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21 Bible Verses about Backsliding

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Jeremiah 3:14

Return, backsliding children, saith Jehovah; for I am a husband unto you, and I will take you, one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion.

Proverbs 14:14

The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways, and the good man from what is in himself.

Jeremiah 3:22

Return, backsliding children; I will heal your backslidings. ... Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art Jehovah our God.

Jude 1:24

But to him that is able to keep you without stumbling, and to set you with exultation blameless before his glory,

Jeremiah 2:19

Thine own wickedness chastiseth thee, and thy backslidings reprove thee: know then and see that it is an evil thing and bitter that thou hast forsaken Jehovah thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord, Jehovah of hosts.

Jeremiah 31:22

How long wilt thou wander about, thou backsliding daughter? For Jehovah hath created a new thing on the earth, a woman shall encompass a man.

Jeremiah 3:12

Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith Jehovah: I will not make my face dark upon you; for I am merciful, saith Jehovah; I will not keep anger for ever.

Hosea 4:16

For Israel is refractory as an untractable heifer; now will Jehovah feed them as a lamb in a wide pasture.

Jeremiah 3:8

And I saw that when for all the causes wherein backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce, yet the treacherous Judah, her sister, feared not, but went and committed fornication also.

Jeremiah 3:11

And Jehovah said unto me, Backsliding Israel hath shewn herself more just than treacherous Judah.

Jeremiah 14:7

Jehovah, though our iniquities testify against us, do thou act for thy name's sake; for our backslidings are many we have sinned against thee.

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Backsliding » Guilt and consequences of

Jeremiah 5:6

Therefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, a wolf of the evenings shall waste them; the leopard lurketh against their cities, every one that goeth out thence is torn in pieces: for their transgressions are multiplied, their backslidings are increased.

Numbers 14:43

for the Amalekites and the Canaanites are there before you, and ye shall fall by the sword; for as ye have turned away from Jehovah, Jehovah will not be with you.

Psalm 125:5

But as for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, Jehovah will lead them forth with the workers of iniquity. Peace be upon Israel!

Backsliding » Exhortations to return from

2 Chronicles 30:6

And the couriers went with the letters from the king and his princes throughout Israel and Judah, and according to the commandment of the king, saying, Ye children of Israel, return to Jehovah the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and he will return to the remnant of you that are escaped out of the hand of the kings of Assyria.

Isaiah 31:6

Turn unto him from whom ye have deeply revolted, ye children of Israel;

Jeremiah 3:12

Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith Jehovah: I will not make my face dark upon you; for I am merciful, saith Jehovah; I will not keep anger for ever.

Jeremiah 3:14

Return, backsliding children, saith Jehovah; for I am a husband unto you, and I will take you, one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion.

Jeremiah 3:22

Return, backsliding children; I will heal your backslidings. ... Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art Jehovah our God.

Backsliding » Is departing from the simplicity of the gospel

Galatians 3:1-3

O senseless Galatians, who has bewitched you; to whom, as before your very eyes, Jesus Christ has been portrayed, crucified among you? This only I wish to learn of you, Have ye received the Spirit on the principle of works of law, or of the report of faith? Are ye so senseless? having begun in Spirit, are ye going to be made perfect in flesh?

Backsliding » Pardon of, promised

Jeremiah 31:20

Is Ephraim a dear son unto me? is he a child of delights? For whilst I have been speaking against him, I do constantly remember him still. Therefore my bowels are troubled for him: I will certainly have mercy upon him, saith Jehovah.

Jeremiah 3:12

Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith Jehovah: I will not make my face dark upon you; for I am merciful, saith Jehovah; I will not keep anger for ever.

Jeremiah 36:3

It may be the house of Judah will hear all the evil that I purpose to do unto them, that they may return every man from his evil way, and that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.

Backsliding » Results of » Selfish absorption

Isaiah 1:4

Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that corrupt themselves! They have forsaken Jehovah; they have despised the Holy One of Israel; they are turned away backward.

Proverbs 14:14

The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways, and the good man from what is in himself.

Jeremiah 14:7

Jehovah, though our iniquities testify against us, do thou act for thy name's sake; for our backslidings are many we have sinned against thee.

Hosea 11:7

Yea, my people are bent upon backsliding from me: though they call them to the Most High, none at all exalteth him.

Backsliding » Exemplified

Nehemiah 9:26

But they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets who testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought great provocations.

Exodus 32:8

They have turned aside quickly out of the way that I commanded them: they have made themselves a molten calf, and have bowed down to it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, This is thy god, Israel, who has brought thee up out of the land of Egypt!

Jeremiah 3:11

And Jehovah said unto me, Backsliding Israel hath shewn herself more just than treacherous Judah.

Hosea 4:16

For Israel is refractory as an untractable heifer; now will Jehovah feed them as a lamb in a wide pasture.

Backsliding » Sin of, to be confessed

Isaiah 59:12-14

For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us; for our transgressions are with us; and our iniquities, we know them: in transgressing and lying against Jehovah, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. And judgment is turned away backward, and righteousness standeth afar off; for truth stumbleth in the street, and uprightness cannot enter.

Jeremiah 3:13

Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against Jehovah thy God, and hast turned thy ways hither and thither to the strangers under every green tree; and ye have not hearkened to my voice, saith Jehovah.

Jeremiah 14:7-9

Jehovah, though our iniquities testify against us, do thou act for thy name's sake; for our backslidings are many we have sinned against thee. Thou hope of Israel, its Saviour in the time of trouble, why wilt thou be as a stranger in the land, and as a traveller that turneth aside to stay a night? Why wilt thou be as a man astonished, as a mighty man that cannot save? Yet thou, Jehovah, art in the midst of us, and we are called by thy name: leave us not.

