Bible verses about "pagans" | MSTC

Deuteronomy 12:1-32

1 These are the ordinances and laws which ye shall observe to do in the land which the LORD God of thy fathers giveth thee to possess it, as long as ye live upon the earth. 2 See that ye destroy all places where the nations which ye conquer serve their gods, upon high mountains and on high hills and under every green tree. 3 Overthrow their altars and break their pillars and burn their groves with fire and hew down the images of their gods, and bring the names of them to nought out of that place. 4 See ye do not so unto the LORD your God; 5 but ye shall enquire the place which the LORD your God shall have chosen out of all your tribes to put his name there and there to dwell. 6 And thither thou shalt come, and thither ye shall bring your burnt sacrifices and your offerings, your tithes and heave offerings of your hands, your vows and free will offerings and thy first born of your oxen and of your sheep. 7 And there ye shall eat before the LORD your God, and ye shall rejoice in all that ye lay your hands on, both ye and your households, because the LORD thy God hath blessed thee. 8 Ye shall do after nothing that we do here this day — every man what seemeth him good in his own eyes - 9 for ye are not yet come to rest nor unto the inheritance which the LORD your God giveth you. 10 But ye shall go over Jordan and dwell in the land which the LORD your God giveth you to inherit, and he shall give you rest from all your enemies round about: and ye shall dwell in safety. 11 Therefore, when the LORD your God hath chosen a place to make his name dwell there, thither ye shall bring all that I command you: your burnt sacrifices and your offerings, your tithes and the heave offerings of your hands and all your godly vows which ye vow unto the LORD. 12 And ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God, both ye, your sons and your daughters, your servants and your maids and the Levite that is within your gates for he hath neither part nor inheritance with you. 13 Take heed that thou offer not thy burnt offerings in whatsoever place thou seest: 14 but in the place which the LORD shall have chosen among one of thy tribes, there thou shalt offer thy burnt offerings and there thou shalt do all that I command thee. 15 Notwithstanding, thou mayest kill and eat flesh in all thy cities, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee both the unclean and the clean mayest thou eat, even as the roe and the hart: 16 only eat not the blood, but pour it upon the earth as water. 17 Thou mayest not eat within thy gates the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine and of thy oil, either the firstborn of thine oxen or of thy sheep, neither any of thy vows which thou vowest, nor thy freewill offerings or heave offerings of thine hands: 18 but thou must eat them before the LORD thy God, in the place which the LORD thy God hath chosen: both thou, thy son and thy daughter, thy servant and thy maid and the Levite that is within thy gates: and thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy God, in all that thou puttest thine hand to. 19 And beware that thou forsake not the Levite as long as thou livest upon the earth. 20 If, when the LORD thy God hath enlarged thy coasts as he hath promised thee, thou say, 'I will eat flesh, because thy soul longeth to eat flesh': then thou shalt eat flesh, whatsoever thy soul lusteth. 21 If the place which the LORD thy God hath chosen to put his name there be too far from thee, then thou mayest kill of thy oxen and of thy sheep which the LORD hath given thee as I have commanded thee, and thou mayest eat in thine own city whatsoever thy soul lusteth. 22 Neverthelater, as the roe and the hart is eaten, even so thou shalt eat it: the unclean and the clean indifferently thou shalt eat. 23 But be strong that thou eat not the blood. For the blood, that is the life: and thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh: 24 thou mayest not eat it, but must pour it upon the earth as water. 25 See thou eat it not, therefore, that it may go well with thee and with thy children after thee, when thou shalt have done that which is right in the sight of the LORD. 26 But thy holy things which thou hast, and thy vows, thou shalt take and go unto the place which the LORD hath chosen, 27 and thou shalt offer thy burnt offerings, both flesh and blood upon the altar of the LORD thy God, and the blood of thine offerings thou shalt pour out upon the altar of the LORD thy God, and shalt eat the flesh. 28 Take heed and hear all these words which I command thee that it may go well with thee and with thy children after thee forever, when thou doest that which is good and right in the sight of the LORD thy God. 29 When the LORD thy God hath destroyed the nations before thee, whither thou goest to conquer them, and when thou hast conquered them, and dwelt in their lands: 30 Beware that thou be not taken in a snare after them, after that they be destroyed before thee, and that thou ask not after their gods saying, 'How did these nations serve their gods, that I may do so likewise?' 31 Nay, thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for all abominations which the LORD hated did they unto their gods. For they burnt both their sons and their daughters with fire unto their gods. 32 But whatsoever I command you, that take heed ye do: and put nought thereto, nor take ought therefrom.

