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Theasaurus: Backsliding

21 Bible Verses about Backsliding

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Jeremiah 3:14

Return, ye apostate sons, Urgeth Yahweh, for, I, am become your husband, - therefore will I take you one of a city, and two of a family, and will bring you to Zion;

Proverbs 14:14

With his own ways, shall be filled the backslider in heart, and, from himself, shall a good man be satisfied .

Jeremiah 3:22

Return ye apostate sons, I will heal your apostasies! Behold us! we have come unto thee, For thou, art Yahweh our God.

Jude 1:24

Now, unto him who is able - to guard you from stumbling, and to set you in the presence of his glory, without blemish, with exultation, -

Jeremiah 2:19

Let thy wickedness correct thee And thine apostasies, rebuke thee, Know therefore and see That it is a wicked thing and a bitter, that thou shouldest have forsaken Yahweh thy God, And that the dread of me should not have pertained to thee, Declareth My Lord, Yahweh of hosts.

Jeremiah 31:22

How long wilt thou turn hither and thither, O apostate daughter? For Yahweh hath created a new thing in the earth, A female defendeth, a strong man!

Jeremiah 3:12

Go, and proclaim these words, towards the North and say - Return! thou apostate - Israel, Urgeth Yahweh, I will not lower my face against you, - for full of lovingkindness, I am, Declareth Yahweh, I will not maintain mine anger unto times age-abiding.

Hosea 4:16

For, as a heifer that is stubborn, hath Israel, been stubborn, - Now, can Yahweh, turn them out to pasture, like a young ram in a wide place?

Jeremiah 3:8

Though she saw that for all this, apostate Israel having committed adultery, I had sent her away, and had given a scroll of divorcement unto her, yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but, she also, went and committed unchastity.

Jeremiah 3:11

Then said Yahweh unto me, - Apostate Israel, hath justified herself, - more than treacherous Judah.

Jeremiah 14:7

Though, our iniquities, have testified against us, O Yahweh, effectually work thou for the sake of thy Name, - For our apostasies have abounded Against thee, have we sinned.

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Backsliding » Guilt and consequences of

Jeremiah 5:6

For this cause, hath the lion out of the forest smitten them, The wolf of the waste plains, preyeth upon them, The leopard, is keeping watch over their cities, Every one that goeth out from thence, is torn in pieces, - For they have multiplied their transgressions, Numerous are their apostasies.

Numbers 14:43

For, the Amalekites and the Canaanites, are there before you, So shall ye fall by the sword, - For inasmuch as ye have turned back from following Yahweh, Therefore will Yahweh not be with you.

Psalm 125:5

As for them who turn aside unto their crooked ways, Yahweh, will lead them forth, with the workers of iniquity, Prosperity on Israel!

Backsliding » Exhortations to return from

2 Chronicles 30:6

The runners, therefore, went with letters from the hand of the king and his rulers, throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the commandment of the king, saying, - Ye sons of Israel, return ye unto Yahweh, God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, and he will return unto the remnant, that which is left to you, out of the hand of the kings of Assyria.

Isaiah 31:6

Return ye unto him against whom the sons of Israel have deeply revolted,

Jeremiah 3:12

Go, and proclaim these words, towards the North and say - Return! thou apostate - Israel, Urgeth Yahweh, I will not lower my face against you, - for full of lovingkindness, I am, Declareth Yahweh, I will not maintain mine anger unto times age-abiding.

Jeremiah 3:14

Return, ye apostate sons, Urgeth Yahweh, for, I, am become your husband, - therefore will I take you one of a city, and two of a family, and will bring you to Zion;

Jeremiah 3:22

Return ye apostate sons, I will heal your apostasies! Behold us! we have come unto thee, For thou, art Yahweh our God.

Backsliding » Is departing from the simplicity of the gospel

Galatians 3:1-3

O thoughtless Galatians! who hath bewitched you, - before whose very eyes, Jesus Christ, was openly set forth as a crucified one? This only, am I wishing to learn from you: - by works of law, received ye, the Spirit? or by a believed report? So thoughtless, are ye? Having made a beginning in Spirit, are ye, now, in flesh, to be made complete?

Backsliding » Pardon of, promised

Jeremiah 31:20

Was Ephraim, a very precious son to me? Was he a most delightful child? For as often as I have spoken against him, I have, remembered, him again! For this cause, have my affections been deeply moved for him, I must have, compassion, upon him, Declareth Yahweh.

Jeremiah 3:12

Go, and proclaim these words, towards the North and say - Return! thou apostate - Israel, Urgeth Yahweh, I will not lower my face against you, - for full of lovingkindness, I am, Declareth Yahweh, I will not maintain mine anger unto times age-abiding.

Jeremiah 36:3

Peradventure, the house of Judah will hearken unto all the calamity, which I am devising to execute against them, - to the end they may return every man from his wicked way, whereupon I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin.

