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160 Bible Verses about Judgement

Judgement is a central theme in the Bible, revealing God’s justice, mercy, and righteousness. From the Old Testament to the New Testament, it underscores divine order and human accountability. In these 160 Bible verses about judgement, we will discover various aspects like God’s judgement on nations, personal accountability, and the balance between justice and mercy. Let these Scriptures inspire reflection, foster spiritual growth, and reinforce the timeless truths of our faith.

God’s Judgement on Nations

  • Isaiah 26:9 – “My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you. When your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness.”
  • Jeremiah 25:31 – “The tumult will resound to the ends of the earth, for the Lord will bring charges against the nations; he will bring judgment on all mankind and put the wicked to the sword,’” declares the Lord.”
  • Ezekiel 25:17 – “I will carry out great vengeance on them and punish them in my wrath. Then they will know that I am the Lord, when I take vengeance on them.”
  • Joel 3:12 – “Let the nations be roused; let them advance into the Valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I will sit to judge all the nations on every side.”
  • Obadiah 1:15 – “The day of the Lord is near for all nations. As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head.”
  • Zephaniah 3:8 – “Therefore wait for me,” declares the Lord, “for the day I will stand up to testify. I have decided to assemble the nations, to gather the kingdoms and to pour out my wrath on them—all my fierce anger. The whole world will be consumed by the fire of my jealous anger.”
  • Zechariah 14:3 – “Then the Lord will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights on a day of battle.”
  • Matthew 25:32 – “All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.”
  • Acts 17:31 – “For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.”
  • Revelation 19:15 – “Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. ‘He will rule them with an iron scepter.’ He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.”

Personal Accountability and Judgement

  • Romans 14:12 – “So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.”
  • Matthew 12:36 – “But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken.”
  • Hebrews 4:13 – “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.”
  • 2 Corinthians 5:10 – “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.”
  • Romans 2:6 – “God ‘will repay each person according to what they have done.'”
  • Galatians 6:5 – “For each one should carry their own load.”
  • 1 Peter 4:5 – “But they will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.”
  • James 3:1 – “Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.”
  • Ecclesiastes 12:14 – “For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.”
  • 1 Corinthians 4:5 – “Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart. At that time each will receive their praise from God.”

The Final Judgement

  • Revelation 20:11 – “Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them.”
  • Revelation 20:12 – “And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books.”
  • Revelation 20:13 – “The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done.”
  • Revelation 20:14 – “Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death.”
  • Revelation 20:15 – “Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.”
  • Matthew 25:46 – “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”
  • John 5:28-29 – “Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out—those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned.”
  • Daniel 12:2 – “Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt.”
  • 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9 – “This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels. He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might.”
  • Matthew 13:41-42 – “The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

Judgement of Others

  • Matthew 7:1 – “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.”
  • Luke 6:37 – “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”
  • James 4:11 – “Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.”
  • James 4:12 – “There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you—who are you to judge your neighbor?”
  • Romans 2:1 – “You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.”
  • Romans 14:4 – “Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand.”
  • Romans 14:10 – “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.”
  • Romans 14:13 – “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.”
  • 1 Corinthians 4:5 – “Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart. At that time each will receive their praise from God.”
  • Matthew 7:3 – “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?”

God’s Righteous Judgement

  • Romans 2:5 – “But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed.”
  • Romans 2:16 – “This will take place on the day when God judges people’s secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares.”
  • Psalm 9:8 – “He rules the world in righteousness and judges the peoples with equity.”
  • Psalm 96:13 – “Let all creation rejoice before the Lord, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his faithfulness.”
  • Psalm 98:9 – “Let them sing before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples with equity.”
  • 2 Timothy 4:8 – “Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.”
  • Psalm 7:11 – “God is a righteous judge, a God who displays his wrath every day.”
  • Psalm 50:6 – “And the heavens proclaim his righteousness, for he is a God of justice.”
  • Acts 17:31 – “For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.”
  • John 5:30 – “By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.”

