26 Bible Verses about Abandoning Things
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A time to search and a time to give up as lost;
A time to keep and a time to throw away.
“Now, therefore, fear the Lord and serve Him in sincerity and truth; and put away the gods which your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord.
“Now therefore, put away the foreign gods which are in your midst, and incline your hearts to the Lord, the God of Israel.”
So they put away the foreign gods from among them and served the Lord; and He could bear the misery of Israel no longer.
She caught him by his garment, saying, “Lie with me!” And he left his garment in her hand and fled, and went outside.
When she saw that he had left his garment in her hand and had fled outside,
When he heard that I raised my voice and screamed, he left his garment beside me and fled and went outside.”
and as I raised my voice and screamed, he left his garment beside me and fled outside.”
Throwing aside his cloak, he jumped up and came to Jesus.
They went after them to the Jordan, and behold, all the way was full of clothes and equipment which the Arameans had thrown away in their haste. Then the messengers returned and told the king.
The next day as we were being violently storm-tossed, they began to jettison the cargo;
and on the third day they threw the ship’s tackle overboard with their own hands.
When they had eaten enough, they began to lighten the ship by throwing out the wheat into the sea.
Alien tyrants of the nations have cut it down and left it; on the mountains and in all the valleys its branches have fallen and its boughs have been broken in all the ravines of the land. And all the peoples of the earth have gone down from its shade and left it.
Therefore, O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord God. Thus says the Lord God to the mountains and to the hills, to the ravines and to the valleys, to the desolate wastes and to the forsaken cities which have become a prey and a derision to the rest of the nations which are round about,
leave your offering there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering.
But he pulled free of the linen sheet and escaped naked.
“What do you think? If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is straying?
“What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?
And casting off the anchors, they left them in the sea while at the same time they were loosening the ropes of the rudders; and hoisting the foresail to the wind, they were heading for the beach.
They abandoned their idols there, so David and his men carried them away.
They abandoned their gods there; so David gave the order and they were burned with fire.
So the woman left her waterpot, and went into the city and *said to the men,
For he sees that even wise men die;
The stupid and the senseless alike perish
And leave their wealth to others.
And you will, even of yourself, let go of your inheritance
That I gave you;
And I will make you serve your enemies
In the land which you do not know;
For you have kindled a fire in My anger
Which will burn forever.
‘Does the snow of Lebanon forsake the rock of the open country?
Or is the cold flowing water from a foreign land ever snatched away?
- Abandoning (18 instances)