I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and fourth generation of those who reject me.
The Lord God . . . visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.
The Lord is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.
Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.
Because he humbleth himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days: but in his son’s days will I bring the evil upon his house.
Because Shemaiah has prophesied to you, even though I did not send him, and has persuaded you to trust in lies, this is what the Lord says: I will surely punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite and his descendants.
Nothing is too hard for you. You show love to thousands but bring the punishment for the parents’ sins into the laps of their children after them.
I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty . . . Their infants will be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses will be looted and their wives violated.
Therefore the Lord, the God of Israel, declares: . . . those who despise me will be disdained . . . And what happens to your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, will be a sign to you—they will both die on the same day.
Wherefore hath the Lord pronounced all this great evil against us? or what is our iniquity? or what is our sin that we have committed against the Lord our God? . . . Because your fathers have forsaken me, saith the Lord.
For thus saith the Lord God; I will bring up a company upon them, . . . they shall slay their sons and their daughters, and burn up their houses with fire.
And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they be the children of whoredoms. For their mother hath played the harlot: she that conceived them hath done shamefully.
The people of Samaria must bear their guilt, because they have rebelled against their God. They will fall by the sword; their little ones will be dashed to the ground, their pregnant women ripped open.
But hast done evil above all that were before thee: for thou hast gone and made thee other gods, and molten images, to provoke me to anger, and hast cast me behind thy back: Therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam . . . when thy feet enter into the city, the child shall die.
And Moses said, Thus saith the Lord, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt: And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the first born of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts . . . And it came to pass, that at midnight the Lord smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt.
And I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the children of Judah, and they shall sell them to the Sabeans . . . for the Lord hath spoken it.
A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the Lord.
And the Gibeonites said unto him [David] . . . The man that consumed us, and that devised against us that we should be destroyed from remaining in any of the coasts of Israel, Let seven men of his sons be delivered unto us, and we will hang them up unto the Lord . . . and they fell all seven together, and were put to death in the days of harvest.
And Nathan said to David, “The Lord also has put away your sin; you shall not die. Nevertheless, because by this deed you have utterly scorned the Lord, the child that is born to you shall die.”
So I gave them other statutes that were not good and laws through which they could not live; I defiled them through their gifts—the sacrifice of every firstborn —that I might fill them with horror so they would know that I am the Lord.
And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the Lord have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.
The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.
For the Lord had closed all the wombs of the house of Abimelech because of Sarah, Abraham’s wife.
Thus says the Lord: Behold, I am against you, and will draw forth my sword out of its sheath, and will cut off from you both righteous and wicked. Because I will cut off from you both righteous and wicked, therefore my sword shall go out of its sheath against all flesh from south to north.
Every one who is numbered in the census, from twenty years old and upward, shall give the Lord’s offering. The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less, than the half shekel, when you give the Lord’s offering to make atonement for yourselves.
But his wife looked back . . . and she became a pillar of salt.
Thus says the Lord, ‘Behold, I will raise up evil against you out of your own house; and I will take your wives before your eyes, and give them to your neighbor, and he shall lie with your wives in the sight of this sun.
Anyone who beats their male or female slave with a rod must be punished if the slave dies as a direct result, but they are not to be punished if the slave recovers after a day or two, since the slave is their property.
And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.
Whoever curses his father or his mother shall be put to death.
“Kill every male and every woman who is not a virgin.” . . . While the women were dancing, each man caught one and carried her off to be his wife.
The Lord said to Moses, “Say to Aaron: ‘For the generations to come none of your descendants who has a defect may come near to offer the food of his God. . . . I am the Lord, who makes them holy.'”
And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and ye shall slay the beast. And if a woman approach unto any beast, and lie down thereto, thou shalt kill the woman, and the beast: they shall surely be put to death.
Uzziah, who had a censer in his hand ready to burn incense, became angry. While he . . . was raging at the priests . . . leprosy broke out on his forehead. . . King Uzziah had leprosy until the day he died. He lived in a separate house—leprous, and banned from the temple of the Lord.
And Nabal answered David’s servants, and said, Who is David? . . . Shall I then take my bread, and my water, and my flesh that I have killed for my shearers, and give it unto men, whom I know not whence they be? . . . And it came to pass about ten days after, that the Lord smote Nabal, that he died.
But if a righteous person turns from their righteousness and commits sin and does the same detestable things the wicked person does, will they live? None of the righteous things that person has done will be remembered. . . . Hear, you Israelites: Is my way unjust? . . . If a righteous person turns from their righteousness and commits sin, they will die for it.
Whoever sacrifices to any god other than the Lord must be destroyed.
When they first lived there, they did not worship the Lord; so he sent lions among them and they killed some of the people.
The righteous person who sins will not be allowed to live even though they were formerly righteous. If I tell a righteous person that they will surely live, but then they trust in their righteousness and do evil, none of the righteous things that person has done will be remembered; they will die for the evil they have done.
When the Lord heard them, he was furious; . . . for they did not believe in God or trust in his deliverance. . . . God’s anger rose against them; he put to death the sturdiest among them, cutting down the young men of Israel.
Since they have rejected the word of the Lord . . . Therefore I will give their wives to other men and their fields to new owners.
All who would not seek the Lord, the God of Israel, were to be put to death, whether small or great, man or woman.
Death for skepticism: The officer had said to the man of God, ‘Look, even if the Lord should open the floodgates of the heavens, could this happen?’ The man of God had replied, ‘You will see it with your own eyes, but you will not eat any of it!’ And that is exactly what happened to him, for the people trampled him in the gateway, and he died.
And I will persecute them with the sword, with the famine, and with the pestilence, and will deliver them to be removed to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a curse, and an astonishment, and an hissing, and a reproach, among all the nations whither I have driven them: Because they have not hearkened to my words, saith the Lord.
Seven times unjust: And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins. . . . Then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.
Wherefore thus saith the Lord God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.