Gen 49:7

(NIV)
Cursed be their anger, so fierce,
and their fury, so cruel!
I will scatter them in Jacob
and disperse them in Israel.
(ESV)
Cursed be their anger, for it is fierce,
and their wrath, for it is cruel!
I will divide them in Jacob
and scatter them in Israel.

Deut 28:33

(NIV)
A people that you do not know will eat what your land and labour produce, and you will have nothing but cruel oppression all your days.
(ESV)
A nation that you have not known shall eat up the fruit of your ground and of all your labors, and you shall be only oppressed and crushed continually,

Deut 32:33

(NIV)
Their wine is the venom of serpents,
the deadly poison of cobras.
(ESV)
their wine is the poison of serpents
and the cruel venom of asps.

Job 30:21

(NIV)
You turn on me ruthlessly;
with the might of your hand you attack me.
(ESV)
You have turned cruel to me;
with the might of your hand you persecute me.

Ps 64:3

(NIV)
They sharpen their tongues like swords
and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.
(ESV)
who whet their tongues like swords,
who aim bitter words like arrows,

Ps 71:4

(NIV)
Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked,
from the grasp of those who are evil and cruel.
(ESV)
Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked,
from the grasp of the unjust and cruel man.

Ps 144:10

(NIV)
to the One who gives victory to kings,
who delivers his servant David.
From the deadly sword
(ESV)
who gives victory to kings,
who rescues David his servant from the cruel sword.

Prov 5:9

(NIV)
lest you lose your honour to others
and your dignity to one who is cruel,
(ESV)
lest you give your honor to others
and your years to the merciless,

Prov 11:17

(NIV)
Those who are kind benefit themselves,
but the cruel bring ruin on themselves.
(ESV)
A man who is kind benefits himself,
but a cruel man hurts himself.

Prov 12:10

(NIV)
The righteous care for the needs of their animals,
but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.
(ESV)
Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast,
but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.

Prov 17:11

(NIV)
Evildoers foster rebellion against God;
the messenger of death will be sent against them.
(ESV)
An evil man seeks only rebellion,
and a cruel messenger will be sent against him.

Prov 27:4

(NIV)
Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming,
but who can stand before jealousy?
(ESV)
Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming,
but who can stand before jealousy?

Prov 28:16

(NIV)
A tyrannical ruler practises extortion,
but one who hates ill-gotten gain will enjoy a long reign.
(ESV)
A ruler who lacks understanding is a cruel oppressor,
but he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.

Eccl 9:12

(NIV)
Moreover, no one knows when their hour will come:

As fish are caught in a cruel net,
or birds are taken in a snare,
so people are trapped by evil times
that fall unexpectedly upon them.
(ESV)
For man does not know his time. Like fish that are taken in an evil net, and like birds that are caught in a snare, so the children of man are snared at an evil time, when it suddenly falls upon them.

Isa 13:9

(NIV)
See, the day of the  Lord is coming
– a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger –
to make the land desolate
and destroy the sinners within it.
(ESV)
Behold, the day of the  Lord comes,
cruel, with wrath and fierce anger,
to make the land a desolation
and to destroy its sinners from it.

Isa 19:4

(NIV)
I will hand the Egyptians over
to the power of a cruel master,
and a fierce king will rule over them,’
declares the Lord, the  Lord Almighty.
(ESV)
and I will give over the Egyptians
into the hand of a hard master,
and a fierce king will rule over them,
declares the Lord  God of hosts.

Jer 6:23

(NIV)
They are armed with bow and spear;
they are cruel and show no mercy.
They sound like the roaring sea
as they ride on their horses;
they come like men in battle formation
to attack you, Daughter Zion.’
(ESV)
They lay hold on bow and javelin;
they are cruel and have no mercy;
the sound of them is like the roaring sea;
they ride on horses,
set in array as a man for battle,
against you, O daughter of Zion!”

Jer 15:21

(NIV)
‘I will save you from the hands of the wicked
and deliver you from the grasp of the cruel.’
(ESV)
I will deliver you out of the hand of the wicked,
and redeem you from the grasp of the ruthless.”

Jer 30:14

(NIV)
All your allies have forgotten you;
they care nothing for you.
I have struck you as an enemy would
and punished you as would the cruel,
because your guilt is so great
and your sins so many.
(ESV)
All your lovers have forgotten you;
they care nothing for you;
for I have dealt you the blow of an enemy,
the punishment of a merciless foe,
because your guilt is great,
because your sins are flagrant.

Jer 50:42

(NIV)
They are armed with bows and spears;
they are cruel and without mercy.
They sound like the roaring sea
as they ride on their horses;
they come like men in battle formation
to attack you, Daughter Babylon.
(ESV)
They lay hold of bow and spear;
they are cruel and have no mercy.
The sound of them is like the roaring of the sea;
they ride on horses,
arrayed as a man for battle
against you, O daughter of Babylon!

Lam 4:3

(NIV)
Even jackals offer their breasts
to nurse their young,
but my people have become heartless
like ostriches in the desert.
(ESV)
Even jackals offer the breast;
they nurse their young,
but the daughter of my people has become cruel,
like the ostriches in the wilderness.
Copyright information for NIV, ESV