Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.
For the backsliding of the simple will kill them. The careless ease of fools will destroy them.
"Your own wickedness shall correct you, and your backsliding shall reprove you. Know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and a bitter, that you have forsaken Yahweh your God, and that my fear is not in you," says the Lord, Yahweh of Armies.
Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.
Thus says Yahweh: Cursed is the man who trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from Yahweh.
For Israel has behaved extremely stubbornly, like a stubborn heifer. Then how will Yahweh feed them like a lamb in a meadow.
those who have turned back from following Yahweh, and those who haven't sought Yahweh nor inquired after him.
Beware, brothers, lest perhaps there be in any one of you an evil heart of unbelief, in falling away from the living God;
2 Peter 2:20
For if, after they have escaped the defilement of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in it and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first.
The heart knows its own bitterness and joy; he will not share these with a stranger.
but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never thirst again; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life."
2 Corinthians 1:12
For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and sincerity of God, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God we behaved ourselves in the world, and more abundantly toward you.
But let each man test his own work, and then he will take pride in himself and not in his neighbor.