Backsliding » Pray to be restored from

Psalm 85:4

Bring us back, O God of our salvation, and cause thine indignation toward us to cease.

Backsliding » Warnings against

Psalm 85:8

I will hear what God, Jehovah, will speak; for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his godly ones: but let them not turn again to folly.

Backsliding » Blessedness of those who keep from

Isaiah 26:3-4

Thou wilt keep in perfect peace the mind stayed on thee, for he confideth in thee. Confide ye in Jehovah for ever; for in Jah, Jehovah, is the rock of ages.

Backsliding » Brings its own punishment

Proverbs 14:14

The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways, and the good man from what is in himself.

Jeremiah 2:19

Thine own wickedness chastiseth thee, and thy backslidings reprove thee: know then and see that it is an evil thing and bitter that thou hast forsaken Jehovah thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord, Jehovah of hosts.

Backsliding » Punishment of tempting others to the sin of

Proverbs 28:10

Whoso causeth the upright to go astray in an evil way, shall himself fall into his own pit; but the perfect shall inherit good.

Backsliding » Endeavor to bring back those guilty of

James 5:19-20

My brethren, if any one among you err from the truth, and one bring him back, let him know that he that brings back a sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death and shall cover a multitude of sins.

Backsliding » Results of » Divine displeasure

Hebrews 10:38

But the just shall live by faith; and, if he draw back, my soul does not take pleasure in him.

2 Peter 2:20

For if after having escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, again entangled, they are subdued by these, their last state is worse than the first.

Backsliding » Liable to continue and increase

Jeremiah 8:5

Why hath this people of Jerusalem slidden back with a perpetual backsliding? They hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

Jeremiah 14:7

Jehovah, though our iniquities testify against us, do thou act for thy name's sake; for our backslidings are many we have sinned against thee.

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Malachi 3:7-10

Since the days of your fathers have ye departed from my statutes, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith Jehovah of hosts. But ye say, Wherein shall we return? Will a man rob God? But ye rob me. And ye say, Wherein do we rob thee? In tithes and heave-offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse; and me ye rob, even this whole nation. read more.
Bring the whole tithe into the treasure-house, that there may be food in my house, and prove me now herewith, saith Jehovah of hosts, if I open not to you the windows of the heavens, and pour you out a blessing, till there be no place for it.

Backsliding » Not hopeless

Psalm 37:24

though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down, for Jehovah upholdeth his hand.

Proverbs 24:16

For the righteous falleth seven times, and riseth up again; but the wicked stumble into disaster.

Backsliding » Proneness to

Hosea 11:7

Yea, my people are bent upon backsliding from me: though they call them to the Most High, none at all exalteth him.

Proverbs 24:16

For the righteous falleth seven times, and riseth up again; but the wicked stumble into disaster.

Backsliding » Healing of, promised

Jeremiah 3:22

Return, backsliding children; I will heal your backslidings. ... Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art Jehovah our God.

Backsliding » Results of » Unfitness for the kingdom

Backsliding » God is displeased at

Psalm 78:57

And they drew back and dealt treacherously like their fathers: they turned like a deceitful bow.

Backsliding » Exemplified » Peter

Matthew 26:70-74

But he denied before all, saying, I do not know what thou sayest. And when he had gone out into the entrance, another maid saw him, and says to those there, This man also was with Jesus the Nazaraean. And again he denied with an oath: I do not know the man. read more.
And after a little, those who stood there, coming to him, said to Peter, Truly thou too art of them, for also thy speech makes thee manifest. Then he began to curse and to swear, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.

Backsliding » Exemplified » saul

Backsliding » Results of » Loss of spiritual enthusiasm

Backsliding » The backslider in heart

Proverbs 14:14

The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways, and the good man from what is in himself.

Backsliding » A haughty spirit leads to

Backsliding » Is leaving the first love

Backsliding » Results of » Religious indifference

Backsliding » Results of » Bondage to forms

Galatians 4:9

but now, knowing God, but rather being known by God, how do ye turn again to the weak and beggarly principles to which ye desire to be again anew in bondage?

Backsliding » What backslidings do

Jeremiah 2:19

Thine own wickedness chastiseth thee, and thy backslidings reprove thee: know then and see that it is an evil thing and bitter that thou hast forsaken Jehovah thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord, Jehovah of hosts.

Backsliding » Is turning from God

1 Kings 11:9

And Jehovah was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned away from Jehovah the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice,

Backsliding » Hateful to saints

Psalm 101:3

I will set no thing of Belial before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.

Backsliding » Afflictions sent to heal

Hosea 5:15

I will go away, I will return to my place, till they acknowledge their trespass, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.

Hatred » We should exhibit against » Backsliding

Psalm 101:3

I will set no thing of Belial before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.

Protection » Withdrawn from the » Backsliding

Joshua 23:12-13

For if ye in any wise go back, and cleave unto the residue of these nations, these that remain among you, and make marriages with them, and come in unto them and they unto you: know for a certainty that Jehovah your God will no more dispossess these nations from before you, and they shall be snares and traps unto you, and scourges in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from off this good land which Jehovah your God hath given you.

Topics on Backsliding

Backsliding, Causes

2;17;7

And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the contention of the children of Israel, and because they had tempted Jehovah, saying, Is Jehovah among us, or not?

Backsliding, Christian Examples

1;19;1-22

And the two angels came to Sodom at even. And Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. And Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them; and he bowed down, the face toward the ground,

Backsliding, Israel Exanples

2;17;1-7

And all the assembly of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, according to their journeys, at the command of Jehovah; and they encamped in Rephidim; and there was no water for the people to drink.

Backsliding, Results

19;78;56-59

But they tempted and provoked God, the Most High, and kept not his testimonies,

Restoration After Backsliding

29;2;12-13

Yet even now, saith Jehovah, turn to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning;