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14 Bible Verses about Failure

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Genesis 20:11

Abraham replied, “I thought, ‘There is absolutely no fear of God in this place. They will kill me because of my wife.’

Malachi 2:2

If you don’t listen, and if you don’t take it to heart to honor My name,” says Yahweh of Hosts, “I will send a curse among you, and I will curse your blessings. In fact, I have already begun to curse them because you are not taking it to heart.

2 Chronicles 12:14

Rehoboam did what was evil, because he did not determine in his heart to seek the Lord.

Matthew 26:33-35

Peter told Him, “Even if everyone runs away because of You, I will never run away!” “I assure you,” Jesus said to him, “tonight, before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times!” “Even if I have to die with You,” Peter told Him, “I will never deny You!” And all the disciples said the same thing.

Matthew 7:26

But everyone who hears these words of Mine and doesn’t act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.

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balaam » sent home » failure

Numbers 24:10

Then Balak became furious with Balaam, struck his hands together, and said to him, “I summoned you to put a curse on my enemies, but instead, you have blessed them these three times.

failure » The lord not failing

Hebrews 1:10-12

And: In the beginning, Lord, You established the earth, and the heavens are the works of Your hands; they will perish, but You remain. They will all wear out like clothing; You will roll them up like a cloak, and they will be changed like a robe. But You are the same, and Your years will never end.

Deuteronomy 31:6-8

Be strong and courageous; don't be terrified or afraid of them. For it is the Lord your God who goes with you; He will not leave you or forsake you." Moses then summoned Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, "Be strong and courageous, for you will go with this people into the land the Lord swore to give to their fathers. You will enable them to take possession of it. The Lord is the One who will go before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid or discouraged."

Psalm 89:26-33

He will call to Me, 'You are my Father, my God, the rock of my salvation.' I will also make him My firstborn, greatest of the kings of the earth. I will always preserve My faithful love for him, and My covenant with him will endure. read more.
I will establish his line forever, his throne as long as heaven lasts. If his sons forsake My instruction and do not live by My ordinances, if they dishonor My statutes and do not keep My commandments, then I will call their rebellion to account with the rod, their sin with blows. But I will not withdraw My faithful love from him or betray My faithfulness.

Isaiah 42:1-4

"This is My Servant; I strengthen Him, [this is] My Chosen One; I delight in Him. I have put My Spirit on Him; He will bring justice to the nations. He will not cry out or shout or make His voice heard in the streets. He will not break a bruised reed, and He will not put out a smoldering wick; He will faithfully bring justice. read more.
He will not grow weak or be discouraged until He has established justice on earth. The islands will wait for His instruction."

More verses: Zephaniah 3:5

failure » What does not fail

Luke 16:16-17

"The Law and the Prophets were until John; since then, the good news of the kingdom of God has been proclaimed, and everyone is strongly urged to enter it. But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one stroke of a letter in the law to drop out.

Luke 12:31-34

"But seek His kingdom, and these things will be provided for you. Don't be afraid, little flock, because your Father delights to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Make money-bags for yourselves that won't grow old, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. read more.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

failure » What fails

Psalm 143:7

Answer me quickly, Lord;
my spirit fails.
Don’t hide Your face from me,
or I will be like those
going down to the Pit.

Spiritual » Enlargement » failure

Hebrews 4:6

Since it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly received the good news did not enter because of disobedience,

1 Corinthians 3:15

If anyone’s work is burned up, it will be lost, but he will be saved; yet it will be like an escape through fire.

Matthew 7:27

The rain fell, the rivers rose, the winds blew and pounded that house, and it collapsed. And its collapse was great!”

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58;12;15

Make sure that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no root of bitterness springs up, causing trouble and by it, defiling many.

Spiritual Failure

40;7;27

The rain fell, the rivers rose, the winds blew and pounded that house, and it collapsed. And its collapse was great!”

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