What Does The Bible Say About Punishment? The Scripture teaches us that we have all sinned and deserve punishment (Romans 3:23). Punishment comes because God is just and holy. In His presence, there is no sin. The reward of sin is death. And because we have all sinned, we deserve to die. It is with an understanding of this spiritual truth that Jesus speaks in Luke 13:1-3 – “At that time some people were there who told Jesus about the Galileans whom Pilate had killed while they were offering sacrifices to God. Jesus answered them, ‘Because those Galileans were killed that way, do you think that it proves that they were worse sinners than all the other Galileans? No indeed! And I tell you that if you do not turn from your sins, you will all die as they did.’”
The truth is that our sinful natures prepared us for death but because God Almighty loved the world so much, He gave His beloved Son, Jesus Christ to die on our behalf on the cross at Calvary so that anyone who believes in His atonement sacrifice can live. Today, anyone who Believes, Sincerely Repents, and lives a life of obedience to the Key Teachings of Jesus Christ is set-apart to benefit from God’s special gift of Eternal Life. Such a person is free from the Lake of Fire that was prepared for the Eternal Condemnation of those who refuse to hear the message of Christ and turn from their evil ways in request of God’s grace and mercy. This eternal life we are talking about comes as a result of God’s grace (unmerited favor for mankind). On our own, we cannot obtain it but in Christ we can (John 14:6).
What Does The Bible Say About Punishment?
What does the Scripture say about punishment?
There is much that the Scripture says about punishment from God. It is rather unfortunate that when it comes to discussions on punishment for sin, many people hide behind or take advantage of God’s grace to speak things that do not hold in His Kingdom. A lot of false teachings resulting from misinterpretation of the Scriptures on God’s grace have mislead and derailed many. One of the Scriptures highly misinterpreted is Romans 8:1 which says, “There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Before jumping in happiness thinking that you can sin and get away with it, first ask yourself this question: “who are those in Christ?” Those who are in Christ are those whom He has approved for their loyalty in loving Him and being faithful to God’s commands.
Who told you that Jesus Christ came to make away with the teachings of the Prophets and the law of Moses? Let’s hear from Jesus Himself by reading from Matthew 5:17 – “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” Let’s read Matthew 23:1-3 – “Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples. ‘The teachers of the Law and the Pharisees are the authorized interpreters of Moses’ Law. So you must obey and follow everything that they tell you to do; do not, however, imitate their actions, because they don’t practice what they preach.” Matthew 5:17 says that Jesus fulfilled Moses’ Law and the teachings of the Prophet. Hence, it is said that there is no condemnation in those who are in Him (Romans 8:1). The question remains, who are those in Christ?
Who are those in Jesus Christ to whom there is no condemnation (Romans 8:1)?
Could the one in Christ be anyone who claims to be? Perhaps merely someone who goes to Church every Sunday? Or the one who obeys the commandments of Jesus Christ? Whatever the case, we are sure that those in Christ are those who are under God’s grace (unmerited favor). However, Apostle Paul calls on us not to abuse God’s grace by thinking that we can be in Christ and still get back doing the sinful things of the world. Romans 6:15 says, “Well then, since God’s grace has set us free from the Law, does that mean we can go on sinning? Of course not!” Remember that God’s grace saves those who believe in Jesus Christ (John 3:16). However, you must not let anyone to deceive you into thinking that believing in Jesus Christ is simply a matter of mere words from the mouth. Behold, believing is acting.
Believing in Jesus Christ obeying His commands or teachings. How can you say that you believe in Jesus Christ when you are not willing or able to follow His teachings? Let no one deceive you to think that you can be part of those in Christ who are free from condemnation when you are unable to hear His voice and follow His ways. James 1:22 says, “Do not deceive yourselves by just listening to His word; instead, put it into practice.” You are deceiving yourself by thinking that you are part of those who are in Christ whereas you have refused to obey His commands. We are to obey the Law of the Kingdom (James 2:8) and have it in mind that whoever is guilty of breaking one commandment is guilty of breaking them all (James 2:10).
What Jesus said about those who are in Him and He is in them
Jesus Himself said that those who accept His commandments and obey them are those who love, believe, and truly accept Him (John 14:21; 14:23). John 14:21 says, “Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. My Father will love those who love me; I too will love them and reveal myself to them.” Likewise John 14:23 says, “Jesus answered him, ‘Whoever loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and my Father and I will come to him and live with.” And as the Scripture teaches, Jesus is the stream of life-giving water (John 7:37-39) and only those who are in Him and He in them can drink from this stream. This makes it difficult to talk of Eternal Life without obedience to the teachings of Jesus Christ. For His teachings or words are Spirit and Life (John 6:63).
