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
Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that could defile the body and the spirit, and thus accomplish holiness out of reverence for God.
"Separate yourselves from among this community, that I may consume them in an instant."
The Israelites who were returning from the exile ate it, along with all those who had joined them in separating themselves from the uncleanness of the nations of the land to seek the Lord God of Israel.
Now give praise to the Lord God of your fathers, and do his will. Separate yourselves from the local residents and from these foreign wives."
How blessed is the one who does not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand in the pathway with sinners, or sit in the assembly of scoffers!
Abandon your foolish ways so that you may live, and proceed in the way of understanding."
Leave! Leave! Get out of there! Don't touch anything unclean! Get out of it! Stay pure, you who carry the Lord's holy items!
Get out of Babylonia quickly, you foreign people. Flee to save your lives. Do not let yourselves be killed because of her sins. For it is time for the Lord to wreak his revenge. He will pay Babylonia back for what she has done.
With many other words he testified and exhorted them saying, "Save yourselves from this perverse generation!"
Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, so you will not take part in her sins and so you will not receive her plagues,
Everyone whom the Father gives me will come to me, and the one who comes to me I will never send away.
and you then take his daughters for your sons, and when his daughters prostitute themselves to their gods, they will make your sons prostitute themselves to their gods as well.
The meat which touches anything ceremonially unclean must not be eaten; it must be burned up in the fire. As for ceremonially clean meat, everyone who is ceremonially clean may eat the meat.
"'By these you defile yourselves; anyone who touches their carcass will be unclean until the evening,
All the days of his separation he must be holy to the Lord.
You must not intermarry with them. Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons,
You may eat any animal that has hooves divided into two parts and that chews the cud.
so that they cannot teach you all the abhorrent ways they worship their gods, causing you to sin against the Lord your God.
1 Samuel 8:20
We will be like all the other nations. Our king will judge us and lead us and fight our battles."
I do not associate with deceitful men, or consort with those who are dishonest.
Judah became his sanctuary, Israel his kingdom.
Do not make friends with an angry person, and do not associate with a wrathful person,
"Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!"