Warnings of Judgement

  • Matthew 3:12 – “His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
  • Matthew 13:30 – “Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.”
  • Matthew 25:41 – “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.'”
  • Mark 9:43 – “If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out.”
  • Luke 12:5 – “But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after your body has been killed, has authority to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him.”
  • 2 Peter 2:9 – “If this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgment.”
  • Jude 1:7 – “In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.”
  • Hebrews 10:27 – “But only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God.”
  • 2 Thessalonians 1:9 – “They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might.”
  • Revelation 14:10 – “They, too, will drink the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb.”

God’s Judgement on the Wicked

  • Proverbs 11:21 – “Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will go free.”
  • Proverbs 24:20 – “For the evildoer has no future hope, and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out.”
  • Psalm 1:5 – “Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.”
  • Psalm 37:28 – “For the Lord loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed; the offspring of the wicked will perish.”
  • Psalm 75:7-8 – “It is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another. In the hand of the Lord is a cup full of foaming wine mixed with spices; he pours it out, and all the wicked of the earth drink it down to its very dregs.”
  • Psalm 82:3-4 – “Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”
  • Malachi 4:1 – “Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and the day that is coming will set them on fire,” says the Lord Almighty. “Not a root or a branch will be left to them.”
  • Isaiah 13:11 – “I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty and will humble the pride of the ruthless.”
  • Nahum 1:2 – “The Lord is a jealous and avenging God; the Lord takes vengeance and is filled with wrath. The Lord takes vengeance on his foes and vents his wrath against his enemies.”
  • Revelation 21:8 – “But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

Judgement with Wisdom and Discernment

  • Proverbs 2:6-9 – “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones. Then you will understand what is right and just and fair—every good path.”
  • Proverbs 3:21 – “My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion.”
  • Proverbs 8:15-16 – “By me kings reign and rulers issue decrees that are just; by me princes govern, and nobles—all who rule on earth.”
  • Isaiah 11:3-4 – “He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears; but with righteousness he will judge the needy, with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked.”
  • Jeremiah 23:5 – “The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land.”
  • 1 Kings 3:28 – “When all Israel heard the verdict the king had given, they held the king in awe, because they saw that he had wisdom from God to administer justice.”
  • Psalm 37:30 – “The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak what is just.”
  • Proverbs 1:3 – “For receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and fair.”
  • Proverbs 21:3 – “To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.”
  • Isaiah 33:15 – “Those who walk righteously and speak what is right, who reject gain from extortion and keep their hands from accepting bribes, who stop their ears against plots of murder and shut their eyes against contemplating evil.”

Divine Judgement Through Christ

  • John 5:22 – “Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son.”
  • John 5:27 – “And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man.”
  • Acts 10:42 – “He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one whom God appointed as judge of the living and the dead.”
  • Romans 2:16 – “This will take place on the day when God judges people’s secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares.”
  • 2 Timothy 4:1 – “In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge.”
  • 2 Corinthians 5:10 – “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.”
  • Revelation 19:11 – “I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war.”
  • John 9:39 – “Jesus said, ‘For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.'”
  • Acts 17:31 – “For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.”
  • Matthew 16:27 – “For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.”

Judgement and Repentance

  • Ezekiel 18:30 – “Therefore, you Israelites, I will judge each of you according to your own ways, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent! Turn away from all your offenses; then sin will not be your downfall.”
  • Acts 3:19 – “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.”
  • Luke 13:3 – “I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”
  • 2 Peter 3:9 – “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”
  • Revelation 2:5 – “Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.”
  • Revelation 3:19 – “Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.”
  • Mark 1:15 – “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”
  • Luke 5:32 – “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
  • Acts 17:30 – “In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.”
  • Romans 2:4 – “Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?”

Old Testament Prophets on Judgement

  • Isaiah 1:17 – “Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.”
  • Isaiah 3:14 – “The Lord enters into judgment against the elders and leaders of his people: ‘It is you who have ruined my vineyard; the plunder from the poor is in your houses.'”
  • Isaiah 10:1 – “Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees.”
  • Jeremiah 5:28 – “They have grown fat and sleek. Their evil deeds have no limit; they do not seek justice. They do not promote the case of the fatherless; they do not defend the just cause of the poor.”
  • Ezekiel 34:17 – “As for you, my flock, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will judge between one sheep and another, and between rams and goats.”
  • Amos 5:24 – “But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!”
  • Micah 6:8 – “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
  • Habakkuk 2:9 – “Woe to him who builds his house by unjust gain, setting his nest on high to escape the clutches of ruin!”
  • Zechariah 7:9 – “This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.'”
  • Malachi 3:5 – “So I will come to put you on trial. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive the foreigners among you of justice, but do not fear me,” says the Lord Almighty.”

