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Hebrews 4:1

Therefore, let us fear if, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you may seem to have come short of it.

Acts 17:6

When they did not find them, they began dragging Jason and some brethren before the city authorities, shouting, "These men who have upset the world have come here also;

Jeremiah 20:11

But the LORD is with me like a dread champion; Therefore my persecutors will stumble and not prevail They will be utterly ashamed, because they have failed, With an everlasting disgrace that will not be forgotten.

Isaiah 38:14

"Like a swallow, like a crane, so I twitter; I moan like a dove; My eyes look wistfully to the heights; O Lord, I am oppressed, be my security.

Ephesians 2:5

even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),

Hebrews 4:6

Therefore, since it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly had good news preached to them failed to enter because of disobedience,

Psalm 12:1

Help, LORD, for the godly man ceases to be, For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men.

Isaiah 19:5

The waters from the sea will dry up, And the river will be parched and dry.

Hebrews 4:2

For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also; but the word they heard did not profit them, because it was not united by faith in those who heard.

1 Samuel 12:23

"Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you; but I will instruct you in the good and right way.

Isaiah 28:16

Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, A costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. He who believes in it will not be disturbed.

Hebrews 12:12

Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble,

Jonah 4:1

But it greatly displeased Jonah and he became angry.

Psalm 31:10

For my life is spent with sorrow And my years with sighing; My strength has failed because of my iniquity, And my body has wasted away.

2 Corinthians 13:7

Now we pray to God that you do no wrong; not that we ourselves may appear approved, but that you may do what is right, even though we may appear unapproved.

Psalm 106:7

Our fathers in Egypt did not understand Your wonders; They did not remember Your abundant kindnesses, But rebelled by the sea, at the Red Sea.

Ezekiel 16:49

"Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food and careless ease, but she did not help the poor and needy.

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Prayer » Causes of failure in » True prayer heard

Job 34:28

So that they caused the cry of the poor to come to Him, And that He might hear the cry of the afflicted--

Psalm 18:6

In my distress I called upon the LORD, And cried to my God for help; He heard my voice out of His temple, And my cry for help before Him came into His ears.

Psalm 34:17

The righteous cry, and the LORD hears And delivers them out of all their troubles.

Proverbs 15:29

The LORD is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous.

Prayer » Causes of failure in » Sometimes refused because not in accord with the divine will

Ezekiel 20:3

"Son of man, speak to the elders of Israel and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Do you come to inquire of Me? As I live," declares the Lord GOD, "I will not be inquired of by you."'

Deuteronomy 3:26

"But the LORD was angry with me on your account, and would not listen to me; and the LORD said to me, 'Enough! Speak to Me no more of this matter.

2 Corinthians 12:8

Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me.

Prayer » Causes of failure in » Social and family

Luke 1:10

And the whole multitude of the people were in prayer outside at the hour of the incense offering.

Acts 4:24

And when they heard this, they lifted their voices to God with one accord and said, "O Lord, it is You who MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH AND THE SEA, AND ALL THAT IS IN THEM,

Acts 12:12

And when he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John who was also called Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying.

More verses: Acts 21:5

Prayer » Causes of failure in » Disobedience

1 Samuel 28:6

When Saul inquired of the LORD, the LORD did not answer him, either by dreams or by Urim or by prophets.

Deuteronomy 1:45

"Then you returned and wept before the LORD; but the LORD did not listen to your voice nor give ear to you.

1 Samuel 14:37

Saul inquired of God, "Shall I go down after the Philistines? Will You give them into the hand of Israel?" But He did not answer him on that day.

Prayer » Causes of failure in » Iniquity

Micah 3:4

Then they will cry out to the LORD, But He will not answer them Instead, He will hide His face from them at that time Because they have practiced evil deeds.

Prayer » Causes of failure in » Neglect of mercy

Prayer » Causes of failure in » Stubbornness

Zechariah 7:13

"And just as He called and they would not listen, so they called and I would not listen," says the LORD of hosts;

Prayer » Causes of failure in » Despising the law

Prayer » Causes of failure in » Indifference

Proverbs 1:28

"Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently but they will not find me,

Prayer » Causes of failure in » Blood-guiltiness

Isaiah 1:15

"So when you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide My eyes from you; Yes, even though you multiply prayers, I will not listen Your hands are covered with blood.

