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51 Bible Verses About Apathy

Here are 51 Bible verses about apathy from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Revelation 3:16 KJV

So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

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Romans 12:11 KJV

Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

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Zephaniah 1:12-13 KJV

Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

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Revelation 3:2 KJV

And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees: that say in their heart, The LORD will not do good, neither will he do evil. Therefore their goods shall become a booty, and their houses a desolation: they shall also build houses, but not inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, but not drink the wine thereof.

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2 Timothy 4:3-4 KJV

Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

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Ephesians 6:10-12 KJV

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

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Revelation 3:15-16 KJV

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

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Ephesians 5:16 KJV

I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

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Romans 12:9-13 KJV

Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

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Proverbs 15:19 KJV

Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

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John 5:39-40 KJV

The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.

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James 4:17 KJV

Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.

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1 John 3:17-18 KJV

Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

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Galatians 6:9 KJV

But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

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Hebrews 5:11-12 KJV

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

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Ecclesiastes 9:10 KJV

Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.

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Hebrews 11:6 KJV

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

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Proverbs 18:9 KJV

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

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Proverbs 21:13 KJV

He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.

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Proverbs 18:1 KJV

Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

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Psalms 51:16-17 KJV

Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.

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Hebrews 6:10-12 KJV

For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

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Ezekiel 16:49 KJV

For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

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Proverbs 24:33-34 KJV

Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.

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Haggai 1:7-9 KJV

Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.

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Hebrews 6:4-6 KJV

Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the LORD. Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the LORD of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house.

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Psalms 17:10 KJV

For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

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Habakkuk 1:13 KJV

They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.

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Isaiah 47:8-10 KJV

Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?

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Joshua 24:14-15 KJV

Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children: But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments. For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.

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1 Thessalonians 5:21 KJV

Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD. And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

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Proverbs 29:15 KJV

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

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2 Thessalonians 3:6-8 KJV

The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

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Ephesians 4:19 KJV

Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us. For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you; Neither did we eat any man’s bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:

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Obadiah 1:10-11 KJV

Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

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2 Kings 13:19 KJV

For thy violence against thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever. In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day that the strangers carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them.

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Matthew 21:43 KJV

And the man of God was wroth with him, and said, Thou shouldest have smitten five or six times; then hadst thou smitten Syria till thou hadst consumed it: whereas now thou shalt smite Syria but thrice.

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Hebrews 2:3 KJV

Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.

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John 11:35 KJV

How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;

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Matthew 24:12 KJV

Jesus wept.

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Colossians 3:12-13 KJV

And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

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Ephesians 5:14 KJV

Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

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Proverbs 17:5 KJV

Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

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Proverbs 11:12 KJV

Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.

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Ephesians 4:32 KJV

He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

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Amos 8:11-13 KJV

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

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Isaiah 5:20-21 KJV

Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it. In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst.

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Mark 6:52 KJV

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

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Luke 18:1-5 KJV

For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.

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Ezekiel 2:4 KJV

And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.

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Ezekiel 12:2 KJV

For they are impudent children and stiffhearted. I do send thee unto them; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD.

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Ephesians 4:18 KJV

Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house.

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