Backsliding » Results of » Selfish absorption

Isaiah 1:4

Alas! a nation - committing sin, a people - burdened with iniquity, a seed - practising wickedness, sons - acting corruptly. They have forsaken Yahweh despised the Holy One of Israel, - Are estranged and gone back.

Proverbs 14:14

With his own ways, shall be filled the backslider in heart, and, from himself, shall a good man be satisfied .

Jeremiah 14:7

Though, our iniquities, have testified against us, O Yahweh, effectually work thou for the sake of thy Name, - For our apostasies have abounded Against thee, have we sinned.

Hosea 11:7

But, my people, are bent towards turning from me, though upwards they call them, none of them can lift them.

Backsliding » Exemplified

Nehemiah 9:26

But they murmured and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their back, and, thy prophets, they slew, who testified against them that they might turn them back unto thee, - and they wrought great insults.

Exodus 32:8

They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them, they have made for themselves - a molten calf, and have bowed themselves down thereto mad have sacrificed thereto, and have said. These, are thy gods, O Israel, who have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

Jeremiah 3:11

Then said Yahweh unto me, - Apostate Israel, hath justified herself, - more than treacherous Judah.

Hosea 4:16

For, as a heifer that is stubborn, hath Israel, been stubborn, - Now, can Yahweh, turn them out to pasture, like a young ram in a wide place?

Backsliding » Sin of, to be confessed

Isaiah 59:12-14

For our transgressions have multiplied before thee, And flour sins have witnessed against us, - For, our transgressions, are with us, And as for our iniquities, we acknowledge them: Transgressing, and denying Yahweh, And turning away from following our God, - Speaking oppression and revolt, Conceiving, and muttering from the heart, words of falsehood. So then there hath been a driving back of justice, And righteousness, afar off, standeth, - For truth, hath stumbled in the broad-way, And, right, cannot enter;

Jeremiah 3:13

Only, acknowledge thine iniquity, that against Yahweh thy God, hast thou transgressed, - and hast gone hither and thither unto foreigners under every green tree, and unto my voice, ye have not hearkened Declareth Yahweh.

Jeremiah 14:7-9

Though, our iniquities, have testified against us, O Yahweh, effectually work thou for the sake of thy Name, - For our apostasies have abounded Against thee, have we sinned. Thou Hope of Israel, His Saviour in the time of distress, - Wherefore shouldst thou be as a sojourner in the and? Or as a wayfarer, who hath turned aside to lodge for the night? Wherefore, shouldst thou be as a man astounded, As a mighty man who cannot save? Yet, thou, art in our midst - O Yahweh And, thy Name, on us, hath been called Do not abandon us!

Backsliding » Pray to be restored from

Psalm 85:4

Restore us, O God of our salvation, And take away thy vexation towards us.

Backsliding » Warnings against

Psalm 85:8

I will hear, what GOD - Yahweh - will speak, - For he will bespeak prosperity to his people, And to his men of lovingkindness, And to them who return with their heart unto him.

Backsliding » Blessedness of those who keep from

Isaiah 26:3-4

A purpose sustained, thou wilt guard, saying , Prosper! Prosper! Because in thee, hath he been led to trust. Trust ye in Yahweh, unto futurity, - For, in Yah, Yahweh, is a rock of ages.

Backsliding » Brings its own punishment

Proverbs 14:14

With his own ways, shall be filled the backslider in heart, and, from himself, shall a good man be satisfied .

Jeremiah 2:19

Let thy wickedness correct thee And thine apostasies, rebuke thee, Know therefore and see That it is a wicked thing and a bitter, that thou shouldest have forsaken Yahweh thy God, And that the dread of me should not have pertained to thee, Declareth My Lord, Yahweh of hosts.

Backsliding » Punishment of tempting others to the sin of

Proverbs 28:10

He that misguideth the upright into a hurtful way! into his own pit, he himself, shall fall, but, men of integrity, shall inherit good.

Backsliding » Endeavor to bring back those guilty of

James 5:19-20

My brethren! If one among you be led to err from the truth, and one turn him back, Be ye taking note - that, he that turneth back a sinner out of the error of his way - will save his soul out of death, and hide a multitude of sins.

Backsliding » Results of » Divine displeasure

Hebrews 10:38

But, my righteous one, by faith, shall live, and, if he draw back, my soul delighteth not in him.

2 Peter 2:20

For, if, having escaped from the defilements of the world by a personal knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, but, by the same having again become entangled, they are defeated, the, last, state hath become, for them, worse than, the first;

Backsliding » Liable to continue and increase

Jeremiah 8:5

Wherefore hath this people of Jerusalem apostatized with an enduring apostacy, - Taken fast hold of deceit, Refused to come back?

Jeremiah 14:7

Though, our iniquities, have testified against us, O Yahweh, effectually work thou for the sake of thy Name, - For our apostasies have abounded Against thee, have we sinned.

