'Practice' in the Bible
“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 Yahweh your God.
“You are not to eat anything with blood in it. You are not to practice divination or sorcery.
“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.”
“You are to hold a sacred assembly on the tenth day of this seventh month and practice self-denial; you must not do any work.
You must not do the same to the Lord your God, because they practice every detestable thing, which the Lord hates, for their gods. 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,
‘Anyone who does not put the words of this law into practice is cursed.’And all the people will say, ‘Amen!’
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.
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.
How happy are those who uphold justice,who practice righteousness at all times.
This is my practice:I obey Your precepts.
Turn to me and be gracious to me,as is Your practice toward those who love Your name.
Justice executed is a joy to the righteousbut a terror to those who practice iniquity.
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.
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 Yahweh.”
Didn’t you walk in their ways and do their detestable practices? It was only a short time before you behaved more corruptly than they did.
I am Yahweh your God. Follow My statutes, keep My ordinances, and practice them.
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.
when I heal Israel,the sins of Ephraim and the crimes of Samariawill be exposed.For they practice fraud;a thief breaks in;a raiding party pillages outside.
Her leaders issue rulings for a bribe,her priests teach for payment,and her prophets practice divination for money.Yet they lean on the Lord, saying,“Isn’t the Lord among us?No disaster will overtake us.”
“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of people, to be seen by them. Otherwise, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
Therefore do whatever they tell you, and observe it. But don’t do what they do, because they don’t practice what they teach.
and are promoting customs that are not legal for us as Romans to adopt or practice.”
Although they know full well God’s just sentence—that those who practice such things deserve to die—they not only do them, but even applaud others who practice them.
For I do not understand what I am doing, because I do not practice what I want to do, but I do what I hate.
For I do not do the good that I want to do, but I practice the evil that I do not want to do.
envy, drunkenness, carousing, and anything similar. I tell you about these things in advance—as I told you before—that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
They became callous and gave themselves over to promiscuity for the practice of every kind of impurity with a desire for more and more.
Practice these things; be committed to them, so that your progress may be evident to all.
But if any widow has children or grandchildren, they must learn to practice godliness toward their own family first and to repay their parents, for this pleases God.