Bible verses about "backsliding" | JuliaSmith

Jeremiah 24:7

7 And I gave to them a heart to know me, that I am Jehovah: and they were to me for a people, and I will be to them for God: for they shall turn back to me with all their heart

Hosea 14:1

1 Turn back, O Israel, even to Jehovah thy God, for thou wert weak in thine iniquity.

Hosea 14:4

4 I will heal their turning away, I loved them largely: for mine anger turned away from him.

Luke 9:62

62 And Jesus said to him, No one putting his hand upon the plough, and looking back, is adapted to the kingdom of God.

2 Peter 2:20-22

20 For if having escaped the pollutions of the world by the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and again entangling with these, they be conquered, the last things have been to them worse than the first. 21 For it was better for them not to have known the way of justice, than, having known, to turn back from the holy command delivererd to them. 22 And that of the true proverb has happened to them, The dog having turned back to his own vomit; and the sow having been washed to the rolling of the mire.

Revelation 2:1-4:11

1 To the messenger of the Ephesian church write: Thus says he holding the seven stars in his right hand, he walking about in the midst of the seven golden chandeliers; 2 I know thy works, and thy fatigue, and thy patience, and that thou canst not bear the wicked: and thou bast tried them saying they are sent, and are not, and thou Last found them liars: 3 And thou hast borne, and thou hast patience, and for my name hast thou been wearied, and thou hast not been broken by toil. 4 But I have against thee, for thou hest let go thy first love. 5 Therefore remember whence thou hest fallen, and repent, and do the first works; and if not, I come to thee quickly, and I will move the chandelier out of its place, except thou repent. 6 But this hast thou, that thou dost hate the works of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate. 7 He having ears, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches; To him conquering I will give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the pleasure garden of God. 8 And to the messenger of the church of the Smyrnians write; Thus says the first and the last, who was dead and he lived; 9 I know thy works, and pressure, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and the blasphemy of them saying themselves to be Jews, and are not, but the synagogue of the adversary. 10 Neither be afraid of what things thou art about to suffer: behold, the accuser is about to cast of you into prison, that ye might be tried; and ye shall have pressure ten days: be thou faithful until death, and I will give thee the crown of life. 11 He having ears, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches; He conquering should not be injured by the second death. 12 And to the messenger to the calling out in Pergamos write: Thus says he having the sharp two-mouthed sword; 13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, where the throne of Satan: and thou holdest my name, and hast not denied my faith, and in the days in which Antipas my faithful witness, who was slain with you, where Satan dwells. 14 But I have a few things against thee, for thou hast there them holding the teaching of Balsam, who taught Balac to cast a stumbling-block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit fornication. 15 So also hast thou them holding the teaching of the Nicolaitanes, which I hate. 16 Repent; and if not, I come to thee swiftly, and will wage war with them with the sword of my mouth. 17 He having ears, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches; To him conquering will I give to eat from the hidden manna, and I will give him a white small stone, and upon the small stone a new name written, which none knew except he receiving. 18 And to the messenger of the church among the Thyatirians write; Thus says the Son of God, having his eyes as a flame of fire, and his feet like the brass of Lebanon; 19 I know thy works, and love, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last more than the first. 20 But I have a few things against thee, for thou sufferest the woman Jezebel, calling herself a prophetess, to teach and to lead my servants astray to commit fornication, and to eat things offered to idols. 21 And I gave her time that she might repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them committing adultery with her into great pressure, except they repent of their works. 23 And her children will I kill in death; and all the churches shall know that I am he searching the reins and hearts: and I will give to you each according to our works. 24 And say to you, and to the rest among the Thyatirians, as many as have not this teaching, and who know not the burden of Satan, as they say; I will cast no other burden upon you. 25 But what ye have, hold ye until I come. 26 And he conquering, and keeping my works till the end, I will give him power over the nations: 27 And he will rule them with an iron rod; as vessels of earthen ware shall they be rubbed together: as I also have received of my Father. 28 And I will give him the morning star. 29 He having ears, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

