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Want to know what the Bible says about self destruction? Here are 108 Bible verses about self destruction 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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Proverbs 16:18 NIV
Pride goes before destruction,
    a haughty spirit before a fall.
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Proverbs 18:12 NIV
Before a downfall the heart is haughty,
    but humility comes before honor.
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2 Timothy 4:3-4 NIV
3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.
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Acts 17:10-11 NIV
10 As soon as it was night, the believers sent Paul and Silas away to Berea. On arriving there, they went to the Jewish synagogue. 11 Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.
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1 John 1:9 NIV
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
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Romans 1:28 NIV
Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.
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Galatians 5:19-21 NIV
19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
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2 Peter 3:9 NIV
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
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1 John 1:7 NIV
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
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Acts 14:15 NIV
“Friends, why are you doing this? We too are only human, like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heavens and the earth and the sea and everything in them.
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John 3:16 NIV
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
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John 10:10 NIV
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
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2 Peter 1:3 NIV
His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
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Hebrews 10:39 NIV
But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.
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Hebrews 10:36 NIV
You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
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Lamentations 3:47 NIV
We have suffered terror and pitfalls,
    ruin and destruction.
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Proverbs 31:8 NIV
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
    for the rights of all who are destitute.
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Proverbs 10:14 NIV
The wise store up knowledge,
    but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.
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Romans 3:16 NIV
    ruin and misery mark their ways,
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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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