11 Bible Verses about Forbidden Alliances
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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."
"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.
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.
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.
"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!
"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.