35 Important Bible Verses About Evil In The World

35 Important Bible Verses About Evil In The World

John 3:19-21 – Light vs. Darkness

“This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.”

Psalm 37:1-2 – Do not fret

“Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.”

Galatians 5:19-21 – The acts of the flesh

“The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

Proverbs 4:14-15 – Avoid the path of the wicked

“Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evildoers. Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way.”

1 Peter 3:9 – Overcome evil with good

“Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.”

Psalm 34:14 – Turn from evil

“Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.”

Romans 12:21 – Overcome evil with good

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

Psalm 119:101 – I have kept my feet from every evil path

“I have kept my feet from every evil path so that I might obey your word.”

James 4:7-8 – Resist the devil

“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”

Proverbs 4:27 – Keep your foot from evil

“Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.”

2 Corinthians 6:14 – Do not be yoked with unbelievers

“Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?”

Luke 10:19 – Power to overcome all the power of the enemy

“I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.”

Psalm 97:10 – Hate evil

“Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.”

Ephesians 4:26-27 – Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry

“In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.”

Proverbs 24:1 – Do not envy evil people

“Do not envy the wicked, do not desire their company.”

Matthew 15:19 – Evil thoughts defile a person

“For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.”

Romans 12:9 – Hate what is evil

“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.”

1 Peter 5:8 – Be alert and of sober mind

“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”

Psalm 94:16 – Evil will recoil on those who plot against the righteous

“Who will rise up for me against the wicked? Who will take a stand for me against evildoers?”

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 – Do not be deceived

“Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men.”

Matthew 6:13 – Deliver us from evil

“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”

James 1:13-15 – God does not tempt with evil

“When tempted, no one should say, ‘God is tempting me.’ For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.”

Ephesians 6:12 – Spiritual battle against evil forces

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

Proverbs 14:22 – Those who plan evil will be punished

“Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.”

1 Thessalonians 5:22 – Abstain from every form of evil

“Abstain from every form of evil.”

Psalm 125:5 – Evil-doers will not remain in the land

“But those who turn to crooked ways the Lord will banish with the evildoers. Peace be on Israel.”

Proverbs 16:6 – By the fear of the LORD, one turns away from evil

“Through love and faithfulness, sin is atoned for; through the fear of the Lord, evil is avoided.”

Matthew 5:37 – Let your ‘yes’ be ‘yes’ and your ‘no’ be ‘no’

“All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.”

1 Corinthians 15:33 – Bad company corrupts good character

“Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character.’

Colossians 3:5 – Put to death what belongs to earthly nature

“Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.”

Psalm 101:4 – A perverse heart shall be far from me

“A perverse heart shall be far from me; I will know nothing of evil.”

Proverbs 3:7 – Fear the LORD and turn away from evil

“Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.”

James 4:4 – Friendship with the world is enmity with God

“You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore, whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”

Proverbs 24:19-20 – Do not fret because of evildoers

“Do not fret because of evildoers or be envious of the wicked, for the evildoer has no future hope, and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out.”

1 John 2:16 – Lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, pride of life

“For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.”

Proverbs 10:3 – The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry

“The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.”

Matthew 7:17-18 – A good tree bears good fruit

“Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.”

Galatians 6:7-8 – Reap what you sow

“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.”

1 John 5:19 – The whole world lies in the power of the evil one

“We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.”

Proverbs 21:15 – When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers

“When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.”

Matthew 6:23 – The eye is the lamp of the body

“But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!”

Proverbs 15:26 – The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked

“The Lord detests the thoughts of the wicked, but gracious words are pure in his sight.”

John 17:14-15 – Not of the world

“I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.”

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