Also called: Abuse, Crime, Rape, Terrorism, Torture
A use of physical force so as to injure or abuse.

Top Bible Verses about Violence

Genesis 6:11–13

And the earth was corrupted before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God saw the earth, and behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its way upon the earth. And God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before me, for the earth was filled with violence because of them. Now, look, I am going to destroy them along with the earth. Read Genesis 6:11–13

Isaiah 53:9

He made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth. Read Isaiah 53:9

Isaiah 59:3–8

For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity. Your lips have spoken lies, your tongue speaks wickedness. There is nobody who pleads with justice, and there is nobody who judges with honesty. They rely on nothing and speak vanity. They conceive trouble and beget iniquity; they hatch viper eggs, and they weave a spider web. One who eats their eggs dies, and that which is pressed is hatched as a serpent. Their webs cannot become clothing, and they cannot cover themselves … Read Isaiah 59:3–8
Ezekiel 45:9

Ezekiel 45:9

Thus says the Lord Yahweh, “Enough of this for you, the princes of Israel; put away violence and destruction and do justice and righteousness; revoke your acts of dispossession from upon my people!” declares the Lord Yahweh. Read Ezekiel 45:9

Luke 22:50–51

And a certain one of them struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his right ear. But Jesus answered and said, “Stop! No more of this!” And he touched his ear and healed him. Read Luke 22:50–51

Titus 1:7–8

For it is necessary for the overseer to be blameless as God’s steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not violent, not greedy for dishonest gain, but hospitable, loving what is good, prudent, just, devout, self-controlled, Read Titus 1:7–8

Famous Christian Quotes About Violence, Abuse, Crime, Rape, Terrorism, Torture

Controversies Stopped by a Vision of Heaven

If we saw God, and heaven, and hell before us, do you think it would not effectually reconcile our differences, and heal our unbrotherly exasperations and divisions? Would it not hold the hands that itch to be using violence against those that are not in all things of their minds? What abundance of vain controversies would it reconcile! As the coming in of the master does part the fray among the schoolboys, so the sight of God would frighten us from contentious or uncharitable violence.

Richard Baxter

The Church Sheds Its Blood, Not Others’

The church of Christ has been founded by shedding its own blood, not that of others; by enduring outrage, not by inflicting it. Persecutions have made it grow; martyrdoms have crowned it.


An Enemy Is Not Won by Anything but Love

No enemy was ever yet won by a vindictive conduct. We may, it is true, silence him by power, but we never can gain his affections by anything but love.

Charles Simeon
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