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Malachi 3:7-10

From the days of your fathers, have ye departed from my statutes, and not observed them, Return ye unto me, that I may return unto you, saith Yahweh of hosts. And yet ye say, Wherein shall we return? Will, a son of earth, defraud, God? Nevertheless, ye, have been defrauding me, and yet ye say, Wherein have we defrauded thee? In the tithe and the offering. With a curse, have ye been cursing, and yet, me, have ye been defrauding, - the whole nation. read more.
Bring ye all the tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house, Yea, I pray you, put me to the proof hereby, saith Yahweh of hosts, whether I will not open to you the sluices of the heavens, and pour out for you blessing, until there be no room.

Backsliding » Not hopeless

Psalm 37:24

Though he fall, he shall not be hurled headlong, For, Yahweh, is holding his hand.

Proverbs 24:16

For, seven times, may the righteous fall and yet arise, but, lawless men, shall stumble into calamity.

Backsliding » Proneness to

Hosea 11:7

But, my people, are bent towards turning from me, though upwards they call them, none of them can lift them.

Proverbs 24:16

For, seven times, may the righteous fall and yet arise, but, lawless men, shall stumble into calamity.

Backsliding » Healing of, promised

Jeremiah 3:22

Return ye apostate sons, I will heal your apostasies! Behold us! we have come unto thee, For thou, art Yahweh our God.

Backsliding » Results of » Unfitness for the kingdom

Backsliding » God is displeased at

Psalm 78:57

But drew back and dealt treacherously, like their fathers, They turned aside, like deceitful bowmen;

Backsliding » Exemplified » Peter

Matthew 26:70-74

But, he, denied before all, saying - I know not what thou sayest. And, when he went out into the porch, another female saw him, and said unto them who were there - This, one was with Jesus the Nazarene. And, again, he denied, with an oath - I know not the man. read more.
And, after a little, the by-standers, coming forward, said unto Peter: Truly, thou also, art, from among them, for, thy very speech, maketh thee, manifest. Then, began he to be cursing and swearing - I know not the man! And, straightway, a cock crowed.

Backsliding » Exemplified » saul

Backsliding » Results of » Loss of spiritual enthusiasm

Backsliding » The backslider in heart

Proverbs 14:14

With his own ways, shall be filled the backslider in heart, and, from himself, shall a good man be satisfied .

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

Whereas, now, having acknowledged God, - or rather, having been acknowledged by God, how turn ye back again unto the weak and beggarly elementary principles, unto which, over again, ye are wishing, to come into servitude?

Backsliding » What backslidings do

Jeremiah 2:19

Let thy wickedness correct thee And thine apostasies, rebuke thee, Know therefore and see That it is a wicked thing and a bitter, that thou shouldest have forsaken Yahweh thy God, And that the dread of me should not have pertained to thee, Declareth My Lord, Yahweh of hosts.

Backsliding » Is turning from God

1 Kings 11:9

Therefore did Yahweh shew himself angry with Solomon, - because his heart had turned aside from Yahweh God of Israel, who had appeared unto him twice;

Backsliding » Hateful to saints

Psalm 101:3

I will not set before mine eyes, a vile thing, - The doing of them who fall away, I hate, It shall not cleave unto me;

Backsliding » Afflictions sent to heal

Hosea 5:15

I will depart, will return unto my place! till what time they acknowledge their guilt, and seek my face, - In their trouble, will they make for me diligent search.

Hatred » We should exhibit against » Backsliding

Psalm 101:3

I will not set before mine eyes, a vile thing, - The doing of them who fall away, I hate, It shall not cleave unto me;

Protection » Withdrawn from the » Backsliding

Joshua 23:12-13

But, if ye, do in any wise turn back, and cleave unto the remnant of these nations, these which remain with you, - and intermarry with them, and go in with them, and, they, with you; know, that Yahweh your God will no further drive out these nations from before you, - but they will become unto you a snare and a hook, and a goad in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye have perished from off this goodly soil, which Yahweh your God hath given unto you.

Topics on Backsliding

Backsliding, Causes

Exodus 17:7

So he called the name of the place, Massah, and Meribah, - because of the fault-finding of the sons of Israel, and because of their putting Yahweh to the proof, saying, Is Yahweh in our midst or is he not?

Backsliding, Christian Examples

Genesis 19:1-22

So the two messengers went in towards Sodom at eventide, Lot, being seated in the gate of Sodom, - so Lot beheld and rose up to meet them, and bowed himself with his face to the earth.

Backsliding, Israel Exanples

Exodus 17:1-7

And all the assembly of the sons of Israel set forward out of the desert of Sin, by their removings, at the bidding of Yahweh, - and encamped in Rephidim, and there was no water for the people to drink.

Backsliding, Results

Psalm 78:56-59

But they tested and resisted God Most High, And, his testimonies, did not observe;

Restoration After Backsliding

Joel 2:12-13

Even now, therefore, urgeth Yahweh, Turn ye unto me, with all your heart, - and with fasting and with weeping, and with lamentation;