Bible verses about "pagans" | Rotherham

Deuteronomy 12:1-32

1 These are the statutes and the regulations which ye must observe to do, in the land which Yahweh the God of thy fathers hath given unto thee, to possess it,—all the days that ye are living upon the sell: 2 Ye must utterly destroy, all the places where the nations whom ye are dispossessing have served their gods,—Upon the high mountains And upon the hills, And under every green tree; 3 And ye must tear down their altars And break in pieces their pillars, And, their sacred stems, must ye consume with fire, And the carved images of their gods, must ye fell to the ground,—And destroy their name out of that place. 4 Ye must not do thus unto Yahweh your God; 5 but, unto the place which Yahweh your God shall choose out of all your tribes, to put his name there,—as his habitation, shall ye ask your way, and come in thither; 6 and bring in thither your ascending-offerings and your sacrifices, and your tithes, and the heave-offering of your hand,—and your vow-offerings and your freewill-offerings, and the firstlings of your herd and of your flock; 7 and shall eat there before Yahweh your God, and rejoice in all whereunto ye are putting your hand, Ye, and your households,—wherewith Yahweh thy God hath blessed thee. 8 Ye must not do according to all that we are doing here to-day,—every man, whatsoever is right in his own eyes. 9 Because ye have not entered as yet,—into the resting-place and into the inheritance which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee. 10 But, when ye shall pass over the Jordan, and settle down in the land which, Yahweh your God, is causing you to inherit,—and he shall give you rest from all your enemies round about, and ye shall dwell securely, 11 then shall it be, that unto the place which Yahweh your God shall choose to make a habitation for his name there, thither, shall ye bring in all that I am commanding you,—your ascending-offerings and your sacrifices your tithes and the heave-offering of your hand, and all your chosen vow-offerings which ye shall vow unto Yahweh. 12 So shall ye rejoice before Yahweh your God, Ye, and your sons, and your daughters, and your servants and your handmaids,—and the Levite that is within your gates, forasmuch as he hath neither portion nor inheritance with you. 13 Take heed to thyself, lest thou cause thine ascending-sacrifice to go up in just any place which thou shalt see; 14 but, in the place which Yahweh shall choose in one of thy tribes, there, shalt thou cause thine ascending-sacrifice to go up, and, there, shalt thou do all that I am commanding thee. 15 Howbeit of anything thy soul desireth, mayest thou sacrifice and so eat flesh—according to the blessing of Yahweh thy God which he hath bestowed upon thee, in all thy gates, the unclean and the clean may eat thereof,—as the gazelle and as the hart, 16 Howbeit, the blood, shall ye not eat,—upon the earth, shalt thou pour it out, like water. 17 Thou mayest not eat within thy gates, the tithe of thy corn or of thy new wine or of thine oil, or the firstlings of thy herd, or of thy flock,—nor any of thy vow-offerings which thou shalt vow, nor thy freewill, offerings, nor the heave-offering of thy hand; 18 but before Yahweh thy God, shalt thou eat it in the place which Yahweh thy God shall choose, thou and thy son and thy daughter, and thy servant and thy handmaid, and the Levite who is within thy gates,—so shalt thou rejoice before Yahweh thy God, in all whereunto thou puttest thy hand. 19 Take heed to thyself, lest thou forsake the Levite,—all thy days upon thy soil. 20 When Yahweh thy God shall enlarge thy boundary—as he hath spoken unto thee—and thou shalt say. I would eat flesh because thy soul desireth to eat flesh, of whatsoever thy soul desireth, mayest thou eat flesh. 21 When the place which Yahweh thy God shall choose to put his name there, shall be I too far for thee, then shalt thou sacrifice of thy herd or of thy flock which Yahweh hath given unto thee, as I have commanded thee,—and shalt eat, within thine own gates, of whatsoever thy soul desireth. 22 Even as the gazelle and the hart is eaten, so, shalt thou eat it,—the unclean and the clean, alike shall eat it. 23 Howbeit firmly refrain from eating the blood; for the blood, is the life,—therefore must thou not eat the life with the flesh. 24 Thou shalt not eat it,—upon the earth, shalt thou pour it out, like water. 25 Thou shalt not eat it,—that is may be well With thee and With thy children after the when thou shalt do that which is right in the eyes of Yahweh. 26 Howbeit, thy holy things which thou shalt have and thy vow-offerings, shalt thou take and come in, unto the place which Yahweh shall choose; 27 and shalt offer thine ascending-sacrifices, the flesh and the blood, upon the altar of Yahweh thy God,—and the blood of thine [other] sacrifices, shall be poured out upon the altar of Yahweh thy God, and then the flesh, shalt thou eat. 28 Observe and hear all these things which I am commanding thee,—that it may be well with thee and with thy children after thee,—unto times age-abiding, so long as thou shalt do that which is pleasing and right in the eyes of Yahweh thy God. 29 When Yahweh thy God shall cut off from before thee, the nations Whom thou art going in to dispossess,—and thou do dispossess them, and dwell in their land, 30 take heed to thyself lest thou be thrust after them, after they have been destroyed from before thee,—and lest thou enquire after their gods, saying—In what manner, did these nations serve their gods, that, I too, may do likewise? 31 Thou shalt not do likewise unto Yahweh thy God,—for everything that is an abomination unto Yahweh which he doth hate, have they done unto their gods, for even their sons and their daughters, do they consume with fire unto their gods. 32 Whatsoever be the thing which I am commanding you, the same, shall ye observe to do,—thou shalt neither add thereunto, nor take away therefrom.

