25 Bible Verses About Death Penalty

Capital punishment, death penalty or execution is punishment by death. The sentence is referred to as a death sentence. Crimes that can result in a death penalty are known as capital crimes or capital offences.

And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death. | Exodus 21:17

And the anger of the LORD burned against Uzzah, and God struck him down there for his irreverence; and he died there by the ark of God. | 2 Samuel 6:7

And immediately an angel of the Lord struck him because he did not give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and died. | Acts 12:23

At that time two robbers were crucified with Him, one on the right and one on the left. | Matthew 27:38

But he hanged the chief baker, just as Joseph had interpreted to them. | Genesis 40:22

Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. | Romans 13:1

For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. | Romans 6:23

He who kidnaps a man, whether he sells him or he is found in his possession, shall surely be put to death. | Exodus 21:16

He who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death. | Exodus 21:17

He who strikes a man so that he dies shall surely be put to death. | Exodus 21:12

Now it was about three months later that Judah was informed, “Your daughter-in-law Tamar has played the harlot, and behold, she is also with child by harlotry.” Then Judah said, “Bring her out and let her be burned. | Genesis 38:24

Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women; what then do You say? | John 8:5

So he then handed Him over to them to be crucified. | John 19:16

They crucified two robbers with Him, one on His right and one on His left. | Mark 15:27

Thou shalt not kill. | Exodus 20:13

The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you had put to death by hanging Him on a cross. | Acts 5:30

Then he released Barabbas for them; but after having Jesus scourged, he handed Him over to be crucified. | Matthew 27:26

The anger of the LORD burned against Uzza, so He struck him down because he put out his hand to the ark; and he died there before God. | 1 Chronicles 13:10

Whoever sheds man’s blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man. | Genesis 9:6

When they came to the place called The Skull, there they crucified Him and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left. | Luke 23:33

Whoever sheds man’s blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man. | Genesis 9:6

Wishing to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas for them, and after having Jesus scourged, he handed Him over to be crucified. | Mark 15:15

Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man. | Genesis 9:6

Whoever lies with an animal shall surely be put to death. | Exodus 22:19

You shall also say to the sons of Israel: ‘Any man from the sons of Israel or from the aliens sojourning in Israel who gives any of his offspring to Molech, shall surely be put to death; the people of the land shall stone him with stones. | Leviticus 20:2

When a community takes the life of a murderer, it intends to punish the murderer for committing the ultimate violation of the image of God