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Want to know what the Bible says about punishment? Here are 248 Bible verses about punishment from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Colossians 3:25 NIV
Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and there is no favoritism.
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Romans 12:17-19 NIV
17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.
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Genesis 9:6 NIV
“Whoever sheds human blood,
    by humans shall their blood be shed;
for in the image of God
    has God made mankind.
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Matthew 10:28 NIV
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
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Revelation 21:8 NIV
But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
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Proverbs 3:11-12 NIV
11 My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline,
    and do not resent his rebuke,
12 because the Lord disciplines those he loves,
    as a father the son he delights in.
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Matthew 25:41 NIV
“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
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Proverbs 11:21 NIV
Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished,
    but those who are righteous will go free.
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Matthew 25:46 NIV
“Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.
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Exodus 21:17 NIV
“Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.
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Revelation 3:19 NIV
Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.
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Job 5:17 NIV
“Blessed is the one whom God corrects;
    so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.
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Romans 13:4 NIV
For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.
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Mark 16:16 NIV
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
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Deuteronomy 8:5 NIV
Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the Lord your God disciplines you.
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Jude 1:7 NIV
In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.
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1 John 4:18 NIV
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.
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Luke 12:48 NIV
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.
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Exodus 21:15 NIV
“Anyone who attacks their father or mother is to be put to death.
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Matthew 5:22 NIV
But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.
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