there were
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_5 13:1-3
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"If a prophet or someone who has dreams arises among you and proclaims a sign or wonder to you,
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and that sign or wonder he has promised you comes about, but he says, 'Let us follow other gods,' which you have not known, 'and let us worship them,'
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do not listen to that prophet's words or to that dreamer. For the LORD your God is testing you to know whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and all your soul.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_11 18:19-22
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Now summon all Israel to meet me at Mount Carmel, along with the 450 prophets of Baal and the 400 prophets of Asherah who eat at Jezebel's table."
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So Ahab summoned all the Israelites and gathered the prophets at Mount Carmel.
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Then Elijah approached all the people and said, "How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If Yahweh is God, follow Him. But if Baal, follow him." But the people didn't answer him a word.
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Then Elijah said to the people, "I am the only remaining prophet of the LORD, but Baal's prophets are 450 men.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_11 22:6
So the king of Israel gathered the prophets, about 400 men, and asked them, "Should I go against Ramoth-gilead for war or should I refrain?" They replied, "March up, and the Lord will hand it over to the king."
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_16 6:12-14
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I realized that God had not sent him, because of the prophecy he spoke against me. Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.
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He was hired, so that I would be intimidated, do as he suggested, sin, and get a bad reputation, in order that they could discredit me.
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My God, remember Tobiah and Sanballat for what they have done, and also Noadiah the prophetess and the other prophets who wanted to intimidate me.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_23 9:15
The head is the elder, the honored one; the tail is the prophet, the lying teacher.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_23 56:10
Israel's watchmen are blind, all of them, they know nothing; all of them are mute dogs, they cannot bark; they dream, lie down, and love to sleep.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_23 56:11
These dogs have fierce appetites; they never have enough. And they are shepherds who have no discernment; all of them turn to their own way, every last one for his own gain.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 14:13-15
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And I replied, "Oh no, Lord God! The prophets are telling them, 'You won't see sword or suffer famine. I will certainly give you true peace in this place.'"
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But the LORD said to me, "These prophets are prophesying a lie in My name. I did not send them, nor did I command them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a false vision, worthless divination, the deceit of their own minds.
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"Therefore, this is what the LORD says concerning the prophets who prophesy in My name, though I did not send them, and who say: There will never be sword or famine in this land: By sword and famine these prophets will meet their end.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 23:16
This is what the LORD of Hosts says: "Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you. They are making you worthless. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the LORD's mouth.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 23:17
They keep on saying to those who despise Me: The LORD has said: You will have peace. To everyone who walks in the stubbornness of his heart they have said, No harm will come to you."
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 23:25-32
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"I have heard what the prophets who prophesy a lie in My name have said: I had a dream! I had a dream!
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How long will this continue in the minds of the prophets prophesying lies, prophets of the deceit of their own minds?
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Through their dreams that they tell one another, they make plans to cause My people to forget My name as their fathers forgot My name through Baal worship.
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The prophet who has [only] a dream should recount the dream, but the one who has My word should speak My word truthfully, for what is straw [compared] to grain?"-- the LORD's declaration.
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"Is not My word like fire"-- the LORD's declaration-- "and like a sledgehammer that pulverizes rock?
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Therefore, take note! I am against the prophets"-- the LORD's declaration-- "who steal My words from each other.
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I am against the prophets"-- the LORD's declaration-- "who use their own tongues to deliver an oracle.
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I am against those who prophesy false dreams"-- the LORD's declaration-- "telling them and leading My people astray with their falsehoods and their boasting. It was not I who sent or commanded them, and they are of no benefit at all to these people"-- [this is] the LORD's declaration.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 27:14
Do not listen to the words of the prophets who are telling you, 'You must not serve the king of Babylon,' for they are prophesying a lie to you.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 27:15
'I have not sent them'-- [this is] the LORD's declaration-- 'and they are prophesying falsely in My name; therefore, I will banish you, and you will perish-- you and the prophets who are prophesying to you.'"
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 28:15-17
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The prophet Jeremiah said to the prophet Hananiah, "Listen, Hananiah! The LORD did not send you, but you have led these people to trust in a lie.
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Therefore, this is what the LORD says: 'I am about to send you off the face of the earth. You will die this year because you have spoken rebellion against the LORD.'"
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And the prophet Hananiah died that year in the seventh month.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 29:8
For this is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: "Don't let your prophets who are among you and your diviners deceive you, and don't listen to the dreams you elicit from them,
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 29:9
for they are prophesying falsely to you in My name. I have not sent them." [This is] the LORD's declaration.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 29:31
"Send [a message] to all the exiles, saying: This is what the LORD says concerning Shemaiah the Nehelamite. Because Shemaiah prophesied to you, though I did not send him, and made you trust a lie,
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 29:32
this is what the LORD says: I am about to punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite and his descendants. There will not be even one of his [descendants] living among these people, nor will any ever see the good that I will bring to My people"-- [this is] the LORD's declaration-- "for he has preached rebellion against the LORD."