In addition, John 14:24 says, “Whoever does not love me does not obey my teaching. And the teaching you have heard is not mine, but comes from the Father, who sent me.” Remember that Jesus instructed His Apostles to tech everyone to observe everything that He commanded them. Let’s get what He said by reading from Matthew 28:19-20 – “Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And I will be with you always, to the end of the age.” Thus, it is by obeying all that Christ commanded that He approves you as His disciple and frees you from condemnation. It is important to understand that you cannot talk of being free from condemnation (Romans 8:1) when you refuse to obey His commands.
What The Bible Says About Punishment
Revelation 3:19 – “Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.”
Hebrews 12:11 – “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”
Proverbs 27:12 – “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.”
Romans 2:12 – “All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law will be judged by the law.”
Proverbs 3:11-12 – “My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline, and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.”
Ezekiel 18:30b – “Repent! Turn away from all your offenses; then sin will not be your downfall.”
Luke 12:48 – “But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.”
Leviticus 5:17 – “If anyone sins and does what is forbidden in any of the Lord’s commands, even though they do not know it, they are guilty and will be held responsible.”
1 John 4:18 – “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”
Group 1 – What The Bible Says About Punishment
Romans 8:1-2 – “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.”
Deuteronomy 5:11 – “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.”
Job 5:17 – “Blessed is the one whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.”
Mark 16:16 – “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.”
James 5:12 – “Above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear—not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. All you need to say is a simple “Yes” or “No.” Otherwise you will be condemned.”
Romans 5:15 – “But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many!”
Psalm 68:6 – “God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.”
Deuteronomy 8:5 – “Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the Lord your God disciplines you.”
2 Timothy 4:2 – “Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.”
Group 2 – What The Bible Says About Punishment
Genesis 9:6 – “Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image.”
Colossians 3:25 – “For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.”
Psalm 146:9 – “The Lord watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.”
Luke 13:3 – “I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”
2 Peter 2:9 – “If this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgment.”
Proverbs 13:20 – “Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.”
Proverbs 11:21 – “Be assured, an evil person will not go unpunished, but the offspring of the righteous will be delivered.”
Exodus 21:17 – “Whoever curses his father or his mother shall be put to death.”
Matthew 25:41 – “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.”
Romans 12:17-19 – “Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.””
Group 3 – What The Bible Says About Punishment
Matthew 23:33 – “You serpents, you brood of vipers, how are you to escape being sentenced to hell?”
Revelation 21:8 – “But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
Matthew 25:46 – “And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
Exodus 21:15 – “Whoever strikes his father or his mother shall be put to death.”
Matthew 10:28 – “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”
Proverbs 1:24-30 – “Because I have called and you refused to listen, have stretched out my hand and no one has heeded, because you have ignored all my counsel and would have none of my reproof, I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when terror strikes you, when terror strikes you like a storm and your calamity comes like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you. Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently but will not find me. ...”
Romans 13:4 – “For he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.”
Group 4 – What The Bible Says About Punishment
Matthew 18:8 – “And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into the eternal fire.”
Galatians 6:1 – “Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.”
Proverbs 3:11-12 – “My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the Lord reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.”
1 John 3:10 – “By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.”
Exodus 21:16 – “Whoever steals a man and sells him, and anyone found in possession of him, shall be put to death.”
Ecclesiastes 8:11-13 – “Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed speedily, the heart of the children of man is fully set to do evil. Though a sinner does evil a hundred times and prolongs his life, yet I know that it will be well with those who fear God, because they fear before him. But it will not be well with the wicked, neither will he prolong his days like a shadow, because he does not fear before God.”
Romans 2:3 – “Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God?”
Group 5 – What The Bible Says About Punishment
Leviticus 26:14-39 – “But if you will not listen to me and will not do all these commandments, if you spurn my statutes, and if your soul abhors my rules, so that you will not do all my commandments, but break my covenant, then I will do this to you: I will visit you with panic, with wasting disease and fever that consume the eyes and make the heart ache. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. I will set my face against you, and you shall be struck down before your enemies. Those who hate you shall rule over you, and you shall flee when none pursues you. And if in spite of this you will not listen to me, then I will discipline you again sevenfold for your sins, …”
Matthew 5:22 – “But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.”
Revelation 14:11 – “And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.”
Leviticus 21:9 – “And the daughter of any priest, if she profanes herself by whoring, profanes her father; she shall be burned with fire.”
Revelation 20:10 – “And the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”
Group 6 – What Does The Bible Say About Punishment?
Leviticus 24:17-18 – “Whoever takes a human life shall surely be put to death. Whoever takes an animal’s life shall make it good, life for life.”
Psalm 62:12 – “And that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love. For you will render to a man according to his work.”
