Top Bible Verses and Quotes about Blasphemy

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Top Bible Verses about Blasphemy

Exodus 20:7

“You shall not misuse the name of Yahweh your God, because Yahweh will not leave unpunished anyone who misuses his name. Read Exodus 20:7

Matthew 12:31–32

For this reason I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven! And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him. But whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him either in this age or in the coming one! Read Matthew 12:31–32

John 10:33–36

The Jews answered him, “We are not going to stone you concerning a good deed, but concerning blasphemy, and because you, although you are a man, make yourself to be God!” Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods” ’? If he called them ‘gods’ to whom the word of God came—and the scripture cannot be broken—do you say about he whom the Father set apart and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? Read John 10:33–36

James 2:5–7

Listen, my dear brothers! Did not God choose the poor of the world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom that he has promised to those who love him? But you have dishonored the poor! Are not the rich exploiting you and they themselves dragging you into the courts? Do they themselves not blaspheme the good name of the one to whom you belong? Read James 2:5–7

Revelation 13:5

And a mouth was given to him speaking great things and blasphemies, and authority to act was given to him for forty-two months. Read Revelation 13:5

Famous Christian Quotes about Blasphemy

God’s Name Much on the Tongue and Little in the Heart

No oath is in itself simply good, and voluntarily to be used; but only as medicines are, in case of necessity. But to use it ordinarily and indifferently, without being constrained by any cogent necessity, or called to it by any lawful authority, is such a sin as wears off all reverence and dread of the Great God: and we have very great cause to suspect that where his name is so much upon the tongue, there his fear is but little in the heart.

—Ezekiel Hopkins

Sin in Speaking Builds Gradually

Say to your tongue: Speak no more evil. For your tongue is as a great rock that rolls from the summit of a mountain, and at first falls slowly, then ever faster and more furiously. It begins with gentle murmuring, then it utters small sins, and then greater, until it finally breaks forth in open blasphemy.

—Girolamo Savonarola

It Isn’t Only the Words We Use

At Sinai, he warns the people not to bear his name in vain. Keeping this command, then, involves much more than not saying “Oh, Yahweh!” when someone cuts in front of you on the freeway, or a disgruntled “Jesus Christ!” when your team misses a touchdown pass. Keeping the command not to bear Yahweh’s name in vain changes everything about how we live.

—Carmen Joy Imes, Bearing God’s Name: Why Sinai Still Matters, 51.
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