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Blessing and Cursing
Spiritual and material benefits given by God to be enjoyed. Cursing is the lack of those benefits.
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Key passages
Ge 1:28–30

And God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it, and rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of heaven, and over every animal that moves upon the earth.” And God said, “Look—I am giving to you every plant that bears seed which is …

Ge 12:2–3

And I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and I will make your name great. And you will be a blessing. And I will bless those who bless you, and those who curse you I will curse. And all families of the earth will be blessed in you.”

Nu 6:24–26

Yahweh will bless you and keep you; Yahweh will make shine his face on you and be gracious to you; Yahweh will lift up his face upon you, and he will give you peace.’

Dt 11:26–29

“See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse: the blessing, if you listen to the commandments of Yahweh your God that I am commanding you today, and the curse, if you do not listen to the commandments of Yahweh your God, but rather you turn from the way that I am commanding …

Ac 3:25–26

You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant that God ordained with your fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your offspring all the nations of the earth will be blessed.’ God, after he had raised up his servant, sent him to you first, to bless you by turning each of you back from your …

See also
Ge 1:14–2:7; Ge 5:1–32; Ge 8:20–9:29; Ge 12:1–9; Ge 13:1–18; Ge 14:18–17:27; Ge 18:16–33; Ge 24:1–9; Ge 24:29–67; Ge 25:7–11; Ge 26:1–28:5; Ge 28:10–22; Ge 30:25–43; Ge 31:43–55; Ge 32:22–33:17; Ge 35:1–15; Ge 39:1–23; Ge 46:28–47:12; Ge 48:1–50:14; Ex 12:31–42; Ex 18:1–27; Ex 20:1–17; Ex 20:22–26; Ex 23:20–33; Ex 32:1–35; Ex 39:32–43; Le 9:1–24; Le 25:18–22; Le 26:1–13; Nu 5:11–31; Nu 6:22–27; Nu 10:11–36; Nu 14:26–38; Nu 22:1–21; Nu 22:41–24:14; Dt 1:9–18; Dt 2:1–25; Dt 4:15–40; Dt 6:1–25; Dt 7:12–8:20; Dt 10:1–11; Dt 11:1–12:28; Dt 14:22–15:18; Dt 16:13–17; Dt 21:22–22:12; Dt 23:1–8; Dt 23:15–25; Dt 24:5–25:4; Dt 26:1–19; Dt 27:11–28:68; Dt 30:1–20; Dt 32:19–38; Dt 33:1–29; Jos 6:1–27; Jos 8:30–35; Jos 14:6–15; Jos 22:1–9; Jdg 1:1–26; Jdg 5:1–31; Jdg 13:1–25; Jdg 17:1–13; Ru 1:6–4:22; 1 Sa 1:8–18; 1 Sa 2:18–36; 1 Sa 9:1–26; 1 Sa 12:1–25; 1 Sa 17:38–58; 1 Sa 23:14–29; 1 Sa 25:23–26:25; 2 Sa 2:1–7; 2 Sa 3:22–30; 2 Sa 6:1–7:29; 2 Sa 13:23–33; 2 Sa 16:5–14; 2 Sa 18:19–32; 2 Sa 19:31–39; 1 Ki 1:28–2:9; 1 Ki 