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Hebrews 10:26

For we -- wilfully sinning after the receiving the full knowledge of the truth -- no more for sins doth there remain a sacrifice,

Hebrews 6:6

and having fallen away, again to renew them to reformation, having crucified again to themselves the Son of God, and exposed to public shame.

Jeremiah 2:19

Instruct thee doth thy wickedness, And thy backslidings reprove thee, Know and see that an evil and a bitter thing Is thy forsaking Jehovah thy God, And My fear not being on thee, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah of Hosts.

Psalm 78:8

And they are not like their fathers, A generation apostate and rebellious, A generation! it hath not prepared its heart, Nor stedfast with God is its spirit.

Jeremiah 5:23

And this people hath an apostate and rebellious heart, They have turned aside, and they go on.

Hebrews 6:8

and that which is bearing thorns and briers is disapproved of, and nigh to cursing, whose end is for burning;

Deuteronomy 19:16

'When a violent witness doth rise against a man, to testify against him apostasy,

Acts 21:21

and they are instructed concerning thee, that apostasy from Moses thou dost teach to all Jews among the nations, saying -- Not to circumcise the children, nor after the customs to walk;

2 Timothy 1:15

thou hast known this, that they did turn from me -- all those in Asia, of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes;

Jeremiah 8:5

Wherefore hath this people of Jerusalem Turned back -- a perpetual backsliding? They have kept hold on deceit, They have refused to turn back.

Jeremiah 6:28

All of them are turned aside by apostates, Walking slanderously -- brass and iron, All of them are corrupters.

Proverbs 1:32

For the turning of the simple slayeth them, And the security of the foolish destroyeth them.

Ezekiel 8:16

And He bringeth me in unto the inner court of the house of Jehovah, and lo, at the opening of the temple of Jehovah, between the porch and the altar, about twenty-five men, their backs toward the temple of Jehovah, and their faces eastward, and they are bowing themselves eastward to the sun.

Psalm 18:21

For I have kept the ways of Jehovah, And have not done wickedly against my God.

Proverbs 28:2

By the transgression of a land many are its heads. And by an intelligent man, Who knoweth right -- it is prolonged.

1 John 2:19

out of us they went forth, but they were not of us, for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but -- that they might be manifested that they are not all of us.

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Apostasy » Warnings concerning

Apostasy » Instances of » Judas

Matthew 26:14-16

Then one of the twelve, who is called Judas Iscariot, having gone unto the chief priests, said, 'What are ye willing to give me, and I will deliver him up to you?' and they weighed out to him thirty silverlings, and from that time he was seeking a convenient season to deliver him up.

Matthew 27:3-5

Then Judas -- he who delivered him up -- having seen that he was condemned, having repented, brought back the thirty silverlings to the chief priests, and to the elders, saying, I did sin, having delivered up innocent blood;' and they said, 'What -- to us? thou shalt see!' and having cast down the silverlings in the sanctuary, he departed, and having gone away, he did strangle himself.

Mark 14:10-11

And Judas the Iscariot, one of the twelve, went away unto the chief priests that he might deliver him up to them, and having heard, they were glad, and promised to give him money, and he was seeking how, conveniently, he might deliver him up.

Luke 22:3-6

And the Adversary entered into Judas, who is surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve, and he, having gone away, spake with the chief priests and the magistrates, how he might deliver him up to them, and they rejoiced, and covenanted to give him money, read more.
and he agreed, and was seeking a favourable season to deliver him up to them without tumult.

Luke 22:47-48

And while he is speaking, lo, a multitude, and he who is called Judas, one of the twelve, was coming before them, and he came nigh to Jesus to kiss him, and Jesus said to him, 'Judas, with a kiss the Son of Man dost thou deliver up?'

More verses: Acts 1:16-18

Apostasy » Guilt and punishment of

Zephaniah 1:4-6

And stretched out My hand against Judah, And against all inhabiting Jerusalem, And cut off from this place the remnant of Baal, The name of the idolatrous priests, with the priests, And those bowing themselves On the roofs to the host of the heavens, And those bowing themselves, Swearing to Jehovah, and swearing by Malcham, And those removing from after Jehovah, And who have not sought Jehovah, nor besought Him.

Hebrews 10:25-31

not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as a custom of certain is, but exhorting, and so much the more as ye see the day coming nigh. For we -- wilfully sinning after the receiving the full knowledge of the truth -- no more for sins doth there remain a sacrifice, but a certain fearful looking for of judgment, and fiery zeal, about to devour the opposers; read more.
any one who did set at nought a law of Moses, apart from mercies, by two or three witnesses, doth die, of how much sorer punishment shall he be counted worthy who the Son of God did trample on, and the blood of the covenant did count a common thing, in which he was sanctified, and to the Spirit of the grace did despite? for we have known Him who is saying, 'Vengeance is Mine, I will recompense, saith the Lord;' and again, 'The Lord shall judge His people;' -- fearful is the falling into the hands of a living God.

Hebrews 10:39

and we are not of those drawing back to destruction, but of those believing to a preserving of soul.

