1 Peter 2:23ESV / 11 helpful votes
When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.
1 Corinthians 4:12ESV / 9 helpful votes
And we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure;
Romans 12:2ESV / 8 helpful votes
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Romans 12:14ESV / 7 helpful votes
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.
Matthew 7:1-5ESV / 7 helpful votes
“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.
Hebrews 2:10ESV / 6 helpful votes
For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering.
Romans 12:17ESV / 6 helpful votes
Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.
Romans 3:23ESV / 6 helpful votes
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Ephesians 5:3ESV / 5 helpful votes
But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints.
Galatians 5:22-23ESV / 5 helpful votes
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
2 Corinthians 6:14ESV / 5 helpful votes
Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
Romans 12:1ESV / 5 helpful votes
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
John 8:32ESV / 5 helpful votes
And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
2 Kings 1:1-18ESV / 4 helpful votes
After the death of Ahab, Moab rebelled against Israel. Now Ahaziah fell through the lattice in his upper chamber in Samaria, and lay sick; so he sent messengers, telling them, “Go, inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron, whether I shall recover from this sickness.” But the angel of the Lord said to Elijah the Tishbite, “Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say to them, ‘Is it because there is no God in Israel that you are going to inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron? Now therefore thus says the Lord, You shall not come down from the bed to which you have gone up, but you shall surely die.’” So Elijah went. The messengers returned to the king, and he said to them, “Why have you returned?” ...
1 Corinthians 13:1-13ESV / 3 helpful votes
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; ...
Romans 6:23ESV / 3 helpful votes
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 1:1-32ESV / 3 helpful votes
Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, ...
Daniel 7:9ESV / 3 helpful votes
“As I looked, thrones were placed, and the Ancient of Days took his seat; his clothing was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames; its wheels were burning fire.
1 Peter 2:1-25ESV / 2 helpful votes
So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. ...
James 2:1-10ESV / 2 helpful votes
My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? ...
James 1:1-27ESV / 2 helpful votes
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings. Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. ...
2 Thessalonians 1:1-12ESV / 2 helpful votes
Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing. Therefore we ourselves boast about you in the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions that you are enduring. This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering— ...
John 3:16-17ESV / 2 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
John 3:1-36ESV / 2 helpful votes
Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. ...
Psalm 34:1-22ESV / 2 helpful votes
Of David, when he changed his behavior before Abimelech, so that he drove him out, and he went away. I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together! I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. ...
2 Samuel 1:1-27ESV / 2 helpful votes
After the death of Saul, when David had returned from striking down the Amalekites, David remained two days in Ziklag. And on the third day, behold, a man came from Saul's camp, with his clothes torn and dirt on his head. And when he came to David, he fell to the ground and paid homage. David said to him, “Where do you come from?” And he said to him, “I have escaped from the camp of Israel.” And David said to him, “How did it go? Tell me.” And he answered, “The people fled from the battle, and also many of the people have fallen and are dead, and Saul and his son Jonathan are also dead.” Then David said to the young man who told him, “How do you know that Saul and his son Jonathan are dead?” ...
Ruth 1:1-22ESV / 2 helpful votes
In the days when the judges ruled there was a famine in the land, and a man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. The name of the man was Elimelech and the name of his wife Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem in Judah. They went into the country of Moab and remained there. But Elimelech, the husband of Naomi, died, and she was left with her two sons. These took Moabite wives; the name of the one was Orpah and the name of the other Ruth. They lived there about ten years, and both Mahlon and Chilion died, so that the woman was left without her two sons and her husband. ...
Deuteronomy 7:3-4ESV / 2 helpful votes
You shall not intermarry with them, giving your daughters to their sons or taking their daughters for your sons, for they would turn away your sons from following me, to serve other gods. Then the anger of the Lord would be kindled against you, and he would destroy you quickly.
Genesis 1:1-31ESV / 2 helpful votes
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. ...
1 John 2:1-29ESV / 1 helpful vote
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: ...
John 3:3-5ESV / 1 helpful vote
Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
Judges 16:25-30ESV / 1 helpful vote
And when their hearts were merry, they said, “Call Samson, that he may entertain us.” So they called Samson out of the prison, and he entertained them. They made him stand between the pillars. And Samson said to the young man who held him by the hand, “Let me feel the pillars on which the house rests, that I may lean against them.” Now the house was full of men and women. All the lords of the Philistines were there, and on the roof there were about 3,000 men and women, who looked on while Samson entertained. Then Samson called to the Lord and said, “O Lord God, please remember me and please strengthen me only this once, O God, that I may be avenged on the Philistines for my two eyes.” And Samson grasped the two middle pillars on which the house rested, and he leaned his weight against them, his right hand on the one and his left hand on the other. ...
