26 Bible Verses about Evil
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.
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.
I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them.
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
To fear the Lord is to hate evil;
I hate pride and arrogance,
evil behavior and perverse speech.
“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.
But test them all; hold on to what is good, reject every kind of evil.
You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord and shun evil.
This will bring health to your body
and nourishment to your bones.
Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.
Hatred stirs up conflict,
but love covers over all wrongs.
He went on: “What comes out of a person is what defiles them. For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and defile a person.”
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.
My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.
Wash and make yourselves clean.
Take your evil deeds out of my sight;
stop doing wrong.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.
Direct my footsteps according to your word;
let no sin rule over me.
Turn from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it.
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.’
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.
The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
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