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49 Bible Verses about ignorance

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Acts 3:17

And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, just as your rulers did also.

Psalm 73:22

then I was brutish and ignorant. With you I was [like] the beasts.

2 Peter 2:12

But these persons, like irrational animals born [only with] natural [instincts] for capture and killing, blaspheming {about things} they do not understand, in their destruction will also be destroyed,

Proverbs 9:13

A woman of foolishness is loud, simple, and does not know {it}.

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.

2 Peter 3:16

as [he does] also in all his letters, speaking in them about these [things], in which there are some [things] hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable distort to their own destruction, as [they] also [do] the rest of the scriptures.

Acts 17:23

For [as I] was passing through and observing carefully your objects of worship, I even found an altar on which was inscribed, 'To an unknown God.' Therefore what you worship without knowing [it], this I proclaim to you--

2 Corinthians 1:8

For we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, concerning our affliction that happened in the [province of] Asia, that we were burdened to an extraordinary degree, beyond [our] strength, so that we were in despair even of living.

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,

Romans 11:25

For I do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, of this mystery, so that you will not be wise {in your own sight}, that a partial hardening has happened to Israel, until the full number of the Gentiles has come in,

Hebrews 5:2

being able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and led astray, since he himself also is surrounded by weakness,

Mark 12:24

Jesus said to them, "Are you not deceived because of this, [because you] do not know the scriptures or the power of God?

1 Corinthians 14:38

But if anyone ignores [this], he is ignored.

Job 34:35

'Job speaks without knowledge, and his words [are] without insight.

1 John 2:21

I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it, and because every lie is not of the truth.

Numbers 15:22

" 'But if you go astray and you do not follow all these commandments that Yahweh commanded to Moses,

Ezekiel 45:20

And so you shall do on the seventh [day] in the month for anyone doing wrong inadvertently or due to ignorance, and [so] you must make atonement for the temple.

Proverbs 30:2

Certainly I [am more] stupid than a man, and the understanding of humankind [is] not for me.

1 Corinthians 10:1

For I do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud and all went through the sea,

Hebrews 9:7

but only the high priest [enters] into the second [tent] once a year, not without blood, which he offers on behalf of himself and the [sins] of the people committed in ignorance.

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Childhood » Marks of » Ignorance

Hebrews 5:12

For indeed, [although you] ought to be teachers {by this time}, you have need of someone to teach you again the beginning elements of the oracles of God, and {you have need of} 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 do not know the one who sent me.

Acts 17:23

For [as I] was passing through and observing carefully your objects of worship, I even found an altar on which was inscribed, 'To an unknown God.' Therefore what you worship without knowing [it], this I proclaim to you--

Jeremiah 8:7

Even [the] stork in heaven knows its appointed time, and [the] turtledove, and [the] swallow, and [the] song bird, they observe the time of their coming. But my people do not know the ordinance of Yahweh.

Jeremiah 9:3

And they bend their tongue [like] their bow, [for] falsehood and not truth is superior in the land, for they go forth from evil to evil, and they do not know me," {declares} Yahweh.

Ignorance » Spiritual » General references to

Amos 3:10

"They do not know [how] to do right," {declares Yahweh}, "those who store up violence and destruction in their citadel fortresses."

Micah 4:12

But they do not know the thoughts of Yahweh, and they do not understand his plan, that he has gathered them as sheaves to his threshing floor.

Ignorance » Man's » Concerning Christ

John 1:26

John answered them, saying, "I baptize with water. In your midst stands [one] whom you do not know--

John 4:10

Jesus answered and said to her, "If you had known the gift of God and who it is who says to you, 'Give me [water] to drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water."

John 8:19

So they were saying to him, "Where is your father?" Jesus replied, "You know neither me nor my Father! If you had known me, you would have known my Father also."

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

Acts 13:27

For those who live in Jerusalem and their rulers, [because they] did not recognize this one, and the voices of the prophets that are read on every Sabbath, fulfilled [them] [by] condemning [him].

Matthew 12:3

So he said to them, "Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and those with him,

More verses: John 20:9

Ignorance » Of God's word » Wilful

Matthew 13:15

For the heart of this people has become dull, and with their ears they hear with difficulty, and they have shut their eyes, so that they would not see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and turn, and I would heal them."

Job 21:14

And they say to God, 'Turn away from us, for we do not desire to know your ways.

Zechariah 7:11-12

But they refused to listen, and turned a stubborn shoulder and {stopped their ears from listening}. {They made their hearts adamant} in order not to hear the law and the words that Yahweh of hosts had sent by his spirit through the former prophets; [therefore] great wrath came from Yahweh of hosts.

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,

Ignorance » Of God's word » Sins of

Luke 12:48

But the one who did not know and did [things] deserving blows {will be given a light beating}. And from everyone to whom much has been given, much will be demanded, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will ask him [for] even more.

