70+ Bible Verses about Death Penalty

It is written in the bible that whoever harms a man shall be thrown out of heaven. The death penalty is the ultimate, and no one should be spared from cruelty and inhuman behavior. This list of bible verses will teach you a lot about the death penalty and the consequences.

Here are Bible Verses about Death Penalty

Exodus 12:29

“At midnight the LORD struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh, who sat on the throne, to the firstborn of the prisoner, who was in the dungeon, and the firstborn of all the livestock as well.”

At nightfall, the Lord smote all the born in Israel, from Pharoah throne to the prisoner in the jail, as well as every animal firstborn.

Numbers 16:35

“And fire came out from the LORD and consumed the 250 men who were offering the incense.”

The Lord also sent forth fire, which devoured the 250 men who were offering incense.

Samuel 6:19

“But God struck down some of the inhabitants of Beth Shemesh, putting seventy of them to death because they looked into the ark of the LORD. The people mourned because of the heavy blow the LORD had dealt them.”

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He killed several of the men of Beth-shemesh for looking into the Lord’s ark. He killed 50,070 men out of all the people, and the people wept because the Lord had hit the people with tremendous slaughter.

Samuel 25:38

“About ten days later, the LORD struck Nabal and he died.”

The Lord smote Nabal about ten days later, and he perished.

Matthew 27:26

“Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.”

Then he freed Barabbas for them, but after scourging Jesus, he delivered Him over to be executed.

Samuel 6:7

“Now then, get a new cart ready, with two cows that have calved and have never been yoked. Hitch the cows to the cart, but take their calves away and pen them up.” 

And the Lord’s wrath fell on Uzzah, and God smote him back there for his disrespect, and he perished there beside the ark of God.

Mark 15:15

“Now then, get a new cart ready, with two cows that have calved and have never been yoked. Hitch the cows to the cart, but take their calves away and pen them up.”

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To pacify the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them, and then after scourging Christ, he handed Him through to be executed.

Chronicles 13:10

“The LORD’s anger burned against Uzzah, and he struck him down because he had put his hand on the ark. So he died there before God.”

The King’s wrath was inflamed towards Uzza, and He smote him down for reaching for the tabernacle, and he died there before God.

John 19:16

“Finally Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified. So the soldiers took charge of Jesus.”

As a result, he turned Him over to be crucified.

Acts 12:23

“Immediately, because Herod did not give praise to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died.”

And instantly, an archangel Gabriel smote him since he did not offer God honor, and he was devoured by maggots and died.

Matthew 27:38

“Two rebels were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left.”

At the time, two thieves, one on the right and one on the left, were crucified alongside Him.

Joshua 7:15

“Whoever is caught with the devoted things shall be destroyed by fire, along with all that belongs to him. He has violated the covenant of the LORD and has done an outrageous thing in Israel!”

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The one who would be taken with the forbidden substances should be burnt with fire, he and everything that belongs to him, since he has broken the Lord’s promise and committed a humiliating deed in Israel.

Exodus 21:16

“Anyone who kidnaps someone is to be put to death, whether the victim has been sold or is still in the kidnapper’s possession.”

He who abducts a man, whether John sells him or finds him in his hands, must undoubtedly be put to death.

Samuel 15:3

“Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy all that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.”

Then go and strike Amalek and destroy all he owns; do not spare him, but murder both husband and wife, child and infant, cattle and sheep, camels and donkey.

Acts 25:11

“If, however, I am guilty of doing anything deserving death, I do not refuse to die. But if the charges brought against me by these Jews are not true, no one has the right to hand me over to them. I appeal to Caesar!”

If I am a sinner and have committed something deserving of death, I will not refuse to die; but if none of the things these guys accuse me of are true, no one can give me over to them. “I make my case before Caesar.”

Exodus 21:12

“Anyone who strikes someone a fatal blow is to be put to death.”

He who hits a guy and causes him to die will undoubtedly be executed.

Romans 13:1

“Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.”

Every individual is to be subordinate to the ruling authority. For there is no authority other than God’s, and those that exist are created by God.

