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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5824 cruelty, examples of
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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