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30 Bible Verses about Error

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Mark 12:24

Jesus said to them, Is not this where you wander out of the way and go wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God?

James 5:20

Let the [latter] one be sure that whoever turns a sinner from his evil course will save [that one's] soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins [ procure the pardon of the many sins committed by the convert].

James 5:19

[My] brethren, if anyone among you strays from the Truth and falls into error and another [person] brings him back [to God],

1 John 4:6

We are [children] of God. Whoever is learning to know God [progressively to perceive, recognize, and understand God by observation and experience, and to get an ever-clearer knowledge of Him] listens to us; and he who is not of God does not listen or pay attention to us. By this we know (recognize) the Spirit of Truth and the spirit of error.

Ecclesiastes 10:5

There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, like an error which proceeds from the ruler:

Ecclesiastes 5:6

Do not allow your mouth to cause your body to sin, and do not say before the messenger [the priest] that it was an error or mistake. Why should God be [made] angry at your voice and destroy the work of your hands?

2 Peter 3:17

Let me warn you therefore, beloved, that knowing these things beforehand, you should be on your guard, lest you be carried away by the error of lawless and wicked [persons and] fall from your own [present] firm condition [your own steadfastness of mind].

2 Timothy 2:14

Remind [the people] of these facts and [solemnly] charge them in the presence of the Lord to avoid petty controversy over words, which does no good but upsets and undermines the faith of the hearers.

Job 19:4

And if it were true that I have erred, my error would remain with me [I would be conscious of it].

2 Thessalonians 2:11

Therefore God sends upon them a misleading influence, a working of error and a strong delusion to make them believe what is false,

Romans 1:27

And the men also turned from natural relations with women and were set ablaze (burning out, consumed) with lust for one another -- "men committing shameful acts with men and suffering in their own bodies and personalities the inevitable consequences and penalty of their wrong-doing and going astray, which was [their] fitting retribution.

Job 6:24

Teach me, and I will hold my peace; and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.

Job 4:18

Even in His [heavenly] servants He puts no trust or confidence, and His angels He charges with folly and error -- "

2 Peter 2:18

For uttering loud boasts of folly, they beguile and lure with lustful desires of the flesh those who are barely escaping from them who are wrongdoers.

Daniel 6:4

Then the presidents and satraps sought to find occasion [to bring accusation] against Daniel concerning the kingdom, but they could find no occasion or fault, for he was faithful, nor was there any error or fault found in him.

2 Timothy 2:25

He must correct his opponents with courtesy and gentleness, in the hope that God may grant that they will repent and come to know the Truth [that they will perceive and recognize and become accurately acquainted with and acknowledge it],

Ezekiel 13:10

Because, even because they have seduced My people, saying, Peace, when there is no peace, and because when one builds a [flimsy] wall, behold, [these prophets] daub it over with whitewash,

Isaiah 35:8

And a highway shall be there, and a way; and it shall be called the Holy Way. The unclean shall not pass over it, but it shall be for the redeemed; the wayfaring men, yes, the simple ones and fools, shall not err in it and lose their way.

2 Samuel 6:7

And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for touching the ark, and he died there by the ark of God.

Isaiah 32:6

For the fool speaks folly and his mind plans iniquity: practicing profane ungodliness and speaking error concerning the Lord, leaving the craving of the hungry unsatisfied and causing the drink of the thirsty to fail.

From Thematic Bible


Drunkenness » Leads to » Error

Isaiah 28:7

But even these reel from wine and stagger from strong drink: the priest and the prophet reel from strong drink; they are confused from wine, they stagger and are gone astray through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble when pronouncing judgment.

Error » Sin's penalty » Abandonment by God

Romans 1:24

Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their [own] hearts to sexual impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves [abandoning them to the degrading power of sin],

2 Chronicles 30:7

Do not be like your fathers and brethren, who were unfaithful to the Lord, the God of their fathers, so that He gave them up to desolation [to be an astonishment], as you see.

Matthew 23:38

Behold, your house is forsaken and desolate (abandoned and left destitute of God's help).

Judges 16:20

She said, The Philistines are upon you, Samson! And he awoke out of his sleep and said, I will go out as I have time after time and shake myself free. For Samson did not know that the Lord had departed from him.

Error » Sin's penalty » Penalty sometimes delayed

Genesis 15:16

And in the fourth generation they [your descendants] shall come back here [to Canaan] again, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full and complete.

Isaiah 48:9

For My name's sake I defer My anger, and for the sake of My praise I restrain it for you, that I may not cut you off.

1 Peter 3:20

[The souls of those] who long before in the days of Noah had been disobedient, when God's patience waited during the building of the ark in which a few [people], actually eight in number, were saved through water.

1 Kings 21:29

Do you see how Ahab humbles himself before Me? Because he humbles himself before Me, I will not bring the evil in his lifetime, but in his son's day I will bring the evil upon his house.

1 Kings 11:12

However, in your days I will not do it, for David your father's sake. But I will rend it out of the hand of your son!

Error » Sin's penalty » Death, physical and spiritual

Deuteronomy 32:51

Because you broke faith with Me in the midst of the Israelites at the waters of Meribah-kadesh in the Wilderness of Zin and because you did not set Me apart as holy in the midst of the Israelites.

Error » Known to God » Loved by men

Job 15:16

How much less that which is abominable and corrupt, a man who drinks iniquity like water?

Job 20:12

Though wickedness is sweet in his mouth, though he hides it under his tongue,

Psalm 52:3

You love evil more than good, and lying rather than to speak righteousness, justice, and right. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Isaiah 5:18

Woe to those who draw [calamity] with cords of iniquity and falsehood, who bring punishment to themselves with a cart rope of wickedness,

Error » Definition of » Sin deceptive

1 Timothy 2:14

And it was not Adam who was deceived, but [the] woman who was deceived and deluded and fell into transgression.

Titus 3:3

For we also were once thoughtless and senseless, obstinate and disobedient, deluded and misled; [we too were once] slaves to all sorts of cravings and pleasures, wasting our days in malice and jealousy and envy, hateful (hated, detestable) and hating one another.

Revelation 19:20

And the beast was seized and overpowered, and with him the false prophet who in his presence had worked wonders and performed miracles by which he led astray those who had accepted or permitted to be placed upon them the stamp (mark) of the beast and those who paid homage and gave divine honors to his statue. Both of them were hurled alive into the fiery lake that burns and blazes with brimstone.

Ephesians 4:22

Strip yourselves of your former nature [put off and discard your old unrenewed self] which characterized your previous manner of life and becomes corrupt through lusts and desires that spring from delusion;

Hebrews 3:13

But instead warn (admonish, urge, and encourage) one another every day, as long as it is called Today, that none of you may be hardened [into settled rebellion] by the deceitfulness of sin [by the fraudulence, the stratagem, the trickery which the delusive glamor of his sin may play on him].

Error » Definition of » To be forsaken

Ephesians 4:22

Strip yourselves of your former nature [put off and discard your old unrenewed self] which characterized your previous manner of life and becomes corrupt through lusts and desires that spring from delusion;

Colossians 2:11

In Him also you were circumcised with a circumcision not made with hands, but in a [spiritual] circumcision [performed by] Christ by stripping off the body of the flesh (the whole corrupt, carnal nature with its passions and lusts).

More verses: Isaiah 55:7 Job 11:14

Error » Known to God » Hateful to God

2 Samuel 11:27

And when the mourning was past, David sent and brought her to his house, and she became his wife and bore him a son. But the thing that David had done was evil in the sight of the Lord.

Psalm 5:4

For You are not a God Who takes pleasure in wickedness; neither will the evil [man] so much as dwell [temporarily] with You.

Error » Definition of » Despised by saints

Psalm 101:3

I will set no base or wicked thing before my eyes. I hate the work of them who turn aside [from the right path]; it shall not grasp hold of me.

2 Peter 2:7

And He rescued righteous Lot, greatly worn out and distressed by the wanton ways of the ungodly and lawless -- "

Psalm 119:104

Through Your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way.

Psalm 119:113

I hate the thoughts of undecided [in religion], double-minded people, but Your law do I love.

Proverbs 8:7

For my mouth shall utter truth, and wrongdoing is detestable and loathsome to my lips.

More verses: Proverbs 8:13 Romans 7:15

Error » Definition of » Consequences of parents' sins upon children

Exodus 20:5

You shall not bow down yourself to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me,

Numbers 14:33

And your children shall be wanderers and shepherds in the wilderness for forty years and shall suffer for your whoredoms (your infidelity to your espoused God), until your corpses are consumed in the wilderness.

Psalm 37:28

For the Lord delights in justice and forsakes not His saints; they are preserved forever, but the offspring of the wicked [in time] shall be cut off.

Isaiah 14:20

You shall not be joined with them in burial, because you have destroyed your land and have slain your people. May the descendants of evildoers nevermore be named!

Proverbs 14:11

The house of the wicked shall be overthrown, but the tent of the upright shall flourish.

More verses: Lamentations 5:7

Error » Known to God » Allurements of

2 Peter 2:18

For uttering loud boasts of folly, they beguile and lure with lustful desires of the flesh those who are barely escaping from them who are wrongdoers.

Proverbs 9:17

Stolen waters (pleasures) are sweet [because they are forbidden]; and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.

More verses: James 1:14

Error » Definition of » Forbidden

1 John 2:1

My little children, I write you these things so that you may not violate God's law and sin. But if anyone should sin, we have an Advocate (One Who will intercede for us) with the Father -- "[it is] Jesus Christ [the all] righteous [upright, just, Who conforms to the Father's will in every purpose, thought, and action].

John 5:14

Afterward, when Jesus found him in the temple, He said to him, See, you are well! Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.

John 8:11

She answered, No one, Lord! And Jesus said, I do not condemn you either. Go on your way and from now on sin no more.

Romans 6:12

Let not sin therefore rule as king in your mortal (short-lived, perishable) bodies, to make you yield to its cravings and be subject to its lusts and evil passions.

More verses: 1 Corinthians 15:34

Error » Sin's penalty » Separation from God

Exodus 33:3

Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey; but I will not go up among you, for you are a stiff-necked people, lest I destroy you on the way.

Joshua 7:11-12

Israel has sinned; they have transgressed My covenant which I commanded them. They have taken some of the things devoted [for destruction]; they have stolen, and lied, and put them among their own baggage. That is why the Israelites could not stand before their enemies, but fled before them; they are accursed and have become devoted [for destruction]. I will cease to be with you unless you destroy the accursed [devoted] things among you.

Isaiah 64:7

And no one calls on Your name and awakens and bestirs himself to take and keep hold of You; for You have hidden Your face from us and have delivered us into the [consuming] power of our iniquities.

More verses: Hosea 5:6

Error » Sins » Our deliverance from, through Christ

1 John 2:2

And He [ that same Jesus Himself] is the propitiation (the atoning sacrifice) for our sins, and not for ours alone but also for [the sins of] the whole world.

Error » Sins » Of ignorance

Luke 12:48

But he who did not know and did things worthy of a beating shall be beaten with few [lashes]. For everyone to whom much is given, of him shall much be required; and of him to whom men entrust much, they will require and demand all the more.

Leviticus 4:2

Say to the Israelites, If anyone shall sin through error or unwittingly in any of the things which the Lord has commanded not to be done, and shall do any one of them -- "

Leviticus 5:17

If anyone sins and does any of the things the Lord has forbidden, though he was not aware of it, yet he is guilty and shall bear his iniquity.

Acts 3:17

And now, brethren, I know that you acted in ignorance [not aware of what you were doing], as did your rulers also.

Error » Definition of » Forgiven

Psalm 78:38

But He, full of [merciful] compassion, forgave their iniquity and destroyed them not; yes, many a time He turned His anger away and did not stir up all His wrath and indignation.

Psalm 85:2

You have forgiven and taken away the iniquity of Your people, You have covered all their sin. Selah [pause, and calmly realize what that means]!

Mark 2:5

And when Jesus saw their faith [their confidence in God through Him], He said to the paralyzed man, Son, your sins are forgiven [you] and put away [that is, the penalty is remitted, the sense of guilt removed, and you are made upright and in right standing with God].

Error » Sins » Of omission

Matthew 23:23

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, pretenders (hypocrites)! For you give a tenth of your mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected and omitted the weightier (more important) matters of the Law -- "right and justice and mercy and fidelity. These you ought [particularly] to have done, without neglecting the others.

Luke 12:47

And that servant who knew his master's will but did not get ready or act as he would wish him to act shall be beaten with many [lashes].

Matthew 25:45

And He will reply to them, Solemnly I declare to you, in so far as you failed to do it for the least [ in the estimation of men] of these, you failed to do it for Me.

Error » Definition of » Origin of

James 4:1

What leads to strife (discord and feuds) and how do conflicts (quarrels and fightings) originate among you? Do they not arise from your sensual desires that are ever warring in your bodily members?

Error » Definition of » Inexcusable

Romans 2:1

Therefore you have no excuse or defense or justification, O man, whoever you are who judges and condemns another. For in posing as judge and passing sentence on another, you condemn yourself, because you who judge are habitually practicing the very same things [that you censure and denounce].

John 15:22

If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin [would be blameless]; but now they have no excuse for their sin.

Error » Definition of » Contempt for others

Proverbs 14:21

He who despises his neighbor sins [against God, his fellowman, and himself], but happy (blessed and fortunate) is he who is kind and merciful to the poor.

Error » Definition of » Vain talk

Error » Definition of » Foolish thoughts

Proverbs 24:9

The plans of the foolish and the thought of foolishness are sin, and the scoffer is an abomination to men.

Error » Definition of » Unbelief

Romans 14:23

But the man who has doubts (misgivings, an uneasy conscience) about eating, and then eats [perhaps because of you], stands condemned [before God], because he is not true to his convictions and he does not act from faith. For whatever does not originate and proceed from faith is sin [whatever is done without a conviction of its approval by God is sinful].

Error » Definition of » All unrighteousness

1 John 5:17

All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin which does not [involve] death [that may be repented of and forgiven].

Error » Definition of » Transgression of the law

1 John 3:4

Everyone who commits (practices) sin is guilty of lawlessness; for [that is what] sin is, lawlessness (the breaking, violating of God's law by transgression or neglect -- "being unrestrained and unregulated by His commands and His will).

Error » Definition of » Neglect of opportunity

Ignorance of God » Leads to » Error