Bible Verses About Hate: 11 Powerful Verses


1 John 4:20

ESVIf anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.
KJVIf a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
NASBIf someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.
NIVWhoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.
NLTIf someone says, “I love God,” but hates a fellow believer, that person is a liar; for if we don’t love people we can see, how can we love God, whom we cannot see?

Proverbs 10:12

ESVHatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.
KJVHatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
NASBHatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions.
NIVHatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.
NLTHatred stirs up quarrels, but love makes up for all offenses.

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1 John 3:15

ESVEveryone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
KJVWhosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
NASBEveryone who hates his brother is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
NIVAnyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him.
NLTAnyone who hates another brother or sister is really a murderer at heart. And you know that murderers don’t have eternal life within them.

John 15:18

ESV“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.
KJVIf the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
NASB“If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.
NIV“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.
NLT“If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first.

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Proverbs 8:13

ESVThe fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.
KJVThe fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
NASB“The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverted mouth, I hate.
NIVTo fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.
NLTAll who fear the LORD will hate evil. Therefore, I hate pride and arrogance, corruption and perverse speech.

Psalm 97:10

ESVO you who love the Lord, hate evil! He preserves the lives of his saints; he delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
KJVYe that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.
NASBHate evil, you who love the LORD, Who preserves the souls of His godly ones; He delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
NIVLet those who love the LORD hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
NLTYou who love the LORD, hate evil! He protects the lives of his godly people and rescues them from the power of the wicked.

Also see Bible Verses About Lies to learn more.

Proverbs 10:18

ESVThe one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever utters slander is a fool.
KJVHe that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.
NASBHe who conceals hatred has lying lips, And he who spreads slander is a fool.
NIVWhoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander is a fool.
NLTHiding hatred makes you a liar; slandering others makes you a fool.

Psalm 11:5

ESVThe LORD tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.
KJVThe LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
NASBThe LORD tests the righteous and the wicked, And the one who loves violence His soul hates.
NIVThe LORD examines the righteous, but the wicked, those who love violence, he hates with a passion.
NLTThe LORD examines both the righteous and the wicked. He hates those who love violence.

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Matthew 10:22

ESVand you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
KJVAnd ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
NASB“You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.
NIVYou will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.
NLTAnd all nations will hate you because you are my followers. But everyone who endures to the end will be saved.

Luke 14:26

ESV“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.
KJV“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.
NASB“If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.
NIV“If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple.
NLT“If you want to be my disciple, you must, by comparison, hate everyone else—your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple.

John 7:7

ESVThe world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify about it that its works are evil.
KJVThe world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.
NASB“The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it, that its deeds are evil.
NIVThe world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that its works are evil.
NLTThe world can’t hate you, but it does hate me because I accuse it of doing evil.

Psalm 119:163

ESVI hate and abhor falsehood, but I love your law.
KJVI hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.
NASBI hate and despise falsehood, But I love Your law.
NIVI hate and detest falsehood but I love your law.
NLTI hate and abhor all falsehood, but I love your instructions.

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