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60 Bible Verses about Forgetting

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2 Peter 3:5

For [when] they maintain this, it escapes [their] notice that the heavens existed long ago and the earth held together out of water and through water by the word of God,

Jeremiah 23:25-27

"I have heard what the prophets who prophesy lies have said in my name, {saying}, 'I have dreamed! I have dreamed!' {How long} [will] this be in the hearts of the prophets who prophesy lies, even the prophets of the deceitfulness of their hearts, who plan to make my people forget my name by their dreams that they tell each one to his neighbor, just as their ancestors forgot my name through Baal?

Deuteronomy 32:15-18

And Jeshurun grew fat, and he kicked; you grew fat, you bloated, and you became obstinate; and he abandoned God, his maker, and he scoffed [at] the rock of his salvation. They made him jealous with strange [gods]; with detestable things they provoked him. They sacrificed to the demons, not God, [to] gods whom they had not known, new [gods] [who] came from recent times; {their ancestors had not known them}.read more.
[The] rock who bore you, you neglected, and you forgot God, [the one] giving you birth.

Judges 3:7

The {Israelites} did evil in the eyes of Yahweh. They forgot Yahweh their God, and they served the Baals and the Asheroth.

Jeremiah 18:15

But my people have forgotten me. They make smoke offerings to the idols, and they caused them to stumble in their ways, [the] ancient ways, to go [into] {bypaths}, not [one that] is built up.

Hosea 2:13

{I will punish her} [for] the days of the Baals, to whom she burns incense, and she decked herself [with] her ornamental ring and jewelry, and she went after her lovers, and forgot me --a declaration of Yahweh.

Hosea 13:4-6

I [am] Yahweh your God since the land of Egypt; you know no god except me, and no one saves besides me. I fed you in the desert, in the land of drought. When I fed them, they were satisfied; they were satisfied and their heart was lifted up; therefore they forgot me.

2 Chronicles 26:16

But on account of his strength his heart grew proud unto destruction. And he acted unfaithfully against Yahweh his God and went into the temple of Yahweh to offer an incense offering on the altar.

Proverbs 31:4-5

[It is] not for the kings, O Lemuel; drinking wine [is] not for the kings, nor [is] strong drink for rulers. Or else he will drink and forget what has been decreed, and he will pervert the rights of all the {afflicted}.

Genesis 9:20-21

And Noah began [to be] a man of the ground, and he planted a vineyard. And he drank some of the wine and became drunk, and he exposed himself in the midst of his tent.

Matthew 24:45-51

"Who then is the faithful and wise slave whom the master has put in charge of his household slaves to give them their food at the right time? Blessed [is] that slave whom his master will find so doing [when he] comes back. Truly I say to you that he will put him in charge of all his possessions.read more.
But if that evil slave should say {to himself}, 'My master is staying away for a long time,' and he begins to beat his fellow slaves and eats and drinks with drunkards, the master of that slave will come on a day that he does not expect and at an hour that he does not know, and will cut him in two and assign his place with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth!

Luke 12:42-46

And the Lord said, "Who then is the faithful wise manager whom the master will put in charge over his servants to give [them] [their] food allowance at the right time? Blessed [is] that slave whom his master will find so doing [when he] comes back. Truly I say to you that he will put him in charge of all his possessions.read more.
But if that slave should say {to himself}, 'My master is taking a long time to return,' and he begins to beat the male slaves and the female slaves and to eat and drink and get drunk, the master of that slave will come on a day that he does not expect and at an hour that he does not know, and will cut him in two and assign his place with the unbelievers.

Genesis 41:28-31

This [is] the word that I have spoken to Pharaoh; God has shown Pharaoh what he is about to do. Behold, seven years of great abundance are coming throughout the whole land of Egypt. Then seven years of famine will arise after them, and all the abundance in the land of Egypt will be forgotten. The famine will consume the land.read more.
Abundance in the land will not be known because of the famine {that follows}, for it will be very heavy.