: the act of making fun of someone or something : derision.What does the Bible say about slandering others? ›
Since a good name and a person's good reputation is such a valuable thing that can be ruined through slanderous lips, God considers it evil and he hates it. According to James 3:15-16, the practice of slander is demonic. People who engage in slandering other people are being led by demons—not the Spirit of God.What does the Bible say about dealing with horrible people? ›
Even if sometimes you pray through gritted teeth with clenched fists, try to call upon Matthew 5:44: “But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.”What does the Bible say about disrespect? ›
"Honor thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee" (Deuteronomy 5:16a). Disrespectful actions of children, no matter their age, are abhorred by God, and there's no place that's worse to see the disrespectful actions of children than in a homeschooling family.What are some examples of ridicule? ›
- She didn't show anyone her artwork for fear of ridicule.
- He was a subject/object of ridicule to his coworkers. [=he was ridiculed by his coworkers]
- They held him up to (public) ridicule. [=they made fun of him publicly]
1 mockery, raillery, sarcasm, satire, irony. 2 banter, chaff, rally, twit, burlesque, satirize, lampoon.What to do if someone slanders you? ›
- Do Nothing. ...
- Collect Evidence. ...
- Get a Lawyer. ...
- Send a Cease and Desist Letter. ...
- Publish Your Own Statement. ...
- Sue for Defamation.
Malicious talk or gossip is mentioned elsewhere in the Bible, listed along with sins like murder and envy (Romans 1:29), things that should not be practiced or approved (verse 32). Proverbs 25:23, the verse that specifically uses the word backbiting, paints a vivid picture of how people respond to a gossip.How does the Bible deal with false accusations? ›
It was found that Jesus primarily responded to false accusation in six ways: by asking questions; by sharing parables, analogies, or maxims; by giving strong words of condemnation or affirmation; by referring to the scriptures; by withdrawing from the accusers; and by keeping silent.What does the Bible say about confronting people? ›
The scripture reads in verse 15, “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone.” First, go to the other person one-on-one and in private. If someone sins against you, you need to address them first—not another person, your spouse, or your small group.
"Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil." "But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness." "Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly."How do you treat someone who disrespects you? ›
Calmly explain what the problem is and how their behavior is affecting you. Don't be afraid to firmly but politely ask them to explain their behavior. Use I-focused language so that the other person does not feel accused. For example, “I feel very disrespected when you speak to me in that tone of voice.”What are acts of disrespect? ›
Verbal threats. Swearing. Pushing or throwing objects. Bullying. Threat/infliction of physical force or conduct.What is the root of disrespect? ›
disrespect (n.) "want of respect or reverence, incivility," 1630s, from dis- + respect (n.).Is ridicule the same as mockery? ›
Some common synonyms of ridicule are deride, mock, and taunt. While all these words mean "to make an object of laughter of," ridicule implies a deliberate often malicious belittling.What is the source of ridicule? ›
The obsolete adjective is borrowed from French ridicule, from Latin rīdiculus (“laughable, comical, amusing, absurd, ridiculous”), from ridere (“to laugh”). The noun is either from French, noun use of adjective, or from Latin rīdiculum, noun use of neuter of rīdiculus.What does it mean to feel ridiculed? ›
to laugh at someone in an unkind way: She rarely spoke her mind out of fear of being ridiculed. He was ridiculed for his ideas. Synonym. roast.What is opposite word of ridicule? ›
Ridicule Antonyms (Related Opposite Words)
Ridicule evokes an emotional response known as the “shame state,” or a cluster of emotions, including shame, humiliation, and embarrassment.What is the best synonyms for ridicule? ›
In order to prove a libel or slander claim, the employee must prove: (1) false communication; (2) unprivileged statement of fact (not opinion); (3) it was made about the plaintiff; (4) published to a third party; and (5) caused damage to the plaintiff.How can you prove someone is slandering you? ›
- The defendant made a statement;
- The statement was published or spoken;
- The statement caused injury;
- The statement was false, and;
- The statement did not fall into a privileged category.
Slander and Libel
If you're the subject of slanderous or libelous statements, a cease and desist letter can make the recipient retract what they've been saying or publishing. Your letter should ideally state the specific defamatory statement, the reasons why it is untrue, and the damage you're suffering.
Bible Gateway Matthew 7 :: NIV. "Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?What does the Bible say about corrupt conversation? ›
4 Verses 29 to 32.  Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.  And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.What does the Bible say about listening to gossip? ›
Ephesians 4:29 says, “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” Instead of gossiping about someone else, we can love the person in front of us by: Focusing what's good for building them up.How does an innocent person react when accused? ›
Key points. When falsely accused of wrongdoing, people usually feel enraged and express their anger about the unfair treatment. A new study suggests people who express their angry feelings openly are often seen as guilty.What to do if you are accused falsely? ›
- Realize the seriousness of the accusations. ...
- Understand the cost of a defense. ...
- Intervene before charges. ...
- Take no action. ...
- Gather any physical evidence and documents. ...
