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Theasaurus: Backsliding

21 Bible Verses about Backsliding

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Jeremiah 3:14

"Return, apostate children," {declares} Yahweh. "For {I am your master}, and I will take you one from a city and two from a clan, and I will bring you [to] Zion.

Proverbs 14:14

From his ways, the perverse of heart will be satisfied, and {from his own}, [so shall] a good man.

Jude 1:24

Now to the one who is able to protect you from stumbling and make [you] to stand before his glory blameless with exultation,

Jeremiah 2:19

Your wickedness will chastise you, and your apostasies will reprove you. Therefore know and see that [it is] evil and bitter, your forsaking of Yahweh, your God, and fear of me [is] not in you," {declares} the Lord, Yahweh of hosts.

Jeremiah 31:22

{How long} will you waver, O unfaithful daughter? For Yahweh has created a new [thing] on the earth, a woman, she shelters a man."

Jeremiah 3:12

Go, and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, 'Return, apostate Israel,' {declares} Yahweh. 'I will not cause my {anger} to fall on you. For I [am] loyal,' {declares} Yahweh. 'I will not be angry {forever}.

Hosea 4:16

Indeed, like a stubborn heifer, Israel is stubborn; Now Yahweh will feed them, like a lamb in broad pasture.

Jeremiah 3:8

And I saw that {for this very reason, that} on account of apostate Israel committing adultery I divorced her and gave the letter of divorce to her. Yet her treacherous sister Judah was not afraid and she went and prostituted [herself] also.

Jeremiah 3:11

Then Yahweh said to me, "Apostate Israel has proved herself more upright than treacherous Judah.

Jeremiah 14:7

Although our iniquities testify against us, Yahweh, act for the sake of your name. Yes, our apostasies 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 kill them, A wolf [from the] desert plains will devastate them. A leopard [is] watching their cities, everyone [who] goes out from there will be torn, because their transgressions are many, their apostasies are numerous.

Numbers 14:43

because the Amalekites and the Canaanites [are] there {before you}, and you will fall by the sword; because you have turned [back] from Yahweh, and Yahweh will not be with you."

Psalm 125:5

But regarding those who turn aside to their crooked ways, Yahweh will lead them away with the evildoers. Peace [be] upon Israel.

Backsliding » Exhortations to return from

2 Chronicles 30:6

And the runners went with the letter from the hand of the king and his princes throughout all Israel and Judah according to the command of the king, saying, "O sons of Israel, return to Yahweh, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, that he may turn again to the remnant of you who escaped from the hand of the kings of Assyria.

Isaiah 31:6

Turn back to [the one against] whom the sons of Israel have made deep rebellion.

Jeremiah 3:12

Go, and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, 'Return, apostate Israel,' {declares} Yahweh. 'I will not cause my {anger} to fall on you. For I [am] loyal,' {declares} Yahweh. 'I will not be angry {forever}.

Jeremiah 3:14

"Return, apostate children," {declares} Yahweh. "For {I am your master}, and I will take you one from a city and two from a clan, and I will bring you [to] Zion.

Backsliding » Is departing from the simplicity of the gospel

Galatians 3:1-3

O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed [as] having been crucified? I want only to learn this from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now trying to be made complete by the flesh?

Backsliding » Pardon of, promised

Jeremiah 31:20

[Is] Ephraim my dear son, or [the] child of [my] delight? For {as often as} I have earnestly spoken against him, I still remember him. {Therefore} my bowels are turbulent for him, surely I will have compassion on him," {declares} Yahweh.

Jeremiah 3:12

Go, and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, 'Return, apostate Israel,' {declares} Yahweh. 'I will not cause my {anger} to fall on you. For I [am] loyal,' {declares} Yahweh. 'I will not be angry {forever}.

Jeremiah 36:3

Perhaps [when] the house of Judah hears all the disasters that I [am] planning to do to them, then they may turn back each one from his evil way, and I will forgive their guilt and their sin."

Backsliding » Results of » Selfish absorption

Isaiah 1:4

Ah, sinful nation, a people heavy [with] iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly. They have forsaken Yahweh; they have despised the holy one of Israel. They are estranged [and gone] backward.

Proverbs 14:14

From his ways, the perverse of heart will be satisfied, and {from his own}, [so shall] a good man.