Matthew 5:47

47 And if ye be friendly to your brethren only, what singular thing do ye? Do not the Publicans likewise?

Leviticus 18:19-23

19 Thou shalt not go unto a woman to uncover her privity as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness. 20 "'Thou shalt not lie with thy neighbour's wife, to defile thyself with her. 21 Thou shalt not give of thy seed to offer it unto Moloch, that thou defile not the name of thy God, for I am the LORD. 22 "'Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind, for that is abomination. 23 Thou shalt lie with no manner of beast to defile thyself therewith, neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto, for that is abomination.

2 Kings 23:7

7 And he brake down the cells of the male whores that were in the house of the LORD, where the women wove little houses for the grove.

Acts 17:16-23

16 While Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was moved in him to see the city given to worshipping of images. 17 Then he disputed in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons; And in the market daily with them that came unto him. 18 Certain Philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoics, disputed with him. And some there were which said, "What will this babbler say?" Others said, "He seemeth to be a tidings-bringer of new devils," because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection. 19 And they took him, and brought him into Mars Street, saying, "May we not know what is this new doctrine whereof thou speakest? 20 For thou bringest strange tidings to our ears. We would know therefore what these things mean." 21 For all the Athenians and strangers which were there gave themselves to nothing else, but either to tell or to hear new tidings. 22 Paul stood in the midst of Mars Street and said, "Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. 23 For as I passed by and beheld the manner how ye worship your gods, I found an altar wherein was written, Unto the unknown God. Whom ye then ignorantly worship, him show I unto you:

Jeremiah 10:1-5

1 Hear the word of the LORD, that he speaketh unto thee, O thou house of Israel. 2 Thus sayeth the LORD, "Ye shall not learn after the manner of the Heathen, and ye shall not be afraid for the tokens of heaven: for the Heathen are afraid of such. 3 Yea all the customs and laws of the Gentiles are nothing but vanity. They hew down a tree in the wood with the hands of the workman, and fashion it with the axe; 4 they cover it over with gold or silver; they fasten it with nails and hammers, that it move not. 5 It standeth as stiff as the palm tree, it can neither speak nor go, but must be borne. Be not ye afraid of such, for they can do neither good nor evil."

2 Thessalonians 2:9

9 even him whose coming is by the working of Satan, with all lying power, signs, and wonders:

