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21 Bible Verses about Backsliding

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Jeremiah 3:14

"Return, backsliding children," says Yahweh; "for I am a husband to you. I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion.

Proverbs 14:14

The unfaithful will be repaid for his own ways; likewise a good man will be rewarded for his ways.

Jeremiah 3:22

Return, you backsliding children, I will heal your backsliding. "Behold, we have come to you; for you are Yahweh our God.

Jude 1:24

Now to him who is able to keep them from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory in great joy,

Jeremiah 2:19

"Your own wickedness shall correct you, and your backsliding shall reprove you. Know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and a bitter, that you have forsaken Yahweh your God, and that my fear is not in you," says the Lord, Yahweh of Armies.

Jeremiah 31:22

How long will you go here and there, you backsliding daughter? for Yahweh has created a new thing in the earth: a woman shall encompass a man.

Jeremiah 3:12

Go, and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, 'Return, you backsliding Israel,' says Yahweh; 'I will not look in anger on you; for I am merciful,' says Yahweh. 'I will not keep [anger] forever.

Hosea 4:16

For Israel has behaved extremely stubbornly, like a stubborn heifer. Then how will Yahweh feed them like a lamb in a meadow.

Jeremiah 3:8

I saw, when, for this very cause that backsliding Israel had committed adultery, I had put her away and given her a bill of divorce, yet treacherous Judah, her sister, didn't fear; but she also went and played the prostitute.

Jeremiah 3:11

Yahweh said to me, "Backsliding Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.

Jeremiah 14:7

Though our iniquities testify against us, work for your name's sake, Yahweh; for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against you.

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Backsliding » Guilt and consequences of

Jeremiah 5:6

Therefore a lion out of the forest shall kill them, a wolf of the evenings shall destroy them, a leopard shall watch against their cities; everyone who goes out there shall be torn in pieces; because their transgressions are many, [and] their backsliding is increased.

Numbers 14:43

For there the Amalekite and the Canaanite are before you, and you shall fall by the sword: because you are turned back from following Yahweh, therefore Yahweh will not be with you."

Psalm 125:5

But as for those who turn aside to their crooked ways, Yahweh will lead them away with the workers of iniquity. Peace be on Israel. A Song of Ascents.

Backsliding » Exhortations to return from

2 Chronicles 30:6

So the couriers 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 to Yahweh, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, that he may return to the remnant that have escaped of you out of the hand of the kings of Assyria.

Isaiah 31:6

Return to him from whom you have deeply revolted, children of Israel.

Jeremiah 3:12

Go, and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, 'Return, you backsliding Israel,' says Yahweh; 'I will not look in anger on you; for I am merciful,' says Yahweh. 'I will not keep [anger] forever.

Jeremiah 3:14

"Return, backsliding children," says Yahweh; "for I am a husband to you. I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion.

Jeremiah 3:22

Return, you backsliding children, I will heal your backsliding. "Behold, we have come to you; for you are Yahweh our God.

Backsliding » Is departing from the simplicity of the gospel

Galatians 3:1-3

Foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you not to obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was openly set forth among you as crucified? I just want to learn this from you. Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by hearing of faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now completed in the flesh?

Backsliding » Pardon of, promised

Jeremiah 31:20

Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a darling child? for as often as I speak against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my heart yearns for him; I will surely have mercy on him, says Yahweh.

Jeremiah 3:12

Go, and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, 'Return, you backsliding Israel,' says Yahweh; 'I will not look in anger on you; for I am merciful,' says Yahweh. '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 to 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 loaded with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken Yahweh. They have despised the Holy One of Israel. They are estranged and backward.

Proverbs 14:14

The unfaithful will be repaid for his own ways; likewise a good man will be rewarded for his ways.

Jeremiah 14:7

Though our iniquities testify against us, work for your name's sake, Yahweh; for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against you.

Hosea 11:7

My people are determined to turn from me. Though they call to the Most High, he certainly won't exalt them.

Backsliding » Exemplified

Nehemiah 9:26

"Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against you, and cast your law behind their back, and killed your prophets that testified against them to turn them again to you, and they committed awful blasphemies.

Exodus 32:8

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

Jeremiah 3:11

Yahweh said to me, "Backsliding Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.

Hosea 4:16

For Israel has behaved extremely stubbornly, like a stubborn heifer. Then how will Yahweh feed them like a lamb in a meadow.

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: transgressing and denying Yahweh, and turning away from following our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. Justice is turned away backward, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and uprightness can't enter.

Jeremiah 3:13

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

Jeremiah 14:7-9

Though our iniquities testify against us, work for your name's sake, Yahweh; for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against you. You hope of Israel, its Savior in the time of trouble, why should you be as a foreigner in the land, and as a wayfaring man who turns aside to stay for a night? Why should you be like a scared man, as a mighty man who can't save? Yet you, Yahweh, are in the midst of us, and we are called by your name; don't leave us.

Backsliding » Pray to be restored from

Psalm 85:4

Turn us, God of our salvation, and cause your indignation toward us to cease.

Backsliding » Warnings against

Psalm 85:8

I will hear what God, Yahweh, will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, his saints; but let them not turn again to folly.

