Bible verses about "blessings and curses" | Thomson

Genesis 28:14

14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth and shall spread abroad to the west and the south, and the north and the east. And by thee all the tribes of the earth shall be blessed, namely by the seed of thee.

Leviticus 26:1-46

1 I am the Lord your God; you shall not make for yourselves carved or graven images, nor set up a pillar for yourselves, nor place a watch stone in your land to worship it. I am the Lord your God, 2 you shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my holy things. I am the Lord; 3 if you walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them, 4 I will give you rain in its season: and the land shall yield its productions; 5 and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit; and the thresher shall overtake the vintager; and the vintager shall overtake the sower; and you shall eat your bread in plenty; and dwell in your land securely, and war shall not pass through your land. 6 I will indeed give you peace in your land; and you shall lie down to rest; and there shall be none to make you afraid. I will destroy the wild beasts out of your land; 7 and you shall pursue your enemies, and they shall fall before you with destruction. 8 Even five of you shall pursue an hundred; and a hundred of you shall pursue myriads, and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword. 9 And I will watch over you, and increase you, and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you. 10 And you shall eat the last year's crops, and the crops of the year before, and remove old stores out of the way of new. 11 And I will fix my tabernacle among you, and my soul will not abhor you. 12 And I will walk about among you, and be your God, and you shall be my people. 13 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt. When you were slaves, I broke the bond of your yoke, and led you out in confidence: 14 Now if you will not hearken to me, nor perform these my commandments, 15 but disobey them, and your souls abhor my judgments, so as not to perform all my commandments, so as to break my covenant, 16 I will deal with you in this manner; I will send against you distress, and the scab, and the gangrene to eat out your eyes; and wasting consumption; and you shall sow your seed in vain; for your enemies shall eat it: 17 and I will set my face against you; and you shall fall before your enemies; and they who hate you shall pursue you; and you shall flee when there is none pursuing you. 18 And if for all this you will not hearken to me, I will proceed to chastise you seven fold for your offences, 19 and break the haughtiness of your pride.; I will make the heaven for you as iron, and your land as brass; 20 and your strength shall be spent in vain. The earth shall not yield you its seed, nor shall the trees of the field yield you their fruit. 21 And after all these things, if you walk adversely and will not hearken to me, I will bring seven fold plagues upon you according to your sins; 22 I will send against you the wild beasts of the earth, and they shall devour you, and destroy your cattle; and I will make you few in number, and your high ways shall be desolate. 23 And if by these things you be not reformed, but walk adversely before me, 24 I also will walk with you in adverse wrath, and smite you seven fold for your sins; 25 I will bring a sword against you to avenge the cause of the covenant; and when you flee to your cities, I will send pestilence among you, and you shall be delivered into the hands of your enemies. 26 In your affliction for want of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven and dole out your bread by weight, and you shall eat, but shall not be satisfied. 27 And if for these things you will not hearken to me, but walk adversely before me, 28 I also will walk with you in adverse ire, and chastise you seven fold, according to your sins. 29 And you shall eat the flesh of your sons; and the flesh of your daughters also you shall eat: 30 and I will lay waste your pillars, and utterly destroy your carved images of wood, and cast your mangled limbs among the mangled limbs of your idols, and my soul will abhor you. 31 And I will lay waste your cities, and make your sanctuaries a desolation, and no longer be regaled with the smell of your sacrifices. 32 I will also make your land a desolation, and your enemies who dwell therein shall be astonished at it. 33 And I will scatter you among the nations, and a sword shall overtake and consume you. And your land shall be a waste, and your cities a desolation. 34 And the land shall then enjoy its sabbaths all the time of its desolation. When you shall be in the land of your enemies, the land shall then rest; and the land shall keep those sabbaths, 35 which it did not keep by your sabbaths when you dwelt therein. 36 And upon those of you who are left, I will bring a slavery, which shall reach their very hearts, in the land of their enemies. The sound of a leaf driven by the wind will scare them; and they shall flee like those who flee from a battle, and shall fall when none pursueth. 37 And brother shall overlook brother as in a battle, though none attacketh; and you shall not be able to withstand your enemies. 38 And you shall perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies shall devour you. 39 And those of you who are left shall pine away for their sins, and for the sins of their fathers; In the land of their enemies they shall pine away, 40 and confess their sins and the sins of their fathers, that they have transgressed, and neglected me, and that they have walked perversely before me, 41 and I have walked with them in vengeful ire. When I am destroying them in the land of their enemies, then will their uncircumcised heart be ashamed, and then will they bear their sins with humble submission; 42 whereupon I will call to remembrance the covenant with Jacob, and the covenant with Isaak, and I will call to remembrance the covenant with Abraham, and remember the land. 43 When the land shall be forsaken by them, and when the land shall have enjoyed its sabbaths by being made a waste on their account, and they have borne their iniquities because they neglected my judgments, and in their hearts abhorred my statutes, 44 [as I did not, when they were in their enemies' country, wholly overlook them, nor abhor them so as to destroy them utterly, for breaking my covenant which I made with them, for I am the Lord their God] 45 then will I remember the covenant with them; that old covenant when I brought them out of the land of Egypt; out of the house of bondage, to be their God. I am the Lord; 46 These are my judgments, and these are my statutes, and this is the law which the Lord hath given between himself and the children of Israel, at mount Sina, by the ministration of Moses.