Lamentations 3:17-20

My life has been removed from peace, I have forgotten goodness. And I have said, "My glory is ruined, my expectation from Yahweh." Remember my misery and bitterness, the wormwood and venom!read more.
Surely my soul remembers and bows down within me.

Job 19:13-15

"He has removed my kinsfolk from me, and my acquaintances have only turned aside from me. My relatives have failed, and my close friends have forgotten me. The sojourners in my house and my slave women count me as a stranger; I have become a foreigner in their eyes.

Psalm 31:11-12

Because of all my adversaries I have become a disgrace, especially to my neighbors, and a dread to my acquaintances. [Those who] see me in the street flee from me. I have become forgotten like [one] dead, out of {mind}. I am like a destroyed vessel.

Judges 2:10-13

Moreover, that entire generation was gathered to their ancestors, and another generation grew up after them who did not know Yahweh or the work he had done for Israel. The {Israelites} did evil in the eyes of Yahweh, and {they served} the Baals. They abandoned Yahweh the God of their ancestors, who brought them out from the land of Egypt. They {followed} other gods from the gods of the people who [were] around them; and they bowed down to them, and they provoked the anger of Yahweh.read more.
They abandoned Yahweh, and they served Baal and the Ashtaroth.

1 Samuel 12:9-10

But they forgot Yahweh their God, so he sold them into the hand of Sisera, commander of the hosts of Hazor, and into the hand of [the] Philistines, and into the hand of the king of Moab, and they fought against them. So they cried out to Yahweh and said, 'We have sinned, because we have forsaken Yahweh and have served the Baals and the Ashtoreths. But now deliver us from the hand of our enemies and we will serve you!'

Psalm 78:11-20

They also forgot his deeds, and his wonders that he had shown them. In front of their ancestors he did a wonder, in the land of Egypt, [in] the region of Zoan. He split the sea and caused them to go over, and he caused waters to stand like a heap.read more.
And he led them with the cloud by day, and all night with a fiery light. He caused rocks to split in the wilderness and provided drink abundantly as [from the] depths. And he brought streams out of [the] rock and caused water to flow down like rivers. But they sinned still further against him by rebelling [against the] Most High in the desert. And they tested God in their heart [by] asking food {for their craving}. And they spoke against God. They said, "Is God able to prepare a table in the wilderness? Yes, he struck [the] rock and water flowed and streams gushed out, [but] can he also give food or provide meat for his people?"

Judges 8:33-34

And it happened, as soon as Gideon died, the {Israelites} returned and prostituted [themselves] after the Baals, and they made for themselves Baal-Berith as god. The {Israelites} did not remember Yahweh their God, who had delivered them from the hand of their enemies from all around,

Nehemiah 9:16-17

"But they and our ancestors acted arrogantly and stiffened their neck and did not listen to your commandments. They refused to listen and did not remember your wonders that you did among them. They stiffened their neck and in their rebellion {determined} to return to their slavery. But you are a God of forgiveness, gracious and compassionate, {slow to anger}, abundant in loyal love, so you did not abandon them.

Psalm 106:7-13

Our ancestors in Egypt did not understand your wonderful works. They did not remember your many acts of loyal love, and [so] they rebelled by [the] sea at {the Red Sea}. Yet he saved them for the sake of his name, to make known his might. So he rebuked {the Red Sea}, and it dried up, and he led them through the deep as [through] a desert.read more.
Thus he saved them from [the] hand of [the] hater and redeemed them from [the] hand of [the] enemy. But waters covered their adversaries; not one of them survived. Then they believed his words; they sang his praise. They quickly forgot his works; they did not wait for his counsel.

Psalm 50:22

Now consider this, you who forget God, lest I tear [you] apart, and there [will be] none to deliver.

1 Samuel 12:9

But they forgot Yahweh their God, so he sold them into the hand of Sisera, commander of the hosts of Hazor, and into the hand of [the] Philistines, and into the hand of the king of Moab, and they fought against them.

