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62 Bible Verses about Evil Associations

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Genesis 19:15

And when morning came, the angels did all in their power to make Lot go, saying, Get up quickly and take your wife and your two daughters who are here, and go, for fear that you come to destruction in the punishment of the town.

Genesis 49:6

Take no part in their secrets, O my soul; keep far away, O my heart, from their meetings; for in their wrath they put men to death, and for their pleasure even oxen were wounded.

Deuteronomy 7:2-4

And when the Lord has given them up into your hands and you have overcome them, give them up to complete destruction: make no agreement with them, and have no mercy on them: Do not take wives or husbands from among them; do not give your daughters to their sons, or take their daughters for your sons. For through them your sons will be turned from me to the worship of other gods: and the Lord will be moved to wrath against you and send destruction on you quickly.

Joshua 23:6-13

So be very strong to keep and do whatever is recorded in the book of the law of Moses, not turning away from it to the right or to the left; Have nothing to do with these nations who still are living among you; let not their gods be named by you or used in your oaths; do not be their servants or give them worship: But be true to the Lord your God as you have been till this day.read more.
For the Lord has sent out from before you nations great and strong: and they have all given way before you till this day. One man of you is able to put to flight a thousand; for it is the Lord your God who is fighting for you, as he has said to you. So keep watch on yourselves, and see that you have love for the Lord your God. For if you go back, joining yourselves to the rest of these nations who are still among you, getting married to them and living with them and they with you: Then you may be certain that the Lord your God will not go on driving these nations out from before you; but they will become a danger and a cause of sin to you, a whip for your sides and thorns in your eyes, till you are cut off from this good land which the Lord your God has given you.

Leviticus 18:3

You may not do those things which were done in the land of Egypt where you were living; and you may not do those things which are done in the land of Canaan where I am taking you, or be guided in your behaviour by their rules.

Leviticus 20:23

And do not keep the rules of the nations which I am driving out before you; for they did all these things, and for that reason my soul was turned against them.

Numbers 16:26

And he said to the people, Come away now from the tents of these evil men, without touching anything of theirs, or you may be taken in the punishment of their sins.

Numbers 33:55

But if you are slow in driving out the people of the land, then those of them who are still there will be like pin-points in your eyes and like thorns in your sides, troubling you in the land where you are living.

Judges 2:1-3

Now the angel of the Lord came up from Gilgal to Bochim. And he said, *** I took you out of Egypt, guiding you into the land which I gave by an oath to your fathers; and I said, My agreement with you will never be broken by me: And you are to make no agreement with the people of this land; you are to see that their altars are broken down: but you have not given ear to my voice: what have you done? And so I have said, I will not send them out from before you; but they will be a danger to you, and their gods will be a cause of falling to you.

Deuteronomy 12:30

After their destruction take care that you do not go in their ways, and that you do not give thought to their gods, saying, How did these nations give worship to their gods? I will do as they did.

2 Samuel 23:6

But the evil-doers, all of them, will be like thorns to be pushed away, because they may not be gripped in the hand:

Ezra 9:14

Are we again to go against your orders, taking wives from among the people who do these disgusting things? would you not be angry with us till our destruction was complete, till there was not one who got away safe?

Psalm 6:8

Go from me, all you workers of evil; for the Lord has given ear to the voice of my weeping.

Psalm 26:4

I have not taken my seat with foolish persons, and I do not go with false men.

Psalm 28:3

Do not take me away with the sinners and the workers of evil, who say words of peace to their neighbours, but evil is in their hearts.

Psalm 31:6

I am full of hate for those who go after false gods; but my hope is in the Lord.

Psalm 84:10

For a day in your house is better than a thousand. It is better to be a door-keeper in the house of my God, than to be living in the tents of sin.

Psalm 106:34

They did not put an end to the peoples, as the Lord had said;

Psalm 139:19

If only you would put the sinners to death, O God; go far from me, you men of blood.