Numbers 6:24-26

24 The Lord bless thee and keep thee; 25 The Lord make his countenance to shine upon thee, and be gracious to thee; 26 The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

Psalms 46:1

1 At the conclusion. For the sons of Kora. A Psalm concerning hidden things. GOD is our refuge and strength; our helper in the troubles which often befal us.

Malachi 3:10

10 Now let that which hath been plundered from him be in his house. Turn now in this respect, saith the Lord Almighty: [see] if I will not open for you the flood gates of heaven and pour my blessing upon you, until there is enough;

Romans 13:4

4 For it is a minister of God for good to thee. But if thou dost evil, be in dread; for it wieldeth not the sword in vain. For it is a minister of God, an avenger to execute wrath on him who doth evil.

1 Corinthians 13:3

3 And though I distribute all my substance to feed the poor, and deliver up my body to be burned, if I have not love, it profiteth me nothing.

Exodus 20:1-26

1 the Lord spoke all these words saying, 2 I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt; out of the house of bondage. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods besides me. 4 Thou shalt not make for thyself an idol, nor the likeness of any thing, which is in the heaven above, or in the earth below, or in the waters under the earth; 5 thou shalt not worship them; nor serve them; for I, the Lord thy God, am a zealous God, retributing to them who hate me the sins of fathers upon children to the third and fourth generation; 6 but shewing mercy for thousands [of generations] to them who love me and keep my commandments. 7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord thy God will not hold him guiltless who taketh his name in vain. 8 Remember the day of the sabbaths to hallow it. 9 Six days labour and do all thy works; 10 but on the seventh day are sabbaths to the Lord thy God; On it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy man servant, nor thy maid servant, nor thy ox, nor thy ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor the stranger who sojourneth with thee; 11 for in six days the Lord made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that are in them, and rested on the seventh day: therefore the Lord blessed the seventh day and hallowed it. 12 Honour thy father and thy mother that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayst live long in that good land, which the Lord thy God giveth thee. 13 Thou shalt not commit adultery. 14 Thou shalt not steal. 15 Thou shalt not commit murder. 16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. 17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife; thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, nor his field, nor his man servant, nor his maid servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any of his cattle, nor any thing belonging to thy neighbour. 18 And all the people looked towards the thunder and the lightnings and the sound of the trumpet and the mount which was smoking; and all the people being struck with terror stood at a distance. 19 And they said to Moses, Speak thou to us: and let not God speak to us lest we die. 20 Whereupon Moses said to them, Take courage; for God is come to you to prove you, that the dread of him may be in you, that you may not sin. 21 Then the people stood afar off, and Moses went into the thick darkness, where God was. 22 And the Lord said to Moses, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob and announce to the children of Israel, You have seen that I have spoken to you from heaven. 23 You shall not make for yourselves gods of silver, nor shall you make for yourselves gods of gold. 24 An altar of earth you shall make for me, and sacrifice thereon your whole burnt offerings and your offerings of thanksgiving, both your sheep and your young bulls in every place where I record my name. 25 And I will come to thee and bless thee. And if thou makest for me an altar of stones; thou shalt not build it of hewn stones: for thou hast put thy workmanship on them and they are polluted. 26 Thou shalt not go up to my altar by steps, that thou mayst not discover thy nakedness on it.

Deuteronomy 28:47-48

47 Because thou didst not serve the Lord thy God with gladness, and with a good understanding, for the abundance of all things; 48 therefore thou shalt serve thine enemies, whom the Lord will send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things, and thou shalt wear a yoke of iron on thy neck, until it utterly destroy thee.

James 3:10

10 Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. These things, my brethren, ought not to be so.

Jeremiah 17:5-8

5 Cursed is the man whose hope is on man; who shall fix the flesh of his arm on him, and whose heart hath departed from the Lord. 6 He shall be like the wild myrtle in the desert. He shall not see when good cometh; but shall dwell in parched places and in a desert-in a salt land which is uninhabited. 7 But blessed is the man who hath trusted in the Lord; and whose hope is the Lord. 8 He will be like a thriving tree near waters which shall shoot out its roots in a moist soil. It will not be afraid when heat cometh, though its stock be loaded with branches. In a year of drought it will not be afraid, nor will it fail to bear fruit.