Matthew 5:47

47 And, if ye salute your brethren only, what, more than common, are ye doing? are not, even the nations, the same thing, doing?

Leviticus 18:19-23

19 And unto a woman during her removal for uncleanness, shalt thou not approach, to uncover her shame. 20 And of the wife of thy neighbour, shalt thou not have carnal knowledge,—to commit uncleanness with her. 21 And none of thy seed, shalt thou deliver up, to cause to pass through to Molech,—that thou profane not the name of thy God, I, am Yahweh. 22 And, with mankind, shalt thou not lie as with womankind,—an abomination, it is. 23 And of no beast, shalt thou have carnal knowledge to commit uncleanness therewith,—neither shall a woman present herself to a beast to couch down thereto,—confusion, it is.

2 Kings 23:7

7 and he brake down the houses of the male devotees, which were in the house of Yahweh,—where the women did weave houses to the Sacred Stem;

Acts 17:16-23

16 But, while, in Athens, Paul was expecting them, his spirit within him was being urged on, seeing how the city was given to idols. 17 So then, he began reasoning in the synagogue with the Jews, and with them who worshipped; and, in the market-place, every day, with them who happened to be at hand. 18 But, certain both of the Epicurean and of the Stoic philosophers, were encountering him; and some were saying—What might this picker-up-of-scraps wish to be saying? And, others—Of foreign demons, he seemeth to be a declarer: because, of Jesus and the Resurrection, he was announcing the joyful tidings. 19 And so, laying hold of him, they brought him up, to the Hill of Mars, saying—Can we get to know what this new teaching is, which, by thee, is being spoken. 20 For, certain foreign things, art thou bringing into our hearing: We are minded to get to know, therefore, what these things please to be! 21 Now, all Athenians and the sojourning foreigners, unto nothing else, were devoting their leisure, than to be telling or hearing, something newer. 22 And Paul taking his stand in the midst of the Hill of Mars, said—Ye men of Athens! In every way, how unusually reverent of the demons ye are, I perceive. 23 For, passing through, and carefully observing your objects of devotion, I found an altar also, in which was inscribed—Unto an Unknown God. What, therefore, not knowing, ye reverence, the same, do, I, declare unto you.