Exodus 22:19 – “Whoever lies with an animal shall be put to death.”
Matthew 3:12 – “His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”
Matthew 16:27 – “For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay each person according to what he has done.”
Genesis 9:5-6 – “And for your lifeblood I will require a reckoning: from every beast I will require it and from man. From his fellow man I will require a reckoning for the life of man. “Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image.”
Exodus 20:3-5 – ““You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me,”
Group 7 – What Does The Bible Say About Punishment?
Ezekiel 7:3 – “Now the end is upon you, and I will send my anger upon you; I will judge you according to your ways, and I will punish you for all your abominations.”
Matthew 23:13-15 – “But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. For you neither enter yourselves nor allow those who would enter to go in. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel across sea and land to make a single proselyte, and when he becomes a proselyte, you make him twice as much a child of hell as yourselves.”
Proverbs 21:11 – “When a scoffer is punished, the simple becomes wise; when a wise man is instructed, he gains knowledge.”
Romans 13:1-4 – “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.”
Group 8 – What Does The Bible Say About Punishment?
Romans 13:1-14 – “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. …”
Proverbs 19:29 – “Condemnation is ready for scoffers, and beating for the backs of fools.”
Numbers 35:30-33 – “If anyone kills a person, the murderer shall be put to death on the evidence of witnesses. But no person shall be put to death on the testimony of one witness. Moreover, you shall accept no ransom for the life of a murderer, who is guilty of death, but he shall be put to death. And you shall accept no ransom for him who has fled to his city of refuge, that he may return to dwell in the land before the death of the high priest. You shall not pollute the land in which you live, for blood pollutes the land, and no atonement can be made for the land for the blood that is shed in it, except by the blood of the one who shed it.”
Group 9 – What Does The Bible Say About Punishment?
Matthew 5:38 – “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’”
Acts 25:11 – “If then I am a wrongdoer and have committed anything for which I deserve to die, I do not seek to escape death. But if there is nothing to their charges against me, no one can give me up to them. I appeal to Caesar.”
Hebrews 2:3 – “How shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard,”
2 Corinthians 7:10 – “For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.”
Ezekiel 7:27 – “The king mourns, the prince is wrapped in despair, and the hands of the people of the land are paralyzed by terror. According to their way I will do to them, and according to their judgments I will judge them, and they shall know that I am the Lord.”
Zechariah 5:4 – “I will send it out, declares the Lord of hosts, and it shall enter the house of the thief, and the house of him who swears falsely by my name. And it shall remain in his house and consume it, both timber and stones.”
Acts 22:29 – “So those who were about to examine him withdrew from him immediately, and the tribune also was afraid, for he realized that Paul was a Roman citizen and that he had bound him.”
Group 10 – What Does The Bible Say About Punishment?
Habakkuk 1:2-4 – “O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not hear? Or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not save? Why do you make me see iniquity, and why do you idly look at wrong? Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise. So the law is paralyzed, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous; so justice goes forth perverted.”
Zechariah 5:3 – Then he said to me, “This is the curse that goes out over the face of the whole land. For everyone who steals shall be cleaned out according to what is on one side, and everyone who swears falsely shall be cleaned out according to what is on the other side.”
Leviticus 20:14 – “If a man takes a woman and her mother also, it is depravity; he and they shall be burned with fire, that there may be no depravity among you.”
Proverbs 20:30 – “Blows that wound cleanse away evil; strokes make clean the innermost parts.”
Jeremiah 25:29 – “For behold, I begin to work disaster at the city that is called by my name, and shall you go unpunished? You shall not go unpunished, for I am summoning a sword against all the inhabitants of the earth, declares the Lord of hosts.’”
Isaiah 59:18 – “According to their deeds, so will he repay, wrath to his adversaries, repayment to his enemies; to the coastlands he will render repayment.”
Group 11 – What Does The Bible Say About Punishment?
Acts 5:37 – “After him Judas the Galilean rose up in the days of the census and drew away some of the people after him. He too perished, and all who followed him were scattered.”
Daniel 12:2 – “And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.”
Jude 1:7 – “Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.”
Exodus 22:18 – “You shall not permit a sorceress to live.”
Leviticus 20:27 – “A man or a woman who is a medium or a necromancer shall surely be put to death. They shall be stoned with stones; their blood shall be upon them.”
Hebrews 10:28-31 – “Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses. How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has spurned the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace? For we know him who said, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge his people.” It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”
Acts 22:24 – “The tribune ordered him to be brought into the barracks, saying that he should be examined by flogging, to find out why they were shouting against him like this.”
Group 12 – What Does The Bible Say About Punishment?