Prayer » Causes of failure in » Instability

James 1:6-7

But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord,

Prayer » Causes of failure in » Secret sin

Prayer » Causes of failure in » Self-indulgence

The wicked » Causes of failure in » Priests, corrupt

John 19:6

So when the chief priests and the officers saw Him, they cried out saying, "Crucify, crucify!" Pilate said to them, "Take Him yourselves and crucify Him, for I find no guilt in Him."

Matthew 27:41

In the same way the chief priests also, along with the scribes and elders, were mocking Him and saying,

Micah 3:11

Her leaders pronounce judgment for a bribe, Her priests instruct for a price And her prophets divine for money Yet they lean on the LORD saying, "Is not the LORD in our midst? Calamity will not come upon us."

Zephaniah 3:4

Her prophets are reckless, treacherous men; Her priests have profaned the sanctuary. They have done violence to the law.

Mark 15:11

But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to ask him to release Barabbas for them instead.

The wicked » Causes of failure in » Punishment of

Romans 2:8

but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation.

Zephaniah 1:12

"It will come about at that time That I will search Jerusalem with lamps, And I will punish the men Who are stagnant in spirit, Who say in their hearts, 'The LORD will not do good or evil!'

Luke 12:47

"And that slave who knew his master's will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, will receive many lashes,

Isaiah 13:11

Thus I will punish the world for its evil And the wicked for their iniquity; I will also put an end to the arrogance of the proud And abase the haughtiness of the ruthless.

The wicked » Causes of failure in » Rapacity of

John 10:12

"He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.

Acts 20:29

"I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock;

Luke 11:39

But the Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and of the platter; but inside of you, you are full of robbery and wickedness.

Galatians 5:15

But if you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another.

The wicked » Causes of failure in » Prosperity of

Job 12:6

"The tents of the destroyers prosper, And those who provoke God are secure, Whom God brings into their power.

Jeremiah 12:1

Righteous are You, O LORD, that I would plead my case with You; Indeed I would discuss matters of justice with You: Why has the way of the wicked prospered? Why are all those who deal in treachery at ease?

Jeremiah 5:28

'They are fat, they are sleek, They also excel in deeds of wickedness; They do not plead the cause, The cause of the orphan, that they may prosper; And they do not defend the rights of the poor.

Psalm 73:3

For I was envious of the arrogant As I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Psalm 37:35

I have seen a wicked, violent man Spreading himself like a luxuriant tree in its native soil.

More verses: Psalm 73:12

The wicked » Causes of failure in » Rejection of, by God

Hebrews 12:17

For you know that even afterwards, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought for it with tears.

2 Kings 17:20

The LORD rejected all the descendants of Israel and afflicted them and gave them into the hand of plunderers, until He had cast them out of His sight.

Matthew 25:12

"But he answered, 'Truly I say to you, I do not know you.'

Luke 13:27

and He will say, 'I tell you, I do not know where you are from; DEPART FROM ME, ALL YOU EVILDOERS.'

The wicked » Causes of failure in » Disobedience

1 Samuel 28:6

When Saul inquired of the LORD, the LORD did not answer him, either by dreams or by Urim or by prophets.

Deuteronomy 1:45

"Then you returned and wept before the LORD; but the LORD did not listen to your voice nor give ear to you.

1 Samuel 14:37

Saul inquired of God, "Shall I go down after the Philistines? Will You give them into the hand of Israel?" But He did not answer him on that day.

The wicked » Causes of failure in » Iniquity

Micah 3:4

Then they will cry out to the LORD, But He will not answer them Instead, He will hide His face from them at that time Because they have practiced evil deeds.

The wicked » Causes of failure in » Neglect of mercy

The wicked » Causes of failure in » Stubbornness

Zechariah 7:13

"And just as He called and they would not listen, so they called and I would not listen," says the LORD of hosts;

The wicked » Causes of failure in » Despising the law

The wicked » Causes of failure in » Indifference

Proverbs 1:28

"Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently but they will not find me,

The wicked » Causes of failure in » Blood-guiltiness

Isaiah 1:15

"So when you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide My eyes from you; Yes, even though you multiply prayers, I will not listen Your hands are covered with blood.

The wicked » Causes of failure in » Instability

James 1:6-7

But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord,

The wicked » Causes of failure in » Secret sin

The wicked » Causes of failure in » Self-indulgence



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