Backsliding » Blessedness of those who keep from

Isaiah 26:3-4

You will keep whoever's mind is steadfast in perfect peace, because he trusts in you. Trust in Yahweh forever; for in Yah, Yahweh, is an everlasting Rock.

Backsliding » Brings its own punishment

Proverbs 14:14

The unfaithful will be repaid for his own ways; likewise a good man will be rewarded for his ways.

Jeremiah 2:19

"Your own wickedness shall correct you, and your backsliding shall reprove you. Know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and a bitter, that you have forsaken Yahweh your God, and that my fear is not in you," says the Lord, Yahweh of Armies.

Backsliding » Punishment of tempting others to the sin of

Proverbs 28:10

Whoever causes the upright to go astray in an evil way, he will fall into his own trap; but the blameless will inherit good.

Backsliding » Endeavor to bring back those guilty of

James 5:19-20

Brothers, if any among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death, and will cover a multitude of sins.

Backsliding » Results of » Divine displeasure

Hebrews 10:38

But the righteous will live by faith. If he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him."

2 Peter 2:20

For if, after they have escaped the defilement of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in it and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first.

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

Though our iniquities testify against us, work for your name's sake, Yahweh; for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against you.

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Malachi 3:7-10

From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my ordinances, and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you," says Yahweh of Armies. "But you say, 'How shall we return?' Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me! But you say, 'How have we robbed you?' In tithes and offerings. You are cursed with the curse; for you rob me, even this whole nation. read more.
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house, and test me now in this," says Yahweh of Armies, "if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough for.

Backsliding » Not hopeless

Psalm 37:24

Though he stumble, he shall not fall, for Yahweh holds him up with his hand.

Proverbs 24:16

for a righteous man falls seven times, and rises up again; but the wicked are overthrown by calamity.

Backsliding » Proneness to

Hosea 11:7

My people are determined to turn from me. Though they call to the Most High, he certainly won't exalt them.

Proverbs 24:16

for a righteous man falls seven times, and rises up again; but the wicked are overthrown by calamity.

Backsliding » Healing of, promised

Jeremiah 3:22

Return, you backsliding children, I will heal your backsliding. "Behold, we have come to you; for you are Yahweh our God.

Backsliding » Results of » Unfitness for the kingdom

Backsliding » God is displeased at

Psalm 78:57

but turned back, and dealt treacherously like their fathers. They were turned aside like a deceitful bow.

Backsliding » Exemplified » Peter

Matthew 26:70-74

But he denied it before them all, saying, "I don't know what you are talking about." When he had gone out onto the porch, someone else saw him, and said to those who were there, "This man also was with Jesus of Nazareth." Again he denied it with an oath, "I don't know the man." read more.
After a little while those who stood by came and said to Peter, "Surely you are also one of them, for your speech makes you known." Then he began to curse and to swear, "I don't know the man!" Immediately the rooster crowed.

Backsliding » Exemplified » saul

Backsliding » Results of » Loss of spiritual enthusiasm

Backsliding » The backslider in heart

Proverbs 14:14

The unfaithful will be repaid for his own ways; likewise a good man will be rewarded for his ways.

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 have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, why do you turn back again to the weak and miserable elemental principles, to which you desire to be in bondage all over again?

Backsliding » What backslidings do

Jeremiah 2:19

"Your own wickedness shall correct you, and your backsliding shall reprove you. Know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and a bitter, that you have forsaken Yahweh your God, and that my fear is not in you," says the Lord, Yahweh of Armies.

Backsliding » Is turning from God

1 Kings 11:9

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

Backsliding » Hateful to saints

Psalm 101:3

I will set no vile thing before my eyes. I hate the deeds of faithless men. They will not cling to me.

Backsliding » Afflictions sent to heal

Hosea 5:15

I will go and return to my place, until they acknowledge their offense, and seek my face. In their affliction they will seek me earnestly."

Hatred » We should exhibit against » Backsliding

Psalm 101:3

I will set no vile thing before my eyes. I hate the deeds of faithless men. They will not cling to me.

Protection » Withdrawn from the » Backsliding

Joshua 23:12-13

"But if you do at all go back, and hold fast to the remnant of these nations, even these who remain among you, and make marriages with them, and go in to them, and they to you; know for a certainty that Yahweh your God will no longer drive these nations from out of your sight; but they shall be a snare and a trap to you, a scourge in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from off this good land which Yahweh your God has given you.

Topics on Backsliding

Backsliding, Causes

Exodus 17:7

He called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because the children of Israel quarreled, and because they tested Yahweh, saying, "Is Yahweh among us, or not?"

Backsliding, Christian Examples

Genesis 19:1-22

The two angels came to Sodom at evening. Lot sat in the gate of Sodom. Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them. He bowed himself with his face to the earth,

Backsliding, Israel Exanples

Exodus 17:1-7

All the congregation of the children of Israel traveled from the wilderness of Sin, by their journeys, according to Yahweh's commandment, and encamped in Rephidim; but there was no water for the people to drink.

Backsliding, Results

Psalm 78:56-59

Yet they tempted and rebelled against the Most High God, and didn't keep his testimonies;

Restoration After Backsliding

Joel 2:12-13

"Yet even now," says Yahweh, "turn to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning."