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21 Bible Verses about Backsliding

Most Relevant Verses

Proverbs 14:14

The faithless one will pay for his behavior, but a good man will be rewarded for his.

Jeremiah 3:22

"Turn back, unfaithful people, and I'll heal your unfaithfulness." "Look, we're coming to you because you are the LORD our God.

Jude 1:24

Now to the one who is able to keep you from falling and to make you stand joyful and faultless in his glorious presence,

Jeremiah 2:19

Your wickedness will be punished, and you will be corrected due to your acts of apostasy. Know and see that it's evil and bitter for you to forsake the LORD your God, but the fear of me is not in you," declares the Lord GOD of the Heavenly Armies.

Jeremiah 31:22

How long will you go this way and that, rebellious daughter? Indeed, the LORD will create a new thing on the earth; a woman will protect a man.

Jeremiah 3:12

Go, proclaim these words to the north, and say, "Return, unfaithful Israel,' declares the LORD. "I won't look on you in anger, for I am gracious,' declares the LORD. "I won't remain angry forever.

Hosea 4:16

For Israel is as obstinate as a stubborn mule! Nevertheless, will not the LORD feed them like a lamb in a broad pasture?

Jeremiah 3:8

I saw that even though I had sent unfaithful Israel away for all her adulteries and had given her a divorce decree, her treacherous sister Judah didn't fear, and she, too, committed adultery.

Jeremiah 3:11

Then the LORD told me, "Unfaithful Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.

Jeremiah 14:7

LORD,even though our iniquities testify against us, do something for the sake of your name. Indeed, our apostasies are many, and we have sinned against you.

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Backsliding » Guilt and consequences of

Jeremiah 5:6

Therefore a lion from the forest will attack them, a wolf from the desert will devastate them. A leopard is watching their towns, and everyone who goes out of them will be torn to pieces. For their transgressions are many, and their apostasies numerous.

Numbers 14:43

The Amalekites and Canaanites are there waiting for you. You'll die violently, since you've turned your back and have stopped following the LORD. The LORD won't be with you."

Psalm 125:5

But for those who choose their own devious paths, the LORD will lead them away, along with those who practice evil. Peace be upon Israel. A Song of Ascents

Backsliding » Exhortations to return from

2 Chronicles 30:6

Couriers were sent throughout all of Israel and Judah with letters written by the king and his princes, just as the king had commanded:

Isaiah 31:6

Turn back to him, yes to him whom your people have so greatly betrayed, you people of Israel.

Jeremiah 3:12

Go, proclaim these words to the north, and say, "Return, unfaithful Israel,' declares the LORD. "I won't look on you in anger, for I am gracious,' declares the LORD. "I won't remain angry forever.

Jeremiah 3:22

"Turn back, unfaithful people, and I'll heal your unfaithfulness." "Look, we're coming to you because you are the LORD our God.

Backsliding » Is departing from the simplicity of the gospel

Galatians 3:1-3

You foolish Galatians! Who put you under a spell? Was not Jesus the Messiah clearly portrayed before your very eyes as having been crucified? I want to learn only one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by doing the actions of the Law or by believing what you heard? Are you so foolish? Having started out with the Spirit, are you now ending up with the flesh?

Backsliding » Pardon of, promised

Jeremiah 31:20

"Is Ephraim my dear son? Is he a darling child? Indeed, as often as I've spoken about him, I surely still remember him. Therefore I deeply yearn for him. I'll surely have great compassion on him," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 3:12

Go, proclaim these words to the north, and say, "Return, unfaithful Israel,' declares the LORD. "I won't look on you in anger, for I am gracious,' declares the LORD. "I won't remain angry forever.

Jeremiah 36:3

Perhaps the house of Judah will hear about all the calamity that I'm planning to bring on them, and so each of them will turn from his wicked way and I'll forgive their iniquities and sins."

Backsliding » Results of » Selfish absorption

Isaiah 1:4

"Oh, you sinful nation! You people burdened down by iniquity! You offspring of those who keep practicing what is evil! You corrupt children! "They've abandoned the LORD; they've despised the Holy One of Israel; in their estrangement, they've walked away from me.

