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36 Bible Verses about apostasy

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Hebrews 10:26

For [if] we keep on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,

Hebrews 6:6

and having fallen away, to renew [them] again to repentance, [because they] have crucified again for themselves the Son of God and held him up to contempt.

Jeremiah 2:19

Your wickedness will chastise you, and your apostasies will reprove you. Therefore know and see that [it is] evil and bitter, your forsaking of Yahweh, your God, and fear of me [is] not in you," {declares} the Lord, Yahweh of hosts.

Psalm 78:8

and not be like their ancestors, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation [that] did not make ready its heart, whose spirit was not faithful [to] God.

Jeremiah 5:23

But for this people is a stubborn and rebellious heart, they have turned aside and have gone [away].

Hebrews 6:8

But [if it] produces thorns and thistles, [it is] worthless and near to a curse, whose end [is] for burning.

Deuteronomy 19:16

If {a malicious witness} gets up {to accuse} anyone to testify against him falsely,

Acts 21:21

And they have been informed about you that you are teaching all the Jews [who are] among the Gentiles [the] abandonment of Moses, telling them not to circumcise [their] children or to live according to [our] customs.

Jeremiah 8:5

Why has this people, Jerusalem, turned away [in] enduring apostasy? They have kept hold of deceit, they have refused to return.

Jeremiah 6:28

All of them [are] stubborn rebels, going about [talking] slander. [They are] bronze and iron, they [are] all behaving corruptly.

Proverbs 1:32

for the waywardness of the simple ones will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them.

Ezekiel 8:16

And he brought me to the inner courtyard of the house of Yahweh, and look, [at] the doorway of the temple of Yahweh, between the portico and the altar, [there were] about twenty-five men [with] their backs to the temple of Yahweh and their faces toward the east, and they [were] bowing down toward the east before the sun.

Psalm 18:21

Because I have kept the ways of Yahweh, and have not acted wickedly against my God,

Proverbs 28:2

By the rebellion of a land, her rulers increase, but by a person of intelligence who knows justice, it will last.

1 John 2:19

They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us. But [they went out], in order that it might be shown that all of them are not of us.

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Apostasy » Warnings concerning

2 Peter 3:17

Therefore, dear friends, [because you] know [this] beforehand, guard yourselves so that you do not lose your own safe position [because you] have been led away by the error of lawless persons.

Apostasy » Instances of » Judas

Matthew 26:14-16

Then one of the twelve, the one named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests [and] said, "What are you willing to give me if I in turn deliver him to you?" So they set out for him thirty silver coins. And from that time on, he began seeking a favorable opportunity in order that he could betray him.

Matthew 27:3-5

Then [when] Judas, the one who had betrayed him, saw that he had been condemned, he regretted [what he had done] [and] returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and elders, saying, "I have sinned [by] betraying innocent blood!" But they said, "What [is that] to us? You see to [it]!" And throwing the silver coins into the temple he departed. And he went away [and] hanged himself.

Mark 14:10-11

And Judas Iscariot, who [was] one of the twelve, went to the chief priests in order to betray him to them. And [when] they heard [this], they were delighted, and promised to give him money. And he began seeking how he could betray him conveniently.

Luke 22:3-6

And Satan entered into Judas, the one called Iscariot, who was of the number of the twelve. And he went away [and] discussed with the chief priests and officers of the temple guard how he could betray him to them. And they were delighted, and came to an agreement with him to give [him] money. read more.
And he agreed, and began looking for a favorable opportunity to betray him to them apart from the crowd.

Luke 22:47-48

[While] he was still speaking, behold, [there came] a crowd, and the one named Judas, one of the twelve, leading them. And he approached Jesus to kiss him. But Jesus said to him, "Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?"

More verses: Acts 1:16-18

Apostasy » Guilt and punishment of

Zephaniah 1:4-6

"And I will stretch out my hand against Judah and against all the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And I will cut off from this place the remnant of Baal, and the name of idolatrous priests with the priests, and those who bow down on the rooftops to the host of heaven, and those who bow down, swearing to Yahweh but [also] swearing by Milkom, and those who turned back from {following} Yahweh, and who did not seek Yahweh, and did not inquire of him."

Hebrews 10:25-31

not abandoning {our meeting together}, as [is] the habit of some, but encouraging [each other], and by so much more as you see the day drawing near. For [if] we keep on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment and a fury of fire that is about to consume the adversaries. read more.
Anyone who rejected the law of Moses dies without mercy on [the testimony of] two or three witnesses. How much worse punishment do you think the person will be considered worthy of who treats with disdain the Son of God and who considers ordinary the blood of the covenant by which he was made holy and who insults the Spirit of grace? For we know the one who said, "Vengeance [is] mine, I will repay," and again, "The Lord will judge his people." [It is] a terrifying [thing] to fall into the hands of the living God.

Hebrews 10:39

But we are not among those who shrink back to destruction, but among those who have faith to the preservation of [our] souls.