2 Peter 2:20-22

for, if having escaped from the pollutions of the world, in the acknowledging of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and by these again being entangled, they have been overcome, become to them hath the last things worse than the first, for it were better to them not to have acknowledged the way of the righteousness, than having acknowledged it, to turn back from the holy command delivered to them, and happened to them hath that of the true similitude; 'A dog did turn back upon his own vomit,' and, 'A sow having bathed herself -- to rolling in mire.'

Apostasy » Instances of » saul

1 Samuel 28:18

Because thou hast not hearkened to the voice of Jehovah, nor didst the fierceness of His anger on Amalek -- therefore this thing hath Jehovah done to thee this day;

1 Samuel 15:26-29

And Samuel saith unto Saul, 'I do not turn back with thee; for thou hast rejected the word of Jehovah, and Jehovah doth reject thee from being king over Israel.' And Samuel turneth round to go, and he layeth hold on the skirt of his upper robe -- and it is rent! And Samuel saith unto him, 'Jehovah hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee to-day, and given it to thy neighbour who is better than thou; read more.
and also, the Pre-eminence of Israel doth not lie nor repent, for He is not a man to be penitent.'

1 Samuel 18:12

And Saul is afraid of the presence of David, for Jehovah hath been with him, and from Saul He hath turned aside;

1 Samuel 28:15

And Samuel saith unto Saul, 'Why hast thou troubled me, to bring me up?' And Saul saith, 'I have great distress, and the Philistines are fighting against me, God hath turned aside from me, and hath not answered me any more, either by the hand of the prophets, or by dreams; and I call for thee to let me know what I do.'

Apostasy » Shall abound in the latter days

1 Timothy 4:1-3

And the Spirit expressly speaketh, that in latter times shall certain fall away from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and teachings of demons, in hypocrisy speaking lies, being seared in their own conscience, forbidding to marry -- to abstain from meats that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those believing and acknowledging the truth,

Apostasy » Caused by persecution

Luke 8:13

'And those upon the rock: They who, when they may hear, with joy do receive the word, and these have no root, who for a time believe, and in time of temptation fall away.

Matthew 24:9-10

then they shall deliver you up to tribulation, and shall kill you, and ye shall be hated by all the nations because of my name; and then shall many be stumbled, and they shall deliver up one another, and shall hate one another.

Apostasy » Cautions against

Apostasy » Described

Deuteronomy 13:13

Men, sons of worthlessness, have gone out of thy midst, and they force away the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not known --

Apostasy » Instances of » israelites

Apostasy » Instances of » Amaziah

2 Chronicles 25:14

And it cometh to pass, after the coming in of Amaziah from smiting the Edomites, that he bringeth in the gods of the sons of Seir, and establisheth them to him for gods, and before them doth bow himself, and to them he maketh perfume.

2 Chronicles 25:27

And from the time that Amaziah hath turned aside from after Jehovah -- they make a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem, and he fleeth to Lachish, and they send after him to Lachish, and put him to death there,

Apostasy » Instances of » Hymenaeus and alexander

1 Timothy 1:19-20

having faith and a good conscience, which certain having thrust away, concerning the faith did make shipwreck, of whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I did deliver to the Adversary, that they might be instructed not to speak evil.

Apostasy » Instances of » Phygellus and hermogenes

2 Timothy 1:15

thou hast known this, that they did turn from me -- all those in Asia, of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes;

Apostasy » Instances of » Disciples

Apostasy » Caused by worldliness

Evil » Associations » Results of » Apostasy

1 Kings 11:2

of the nations of which Jehovah said unto the sons of Israel, 'Ye do not go in to them, and they do not go in to you; surely they turn aside your heart after their gods;' to them hath Solomon cleaved for love.

greed » Results of » Apostasy

Topics on Apostasy

Apostasy in OT

Jeremiah 3:1-25

Saying, 'Lo, one sendeth away his wife, And she hath gone from him, And she hath been to another man, Doth he turn back unto her again? Greatly defiled is not that land? And thou hast committed whoredom with many lovers, And turn again to Me, an affirmation of Jehovah.

Apostasy Of Judas

Matthew 26:14-16

Then one of the twelve, who is called Judas Iscariot, having gone unto the chief priests, said,

Apostasy Of Saul

1 Samuel 15:26-29

And Samuel saith unto Saul, 'I do not turn back with thee; for thou hast rejected the word of Jehovah, and Jehovah doth reject thee from being king over Israel.'

Apostasy, Nt Examples

Matthew 26:14-16

Then one of the twelve, who is called Judas Iscariot, having gone unto the chief priests, said,

Apostasy, Ot Examples

Deuteronomy 13:1-11

'When there ariseth in your midst a prophet, or a dreamer of a dream, and he hath given unto thee a sign or wonder,

Apostasy, Personal Warnings

2 Corinthians 11:2-3

for I am zealous for you with zeal of God, for I did betroth you to one husband, a pure virgin, to present to Christ,

Warnings Against Apostasy

Hebrews 6:4-8

for it is impossible for those once enlightened, having tasted also of the heavenly gift, and partakers having became of the Holy Spirit,