Jeremiah 14:7

Although our iniquities testify against us, Yahweh, act for the sake of your name. Yes, our apostasies are many; we have sinned against you.

Hosea 11:7

My people are bent on backsliding from me. To the Most High they call, he does not raise them at all.

Backsliding » Exemplified

Nehemiah 9:26

"But they rebelled and were rebellious against you and cast your law behind their back and killed your prophets, who had warned them to turn back to you, and they did great blasphemies.

Exodus 32:8

They have turned aside quickly from the way that I commanded them; they have made for themselves a cast-image bull calf, and they bowed to it, and they sacrificed to it, and they said, 'These are your gods, Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt.'"

Jeremiah 3:11

Then Yahweh said to me, "Apostate Israel has proved herself more upright than treacherous Judah.

Hosea 4:16

Indeed, like a stubborn heifer, Israel is stubborn; Now Yahweh will feed them, like a lamb in broad pasture.

Backsliding » Sin of, to be confessed

Isaiah 59:12-14

For our transgressions are numerous before you, and our sins {testify} against us. Indeed, our transgressions [are] with us, and we know our iniquities: transgressing and denying Yahweh, and turning {away from following} our God; speaking oppression and falsehood, conceiving and uttering words of deception from [the] heart. And justice is pushed back, and righteousness stands afar; for truth stumbles in the public square, and straightforwardness is unable to enter,

Jeremiah 3:13

Only acknowledge your guilt, that against Yahweh your God you have rebelled, and have scattered your ways to the strangers under every leafy tree, and you have not obeyed my voice,' {declares} Yahweh."

Jeremiah 14:7-9

Although our iniquities testify against us, Yahweh, act for the sake of your name. Yes, our apostasies are many; we have sinned against you. [You are] the hope of Israel, its savior in time of distress. Why should you be like an alien in the land, or like a traveler who spreads out [his tent] to spend the night? Why should you be like a confused man, like a warrior [who] is not able to help? Yet you [are] in our midst, Yahweh, and your name is called upon us. You must not leave us!

Backsliding » Pray to be restored from

Psalm 85:4

Restore us, O God of our salvation, and annul your vexation with us.

Backsliding » Warnings against

Psalm 85:8

I will hear what God, Yahweh, will speak, because he will speak peace to his people, even his faithful [ones], but let them not return to folly.

Backsliding » Blessedness of those who keep from

Isaiah 26:3-4

You will protect a firm inclination [in] peace, [in] peace because he trusts in you. Trust in Yahweh forever, for in Yah, Yahweh [you have] an everlasting rock.

Backsliding » Brings its own punishment

Proverbs 14:14

From his ways, the perverse of heart will be satisfied, and {from his own}, [so shall] a good man.

Jeremiah 2:19

Your wickedness will chastise you, and your apostasies will reprove you. Therefore know and see that [it is] evil and bitter, your forsaking of Yahweh, your God, and fear of me [is] not in you," {declares} the Lord, Yahweh of hosts.

Backsliding » Punishment of tempting others to the sin of

Proverbs 28:10

He who misleads the upright onto the way of evil, into his pits he will fall. But as for the blameless, they will inherit good.

Backsliding » Endeavor to bring back those guilty of

James 5:19-20

My brothers, if anyone among you should wander away from the truth and someone turns him back, he should know that the one who turns a sinner back from the error of his way will save that person's soul from death, and will cover over a great number of sins.

Backsliding » Results of » Divine displeasure

Hebrews 10:38

But my righteous one will live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul is not well pleased with him."

2 Peter 2:20

For if, [after they] have escaped from the defilements of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and they are again entangled in these [things] [and] succumb to [them], the last [state] has become worse for them than the first.

Backsliding » Liable to continue and increase

Jeremiah 8:5

Why has this people, Jerusalem, turned away [in] enduring apostasy? They have kept hold of deceit, they have refused to return.

Jeremiah 14:7

Although our iniquities testify against us, Yahweh, act for the sake of your name. Yes, our apostasies are many; we have sinned against you.

