5824 cruelty, examples of

5824 cruelty, examples of

Scripture condemns cruelty, and gives examples of situations in which it was practised.

Cruelty is an expression of wickedness

Ps 71:4; Ro 1:28-31 See also Ps 35:16; Ps 86:14; Pr 17:5; Ecc 4:1; Am 5:12

Forms of cruelty

The cruel nature of war 2Ki 8:12 See also 2Ki 15:16; Isa 13:15,18; Hos 10:14; Hos 13:16; Na 3:10

The cruel nature of rape Ge 34:2 See also Jdg 19:25; 2Sa 13:14; Zec 14:2

The cruel nature of words Job 17:1-2; Ps 42:10; Mk 15:31 See also 1Sa 1:6-7; Job 11:3; Ps 22:7; Ps 35:11; Ps 89:50-51; Ps 102:8; Jer 20:7; La 3:14

Particular examples of cruelty

Ge 37:23-24 Joseph’s brothers; Ge 49:5-7 Simeon and Levi; Ex 1:22 Pharaoh; Jdg 1:6 Judah’s cruelty to a local king; Jdg 4:2-3 Sisera; Jdg 10:6-8 the Philistines and Ammonites; 2Ch 16:10 Asa; Pr 5:8-9 the adulteress Nebuchadnezzar: Jer 21:7; Da 3:13-20 The officials at Jerusalem: Jer 37:15; Jer 38:6-7
Eze 22:29 Israel; Na 3:18-19 the king of Assyria; Mt 2:16 King Herod Jesus Christ’s torturers: Mt 27:26-31 pp Mk 15:15-20 pp Jn 19:15 Jesus Christ’s executioners: Lk 23:33-39 pp Mt 27:35-44 pp Mk 15:24-32 pp Jn 19:18

See also

5040murder
5281crucifixion
5347injustice
5436pain
5446poverty
5560suffering
5782agony
5789anger
5972unkindness
6178hardness of heart
8790oppression
8794persecution

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