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Popular Bible Verses about Evil

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Jeremiah 29:11

Bible Rank: 29

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. NIV

For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. AMP

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. KJV


Ephesians 6:12

Bible Rank: 157

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. NIV

For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere. AMP

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. KJV


Joshua 24:15

Bible Rank: 263

"But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD." NIV

And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. AMP

And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. KJV


James 4:6

Bible Rank: 360

But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble and oppressed." NIV

But He gives us more and more grace (power of the Holy Spirit, to meet this evil tendency and all others fully). That is why He says, God sets Himself against the proud and haughty, but gives grace [continually] to the lowly (those who are humble enough to receive it). [Prov. 3:34.] AMP

But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. KJV


John 3:19

Bible Rank: 377

This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. NIV

The [basis of the] judgment (indictment, the test by which men are judged, the ground for the sentence) lies in this: the Light has come into the world, and people have loved the darkness rather than and more than the Light, for their works (deeds) were evil. [Isa. 5:20.] AMP

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. KJV


James 1:13

Bible Rank: 402

When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone NIV

Let no one say when he is tempted, I am tempted from God; for God is incapable of being tempted by [what is] evil and He Himself tempts no one. AMP

Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: KJV


James 5:13

Bible Rank: 425

Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. NIV

Is anyone among you afflicted (ill-treated, suffering evil)? He should pray. Is anyone glad at heart? He should sing praise [to God]. AMP

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


Romans 12:9

Bible Rank: 542

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

[Let your] love be sincere (a real thing); hate what is evil [loathe all ungodliness, turn in horror from wickedness], but hold fast to that which is good. AMP

Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. KJV


Romans 9:11

Bible Rank: 546

Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad – in order that God's purpose in election might stand: NIV

And the children were yet unborn and had so far done nothing either good or evil. Even so, in order further to carry out God's purpose of selection (election, choice), which depends not on works or what men can do, but on Him Who calls [them] AMP

(For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;) KJV


Genesis 6:5

Bible Rank: 565

The LORD saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. NIV

The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination and intention of all human thinking was only evil continually. AMP

And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. KJV


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