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List Of Swear Words In The Bible

The “List of Swear Words in the‍ Bible” is a‌ comprehensive compilation that identifies and highlights‍ the instances‍ of⁢ profanity,⁤ coarse language, and explicit expressions ⁣found within the pages of the Bible. This list aims to provide a resource for scholars, theologians, or individuals interested in studying​ the ​linguistic aspects ‍of the sacred scriptures.



The features of the “List of Swear Words in the Bible” include:



1. Thoroughness: This list meticulously ​records‌ all⁢ passages in the Bible⁤ where words or ‌phrases ⁤that can be considered offensive or vulgar are present.​ It covers various translations and versions of the Bible, allowing⁤ for a comprehensive study ​of

Today’s society views cursing as commonplace. Cursing is often used as a way to vent steam, get rid of something, or make someone feel horrible about themselves. Cursing has become popular in our society and has even infiltrated religious institutions.

There are different curse words in the Bible, with both negative and positive inclinations. In this article we will be looking at the concept of curse words in the scriptures, as well as how we can manage our speech as Christians in this world.

Curse Words In The Bible

Somewhere along the line, Christians took the biblical commands against “perverse language” and “corrupt communication” and equated that with the Seven Words You Can’t Say On The Radio.  In fact, those Seven Words seem to have taken on an almost mystical quality among Christian youth, with code words and substitutions being employed (“the b-word,” “the f-bomb”).  I remember in youth group once I got in trouble for even spelling a curse word out.

We’ve talked about this before.  I remain convinced that verbal practices such as gossip, slander, tearing down one-another, sowing discord—those practices far better fit the description of “perverse language” than what modern Christianity considers “profanity.”  You can destroy someone with your tongue (cf. James 3:1–10), and you don’t need to use “profanity” to do it.  On the other hand, the only reason “shit” (the Saxon-based word) is profane and “excrement” (the Latin-based word) is not is usage—there is nothing intrinsically wrong with the Saxon word as opposed to the Latin word.  In essence, curse words are offensive because they are commonly used as though they are offensive.  Social convention, that’s all.

Since this discussion has broken out again (with rumor having it that one Christian recording label balked at publishing a Derek Webb album because, supposedly, one song contained the word “shit”), and since people are talking about why curse words are bad again, I thought I’d point something out.


“Then Saul’s anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said unto him, Thou son of the perverse rebellious woman, do not I know that thou hast chosen the son of Jesse to thine own confusion, and unto the confusion of thy mother’s nakedness?”  (1 Samuel 20:30, KJV)

This is from the part of the Bible where Prince Jonathan covered for David while David snuck off home, and the mad king Saul was ticked because Saul was planning on killing David.  Shortly after this exchange, Saul throws a spear and tries to kill his own son.

Look at this passage, though.  “Son of a perverse rebellious woman?”  Sure, that’s the literal translation, but think.  Saul’s really angry, and he’s shouting at his son, but the English translators of many Bible translations seem to be beating around the bush here.  What Saul says here, ben ‘avah marduwth, is a colloquialism.  In Hebrew it’s quite vulgar.  Modern English has a very similar colloquialism with an equivalent meaning.

Saul’s basically calling Jonathan a “stupid son of a bitch.”  And it’s in the Bible.  Just because “son of a perverse rebellious woman” is not a “swear word” outside of Hebrew doesn’t take away the meaning of what is being said here.  (Some paraphrase translators do translate it “son of a bitch” or “son of a slut”)

Now, what am I saying here?  Am I saying, “Oh look, Saul did it, it’s okay for me too!”  Hardly.  Saul isn’t exactly the sort of example I’d want to emulate–and he’s certainly using the phrase to tear down his son Jonathan, which would make this fall under the “corrupt communication” category.  But what I’m saying is that there’s nothing so wrong with the phrase itself that the writers of the Bible didn’t dare record it.  It’s wrong to address someone with a phrase like that–to use my tongue to hurt others.  It’s not wrong to simply say or write the word–nothing intrinsically wrong with the word itself.  I don’t need to cover it up by saying “the b-word.”

Should Christians use curse words

As Christians, we are supposed to emulate Christ in all our dealings, even down to our speech. Many of the common curse words today do not glorify God. Hence, we are not supposed to utter those words. Before you use curse words, you need to consider their effect on people. You also need to ask yourself an honest question if God would be happy with you.

Apostle Paul advised believers to be careful of the words we use. Our words should build people up, instead of destroying them.

Should Christians use curse words

Colossians 4:6 (ESV)

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.

Apostle Paul also tells believers in Ephesus that instead of us using profane or curse words, our lips should be filled with thanksgiving.

Ephesians 5:4 (ESV)

Let there be no filthiness, foolish talk, or crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.

People who were affected by curses forever

Some people in the Bible were cursed for some reason, which affected their lives forever. The most common story everyone uses is how God cursed Adam, Eve and the Serpent.

Adam and Eve flagrantly disobeyed God’s order, and he cursed them as their punishment.



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