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Theasaurus: Distrust

27 Bible Verses about distrust

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Genesis 50:15-17

And when the brothers of Joseph saw that their father [was] dead, they said, "It may be [that] Joseph will hold a grudge against us and pay us back dearly for all the evil that we did to him." So they sent [word] to Joseph saying, "Your father commanded [us] before his death, saying, "Thus you must say to Joseph, 'O, please now forgive the transgression of your brothers and their sin, for they did evil to you.' So now, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father." And Joseph wept when they spoke to him.

Genesis 32:6-8

And the messengers returned to Jacob [and] said, "We came to your brother, to Esau, and he is coming to meet you, and four hundred men [are] with him." Then Jacob was very frightened and distressed. So he divided the people, flocks, cattle, and camels that [were] with him into two companies. And he thought, "If Esau comes to one company and destroys it, the remaining company will be [able] to escape."

Judges 11:19-20

Israel sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, king of Heshbon; and Israel said to him, 'Please let us cross through your land {to our country}.' But Sihon did not trust Israel to cross through his territory, so Sihon gathered all his people and then encamped at Jahaz; and he made war with Israel.

Acts 15:37-38

Now Barnabas wanted to take John who was called Mark along also, but Paul held the opinion they should not take this one along, who departed from them in Pamphylia and did not accompany them in the work.

Zephaniah 3:2

She listens to no voice; she does not accept correction. In Yahweh she does not trust; to her God she does not draw near.

Deuteronomy 1:32-33

But through all of this you did not trust in Yahweh your God, {who goes} {before you} on your way, seeking a place for your encampment, in fire at night and in a cloud by day, to show you the way that {you should go}.

Deuteronomy 9:23-24

And when Yahweh sent you [out] from Kadesh Barnea, {saying}, 'Go up and take possession of the land that I have given you,' you rebelled against the command of Yahweh your God, and you did not believe him, and you did not listen to his voice. You have been rebellious toward Yahweh {from the day I have known you}.

Psalm 78:7

that they might set their confidence in God, and not forget the deeds of God, but keep his commandments,

2 Kings 17:14-15

But they did not listen and they stiffened their necks, like the necks of their ancestors who did not believe in Yahweh their God. They rejected his statutes, his covenant which he {made} with their ancestors, and his warnings which he gave to them; and they went after the idols, became vain, and [went] after all the nations which [were] all around them, which Yahweh had commanded them not to do as they [did].

Jeremiah 13:25

This [is] your lot, the portion of your measure from me," {declares} Yahweh, "because you have forgotten me, and you have trusted in the lie.

Ezekiel 33:13

When I say to the righteous, 'Certainly he will live,' and he trusted in his righteousness, and he [turns and he] does injustice, all of his righteousness will not be remembered, and because of his injustice that he did, because of it he will die.

Malachi 3:6-10

"For I, Yahweh, have not changed, and you, O children of Jacob, have not perished. 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!read more.
You [are] being cursed with curse, for you [are] robbing me, the whole nation [of you]! 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}.

Job 15:15

Look, he does not trust his holy ones, and [the] heavens are not clean in his eyes.

John 2:24

But Jesus himself did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all [people],

Job 39:12

Can you rely on it that it will return your grain and [that] it will gather [it] to your threshing floor?

Jeremiah 7:4

Do not trust in {the deceitful words}, {saying}, 'The temple of Yahweh, the temple of Yahweh, they [are] the temple of Yahweh.'

Jeremiah 9:4

"Let everyone be on your guard against his neighbor, and you must not trust in any brother, for everyone surely betrays, and every neighbor goes about [with] slander.

Habakkuk 2:18

What value [is] an idol when its carver has fashioned it, a molten idol, a teacher of lies? For [he who] fashioned his creation trusts in it, [though] making mute idols!

From Thematic Bible


Distrust » Of religious men » Unbelievers, general references to

Luke 12:46

the master of that slave will come on a day that he does not expect and at an hour that he does not know, and will cut him in two and assign his place with the unbelievers.

John 5:38

And you do not have his word residing in yourselves, because the one whom that one sent, in this one you do not believe.

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

Numbers 20:12

But Yahweh said to Moses and Aaron, "Because you have not trusted in me, to regard me as holy {in the sight of} the {Israelites}, you will not bring this assembly into the land that I have given to them."

Numbers 11:21

But Moses said, "[There are] six hundred thousand on foot, among whom I [am] in the midst, and you yourself said, 'I will give meat to them, and they will eat for a whole month.'

Distrust » Doubt » Peter sinking in the sea

Matthew 14:31

And immediately Jesus extended his hand [and] caught him and said to him, "[You] of little faith! Why did you doubt?"

Matthew 16:8

But knowing [this], Jesus said, "Why are you discussing among yourselves that you did not take bread, [you] of little faith?

Distrust » Doubt » The two on the way to emmaus

John 20:27

Then he said to Thomas, "Place your finger here and see my hands, and place your hand and put [it] into my side. And do not be unbelieving, but believing!"

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} were we not able to expel it?" And he said to them, "Because of your little faith. For truly I say to you, if you have faith like a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here [to] there,' and it will move, and 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

And Jesus answered [and] said, "O unbelieving and perverse 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

And these words appeared to them as nonsense, and they refused to believe them.

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

Luke 1:20

And behold, you will be silent and not able to speak until the day these [things] take place, {because} you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their time."

Distrust » Doubt » The disciples in the storm

Mark 4:40

And he said to them, "Why are you fearful? Do you not yet have faith?"