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Theasaurus: Ignorance

49 Bible Verses about ignorance

Most Relevant Verses

1 Corinthians 15:34

Come to your senses and stop sinning, for some people are ignorant about God. I say this to your shame.

Acts 3:17

“And now, brothers, I know that you did it in ignorance, just as your leaders also did.

Psalm 73:22

I was stupid and didn’t understand;
I was an unthinking animal toward You.

2 Peter 2:12

But these people, like irrational animals—creatures of instinct born to be caught and destroyed—speak blasphemies about things they don’t understand, and in their destruction they too will be destroyed,

Proverbs 9:13

The woman Folly is rowdy;
she is gullible and knows nothing.

1 Corinthians 12:1

Now concerning what comes from the Spirit: brothers, I do not want you to be unaware.

Hosea 4:6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Because you have rejected knowledge,
I will reject you from serving as My priest.
Since you have forgotten the law of your God,
I will also forget your sons.

2 Peter 3:16

He speaks about these things in all his letters in which there are some matters that are hard to understand. The untaught and unstable twist them to their own destruction, as they also do with the rest of the Scriptures.

Acts 17:23

For as I was passing through and observing the objects of your worship, I even found an altar on which was inscribed:TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore, what you worship in ignorance, this I proclaim to you.

2 Corinthians 1:8

For we don’t want you to be unaware, brothers, of our affliction that took place in Asia: we were completely overwhelmed—beyond our strength—so that we even despaired of life.

2 Peter 3:5

They willfully ignore this: Long ago the heavens and the earth were brought about from water and through water by the word of God.

Romans 11:25

So that you will not be conceited, brothers, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery: A partial hardening has come to Israel until the full number of the Gentiles has come in.

Hebrews 5:2

He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray, since he is also subject to weakness.

Romans 10:3

Because they disregarded the righteousness from God and attempted to establish their own righteousness, they have not submitted themselves to God’s righteousness.

1 Corinthians 14:38

But if anyone ignores this, he will be ignored.

Job 34:35

“Job speaks without knowledge;
his words are without insight.”

1 John 2:21

I have not written to you because you don’t know the truth, but because you do know it, and because no lie comes from the truth.

Numbers 15:22

“When you sin unintentionally and do not obey all these commands that the Lord spoke to Moses—

Ezekiel 45:20

You must do the same thing on the seventh day of the month for everyone who sins unintentionally or through ignorance. In this way you will make atonement for the temple.

Proverbs 30:2

I am more stupid than any other man,
and I lack man’s ability to understand.

1 Corinthians 10:1

Now I want you to know, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, all passed through the sea,

Hebrews 9:7

But the high priest alone enters the second room, and he does that only once a year, and never without blood, which he offers for himself and for the sins of the people committed in ignorance.

From Thematic Bible


Childhood » Marks of » Ignorance

Hebrews 5:12

Although by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the basic principles of God’s revelation again. You need milk, not solid food.

Ignorance » Man's » Of God

John 15:21

But they will do all these things to you on account of My name, because they don’t know the One who sent Me.

Acts 17:23

For as I was passing through and observing the objects of your worship, I even found an altar on which was inscribed:TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore, what you worship in ignorance, this I proclaim to you.

Jeremiah 8:7

Even the stork in the sky
knows her seasons.
The turtledove, swallow, and crane
are aware of their migration,
but My people do not know
the requirements of the Lord.

Jeremiah 9:3

They bent their tongues like their bows;
lies and not faithfulness prevail in the land,
for they proceed from one evil to another,
and they do not take Me into account.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Ignorance » Spiritual » General references to

Amos 3:10

The people are incapable of doing right
this is the Lord’s declaration—
those who store up violence and destruction
in their citadels.

Micah 4:12

But they do not know the Lord’s intentions
or understand His plan,
that He has gathered them
like sheaves to the threshing floor.

Ignorance » Man's » Concerning Christ

John 1:26

“I baptize with water,” John answered them. “Someone stands among you, but you don’t know Him.

John 8:19

Then they asked Him, “Where is Your Father?”“You know neither Me nor My Father,” Jesus answered. “If you knew Me, you would also know My Father.”

Ignorance » Of God's word » Of the word, perilous

Acts 13:27

For the residents of Jerusalem and their rulers, since they did not recognize Him or the voices of the prophets that are read every Sabbath, have fulfilled their words by condemning Him.

Matthew 12:3

He said to them, “Haven’t you read what David did when he and those who were with him were hungry—

More verses: John 20:9

Ignorance » Of God's word » Wilful

Matthew 13:15

For this people’s heart has grown callous;
their ears are hard of hearing,
and they have shut their eyes;
otherwise they might see with their eyes
and hear with their ears,
understand with their hearts
and turn back—
and I would cure them.

Job 21:14

Yet they say to God: “Leave us alone!
We don’t want to know Your ways.

Zechariah 7:11-12

But they refused to pay attention and turned a stubborn shoulder; they closed their ears so they could not hear. They made their hearts like a rock so as not to obey the law or the words that the Lord of Hosts had sent by His Spirit through the earlier prophets. Therefore great anger came from the Lord of Hosts.

2 Peter 3:5

They willfully ignore this: Long ago the heavens and the earth were brought about from water and through water by the word of God.

Ignorance » Of God's word » Sins of

Luke 12:48

But the one who did not know and did things deserving of blows will be beaten lightly. Much will be required of everyone who has been given much. And even more will be expected of the one who has been entrusted with more.