Romans 15:13

13 Now may the God of this trust fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in this trust by virtue of a holy spirit.

Romans 12:19

19 Beloved, avenge not yourselves, but give place to the wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is mine; I will requite, saith the Lord."

Galatians 3:10

10 For as many as are of works of law are under a curse; for it is written, "Cursed is every one who will not persevere in all that. are written in the book of the law to do them."

1 Timothy 5:8

8 Now if any one doth not provide for his own, and especially for those of his family, he hath renounced his belief, and is worse than an infidel.

Deuteronomy 30:19

19 I call heaven and earth this day to witness against you, that I have set Life and Death, the Blessing and the Curse before you. Chuse thou life, that thou and thy seed may live,

Deuteronomy 28:1-68

1 Now it shall come to pass, that if thou wilt hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep and perform all these commandments which I this day give thee in charge, the Lord thy God will set thee high above all the nations of the earth; 2 and all these blessings shall come upon thee, and find thee. If thou wilt hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord thy God, 3 Blessed shalt thou be in the city; and blessed shalt thou be in the field; 4 blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the products of thy land, and thy herds, and thy flocks. 5 Blessed shall be thy granaries, and thy stores. 6 Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed when thou goest out. 7 May the Lord thy God deliver up thine enemies, who rise up against thee, to be smitten before thee. They shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways. 8 The Lord send upon thee the blessing in thy store houses, and on all the labours of thy hands, in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. 9 The Lord establish thee a holy people for himself, as he solemnly promised thy fathers. If thou wilt hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and walk in all his ways, 10 then shall all the nations of the earth see that thou art called by the name of the Lord, and they will be afraid of thee; 11 and the Lord thy God will multiply thee, for good, in the offspring of thy body, and in the increase of thy cattle, and in the products of thy ground, in the land which he solemnly promised thy fathers to give thee. 12 The Lord open for thee his good treasury, the heaven, to give thy land the rain in due season. May he bless all the works of thy hands, so that thou mayst lend to many nations, and not borrow of them; 13 and that thou mayst rule over many nations, and they not rule over thee. May the Lord establish thee for a head and not for a tail, so that thou mayst be above, and not beneath. If thou wilt hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep all that I this day enjoin thee, 14 thou wilt not turn aside from all the commandments which I this day command thee, either to the right, or to the left, to go after other gods, to serve them. 15 But in case thou wilt not hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God to keep all his commandments which I this day give thee in charge, all these evils shall come upon thee and overtake thee: 16 Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed thou in the field. 17 Cursed shall be thy granaries, and thy stores. 18 Cursed shall be the offspring of thy body, and the products of thy land, thy herds and thy flocks. 19 Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed thou when thou goest out. 20 The Lord send upon thee want, and famine, and destruction on all the labour of thy hands, until he utterly root thee out, and until he destroy thee quickly, on the account of thy wicked devices. Seeing thou hast forsaken me, 21 may the Lord make the pestilence cleave to thee, until it utterly consume thee from the land to which thou art going, to take possession of it. 22 The Lord smite thee with anxiety, and fever, and chilness, and restlessness, and blasting, and mildew, that they may pursue thee until they utterly destroy thee. 23 And when the heaven over thy head shall be brass, and the earth under thy feet iron, 24 may the Lord thy God make the rain of thy land dust, so that dust from heaven may descend until it waste thee, and until it destroy thee speedily. 25 May the Lord deliver thee up to slaughter before thine enemies, so that thou mayst go out one way to meet them, and flee seven ways from before them; and be a dispersion among all the kingdoms of the earth; 26 and your dead carcasses be food for the birds of the air, and the wild beasts of the earth, and there be none to fray them away. 27 The Lord smite thee with the Egyptian boil in thy seat, and with wild fire, and with itching, so that thou canst not be cured. 28 The Lord smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart, 29 so that thou mayst grope about at noon day, as a blind man gropeth in darkness; and let him not prosper thy ways, so thou shalt then be injured, and spoiled continually, and there will be none to help thee. 30 Thou wilt take a wife, and another man shall have her. Thou wilt build a house, but shall not dwell therein. Thou wilt plant a vineyard, but shalt not gather the grapes thereof. 