'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.'"
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."
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."
"You are not to eat anything containing blood, engage in occult practices, or practice fortune telling.
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.
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,
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."
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.
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.
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?
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.
Boastful ones will not stand before you; you hate all those who practice wickedness.
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.
Save me from those who practice evil; deliver me from bloodthirsty men.
Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked, from the mob of those who practice evil,
Though the wicked sprout like grass; and all who practice iniquity flourish, it is they who will be eternally destroyed.
Who will rise up for me against the wicked? Who will stand for me against those who practice iniquity?
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; sound understanding belongs to those who practice it. Praise of God endures forever.
who practice no evil while they walk in his ways.
Leave me, you who practice evil, that I may observe the commands of my God.
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.
Administering justice brings joy to the righteous, but terror to those who practice iniquity.
Don't be anxious about those who practice evil, and don't be envious of the wicked.
Just as no human being has control over the wind to restrain it, so also no human being has control over the day of his death. Just as no one is discharged during war, so wickedness will not release those who practice it.
Learn to practice what is good; seek justice, alleviate oppression, defend orphans in court, and plead the widow's case.
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.
but rather, truly change your ways and your deeds. If you truly practice justice between each person and his neighbor,
"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.
you'll no longer see false visions or again practice divination, because I'm going to deliver my people from your power. Then you'll know that I am the LORD."'"
"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.
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!
"""My servant King David will be there for them, and one shepherd will be appointed for them. They will live according to my decrees, keep my regulations, and practice them.
"This is what the Lord GOD says, "Enough of you, you regent princes of Israel! Abandon your violence and destruction. Practice what is just and right instead! Stop confiscating property from my people!' declares the Lord GOD.
And speaking of evil, they practice it eagerly with both hands! Both leader and judge demand a bribe, the famous confess their perverted desires, and they scheme together.
The survivors of Israel will not practice lawlessness nor tell lies, nor will a deceitful message be found in their mouths, because they will eat and rest, with no one to cause fear."
"The coming day is certainly going to burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and all who practice evil will be stubble the coming day will set them on fire," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, "so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.
"Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of people in order to be noticed by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
Then I will tell them plainly, "I never knew you. Get away from me, you who practice evil!'"
"Therefore, everyone who listens to these messages of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on a rock.
"Everyone who keeps on hearing these messages of mine and never puts them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.
The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather from his kingdom everything that causes others to sin and those who practice lawlessness
But he will tell you, "I don't know where you come from. Get away from me, all you who practice evil!'
If you understand these things, how blessed you are if you put them into practice!
They made it their practice to sell their possessions and goods and to distribute the proceeds to anyone who was in need.
and are advocating customs that we're not allowed to accept or practice as Romans."
Although they know God's just requirement that those who practice such things deserve to die they not only do these things but even applaud others who practice them.
Therefore, you have no excuse every one of you who judges. For when you pass judgment on another person, you condemn yourself, since you, the judge, practice the very same things.
So when you, a mere man, pass judgment on those who practice these things and then do them yourself, do you think you will escape God's judgment?
but wrath and fury for those who in their selfish pride refuse to believe the truth and practice wickedness instead.
I don't understand what I am doing. For I don't practice what I want to do, but instead do what I hate.
Now if I practice what I don't want to do, I am admitting that the Law is good.
Instead, you yourselves practice doing wrong and cheating others, and brothers at that!
envy, murder, drunkenness, wild partying, and things like that. I am telling you now, as I have told you in the past, that people who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Practice carrying each other's burdens. In this way you will fulfill the law of the Messiah.
So then, whenever we have the opportunity, let's practice doing good to everyone, especially to the family of faith.
Since they have lost all sense of shame, they have abandoned themselves to sensuality and practice every kind of sexual perversion without restraint.
But solid food is for mature people, whose minds are trained by practice to distinguish good from evil.
This is how God's children and the Devil's children are distinguished. No person who fails to practice righteousness and to love his brother is from God.
But I have a few things against you: You have there some who hold to the teaching of Balaam, the one who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the people of Israel so that they would eat food sacrificed to idols and practice immorality.
But I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet and who teaches and leads my servants to practice immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols.
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