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 37:19
Where are your prophets who prophesied to you, claiming, 'The king of Babylon will not come against you and this land'?
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_25 2:14
Your prophets saw visions for you that were empty and deceptive; they did not reveal your guilt and so restore your fortunes. They saw oracles for you that were empty and misleading.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_26 13:3-18
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This is what the Lord God says: Woe to the foolish prophets who follow their own spirit and have seen nothing.
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Your prophets, Israel, are like jackals among ruins.
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You did not go up to the gaps or restore the wall around the house of Israel so that it might stand in battle on the day of the LORD.
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They see false visions and speak lying divinations. They claim: [This is] the LORD's declaration, when the LORD did not send them, yet they wait for the fulfillment of [their] message.
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Didn't you see a false vision and speak a lying divination when you proclaimed: [This is] the LORD's declaration, even though I had not spoken?
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"Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: I am against you because you have spoken falsely and had lying visions." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.
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"My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and speak lying divinations. They will not be present in the fellowship of My people or be recorded in the register of the house of Israel, and they will not enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Lord God.
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"Since they have led My people astray saying: Peace, when there is no peace, for when someone builds a wall they plaster it with whitewash,
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therefore, tell those who plaster [it] that it will fall. Torrential rain will come, and I will send hailstones plunging down, and a windstorm will be released.
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Now when the wall has fallen, will you not be asked: Where is the coat of whitewash that you put on [it]?
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"So this is what the Lord God says: I will release a windstorm in My wrath. Torrential rain will come in My anger, and hailstones [will fall] in destructive fury.
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I will tear down the wall you plastered with whitewash and knock it to the ground so that its foundation is exposed. The city will fall, and you will be destroyed within it. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
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After I exhaust My wrath against the wall and against those who plaster it with whitewash, I will say to you: The wall is no more and neither are those who plastered it--
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those prophets of Israel who prophesied to Jerusalem and saw a vision of peace for her when there was no peace." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.
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"Now, son of man, turn toward the women of your people who prophesy out of their own imagination. Prophesy against them
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and say: This is what the Lord God says: Woe to the women who sew [magic] bands on the wrist of every hand and who make veils for the heads of people of every height in order to ensnare lives. Will you ensnare the lives of My people but preserve your own?
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_28 9:8
Ephraim's watchman is with my God. The prophet [encounters] a fowler's snare on all his ways. Hostility is in the house of his God!
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_33 2:11
If a man of spirit comes and invents lies: "I will preach to you about wine and beer," he would be just the preacher for this people!
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_33 3:5
This is what the LORD says concerning the prophets who lead my people astray, who proclaim peace when they have [food] to sink their teeth into but declare war against the one who puts nothing in their mouths.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_33 3:11
Her leaders issue rulings for a bribe, her priests teach for payment, and her prophets practice divination for money. Yet they lean on the Lord, saying, "Isn't the LORD among us? No calamity will overtake us."
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_38 13:3
If a man still prophesies, his father and his mother who bore him will say to him: You cannot remain alive because you have spoken falsely in the name of the LORD. When he prophesies, his father and his mother who bore him will pierce him through.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_38 13:4
On that day every prophet will be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies; they will not put on a hairy cloak in order to deceive.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_40 7:15
"Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravaging wolves.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_42 6:26
Woe to you when all people speak well of you, because this is the way their ancestors used to treat the false prophets.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_45 16:18
for such people do not serve our Lord Christ but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattering words they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.
even
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_40 24:5
For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Messiah,' and they will deceive many.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_40 24:11
Many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_40 24:24
False messiahs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_41 13:22
For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and will perform signs and wonders to lead astray, if possible, the elect.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_42 21:8
Then He said, "Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am He,' and, 'The time is near.' Don't follow them.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_44 20:29
I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_44 20:30
And men from among yourselves will rise up with deviant doctrines to lure the disciples into following them.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_46 11:19
There must, indeed, be factions among you, so that the approved among you may be recognized.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_47 11:13-15
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For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.
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And no wonder! For Satan himself is disguised as an angel of light.
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So it is no great thing if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their destiny will be according to their works.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_48 4:17
They are enthusiastic about you, but not for any good. Instead, they want to isolate you so you will be enthusiastic about them.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_49 4:14
Then we will no longer be little children, tossed by the waves and blown around by every wind of teaching, by human cunning with cleverness in the techniques of deceit.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_51 2:8
Be careful that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit based on human tradition, based on the elemental forces of the world, and not based on Christ.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_51 2:18
Let no one disqualify you, insisting on ascetic practices and the worship of angels, claiming access to a visionary realm and inflated without cause by his fleshly mind.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_53 2:3-12
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Don't let anyone deceive you in any way. For [that day] will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction.
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He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he sits in God's sanctuary, publicizing that he himself is God.
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Don't you remember that when I was still with you I told you about this?
