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21 Bible Verses about Backsliding

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Jeremiah 3:14

“Return, you faithless children”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“for I am your master, and I will take you, one from a city and two from a family, and I will bring you to Zion.

Proverbs 14:14

The disloyal one will get what his conduct deserves,
and a good man, what his deeds deserve.

Jeremiah 3:22

Return, you faithless children.
I will heal your unfaithfulness.
“Here we are, coming to You,
for You are the Lord our God.

Jude 1:24

Now to Him who is able to protect you from stumbling and to make you stand in the presence of His glory, blameless and with great joy,

Jeremiah 2:19

Your own evil will discipline you;
your own apostasies will reprimand you.
Think it over and see how evil and bitter it is
for you to abandon the Lord your God
and to have no fear of Me.
This is the declaration
of the Lord God of Hosts.

Jeremiah 31:22

How long will you turn here and there,
faithless daughter?
For the Lord creates something new in the land—
a female will shelter a man.

Jeremiah 3:12

Go, proclaim these words to the north, and say:Return, unfaithful Israel.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
I will not look on you with anger,
for I am unfailing in My love.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
I will not be angry forever.

Hosea 4:16

For Israel is as obstinate as a stubborn cow.
Can the Lord now shepherd them
like a lamb in an open meadow?

Jeremiah 3:8

I observed that it was because unfaithful Israel had committed adultery that I had sent her away and had given her a certificate of divorce. Nevertheless, her treacherous sister Judah was not afraid but also went and prostituted herself.

Jeremiah 3:11

The Lord announced to me, “Unfaithful Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.

Jeremiah 14:7

Though our guilt testifies against us,
Yahweh, act for Your name’s sake.
Indeed, our rebellions are many;
we have sinned against You.

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Backsliding » Guilt and consequences of

Jeremiah 5:6

Therefore, a lion from the forest will strike them down.
A wolf from an arid plain will ravage them.
A leopard keeps watch over their cities.
Anyone who leaves them will be torn to pieces
because their rebellious acts are many,
their unfaithful deeds numerous.

Numbers 14:43

The Amalekites and Canaanites are right in front of you, and you will fall by the sword. The Lord won’t be with you, since you have turned from following Him.”

Psalm 125:5

But as for those who turn aside to crooked ways,
the Lord will banish them with the evildoers.Peace be with Israel.

Backsliding » Exhortations to return from

2 Chronicles 30:6

So the couriers went throughout Israel and Judah with letters from the hand of the king and his officials, and according to the king’s command, saying, “Israelites, return to Yahweh, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel so that He may return to those of you who remain, who have escaped from the grasp of the kings of Assyria.

Isaiah 31:6

Return to the One the Israelites have greatly rebelled against.

Jeremiah 3:12

Go, proclaim these words to the north, and say:Return, unfaithful Israel.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
I will not look on you with anger,
for I am unfailing in My love.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
I will not be angry forever.

Jeremiah 3:14

“Return, you faithless children”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“for I am your master, and I will take you, one from a city and two from a family, and I will bring you to Zion.

Jeremiah 3:22

Return, you faithless children.
I will heal your unfaithfulness.
“Here we are, coming to You,
for You are the Lord our God.

Backsliding » Is departing from the simplicity of the gospel

Galatians 3:1-3

You foolish Galatians! Who has hypnotized you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was vividly portrayed as crucified? I only want to learn this from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law or by hearing with faith? Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now going to be made complete by the flesh?

Backsliding » Pardon of, promised

Jeremiah 31:20

Isn’t Ephraim a precious son to Me,
a delightful child?
Whenever I speak against him,
I certainly still think about him.
Therefore, My inner being yearns for him;
I will truly have compassion on him.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Jeremiah 3:12

Go, proclaim these words to the north, and say:Return, unfaithful Israel.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
I will not look on you with anger,
for I am unfailing in My love.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
I will not be angry forever.

Jeremiah 36:3

Perhaps when the house of Judah hears about all the disaster I am planning to bring on them, each one of them will turn from his evil way. Then I will forgive their wrongdoing and their sin.”

