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Theasaurus: Backsliding

21 Bible Verses about Backsliding

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Jeremiah 3:14

Turn, O backsliding children, says the LORD; for I am married unto you: 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 backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from above himself.

Jeremiah 3:22

Return, you backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come unto you; for you are the LORD our God.

Jude 1:24

Now unto him who is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

Jeremiah 2:19

Your own wickedness shall correct you, and your backslidings shall reprove you: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that you have forsaken the LORD your God, and that my fear is not in you, says the Lord GOD of hosts.

Jeremiah 31:22

How long will you go about, O you backsliding daughter? for the LORD has created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall protect a man.

Jeremiah 3:12

Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, you backsliding Israel, says the LORD; and I will not cause my anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, says the LORD, and I will not keep anger forever.

Hosea 4:16

For Israel slides back like a stubborn heifer: now the LORD will feed them as a lamb in an open pasture.

Jeremiah 3:8

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

Jeremiah 3:11

And the LORD said unto me, The backsliding Israel has justified herself more than treacherous Judah.

Jeremiah 14:7

O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do it for your name's sake: for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against you.

From Thematic Bible


Backsliding » Guilt and consequences of

Jeremiah 5:6

Therefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the desert shall destroy them, a leopard shall watch over their cities: everyone that goes out there shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many, and their backslidings are increased.

Numbers 14:43

For the Amalekites and the Canaanites are there before you, and you shall fall by the sword: because you have turned away from the LORD, therefore the LORD will not be with you.

Psalm 125:5

As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.

Backsliding » Exhortations to return from

2 Chronicles 30:6

So the runners went with the letters from the king and his princes throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the commandment of the king, saying, You children of Israel, turn again unto the LORD 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 the children of Israel have deeply revolted.

Jeremiah 3:12

Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, you backsliding Israel, says the LORD; and I will not cause my anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, says the LORD, and I will not keep anger forever.

Jeremiah 3:14

Turn, O backsliding children, says the LORD; for I am married unto you: 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 backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come unto you; for you are the LORD our God.

Backsliding » Is departing from the simplicity of the gospel

Galatians 3:1-3

O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ has been openly set forth, crucified among you? This only would I learn of you, Received you the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are you so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are you now made perfect by the flesh?

Backsliding » Pardon of, promised

Jeremiah 31:20

Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spoke against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my heart is troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, says the LORD.

Jeremiah 3:12

Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, you backsliding Israel, says the LORD; and I will not cause my anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, says the LORD, and I will not keep anger forever.

Jeremiah 36:3

It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do unto them; that they may return every man from his evil way; 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 descendant of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they have turned away backward.

Proverbs 14:14

The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from above himself.

Jeremiah 14:7

O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do it for your name's sake: for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against you.

Hosea 11:7

And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.

Backsliding » Exemplified

Nehemiah 9:26

Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against you, and cast your law behind their backs, and slew your prophets who testified against them to turn them to you, and they worked great provocations.

Exodus 32:8

They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshiped it, and have sacrificed to it, and said, These are your gods, O Israel, who have brought you up out of the land of Egypt.

Jeremiah 3:11

And the LORD said unto me, The backsliding Israel has justified herself more than treacherous Judah.

Hosea 4:16

For Israel slides back like a stubborn heifer: now the LORD will feed them as a lamb in an open pasture.

Backsliding » Sin of, to be confessed

Isaiah 59:12-14

For our transgressions are multiplied before you, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them; In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. And justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.

Jeremiah 3:13

Only acknowledge your iniquity, that you have transgressed against the LORD your God, and have scattered your favors to the strangers under every green tree, and you have not obeyed my voice, says the LORD.

Jeremiah 14:7-9

O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do it for your name's sake: for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against you. O the hope of Israel, its savior in time of trouble, why should you be as a stranger in the land, and as a wayfaring man that turns aside to tarry for a night? Why should you be as a man confused, as a mighty man that cannot save? yet you, O LORD, are in the midst of us, and we are called by your name; leave us not.