Acts 5:30

The God of our ancestors raised Jesus from the dead – whom you killed by hanging him on a cross.

Our Father’s God brought up Jesus, whom you had crucified by hanging Him on a crucifixion.

Deuteronomy 17:12

“Anyone who shows contempt for the judge or for the priest who stands ministering there to the LORD your God is to be put to death. You must purge the evil from Israel.”

That individual who acts arrogantly by simply not replying to the minister who sits there just to serve the Lord your King, or to the court, must die; so you will purify the corrupt from Israel.

Exodus 21:15

“Anyone who attacks their father or mother is to be put to death.”

He who assaults his father or mother will undoubtedly be executed.

Galatians 3:13

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.”

Because it is written, “Cursed that everyone who dies on a tree,” Christ redeemed us from the Court’s curse by being a curse for us.

Ezra 6:11

“Furthermore, I decree that if anyone defies this edict, a beam is to be pulled from their house and they are to be impaled on it. And for this crime their house is to be made a pile of rubble.”

And I signed a proclamation that any person who breaches this edict should have a wood pulled from his home and impaled on it, and his home shall be rendered a rubbish heap as a result.

Leviticus 24:23

“Then Moses spoke to the Israelites, and they took the blasphemer outside the camp and stoned him. The Israelites did as the LORD commanded Moses.”

Then Moses addressed the elders of Israel and immediately led the curser outside of the camp and killed him with stones. 

Leviticus 20:27

“A man or woman who is a medium or spiritist among you must be put to death. You are to stone them; their blood will be on their own heads.”

Any man or woman who claims to be a psychic or a spiritist will undoubtedly be executed. They will be blasted with stones for their bloodguiltiness.

Samuel 28:9

But the woman said to him, “Surely you know what Saul has done. He has cut off the mediums and spiritists from the land. Why have you set a trap for my life to bring about my death?”

“Behold, you realize everything Saul has done, that he has driven off communicators and spiritists from the nation,” the lady remarked to him. 

Leviticus 20:10

“If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife – with the wife of his neighbor – both the adulterer and the adulteress are to be put to death.”

If a man commits infidelity with another man’s wife or impregnates with a friend’s wife, both the cheater and the adulteress will be executed.

Deuteronomy 22:22

“If a man is found sleeping with another man’s wife, both the man who slept with her and the woman must die. You must purge the evil from Israel.”

If a man is caught associating with a married person, both the husband and wife shall die; thus, you will purge the immorality from Israel.

Leviticus 24:14

“Take the blasphemer outside the camp. All those who heard him are to lay their hands on his head, and the entire assembly is to stone him.”

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Bring the one who swore outside the encampment, and let everyone who heard him place their hands on his head, and then let the entire assembly stone him.

John 8:5

“In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” 

Now, Moses instructed us in the Law to kill such women; what’s next to do You say?”

Exodus 22:19

“Anyone who has sexual relations with an animal is to be put to death.”

Whoever lays with an animal will undoubtedly be executed.

Leviticus 24:16

“Anyone who blasphemes the name of the LORD is to be put to death. The entire assembly must stone them. Whether foreigner or native-born, when they blaspheme the Name they are to be put to death.”

Furthermore, anybody who slanders the word of the Lord will be stoned to death by the entire crowd. When a foreigner or a native blasphemes the Name, both will be executed.

Numbers 15:35

Then the LORD said to Moses, “The man must die. The whole assembly must stone him outside the camp.”

“The guy shall undoubtedly be put to death,” the Lord declared to Moses, “and all the people must shoot him with stones outside of the tent.”

Genesis 40:19

“Within three days Pharaoh will lift off your head and impale your body on a pole. And the birds will eat away your flesh.”

Pharaoh will take your head and hang you to a tree within three days, and the vultures will consume your flesh.

Numbers 15:36

“So the assembly took him outside the camp and stoned him to death, as the LORD commanded Moses.”

As the Lord had told Moses, the entire crowd dragged him outside the encampment and beat him to execution with stones.

