195 occurrences in 9 translations

'Practice' in the Bible

But Laban responded, "It's not the practice of our place to give the younger one in marriage before the firstborn.

Don't you have the cup that my master uses to drink from and also uses to practice divination? You're wrong to have done this.'"

Joseph said to them, "What is this deed that you have done? Do you not know that such a man as I can indeed practice divination?"

He took the Book of the Covenant and read it to the people. They said, "We will put into practice and obey everything that the LORD has decreed."

"This is to be a permanent statute for you: In the seventh month, on the tenth [day] of the month you are to practice self-denial and do no work, both the native and the foreigner who resides among you.

It is a Sabbath of complete rest for you, and you must practice self-denial; it is a permanent statute.

You are to practice My ordinances and you are to keep My statutes by following them; I am the Lord your God.

But you ([neither] the native nor the alien who is dwelling in your midst) shall keep my statutes and my regulations, and you shall not {practice} any of these detestable things

Therefore, keep my injunctions so that you won't practice these detestable things that have been done before you, and so that you won't be defiled in them. I am the LORD."

Do not profane your daughter by making her a prostitute, so that the land does not practice prostitution and become full of lewdness.

Observe all my statutes and all my ordinances in order to practice them. I am the LORD."

You are not to bring to the LORD an animal that has been emasculated, crushed, torn, or cut apart. You are not to practice this in your land.

"The tenth [day] of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. You are to hold a sacred assembly and practice self-denial; you are to present a fire offering to the Lord.

If any person does not practice self-denial on this particular day, he must be cut off from his people.

It will be a Sabbath of complete rest for you, and you must practice self-denial. You are to observe your Sabbath from the evening of the ninth [day] of the month until the [following] evening."

When Balaam noticed that the LORD was pleased that Balaam was blessing Israel, he didn't behave as he had time after time before, that is, to practice divination. Instead, he turned with his face to the wilderness,

You must not do the same to the Lord your God, because they practice for their gods every detestable thing the Lord hates. They even burn their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods.

No one among you is to make his son or daughter pass through the fire, practice divination, tell fortunes, interpret omens, practice sorcery,

because those nations that you are about to dispossess listen to those who practice witchcraft and divination. But the LORD does not allow you to act this way."

'Cursed is anyone who does not put the words of this law into practice.' And all the people will say, 'Amen!'

David answered, "Against the Negev of Judah, against the Negev of the Jerahmeelites, and against the Negev of the Kenites." David did not leave a man or woman alive to bring to Gath. He told himself, "Otherwise, they'll say, "This is what David is doing, and this has been his practice all the time he has lived in Philistine territory.'"

This practice became so sinful that the LORD decided to erase Jeroboam's dynasty, thus eliminating it from the face of the earth.

They even maintained male shrine prostitutes throughout the land, and imitated every detestable practice that the nations practiced whom the LORD had expelled in front of the Israelis.

It can be truly said that no one else sold himself to practice what the LORD considered to be evil quite like the way Ahab did, because his wife Jezebel incited him.

Ahaz was 20 years old when he became king, and he ruled in Jerusalem for sixteen years. He did not practice what the LORD considered to be right, as had his ancestor David.

and they served idols, a practice that the LORD had warned them, "You are not to do this."

They rejected the LORD's statutes, the covenant that he had made with their ancestors, and his warnings that he gave them. They pursued meaninglessness and became meaningless themselves as they followed the lifestyles of the nations that surrounded them, a practice that the LORD had warned them not to do.

They passed their sons and daughters through fire, practiced divination, cast spells, and sold themselves to practice what the LORD considered to be evil, thereby provoking him.

because they would not obey the voice of the LORD their God. Instead, they transgressed his covenant, including everything that Moses, the servant of the LORD, had commanded, by neither listening nor putting what he had commanded into practice.

But they would not listen. Manasseh led them astray to practice more evil than the nations whom the LORD had destroyed in the presence of the Israelis.

Ahaz was 20 years old when he began to reign, and he reigned 16 years in Jerusalem, but he did not practice what the LORD considered to be right, as his ancestor David had done.

This is how Manasseh deceived Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to practice more evil than the nations whom the LORD had eliminated in front of the Israelis.

For Ezra had set his heart to study the law of the LORD and to practice it, and to teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel.

Whoever refuses to practice the law of your God and the law of the king is to see judgment executed quickly, whether to death, banishment, confiscation of goods, or imprisonment.

Now when these things had been completed, the leaders approached me and said, "The people of Israel, the priests, and the Levites have not separated themselves from the local residents who practice detestable things similar to those of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites.

should we violate your commandments by intermarrying with the nations who practice these abominations? Would you not be angry with us until you had consumed us, with not even a remnant surviving to escape?

Even I and my relatives and my associates are lending them money and grain. But let us abandon this practice of seizing collateral!

So the Jews agreed to continue the practice they had begun, as Mordecai had written them to do.

Whenever a round of banqueting was over, Job would send [for his children] and purify them, rising early in the morning to offer burnt offerings for all of them. For Job thought: Perhaps my children have sinned, having cursed God in their hearts. This was Job's regular practice.

Surely God won't reject those who are blameless or hold hands with those who practice evil.

if not calamity that is due the unjust, and misfortune that is due those who practice iniquity?

traffics in those who practice evil, and walks with wicked people?

"Therefore you men of understanding, listen to me! Far be it for God to practice wickedness, or the Almighty to do what is wrong,

Truly, God doesn't practice wickedness, and the Almighty doesn't pervert justice.

