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11 Bible Verses about Forbidden Alliances

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Exodus 23:32-33

You are not to make a covenant with them or with their gods. They are not to live in your land. Otherwise they will cause you to sin against me. If you worship their gods, it will become a snare for you."

Exodus 34:12-15

"Be very careful not to make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land to which you are going, so they won't be a snare among you. Rather, you are to tear down their altars, you are to smash their sacred pillars, and you are to cut down their sacred poles indeed, you are not to bow down in worship to any other god, because the LORD's name is Jealous he's a jealous God read more.
Otherwise, you may make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land and when they prostitute themselves with their gods and offer sacrifices to their gods, someone may invite you and then you may eat some of their sacrifices.

Deuteronomy 7:2

So when the LORD your God delivers them to you and you have defeated them, then utterly destroy them. You are not to make any covenant with them nor be gracious to them.

Judges 2:2

As for you, you must not make any treaties with the inhabitants of this land. Instead, tear down their altars.' But you haven't obeyed me. What have you done?

2 Chronicles 19:2

where Hanani's son Jehu, the seer, went out to meet him. He asked King Jehoshaphat, "Should you be helping those who are wicked, yes or no? Should you love those who hate the LORD? Wrath is headed your way directly from the LORD because of this.

2 Chronicles 20:37

But Dodavahu's son Eliezer from Mareshah prophesied in opposition to Jehoshaphat, "Because you have entered into an alliance with Ahaziah, the LORD has destroyed your efforts." So the ships were destroyed and were never able to sail for Tarshish.

Isaiah 8:11-12

For this is what the LORD spoke to me, as his forceful hand was resting on me, and as he was warning me not to live the way this people were living: "Don't call conspiracy everything that this people calls conspiracy, and don't fear what they fear, or live in terror.

Isaiah 30:2

They set out to go down to Egypt, without asking my advice; taking refuge in Pharaoh's protection, and seeking shelter in Egypt's shadow.

Isaiah 31:1

"How terrible it will be for those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the chariot, because there are so many, and in charioteers, because they are so strong but do not look to the Holy One of Israel or seek the LORD!

Hosea 12:1

"Ephraim feeds on the wind, chasing after the eastern winds, storing up lies and desolation day after day. They are making a contract with the Assyrians, and sending oil to Egypt.

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