Mark 3:29 – “But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”—
Job 34:11 – “For according to the work of a man he will repay him, and according to his ways he will make it befall him.”
Mark 15:27 – “And with him they crucified two robbers, one on his right and one on his left.”
John 5:29 – “And come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.”
Luke 3:17 – “His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”
Matthew 6:1-34 – “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. …”
Group 13 – What Does The Bible Say About Punishment?
Leviticus 26:1-46 – ““You shall not make idols for yourselves or erect an image or pillar, and you shall not set up a figured stone in your land to bow down to it, for I am the Lord your God. You shall keep my Sabbaths and reverence my sanctuary: I am the Lord. “If you walk in my statutes and observe my commandments and do them, then I will give you your rains in their season, and the land shall yield its increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. Your threshing shall last to the time of the grape harvest, and the grape harvest shall last to the time for sowing. And you shall eat your bread to the full and dwell in your land securely. …”
Revelation 14:10 – “He also will drink the wine of God’s wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.”
Leviticus 20:2 – “Say to the people of Israel, Any one of the people of Israel or of the strangers who sojourn in Israel who gives any of his children to Molech shall surely be put to death. The people of the land shall stone him with stones.”
Exodus 35:2 – “Six days work shall be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a Sabbath of solemn rest, holy to the Lord. Whoever does any work on it shall be put to death.”
Group 14 – What Does The Bible Say About Punishment?
Hebrews 12:1-29 – “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. …”
Zechariah 1:6 – “But my words and my statutes, which I commanded my servants the prophets, did they not overtake your fathers? So they repented and said, As the Lord of hosts purposed to deal with us for our ways and deeds, so has he dealt with us.”
Luke 20:47 – “Who devour widows’ houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”
John 19:1 – “Then Pilate took Jesus and flogged him.”
Luke 23:16 – “I will therefore punish and release him.”
Jude 1:6 – “And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day—”
Group 15 – What Does The Bible Say About Punishment?
Jeremiah 9:7 – Therefore thus says the Lord of hosts: “Behold, I will refine them and test them, for what else can I do, because of my people?”
Ezekiel 39:24 – “I dealt with them according to their uncleanness and their transgressions, and hid my face from them.”
Ezekiel 18:3 – “As I live, declares the Lord God, this proverb shall no more be used by you in Israel.”
Zephaniah 1:18 – “Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them on the day of the wrath of the Lord. In the fire of his jealousy, all the earth shall be consumed; for a full and sudden end he will make of all the inhabitants of the earth.”
Luke 12:47 – “And that servant who knew his master’s will but did not get ready or act according to his will, will receive a severe beating.”
Hebrews 6:2 – “And of instruction about washings, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.”
Proverbs 20:26-30 – “A wise king winnows the wicked and drives the wheel over them. The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all his innermost parts. Steadfast love and faithfulness preserve the king, and by steadfast love his throne is upheld. The glory of young men is their strength, but the splendor of old men is their gray hair. Blows that wound cleanse away evil; strokes make clean the innermost parts.”
Genesis 19:24 – “Then the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah sulfur and fire from the Lord out of heaven.”
Group 16 – What Does The Bible Say About Punishment?
Matthew 27:35 – “And when they had crucified him, they divided his garments among them by casting lots.”
Mark 6:16 – But when Herod heard of it, he said, “John, whom I beheaded, has been raised.”
Mark 15:15 – “So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.”
Matthew 27:38 – “Then two robbers were crucified with him, one on the right and one on the left.”
Mark 6:28 – “And brought his head on a platter and gave it to the girl, and the girl gave it to her mother.”
Mark 9:43 – “And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire.”
Group 17 – What Does The Bible Say About Punishment?
Matthew 19:18 – “He said to him, “Which ones?” And Jesus said, “You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness,”
Matthew 27:26 – “Then he released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered him to be crucified.”
Matthew 25:14-30 – “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money. …”
Group 18 – What Does The Bible Say About Punishment?
Matthew 12:36 – “I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak,”
Matthew 21:33-41 – “Hear another parable. There was a master of a house who planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a winepress in it and built a tower and leased it to tenants, and went into another country. When the season for fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to get his fruit. And the tenants took his servants and beat one, killed another, and stoned another. Again he sent other servants, more than the first. And they did the same to them. Finally he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ …”
Group 19 – What Does The Bible Say About Punishment?
Matthew 10:15 – “Truly, I say to you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town.”
Matthew 7:21-23 – “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’”
Matthew 14:10 – “He sent and had John beheaded in the prison,”
Group 20 – What Does The Bible Say About Punishment?
Matthew 5:17-20 – “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”
Group 21 – What Does The Bible Say About Punishment?
Matthew 5:43-48 – “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? …”
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