Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) See Crewel.
2. (a.) Disposed to give pain to others; willing or pleased to hurt, torment, or afflict; destitute of sympathetic kindness and pity; savage; inhuman; hard-hearted; merciless.
3. (a.) Causing, or fitted to cause, pain, grief, or misery.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaCRUEL; CRUELTY
kroo'-el, kroo'-el-ti 'akhzar, ("harsh," "fierce," chamac, "violence"): There are various uses of the word "cruel" in the Old Testament:
Greek415. aneleemon -- without mercy
... Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: aneleemon Phonetic Spelling:
(an-eleh-ay'-mone) Short Definition: without compassion, cruel Definition: unpitying ...
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Strong's Hebrew394. akzari -- cruel
... 393, 394. akzari. 395 . cruel. Transliteration: akzari Phonetic Spelling:
(ak-zawr-ree') Short Definition: cruel. Word Origin from ...
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393. akzar -- cruel, fierce
7186. qasheh -- hard, severe
7185. qashah -- to be hard, severe or fierce
2556. chamets -- to be sour or leavened
395. akzeriyyuth -- cruelty, fierceness
2555. chamas -- violence, wrong
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The Primitive Church
ThesaurusCruel (196 Occurrences)
... 3. (a.) Causing, or fitted to cause, pain, grief, or misery. 4. (a.) Attended with
cruelty; painful; harsh. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CRUEL; CRUELTY. ...
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Cruelty (8 Occurrences)
Ruthless (21 Occurrences)
Attacks (45 Occurrences)
Tyrant (2 Occurrences)
Blows (105 Occurrences)
Moses (9295 Occurrences)
Grip (32 Occurrences)
Cruelly (26 Occurrences)
Merciless (4 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceCruel (196 Occurrences)
Matthew 5:11 "Blessed are you when they have insulted and persecuted you, and have said every cruel thing about you falsely for my sake.
Matthew 5:44 But I say to you, Have love for those who are against you, and make prayer for those who are cruel to you;
Matthew 7:15 Be on the watch for false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inside they are cruel wolves.
Matthew 10:23 But when they are cruel to you in one town, go in flight to another: for truly, I say to you, You will not have gone through the towns of Israel before the Son of man comes.
Matthew 21:41 They say to him, He will put those cruel men to a cruel death, and will let out the vine-garden to other workmen, who will give him the fruit when it is ready.
Matthew 24:9 Then they will be cruel to you, and will put you to death: and you will be hated by all nations because of my name.
Matthew 24:49 And is cruel to the other servants, taking his pleasure with those who are overcome with wine;
Matthew 26:67 Then they put shame on him, and were cruel to him: and some gave him blows, saying,
Mark 5:7 And crying out with a loud voice he said, What have I to do with you, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In God's name, do not be cruel to me.
Mark 10:34 they will insult Him in cruel sport, spit on Him, scourge Him, and put Him to death; but on the third day He will rise to life again."
Mark 12:4 And again he sent to them another servant; and they gave him wounds on the head, and were very cruel to him.
Luke 6:28 Give blessing to those who give you curses, say prayers for those who are cruel to you.
Luke 8:28 And when he saw Jesus, he gave a loud cry and went down on the earth before him and in a loud voice said, What have I to do with you, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? Do not be cruel to me.
Luke 10:30 And Jesus, answering him, said, A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he got into the hands of thieves, who took his clothing and gave him cruel blows, and when they went away, he was half dead.
Luke 11:49 For this reason the wisdom of God has said, I will send them prophets and teachers, and to some of them they will give death and cruel pains;
Luke 18:33 And he will be given cruel blows and put to death, and on the third day he will come back to life.
Luke 21:12 But before all this, they will take you and be very cruel to you, giving you up to the Synagogues and to prisons, taking you before kings and rulers, because of my name.
Luke 22:63 Meanwhile the men who held Jesus in custody repeatedly beat Him in cruel sport,
John 15:20 Keep in mind the words I said to you, A servant is not greater than his lord. If they were cruel to me, they will be cruel to you; if they kept my words, they will keep yours.
Acts 4:29 And now, Lord, take note of their cruel words, and give your servants power to be preachers of your word without fear,
Acts 7:6 And God said that his seed would be living in a strange land, and that they would make them servants, and be cruel to them for four hundred years.
Acts 7:19 He, having evil designs against our nation, was cruel to our fathers, and they were forced to put out their young children, so that they might not go on living.
Acts 12:1 Now, about that time, Herod the king made cruel attacks on the Christians.
Acts 20:29 I know that, when I am gone, cruel wolves will come among you and will not spare the flock;
Romans 1:29 Being full of all wrongdoing, evil, desire for the goods of others, hate, envy, putting to death, fighting, deceit, cruel ways, evil talk, and false statements about others;
Romans 8:35 Who will come between us and the love of Christ? Will trouble, or pain, or cruel acts, or the need of food or of clothing, or danger, or the sword?
Romans 12:14 Give blessing and not curses to those who are cruel to you.
