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Do not try to work together as equals with unbelievers, for it cannot be done. How can right and wrong be partners? How can light and darkness live together?
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Bear not the yoke with unbelievers. For what participation hath justice with injustice? Or what fellowship hath light with darkness?
Exodus 34:16 Neither shalt thou take of their daughters a wife for thy son, lest after they themselves have committed fornication, they make thy sons also to commit fornication with their gods.
Leviticus 19:19 Keep ye my laws. Thou shalt not make thy cattle to gender with beasts of any other kind. Thou shalt not sow thy field with different seeds. Thou shalt not wear a garment that is woven of two sorts.
Deuteronomy 7:2,3 And the Lord thy God shall have delivered them to thee, thou shalt utterly destroy them. Thou shalt make no league with them, nor shew mercy to them: . . .
Deuteronomy 22:9-11 Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with divers seeds: lest both the seed which thou hast sown, and the fruit of the vineyard, be sanctified together. . . .
Ezra 9:1,2,11,12 And after these things were accomplished, the princes came to me, saying: The people of Israel, and the priests and Levites have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, and from their abominations, namely, of the Chanaanites, and the Hethites, and the Pherezites, and the Jebusites, and the Ammonites, and the Moabites, and the Egyptians, and the Amorrhites. . . .
Ezra 10:19 And they gave their hands to put away their wives, and to offer for their offence a ram of the flock.
Nehemiah 13:1-3,23-26 And on that day they read in the book of Moses in the hearing of the people: and therein was found written, that the Ammonites and the Moabites should not come in to the church of God for ever: . . .
Psalm 106:35 And they were mingled among the heathens, and learned their works:
Proverbs 22:24 Be not a friend to an angry man, and do not walk with a furious man:
Malachi 2:11,15 Juda hath transgressed, and abomination hath been committed in Israel, and in Jerusalem: for Juda hath profaned the holiness of the Lord, which he loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange god. . . .
1 Corinthians 5:9 I wrote to you in an epistle, not to keep company with fornicators.
1 Corinthians 7:39 A woman is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth: but if her husband die, she is at liberty. Let her marry to whom she will: only in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not seduced: Evil communications corrupt good manners.
James 4:4 Adulterers, know you not that the friendship of this world is the enemy of God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of this world becometh an enemy of God.
1 Samuel 5:2,3 And the Philistines took the ark of God, and brought it into the temple of Dagon, and set it by Dagon. . . .
1 Kings 18:21 And Elias coming to all the people, said: How long do you halt between two sides? If the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people did not answer him a word.
2 Chronicles 19:2 And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer met him, and said to him: Thou helpest the ungodly, and thou art joined in friendship with them that hate the Lord, and therefore thou didst deserve indeed the wrath of the Lord:
Psalm 16:3 To the saints, who are in his land, he hath made wonderful all my desires in them.
Psalm 26:4,5,9,10 I have not sat with the council of vanity: neither will I go in with the doers of unjust things. . . .
Psalm 44:20,21 For thou hast humbled us in the place of affliction: and the shadow of death hath covered us. . . .
Psalm 101:3-5 I will not set before my eyes any unjust thing: I hated the workers of iniquities. . . .
Psalm 119:63 I am a partaker with all them that fear thee, and that keep thy commandments.
Psalm 139:21,22 Have I not hated them, O Lord, that hated thee: and pined away because of thy enemies? . . .
Proverbs 29:27 The just abhor a wicked man: and the wicked loathe them that are in the right way. The son that keepeth the word, shall be free from destruction.
John 7:7 The world cannot hate you: but me it hateth, because I give testimony of it, that the works thereof are evil,
John 15:18,19 If the world hate you, know ye that it hath hated me before you. . . .
Acts 4:23 And being let go, they came to their own company and related all that the chief priests and ancients had said to them.
1 Corinthians 10:21 You cannot drink the chalice of the Lord and the chalice of devils: you cannot be partakers of the table of the Lord and of the table of devils.
Ephesians 5:6-11 Let no man deceive you with vain words. For because of these things cometh the anger of God upon the children of unbelief. . . .
1 John 3:12-14 Not as Cain, who was of the wicked one and killed his brother. And wherefore did he kill him? Because his own works were wicked: and his brother's just. . . .
Proverbs 8:18,19 For my fruit is better than gold and the precious stone, and my blossoms than choice silver. . . .
Romans 13:12-14 The night is passed And the day is at hand. Let us, therefore cast off the works of darkness and put on the armour of light. . . .
Ephesians 4:17-20 This then I say and testify in the Lord: That henceforward you walk not as also the Gentiles walk in the vanity of their mind: . . .
Ephesians 5:8-14 For you were heretofore darkness, but now light in the Lord. Walk then as children of the light. . . .
Philippians 2:15 That you may be blameless and sincere children of God, without reproof, in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation: among whom you shine as lights in the world.
1 Thessalonians 5:4-8 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you as a thief. . . .
1 Peter 2:9,10 But you are a chosen generation, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people: that you may declare his virtues, who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: . . .
1 Peter 4:2-4 That now he may live the rest of his time in the flesh, not after the desires of men but according to the will of God. . . .
1 John 1:5-7 And this is the declaration which we have heard from him and declare unto you: That God is light and in him there is no darkness. . . .
ContextDo Not Be Unequally Yoked
13But having the same recompense (I speak as to my children): be you also enlarged. 14Bear not the yoke with unbelievers. For what participation hath justice with injustice? Or what fellowship hath light with darkness? 15And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath the faithful with the unbeliever?…
That I may make thee swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and earth, that thou take not a wife for my son, of the daughters of the Chanaanites, among whom I dwell:
Thou shalt not plough with an ox and an ass together.
For they have taken of their daughters for themselves and for their sons, and they have mingled the holy seed with the people of the lands. And the hand of the princes and magistrates hath been first in this transgression.
1 Corinthians 5:9
I wrote to you in an epistle, not to keep company with fornicators.
1 Corinthians 6:6
But brother goeth to law with brother: and that before unbelievers.
1 Corinthians 7:39
A woman is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth: but if her husband die, she is at liberty. Let her marry to whom she will: only in the Lord.
Be ye not therefore partakers with them.
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness: but rather reprove them.
1 John 1:6
If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in darkness, we lie and do not the truth.
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