Leviticus 26:1-46

1 Ye shall make you no idols, nor graven image, neither rear you up any pillar, neither ye shall set up any image of stone in your land to bow yourselves thereto: for I am the LORD your God; 2 keep my Sabbaths and fear my sanctuary. For I am the LORD. 3 "'If ye shall walk in mine ordinances and keep my commandments and do them, 4 then I will send you rain in the right season and your land shall yield her increase and the trees of the field shall give their fruit. 5 And the threshing shall reach unto wine harvest, and the wine harvest shall reach unto sowing time, and ye shall eat your bread in plenteousness, and shall dwell in your land peaceably. 6 And I will send peace in your land, that ye shall sleep, and no man shall make you afraid. And I will rid evil beasts out of your land, and there shall no sword go throughout your land. 7 "'And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you upon the sword. 8 And five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight, and your enemies shall fall before you upon the sword. 9 And I will turn unto you and increase you and multiply you, and set up my covenant with you. 10 And ye shall eat old store, and cast out the old for plenteousness of the new. 11 I will make my dwelling place among you, and my soul shall not loathe you. 12 And I will walk among you and will be your God, and ye shall be my people. 13 For I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of the Egyptians, that ye should not be their bondmen, and I broke the bows of your yokes, and made you go upright. 14 "'But and if ye will not hearken unto me, nor will do all these my commandments, 15 or if ye shall despise mine ordinances, either if your souls refuse my laws, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but shall break mine covenant: 16 then I will do this again unto you: I will visit you with vexations, swelling, and fevers, that shall make your eyes dazzle; and with sorrows of heart. And ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. 17 And I will set my face against you and ye shall fall before your enemies, and they that hate you shall reign over you, and ye shall flee when no man followeth you. 18 "'And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then will I punish you seven times more for your sins, 19 and will break the pride of your strength. For I will make the heaven over you as hard as iron, and your land as hard as brass. 20 And so your labour shall be spent in vain. For your land shall not give her increase, neither the trees of the land shall give their fruits. 21 And if ye walk contrary unto me and will not hearken unto me, I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins. 22 I will send in wild beasts upon you, which shall rob you of your children and destroy your cattle, and make you so few in number that your highways shall grow unto a wilderness. 23 And if ye will not be learned yet for all this, but shall walk contrary unto me, 24 then will I also walk contrary unto you and will punish you yet seven times for your sins. 25 I will send a sword upon you, that shall avenge my covenant with you. And when ye are fled unto your cities, I will send the pestilence among you: ye shall be delivered into the hands of your enemies. 26 And when I have broken the staff of your bread: that ten wives shall bake your bread in one oven and men shall deliver you your bread again by weight, then shall ye eat and shall not be satisfied. 27 "'And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, but shall walk contrary unto me, 28 then I will walk contrary unto you also wrathfully, and will also chastise you seven times for your sins: 29 so that ye shall eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters. 30 And I will destroy your altars built upon high hills, and overthrow your images, and cast your carcasses upon the bodies of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you. 31 And I will make your cities desolate, and bring your sanctuaries unto nought, and will not smell the savours of your sweet odours. 32 "'And I will bring the land unto a wilderness: so that your enemies which dwell therein shall wonder at it. 33 And I will straw you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you, and your land shall be waste, and your cities desolate. 34 Then the land shall rejoice in her Sabbaths, as long as it lieth void and ye in your enemies' land: even then shall the land keep holy day and rejoice in her Sabbaths. 35 And as long as it lieth void it shall rest, for that it could not rest in your Sabbaths, when ye dwelt therein. 36 "'And upon them that are left alive of you, I will send a faintness into their hearts in the land of their enemies: so that the sound of a leaf that falleth, shall chase them and they shall flee as though they fled a sword, and shall fall no man following them. 37 And they shall fall one upon another, as it were before a sword even no man following them, and ye shall have no power to stand before your enemies: 38 And ye shall perish among the heathen, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up. 39 And they that are left of you, shall pine away in their unrighteousness, even in their enemies' land, and also in the misdeeds of their fathers shall they consume. 40 And they shall confess their misdeeds and the misdeeds of their fathers; in their trespasses which they have trespassed against me, and for that also that they have walked contrary unto me. 41 Therefore I also will walk contrary unto them, and will bring them into the land of their enemies. And then at the least way their uncircumcised hearts shall be tamed, and then they shall make an atonement for their misdeeds. 42 "'And I will remember my covenant with Jacob and my covenant with Isaac, and my covenant with Abraham, and will think on the land. 43 For the land shall be left of them and shall have pleasure in her Sabbaths, while she lieth waste without them, and they shall make an atonement for their misdeeds, because they despised my laws and their souls refused mine ordinances. 44 And yet, for all that; when they be in the land of their enemies, I will not so cast them away nor my soul shall not so abhor them, that I will utterly destroy them and break mine covenant with them: for I am the LORD their God. 45 I will therefore remember unto them the first covenant made when I brought them out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the heathen to be their God: for I am the LORD.'" 46 These are the ordinances, judgements, and laws which the LORD made between him and the children of Israel in mount Sinai by the hand of Moses.