John 19:7

The Jews insisted, “We have a law, and according to that law he must die, because he claimed to be the Son of God.”

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“We have a rule, and under that law, He deserved to die since He made Him out to be the Messenger of God,” the Jews said.

Mark 6:27

“So he immediately sent an executioner with orders to bring John’s head. The man went, beheaded John in the prison.”

The monarch immediately dispatched an executioner and ordered him to return his head. And he went to the prison and had him decapitated.

Joshua 7:25

“Joshua said, “Why have you brought this trouble on us? The LORD will bring trouble on you today.” Then all Israel stoned him, and after they had stoned the rest, they burned them.”

“Why have you bothered us?” Joshua said. This day, the Lord will disturb you.” And all Israel attacked them with stones, and after that, they burnt them with fire.

Matthew 14:9

“The king was distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he ordered that her request be granted.”

Matthew 14:10

“And had John beheaded in the prison.”

Despite his grief, the king ordered that it be provided because of his pledges and his dinner guests. He dispatched someone to have John slaughtered in the jail.

Daniel 3:6

“Whoever does not fall down and worship will immediately be thrown into a blazing furnace.”

Anyone that doesn’t fall to their knees begging will be tossed into the midst of a blazing fire.

Chronicles 24:21

“As for Rehabiah, from his sons: Ishiah was the first.”

So they plotted against him, and at the king’s instruction, they shot him to death in the Lord’s home court.

John 8:58

“Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!”

John 8:59

“At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.”

“Honestly, truly, I say to you, I am before Abraham was born,” Jesus declared to them. As a result, they gathered stones to hurl at Him, but Jesus disguised Himself and exited the temple.

Samuel 15:33

“But Samuel said, “As your sword has made women childless, so will your mother be childless among women.” And Samuel put Agag to death before the LORD at Gilgal.”

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“As your sword has rendered women infertile, so must your mother be sterile among women,” Samuel remarked. And Samuel conformed Agag to shreds in front of the King at Gilgal. 

Daniel 2:5

The king replied to the astrologers, “This is what I have firmly decided: If you do not tell me what my dream was and interpret it, I will have you cut into pieces and your houses turned into piles of rubble.”

“The decree from me is resolute: if you do not make clear to me that the dream and its meaning, you will be ripped limb by limb, and your dwellings will be made a garbage heap,” the king said to the Chaldeans.

Acts 12:2

“He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword.”

And he had James, John’s brother, slain with a sword.

Hebrews 11:37

“They were put to death by stoning; they were sawed in two; they were killed by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated.”

They were stoned, sawn in two, tempted, and slain with the sword; they walked about in sheepskins and goatskins, penniless, tormented, and ill-treated.

Daniel 6:16

So the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the lions’ den. The king said to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!”

The king then issued instructions, and Daniel was hauled in and thrown into the lions’ den. “Your God, whom you always serve, will deliver you,” the king declared to Daniel.

Genesis 4:15

“But the LORD said to him, “Not so; anyone who kills Cain will suffer vengeance seven times over.” Then the LORD put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him.”

“Therefore, whoever kills Cain, retribution will be inflicted on him sevenfold,” the Lord declared to him. And the Lord put up a notice for Cain so no one who came across him would slay him.

Exodus 21:13

“However, if it is not done intentionally, but God lets it happen, they are to flee to a place I will designate.”

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But if he did not wait patiently for him, but God allowed him to fall into his hands, I will assign you a spot where he can run.

Numbers 35:6

“Six of the towns you give the Levites will be cities of refuge, to which a person who has killed someone may flee. In addition, give them forty-two other towns.”

The towns you shall offer to the Levites would be the six towns of refuge to which the manslayer shall escape, as well as forty-two cities in addition to them.

Deuteronomy 4:42

“Six of the towns you give the Levites will be cities of refuge, to which a person who has killed someone may flee. In addition, give them forty-two other towns.”

So a manslayer who mistakenly slaughtered his neighbor without harboring malice toward him in the past may flee there, and that by escaping to one of the other cities he might live.

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