There's no such thing as darkness to him not even deep darkness that can conceal those who practice evil.

Oh, how Job needs to be given a full court trial, as a rebuke to those who practice evil,

"They cry out there, but he doesn't answer because of the arrogance of those who practice evil.

Get away from me, all of you who practice evil, for the LORD has heard the sound of my weeping.

For dogs have surrounded me; a gang of those who practice of evil has encircled me. They gouged my hands and my feet.

I hate the company of those who practice evil, nor do I sit with the wicked.

When those who practice evil, my enemies, and my oppressors come near me to devour my flesh, they stumble and fall.

Do not drag me away with the wicked, with those who practice iniquity, who speak peace to their neighbors while harboring evil in their hearts.

No, you practice injustice in your hearts; with your hands you weigh out violence in the land.

Deliver me from those who practice sin, and save me from men of bloodshed.

Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked, from the mob of those who practice evil,

Who will rise up for me against the wicked? Who will stand for me against those who practice iniquity?

who practice no evil while they walk in his ways.

Turn to me and be gracious to me, as is [Your] practice toward those who love Your name.

But for those who choose their own devious paths, the LORD will lead them away, along with those who practice evil. Peace be upon Israel. A Song of Ascents

Don't let my heart turn toward evil or involve itself in wicked activities with men who practice iniquity. Let me not feast on their delicacies.

Protect me from the trap laid for me and from the snares of those who practice evil.

so you may carefully practice discretion and your lips preserve knowledge.

To the upright, the way of the LORD is a place of safety, but it's a place of ruin to those who practice evil.

Justice executed is a joy to the righteous but a terror to those who practice iniquity.

Don't be anxious about those who practice evil, and don't be envious of the wicked.

Surely, the practice of extortion turns a wise person into a fool, and a bribe destroys the mind.

No one has authority over the wind to restrain it, and there is no authority over the day of death; there is no furlough in battle, and wickedness will not allow those who practice it to escape.

For you will be ashamed [of the folly and degradation] of the oak or terebinth trees in which you found [idolatrous] pleasure, and you will blush with shame for the [idolatrous worship which you practice in the passion-inflaming] gardens which you have chosen.

For you have forsaken your people, the house of Jacob, because they are filled from the east, with those who practice divination like the Philistines, and they clasp hands with the children of foreigners.

you will not be united with them in burial, for you have destroyed your land, you have slain your people. People will never mention the descendants of those who practice evil again!

Yet he is also wise and can bring disaster; he does not take back his words, but will rise up against the house of those who practice evil and against anyone who assists people who work iniquity.

For a fool speaks nonsense, And his heart inclines toward wickedness: To practice ungodliness and to speak error against the LORD, To keep the hungry person unsatisfied And to withhold drink from the thirsty.

you who practice ritual sex under the oaks and every green tree, who slaughter children near the streams under the rocky overhangs.

"That is because, from the least important to the most important of them, all of them are greedy for dishonest gain. Prophets and priests alike, all of them practice deceit.

but rather, truly change your ways and your deeds. If you truly practice justice between each person and his neighbor,

So I will give their wives to other men and their fields to new owners. For from the least important to the most important of them, all of them are greedy for dishonest gain. Prophets and priests alike, all practice deceit.

"I spoke to you in your prosperity; But you said, 'I will not listen!' This has been your practice from your youth, That you have not obeyed My voice.

They built places of worship for the god Baal in the Valley of Ben Hinnom so that they could sacrifice their sons and daughters to the god Molech. Such a disgusting practice was not something I commanded them to do! It never even entered my mind to command them to do such a thing! So Judah is certainly liable for punishment.'

"When a righteous man abandons his righteousness to practice unrighteousness, I'll set a stumbling block before him. He'll die. If you don't warn him, he'll die in his sin and the righteous deeds that he had practiced won't be remembered, but you'll be held responsible for his death.

so they may follow My statutes, keep My ordinances, and practice them. Then they will be My people, and I will be their God.

therefore you will no longer see false visions or practice divination. I will deliver My people from your hands. Then you will know that I am the Lord."

Didn't you walk in their ways and practice their abominations? It was only a short time before you behaved more corruptly than they did.

I am the Lord your God. Follow My statutes, keep My ordinances, and practice them.

"But they rebelled against me. They didn't live according to my statutes, observe my ordinances, or practice them, by which a person will live. They also kept profaning my Sabbaths. So I said that I was going to pour out my anger on them and in my anger I'm going to bring about a complete end to them in the wilderness.

For they did not practice My ordinances but rejected My statutes and profaned My Sabbaths, and their eyes were fixed on their fathers' idols.

For the king of Babylon stands at the split in the road, at the fork of the two roads, to practice divination: he shakes the arrows, consults the idols, and observes the liver.

I'll cause obscene conduct to stop throughout the land, because all the women will be admonished not to practice their obscene conduct.

"This is what the Lord GOD says: "Because Edom has made it their practice to seek extraordinary vengeance against Judah's citizens, and by doing so has incurred extraordinary guilt by taking revenge against them,'

"This is what the Lord GOD says: "Because Philistia has made it their practice to carry out retribution, accompanied by extraordinary malice in their personal vendettas vendettas that spring from their everlasting hostility

As far as they are concerned, you sing romantic songs with a beautiful voice and play a musical instrument well. They'll listen to what you have to say, but they won't put it into practice!

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