Revelation 3:1-4:11

1 And to the messenger of the church in Sardis write: Thus says he having the seven spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead: 2 Be watching, and make firm the remaining things, which are about to die: For I have not found thy works perfected before God. 3 Remember therefore how thou hast received, and heard, and do thou, and repent. If therefore thou watch not, I will come upon thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I shall come upon thee. 4 Thou hast a few names also in Sardis which stained not their garments; and they shall walk about with me in white things: for they are worthy. 5 He conquering, the same shall be surrounded in white garments; and I will not wipe out his name from the book of life, but I will acknowledge his name before my Father, and before his messengers. 6 He having ears, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. 7 And to the messenger of the church in Philadelphia write; Thus says the holy, the true, he having the key of David, he opening, and no one shuts; and he shuts, and no one opens; 8 I know thy works: behold, I have given before thee an open door, and none can shut it, for thou hast a little power, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. 9 Behold, I give of the synagogue of Satan, of them saying themselves to be Jews, and are not, but they lie; behold, I will make them that they come and worship before thy feet, and they should know that I have loved thee. 10 For thou didst keep the word of my patience, and I will keep thee from the hour of temptation, about to come upon the whole habitable globe, to try them dwelling upon the earth. 11 Behold, I come swiftly: hold what thou hast, that none take thy crown. 12 He conquering, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God, and without shall he no more come forth: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down from heaven from my God: and my new name. 13 He having ears, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. 14 And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; Thus says the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; 15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor boiling: I would thou shouldest be cold or boiling. 16 For so thou art tepid, and neither cold nor boiling, I am about to vomit thee out of my month. 17 For thou sayest, That I am rich, and have abounded, and have need of nothing; and thou knowest not that thou art wretched, and pitiable, and poor, and blind, and naked; 18 I counsel thee to buy gold of me refined by fire, that thou mightest be rich; and white garments, that thou mightest be surrounded, and that the shame of thy nakedness might not be made manifest; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve that thou mightest see. 19 I, if as many as I love, I rebuke and correct: be emulous therefore, and repent. 20 Behold, I stand before the door, and knock: and if any hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 21 He conquering, will I give to him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered, and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22 He having ears, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

Revelation 4:1-11

1 After these things I saw, and, behold, a door opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard as of a trumpet speaking with me; saying, Come up here, and I will show thee what things must be after these. 2 And instantly I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sitting upon the throne. 3 And he sitting was like the vision to a jasper stone and a sardine; and a rainbow round about the throne, like the vision to an emerald. 4 And round about the throne twenty-four thrones; and sitting upon the thrones I saw twenty-four elders, surrounded with white garments; and they had golden crowns upon their heads. 5 And from the throne go forth lightnings, and thunders, and voices: and seven torches of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. 6 And before the throne a sea of glass like crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, four living creatures full of eyes before and behind. 7 And the first living creature like a lion, and the second living creature like a calf, and the third living creature having the face as a man, and the fourth living creature like a spreading eagle. 8 And the four living creatures, one by itself, had six wings together round about; and within full of eyes; and they have no rest day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God, the Omnipotent Ruler, who was, and who being, and who coming. 9 And when the living creatures shall give glory and honour and thanks to him sitting on the throne, and to him living forever and ever, 10 The twenty-four elders will fall before him sitting on the throne, and will worship him living forever and ever, and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying, 11 Worthy art thou, O Lord, to receive glory, and honour, and power; for thou didst create all things, and by thy will they are, and they were created.

Ephesians 2:8-9

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and this not of you: the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any one should boast.

Proverbs 24:16

16 For the just one shall fall seven times, and rise: and the unjust shall be weak in evil

Proverbs 14:14

14 He drawing back the heart shall be filled from his ways: and a good man from above him.

Jeremiah 3:22

22 Turn back, ye sons turning away; I will heal your turnings-away. Behold, we came to thee; for thou Jehovah our God.

Jeremiah 8:5

5 Wherefore did this people of Jerusalem turn away a continual turning away? they laid hold upon deceit; they refused to turn back.

Jeremiah 14:7

7 If our iniquities answered against us, O Jehovah, do for sake of thy name: for our turnings back were many; we sinned against thee.

2 Corinthians 13:5

5 Try yourselves, if ye are in the faith; prove yourselves. Or know ye not yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you, unless ye are not tried?

Jeremiah 3:12

12 Go and call these words to the north, and say, Turn back, O Israel, turning away, says Jehovah; I will not cause my face to fall upon you: for I am merciful, says Jehovah, I will not guard forever.

1 John 1:9

9 If we acknowledge our sins, he is faithful and just that he let go sins to us, and cleanse us from all injustice.

Hebrews 6:4-6

4 For impossible for them once enlightened, and having tasted of the heavenly gift, and having partaken of the Holy Spirit, 5 And tasted of the good word of God, and powers of the life about to be, 6 And having fallen, again to renew to repentance; crucifying to themselves the Son of God, and exposing to ignominy.

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