Verses with the word cruel in the Old Testament (18 verses):
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.
And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.
Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.
Thou art become cruel to me: with thy strong hand thou opposest thyself against me.
Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.
Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:
The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.
A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?
Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.
Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of a cruel lord; and a fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts.
They shall lay hold on bow and spear; they are cruel, and have no mercy; their voice roareth like the sea; and they ride upon horses, set in array as men for war against thee, O daughter of Zion.
All thy lovers have forgotten thee; they seek thee not; for I have wounded thee with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the multitude of thine iniquity; because thy sins were increased.
They shall hold the bow and the lance: they are cruel, and will not shew mercy: their voice shall roar like the sea, and they shall ride upon horses, every one put in array, like a man to the battle, against thee, O daughter of Babylon.
Even the sea monsters draw out the breast, they give suck to their young ones: the daughter of my people is become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.