1. Hebrew hl*l*q=,
(qelalah), noun = a curse
Pi'el = curse (make contemptible) (Gen 12:3; Lev 19:14; Ex 21:17; Judg
9:27; 2 Sam 16:9; Neh 13:25); using an oath (1 Sam 17:43; 2 Ki 2:24; Isa
2. Hebrew rr^a*, = to
curse (Deut 27:15)
3. Greek a*navqema, (anathema)
(a*nav, up) + (tivqhmi,
place, set) = object of a curse (1 Cor 16:22)
4. Greek a*naqemativzw,
(anathematizo) = to bind under a curse (Mk 14:71; Acts 23:12)
5. Greek katavra, (katara)
= curse, imprecation (2 Pet 2:14).
curse may be invoked by appealing to God or the devil.
Imprecatory prayer to God (Neh 4:4-5; Psa 69:22-28; 79:6, 12; 109:6-20;
Isa 6:10; Acts 1:20; Rom 11:9-10).
Appeal to Satan (Job 31:30)
Casting spells, witchcraft (Deut 18:10-11).
2. A curse is the opposite
of blessing (Gen 27:12-13; Prov 3:33).
Listening to Bible Doctrine brings blessing (Deut 11:26-27).
Rejection of Bible Doctrine brings cursing (Deut 11:28; 27:26).
Abiding in Grace brings blessing (Deut 28:1-14), while abiding in the Cosmic
System and sin brings cursing (Deut 27:13-26).
1. God curses by His Judgments, but in so doing, He
never compromises His Integrity, Love, absolute Righteousness, or perfect
2. God may allow wicked people, Satan, or his demons
to curse (2 Sam 16:5, 7, 9; Acts 23:12; 2 Cor 12:7).
3. Examples of God's curses: The Four
Generation Curse (Ex 20:5; Deut 5:9); Judgment of the Sin
Leading to Death (Gen 8:21; Psa 37:22); Curse of False Prophets (Ezek
13:9); Anti-Semitism (Gen 12:3); Sin, Rejection of Bible Doctrine (Deut
27:26), Not Loving Christ (1 Cor 16:22); Adultery (2 Pet 2:14).
1. The Four Generation Curse
was the Judgment for violating the prohibition against idolatry in the
Decalogue (Ex 20:5; 34:7; Num 14:18, 33; Deut 5:9; 1 Kin 21:29; Jer 32:18):
...for I, the Lord your
God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children,
on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, (Ex 20:5)
2. This means the sin of negative
volition will be allowed to continue for four generations before God punishes
with the Fifth Cycle of National Cursing, the destruction of the nation.
Curse of the Edenic Covenant
1. Failure to obey the Edenic
Covenant invoked a curse: "in the day you eat from it, dying you
will die" (Gen 2:17)
2. The curse condemned man
to spiritual and physical death and the sentence of the Lake of Fire with
Satan and his demons (Matt 25:41; Rom 5:12).
Children of wrath (Rom 9:22; Eph 2:3; Col 1:21)
Accursed children (2 Pet 2:14).
Curse of the Adamic Covenant
1. Curse of the serpent (Gen
2. Curse of the woman in
childbirth (Gen 3:15).
3. Curse of the ground (man's
labor) (Gen 3:17; Heb 6:8).
4. Curse of Adam's Original
Sin imputed to all the descendants of Adam and their Judgment with real
spiritual death at birth (Rom 5:14-18; 1 Cor 15:22).
Old Sin Nature (OSN) is perpetuated through physical birth (Psa 51:5; 58:3;
is the source of the OSN through Adam's Original Sin (1 Tim 2:13-15).
OSN is passed down through the male sperm and resides in the cell structure
(DNA) of the human body.
Curse of Cain
1. After Cain murdered his brother
Abel, the Lord cursed him from the ground, which had received his brother's
The Curse of Cain was twofold.
11 "Now you are cursed from the
ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from
your hand. 12 When you cultivate the ground, it will no longer yield its
strength to you; you will be a wanderer and a vagabond on the Earth."
1- The yield of the
crops of Cain would be weakened. This corresponds to desert regions.
The Lord made an unconditional covenant
with Cain to protect his life.
2- Cain would be a wanderer
and a vagabond on the Earth. He was banished from Eden and settled
in the land of Nod.
If anyone killed Cain, vengeance would
be taken on him sevenfold. The Lord gave Cain a sign of His
covenant of protection. The Lord's covenant was that anyone who found
Cain would not slay him. The type of sign is not recorded in scripture.
The sign did not have to be visible to others because the Lord's covenant
was unconditional. The Lord would protect Cain.
So the LORD said to him, "Therefore
whoever kills Cain, vengeance will be taken on him sevenfold." And the
LORD gave a sign to Cain, so that anyone who came upon him would not slay
There is no basis for assuming that
the curse of Cain or the sign to him was that he became Black.
Curse of Ham, Canaan
1. Ham and his descendants were
cursed because of his incest with Noah (Gen 9:25).