Backsliding » Results of » Selfish absorption

Isaiah 1:4

Oh sinful nation,
people weighed down with iniquity,
brood of evildoers,
depraved children!
They have abandoned the Lord;
they have despised the Holy One of Israel;
they have turned their backs on Him.

Proverbs 14:14

The disloyal one will get what his conduct deserves,
and a good man, what his deeds deserve.

Jeremiah 14:7

Though our guilt testifies against us,
Yahweh, act for Your name’s sake.
Indeed, our rebellions are many;
we have sinned against You.

Hosea 11:7

My people are bent on turning from Me.
Though they call to Him on high,
He will not exalt them at all.

Backsliding » Exemplified

Nehemiah 9:26

But they were disobedient and rebelled against You.
They flung Your law behind their backs
and killed Your prophets
who warned them
in order to turn them back to You.
They committed terrible blasphemies.

Exodus 32:8

They have quickly turned from the way I commanded them; they have made for themselves an image of a calf. They have bowed down to it, sacrificed to it, and said, ‘Israel, this is your God, who brought you up from the land of Egypt.’”

Jeremiah 3:11

The Lord announced to me, “Unfaithful Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.

Hosea 4:16

For Israel is as obstinate as a stubborn cow.
Can the Lord now shepherd them
like a lamb in an open meadow?

Backsliding » Sin of, to be confessed

Isaiah 59:12-14

For our transgressions have multiplied before You, and our sins testify against us. For our transgressions are with us, and we know our iniquities: transgression and deception against the Lord, turning away from following our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering lying words from the heart. Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands far off. For truth has stumbled in the public square, and honesty cannot enter.

Jeremiah 3:13

Only acknowledge your guilt
you have rebelled against the Lord your God.
You have scattered your favors to strangers
under every green tree
and have not obeyed My voice.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Jeremiah 14:7-9

Though our guilt testifies against us, Lord, act for Your name's sake. Indeed, our rebellions are many; we have sinned against You. Hope of Israel, its Savior in time of distress, why are You like an alien in the land, like a traveler stopping only for the night? Why are You like a helpless man, like a warrior unable to save? Yet You are among us, Lord, and we are called by Your name. Don't leave us!

Backsliding » Pray to be restored from

Psalm 85:4

Return to us, God of our salvation,
and abandon Your displeasure with us.

Backsliding » Warnings against

Psalm 85:8

I will listen to what God will say;
surely the Lord will declare peace
to His people, His godly ones,
and not let them go back to foolish ways.

Backsliding » Blessedness of those who keep from

Isaiah 26:3-4

You will keep in perfect peace the mind [that is] dependent [on You], for it is trusting in You. Trust in the Lord forever, because in Yah, the Lord, is an everlasting rock!

Backsliding » Brings its own punishment

Proverbs 14:14

The disloyal one will get what his conduct deserves,
and a good man, what his deeds deserve.

Jeremiah 2:19

Your own evil will discipline you;
your own apostasies will reprimand you.
Think it over and see how evil and bitter it is
for you to abandon the Lord your God
and to have no fear of Me.
This is the declaration
of the Lord God of Hosts.

Backsliding » Punishment of tempting others to the sin of

Proverbs 28:10

The one who leads the upright into an evil way
will fall into his own pit,
but the blameless will inherit what is good.

Backsliding » Endeavor to bring back those guilty of

James 5:19-20

My brothers, if any among you strays from the truth, and someone turns him back, he should know that whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his life from death and cover a multitude of sins.

Backsliding » Results of » Divine displeasure

Hebrews 10:38

But My righteous onewill live by faith;
and if he draws back,
I have no pleasure in him.

2 Peter 2:20

For if, having escaped the world’s impurity through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in these things and defeated, the last state is worse for them than the first.

Backsliding » Liable to continue and increase

Jeremiah 8:5

Why have these people turned away?
Why is Jerusalem always turning away?
They take hold of deceit;
they refuse to return.

Jeremiah 14:7

Though our guilt testifies against us,
Yahweh, act for Your name’s sake.
Indeed, our rebellions are many;
we have sinned against You.