Judgement and Mercy

  • James 2:13 – “Because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.”
  • Matthew 5:7 – “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.”
  • Luke 6:36 – “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”
  • Micah 7:18 – “Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.”
  • Hosea 6:6 – “For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.”
  • Psalm 25:6 – “Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old.”
  • Psalm 103:8 – “The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.”
  • Psalm 145:9 – “The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.”
  • Ephesians 2:4 – “But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy.”
  • Titus 3:5 – “He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.”

Judgement and God’s Sovereignty

  • Psalm 96:10 – “Say among the nations, ‘The Lord reigns.’ The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity.”
  • Psalm 9:7-8 – “The Lord reigns forever; he has established his throne for judgment. He rules the world in righteousness and judges the peoples with equity.”
  • Psalm 67:4 – “May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples with equity and guide the nations of the earth.”
  • Isaiah 33:22 – “For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; it is he who will save us.”
  • Daniel 7:9-10 – “As I looked, thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze. A river of fire was flowing, coming out from before him. Thousands upon thousands attended him; ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him. The court was seated, and the books were opened.”
  • Romans 9:15 – “For he says to Moses, ‘I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.'”
  • Romans 9:21 – “Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use?”
  • 1 Timothy 6:15 – “Which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords.”
  • Revelation 19:16 – “On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: King of kings and Lord of lords.”
  • Jude 1:25 – “To the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.”

Judgement and God’s Holiness

  • Isaiah 5:16 – “But the Lord Almighty will be exalted by his justice, and the holy God will be proved holy by his righteous acts.”
  • Leviticus 19:2 – “Speak to the entire assembly of Israel and say to them: ‘Be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy.'”
  • Isaiah 6:3 – “And they were calling to one another: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.'”
  • 1 Peter 1:16 – “For it is written: ‘Be holy, because I am holy.'”
  • Revelation 4:8 – “Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,’ who was, and is, and is to come.”
  • Hebrews 12:10 – “They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness.”
  • Psalm 99:9 – “Exalt the Lord our God and worship at his holy mountain, for the Lord our God is holy.”
  • Isaiah 57:15 – “For this is what the high and exalted One says—he who lives forever, whose name is holy: ‘I live in a high and holy place, but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.'”
  • Revelation 15:4 – “Who will not fear you, Lord, and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.”
  • 1 Samuel 2:2 – “There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.”

Judgement Day

  • Matthew 12:36 – “But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken.”
  • 2 Peter 3:7 – “By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.”
  • 1 John 4:17 – “This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.”
  • Matthew 10:15 – “Truly I tell you, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town.”
  • 2 Peter 2:4 – “For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them in chains of darkness to be held for judgment.”
  • 2 Peter 3:10 – “But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.”
  • Jude 1:6 – “And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day.”
  • Hebrews 9:27 – “Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment.”
  • Romans 2:5 – “But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed.”
  • Revelation 20:12 – “And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books.”

Judgement and Salvation

  • John 3:18 – “Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”
  • John 5:24 – “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.”
  • Romans 8:1 – “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”
  • 1 John 3:20 – “If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.”
  • John 3:16-17 – “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”
  • Titus 3:5-7 – “He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.”
  • Ephesians 2:8-9 – “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.”
  • Romans 10:9 – “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
  • Romans 10:13 – “For, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.'”
  • Acts 16:31 – “They replied, ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.'”

Conclusion

Reflecting on these 160 Bible verses about judgement deepens our understanding of God’s justice, mercy, and righteousness. They remind us of our responsibility and the eternal consequences of our actions. May these verses inspire us to live righteously, seek God’s will, and embrace timeless truths. Let them light our path and strengthen our spiritual journey!

 

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