2. The curse meant that Ham
and his descendants (African, Arabian, Asian) would be servants of the
Semitic and Caucasian races.
3. The curse is not applicable
in the Church, where all believers are members of the Royal Family of God
Curse of Anti-Semitism
1. Abraham was protected by a
curse of all who cursed him (Gen 12:3).
2. This extended to Isaac
and his descendants (all Jews) (Gen 27:29).
Curse of Simeon and Levi
1. Jacob cursed Simeon and Levi
Curse of Adultery
1. Curse of adultery (2 Pet 2:14)
2. The possessions of an
adulterer are cursed (Job 24:18).
3. The land of the adulteress
is cursed (Jer 3:1-9; 23:10).
4. An adulteress is a deep
pit of cursing more bitter than death (Prov 22:14; Eccl 7:26).
5. Punishment, death (Deut
22:22; Prov 6:29)
Curse of Hemorrhoids
1. The Lord struck the Philistines
with hemorrhoids for sinning against the Ark, which was Holy. Thus,
hemorrhoids may be caused by a curse against something Holy, such as the
Lord Jesus Christ, the Head of the Church.
2. Lightening God's hand,
for reducing the pressure of the curse, is an idiom containing the Hebrew
(qalal) (1 Sam 6:5).
Curse of Jealousy
1. A curse was invoked in the
procedure for dealing with jealousy and adultery under the Mosaic Law (Nu
Curse of Balaam
was called upon to curse Israel, but the Lord prevented it (Nu 22-24:10;
Curses of the Mosaic Law
1. Cursing God was punishable
by death under the Mosaic Law (Lev 24:11-23; Ex 22:28), and so was cursing
father or mother (Lev 20:9).
2. Curses (Ebal) Deut 27:13-26.
3. The curse for violating
the Law can only be removed by Jesus Christ on the Cross (Gal 3:10, 13).
of National Cursing (Lev 26: 15-45; Deut 28:15-68). Israel was
cursed (Isa 65:15; Jer 18:16; 23:10; 24:9; 29:18; 42:18; 44:12).
Curse of Ichabod
1. The Curse of Ichabod
refers to a war child born as a memorial of a war (1 Sam 4:19-22).
Ichabod, meaning the glory has departed, was born on the day the Ark of
the Covenant was taken in battle from
Israel by the Philistines.
2. The Curse of Ichabod is
usually associated with the child's birthday.
Joshua Cursed Jericho
1. Joshua cursed the man who
tried to rebuild Jericho (Josh 6:26; 1 Ki 16:34).
2. Joshua also cursed the
false envoys from Gibeon (Josh 9:3, 23).
Curse of Eli
1. Because Eli did not fire his
evil sons, the house of Eli was cursed (1 Sam 3:13).
2. The men in the family would be weak and not
live to old age (1 Sam 2:31).
3. The curse upon the men in the family would last
forever (1 Sam 2:32, 1 Sam 3:14).
4. However, some young men would still be allowed
to serve as priests (1 Sam 2:33).
5. Eli's two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, would die
on the same day (1 Sam 2:34).
1. All the males of Jeroboam
would be killed. Those belonging to Jeroboam who died in the city,
the dogs would eat, and those dying in the country, the birds would eat
(1 Ki 14:9-14, 20; 15:29). This was the curse of the Evil King, or
2. Baasha died under this
curse (1 Ki 16:3-4, 6, 11-12)
3. Elah died under this curse
(1 Ki 16:8-12)
4. Ahab died under this curse
(1 Ki 21:21-24; 22:37-38; 2 Ki 9:7-9, 18)
Joram died under the curse (2 Ki 9:24-26)
Ahaziah died under the curse (2 Ki 9:27-29)
Curse of Jezebel
was the Prostitute of Babylon who incited her husband Ahab to be the most
evil king of Israel (1 Ki 21:25).
2. Jezebel was under the
curse of Jeroboam under which Ahab died (1 Ki 21:21-24, 34).
3. However, Jezebel was also
specifically cursed (1 Ki 21:23; 2 Ki 9:10).
was killed when Jehu ordered her thrown over the palace wall (2 Ki 9:30-32).
The horses ran over her, and the dogs ate all except her skull, feet, and
palms of her hands (2 Ki 9:33-37).
5. In the Church, Jezebel
was cursed by sickness and by the death of her children (followers) (Rev
The curse can last four generations per the Four Generation Curse.
Children will die early with some dying before reaching accountability
and others afterward.
Children must separate from and be sanctified from Jezebel in order to
break the curse on them.
6. Note also that Jezebel,
as the Prostitute of Babylon, was engaged in ritual prostitution (Lev 19:29)
with demons (Fallen Angels), as were the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah
Curse of Coniah
1. Coniah and his mother would
be cast out into captivity in Babylon where they would die (Jer 22:24-26).
2. The royal line of Coniah
was cut off. None of his descendants would ever sit on the Throne
of David (Jer 22:30).