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Malachi 3:7-10

"Since the days of your fathers, you have turned from My statutes; you have not kept [them]. Return to Me, and I will return to you," says the Lord of Hosts. But you ask: "How can we return?" "Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me!" You ask: "How do we rob You?" "[By not making the payments] of 10 percent and the contributions. You are suffering under a curse, yet you-the whole nation-are [still] robbing Me. read more.
Bring the full 10 percent into the storehouse so that there may be food in My house. Test Me in this way," says the Lord of Hosts. "See if I will not open the floodgates of heaven and pour out a blessing for you without measure.

Backsliding » Not hopeless

Psalm 37:24

Though he falls, he will not be overwhelmed,
because the Lord holds his hand.

Proverbs 24:16

Though a righteous man falls seven times,
he will get up,
but the wicked will stumble into ruin.

Backsliding » Proneness to

Hosea 11:7

My people are bent on turning from Me.
Though they call to Him on high,
He will not exalt them at all.

Proverbs 24:16

Though a righteous man falls seven times,
he will get up,
but the wicked will stumble into ruin.

Backsliding » Healing of, promised

Jeremiah 3:22

Return, you faithless children.
I will heal your unfaithfulness.
“Here we are, coming to You,
for You are the Lord our God.

Backsliding » Results of » Unfitness for the kingdom

Backsliding » God is displeased at

Psalm 78:57

They treacherously turned away like their fathers;
they became warped like a faulty bow.

Backsliding » Exemplified » Peter

Matthew 26:70-74

But he denied it in front of everyone: "I don't know what you're talking about!" When he had gone out to the gateway, another woman saw him and told those who were there, "This man was with Jesus the Nazarene!" And again he denied it with an oath, "I don't know the man!" read more.
After a little while those standing there approached and said to Peter, "You certainly are one of them, since even your accent gives you away." Then he started to curse and to swear with an oath, "I do not know the man!" Immediately a rooster crowed,

Backsliding » Exemplified » saul

Backsliding » Results of » Loss of spiritual enthusiasm

Backsliding » The backslider in heart

Proverbs 14:14

The disloyal one will get what his conduct deserves,
and a good man, what his deeds deserve.

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, since you know God, or rather have become known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and bankrupt elemental forces? Do you want to be enslaved to them all over again?

Backsliding » What backslidings do

Jeremiah 2:19

Your own evil will discipline you;
your own apostasies will reprimand you.
Think it over and see how evil and bitter it is
for you to abandon the Lord your God
and to have no fear of Me.
This is the declaration
of the Lord God of Hosts.

Backsliding » Is turning from God

1 Kings 11:9

The Lord was angry with Solomon, because his heart had turned away from Yahweh, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice.

Backsliding » Hateful to saints

Psalm 101:3

I will not set anything worthless before my eyes.
I hate the practice of transgression;
it will not cling to me.

Backsliding » Afflictions sent to heal

Hosea 5:15

I will depart and return to My place
until they recognize their guilt and seek My face;
they will search for Me in their distress.

Hatred » We should exhibit against » Backsliding

Psalm 101:3

I will not set anything worthless before my eyes.
I hate the practice of transgression;
it will not cling to me.

Protection » Withdrawn from the » Backsliding

Joshua 23:12-13

For if you turn away and cling to the rest of these nations remaining among you, and if you intermarry or associate with them and they with you, know for certain that the Lord your God will not continue to drive these nations out before you. They will become a snare and a trap for you, a scourge for your sides and thorns in your eyes, until you disappear from this good land the Lord your God has given you.

Topics on Backsliding

Backsliding, Causes

Exodus 17:7

He named the place Massah and Meribah because the Israelites complained, and because they tested the Lord, saying, “Is the Lord among us or not?”

Backsliding, Christian Examples

Genesis 19:1-22

The two angels entered Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting at Sodom’s gate. When Lot saw them, he got up to meet them. He bowed with his face to the ground

Backsliding, Israel Exanples

Exodus 17:1-7

The entire Israelite community left the Wilderness of Sin, moving from one place to the next according to the Lord’s command. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink.

Backsliding, Results

Psalm 78:56-59

But they rebelliously tested the Most High God,
for they did not keep His decrees.

Restoration After Backsliding

Joel 2:12-13

Even now—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
turn to Me with all your heart,
with fasting, weeping, and mourning.

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