Ezekiel 13:18

18 and say, 'Thus sayeth the LORD God: Woe be unto you, that sew pillows under all armholes, and bolsters under the heads both of young and old, to catch souls withal. For when ye have gotten the souls of my people in your captivity, ye promise them life,

Acts 8:9-13

9 And there was a certain man called Simon, which beforetime in the same city, used witchcraft and bewitched the people of Samaria, saying that he was a man that could do great things. 10 Whom they regarded, from the least to the greatest, saying, "This fellow is the great power of God." 11 And him they set much by, because of long time with sorcery he had mocked their wits. 12 But as soon as they believed Philip's preaching of the kingdom of God and of the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptised: both men and women. 13 Then Simon himself believed also, and was baptised. And continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were showed.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

9 Do ye not remember how that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived. For neither fornicators, neither worshippers of images, neither whoremongers, neither weaklings, neither abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 neither thieves, neither the covetous, neither drunkards, neither cursed speakers, neither extortioners shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were ye verily: but ye are washed, ye are sanctified, ye are justified by the name of the Lord Jesus: And by the spirit of our God.

Deuteronomy 18:9-12

9 When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, see that thou learn not to do after the abominations of these nations. 10 Let there not be found among you that maketh his son or his daughter go through fire, either a bruterer or a maker of dismal days, or that useth witchcraft, or a sorcerer, 11 or a charmer, or that speaketh with a spirit, or a soothsayer, or that asketh the advice of the dead. 12 For all that do such things are abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth cast them out before thee.

Exodus 20:1-26

1 And God spake all these words, and said, 2 "I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt and out of the house of bondage. 3 Thou shalt have none other gods in my sight. 4 "Thou shalt make thee no graven image, neither any similitude that is in heaven above, either in the earth beneath, or in the water that is beneath the earth. 5 See that thou neither bow thyself unto them neither serve them: for I, the LORD thy God, am a jealous God, and visit the sin of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me: 6 and yet show mercy unto thousands among them that love me and keep my commandments. 7 "Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. 8 "Remember the Sabbath day that thou sanctify it. 9 Six days mayest thou labour and do all that thou hast to do: 10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God, in it thou shalt do no manner work: neither thou nor thy son, nor thy daughter, neither thy manservant nor thy maidservant, neither thy cattle neither yet the stranger that is within thy gates. 11 For in six days the LORD made both heaven and earth and the sea and all that in them is and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it. 12 "Honour thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. 13 "Thou shalt not kill. 14 "Thou shalt not break wedlock. 15 "Thou shalt not steal. 16 "Thou shalt bear no false witness against thy neighbor. 17 "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house: neither shalt covet thy neighbor's wife, his manservant, his maid, his ox, his ass or ought that is his." 18 And all the people saw the thunder and the lightning and the noise of the horn, and how the mountain smoked. 19 And when the people saw it, they removed and stood afar off and said unto Moses, "Talk thou with us, and we will hear; but let not God talk with us, lest we die." 20 And Moses said unto the people, "Fear not, for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be among you that ye sin not." 21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses went into the thick cloud where God was. 22 And the LORD said unto Moses, "Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, 'Ye have seen how that I have talked with you from out of heaven. 23 Ye shall not make therefore with me gods of silver nor gods of gold: in no wise shall ye do it. 24 An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me and thereon offer thy burnt offerings and thy peace offerings, and thy sheep and thine oxen. And in all places where I shall put the remembrance of my name, thither I will come unto thee and bless thee. 25 But and if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, see thou make it not of hewed stone, for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou shalt pollute it. 26 Moreover thou shalt not go up with steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not showed thereon.'"

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