Jeremiah 10:1-5

1 Hear ye the word which Yahweh hath spoken unto you, O house of Israel:— 2 Thus, saith Yahweh—Unto the way of the nations, become not ye accustomed, Nor at the signs of the heavens, be ye dismayed,—Because the nations are dismayed at them. 3 For as for the prescribed customs of the peoples, vanity, they are,—For a tree out of the forest, one cutteth down, Work for the hands of a skilled workman with the axe: 4 With silver and with gold, he decketh it,—With nails and with hammers, they fasten them, that it may not totter. 5 Mere palm-trunks turned, they are and cannot speak, They must needs be, carried, for they cannot take a step, Be not afraid of them, for they cannot do harm, And even to do good, is not in their power.

2 Thessalonians 2:9

9 Whose, presence, [shall be] according to an inworking of Satan, with all manner of mighty work and sign and wonders of falsehood,

Leviticus 26:1-46

1 Ye shall not make unto you idols,—neither image nor pillar, shall ye set up for yourselves, nor sculptured stone, shall ye place in your land, to bow yourselves down thereunto,-For, I Yahweh, am your God. 2 My sabbaths, shall ye observe, And, my sanctuary, shall ye revere,—I, am Yahweh. 3 If, in my statutes, ye will walk,—And my commandments, ye will observe, and do them, 4 Then will I give your rains in their season,—And the land shall yield her increase, And, the trees of the field, shall yield their fruit. 5 Then shall your threshing reach unto the vintage, And, the vintage, shall reach unto the seedtime,—And ye shall eat your food to the full, And shall dwell securely in your land. 6 And I will give peace in the land, And ye shall lie down, and nothing shall make you afraid; And I will take away vicious beasts out of the land; And, the sword, shall not go through your land. 7 And ye shall chase your foes,—And they shall fall before you by the sword; 8 And, five, of you shall chase, a hundred, And, a hundred, of you shall put ten thousand to flight,—So shall your foes fall before you, by the sword. 9 And I will turn unto you, And make you fruitful,—And multiply you, And will establish my covenant with you. 10 And ye shall eat old store well seasoned,—And the old from before the new, shall ye put forth. 11 And I will set my habitation in your midst,—And my soul shall not abhor you; 12 But I will walk to and fro in your midst, And will be unto you a God, And, ye, shall be unto me a people. 13 I—Yahweh, am your God who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be their bondmen; so I brake in pieces the staves of your yoke, and caused you to walk, erect. 14 But, if ye will not hearken unto me, And will not do all these commandments; 15 And if, my statutes, ye refuse, And, my regulations, your souls shall abhor,—So that ye will not do all my commandments, But shall break my covenant 16 I also, will do this unto you—I will set over you, for terror, consumption and fever, Causing the eyes to fail and the soul to pine away,—And ye shall sow, in vain, your seed, for it shall be eaten by your foes. 17 And I will set my face against you, And ye shall be smitten before your foes,-And be trodden down by them who hate you, And shall flee when no one is pursuing you. 18 And, if even with these things, ye will not hearken unto me, Then will I yet further correct you seven times, for your sins. 19 So will I break your pomp of power, And will set your heavens as iron, and your land as bronze; 20 And your strength shall be spent in vain,—And your land shall not yield her increase, And the trees of the land, shall not yield their fruit. 21 If therefore, ye will go in opposition to me, And not be willing to hearken unto me, Then will I yet further plague you seven times according to your sins; 22 And will send among you the wild-beast of the field And it shall rob you of your children, And cut off your cattle, And make you few in number; And your roads shall be silent. 23 And, if, by these things, ye will not be corrected by me,—But will go in opposition to me, 24 Then will, I also, go in opposition to you. And, I, even I, will plague you seven times for your sins; 25 And will bring in upon you a sword that shall inflict the covenanted avenging: So shall ye be gathered into your cities,—Then will I send a pestilence into your midst, And ye shall be delivered into the hand of an enemy. 26 When I have broken your staff of bread, then shall ten women bake your bread in one oven, And give back your bread by weight,—And ye shall eat and not be filled. 