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127 Bible Verses About Abuse

Here are 127 Bible verses about abuse from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Ephesians 6:4 KJV

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

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Galatians 5:19-21 KJV

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

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Colossians 3:19 KJV

Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.

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Colossians 3:21 KJV

Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.

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1 Corinthians 7:15 KJV

But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.

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Proverbs 22:10 KJV

Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.

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Psalms 11:5 KJV

The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

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Proverbs 10:11 KJV

The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

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Psalms 147:3 KJV

He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

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Proverbs 15:1 KJV

A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

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1 Peter 3:7 KJV

Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

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Psalms 9:9 KJV

The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

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James 1:19-20 KJV

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

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Ephesians 4:31 KJV

Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

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James 1:26 KJV

If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.

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James 3:10 KJV

Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

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James 5:16 KJV

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

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Matthew 18:15-17 KJV

Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.

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1 Corinthians 13:4-5 KJV

Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

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Ephesians 4:29 KJV

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

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Psalms 103:6 KJV

The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

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1 Thessalonians 5:11 KJV

Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

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Proverbs 19:19 KJV

A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.

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Matthew 19:8 KJV

He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.

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1 John 1:9 KJV

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

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Zephaniah 1:9 KJV

In the same day also will I punish all those that leap on the threshold, which fill their masters’ houses with violence and deceit.

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Psalms 72:14 KJV

He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.

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Ephesians 5:28-29 KJV

So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:

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Ephesians 4:26 KJV

Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

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Matthew 5:21-22 KJV

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

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Proverbs 10:6 KJV

Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

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1 Peter 5:7 KJV

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

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Romans 12:19 KJV

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

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Malachi 2:16 KJV

For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.

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2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

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Exodus 22:22 KJV

Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.

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Malachi 2:16-17 KJV

For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.

Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?

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Hebrews 13:3 KJV

Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

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Galatians 6:1 KJV

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

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Ephesians 4:32 KJV

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

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1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

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1 Corinthians 13:4-7 KJV

Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

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John 13:34 KJV

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

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Proverbs 22:24 KJV

Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:

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Psalms 34:18 KJV

The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

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Proverbs 19:18 KJV

Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.

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Psalms 140:12 KJV

I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

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Revelation 1:1 KJV

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

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Psalms 146:7 KJV

Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:

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1 Peter 3:8 KJV

Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:

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Proverbs 22:6 KJV

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

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James 4:7 KJV

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

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Romans 12:18 KJV

If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

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Ecclesiastes 7:26 KJV

And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her.

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Proverbs 29:22 KJV

An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.

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2 Samuel 22:28 KJV

And the afflicted people thou wilt save: but thine eyes are upon the haughty, that thou mayest bring them down.

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James 5:19-20 KJV

Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

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Titus 3:2 KJV

To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

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1 Corinthians 3:16-17 KJV

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

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Matthew 11:28 KJV

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

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1 John 3:18 KJV

My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

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Luke 1:37 KJV

For with God nothing shall be impossible.

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2 Peter 1:7 KJV

And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

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Hebrews 10:24 KJV

And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:

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2 Thessalonians 3:15 KJV

Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

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2 Thessalonians 3:6 KJV

Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.

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Mark 9:42 KJV

And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

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Matthew 5:32 KJV

But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

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James 3:17 KJV

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

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Titus 2:4 KJV

That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

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Proverbs 22:15 KJV

Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

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Proverbs 13:24 KJV

He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

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Hebrews 12:12 KJV

Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;

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Jeremiah 22:3 KJV

Thus saith the LORD; Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.

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Proverbs 9:7 KJV

He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.

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Colossians 3:8 KJV

But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

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Ephesians 5:29 KJV

For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:

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Mark 10:14 KJV

But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

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Matthew 18:10 KJV

Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

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1 John 4:18 KJV

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

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1 Samuel 31:4 KJV

Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.

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Ephesians 5:18 KJV

And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

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1 Peter 5:8 KJV

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

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1 Corinthians 8:9 KJV

But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.

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Ephesians 5:21 KJV

Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

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James 4:1-17 KJV

From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge. There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?

Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

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Isaiah 58:3 KJV

Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours.

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Proverbs 3:29 KJV

Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.

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1 Peter 2:16 KJV

As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

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Psalms 55:10 KJV

Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it.

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Matthew 27:38 KJV

Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.

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1 Corinthians 11:27 KJV

Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

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1 Corinthians 7:31 KJV

And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.

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Proverbs 22:16 KJV

He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.

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Galatians 5:13 KJV

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

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Exodus 21:20 KJV

And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall be surely punished.

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Exodus 22:21 KJV

Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

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Ecclesiastes 10:20 KJV

Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.

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1 Corinthians 4:12 KJV

And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:

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Ezekiel 34:2 KJV

Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks?

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Proverbs 22:22 KJV

Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:

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Matthew 12:32 KJV

And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

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Exodus 21:15 KJV

And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death.

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Hebrews 13:13 KJV

Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.

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Deuteronomy 28:33 KJV

The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway:

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1 Peter 3:9 KJV

Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

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Matthew 5:11 KJV

Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

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2 Corinthians 11:20 KJV

For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face.

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1 Corinthians 6:19 KJV

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

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Judges 19:24 KJV

Behold, here is my daughter a maiden, and his concubine; them I will bring out now, and humble ye them, and do with them what seemeth good unto you: but unto this man do not so vile a thing.

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Ecclesiastes 7:21 KJV

Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee:

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Matthew 5:44 KJV

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

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Hebrews 10:33 KJV

Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used.

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Jeremiah 23:10 KJV

For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourneth; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up, and their course is evil, and their force is not right.

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Hebrews 11:26 KJV

Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.

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1 Corinthians 9:18 KJV

What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.

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1 Peter 2:23 KJV

Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:

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Matthew 27:39 KJV

And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads,

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Judges 19:22 KJV

Now as they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain sons of Belial, beset the house round about, and beat at the door, and spake to the master of the house, the old man, saying, Bring forth the man that came into thine house, that we may know him.

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2 Peter 2:10 KJV

But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.

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Luke 6:28 KJV

Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

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Luke 23:39 KJV

And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.

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Psalms 37:35 KJV

I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.

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Romans 6:1 KJV

What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

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Romans 6:15 KJV

What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.

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Mark 15:29 KJV

And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days,

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1 Peter 4:4 KJV

Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:

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