Thematic Bible

Thematic Bible

Forty years long was I grieved with that generation, and said, "They ever err in their hearts, they verily have not known my ways."

Our fathers regarded not thy wonders in Egypt, neither kept they thy great goodness in remembrance, but were disobedient at the sea, even at the reed sea. Nevertheless, he helped them for his name's sake, that he might make his power to be known. He rebuked the reed sea, and it was dried up: so he led them through the deep, as through a wilderness. read more.
And he saved them from the adversary's hand, and delivered them from the hand of the enemy. As for those that troubled them, the waters overwhelmed them; there was not one of them left. Then believed they in his word, and sang praise unto him. But within a while they forgot his works, and would not abide his counsel. A lust came upon them in the wilderness, so that they tempted God in the desert. And he gave them their desire, but sent leanness withal into their soul. They angered Moses in the tents, and Aaron the saint of the LORD. So the earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the congregation of Abiram. The fire was kindled in their company; the flame burnt up the ungodly. They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image. Thus they turned their glory into the similitude of a calf, that eateth hay. They forgot God their Savior, which had done so great things in Egypt, wondrous works in the land of Ham, and fearful things in the reed sea. So he said he would have destroyed them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in that gap; to turn away his wrathful indignation, lest he should destroy them. Yea, they thought scorn of that pleasant land, and gave no credence unto his word, but murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the LORD. Then lift he up his hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness, to cast out their seed among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands. They joined themselves unto Baal-Peor, and ate the offerings of the dead. Thus they provoked him unto anger with their own inventions; and the plague was great among them. Then stood up Phinehas, and executed justice; and so the plague ceased. And that was counted unto him for righteousness, among all posterities for evermore. They angered him also at the waters of strife, so that he punished Moses for their sakes, because they provoked his spirit, so that he spoke unadvisedly with his lips. Neither destroyed they the Heathen, as the LORD commanded them, but were mingled among the Heathen, and learned their works - insomuch that they worshipped their idols, which turned to their own decay. Yea, they offered their sons and their daughters unto devils, and shed the innocent blood of their sons and of their daughters; whom they offered unto the idols of Canaan, so that the land was defiled with blood. Thus were they stained with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.

but were mingled among the Heathen, and learned their works -

but were mingled among the Heathen, and learned their works - insomuch that they worshipped their idols, which turned to their own decay.

A fool's lips are ever brawling, and his mouth provoketh unto battle. A fool's mouth is his own destruction, and his lips are the snare for his own soul.

And the angel of the LORD came up from Gilgal to Bochim and said, "I brought you out of Egypt and have brought you unto the land which I sware unto your fathers. And I said that I would never break my covenant with you, but ye should have made no covenant with the inhabiters of this land, ye should have broken down their altars: but ye have not obeyed my voice. Why have ye this done? Wherefore I have likewise determined that I will not cast them out before you: that they may be a fall unto you, and their gods shall be snares unto you."

but were mingled among the Heathen, and learned their works - insomuch that they worshipped their idols, which turned to their own decay.

Thou shalt bring to nought all nations which the LORD thy God delivereth thee; thine eye shall have no pity upon them neither shalt thou serve their gods, for that shall be thy decay.

And I will make thy coasts from the reed sea unto the sea of the Philistines, and from the desert unto the river. I will deliver the inhabiters of the land into thine hand, and thou shalt drive them out before thee. And thou shalt make none covenant with them nor with their gods. Neither shall they dwell in thy land, lest they make thee sin against me: for if thou serve their gods, it will surely be thy decay."

Keep all that I command thee this day, and behold: I will cast out before thee the Amorites, Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. Take heed to thyself, that thou make no covenant with the inhabiters of the land whither thou goest lest it be cause of ruin among you.

Take good heed therefore unto your souls, that ye love the LORD your God. But and if ye shall go back and cleave unto the rest of these nations that remain with you and shall make marriages with them, and shall go to them and they come to you: be sure that the LORD your God will not cast out all these nations before you. But they shall be snares and traps unto you, and scourges for your sides, and pricks in your eyes, until ye perish from off this good land which the LORD your God hath given you.

It is a snare for a man to blaspheme that which is holy, and then to go about with vows.