celebration of Purim. Together with the five books of the Torah, these texts orient Jewish life and provide the language of the faith.

What language did Jesus speak? ›

Most religious scholars and historians agree with Pope Francis that the historical Jesus principally spoke a Galilean dialect of Aramaic. Through trade, invasions and conquest, the Aramaic language had spread far afield by the 7th century B.C., and would become the lingua franca in much of the Middle East.

What religion is the NIV Study Bible? ›

Doctrinally, the NIV Study Bible reflects traditional evangelical Christian theology. Many of the contributors of the NIV Study Bible are from evangelical institutions. Key features of the NIV Study Bible include archaeological notes, commentary from different sources, and extensive introductions to each book.

What does KJV stand for? ›

Even now, more than four centuries after its publication, the King James Bible (a.k.a. the King James Version, or simply the Authorized Version) remains the most famous Bible translation in history—and one of the most printed books ever.

How can 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 the highest spiritual gift? ›

Wisdom is considered the first and the greatest of the gifts. It acts upon both the intellect and the will. According to St. Bernard, it both illumines the mind and instills an attraction to the divine.

What Scripture says to overcome evil? ›

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good” (Rom. 12:21).

Why does God laugh at Wicked? ›

"The Lord laughs at him, For He sees that his day is coming." The wicked come against the righteous, the poor, and needy as if they were to live forever. God laughs, he sees their coming destruction and says, "A little that a righteous man has is Better than the riches of many wicked."

What is the wealth of wicked? ›

The wealth of the wicked is stored up for those that have the mind of Christ. The world's monetary system operates as a function of law as opposed to a function of value. Most act, behave, and believe as though our money has value.

What God says about the wicked? ›

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).

Who is the traitor in the Bible? ›

Once one of Jesus's most trusted disciples, Judas became the poster child for treachery and cowardice. From the moment he plants a kiss on Jesus of Nazareth in the Garden of Gethsemane, Judas Iscariot sealed his own fate: to be remembered as history's most famous traitor.

Who is at the Lord's side? ›

To be “on the Lord's side” is to accept Jesus' teachings (John 8.31; 2 John 1.9). God foreordained spiritual blessings to those who would choose to be on his side. In addition to forgiveness of past sins, he has promised adoption as his spiritual children, sealed in a covenant relationship.

What is Matthew 19 26? ›

19:26 But Jesus beheld their thoughts, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but if they will forsake all things for my sake, with God whatsoever things I speak are possible.

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.”

What is Galatians 5 13? ›

ESV For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

What is Romans 15 7? ›

ESV Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. NIV Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.

What is Proverbs 16 28? ›

ESV A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends. NIV A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends. NASB A perverse person spreads strife, And a slanderer separates close friends.

What is Proverbs 31 10? ›

10 ¶ Who can find a avirtuous bwoman? for her price is far above rubies. 11 The heart of her husband doth safely atrust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. 12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. 13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her ahands.

What is written in John 15 12? ›

12 'This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.

What is Philippians 4 13? ›

13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

What does Proverbs 27 verse 10 mean? ›

Do not forsake your friend and the friend of your father, and do not go to your brother's house when disaster strikes you—better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away. This verse talks about the value of relationships. At the beginning it speaks of a “friend” or “neighbor” – the same word in Hebrew.

What is Isaiah 41 verse 10? ›

10 ¶ aFear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

What does the KJV Bible say about evil doers? ›

[1] Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. [2] For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. [3] Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

What is the meaning of evil doers? ›

someone who does something evil: The government has blamed the protests on a handful of evildoers. Morally wrong and evil.

What is Proverbs 13 20? ›

Proverbs 13:20: Asking God for Wise, Godly Friends

The companion of fools will suffer harm. If we're not careful in the people who influence us, if our closest companions are people who are not fearing God, walking with God, glorifying God, then that will not lead to good in our lives.

What is Amos 5 24? ›

During one of these chastisements, it is declared, “But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream” (Amos 5:24). In context, God wanted His chosen people to obey Him, by ruling justly and behaving righteously, to stop living as hypocrites and idolaters and return to Him.

What is the meaning of Matthew 11 28? ›

MEANING. This is an invitation by the one and only Jesus. If you're tired and struggling, He can give you rest. This also describes the path to God the Father, but it is not one of labor and hard work. Following Jesus frees us from carrying the burden of our own sin because He has already done that work.

What is Proverbs 31 25? ›

Proverbs 31:25 - She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. - Floating Scripture Bible Verse Decor. Usually ships within 2 to 3 days.

What is do not fret about evil doers? ›

Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

What does God deliver us from evil mean? ›

“Deliver us from evil” meaning

If, as Paul writes, we are not able to overcome our own sinful tendencies, how then can we expect to stand up to forces of evil and systems of oppression? Only with God's help. Finally, some people choose to personify evil in this petition, so they may have Satan or the devil in mind.

Where does evil come from if God is good? ›

God created the world good, and He created humans to do good. However, He also gave humans the ability to choose, known as free will. This means that even though humans were created to do good, they can also choose to do the opposite of good, what we have termed evil.

What is another word for evil doer? ›

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What is Psalm 86 11? ›

Psalm 86:11

It puts in a nutshell my desire for my own life, as well as my desire for those who would learn from my preaching: “Teach me your way, LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.” I say amen to this!

What is Romans 12 2? ›

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.


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