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93 Bible Verses About Difficult People

Here are 93 Bible verses about difficult people from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

1 Thessalonians 5:15 KJV

See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

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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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2 Timothy 2:24-26 KJV

And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

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Romans 12:20 KJV

Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

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Mark 11:25 KJV

And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

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Matthew 5:45 KJV

That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

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Proverbs 15:1 KJV

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

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Luke 6:35 KJV

But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

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Philippians 2:14 KJV

Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

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Matthew 7:1 KJV

Judge not, that ye be not judged.

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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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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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Philippians 4:13 KJV

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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John 15:12 KJV

This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

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John 3:16-17 KJV

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

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Matthew 7:12 KJV

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

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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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Proverbs 12:16 KJV

A fool’s wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.

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Proverbs 10:12 KJV

Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

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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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Philippians 2:3 KJV

Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

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Ephesians 4:15 KJV

But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

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Galatians 5:22 KJV

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

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Galatians 5:14 KJV

For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

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Romans 8:28 KJV

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

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John 16:33 KJV

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

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John 13:35 KJV

By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

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Luke 6:27 KJV

But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,

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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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Matthew 5:9 KJV

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

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Matthew 5:43-48 KJV

Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 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; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

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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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1 Peter 5:7 KJV

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

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Philippians 4:19 KJV

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

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Philippians 4:6-7 KJV

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

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Philippians 2:3-4 KJV

Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

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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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Romans 12:3 KJV

For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

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John 14:27 KJV

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

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Luke 1:37 KJV

For with God nothing shall be impossible.

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Mark 12:30 KJV

And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

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Matthew 21:22 KJV

And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

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Matthew 5:46 KJV

For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

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Matthew 5:44-45 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; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

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Proverbs 28:13 KJV

He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

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Proverbs 20:3 KJV

It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.

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Proverbs 9:7-9 KJV

He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot. Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee. Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

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Psalms 46:1 KJV

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

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Joshua 1:9 KJV

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

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James 2:8 KJV

If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:

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2 Timothy 2:19 KJV

Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

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Philippians 4:8 KJV

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

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Luke 6:27-36 KJV

But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also. Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

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1 Peter 4:8 KJV

And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

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Hebrews 12:14 KJV

Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

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2 Timothy 2:23-26 KJV

But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

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Colossians 4:6 KJV

Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

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Philippians 4:6 KJV

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

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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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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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Galatians 2:20 KJV

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

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John 3:16 KJV

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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Luke 6:32 KJV

For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.

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Matthew 19:26 KJV

But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

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Matthew 7:7 KJV

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

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Jeremiah 29:11 KJV

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

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Isaiah 40:31 KJV

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

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Proverbs 17:27-28 KJV

He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

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Proverbs 17:14 KJV

The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.

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Proverbs 16:7 KJV

When a man’s ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.

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Proverbs 3:5 KJV

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

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Psalms 50:15 KJV

And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

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Psalms 37:19 KJV

They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

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Psalms 27:1 KJV

The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

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Acts 9:11-16 KJV

And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth, And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight. Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem: And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name. But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake.

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Revelation 21:8 KJV

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

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Revelation 3:20 KJV

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

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1 John 4:16 KJV

And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

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1 John 4:8 KJV

He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

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1 John 3:17 KJV

But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

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1 John 3:1 KJV

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

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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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1 Peter 5:10 KJV

But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

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James 5:13 KJV

Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.

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James 3:18 KJV

And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

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James 1:12 KJV

Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

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James 1:5 KJV

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

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James 1:3 KJV

Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

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James 1:2-4 KJV

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

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Hebrews 11:1 KJV

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

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2 Timothy 2:24 KJV

And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,

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1 Thessalonians 5:18 KJV

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

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Colossians 4:2 KJV

Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

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