Isaiah 17:10-11

For you have forgotten the God of your salvation, and you have not remembered the rock of your refuge; therefore you plant plants of pleasantness, and you {plant} a vine of a foreigner. On your planting day you make [them] grow, and in the morning [of] your sowing you bring [them] into bloom, [yet] the harvest will flee in a day [of] sickness and incurable pain.

2 Samuel 12:9

Why have you despised the word of Yahweh by doing evil in his eyes? Uriah the Hittite you have struck down with the sword, and his wife you have taken to yourself as wife! You have killed him with the sword of the {Ammonites}!

Psalm 106:13-15

They quickly forgot his works; they did not wait for his counsel. And they {craved intensely} in the wilderness, and tested God in [the] desert. So he gave to them their request, but he sent leanness into their souls.

Jeremiah 3:21

"A voice [is] heard on [the] barren heights, the weeping of the pleas for mercy of the children of Israel, because they have perverted their way, they have forgotten Yahweh their God.

Deuteronomy 8:19-20

And it will happen [that] if you indeed forget Yahweh your God and you go after other gods and you serve them and you bow down before them, I warn you today that you will surely perish. As [with] the nations that Yahweh [is] destroying {before you}, so you shall perish because you would not obey the voice of Yahweh your God.

Isaiah 65:11-12

But you {who forsake} Yahweh, forgetting {my holy mountain}, who set a table for Fortune, and who {pour out} a jug of mixed wine for Destiny, and I will remit you to the sword, and all of you shall bow down to the slaughter, because I called, but you did not answer; I spoke, but you did not listen, but you did the evil in my eyes, and you chose that in which I do not delight."

Hosea 8:14

Israel has forgotten his maker and built palaces, and Judah has multiplied fortified cities; but I will send fire on his cities and it will devour her strongholds.

Deuteronomy 6:12

then take care for yourself, so that you [do] not forget Yahweh, who brought you out from the land of Egypt from the house of slavery.

Deuteronomy 4:9

"However, {take care} for yourself and watch your inner self closely, so that you do not forget the things that your eyes have seen, so that they do not slip from your mind all the days of your life; and you shall make them known to your children and to {your grandchildren}.

Deuteronomy 8:10-14

And you will eat, and {you will be satisfied}, and you will bless Yahweh your God because [of] the good land that he has given to you. "Take care for yourself so that you not forget Yahweh your God [by] not keeping his commandments and his regulations and his statutes that I [am] commanding you {today}, lest [when] you have eaten and you are satisfied and you have built good houses and you live [in them],read more.
and your herds and your flocks have multiplied, and {you have accumulated silver and gold}, and all that {you have} has multiplied, then your heart {becomes proud} and you forget Yahweh your God, {the one who brought you out} from the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery,

2 Kings 17:35-38

Yahweh had {made} a covenant with them and commanded them, "You shall not fear other gods, nor shall you bow down to them, nor shall you serve them, nor shall you sacrifice to them. Rather, Yahweh, who brought you out from the land of Egypt with great strength and with an outstretched arm--him you shall fear, and to him you shall bow down, and to him you shall sacrifice. The statutes, the decisions, the law, and the commands that he wrote to you, you shall observe to do always, and you shall not fear other gods.read more.
The covenant that I have {made} with you, you shall not forget, and you shall not fear other gods.

Psalm 42:9-10

I say to God, my rock, "Why have you forgotten me? Why must I walk about mourning because of [the] oppression of [the] enemy?" [As] with a shattering in my bones my oppressors taunt me, while they say to me {all day}, "Where [is] your God?"

Psalm 44:23-24

Wake up! Why do you sleep, O Lord? Awake! Do not reject forever. Why do you hide your face? [Have] you forgotten our misery and our oppression?

Mark 15:34

And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?" (which is translated, "My God, my God, {why} have you forsaken me?")

Isaiah 44:21

"Remember these things, Jacob, and Israel, for you [are] my servant: I formed you; you [are] my servant; Israel, you will not be forgotten by me!