1 Corinthians 15:9 For I am the least of the Apostles, having no right to be named an Apostle, because of my cruel attacks on the church of God.
2 Corinthians 12:10 So I take pleasure in being feeble, in unkind words, in needs, in cruel attacks, in troubles, on account of Christ: for when I am feeble, then am I strong.
Galatians 1:13 For news has come to you of my way of life in the past in the Jews' religion, how I was cruel without measure to the church of God, and did great damage to it:
Galatians 1:23 Only it came to their ears that he who at one time was cruel to us is now preaching the faith which before had been attacked by him;
Galatians 4:29 But as in those days he who had birth after the flesh was cruel to him who had birth after the Spirit, even so it is now.
Philippians 3:6 In bitter hate I was cruel to the church; I kept all the righteousness of the law to the last detail.
Colossians 2:23 These things seem to have a sort of wisdom in self-ordered worship and making little of oneself, and being cruel to the body, not honouring it by giving it its natural use.
1 Timothy 1:13 Though I had said violent words against God, and done cruel acts, causing great trouble: but I was given mercy, because I did it without knowledge, not having faith;
1 Timothy 6:4 He has an over-high opinion of himself; being without knowledge, having only an unhealthy love of questionings and wars of words, from which come envy, fighting, cruel words, evil thoughts,
2 Timothy 3:11 My punishments and pain; the things which came to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; the cruel attacks made on me: and the Lord made me free from them all.
2 Timothy 4:18 The Lord will deliver me from every cruel attack and will keep me safe in preparation for His heavenly Kingdom. To Him be the glory until the Ages of the Ages! Amen.
Hebrews 10:33 In part, in being attacked by angry words and cruel acts, before the eyes of everyone, and in part, in being united with those who were attacked in this way.
Hebrews 11:36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
Revelation 12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was forced down to the earth, he made cruel attacks on the woman who gave birth to the male child.
Revelation 14:10 To him will be given of the wine of God's wrath which is ready unmixed in the cup of his wrath and he will have cruel pain, burning with fire before the holy angels and before the Lamb:
Genesis 15:13 And he said to Abram, Truly, your seed will be living in a land which is not theirs, as servants to a people who will be cruel to them for four hundred years;
Genesis 16:6 And Abram said, The woman is in your power; do with her whatever seems good to you. And Sarai was cruel to her, so that she went running away from her.
Genesis 31:50 If you are cruel to my daughters, or if you take other wives in addition to my daughters, then though no man is there to see, God will be the witness between us.
Genesis 37:33 And he saw that it was, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast has put him to death; without doubt Joseph has come to a cruel end.
Genesis 43:6 And Israel said, Why were you so cruel to me as to say to him that you had a brother?
Genesis 49:7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel. I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
Exodus 1:12 But the more cruel they were to them, the more their number increased, till all the land was full of them. And the children of Israel were hated by the Egyptians.
Exodus 3:7 And God said, Truly, I have seen the grief of my people in Egypt, and their cry because of their cruel masters has come to my ears; for I have knowledge of their sorrows;
Exodus 3:9 For now, truly, the cry of the children of Israel has come to me, and I have seen the cruel behaviour of the Egyptians to them.
Exodus 6:9 Moses spoke so to the children of Israel, but they didn't listen to Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.
Exodus 22:23 If you are cruel to them in any way, and their cry comes up to me, I will certainly give ear;
Leviticus 6:2 If anyone does wrong, and is untrue to the Lord, acting falsely to his neighbour in connection with something put in his care, or something given for a debt, or has taken away anything by force, or has been cruel to his neighbour,
Leviticus 6:4 Causing sin to come on him, then he will have to give back the thing he took by force or got by cruel acts, or the goods which were put in his care or the thing he came on by chance,
Leviticus 19:13 Do not be cruel to your neighbour or take what is his; do not keep back a servant's payment from him all night till the morning.
Leviticus 25:53 And he will be with him as a servant working for payment year by year; his master is not to be cruel to him before your eyes.
Numbers 20:15 How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we were living in Egypt for a long time; and the Egyptians were cruel to us and to our fathers:
Deuteronomy 1:19 Then we went on from Horeb, through all that great and cruel waste which you saw, on our way to the hill-country of the Amorites, as the Lord gave us orders; and we came to Kadesh-barnea.
Deuteronomy 8:15 Who was your guide through that great and cruel waste, where there were poison-snakes and scorpions and a dry land without water; who made water come out of the hard rock for you;
Deuteronomy 26:6 And the Egyptians were cruel to us, crushing us under a hard yoke:
Deuteronomy 28:33 The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed away:
Deuteronomy 28:53 And your food will be the fruit of your body, the flesh of the sons and daughters which the Lord your God has given you; because of your bitter need and the cruel grip of your haters.
Deuteronomy 28:54 That man among you who is soft and used to comfort will be hard and cruel to his brother, and to his dear wife, and to of those his children who are still living;
Deuteronomy 28:55 And will not give to any of them the flesh of his children which will be his food because he has no other; in the cruel grip of your haters on all your towns.
