35 Important Bible Verses About Man Destroying The Earth

35 Important Bible Verses About Man Destroying The Earth

1. Genesis 2:15 – Stewardship of the Earth

“The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.”

2. Psalm 24:1 – The Earth Belongs to God

“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.”

3. Psalm 115:16 – The Earth Given to Mankind

“The highest heavens belong to the Lord, but the earth he has given to mankind.”

4. Psalm 104:24 – God’s Creation is Full of Wisdom

“How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom, you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.”

5. Isaiah 45:18 – God Created the Earth for a Purpose

“For this is what the Lord says—he who created the heavens, he is God; he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it; he did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited—he says: ‘I am the Lord, and there is no other.’”

6. Isaiah 24:4-6 – The Earth Deteriorates Due to Human Actions

“The earth dries up and withers, the world languishes and withers, the heavens languish with the earth. The earth is defiled by its people; they have disobeyed the laws, violated the statutes, and broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore, a curse consumes the earth; its people must bear their guilt.”

7. Jeremiah 2:7 – Man Makes the Land Desolate

“I brought you into a fertile land to eat its fruit and rich produce. But you came and defiled my land and made my inheritance detestable.”

8. Hosea 4:1-3 – The Earth Mourns Because of Man

“There is no faithfulness, no love, no acknowledgment of God in the land… Because of this, the land dries up, and all who live in it waste away; the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea are swept away.”

9. Leviticus 25:23 – The Earth Belongs to God, Not Man

“The land must not be sold permanently because the land is Mine and you reside in My land as foreigners and strangers.”

10. Nehemiah 9:6 – God Preserves His Creation

“You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.”

11. Romans 8:19-22 – Creation Groans for Redemption

“The creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed… The creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God… We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.”

12. 1 Corinthians 3:17 – Destroying God’s Temple

“If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple.”

13. 1 Timothy 4:4 – God’s Creation is Good

“For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving.”

14. 2 Peter 3:10 – Day of the Lord: Elements Destroyed

“But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.”

15. Revelation 11:18 – God’s Judgment Upon Destroyers

“The nations were angry, and your wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets and your people who revere your name, both great and small—and for destroying those who destroy the earth.”

16. Deuteronomy 20:19 – Do Not Destroy Fruit Trees

“When you lay siege to a city for a long time, fighting against it to capture it, do not destroy its trees by putting an ax to them because you can eat their fruit. Do not cut them down. Are the trees people, that you should besiege them?”

17. Proverbs 12:10 – Care for Animals

“The righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.”

18. Ezekiel 34:18 – Pasture Overgrazing

“Is it not enough for you to feed on the good pasture? Must you also trample the rest of your pasture with your feet? Is it not enough for you to drink clear water? Must you also muddy the rest with your feet?”

19. Amos 1:3-4 – Unjust Treatment of Gilead

“This is what the Lord says: ‘For three sins of Damascus, even for four, I will not relent. Because she threshed Gilead with sledges having iron teeth, I will send fire on the house of Hazael that will consume the fortresses of Ben-Hadad.’”

20. Amos 2:7 – Selling the Righteous for Silver

“They trample on the heads of the poor as on the dust of the ground and deny justice to the oppressed. Father and son use the same girl and so profane my holy name.”

21. Amos 3:10 – Violence and Oppression

“For they do not know how to do right,” declares the Lord, “who store up in their fortresses what they have plundered and looted.”

22. Amos 5:12 – Afflict the Righteous

“For I know how many are your offenses and how great your sins. There are those who oppress the innocent and take bribes and deprive the poor of justice in the courts.”

23. Isaiah 1:17 – Seek Justice, Correct Oppression

“Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.”

24. Isaiah 5:8-10 – Unjust Acquisition of Land

“Woe to you who add house to house and join field to field till no space is left and you live alone in the land… For ten acres of vineyard will yield only a bath of wine, and a homer of seed will yield only an ephah of grain.”

25. Micah 2:1-2 – Coveting and Seizing Property

“Woe to those who plan iniquity, to those who plot evil on their beds! At morning’s light, they carry it out because it is in their power to do it. They covet fields and seize them and houses, and take them away. They oppress a man and his household, a man and his inheritance.”

26. 1 Timothy 6:10 – The Love of Money

“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”

27. James 5:1-6 – The Wealthy Oppress the Poor

“Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you… You have hoarded wealth in the last days… You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you.”

28. Proverbs 14:31 – Oppressing the Poor

“Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.”

29. Zechariah 7:8-10 – Show Mercy and Compassion

“And the word of the Lord came again to Zechariah: ‘This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.’”

30. Luke 12:15 – Guard Against Greed

“Then he said to them, ‘Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.’”

31. Luke 16:13 – Cannot Serve God and Money

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”

32. Proverbs 28:16 – Oppression Increases Rebellion

“A tyrannical ruler practices extortion, but one who hates ill-gotten gain will enjoy a long reign.”

33. Jeremiah 22:13-17 – Building with Unjust Gain

“Woe to him who builds his palace by unrighteousness, his upper rooms by injustice, making his own people work for nothing, not paying them for their labor… Did not your father have food and drink? He did what was right and just, so all went well with him… He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me? Declares the Lord.”

34. Exodus 23:10-11 – Sabbath Rest for the Land

“For six years you are to sow your fields and harvest the crops, but during the seventh year, let the land lie unplowed and unused. Then the poor among your people may get food from it, and the wild animals may eat what is left. Do the same with your vineyard and your olive grove.”

35. Leviticus 25:4 – Rest for the Land

“But in the seventh year, the land is to have a year of Sabbath rest, a Sabbath to the Lord. Do not sow your fields or prune your vineyards.”

36. Leviticus 25:23 – The Land Must Rest

“The land must not be sold permanently because the land is Mine and you reside in My land as foreigners and strangers.”

37. Numbers 35:33-34 – Do Not Defile the Land

“Do not pollute the land where you are. Bloodshed pollutes the land, and atonement cannot be made for the land on which blood has been shed, except by the blood of the one who shed it… Do not defile the land where you live and where I dwell, for I, the Lord, dwell among the Israelites.”

38. Ezekiel 34:1-5 – Wicked Shepherds

“Woe to you shepherds of Israel who only take care of yourselves! Should not shepherds take care of the flock?… You have not taken care of the flock. You have not strengthened the weak or healed the sick or bound up the injured. You have not brought back the strays or searched for the lost. You have ruled them harshly and brutally.”

39. Matthew 12:31 – Blasphemy Against the Spirit

“And so, I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.”

40. Romans 1:25 – Exchanging the truth for a lie

“They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.”

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