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Want to know what the Bible says about Violence? Here are 87 Bible verses about Violence 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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Matthew 26:52-54 NIV
52 “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword. 53 Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? 54 But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?”
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Proverbs 3:31 NIV
Do not envy the violent
    or choose any of their ways.
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Isaiah 60:18 NIV
No longer will violence be heard in your land,
    nor ruin or destruction within your borders,
but you will call your walls Salvation
    and your gates Praise.
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Matthew 5:38-39 NIV
38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.
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Titus 3:2 NIV
to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.
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1 Timothy 3:3 NIV
not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.
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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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Hebrews 10:30 NIV
For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.”
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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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Romans 14:1 NIV
Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters.
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Genesis 9:5-6 NIV
5 And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal. And from each human being, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of another human being.
6 “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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Romans 14:10-13 NIV
10 You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. 11 It is written:
“‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord,
‘every knee will bow before me;
    every tongue will acknowledge God.’”
12 So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.
13 Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister.
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Proverbs 3:29 NIV
Do not plot harm against your neighbor,
    who lives trustfully near you.
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Genesis 6:11 NIV
Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence.
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Matthew 7:1-2 NIV
7 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
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Jeremiah 22:3 NIV
This is what the Lord says: Do what is just and right. Rescue from the hand of the oppressor the one who has been robbed. Do no wrong or violence to the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place.
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Psalms 140:1 NIV
Rescue me, Lord, from evildoers;
    protect me from the violent,
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Proverbs 10:11 NIV
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,
    but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
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Proverbs 13:2 NIV
From the fruit of their lips people enjoy good things,
    but the unfaithful have an appetite for violence.
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Hosea 4:2 NIV
There is only cursing, lying and murder,
    stealing and adultery;
they break all bounds,
    and bloodshed follows bloodshed.
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