27 And, if, with this, ye will not hearken to me,—But will go in opposition to me, 28 Then will I go in a rage of opposition to you,—And I, even I, will correct you seven times for your sins; 29 And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons,—Yea, even the flesh of your daughters, shall ye eat. 30 And I will destroy your high places And cut down your sun-pillars, And cast your caresses upon the calluses of your manufactured gods,—Thus shall my soul abhor you. 31 And I will give your cities unto desolation, And make your holy places dumb,—And will find no fragrance in your satisfying odour; 32 And, I, will make the land dumb, And your foes that dwell therein shall regard it with dumb amazement: 33 When, even you, I scatter among the nations, And make bare after you, a sword, Then shall your land become an astonishment, And your cities become a desolation. 34 Then, shall the land be paid her sabbaths, All the days she lieth desolate, While, ye, are in the land of your fees,—Then, shall the land keep sabbath, And pay off her sabbaths: 35 All the days she lieth desolate, shall she keep sabbath,—the which she kept not as your sabbaths,—while ye dwelt thereupon. 36 And as for such as are left of you, Then will I bring faintness into their heart, in the lands of their foes,—So that the sound of a driven leaf shall chase them, And they shall flee as though fleeing from a sword And they shall fall, when no one is pursuing; 37 And they shall stumble one upon another as from before a sword, when, pursuer there is none; And ye shall not have wherewith to stand before your foes; 38 And ye shall perish among the nations,—And the land of your fees shall eat you up; 39 And they who are left of you, shall melt away in their iniquity, in the lands of your foes; Yea also, in the iniquity of their fathers with them, shall they melt away. 40 Then shall they confess their iniquity, And the iniquity of their fathers, In their unfaithfulness wherewith they had been unfaithful towards me; Yea moreover, because they had gone in opposition to me, 41 I also, must needs go in opposition to them, and bring them into the land of their foes,—Save only that, if, even then, their uncircumcised heart shall be humbled, And, even then, they shall accept as a payment the punishment of their iniquity, 42 Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob Yea moreover, my covenant with Isaac, Yea moreover, my covenant with Abraham, will I remember; And the land, will I remember. 43 For, the land, shall be left of them, And shall be paid her sabbaths, while she lieth desolate without them, They also, accepting, as a payment, the punishment of their iniquity, Because, yea because, my regulations, they refused, And my statutes, their soul abhorred. 44 And yet even so when they are in the land of their foes I have not refused them Neither have I abhorred them To make an end of them, To break my covenant with them,—For, I—Yahweh, am their God. 45 Therefore will I remember in their behalf the covenant of their ancestors,—Whom, I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God—I—Yahweh. 46 These are the statutes and the regulations and the laws, which Yahweh granted between himself, and the sons of Israel,—in Mount Sinai by the mediation of Moses.

Ezekiel 13:18

18 and say, Thus, saith My Lord Yahweh, Alas! for the women Who sew oracle, cases on all elbows And prepare wraps upon the head of every stature to hunt souls,— the souls ye hunt, are those of my people, Whereas your own souls:, ye keep alive.

Acts 8:9-13

9 But, a certain man named Simon, was already in the city, practising magical arts, and astonishing the nation of Samaria,—saying that himself was someone great: 10 Unto whom all were giving heed, from small even to great, saying—This, is the Power of God, which is called Great. 11 And they were giving heed to him, because that, for a considerable time, with his magical arts, he had astonished them. 12 But, when they believed Philip telling the good news concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they proceeded to be immersed, both men and women. 13 And, Simon himself also, believed; and, having been immersed, was in constant attendance on Philip,—and, beholding signs and great works of power coming to pass, was astonished.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

9 Or know ye not that, wrong-doers, shall not inherit, God’s kingdom? Be not deceiving yourselves:—neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor sodomites, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners—shall inherit, God’s kingdom. 11 And, these things, were some of you; but ye bathed them away,—but ye were sanctified, but ye were justified, in the name of [our] Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Spirit of our God.

