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Psalm 106:12-14
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Then they believed His words; They sang His praise.
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They quickly forgot His works; They did not wait for His counsel,
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But craved intensely in the wilderness, And tempted God in the desert.
Isaiah 58:2
"Yet they seek Me day by day and delight to know My ways, As a nation that has done righteousness And has not forsaken the ordinance of their God. They ask Me [for] just decisions, They delight in the nearness of God.
Ezekiel 33:32
"Behold, you are to them like a sensual song by one who has a beautiful voice and plays well on an instrument; for they hear your words but they do not practice them.
Matthew 13:20
"The one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy;
Matthew 13:21
yet he has no [firm] root in himself, but is [only] temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away.
Mark 4:16
"In a similar way these are the ones on whom seed was sown on the rocky [places], who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy;
Mark 4:17
and they have no [firm] root in themselves, but are [only] temporary; then, when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately they fall away.
Mark 6:20
for Herod was afraid of John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. And when he heard him, he was very perplexed; but he used to enjoy listening to him.
John 5:35
"He was the lamp that was burning and was shining and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light.
Galatians 3:1
You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed [as] crucified?
Galatians 3:4
Did you suffer so many things in vain-- if indeed it was in vain?
Galatians 4:15-20
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Where then is that sense of blessing you had? For I bear you witness that, if possible, you would have plucked out your eyes and given them to me.
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So have I become your enemy by telling you the truth?
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They eagerly seek you, not commendably, but they wish to shut you out so that you will seek them.
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But it is good always to be eagerly sought in a commendable manner, and not only when I am present with you.
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My children, with whom I am again in labor until Christ is formed in you--
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but I could wish to be present with you now and to change my tone, for I am perplexed about you.
and these
Job 19:28
"If you say, 'How shall we persecute him?' And 'What pretext for a case against him can we find?'
Proverbs 12:3
A man will not be established by wickedness, But the root of the righteous will not be moved.
Proverbs 12:12
The wicked man desires the booty of evil men, But the root of the righteous yields [fruit].
Ephesians 3:17
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; [and] that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
Colossians 2:7
having been firmly rooted [and now] being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, [and] overflowing with gratitude.
Jude 1:12
These are the men who are hidden reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you without fear, caring for themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn trees without fruit, doubly dead, uprooted;
which
Luke 22:31
"Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded [permission] to sift you like wheat;
Luke 22:32
but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers."
Hosea 6:4
What shall I do with you, O Ephraim? What shall I do with you, O Judah? For your loyalty is like a morning cloud And like the dew which goes away early.
John 2:23-25
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Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name, observing His signs which He was doing.
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But Jesus, on His part, was not entrusting Himself to them, for He knew all men,
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and because He did not need anyone to testify concerning man, for He Himself knew what was in man.
John 8:30-32
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As He spoke these things, many came to believe in Him.
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So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, "If you continue in My word, [then] you are truly disciples of Mine;
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and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."
John 12:42
Nevertheless many even of the rulers believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they were not confessing [Him], for fear that they would be put out of the synagogue;
John 12:43
for they loved the approval of men rather than the approval of God.
John 15:2
"Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every [branch] that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.
John 15:6
"If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned.
Acts 8:13-23
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Even Simon himself believed; and after being baptized, he continued on with Philip, and as he observed signs and great miracles taking place, he was constantly amazed.
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Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent them Peter and John,
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who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit.
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For He had not yet fallen upon any of them; they had simply been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
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Then they [began] laying their hands on them, and they were receiving the Holy Spirit.
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Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was bestowed through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money,
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saying, "Give this authority to me as well, so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit."
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But Peter said to him, "May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money!
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"You have no part or portion in this matter, for your heart is not right before God.
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"Therefore repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray the Lord that, if possible, the intention of your heart may be forgiven you.
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"For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in the bondage of iniquity."
1 Corinthians 13:2
If I have [the gift of] prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
1 Corinthians 15:2
by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.
Colossians 1:23
if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister.
1 Thessalonians 3:5
For this reason, when I could endure [it] no longer, I also sent to find out about your faith, for fear that the tempter might have tempted you, and our labor would be in vain.
1 Timothy 1:19
keeping faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith.
2 Timothy 2:18
[men] who have gone astray from the truth saying that the resurrection has already taken place, and they upset the faith of some.
2 Timothy 2:19
Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, "The Lord knows those who are His," and, "Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to abstain from wickedness."
Hebrews 10:39
But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul.
James 2:26
For just as the body without [the] spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.
2 Peter 2:20
For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world by the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and are overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first.
2 Peter 2:22
It has happened to them according to the true proverb, "A DOG RETURNS TO ITS OWN VOMIT," and, "A sow, after washing, [returns] to wallowing in the mire."
1 John 2:19
They went out from us, but they were not [really] of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but [they went out], so that it would be shown that they all are not of us.