2 Peter 2:20-22

For if, [after they] have escaped from the defilements of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and they are again entangled in these [things] [and] succumb to [them], the last [state] has become worse for them than the first. For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness than having known [it], to turn back from the holy commandment that had been delivered to them. The [statement] of the true proverb has happened to them, "A dog returns to its own vomit," and "A sow, [after] washing herself, [returns] to wallowing in the mud."

Apostasy » Instances of » saul

1 Samuel 28:18

Because you {did not obey} Yahweh and did not carry out the fierce anger of his {wrath} against Amalek, therefore Yahweh has done this thing to you today.

1 Samuel 15:26-29

But Samuel said to Saul, "I will not return with you, for you have rejected the word of Yahweh, and he has rejected you from being king over Israel!" As Samuel turned around to go, he caught hold of the hem of his robe, and it tore. Then Samuel said to him, "Yahweh has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today and has given it to your neighbor {who is better than you}. read more.
Moreover, the Glory of Israel will not break faith and will not regret, for he [is] not a human that he should regret."

1 Samuel 18:12

{Now Saul was threatened by the presence of David} because Yahweh was with him, but had departed from Saul.

1 Samuel 28:15

Then Samuel said to Saul, "Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?" And Saul said, "{I am in distress}! For [the] Philistines [are about] to make war against me, but God has turned away from me, and he does not answer me any more, not {by the prophets} or by the dreams. So I called to you to let me know what I should do."

Apostasy » Shall abound in the latter days

1 Timothy 4:1-3

Now the Spirit explicitly says that in the last times some will depart from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, by the hypocrisy of liars, who are seared in their own conscience, who forbid marrying [and insist on] abstaining from foods that God created for sharing in with thankfulness by those who believe and who know the truth,

Apostasy » Caused by persecution

Luke 8:13

And those on the rock [are those] who receive the word with joy when they hear [it], and these do not have [enough] root, who believe for a time and in a time of testing fall away.

Matthew 24:9-10

"Then they will hand you over to persecution and will kill you, and you will be hated by all the nations because of my name. And then many will be led into sin and will betray one another and will hate one another,

Apostasy » Cautions against

2 Peter 3:17

Therefore, dear friends, [because you] know [this] beforehand, guard yourselves so that you do not lose your own safe position [because you] have been led away by the error of lawless persons.

Apostasy » Described

Deuteronomy 13:13

{worthless men} have gone out from your midst and have seduced the inhabitants of their town, {saying}, 'Let us go and serve other gods!' whom you have not known,

Apostasy » Instances of » israelites

Apostasy » Instances of » Amaziah

2 Chronicles 25:14

And it happened [that] after Amaziah came [back] from killing the Edomites, he brought the gods of the sons of Seir, and he stood them up to himself as gods and bowed down before them and make smoke offerings for them.

2 Chronicles 25:27

And from the time that Amaziah turned away from Yahweh, they had plotted a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem. And he fled to Lachish, but they sent after him to Lachish and killed him there.

Apostasy » Instances of » Hymenaeus and alexander

1 Timothy 1:19-20

having faith and a good conscience, which some, [because they] have rejected [these], have suffered shipwreck concerning their faith, among whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan, in order that they may be taught not to blaspheme.

Apostasy » Instances of » Phygellus and hermogenes

Apostasy » Instances of » Disciples

Apostasy » Caused by worldliness

Evil » Associations » Results of » Apostasy

1 Kings 11:2

from the nations which Yahweh had said to the {Israelites}, "You shall not {marry them}, and they shall not {marry you}. They will certainly turn your heart after other gods." But Solomon clung to them to love.

greed » Results of » Apostasy

Topics on Apostasy

Apostasy in OT

24;3;1-25

A {saying}: 'Look, [if] a man divorces his wife, and she goes from him {and she becomes another man's wife}, will he return to her again?' Will not that land be greatly defiled? And you have prostituted [yourself] [with] many lovers, [would] you now return to me?" {declares} Yahweh.

Apostasy In The Last Days

40;24;12

and because lawlessness will increase, the love of many will grow cold.

Apostasy Of Saul

9;15;26-29

But Samuel said to Saul, "I will not return with you, for you have rejected the word of Yahweh, and he has rejected you from being king over Israel!"

Apostasy, Cause

42;22;31

"Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded to sift you like wheat,

Apostasy, How To Avoid

19;119;11

In my heart I have hidden your word, so that I may not sin against you.

Apostasy, Ot Examples

5;13;1-11

"If a prophet stands up in your midst or a dreamer of dreams and he gives to you a sign or wonder,

Apostasy, Personal Warnings

47;11;2-3

For I am jealous [for] you with a godly jealousy, because I promised you [in marriage] to one husband, to present [you] [as] a pure virgin to Christ.

Apostasy, Restored

40;26;74

Then he began to curse and to swear with an oath, "I do not know the man!" And immediately a rooster crowed.

Apostasy, Types Of

58;3;12

Watch out, brothers, lest there be in some of you an evil, unbelieving heart, [with the result that you] fall away from the living God.

Warnings Against Apostasy

58;6;4-8

For [it is] impossible [concerning] those who have once been enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and become sharers of the Holy Spirit,