Deuteronomy 18:9-12

9 When thou art coming into the land which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee, thou shalt not learn to do according to the abominable doings of those nations. 10 There shall not be found in thy midst—One who causeth his son or his daughter to pass through fire,—Or who useth divination, hidden arts or enchantments Or who muttereth incantations; 11 Or who bindeth with spells,—Or who asketh of a familiar spirit or an oracle, Or who seeketh unto the dead. 12 For, an abomination unto Yahweh, is everyone who doeth these things,—and on account of these abominations, is Yahweh thy God dispossessing them from before thee.

Exodus 20:1-26

1 And God spake all these words saying:— 2 I, am Yahweh thy God,—who have brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of servants:— 3 Thou shalt not have other gods besides me. 4 Thou shalt not make to thee an image, or any form, that is in the heavens above,—or that is in the earth beneath,—or that is in the waters beneath the earth: 5 thou shalt not bow thyself down to them nor be led to serve them—For, I, Yahweh, thy God, am a jealous GOD, visiting the iniquity of fathers upon sons, unto three [generations] and, unto four, of them that hate me; 6 but shewing lovingkindness unto thousands [of generations],—of them who love me, and keep my commandments. 7 Thou shalt not utter the name of Yahweh thy God for falsehood, for Yahweh will not let him go unpunished who uttereth his name for falsehood. 8 Remember the sabbath day, to hallow it: 9 Six days, shalt thou labour, and do all thy work; 10 but, the seventh day, is a sabbath unto Yahweh thy God,—thou shalt do no work, thou nor thy son nor thy daughter nor thy servant, nor thy handmaid, nor thy beast, nor thy sojourner who is within thy gates, 11 For, in six days, did Yahweh make the heavens and the earth, [and] the sea—and all that in them is, and rested on the seventh day,—for this cause, Yahweh blessed the sabbath day and hallowed it. 12 Honour thy father, and thy mother,—that thy days may be prolonged upon the soil, which Yahweh thy God is about to give unto thee. 13 Thou shalt not commit murder. 14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. 15 Thou shalt not steal. 16 Thou shalt not testify against thy neighbour, with a witness of falsehood. 17 Thou shalt not covet, thy neighbours house,—thou shalt not covet, thy neighbour’s wife nor his servant nor his handmaid nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything which belongeth unto thy neighbour. 18 And, all the people, were witnessing the voices and the torches, and the sound of the horn, and the mountain smoking,—so then the people were struck with awe and shrank back, and stood afar off. 19 And they said unto Moses, Speak, thou, with us, and we will hear,—but let not God speak with us lest we die. 20 And Moses said unto the people—Do not fear, for to the end he may prove you, hath God come,—and to the end the reverence of him may be upon your faces that ye sin not. 21 So then the people stood afar off, and, Moses, approached unto the thick gloom, where God was. 22 Then said Yahweh unto Moses, Thus, shalt thou say, unto the sons of Israel,—Ye yourselves, have seen that out of the heavens, have I spoken with you. 23 Ye shall not make [aught] beside me,—neither gods of silver, nor gods of gold, shall ye make to yourselves. 24 An altar of earth, shalt thou make to me, then shalt thou offer thereupon thine ascending-sacrifices and thy peace-offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen. In every place where I may mention my name, will I come in unto thee and will bless thee. 25 But if, an altar of stones, thou wilt make to me, thou shalt not build them hewn,—for as soon as thou hast lifted, thy sharp tool, thereupon, thou hast profaned it; 26 neither shalt thou go up, by steps unto mine altar,—lest by any means thy shame be discovered thereupon.

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