Proverbs 14:14

The faithless one will pay for his behavior, but a good man will be rewarded for his.

Jeremiah 14:7

LORD,even though our iniquities testify against us, do something for the sake of your name. Indeed, our apostasies are many, and we have sinned against you.

Hosea 11:7

My people are determined to turn away from me; though they call to the Most High, no one is worshiping.

Backsliding » Exemplified

Nehemiah 9:26

"Then they disobeyed, rebelled against you, and threw your Law behind their backs. They murdered your prophets who had admonished the people to return to you, committing terrible blasphemies.

Exodus 32:8

They have been quick to turn aside from the way I commanded them, and they have made for themselves a molten calf. They have bowed down to it in worship, they have offered sacrifices to it, and they have said, "This, Israel, is your god who brought you out of the land of Egypt.'"

Jeremiah 3:11

Then the LORD told me, "Unfaithful Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.

Hosea 4:16

For Israel is as obstinate as a stubborn mule! Nevertheless, will not the LORD feed them like a lamb in a broad pasture?

Backsliding » Sin of, to be confessed

Isaiah 59:12-14

"For our transgressions before you are many, and our sins testify against us; for our transgressions are with us, and as for our iniquities, we acknowledge them: they've rebelled in treachery against the LORD, and are turning away from following our God; and they've spoken oppression and revolt, and are conceiving lying words from the heart. I'll drive back justice, and righteousness stands at a distance; for truth has fallen in the public square, and honesty cannot enter.

Jeremiah 3:13

"Only acknowledge your iniquity, that you have rebelled against the LORD your God, and have scattered your favors to strangers under every green tree. But you haven't obeyed me,' declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 14:7-9

LORD,even though our iniquities testify against us, do something for the sake of your name. Indeed, our apostasies are many, and we have sinned against you. Hope of Israel, its deliverer in time of trouble, why are you like a stranger in the land, like a traveler who sets up his tent for a night? Why are you like a man taken by surprise, like a strong man who can't deliver? You are among us, LORD, and your name is the one by which we're called. Don't abandon us!

Backsliding » Pray to be restored from

Psalm 85:4

Restore us, God of our salvation, and stop being angry with us.

Backsliding » Warnings against

Psalm 85:8

Let me listen to what God, the LORD, says; for the LORD will promise peace to his people, to his holy ones; may they not return to foolishness.

Backsliding » Blessedness of those who keep from

Isaiah 26:3-4

You will keep perfectly peaceful the one whose mind remains focused on you, because he remains in you. "Trust in the LORD forever, for in the LORD GOD you have an everlasting rock.

Backsliding » Brings its own punishment

Proverbs 14:14

The faithless one will pay for his behavior, but a good man will be rewarded for his.

Jeremiah 2:19

Your wickedness will be punished, and you will be corrected due to your acts of apostasy. Know and see that it's evil and bitter for you to forsake the LORD your God, but the fear of me is not in you," declares the Lord GOD of the Heavenly Armies.

Backsliding » Punishment of tempting others to the sin of

Proverbs 28:10

Whoever misleads the upright along an evil way will himself 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 one of you wanders away from the truth and somebody brings him back, you may be sure that whoever brings a sinner back from his wrong path will save his soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.

Backsliding » Results of » Divine displeasure

Hebrews 10:38

but my righteous one will live by faith, and if he turns back, my soul will take no pleasure in him."

2 Peter 2:20

For if, after escaping the world's corruptions through a full knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus, the Messiah, they are again entangled and conquered by those corruptions, then their last condition is worse than their former one.

Backsliding » Liable to continue and increase

Jeremiah 8:5

Why has this people turned away? Why does Jerusalem continue in apostasy? They hold on to deceit and refuse to repent.

Jeremiah 14:7

LORD,even though our iniquities testify against us, do something for the sake of your name. Indeed, our apostasies are many, and we have sinned against you.