Isaiah 49:15-16

Can a woman forget her suckling, [refrain] from having compassion on the child of her womb? Indeed, these may forget, but I, I will not forget you! Look, I have inscribed you on the palms of [my] hands; your walls [are] continually before me.

Philippians 3:13-15

Brothers, I do not consider myself to have laid hold of [it]. But [I do] one [thing], forgetting the things behind and straining toward the things ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Therefore as many as [are] perfect, {let us hold this opinion}, and if you think anything differently, God will reveal this also to you.

Psalm 78:40-42

How often they rebelled against him in the wilderness and vexed him in [the] wasteland! So they again tested God and distressed the Holy One of Israel. And they did not remember his {power} {when} he redeemed them from the enemy,

Micah 7:19

{He will again have compassion} on us; he will trample our iniquities. And you will hurl all their sins in the depths of the sea.

Psalm 88:11-13

Is your loyal love told in the grave, [or] your faithfulness in the underworld? Are your wonders known in the darkness, [or] your righteousness in [the] land of forgetfulness? But as for me, I cry for help to you, O Yahweh, and in the morning my prayer comes before you.

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Forgetting » The reward for forgetting the lord

Isaiah 65:11-15

But you {who forsake} Yahweh, forgetting {my holy mountain}, who set a table for Fortune, and who {pour out} a jug of mixed wine for Destiny, and I will remit you to the sword, and all of you shall bow down to the slaughter, because I called, but you did not answer; I spoke, but you did not listen, but you did the evil in my eyes, and you chose that in which I do not delight." Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Look! My servants shall eat but you, you shall be hungry. Look! My servants shall drink but you, you shall be thirsty. Look! My servants shall rejoice but you, you shall be ashamed. read more.
Look! My servants shall shout {for joy}, but you, you shall cry out {for pain} and howl {for sadness}. And you shall leave your name to my chosen ones as a curse, and the Lord Yahweh will kill you, and he will {give} his servants another name.

Hosea 4:6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from acting as a priest for me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.

Jeremiah 18:13-17

"Therefore thus says Yahweh, 'Please ask among the nations, "Who has heard {the like of this}?" The virgin of Israel has done something very horrible. Does the snow of Lebanon leave from [the] crags of Sirion? Or are [the] cold waters flowing from distant mountains dried up? But my people have forgotten me. They make smoke offerings to the idols, and they caused them to stumble in their ways, [the] ancient ways, to go [into] {bypaths}, not [one that] is built up. read more.
To make their land a horror, [an object of] whistling for eternity. All [who] pass by it will be appalled, and he will shake his head. Like the wind from the east I will scatter them {before} [the] enemy. I will show them [my] back and not [my] face in the day of their disaster.'"

Deuteronomy 8:19-20

And it will happen [that] if you indeed forget Yahweh your God and you go after other gods and you serve them and you bow down before them, I warn you today that you will surely perish. As [with] the nations that Yahweh [is] destroying {before you}, so you shall perish because you would not obey the voice of Yahweh your God.

Deuteronomy 32:17-24

They sacrificed to the demons, not God, [to] gods whom they had not known, new [gods] [who] came from recent times; {their ancestors had not known them}. [The] rock who bore you, you neglected, and you forgot God, [the one] giving you birth. Then Yahweh saw, and he spurned [them], because of the provocation of his sons and his daughters. read more.
So he said, 'I will hide my face from them; I will see what [will be] their end, for they [are] a generation of perversity, {children in whom there is no faithfulness}. They annoyed me with [what is] not a god; they provoked me with their idols. So I will make them jealous with [those] not a people, with a foolish nation I will provoke them. For a fire was kindled by my anger, and it burned {up to the depths of Sheol}, and it devoured [the] earth and its produce, and it set afire the foundation of [the] mountains. I will heap disasters upon them; my arrows I will spend on them. [They will become] weakened by famine, and consumed by plague and bitter pestilence; and the teeth of wild animals I will send against them, with [the] poison of [the] creeping [things] in [the] dust;

Forgetting » What the lord will forget

Micah 7:18-20

Who [is] a God like you, forgiving sin and passing over rebellion for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, for he delights in loyal love. {He will again have compassion} on us; he will trample our iniquities. And you will hurl all their sins in the depths of the sea. You will show faithfulness to Jacob, and loyal love to Abraham, as you have sworn to our ancestors from the days of old.