- Obtain witness contact information. ...
- Investigation. ...
- Plea bargain.
If you allege that someone has done something wrong or illegal, you say that they did that thing, but you do not give any proof. Allege is a formal word.How should Christians deal with confrontation? ›
- Own it. If you've messed up, own it. Own it fully because the offense is against a Holy God—don't explain it away. ...
- Speak Truth. If you've been hurt, go to the person humbly and talk tothem. Listen to them. ...
- Give grace. Be quick to forgive.
"One who forgives an affront fosters friendship, but one who dwells on disputes will alienate a friend."
A spiritually abusive leader displays selfish ambition.
We are to “do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than ourselves” (Philippians 2:4). When we push ourselves to the front of the line, we cut in front of Jesus and rob Him of His glory.
Proverbs 29:11 tells us that “Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back.” This scripture does not mean that the wise bury their anger or do not deal with it, but it means that they control their anger and how they express it. When you restrain your anger, you keep it within limits.Is it a sin to be mad at someone? ›
Anger itself is not a sin, but the strong emotion, unrestrained, can lead very quickly to sin. As God said to Cain, “It's desire is for you, but you must rule over it” (Genesis 4:7).What does the Bible say about harsh words? ›
Proverbs 15:1 -- “A soft word turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Wise people learn from others; some learn only from their own experience; fools won't learn.How did Jesus deal with toxic people? ›
Jesus also demonstrates the need to sometimes “verbally” walk away when dealing with a toxic person, like Herod. Instead of arguing with Herod and trying to justify himself, Jesus remained silent: “[Herod] plied him with many questions, but Jesus gave him no answer” (Luke 23:9).What does God say about wicked people? ›
His mouth is filled with cursing and deceit and oppression; under his tongue are mischief and iniquity (10:7). What's in the heart of the wicked comes out of their mouth in all kinds of cursing and lies. The one greedy for gain curses and renounces the Lord. He lurks that he may seize the poor (10:3, 9).What does the Bible say about turning your back on someone? ›
One of the chief tenets of Christian ethics is to not strike back against someone who hurts you. The Apostle Paul says in Romans chapter 12, “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.What is the highest form of disrespect? ›
Gaslighting: The Ultimate Form of Disrespect.How do you shut down a mean person? ›
- Take a few seconds to assess the situation. Some people are blunt, socially unintelligent, and have the tendency to say dumb things. ...
- Respond to the situation, not the person. ...
- Laugh it off. ...
- Ignore it.
impolite, rude, impertinent, irreverent.What are some examples of disrespectful? ›
Disrespect is all about not showing respect. Actually, it's about showing the opposite of respect, by acting rude, impolite, and offensive. Talking back to your teacher is showing disrespect for her authority. Not giving up your seat to an elderly person is an act of disrespect.Why do people get angry when disrespected? ›
When we take things personally, we feel offended and disrespected. Our reaction is either to defend ourself by exerting dominance or submitting passively. Either way we are provoked by someones criticism and view it as literal, personal and serious. We can make something big out of some behavior that is so little.Why being disrespectful is hurtful? ›
Rudeness is bad for our health and wellbeing
That's because such interactions are an attack on a part of our identity, Leiter explains. It tells us you're not important enough to be treated better, he says — “you're not really a legitimate person.” And finally rudeness is so toxic because of that negative spiral.
Jesus' crime when presented to Pilate was claiming to be the King of the Jews, so the mocking by the Roman soldiers relates to this claim: They dressed Jesus in a scarlet robe. They placed a crown of thorns on his head. They put a staff in his hand, then struck him with it.How do you ridicule? ›
It's simple. Just highlight and exaggerate its unappealing features. Try it. Say something, anything, and then mock it with an exaggerated caricature.What does ridicule mean dictionary? ›
transitive verb. If you ridicule someone or ridicule their ideas or beliefs, you make fun of them in an unkind way. I admired her all the more for allowing them to ridicule her and never striking back. Synonyms: laugh at, mock, make fun of, make a fool of More Synonyms of ridicule.Where in the Bible does it say Jesus is ridiculed? ›
According to the gospel narratives, Jesus had predicted that he would be mocked (Matthew 20:19, Mark 10:34, and Luke 18:32). The mocking of Christ took place in three stages: immediately following his trial, immediately following his condemnation by Pontius Pilate, and when he was being crucified.What is Jesus state of humiliation? ›
The Humiliation of Christ is a Protestant Christian doctrine that consists of the rejection and suffering that Jesus received and accepted, according to Christian belief. Within it are included his incarnation, suffering, death, burial, and sometimes descent into hell.How do you respond to mockery? ›
Laugh at the ridicule.
This will deflect the attack and show how little power they have over you. Slap your knee and really exaggerate how funny you think their comments are. Say something like “that's a new one” or “that's the funniest thing I've heard all day.” Say something like “that's enough” or “quit being rude.”