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Malachi 3:7-10

From the days of your ancestors you have turned aside from my rules, and have not kept [them]! Return to me and I will return to you," says Yahweh of hosts, "but you say, 'How shall we return?' Will a human [dare to] rob God? Yet you [are] robbing me! And you say, 'How have we robbed you?' In the tithes and the contributions! You [are] being cursed with curse, for you [are] robbing me, the whole nation [of you]! read more.
Bring the whole tithe to {the storehouse}, so that there will be food in my house, and test me please in this," says Yahweh of hosts, "if I will not open for you the windows of heaven, and pour forth for you {an overflowing blessing}.

Backsliding » Not hopeless

Psalm 37:24

Though he fall, he will not be cast headlong, for Yahweh supports [him with] his hand.

Proverbs 24:16

For seven [times] the righteous will fall, but he will rise, but the wicked will be overthrown by calamity.

Backsliding » Proneness to

Hosea 11:7

My people are bent on backsliding from me. To the Most High they call, he does not raise them at all.

Proverbs 24:16

For seven [times] the righteous will fall, but he will rise, but the wicked will be overthrown by calamity.

Backsliding » Healing of, promised

Backsliding » Results of » Unfitness for the kingdom

Backsliding » God is displeased at

Psalm 78:57

And they turned and were treacherous like their ancestors. They twisted like a crooked bow.

Backsliding » Exemplified » Peter

Matthew 26:70-74

But he denied [it] in the presence of [them] all, saying, "I do not know what you mean!" And [when he] went out to the gateway, another [female slave] saw him and said to those [who were] there, "This man was with Jesus the Nazarene." And again he denied [it] with an oath, "I do not know the man!" read more.
And after a little [while] those who were standing there came up [and] said to Peter, "You really are [one] of them also, because even your accent {reveals who you are}." Then he began to curse and to swear with an oath, "I do not know the man!" And immediately a rooster crowed.

Backsliding » Exemplified » saul

Backsliding » Results of » Loss of spiritual enthusiasm

Backsliding » The backslider in heart

Proverbs 14:14

From his ways, the perverse of heart will be satisfied, and {from his own}, [so shall] a good man.

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, [because you] have come to know God, or rather have come to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and miserable elemental spirits? Do you want to be enslaved to them all over again?

Backsliding » What backslidings do

Jeremiah 2:19

Your wickedness will chastise you, and your apostasies will reprove you. Therefore know and see that [it is] evil and bitter, your forsaking of Yahweh, your God, and fear of me [is] not in you," {declares} the Lord, Yahweh of hosts.

Backsliding » Is turning from God

1 Kings 11:9

Yahweh was angry with Solomon, for he had turned his heart from Yahweh, the God of Israel who had appeared to him twice.

Backsliding » Hateful to saints

Psalm 101:3

I will not set before my eyes any wicked thing. I hate the work of those who fall away; it will not cling to me.

Backsliding » Afflictions sent to heal

Hosea 5:15

{I will return again} to my place until they acknowledge [their] guilt and seek my face; in their distress they will search me.

Hatred » We should exhibit against » Backsliding

Psalm 101:3

I will not set before my eyes any wicked thing. I hate the work of those who fall away; it will not cling to me.

Protection » Withdrawn from the » Backsliding

Joshua 23:12-13

for if indeed you turn back and join these remaining nations {among you}, and you intermarry with them, {marrying their women and they yours}, know for certain that Yahweh your God {will not continue to drive out} these nations from before you; they will be for you a snare and a trap, a whip on your sides and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from this good land that Yahweh your God has given to you.

Topics on Backsliding

Backsliding, Causes

2;17;7

And he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah because of the quarrel of the {Israelites} and because of their testing Yahweh [by] saying, "Is Yahweh in our midst or not?"

Backsliding, Christian Examples

1;19;1-22

And the two angels came to Sodom in the evening. And Lot was sitting in the gateway of Sodom. Then Lot saw [them] and stood up to meet them. And he bowed down [with his] face to the ground.

Backsliding, Israel Exanples

2;17;1-7

And all the community of the {Israelites} set out from the desert of Sin for their journeys according to the command of Yahweh, and they camped in Rephidim, and there was no water for the people to drink.

Backsliding, Results

19;78;56-59

But they tested and rebelled against God Most High and did not keep his statutes.

Restoration After Backsliding

29;2;12-13

"And even now," {declares} Yahweh, "return to me with all your heart, with fasting, and weeping, and wailing."