3:1–15; 1 Ki 5:1–18; 1 Ki 8:14–21; 1 Ki 8:54–66; 1 Ki 10:1–13; 1 Ki 18:41–19:10; 2 Ki 2:19–25; 2 Ki 5:20–27; 1 Ch 4:1–23; 1 Ch 13:1–14; 1 Ch 16:1–18:13; 1 Ch 22:1–23:32; 1 Ch 26:1–19; 1 Ch 28:1–21; 1 Ch 29:10–20; 2 Ch 1:1–12; 2 Ch 2:1–18; 2 Ch 6:3–11; 2 Ch 9:1–12; 2 Ch 17:1–18:27; 2 Ch 26:1–15; 2 Ch 27:1–9; 2 Ch 30:1–31:21; 2 Ch 32:27–31; Ezr 7:11–28; Ne 8:1–12; Ne 9:1–21; Ne 11:1–24; Job 1:6–12; Job 29:1–25; Job 36:1–23; Job 42:1–17; Ps 1:1–2:12; Ps 3:1–8; Ps 5:1–12; Ps 16:1–11; Ps 18:25–50; Ps 21:1–13; Ps 24:1–10; Ps 25:1–22; Ps 28:1–9; Ps 29:1–11; Ps 31:1–24; Ps 32:1–33:22; Ps 34:1–22; Ps 36:1–12; Ps 37:1–40; Ps 40:1–17; Ps 41:1–13; Ps 45:1–17; Ps 65:1–13; Ps 66:1–20; Ps 67:1–7; Ps 72:1–20; Ps 84:1–12; Ps 89:1–18; Ps 94:1–23; Ps 106:1–23; Ps 107:23–43; Ps 112:1–10; Ps 115:1–18; Ps 118:1–119:16; Ps 119:49–56; Ps 119:129–136; Ps 127:1–5; Ps 128:1–6; Ps 129:1–8; Ps 132:1–18; Ps 134:1–3; Ps 144:1–15; Ps 146:1–147:20; Pr 3:13–35; Pr 8:32–36; Pr 10:6–7; Pr 10:22; Pr 11:11; Pr 11:25–26; Pr 13:21; Pr 14:21; Pr 20:7; Pr 20:21; Pr 22:4; Pr 22:9; Pr 24:23–25; Pr 26:2; Pr 27:14; Pr 28:14; Pr 28:20; Pr 28:27; Pr 29:24; Pr 30:10–14; Pr 31:10–31; Is 19:18–25; Is 30:18–26; Is 44:1–5; Is 55:1–56:8; Is 60:19–61:11; Is 65:17–25; Je 11:1–17; Je 17:1–13; Je 20:7–18; Je 31:23–30; Je 44:1–30; Je 48:1–11; Je 49:7–22; Eze 28:25–26; Eze 34:11–31; Eze 36:1–15; Eze 44:10–31; Da 9:1–19; Da 12:1–13; Ho 14:1–9; Joe 2:12–32; Hag 2:15–19; Zec 5:1–4; Zec 8:1–23; Mal 1:6–2:9; Mal 3:8–12; Mt 5:1–12; Mt 6:5–15; Mt 6:19–34; Mt 11:2–15; Mt 11:20–24; Mt 13:1–23; Mt 14:13–21; Mt 16:13–17; Mt 21:1–11; Mt 21:18–22; Mt 23:13–39; Mt 24:45–51; Mt 25:31–46; Mt 26:26–29; Mk 6:32–44; Mk 8:1–10; Mk 10:13–16; Mk 11:1–11; Mk 14:17–25; Lk 1:39–56; Lk 2:25–35; Lk 6:20–38; Lk 7:17–23; Lk 9:12–17; Lk 10:1–24; Lk 11:15–28; Lk 11:37–54; Lk 12:35–40; Lk 13:31–35; Lk 14:7–24; Lk 17:1–10; Lk 19:28–44; Lk 24:13–32; Lk 24:49–53; Jn 12:12–20; Jn 13:1–20; Jn 20:26–29; Ac 3:11–26; Ac 13:13–41; Ro 4:5–12; Ro 12:9–21; Ro 14:14–23; Ro 15:22–33; 1 Co 4:6–13; 1 Co 9:19–23; 1 Co 10:14–22; 1 Co 16:19–24; 2 Co 1:8–11; 2 Co 9:6–15; 2 Co 13:11–14; Ga 1:6–10; Ga 3:1–14; Ga 4:8–20; Ga 6:16–18; Eph 1:3–14; Eph 6:21–24; Php 1:1–2; Php 4:21–23; Col 1:1–2; Col 1:9–18; 1 Th 5:23–28; 2 Th 1:1–2; 2 Th 3:16–18; 1 Ti 1:3–11; 1 Ti 6:20–21; 2 Ti 1:1–2; 2 Ti 4:22; Tt 3:15; Phm 1–3; Phm 23–25; Heb 6:1–8; Heb 6:13–7:10; Heb 11:17–22; Heb 13:20–25; Jas 1:12–18; Jas 1:21–27; Jas 3:1–12; Jas 5:7–12; 1 Pe 1:3–12; 1 Pe 3:8–17; 1 Pe 4:12–19; 2 Pe 1:1–4; 2 Pe 2:12–17; Jud 1–2; Jud 24–25; Re 1:1–3; Re 5:8–14; Re 7:9–17; Re 14:6–13; Re 16:12–16; Re 19:1–10; Re 20:4–6; Re 22:6–17;