Deuteronomy 28:57 And to her baby newly come to birth, and to the children of her body; for having no other food, she will make a meal of them secretly, because of her bitter need and the cruel grip of your haters on all your towns.
Deuteronomy 28:59 Then the Lord your God will make your punishment, and the punishment of your seed, a thing to be wondered at; great punishments and cruel diseases stretching on through long years.
Deuteronomy 30:7 And the Lord your God will put all these curses on those who are against you, and on your haters who put a cruel yoke on you.
Deuteronomy 32:33 Their wine is the poison of serpents, The cruel venom of asps.
Judges 2:16 Then the Lord gave them judges, as their saviours from the hands of those who were cruel to them.
Judges 2:18 And whenever the Lord gave them judges, then the Lord was with the judge, and was their saviour from the hands of their haters all the days of the judge; for the Lord was moved by their cries of grief because of those who were cruel to them.
Judges 4:3 Then the children of Israel made prayer to the Lord; for he had nine hundred iron war-carriages, and for twenty years he was very cruel to the children of Israel.
Judges 6:9 And I took you out of the hands of the Egyptians and out of the hands of all who were cruel to you, and I sent them out by force from before you and gave you their land;
Judges 12:2 And Jephthah said to them, I and my people were in danger, and the children of Ammon were very cruel to us, and when I sent for you, you gave me no help against them.
1 Samuel 12:4 And they said, You have never been untrue to us or cruel to us; you have taken nothing from any man.
1 Samuel 25:3 Now this man was named Nabal, and his wife's name was Abigail: she was a woman of good sense and pleasing looks: but the man was cruel and evil in his ways; he was of the family of Caleb.
1 Kings 11:25 He was a trouble to Israel all through the days of Solomon. And this is the damage Hadad did: he was cruel to Israel while he was ruler over Edom.
1 Kings 12:4 Your father put a hard yoke on us: if you will make the conditions under which your father kept us down less cruel, and the weight of the yoke he put on us less hard, then we will be your servants.
2 Kings 6:32 But Elisha was in his house, and the responsible men were seated there with him; and before the king got there, Elisha said to those who were with him, Do you see how this cruel and violent man has sent to take away my life?
2 Chronicles 10:4 Your father put a hard yoke on us: if you will make the conditions under which your father kept us down less cruel, and the weight of the yoke he put on us less hard, then we will be your servants.
2 Chronicles 16:10 Then Asa was angry with the seer, and put him in prison, burning with wrath against him because of this thing. And at the same time Asa was cruel to some of the people.
2 Chronicles 21:15 And you yourself will undergo the cruel pains of a disease in your stomach, so that day by day your inside will be falling out because of the disease.
2 Chronicles 21:19 And time went on, and after two years, his inside falling out because of the disease, he came to his death in cruel pain. And his people made no burning for him like the burning made for his fathers.
Nehemiah 9:10 And you did signs and wonders on Pharaoh and all his servants and all the people of his land; for you saw how cruel they were to them. So you got yourself a name as it is today.
Nehemiah 9:27 And so you gave them up into the hands of their haters who were cruel to them: and in the time of their trouble, when they made their prayer to you, you gave ear to them from heaven; and in your great mercy gave them saviours, who made them free from the hands of their haters.
Job 6:23 Or, Get me out of the power of my hater? or, Give money so that I may be free from the power of the cruel ones?
Job 10:3 What profit is it to you to be cruel, to give up the work of your hands, looking kindly on the design of evil-doers?
Job 15:20 The evil man is in pain all his days, and the number of the years stored up for the cruel is small.
Job 16:9 I am broken by his wrath, and his hate has gone after me; he has made his teeth sharp against me: my haters are looking on me with cruel eyes;
Job 19:22 Why are you cruel to me, like God, for ever saying evil against me?
Job 19:28 If you say, How cruel we will be to him! because the root of sin is clearly in him:
Job 20:19 Because he has been cruel to the poor, turning away from them in their trouble; because he has taken a house by force which he did not put up;
Job 27:13 This is the punishment of the evil-doer from God, and the heritage given to the cruel by the Ruler of all.
Job 28:8 The great beasts have not gone over it, and the cruel lion has not taken that way.
Job 30:21 You have turned to be cruel to me. With the might of your hand you persecute me.
Job 35:9 Because the hand of the cruel is hard on them, men are making sounds of grief; they are crying out for help because of the arm of the strong.
Job 39:16 She is cruel to her young ones, as if they were not hers; her work is to no purpose; she has no fear.
Job 41:10 He is so cruel that no one is ready to go against him. Who then is able to keep his place before me?
Psalms 5:6 You will send destruction on those whose words are false; the cruel man and the man of deceit are hated by the Lord.
Psalms 7:1 <Shiggaion of David; a song which he made to the Lord, about the words of Cush the Benjamite.> O Lord my God, I put my faith in you; take me out of the hands of him who is cruel to me, and make me free;
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