31 Thy ox will be slaughtered before thy face, and thou shalt not eat thereof. Thy ass will be taken from thee, and shall not be restored; thy flocks will be given to thine enemies, and there shall be none to help thee; 32 thy sons, and thy daughters, will be given to another nation, and thine eyes will melt in looking at them; there will be no strength in thy hand. 33 A nation, which thou knowest not will eat the fruits of thy land, and all thy labours; and thou shalt be injured, and oppressed continually 34 , and driven to madness at the sight of thine eyes, which thou shalt see. 35 The Lord smite thee with a grievous boil on thy knees, and on thy legs, so that thou canst not be healed, from the sole of thy feet to the crown of thy head. 36 The Lord carry away thee, and thy rulers, whom thou mayst set over thee, to a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers knew, that thou mayst there serve other gods; stocks and stones; 37 and be there for a bye word, and a proverb, and a public example to all the nations to which the Lord shall bring thee. 38 There thou shalt carry out much seed into the field, and shalt bring little home, for the locust shall devour it; 39 thou shalt plant a vineyard and dress it; but shalt not press out wine, nor regale thyself from it; for worms shall eat it up. 40 Thou shalt have plantations of olive trees, in all thy borders, but shalt not be anointed with oil, for thine olive tree shall cast its fruit: 41 thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but shalt not have them with thee; for they shall go into captivity. 42 All thy trees and the products of thy land, shall be consumed with blasting. 43 The stranger who is with thee shall rise higher and higher; but thou shalt fall lower and lower. 44 He shall lend to thee; and thou shalt not lend to him: He shall be head; and thou shalt be tail. 45 All these curses shall actually come upon thee, and pursue thee, and overtake thee, until he root thee out, and utterly destroy thee because thou didst not hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his commandments, and his rules of rectitude, which he commanded thee, 46 And they shall be signs for thee, and wonders for thine offspring forever. 47 Because thou didst not serve the Lord thy God with gladness, and with a good understanding, for the abundance of all things; 48 therefore thou shalt serve thine enemies, whom the Lord will send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things, and thou shalt wear a yoke of iron on thy neck, until it utterly destroy thee. 49 The Lord will bring against thee a nation from afar; from the extremity of the earth, with the impetuosity of an eagle; A nation whose voice thou shalt not understand; 50 a nation of an unblushing countenance, which will not respect the person of an elder, nor compassionate a youth. 51 And it shall devour the increase of thy cattle, and the products of thy land, so as not to leave thee corn, wine, oil, herds or flocks, until it hath destroyed thee, 52 and wasted thee in thy cities; until they have demolished thy high, and strong walls, in which thou hast placed thy confidence, throughout thy whole land. And when he shall afflict thee in thy cities which he hath given thee; 53 in thy siege, and in the affliction, with which thine enemy shall afflict thee, thou shalt eat the offspring of thy body; the flesh of thy sons, and thy daughters, whom he gave thee. 54 The tender, and very delicate man who is with thee, will look with an evil eye on his brother, and on the wife in his bosom, and the remaining children which may be left him, 55 so as not to give one of them any of the flesh of his sons, which he may be eating, because he hath nothing left him in the siege, and in that affliction of thine with which thine enemies will afflict thee, in all thy cities. 56 And the tender, and very delicate woman among you, whose foot never ventured to tread the ground because of her delicateness, and effeminacy will look with an evil eye on her husband in her bosom, and on her son, and her daughter, 57 even the female infant she bore, or the male child which she may have brought forth; for on the account of the want of all things, she will eat these secretly in thy siege, and in that affliction of thine with which thine enemy will afflict thee in thy cities. 58 If thou wilt not hearken to do all the words of this law, which are written in this book, to fear this glorious, this wonderful name, The Lord Thy God, 59 the Lord will make thy plagues, and the plagues of thy seed, wonderful beyond conception; he will make them great, and marvellous, and thy diseases sore, and lasting, 60 and will bring upon thee all the affliction of Egypt; that grievous affliction which thou didst dread on their account, and they shall cleave to thee. 61 The Lord will also bring upon thee every sickness, and every plague, which is not written, and every one which is written in this book of the law, until he root thee out. 62 And you shall be left few in number, instead of being, as you were, like the stars of heaven for multitude. Because thou didst not hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, 63 therefore it shall come to pass, that as the Lord delighted in you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the Lord will rejoice over you, in rooting you out; and you shall be removed speedily from the land to which thou art going to take possession of it. 64 And the Lord thy God will scatter thee among all the nations, from one extremity of the earth to the other; and thou shalt there serve other gods; stocks and stones, which neither thou, nor thy fathers have known. 65 But even among these nations he will not give thee rest, nor shall there be any rest for the sole of thy foot. Indeed the Lord will give thee there a strange trembling heart, and failing eyes, and a desponding soul, 66 and thy life shall hang in suspence before thine eyes, and thou shalt be in terror, day and night, and have no assurance of thy life. 67 In the morning thou wilt say; How will it be with me in the evening! And in the evening thou wilt say, How may it be with me in the morning! on account of the terror of thy heart with which thou shalt be affrighted, and on account of the sights of thine eyes which thou shalt see. 68 And the Lord will send thee back into Egypt, in ships, [by the way which I ordered thou shalt see it no more:] and thou shalt there be exposed to sale to your enemies, for bond men and bond women, and there will be no purchaser.
Reformed Dating

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