Enlightening KJV Bible Verses About Hatred

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As time progresses it seems that hatred becomes more and more abundant. The news is filled with rioting and murder which seems to be the result of fierce hatred for certain people and groups. Sometimes we must just reflect upon what God says about hatred. Take a look at these enlightening KJV Bible verses about hatred.

What the LORD Hates: “These six things doth the LORD hate: Yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, Feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, And he that soweth discord among brethren.” ~ Proverbs 6:16–19

Feeling Hated:

Genesis 26:27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, and have sent me away from you?

Jealously Can Lead to Hatred:

Genesis 37:4–5 And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him. And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.

Exodus 20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

Psalm 105:23–25 Israel also came into Egypt; And Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham. And he increased his people greatly; And made them stronger than their enemies. He turned their heart to hate his people, To deal subtilly with his servants.

Sin Leads to Hatred:

2 Samuel 13:14–15 Howbeit he would not hearken unto her voice: but, being stronger than she, forced her, and lay with her. Then Amnon hated her exceedingly; so that the hatred wherewith he hated her was greater than the love wherewith he had loved her. And Amnon said unto her, Arise, be gone.

Wickedness and Evil are Hated:

Psalm 26:5 I have hated the congregation of evil doers; And will not sit with the wicked.

Psalm 45:7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: Therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee With the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

John 3:20  For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

Jesus and Believers in Jesus are Hated:

Matthew 24:9–10 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

John 15:25  But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

Final Thoughts

Hatred is a powerful emotion and when you put it into action it will destroy all that is good. We must always be careful to hate only those things that the LORD hates and look beyond the unlovable things of this world and let love rule in our hearts. For if love rules in our heart our actions will reflect what God wants the world to see.

More to read: Psalm 101 A Sick Society

Resource – Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, King James Version

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