Sons of Belial (SOBs) in the Bible

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The men of Gibeah -- who asked to rape the owner of a concubine, but settled for the concubine instead. After the SOBs killed her, her owner chopped her body up into twelve pieces, and sent a piece to each of the tribes of Israel. Then they had a holy war over it. (For details see Judges 19-21)

Now as they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain sons of Belial, beset the house round about, and beat at the door, and spake to the master of the house, the old man, saying, Bring forth the man that came into thine house, that we may know him. Judges 19:22

Eli's sons, Hophni and Phinehas -- They stole and ate animal sacrifices and had sex with women at the door of the tabernacle (and they didn't know God).

Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not the LORD. 1 Samuel 2:12

Nabal -- God killed him so that David could steal his wife.

Now therefore know and consider what thou wilt do; for evil is determined against our master, and against all his household: for he is such a son of Belial, that a man cannot speak to him. 1 Samuel 25:17

In David's last words he says the sons of Belial are like thorns to thrust away.

But the sons of Belial shall be all of them as thorns thrust away, because they cannot be taken with hands. 2 Samuel 23:6

Jezebel sets up a plot to kill Naboth and steal his land by having two "sons of Belial" falsely accuse him of blaspheming God and the king. The SOBs carry out the plan, and Naboth is stoned to death.

And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, Thou didst blaspheme God and the king. And then carry him out, and stone him, that he may die. 1 Kings 21:10

Men of Belial

Abigail, when talking to David, refers to her husband, Nabal, as a "man of Belial". A little later, God kills Nabal, and Abigail marries David.

Let not my lord, I pray thee, regard this man of Belial, even Nabal: for as his name is, so is he; Nabal is his name, and folly is with him: but I thine handmaid saw not the young men of my lord, whom thou didst send. 1 Samuel 25:25

Some of David's band of thieves and murderers who didn't want to share the booty

Then answered all the wicked men and men of Belial, of those that went with David, and said, Because they went not with us, we will not give them ought of the spoil that we have recovered, save to every man his wife and his children, that they may lead them away, and depart. 1 Samuel 30:22

David -- Shimei cursed David, calling him a "bloody man" and a "man of Belial"

(David said he wouldn't kill Shimei for cursing him, but on his deathbed he made his son Solomon promise to do it. So Solomon sent an assassin to kill him.)

And thus said Shimei when he cursed, Come out, come out, thou bloody man, and thou man of Belial. 2 Samuel 16:7

Sheba -- who blew a trumpet, and said, "We have no part in David."

And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew a trumpet, and said, We have no part in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to his tents, O Israel. 2 Samuel 20:1

Jezebel's false accusers (see above)

And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before him: and the men of Belial witnessed against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died. 1 Kings 21:13

Children of Belial

A city that worships another god -- God commands you to kill everyone in the city

Certain men, the children of Belial, are gone out from among you, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not known. Deuteronomy 13:13

The men of Gibeah who raped and killed the concubine (See above)

Now therefore deliver us the men, the children of Belial, which are in Gibeah, that we may put them to death, and put away evil from Israel. But the children of Benjamin would not hearken to the voice of their brethren the children of Israel: Judges 20:13

Men who despised the newly anointed King Saul.

But the children of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him, and brought him no presents. But he held his peace. 1 Samuel 10:27

Jezebel's false accusers (see above)

And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before him: and the men of Belial witnessed against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died. 1 Kings 21:13

Those who opposed Rehoboam

And there are gathered unto him vain men, the children of Belial, and have strengthened themselves against Rehoboam the son of Solomon, when Rehoboam was young and tenderhearted, and could not withstand them. 2 Chronicles 13:7

Daughters of Belial

Hannah -- who Eli thought was drunk while she prayed

Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto. 1 Samuel 1:16