Leviticus 4:2

“Tell the Israelites: When someone sins unintentionally against any of the Lord’s commands and does anything prohibited by them—

Leviticus 5:17

“If someone sins and without knowing it violates any of the Lord’s commands concerning anything prohibited, he bears the consequences of his guilt.

Acts 3:17

“And now, brothers, I know that you did it in ignorance, just as your leaders also did.

Ignorance » Of self » It manifests itself in self-confidence

Mark 10:39

“We are able,” they told Him.Jesus said to them, “You will drink the cup I drink, and you will be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with.

Ignorance » Of self » It retains sin in the heart

John 9:41

“If you were blind,” Jesus told them, “you wouldn’t have sin.But now that you say, ‘We see’—your sin remains.

Ignorance » Man's » Brevity of life limits knowledge

Psalm 73:22

I was stupid and didn’t understand;
I was an unthinking animal toward You.

Job 8:9

since we were born only yesterday and know nothing.
Our days on earth are but a shadow.

Ignorance » Man's » Coming evils unforeseen

Ignorance » Man's » Life mysterious

Ecclesiastes 11:5

Just as you don’t know the path of the wind,
or how bones develop in the womb of a pregnant woman,
so you don’t know the work of God who makes everything.

Ignorance » Man's » The future hidden

Ignorance » Of self » It is associated with self-righteousness

Ignorance » Of self » It alienates from God

Ignorance » Of self » It misleads, fetters and deceives men

Isaiah 44:10

Who makes a god or casts a metal image
for no profit?

Ignorance » Instances of punishment of sins of » Pharaoh

Genesis 12:11-17

When he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, "Look, I know what a beautiful woman you are. When the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife.' They will kill me but let you live. Please say you're my sister so it will go well for me because of you, and my life will be spared on your account." read more.
When Abram entered Egypt, the Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful. Pharaoh's officials saw her and praised her to Pharaoh, so the woman was taken to Pharaoh's house. He treated Abram well because of her, and Abram acquired flocks and herds, male and female donkeys, male and female slaves, and camels. But the Lord struck Pharaoh and his house with severe plagues because of Abram's wife Sarai.

Ignorance » Of self » It results in unconscious deterioration of men

Hosea 7:9

Foreigners consume his strength,
but he does not notice.
Even his hair is streaked with gray,
but he does not notice.

Ignorance » Man's » Nature and grace full of mysteries

Ignorance » Instances of punishment of sins of » Abimelech

Man's » Ignorance » Brevity of life limits knowledge

Psalm 73:22

I was stupid and didn’t understand;
I was an unthinking animal toward You.

Job 8:9

since we were born only yesterday and know nothing.
Our days on earth are but a shadow.

Man's » Ignorance » Coming evils unforeseen

Man's » Ignorance » Life mysterious

Ecclesiastes 11:5

Just as you don’t know the path of the wind,
or how bones develop in the womb of a pregnant woman,
so you don’t know the work of God who makes everything.

Man's » Ignorance » The future hidden

Man's » Ignorance » Nature and grace full of mysteries

Marks » Of childhood » Ignorance

Hebrews 5:12

Although by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the basic principles of God’s revelation again. You need milk, not solid food.

Sinners » Sin » Jews » Ignorance

Spiritual » Ignorance » General references to

Amos 3:10

The people are incapable of doing right
this is the Lord’s declaration—
those who store up violence and destruction
in their citadels.

Micah 4:12

But they do not know the Lord’s intentions
or understand His plan,
that He has gathered them
like sheaves to the threshing floor.

Topics on Ignorance

Dangers Of Ignorance

20;19;2

Even zeal is not good without knowledge,
and the one who acts hastily sins.

Human Ignorance

18;38;1-7

Then the Lord answered Job from the whirlwind. He said:

Ignorance Of Christ’s Return

41;13;35

Therefore be alert, since you don’t know when the master of the house is coming—whether in the evening or at midnight or at the crowing of the rooster or early in the morning.

Ignorance Of Evil

3;5;17

“If someone sins and without knowing it violates any of the Lord’s commands concerning anything prohibited, he bears the consequences of his guilt.

Ignorance of God

44;17;30

“Therefore, having overlooked the times of ignorance, God now commands all people everywhere to repent,

Ignorance Towards God, Examples Of

2;5;2

But Pharaoh responded, “Who is Yahweh that I should obey Him by letting Israel go? I do not know anything about Yahweh, and besides, I will not let Israel go.”

Ignorance Towards God, Leads To

40;22;29

Jesus answered them, “You are deceived, because you don’t know the Scriptures or the power of God.

Ignorance Towards God, Shown By

43;8;19

Then they asked Him, “Where is Your Father?”“You know neither Me nor My Father,” Jesus answered. “If you knew Me, you would also know My Father.”

Ignorance, Of Christ

43;1;10

He was in the world,
and the world was created through Him,
yet the world did not recognize Him.

Ignorance, Of God

45;1;18-20

For God’s wrath is revealed from heaven against all godlessness and unrighteousness of people who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth,

Spiritual Ignorance

46;12;1

Now concerning what comes from the Spirit: brothers, I do not want you to be unaware.

Wilful Ignorance

61;3;5

They willfully ignore this: Long ago the heavens and the earth were brought about from water and through water by the word of God.

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