Proverbs 5:8

Go far away from her, do not come near the door of her house;

Proverbs 9:6

Give up the simple ones and have life, and go in the way of knowledge.

Proverbs 12:11

He who does work on his land will not be short of bread; but he who goes after foolish men is without sense.

Proverbs 16:29

A violent man puts desire of evil into his neighbour's mind, and makes him go in a way which is not good.

Proverbs 17:12

It is better to come face to face with a bear whose young ones have been taken away than with a foolish man acting foolishly.

Proverbs 20:19

He who goes about talking of the business of others gives away secrets: so have nothing to do with him whose lips are open wide.

Proverbs 22:5

Thorns and nets are in the way of the twisted: he who keeps watch over his soul will be far from them.

Proverbs 23:6

Do not take the food of him who has an evil eye, or have any desire for his delicate meat:

Proverbs 29:16

When evil men are in power, wrongdoing is increased; but the upright will have pleasure when they see their downfall.

Isaiah 1:23

Your chiefs have gone against the Lord, they have become friends of thieves; every one of them is looking for profit and going after rewards; they do not give right decisions for the child who has no father, and they do not let the cause of the widow come before them.

Isaiah 8:11

For the Lord, controlling me with a strong hand, gave me orders not to go in the way of this people, saying,

Jeremiah 2:25

Do not let your foot be without shoes, or your throat dry from need of water: but you said, There is no hope: no, for I have been a lover of strange gods, and after them I will go.

Jeremiah 9:2

If only I had in the waste land a night's resting-place for travellers, so that I might go away, far from my people! for they are all untrue, a band of false men.

Jeremiah 15:17

I did not take my seat among the band of those who are glad, and I had no joy; I kept by myself because of your hand; for you have made me full of wrath.

Jeremiah 51:6

Go in flight out of Babylon, so that every man may keep his life; do not be cut off in her evil-doing: for it is the time of the Lord's punishment; he will give her her reward.

Hosea 7:5

On the day of our king, the rulers made him ill with the heat of wine; his hand was stretched out with the men of pride.

Micah 6:16

For you have kept the laws of Omri and all the works of the family of Ahab, and you have been guided by their designs: so that I might make you a cause of wonder and your people a cause of hisses; and the shame of my people will be on you.

1 Corinthians 5:6

This pride of yours is not good. Do you not see that a little leaven makes a change in all the mass?

2 Thessalonians 3:6

Now we give you orders, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from all those whose behaviour is not well ordered and in harmony with the teaching which they had from us.

2 Peter 2:7

And kept safe Lot, the upright man, who was deeply troubled by the unclean life of the evil-doers

Revelation 2:2

I have knowledge of your doings, and of your hard work and long waiting, and that you will not put up with evil men, and have put to the test those who say they are Apostles and are not, and have seen that they are false;

Revelation 18:4

And another voice from heaven came to my ears, saying, Come out of her, my people, so that you may have no part in her sins and in her punishments.

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1 Kings 11:4

For it came about that when Solomon was old, his heart was turned away to other gods by his wives; and his heart was no longer true to the Lord his God as the heart of his father David had been.

Peter » Evil associations

John 18:18

Now the servants and the police had made a fire of coals because it was cold; they were warming themselves in front of it and Peter was there with them, warming himself.

Poverty » Contributing causes of sinful » Evil associations

Proverbs 28:19

By ploughing his land a man will have bread in full measure; but he who goes after good-for-nothing persons will be poor enough.

worldly Snares » Evil associations

Joshua 23:13

Then you may be certain that the Lord your God will not go on driving these nations out from before you; but they will become a danger and a cause of sin to you, a whip for your sides and thorns in your eyes, till you are cut off from this good land which the Lord your God has given you.

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Evil associations

Joshua 23:13

Then you may be certain that the Lord your God will not go on driving these nations out from before you; but they will become a danger and a cause of sin to you, a whip for your sides and thorns in your eyes, till you are cut off from this good land which the Lord your God has given you.

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