Bible verses about "excuses" | NHEB

Exodus 4:1

1 Moses answered, "But, look, they will not believe me, nor listen to my voice; for they will say, 'The LORD has not appeared to you.'"

2 Kings 5:10-14

10 Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, "Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall come again to you, and you shall be clean." 11 But Naaman was angry, and went away, and said, "Look, I thought, 'He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and wave his hand over the place, and heal the leper.' 12 Aren't Abanah and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Couldn't I go wash in them, and be clean?" So he turned and went away in a rage. 13 His servants came near, and spoke to him, and said, "My father, if the prophet had asked you to do some great thing, wouldn't you have done it? How much rather then, when he says to you, 'Wash, and be clean?'" 14 Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

Jeremiah 1:7-8

7 But the LORD said to me, "Do not say, 'I am a child;' for to whoever I shall send you, you shall go, and whatever I shall command you, you shall speak. 8 Do not be afraid because of them; for I am with you to deliver you," says the LORD.

2 Peter 3:9

9 The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some count slowness; but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Genesis 3:12

12 The man said, "The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate."

Judges 6:12-17

12 The angel of the LORD appeared to him, and said to him, "The LORD is with you, mighty warrior." 13 Gideon said to him, "Oh, my lord, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us? Where are all his wondrous works which our fathers told us of, saying, 'Didn't the LORD bring us up from Egypt?' But now the LORD has cast us off, and delivered us into the hand of Midian." 14 The LORD looked at him, and said, "Go in this strength of yours and save Israel from the hand of Midian. Look, haven't I sent you?" 15 He said to him, "O Lord, how shall I save Israel? Look, my family is the poorest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father's house." 16 And the LORD said to him, "Surely I will be with you, and you shall strike the Midianites as one man." 17 He said to him, "If now I have found favor in your sight, then show me a sign that it is you who talk with me.

Matthew 8:21

21 And another of the disciples said to him, "Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father."

Romans 2:1-29

1 Therefore you are without excuse, everyone of you who passes judgment. For in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself. For you who judge practice the same things. 2 Now we know that the judgment of God is in accordance with truth against those who practice such things. 3 And do you think this, you who judge those who practice such things, and do the same, that you will escape the judgment of God? 4 Or do you despise the riches of his goodness, forbearance, and patience, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? 5 But according to your hardness and unrepentant heart you are storing up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; 6 who "will pay back to everyone according to their works:" 7 to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality -- everlasting life. 8 But to those who are self-seeking, and do not obey the truth, but obey wickedness -- wrath and anger, 9 suffering and distress, on every human being who does evil, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 10 But glory, honor, and peace for everyone who does good, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 11 For there is no partiality with God. 12 For as many as have sinned without the law will also perish without the law. As many as have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. 13 For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law will be justified. 14 For when Gentiles who do not have the law do by nature the things of the law, these, not having the law, are a law to themselves, 15 since they show the work of the law written on their hearts, their conscience bearing witness, and their thoughts either accusing or defending them, 16 in the day when God will judge the secrets of men, according to my Good News, by Christ Jesus. 17 But if you call yourself a Jew, and rely on the law, and boast in God, 18 and know his will, and approve the things that are excellent, being instructed out of the law, 19 and are confident that you yourself are a guide of the blind, a light to those who are in darkness, 20 a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of children, having in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth. 21 You therefore who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal? 22 You who say that one should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? 23 You who boast in the law, do you, by disobeying the law, dishonor God? 24 For "because of you the name of God is blasphemed among the nations," just as it is written. 25 For circumcision indeed profits, if you are a doer of the law, but if you are a transgressor of the law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision. 26 If therefore the uncircumcised keep the ordinances of the law, won't his uncircumcision be counted as circumcision? 27 Won't the uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfills the law, judge you, who with the letter and circumcision are a transgressor of the law? 28 For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh; 29 but he is a Jew who is one inwardly, and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit not in the letter; whose praise is not from people, but from God.

Romans 1:20

20 For since the creation of the world his invisible attributes, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made. So they are without excuse.

Romans 2:1

1 Therefore you are without excuse, everyone of you who passes judgment. For in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself. For you who judge practice the same things.

Genesis 3:13

13 The LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."

Jeremiah 1:4-10

4 Now the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 5 "Before I formed you in the belly, I knew you. Before you came forth out of the womb, I sanctified you. I have appointed you a prophet to the nations." 6 Then I said, "Ah, Lord GOD. Look, I do not know how to speak; for I am a child." 7 But the LORD said to me, "Do not say, 'I am a child;' for to whoever I shall send you, you shall go, and whatever I shall command you, you shall speak. 8 Do not be afraid because of them; for I am with you to deliver you," says the LORD. 9 Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth; and the LORD said to me, "Look, I have put my words in your mouth. 10 Look, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down and to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant."

Luke 9:59-62

59 He said to another, "Follow me." But he said, "Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father." 60 But Jesus said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead, but you go and announce the Kingdom of God." 61 Another also said, "I want to follow you, Lord, but first allow me to bid farewell to those who are at my house." 62 But Jesus said to him, "No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of God."

Exodus 4:10-14

10 Moses said to the LORD, "Please, Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before now, nor since you have spoken to your servant; for I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue." 11 The LORD said to him, "Who made man's mouth? Or who makes one mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Isn't it I, the LORD? 12 Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth, and teach you what you shall speak." 13 He said, "Oh, Lord, please send someone else." 14 The anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses, and he said, "What about Aaron, your brother, the Levite? I know that he can speak well. Also, look, he comes forth to meet you. When he sees you, he will be glad in his heart.

Luke 14:18-20

18 They all as one began to make excuses. "The first said to him, 'I have bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please have me excused.' 19 "Another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I must go try them out. Please have me excused.' 20 "Another said, 'I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.'

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