Hebrews 8:10-12

For this [is] the covenant that I will decree with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I am putting my laws in their minds and I will write them on their hearts, and I will be {their} God and they will be {my} people. And they will not teach each one his fellow citizen and each one his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest. For I will be merciful toward their wrongdoings, and I will not remember their sins [any] longer."

Isaiah 38:16-17

Lord, they live by them, and the life of my spirit belongs to all among them. And restore me to health and keep me alive! Look! Bitterness was bitter to me for peace. And you were the one who loved my life from [the] pit of destruction, for you have cast all my sins behind your back.

Isaiah 43:16-25

Thus says Yahweh, who {makes} a way in the sea and a path in [the] mighty waters, who brings out chariot and horse, army and mighty one. Together they lie down; they cannot rise. They are extinguished, quenched like wick. "You must not remember [the] former things, and you not must consider [the] former things. read more.
Look! I [am] about to do a new thing! Now it sprouts! Do you not perceive it? Indeed, I will {make} a way in the wilderness, rivers in [the] desert. The animals of the field will honor me, jackals and daughters of [the] ostrich, for I give water in the wilderness, rivers in [the] desert, to give a drink [to] my chosen people, this people whom I formed for myself, so they might {make known} my praise. But you did not call me, Jacob; for you have become weary of me, Israel. You have not brought me your sheep for a burnt offering nor honored me [with] your sacrifice. I have not made you serve with offerings, nor have I made you weary with frankincense. You have not bought me spice reed with money or satisfied me [with] the fat of sacrifices. But you have burdened me with your sins; you have made me weary with your iniquities. I, I am the one who blots out your transgressions for my sake, and I will not remember your sins.

Jeremiah 31:33-34

"But this [is] the covenant that I will {make} with the house of Israel after those days," {declares} Yahweh: "I will put my law in their inward parts and on their hearts I will write it, and I will be to them God, and they themselves will be to me people. And they will no longer teach each one his neighbor, or each one his brother, {saying}, 'Know Yahweh,' for all of them will know me, from their {smallest} and up to their {greatest}," {declares} Yahweh, "for I will forgive their iniquity and their sin I will no longer remember."

More verses: Hebrews 10:16-18

Forgetting » Those that forget the lord

Isaiah 65:11-15

But you {who forsake} Yahweh, forgetting {my holy mountain}, who set a table for Fortune, and who {pour out} a jug of mixed wine for Destiny, and I will remit you to the sword, and all of you shall bow down to the slaughter, because I called, but you did not answer; I spoke, but you did not listen, but you did the evil in my eyes, and you chose that in which I do not delight." Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Look! My servants shall eat but you, you shall be hungry. Look! My servants shall drink but you, you shall be thirsty. Look! My servants shall rejoice but you, you shall be ashamed. read more.
Look! My servants shall shout {for joy}, but you, you shall cry out {for pain} and howl {for sadness}. And you shall leave your name to my chosen ones as a curse, and the Lord Yahweh will kill you, and he will {give} his servants another name.

Job 8:11-18

Can papyrus grow tall where [there is] not a marsh? Will reeds flourish without water? While it [is] in its flower [and] is not plucked, yet it withers {before} all grass. So [are] the paths of all who forget God; and [the] hope of [the] godless will perish, read more.
whose confidence is cut off and {whose trust} [is] a spider's house. He will lean himself against his house, but it will not stand; he will take hold of it, but it will not endure. He [is] {thriving} {before} the sun, and his plant shoots spread over his garden. His roots twine over a stone heap; he sees a house of stone. If he destroys him from his place, then it deceives him, [saying], 'I have never seen you.'

