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27 Bible Verses about distrust

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Genesis 50:15-17

When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said to one another, “If Joseph is holding a grudge against us, he will certainly repay us for all the suffering we caused him.” So they sent this message to Joseph, “Before he died your father gave a command: ‘Say this to Joseph: Please forgive your brothers’ transgression and their sin—the suffering they caused you.’ Therefore, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father.” Joseph wept when their message came to him.

Genesis 32:6-8

When the messengers returned to Jacob, they said, “We went to your brother Esau; he is coming to meet you—and he has 400 men with him.” Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed; he divided the people with him into two camps, along with the flocks, cattle, and camels. He thought, “If Esau comes to one camp and attacks it, the remaining one can escape.”

Judges 11:19-20

“Then Israel sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, king of Heshbon. Israel said to him, ‘Please let us travel through your land to our country,’ but Sihon would not trust Israel to pass through his territory. Instead, Sihon gathered all his people, camped at Jahaz, and fought with Israel.

Acts 15:37-38

Barnabas wanted to take along John Mark. But Paul did not think it appropriate to take along this man who had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not gone on with them to the work.

Zephaniah 3:2

She has not obeyed;
she has not accepted discipline.
She has not trusted in Yahweh;
she has not drawn near to her God.

Deuteronomy 1:32-33

But in spite of this you did not trust the Lord your God, who went before you on the journey to seek out a place for you to camp. He went in the fire by night and in the cloud by day to guide you on the road you were to travel.

Deuteronomy 9:23-24

When the Lord sent you from Kadesh-barnea, He said, ‘Go up and possess the land I have given you’; you rebelled against the command of the Lord your God. You did not believe or obey Him. You have been rebelling against the Lord ever since I have known you.

Psalm 78:7

so that they might put their confidence in God
and not forget God’s works,
but keep His commands.

2 Kings 17:14-15

But they would not listen. Instead they became obstinate like their ancestors who did not believe the Lord their God. They rejected His statutes and His covenant He had made with their ancestors and the decrees He had given them. They pursued worthless idols and became worthless themselves, following the surrounding nations the Lord had commanded them not to imitate.

Jeremiah 13:25

This is your lot,
what I have decreed for you—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
because you have forgotten Me
and trusted in Falsehood.

Ezekiel 33:13

When I tell the righteous person that he will surely live, but he trusts in his righteousness and commits iniquity, then none of his righteousness will be remembered, and he will die because of the iniquity he has committed.

Malachi 3:6-10

“Because I, Yahweh, have not changed, you descendants of Jacob have not been destroyed. “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 the tenth and the contributions.read more.
You are suffering under a curse, yet you—the whole nation—are still robbing Me. Bring the full tenth 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.

Job 15:15

If God puts no trust in His holy ones
and the heavens are not pure in His sight,

John 2:24

Jesus, however, would not entrust Himself to them, since He knew them all

Job 39:12

Can you trust the wild ox to harvest your grain
and bring it to your threshing floor?

Jeremiah 7:4

Do not trust deceitful words, chanting: This is the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord.

Jeremiah 9:4

Everyone has to be on guard against his friend.
Don’t trust any brother,
for every brother will certainly deceive,
and every friend spread slander.

Habakkuk 2:18

What use is a carved idol
after its craftsman carves it?
It is only a cast image, a teacher of lies.
For the one who crafts its shape trusts in it
and makes idols that cannot speak.

From Thematic Bible


Distrust » Of religious men » Unbelievers, general references to

Luke 12:46

that slave’s master will come on a day he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the unbelievers.

Distrust » Of religious men » Moses, when told the host of israel should be fed

Numbers 20:12

But the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust Me to show My holiness in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this assembly into the land I have given them.”

Numbers 11:21

But Moses replied, “I’m in the middle of a people with 600,000 foot soldiers, yet You say, ‘I will give them meat, and they will eat for a month.’

Distrust » Doubt » Peter sinking in the sea

Matthew 14:31

Immediately Jesus reached out His hand, caught hold of him, and said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?”

Matthew 16:8

Aware of this, Jesus said, “You of little faith! Why are you discussing among yourselves that you do not have bread?

Distrust » Doubt » The two on the way to emmaus

John 20:27

Then He said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and observe My hands. Reach out your hand and put it into My side. Don’t be an unbeliever, but a believer.”

Distrust » Of religious men » The disciples, in failing to heal a demoniac

Matthew 17:19-20

Then the disciples approached Jesus privately and said, "Why couldn't we drive it out?" "Because of your little faith," He told them. "For I assure you: If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will tell this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. [

Distrust » Of religious men » Abraham, when promised a child in old age

Distrust » Doubt » The disciples powerless to heal

Matthew 17:17

Jesus replied, “You unbelieving and rebellious generation! How long will I be with you? How long must I put up with you? Bring him here to Me.”

Distrust » Doubt » Rebuked by Christ

Distrust » Of religious men » The disciples, when told of the resurrection of Christ

Luke 24:11

But these words seemed like nonsense to them, and they did not believe the women.

Distrust » Of religious men » Zacharias, when promised that he should have a great son

Luke 1:20

Now listen! You will become silent and unable to speak until the day these things take place, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their proper time.”

Distrust » Doubt » The disciples in the storm

Mark 4:40

Then He said to them, “Why are you fearful? Do you still have no faith?”

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