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24 Bible Verses About Falling Away From God

Here are 24 Bible verses about falling away from God from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Psalms 119:21 KJV

Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments.

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Jeremiah 3:22 KJV

Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art the LORD our God.

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1 Timothy 4:1 KJV

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

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Jeremiah 14:2-7 KJV

Judah mourneth, and the gates thereof languish; they are black unto the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up. And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters: they came to the pits, and found no water; they returned with their vessels empty; they were ashamed and confounded, and covered their heads. Because the ground is chapt, for there was no rain in the earth, the plowmen were ashamed, they covered their heads. Yea, the hind also calved in the field, and forsook it, because there was no grass. And the wild asses did stand in the high places, they snuffed up the wind like dragons; their eyes did fail, because there was no grass. O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do thou it for thy name’s sake: for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against thee.

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Proverbs 14:14 KJV

The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

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Hebrews 6:6 KJV

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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Hosea 14:1 KJV

O Israel, return unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.

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Jeremiah 15:6 KJV

Thou hast forsaken me, saith the LORD, thou art gone backward: therefore will I stretch out my hand against thee, and destroy thee; I am weary with repenting.

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2 Peter 3:17 KJV

Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.

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Hosea 11:6-7 KJV

And the sword shall abide on his cities, and shall consume his branches, and devour them, because of their own counsels. And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.

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Psalms 58:3 KJV

The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.

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Isaiah 44:20 KJV

He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?

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Hebrews 10:38 KJV

Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

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Jeremiah 7:24 KJV

But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.

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Psalms 14:3 KJV

They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

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Psalms 78:57 KJV

But turned back, and dealt unfaithfully like their fathers: they were turned aside like a deceitful bow.

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Romans 1:27 KJV

And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

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Matthew 24:10 KJV

And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

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Hebrews 3:12 KJV

Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

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Jeremiah 5:6-7 KJV

Wherefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the evenings shall spoil them, a leopard shall watch over their cities: every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many, and their backslidings are increased. How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots’ houses.

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Proverbs 5:23 KJV

He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

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2 Thessalonians 2:3 KJV

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

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Psalms 95:10 KJV

Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:

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Jeremiah 2:19 KJV

Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.

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