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14 Bible Verses about Divine Restraints

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1 Samuel 25:39

When David heard that Nabal had died, he said, "Blessed be the LORD who has judged the dispute over my insult at the hand of Nabal, and has held back his servant from evil. The LORD has repaid Nabal's wickedness."

1 Chronicles 4:10

Later on, Jabez called on the God of Israel, asking him, ""whether you would bless me again and again, enlarge my territory, keep your power with me, keep me from evil, and keep me from harm!" And God granted what he had requested.

Psalm 19:13

Preserve your servant from arrogant people; do not let them rule over me. Then I will be upright and acquitted of great wickedness.

2 Kings 19:28

Because of your rage against me, your complacency has reached my ears. I'll put my hook into your nostrils and my bit into your mouth. Then I'll turn you back on the road by which you came.'

Psalm 32:9

Don't be like a horse or mule, without understanding. They are held in check by a bit and bridle in their mouths; otherwise they will not remain near you.

Psalm 76:10

Even human anger praises you; you will wear the survivors of your wrath as an ornament.

Genesis 11:6

The LORD said, "Look! They are one people with the same language for all of them, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. Nothing that they have a mind to do will be impossible for them!

Genesis 8:2

The water sources from the ocean depths were blocked and the floodgates of the heavens were closed.

Genesis 16:2

So Sarai told Abram, "You are well aware that the LORD has prevented me from giving birth to a child. Go have sex with my servant, so that I may possibly bear a son through her."

2 Thessalonians 2:3-7

Do not let anyone deceive you in any way, for it will not come unless the rebellion takes place first and the man of sin, who is destined for destruction, is revealed. He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god and object of worship. As a result, he seats himself in the sanctuary of God and himself declares that he is God. Don't you remember that I repeatedly told you about these things when I was still with you? read more.
You know what it is that is now holding him back, so that he will be revealed when his time comes. For the secret of this lawlessness is already at work, but only until the person now holding it back gets out of the way.

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divine Restraints » Exercised over the righteous

1 Chronicles 4:10

Later on, Jabez called on the God of Israel, asking him, ""whether you would bless me again and again, enlarge my territory, keep your power with me, keep me from evil, and keep me from harm!" And God granted what he had requested.

Psalm 19:13

Preserve your servant from arrogant people; do not let them rule over me. Then I will be upright and acquitted of great wickedness.

1 Samuel 25:39

When David heard that Nabal had died, he said, "Blessed be the LORD who has judged the dispute over my insult at the hand of Nabal, and has held back his servant from evil. The LORD has repaid Nabal's wickedness."

More verses: Psalm 141:3

divine Restraints » Exercised over the wicked

2 Kings 19:28

Because of your rage against me, your complacency has reached my ears. I'll put my hook into your nostrils and my bit into your mouth. Then I'll turn you back on the road by which you came.'

Psalm 32:9

Don't be like a horse or mule, without understanding. They are held in check by a bit and bridle in their mouths; otherwise they will not remain near you.

Psalm 76:10

Even human anger praises you; you will wear the survivors of your wrath as an ornament.

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