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Hurting Others

Bible verses about hurting others

Throughout Scripture Christians are told to love others. Love does no harm to its neighbor. We are not to hurt others physically or emotionally. Words do hurt people. Think before you say something to hurt someone’s feelings. Not only words said directly to the person, but words said when that person is not around.

20 Important Bible Verses About Hurting Others

Slander, gossip, lying, etc. is all evil and Christians should have nothing to do with these.

Even if someone hurts us we are to be imitators of Christ and pay no one back for what they have done. Always be willing to apologize to others.

Forgive just like God forgave you. Put others before yourself and be careful what comes out your mouth. Do what leads to peace and do all things for the glory of God.

As believers we must be considerate of others. We should never mistreat others nor cause believers to stumble.

We should always check to see how will our actions help someone in need. We should always check to see if our decisions in life will hurt others.


  • “Be careful with your words. Once they’re said, they can only be forgiven not forgotten.”
  • “Words scar more than you think.”
  • “The tongue has no bones, but is strong enough to break a heart.”

Live peaceably

1. Romans 12:17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

2. Romans 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.

3. Psalm 34:14 Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it.

4. Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.

What does the Bible say?

5. Ephesians 4:30-32 Do not grieve the Holy Spirit, by whom you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, quarreling, and slander be put away from you, along with all hatred. And be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another just as God has forgiven you in the Messiah.

6. Leviticus 19:15-16 Do not twist justice in legal matters by favoring the poor or being partial to the rich and powerful. Always judge people fairly. Do not spread slanderous gossip among your people. Do not stand idly by when your neighbor’s life is threatened. I am the LORD.

Repay no evil

7. 1 Peter 3:9 Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.

8. Romans 12:17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.


9. Romans 13:10 Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

10. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

11. Ephesians 5:1-2 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.


12. Titus 3:2 to slander no one, to avoid fighting, and to be kind, always showing gentleness to all people.

13. 1 Corinthians 10:31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

14. Ephesians 4:27 and give no opportunity to the devil.

15. Philippians 2:3 Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves.

16. Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Golden Rule

17. Matthew 7:12 In everything, treat others as you would want them to treat you, for this fulfills the law and the prophets.

18. Luke 6:31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.


19. Acts 7:26 The next day Moses came upon two Israelites who were fighting. He tried to reconcile them by saying, ‘Men, you are brothers; why do you want to hurt each other?’

20. Nehemiah 5:7-8 After thinking it over, I spoke out against these nobles and officials. I told them, “You are hurting your own relatives by charging interest when they borrow money!” Then I called a public meeting to deal with the problem. At the meeting I said to them, “We are doing all we can to redeem our Jewish relatives who have had to sell themselves to pagan foreigners, but you are selling them back into slavery again. How often must we redeem them?” And they had nothing to say in their defense.


1 Corinthians 10:32 Don’t become a stumbling block to Jews or Greeks or to the church of God. 

1 comment… add one
  • Kathleen J. Schofield Dec 8, 2022, 3:04 pm

    Excellent food for thought! The Word has divine wisdom for us all. Thank You, Father,
    Son and Holy Ghost!

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