Curse of Jesus
1. Jesus was made a curse for
us in His death on the Cross (Gal 3:13).
2. Jesus cursed a fig tree
(Mk 11:13-14, 20-21).
3. No one speaking by the
Spirit of God says "Jesus be cursed" (1 Cor 12:3).
Prohibition Against Cursing in the
1. Do not be vindictive or curse
(Rom 12:14; Matt 5:44; Luke 6:28; 1 Cor 4:12).
2. Never pay back evil with
evil (Rom 12:17).
3. Never take your own revenge
Curse of the Holocaust
1. The destruction of the Client
Nation of Israel under the Fifth Cycle of National Cursing is also called
2. Destruction of the Northern
Kingdom of Israel (Isa 9:18)
3. Destruction of Southern
Kingdom of Judah (Isa 5:24-25; 33:11-19; Dan 9:11).
of the Tribulation
1. Curse of the Tribulation (Isa
24; Isa 29:6-7; 30:27-28; Dan 12:1; Joel 2:2; Matt 24:9-29)
2. Seven years were left
to be fulfilled in the Jewish Age due to the intercalation of the Church
The seven years are called the Tribulation.
The Tribulation is divided into the first half, called the Tribulation,
and the second half called the Great Tribulation.
3. The Second Advent will
occur at the end of the Great Tribulation.
Curse of the Second Advent
1. The Lord Jesus Christ will
return and destroy the nations of the world that are gathered to destroy
Israel in the Armageddon War (Joel 2:30-3:17; Zech 14:1-8; Matt 24:30;
Rev 14:20; 16:13-16; 19:11-21)
of the Baptism of Fire
1. Curse of the Baptism of Fire
(Isa 10:16-17; 24:6; 30:27ff; Matt 3:11; Luk 3:16; 12:49)
2. At the Second Advent,
the Lord will cast the unbelievers into the fire of Hades and believers
will populate the Millennium.
1. Reversionists are under a
curse (2 Pet 2:14; Eph 2:3).
2. The kind of curse depends
upon the kind of Reversionism.
Monetary (Mt 6:24; Luk 16:13; 1 Tim 6:10; 2 Pet 2:15; Jude 11).
Phallic, adultery (Prov 22:14; Eccl 7:26; Heb 13:4; 2 Pet 2:14)
Alcoholism (Eph 5:18; 1 Tim 3:3)
Drugs (Gal 5:20; Rev 21:8)
Hedonism (2 Tim 3:4)
Gluttony (Deut 21:20; Nu 11:18, 31-33; Prov 23:20-21; 28:7; Matt 11:19;
Luk 7:34; Tit 1:12-13)
Religion (Matt 23:13-35; 24:5, 24; 1 Jn 2:18, 22; 4:3; 2 Jn 7)
Idolatry (Deut 27:15; 29:18; 32:16).
Verbal reversionism (Mk 14:71).
3. Those who are cursed include:
Those who do not love Jesus Christ (1 Cor 16:22).
Those who preach a different Gospel (Gal 1:8).
Unbelievers (Rom 9:3).
Curse of Hardness
of the Heart
1. God curses people with Hardness
of the Heart, Scar Tissue
of the Soul (Psa 69:23; Isa 6:10; Matt 13:15).
2. The curse includes poor
eyesight and loss of hearing (Psa 38:13-14; 69:23; Isa 6:10; Matt 13:14-15)
that accompany the inability to understand Bible Doctrine (Heb 5:11).
3. The curse includes fear
and anxiety (Psa 69:23; Dan 5:6), panic attacks (Psa 38:10), depression
(Psa 38:6); bodily ailments and health problems (Psa 38:7); stiffness (Psa
Curse of Hell
1. Unbelievers will be cast into
the fire of Hades, where they will await their final Judgment (Isa 66:24;
Jer 7:20; Matt 13:41-42; 25:41-46; Mk 9:43, 48).
2. The Lake of Fire was prepared
for Satan and Fallen Angels (Matt 25:41; Mk 9:47-48; Jude 7)
3. Judgment of unbelievers
in Lake of Fire (Rev 20:15; 21:8).
Curse of the
1. The ground can be cursed through
murder, bloodshed, or corpses (Gen 4:10-12; Nu 35:33; Deut 21:1–9; 2 Ki
9:26; Rev 6:9-10).
2. The ground can be cursed
through evil business practices, such as robbery or failure to pay wages
(Job 31:38-39; Jas 5:4).
3. Cursing may be associated
with geography, such as Mount Ebal (Deut 11:29; 27:13).
4. Cities can be cursed (Gen
18:20), and nations can be cursed under the Cycles
of National Cursing.
5. The land is polluted disobeying
Bible Doctrine (Isa 24:5; Jer 23:15).
6. The land is cursed by
adultery and idolatry (Psa 106:38; Jer 3:1, 2, 9; 16:18).
Author: Larry Wood, Released - December
9, 2011 - Revised May 3, 2013