Backsliding » Pray to be restored from

Psalm 85:4

Restore us, O God of our salvation, and cause your anger toward us to cease.

Backsliding » Warnings against

Psalm 85:8

I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.

Backsliding » Blessedness of those who keep from

Isaiah 26:3-4

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever: for in the LORD GOD is everlasting strength:

Backsliding » Brings its own punishment

Proverbs 14:14

The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from above himself.

Jeremiah 2:19

Your own wickedness shall correct you, and your backslidings shall reprove you: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that you have forsaken the LORD your God, and that my fear is not in you, says the Lord GOD of hosts.

Backsliding » Punishment of tempting others to the sin of

Proverbs 28:10

Whosoever causes the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession.

Backsliding » Endeavor to bring back those guilty of

James 5:19-20

Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; Let him know, that he who converts the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

Backsliding » Results of » Divine displeasure

Hebrews 10:38

Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

2 Peter 2:20

For if after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.

Backsliding » Liable to continue and increase

Jeremiah 8:5

Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

Jeremiah 14:7

O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do it for your name's sake: for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against you.

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Malachi 3:7-10

Even from the days of your fathers you have gone away from my ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, says the LORD of hosts. But you say, How shall we return? Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed me. But you say, How have we robbed you? In tithes and offerings. You are cursed with a curse: for you have robbed me, even this whole nation. read more.
Bring you all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house, and test me now in this, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

Backsliding » Not hopeless

Psalm 37:24

Though he falls, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholds him with his hand.

Proverbs 24:16

For a just man falls seven times, and rises up again: but the wicked shall fall by calamity.

Backsliding » Proneness to

Hosea 11:7

And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.

Proverbs 24:16

For a just man falls seven times, and rises up again: but the wicked shall fall by calamity.

Backsliding » Healing of, promised

Jeremiah 3:22

Return, you backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come unto you; for you are the LORD our God.

Backsliding » Results of » Unfitness for the kingdom

Backsliding » God is displeased at

Psalm 78:57

But turned back, and dealt unfaithfully like their fathers: they were turned aside like a deceitful bow.

Psalm 78:59

When God heard this, he was full of anger, and greatly abhorred Israel:

Backsliding » Exemplified » Peter

Matthew 26:70-74

But he denied it before them all, saying, I know not what you say. And when he was gone out into the porch, another maidservant saw him, and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth. And again he denied it with an oath, I do not know the man. read more.
And after awhile came unto him they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely you also are one of them; for your speech betrays you. Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crowed.

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 a good man shall be satisfied from above 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, after you have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn you again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage?

Backsliding » What backslidings do

Jeremiah 2:19

Your own wickedness shall correct you, and your backslidings shall reprove you: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that you have forsaken the LORD your God, and that my fear is not in you, says the Lord GOD of hosts.

Backsliding » Is turning from God

1 Kings 11:9

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

Backsliding » Hateful to saints

Psalm 101:3

I will set no wicked thing before my 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 and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, 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 wicked thing before my 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

Else if you do in any way go back, and cleave unto the remnant of these nations, even these that remain among you, and shall make marriages with them, and go in unto them, and they to you: Know for a certainty that the LORD your God will no more drive out any of these nations from before you; but they shall be snares and traps unto you, and scourges in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from off this good land which the LORD your God has given you.

Topics on Backsliding

Backsliding, Causes

2;17;7

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

Backsliding, Christian Examples

1;19;1-22

And there came two angels to Sodom at evening; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;

Backsliding, Israel Exanples

2;17;1-7

And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the LORD, and camped in Rephidim: and there was no water for the people to drink.

Backsliding, Results

19;78;56-59

Yet they tested and provoked the most high God, and kept not his testimonies:

Restoration After Backsliding

29;2;12-13

Therefore also now, says the LORD, turn you even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: