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87 Bible Verses About Abusive Relationships

Here are 87 Bible verses about abusive relationships from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Proverbs 22:24-25 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.

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Colossians 3:19 KJV

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

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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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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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Proverbs 21:9 KJV

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.

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1 Timothy 5:8 KJV

But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

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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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Ephesians 5:25 KJV

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

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Luke 4:18-19 KJV

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

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Proverbs 15:1 KJV

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

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Titus 3:10-11 KJV

A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject; Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.

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1 Timothy 3:2 KJV

A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

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Isaiah 41:10 KJV

Fear 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.

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1 Corinthians 15:33 KJV

Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

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Matthew 5:29 KJV

And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

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Hebrews 13:4 KJV

Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

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Proverbs 20:22 KJV

Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

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Psalms 55:22 KJV

Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

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Proverbs 16:25 KJV

There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

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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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Romans 15:13 KJV

Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

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1 Corinthians 5:11 KJV

But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

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1 Corinthians 7:10-11 KJV

And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband: But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.

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Proverbs 19:11 KJV

The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

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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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1 Thessalonians 5:21 KJV

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

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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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Matthew 5:31-32 KJV

It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: 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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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 21:2 KJV

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.

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Titus 3:1 KJV

Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,

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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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Romans 12:18 KJV

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

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Matthew 19:9 KJV

And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.

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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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Proverbs 10:6 KJV

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

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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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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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Matthew 18:15 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.

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Colossians 3:12-13 KJV

Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

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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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Job 19:25 KJV

For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:

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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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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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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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Hebrews 10:24 KJV

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

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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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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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2 Corinthians 3:17 KJV

Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

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1 Corinthians 7:12 KJV

But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.

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Proverbs 18:21 KJV

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

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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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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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James 4:8 KJV

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

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James 3:6 KJV

And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

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James 3:2 KJV

For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

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Ephesians 5:22 KJV

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

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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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Psalms 9:9 KJV

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

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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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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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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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2 Thessalonians 3:15 KJV

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

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Galatians 6:2 KJV

Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

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1 Corinthians 7:4 KJV

The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.

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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 Thessalonians 5:14 KJV

Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

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2 Corinthians 13:11 KJV

Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

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2 Corinthians 6:14-15 KJV

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

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2 Corinthians 3:18 KJV

But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

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1 Corinthians 6:19-20 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? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

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Luke 16:18 KJV

Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.

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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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Hebrews 12:12 KJV

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

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Ephesians 5:21 KJV

Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

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Ephesians 5:3-5 KJV

But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

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Proverbs 13:20 KJV

He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

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Exodus 20:12 KJV

Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

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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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2 Peter 1:7 KJV

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

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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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1 Peter 3:1 KJV

Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;

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Ephesians 6:1-3 KJV

Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

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1 Corinthians 6:1-3 KJV

Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints? Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

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Romans 15:14 KJV

And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.

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Matthew 18:15-18 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. Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

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Proverbs 22:7 KJV

The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.

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