23 Bible Verses about Forgetting People
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Yet the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.
But there was found in it a poor wise man and he delivered the city by his wisdom. Yet no one remembered that poor man.
“Memory of him perishes from the earth,
And he has no name abroad.
“My relatives have failed,
And my intimate friends have forgotten me.
Take your harp, walk about the city,
O forgotten harlot;
Pluck the strings skillfully, sing many songs,
That you may be remembered.
‘All your lovers have forgotten you,
They do not seek you;
For I have wounded you with the wound of an enemy,
With the punishment of a cruel one,
Because your iniquity is great
And your sins are numerous.
Now in that day Tyre will be forgotten for seventy years like the days of one king. At the end of seventy years it will happen to Tyre as in the song of the harlot:
“Can a woman forget her nursing child
And have no compassion on the son of her womb?
Even these may forget, but I will not forget you.
“A mother will forget him;
The worm feeds sweetly till he is no longer remembered.
And wickedness will be broken like a tree.
Listen, O daughter, give attention and incline your ear:
Forget your people and your father’s house;
For there is no lasting remembrance of the wise man as with the fool, inasmuch as in the coming days all will be forgotten. And how the wise man and the fool alike die!
But I was like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter;
And I did not know that they had devised plots against me, saying,
“Let us destroy the tree with its fruit,
And let us cut him off from the land of the living,
That his name be remembered no more.”
For the living know they will die; but the dead do not know anything, nor have they any longer a reward, for their memory is forgotten.
I am forgotten as a dead man, out of mind;
I am like a broken vessel.
But if I say, “I will not remember Him
Or speak anymore in His name,”
Then in my heart it becomes like a burning fire
Shut up in my bones;
And I am weary of holding it in,
And I cannot endure it.
Thus I will make your lewdness and your harlotry brought from the land of Egypt to cease from you, so that you will not lift up your eyes to them or remember Egypt anymore.’
and I will give it for a possession along with the sons of Ammon to the sons of the east, so that the sons of Ammon will not be remembered among the nations.
You will be fuel for the fire; your blood will be in the midst of the land. You will not be remembered, for I, the Lord, have spoken.’”
‘I would have said, “I will cut them to pieces,
I will remove the memory of them from men,”
They have said, “Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation,
That the name of Israel be remembered no more.”
He will deliver their kings into your hand so that you will make their name perish from under heaven; no man will be able to stand before you until you have destroyed them.
The face of the Lord is against evildoers,
To cut off the memory of them from the earth.
So I answered them and said to them, “The God of heaven will give us success; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no portion, right or memorial in Jerusalem.”