Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
2 Corinthians 7:1
Because God, then, will give us such rewards, dear brothers, let us make ourselves clean from all evil of flesh and spirit, and become completely holy in the fear of God.
Come out from among this people, so that I may send sudden destruction on them.
And the children of Israel, who had come back, and all those who were joined to them, after separating themselves from the evil ways of the people of the land to become the servants of the Lord, the God of Israel, took food together,
So now, give praise to the Lord, the God of your fathers, and do his pleasure; and make yourselves separate from the peoples of the land and from the strange women.
Happy is the man who does not go in the company of sinners, or take his place in the way of evil-doers, or in the seat of those who do not give honour to the Lord.
Give up the simple ones and have life, and go in the way of knowledge.
Away! away! go out from there, touching no unclean thing; go out from among her; be clean, you who take up the vessels of the Lord.
Go in flight out of Babylon, so that every man may keep his life; do not be cut off in her evil-doing: for it is the time of the Lord's punishment; he will give her her reward.
And with more such words he gave his witness, offering them salvation and saying, Come out from this evil generation.
And another voice from heaven came to my ears, saying, Come out of her, my people, so that you may have no part in her sins and in her punishments.
Whatever the Father gives to me will come to me; and I will not send away anyone who comes to me.
Or take their daughters for your sons; for when their daughters give worship before their gods, they will make your sons take part with them.
And flesh touched by any unclean thing may not be taken for food: it is to be burned with fire; and as for the flesh of the peace-offerings, everyone who is clean may take it as food:
By these you will be made unclean; anyone touching their dead bodies will be unclean till evening:
All the time he is separate he is holy to the Lord.
Do not take wives or husbands from among them; do not give your daughters to their sons, or take their daughters for your sons.
Any beast which has a division in the horn of its foot and whose food comes back into its mouth to be crushed again, may be used for food.
So that you may not take them as your example and do all the disgusting things which they do in the worship of their gods, so sinning against the Lord your God.
1 Samuel 8:20
So that we may be like the other nations, and so that our king may be our judge and go out before us to war.
I have not taken my seat with foolish persons, and I do not go with false men.
Judah became his holy place, and Israel his kingdom.
Do not be friends with a man who is given to wrath; do not go in the company of an angry man:
Which say there may be no touching, tasting, or taking in your hands,