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Malachi 3:7-10

"Ever since the time of your ancestors, you have turned away from my decrees and haven't kept them. Return to me and I'll return to you," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies. "But you ask, "How will we return?' "Will a person rob God? Yet you are robbing me! But you ask, "How are we robbing you?' "By the tithe and the offering. You are cursed under the curse the entire nation because you are robbing me! read more.
"Bring the entire tithe into the storehouse that there may be food in my house. So put me to the test in this right now," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, "and see if I won't throw open the windows of heaven for you and pour out on you blessing without measure.

Backsliding » Not hopeless

Psalm 37:24

Though he stumbles, he will not fall down flat, for the LORD will hold up his hand.

Proverbs 24:16

for though a righteous man falls seven times, he will rise again, but the wicked stumble into calamity.

Backsliding » Proneness to

Hosea 11:7

My people are determined to turn away from me; though they call to the Most High, no one is worshiping.

Proverbs 24:16

for though a righteous man falls seven times, he will rise again, but the wicked stumble into calamity.

Backsliding » Healing of, promised

Jeremiah 3:22

"Turn back, unfaithful people, and I'll heal your unfaithfulness." "Look, we're coming to you because you are the LORD our God.

Backsliding » Results of » Unfitness for the kingdom

Backsliding » God is displeased at

Psalm 78:57

They fell away and were as disloyal as their ancestors. They became unreliable, like a defective bow;

Backsliding » Exemplified » Peter

Matthew 26:70-74

But he denied it in front of them all. "I don't know what you're talking about!" he exclaimed. As he went out to the gateway, another woman saw him and told those who were there, "This man was with Jesus from Nazareth." Again he denied it and swore with an oath, "I don't know the man!" read more.
After a little while, the people who were standing there came up and told Peter, "Obviously you're also one of them, because your accent gives you away." Then he began to curse violently. "I don't know the man!" he swore solemnly. Just then a rooster crowed.

Backsliding » Exemplified » saul

Backsliding » Results of » Loss of spiritual enthusiasm

Backsliding » The backslider in heart

Proverbs 14:14

The faithless one will pay for his behavior, but a good man will be rewarded for his.

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 that you know God, or rather have been known by God, how can you turn back again to those powerless and bankrupt basic principles? Why do you want to become their slaves all over again?

Backsliding » What backslidings do

Jeremiah 2:19

Your wickedness will be punished, and you will be corrected due to your acts of apostasy. Know and see that it's evil and bitter for you to forsake the LORD your God, but the fear of me is not in you," declares the Lord GOD of the Heavenly Armies.

Backsliding » Is turning from God

1 Kings 11:9

The LORD became angry at Solomon because his heart wandered away from the LORD God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice

Backsliding » Hateful to saints

Psalm 101:3

I will not even think about doing anything lawless; I hate to do evil deeds; I will have none of it.

Backsliding » Afflictions sent to heal

Hosea 5:15

"I will leave and go back to my place until they admit their offense and seek my face. When affliction comes to them, they will eagerly seek me."

Hatred » We should exhibit against » Backsliding

Psalm 101:3

I will not even think about doing anything lawless; I hate to do evil deeds; I will have none of it.

Protection » Withdrawn from the » Backsliding

Joshua 23:12-13

because if you ever turn back and cling to those who remain of these nations by intermarrying with them and associating one with another, know for certain that the LORD your God will not continue to drive out these nations ahead of you. Instead, they will be a snare and a trap for you, a whip to your backs, and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from this good land that the LORD your God has given you.

Topics on Backsliding

Backsliding, Causes

2;17;7

He named the place Massah and Meribah, because the Israelis quarreled and tested the LORD by saying: "Is the LORD really among us or not?"

Backsliding, Christian Examples

1;19;1-22

The two angels entered Sodom at sunset while Lot was sitting in the gate area of the city. When Lot saw them, he got up, greeted them, bowed low with his face to the ground,

Backsliding, Israel Exanples

2;17;1-7

The whole congregation of the Israelis set out from the desert of Sin, traveling from place to place according to the command of the LORD. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink.

Backsliding, Results

19;78;56-59

But they tested the Most High God by rebelling against him, and they did not obey his statutes.

Restoration After Backsliding

29;2;12-13

"Yet even now," declares the LORD, "Turn back to me with your whole heart, with fasting, tears, and mourning.

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