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And you know what currently restrains [him], so that he will be revealed in his time.
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For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; but the one now restraining will do so until he is out of the way,
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and then the lawless one will be revealed. The Lord Jesus will destroy him with the breath of His mouth and will bring him to nothing with the brightness of His coming.
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The coming [of the lawless one] is based on Satan's working, with all kinds of false miracles, signs, and wonders,
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and with every unrighteous deception among those who are perishing. [They perish] because they did not accept the love of the truth in order to be saved.
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For this reason God sends them a strong delusion so that they will believe what is false,
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so that all will be condemned-- those who did not believe the truth but enjoyed unrighteousness.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_54 4:1-3
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Now the Spirit explicitly says that in the latter times some will depart from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and the teachings of demons,
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through the hypocrisy of liars whose consciences are seared.
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They forbid marriage and demand abstinence from foods that God created to be received with gratitude by those who believe and know the truth.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_55 3:1-9
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But know this: difficult times will come in the last days.
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For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,
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unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, without love for what is good,
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traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
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holding to the form of religion but denying its power. Avoid these people!
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For among them are those who worm their way into households and capture idle women burdened down with sins, led along by a variety of passions,
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always learning and never able to come to a knowledge of the truth.
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Just as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so these also resist the truth, men who are corrupt in mind, worthless in regard to the faith.
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But they will not make further progress, for their lack of understanding will be clear to all, as theirs was also.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_55 4:3
For the time will come when they will not tolerate sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, will accumulate teachers for themselves because they have an itch to hear something new.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_56 1:11
It is necessary to silence them; they overthrow whole households by teaching for dishonest gain what they should not.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_62 2:18
Children, it is the last hour. And as you have heard, "Antichrist is coming," even now many antichrists have come. We know from this that it is the last hour.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_62 2:19
They went out from us, but they did not belong to us; for if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us. However, they went out so that it might be made clear that none of them belongs to us.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_62 2:26
I have written these things to you about those who are trying to deceive you.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_62 4:1
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to determine if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_65 1:18
they told you, "In the end time there will be scoffers walking according to their own ungodly desires."
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_66 2:9
I know your tribulation and poverty, yet you are rich. [I know] the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_66 13:14
He deceives those who live on the earth because of the signs that he is permitted to perform on behalf of the beast, telling those who live on the earth to make an image of the beast who had the sword wound yet lived.
privily
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_61 2:3
In their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words. Their condemnation, [pronounced] long ago, is not idle, and their destruction does not sleep.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_48 2:4
[This issue arose] because of false brothers smuggled in, who came in secretly to spy on our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, in order to enslave us.
damnable
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_61 2:3
In their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words. Their condemnation, [pronounced] long ago, is not idle, and their destruction does not sleep.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_48 5:20
idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions,
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_56 3:10
Reject a divisive person after a first and second warning,
denying
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_40 10:33
But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father in heaven.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_42 12:9
but whoever denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_44 3:13
The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you handed over and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release Him.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_44 3:14
But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked to have a murderer given to you.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_55 2:12
if we endure, we will also reign with Him; if we deny Him, He will also deny us;
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_55 2:13
if we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_65 1:4
For certain men, who were designated for this judgment long ago, have come in by stealth; they are ungodly, turning the grace of our God into promiscuity and denying our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_66 2:13
I know where you live-- where Satan's throne is! And you are holding on to My name and did not deny your faith in Me, even in the days of Antipas, My faithful witness, who was killed among you, where Satan lives.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_66 3:8
I know your works. Because you have limited strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name, look, I have placed before you an open door that no one is able to close.
bought
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_5 32:6
Is this how you repay the LORD, you foolish and senseless people? Isn't He your Father and Creator? Didn't He make you and sustain you?
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_44 20:28
Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among whom the Holy Spirit has appointed you as overseers, to shepherd the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_46 6:20
for you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_46 7:23
You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_48 3:13
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, because it is written: Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_49 1:7
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_58 10:29
How much worse punishment, do you think one will deserve who has trampled on the Son of God, regarded as profane the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and insulted the Spirit of grace?
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_60 1:8
You love Him, though you have not seen Him. And though not seeing Him now, you believe in Him and rejoice with inexpressible and glorious joy,
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_66 5:9
And they sang a new song: You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals; because You were slaughtered, and You redeemed [people] for God by Your blood from every tribe and language and people and nation.
and bring
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_61 2:3
In their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words. Their condemnation, [pronounced] long ago, is not idle, and their destruction does not sleep.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_39 3:5
"I will come to you in judgment, and I will be ready to witness against sorcerers and adulterers; against those who swear falsely; against those who oppress the widow and the fatherless, and cheat the wage earner; and against those who deny [justice to] the foreigner. They do not fear Me," says the LORD of Hosts.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_50 3:19
Their end is destruction; their god is their stomach; their glory is in their shame. They are focused on earthly things,