'Profane' in the Bible
If you make an altar of stone for me, you must not build it of cut stones, because if you strike it with your chisel, you will profane it.
and so as to make a distinction between the holy and the profane, and between the unclean and the clean,
And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.
And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.
Do not profane thy daughter, to give her up to whoredom; lest the land practise whoredom, and the land become full of infamy.
And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.
But he shall not defile himself, being a chief man among his people, to profane himself.
They shall be holy unto their God, and not profane the name of their God: for the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and the bread of their God, they do offer: therefore they shall be holy.
They shall not take a wife that is a whore, or profane; neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband: for he is holy unto his God.
And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, she profaneth her father: she shall be burnt with fire.
Neither shall he go out of the sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary of his God; for the crown of the anointing oil of his God is upon him: I am the LORD.
A widow, or a divorced woman, or profane, or an harlot, these shall he not take: but he shall take a virgin of his own people to wife.
Neither shall he profane his seed among his people: for I the LORD do sanctify him.
Only he shall not go in unto the vail, nor come nigh unto the altar, because he hath a blemish; that he profane not my sanctuaries: for I the LORD do sanctify them.
Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, that they separate themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel, and that they profane not my holy name in those things which they hallow unto me: I am the LORD.
They shall therefore keep mine ordinance, lest they bear sin for it, and die therefore, if they profane it: I the LORD do sanctify them.
And they shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, which they offer unto the LORD;
Neither shall ye profane my holy name; but I will be hallowed among the children of Israel: I am the LORD which hallow you,
You won't sin by offering the best of it, and you are not to profane the sacred things of the Israelis, so that you won't die."
If a man makes a vow to the Lord or swears an oath to bind himself with a pledge [of abstinence], he shall not break (violate, profane) his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.
And ye profane not the land which ye are in, for blood profaneth the land; as to the land, it is not pardoned for blood which is shed in it except by the blood of him who sheddeth it;
Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said unto them, What evil thing is this that ye do, and profane the sabbath day?
So are the paths of all forgetting God, And the hope of the profane doth perish,
Also -- He is to me for salvation, For the profane cometh not before Him.
For the company of the profane is gloomy, And fire hath consumed tents of bribery.
Astonished are the upright at this, And the innocent against the profane Stirreth himself up.
That the singing of the wicked is short, And the joy of the profane for a moment,
For what is the hope of the profane, When He doth cut off? When God doth cast off his soul?
From the reigning of a profane man, From the snares of a people;
And the profane in heart set the face, They cry not when He hath bound them.
With profane ones, mockers in feasts, Gnashing against me their teeth.
if they profane my statutes; and do not keep my commands,
I profane not My covenant, And that which is going forth from My lips I change not.
The wounds of a friend mean well, but the kisses of an enemy are profane.
That I not be full and deny You and say, “Who is the Lord?”Or that I not be in want and steal,And profane the name of my God.
Therefore, over its young men the Lord rejoiceth not, And its orphans, and its widows He pitieth not, For every one is profane, and an evil doer, And every mouth is speaking folly. With all this not turned back hath His anger, And still His hand is stretched out.
Against a profane nation I send him, And concerning a people of My wrath I charge him, To spoil spoil, and to seize prey, And to make it a treading-place as the clay of out places.
Jehovah of hosts hath purposed it, to profane the pride of all glory, to bring to nought all the honourable of the earth.
For the fool speaks nonsense,And his heart (mind) plans wickedness:To practice ungodliness and to speak error concerning the Lord,To keep the craving of the hungry unsatisfiedAnd to deprive the thirsty of drink.
Afraid in Zion have been sinners, Seized hath trembling the profane: Who doth dwell for us -- consuming fire, Who doth dwell for us -- burnings of the age?
Therefore I will profane the princes of the sanctuary; and I will make Jacob a curse, and Israel a reviling.
“Blessed (happy, fortunate) is the man who does this,And the son of man who takes hold of it,Who keeps the Sabbath without profaning it,And keeps his hand from doing any evil.”