Leviticus 4:2

"Speak to the {Israelites}, saying, 'If a person sins by an unintentional wrong from any of Yahweh's commands that should not be {violated}, and he {violates} {any of them}--

Leviticus 5:17

"If a person when he sins {violates} one from all of Yahweh's commands that should not {be violated}, but he did not know, then he is guilty and he shall bear his guilt.

Acts 3:17

And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, just as your rulers did also.

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

Mark 10:39

And they said to him, "We are able." So Jesus said to them, "You will drink the cup that I drink, and you will be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with,

Ignorance » Of self » It retains sin in the heart

John 9:41

Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would not have sin. But now you say, 'We see,' your sin remains.

Ignorance » Man's » Brevity of life limits knowledge

Psalm 73:22

then I was brutish and ignorant. With you I was [like] the beasts.

Job 8:9

for we [are of] yesterday, and we do not know, for our days on earth [are] a shadow.

Ignorance » Man's » Coming evils unforeseen

Ecclesiastes 9:12

For man does not know his time. Just as fish are caught in a cruel net and like birds who are seized in a snare, so also {humans} are ensnared at a cruel time when it falls suddenly upon them.

Ignorance » Man's » Life mysterious

Ecclesiastes 11:5

Just as you do not know how the path of the wind [goes], nor how the bones [of a fetus] form in a mother's womb, so you do not 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 would form a god and cast an image of [which] he cannot profit?

Ignorance » Instances of punishment of sins of » Pharaoh

Genesis 12:11-17

And it happened [that] as he drew near to enter into Egypt, he said to Sarai his wife, "Look now, I know that you are a woman beautiful of appearance, and it shall happen [that], if the Egyptians see you, then they will say, 'This [is] his wife,' then they will kill me but let you live. Please say you are my sister so that it will go well for me on your account. {Then I will live} on account of you." read more.
And it happened [that] as Abram came into Egypt, the Egyptians saw the woman, that she [was] very beautiful. And the officials of Pharaoh saw her, and they praised her [beauty] to Pharaoh. And the woman was taken to the house of Pharaoh. And he dealt well with Abram on account of her, and he had sheep, cattle, male donkeys, male servants, female servants, female donkeys, and camels. Then Yahweh afflicted Pharaoh and his household with severe plagues on account of the matter of Sarai the wife of Abram.

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

Hosea 7:9

Foreigners devour his strength, and he does not know [it]; {mold} is also sprinkled upon him, and he does not know [it].

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

then I was brutish and ignorant. With you I was [like] the beasts.

Job 8:9

for we [are of] yesterday, and we do not know, for our days on earth [are] a shadow.

Man's » Ignorance » Coming evils unforeseen

Ecclesiastes 9:12

For man does not know his time. Just as fish are caught in a cruel net and like birds who are seized in a snare, so also {humans} are ensnared at a cruel time when it falls suddenly upon them.

Man's » Ignorance » Life mysterious

Ecclesiastes 11:5

Just as you do not know how the path of the wind [goes], nor how the bones [of a fetus] form in a mother's womb, so you do not 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

For indeed, [although you] ought to be teachers {by this time}, you have need of someone to teach you again the beginning elements of the oracles of God, and {you have need of} milk, not solid food.

Sinners » Sin » Jews » Ignorance

Spiritual » Ignorance » General references to

Amos 3:10

"They do not know [how] to do right," {declares Yahweh}, "those who store up violence and destruction in their citadel fortresses."

Micah 4:12

But they do not know the thoughts of Yahweh, and they do not understand his plan, that he has gathered them as sheaves to his threshing floor.

Topics on Ignorance

Dangers Of Ignorance

20;19;2

Also, a life without knowledge is not good, and he who moves quickly with [his] feet {misses the mark}.

Human Ignorance

18;38;1-7

Then Yahweh answered Job from the storm, and he said,

Ignorance Of Christ’s Return

41;13;35

Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming--whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or early in the morning--

Ignorance Of Evil

3;5;17

"If a person when he sins {violates} one from all of Yahweh's commands that should not {be violated}, but he did not know, then he is guilty and he shall bear his guilt.

Ignorance of God

44;17;30

Therefore [although] God has overlooked the times of ignorance, he now commands all people everywhere to repent,

Ignorance Towards God, Examples Of

2;5;2

And Pharaoh said, "Who is Yahweh that I should listen to his voice to release Israel? I do not know Yahweh, and also I will not release Israel."

Ignorance Towards God, Leads To

40;22;29

But Jesus answered [and] said to them, "You are mistaken, [because] you do not know the scriptures or the power of God!

Ignorance Towards God, Shown By

43;8;19

So they were saying to him, "Where is your father?" Jesus replied, "You know neither me nor my Father! If you had known me, you would have known my Father also."

Ignorance, Of Christ

43;1;10

He was in the world, and the world came into being through him, and the world did not recognize him.

Ignorance, Of God

45;1;18-20

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all impiety and unrighteousness of people, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,

Spiritual Ignorance

46;12;1

Now concerning spiritual [gifts], brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant.

Wilful Ignorance

61;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,