Psalm 50:16-22

But to the wicked God says, "What [right] have you to recite my statutes and {mention my covenant with your mouth}, while you yourself hate discipline, and cast my words behind you? When you see a thief, then you are pleased with him, and your association [is] with adulterers. read more.
You give your mouth free rein for evil, and you harness your tongue to deceit. You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your mother's son. These [things] you have done, and I have been silent; You imagined that I was just like you. I will rebuke you and present [an argument] before your eyes. Now consider this, you who forget God, lest I tear [you] apart, and there [will be] none to deliver.

Jeremiah 50:5-6

They will ask [the] way [to] Zion, [turning] their faces there. They will come and join themselves to Yahweh [by] {an everlasting covenant} [that] will not be forgotten. My people have become lost sheep, their shepherds have caused them to go astray. They led them away [to the] mountains. From mountain to hill they have gone, they have forgotten their resting place.

Forgetting » What shall be forgotten

Isaiah 65:11-17

But you {who forsake} Yahweh, forgetting {my holy mountain}, who set a table for Fortune, and who {pour out} a jug of mixed wine for Destiny, and I will remit you to the sword, and all of you shall bow down to the slaughter, because I called, but you did not answer; I spoke, but you did not listen, but you did the evil in my eyes, and you chose that in which I do not delight." Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Look! My servants shall eat but you, you shall be hungry. Look! My servants shall drink but you, you shall be thirsty. Look! My servants shall rejoice but you, you shall be ashamed. read more.
Look! My servants shall shout {for joy}, but you, you shall cry out {for pain} and howl {for sadness}. And you shall leave your name to my chosen ones as a curse, and the Lord Yahweh will kill you, and he will {give} his servants another name. Whoever blesses himself in the land shall bless himself by the God of trustworthiness, and the one who swears an oath in the land shall swear by the God of trustworthiness, because the former troubles are forgotten, and they are hidden from my eyes. For look! I [am] about to create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered, and they shall not {come to mind}.

Forgetting » Who shall be forgotten

Job 24:13-20

"Those are among [the ones] rebelling [against the] light; they do not recognize his ways, and they do not stay in his paths. {At dusk} the murderer rises; he kills [the] needy and [the] poor, and in the night he is like a thief. And [the] eye of [the] adulterer waits for dusk, saying, {'No eye will see me,'} and he places a covering [on his] face. read more.
He digs through houses in the darkness; by day they shut themselves in-- they do not know [the] light because morning likewise is to them deep darkness; indeed, they know about [the] terrors of deep darkness. "He himself [is] swift on [the] water's surface; their portion is cursed in the land. {No one turns toward the path of their vineyards}. Drought and heat snatch away [the] snow waters, [like] Sheol [snatches away] those [who have] sinned. [The] womb forgets him. [The] maggot feasts on him [until] he is no longer remembered, and wickedness is broken like a tree.

Forgetting » The nations that forget God

Psalm 9:17

[The] wicked shall turn back to Sheol, all [the] nations forgetting God,

Topics on Forgetting

Forgetting God

5;4;9

"However, {take care} for yourself and watch your inner self closely, so that you do not forget the things that your eyes have seen, so that they do not slip from your mind all the days of your life; and you shall make them known to your children and to {your grandchildren}.

Forgetting People

1;40;23

But the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.

Forgetting Things

1;27;45

until the anger of your brother turns from you and he has forgotten what you have done to him. Then I will send and bring you from there. Why should I lose the two of you in one day?"

God Forgetting

19;10;11

He says in his heart, "God has forgotten. He has hidden his face. He never sees."

Not Forgetting

5;31;21

{And then} many disasters and troubles will come upon them, and this song will give evidence before them as a witness, because it will not be forgotten from [out of] the mouth of their descendants, for I know their inclination that they [are] having {today} before I have brought them into the land that I swore."