“Also the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord,To minister to Him, and to love the name of the Lord,To be His servants, everyone who keeps the Sabbath without profaning itAnd holds fast to My covenant [by conscientious obedience];
For both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in my house have I found their wickedness, saith the LORD.
I will hand these things overto foreigners as plunderand to the wicked of the earth as spoil,and they will profane them.
I will turn My face from the wickedas they profane My treasured place.Violent men will enter it and profane it.
You profane Me in front of My people for handfuls of barley and scraps of bread; you kill those who should not die and spare those who should not live, when you lie to My people, who listen to lies.
And now, you house of Israel, this is what the Lord GOD says, "Go ahead and serve your idols, both now and later, but later you'll listen to me, and you won't profane my sacred name again by your offerings and idols.
And thou, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come, when iniquity shall have an end,
While they offer false visionsand lying divinations about you,the time has come to put youto the necks of the profane wicked ones;the day has comefor your punishment.
You despise My holy things and profane My Sabbaths.
You will profane yourself in the sight of the nations, and you will know that I am the Lord.”’”
Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.
For when they had slain their children to their idols, then they came the same day into my sanctuary to profane it; and, lo, thus have they done in the midst of mine house.
Speak unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will profane my sanctuary, the excellency of your strength, the desire of your eyes, and that which your soul pitieth; and your sons and your daughters whom ye have left shall fall by the sword.
By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
Nevertheless, when they arrived in those nations, they continued to profane my holy name. It was said about them, "These are the LORD's people, even though they've left his land.'
“I will make My holy name known in the midst of My people Israel, and I will not let them profane My holy name anymore; and the nations will know that I am the Lord, the Holy One of Israel.
He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about, five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a separation between the sanctuary and the profane place.
He said to me: "Son of man, this is the place of my throne and the place for the soles of my feet, where I will live among the people of Israel forever. The house of Israel will no longer profane my holy name, neither they nor their kings, by their spiritual prostitution or by the pillars of their kings set up when they die.
You kept on bringing in foreigners, those who were uncircumcised in heart and flesh, to profane my sanctuary by being inside my Temple, and by doing so you've emptied my covenant, all the while offering my food the fat and the blood in addition to all of the other loathsome things you've done.
And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
And the five thousand, that are left in the breadth over against the five and twenty thousand, shall be a profane place for the city, for dwelling, and for suburbs: and the city shall be in the midst thereof.
And forces shall stand on his part, and they shall profane the sanctuary, the fortress, and shall take away the continual sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.
I prescribed great things from my Law for them, but they considered them profane.
That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and turn aside the way of the meek: and a man and his father will go in unto the same maid, to profane my holy name:
Her prophets are reckless—treacherous men.Her priests profane the sanctuary;they do violence to instruction.
But ye profane it, in that ye say, The table of the Lord is polluted; and the fruit thereof, his food, is contemptible.
Do we not have one father? Has not one God created us? Why does each of us act deceitfully, each man against his own brother, to profane the covenant of our ancestors?
Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?
And the voice came to him a second time, “What God has cleansed and pronounced clean, no longer consider common (unholy).”
But the voice from heaven answered a second time, ‘What God has cleansed and pronounced clean, no longer consider common (unholy).’
Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, and would have judged according to our law.
that each of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor [being available for God’s purpose and separated from things profane],
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you through and through [that is, separate you from profane and vulgar things, make you pure and whole and undamaged—consecrated to Him—set apart for His purpose]; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept complete and [be found] blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.
O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:
But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
for men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, evil speakers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, profane,
How much worse punishment do you think one will deserve who has trampled on the Son of God, regarded as profane the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and insulted the Spirit of grace?
Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
For certain people have crept in unnoticed [just as if they were sneaking in by a side door]. They are ungodly persons whose condemnation was predicted long ago, for they distort the grace of our God into decadence and immoral freedom [viewing it as an opportunity to do whatever they want], and deny and disown our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
Nothing profane will ever enter it: no one who does what is vile or false, but only those written in the Lamb’s book of life.
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