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TM19782017

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I read a verse a while back that talked about someone following their path and how it appeared to everyone around them that the individual was going the wrong way, and to ignore them.

I only read it once I believe and my searches have turned up empty.

Thanks for any help!
 

dcontroversal

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Proverbs 2 through Proverbs 9 all deal with the path of wisdom and not being distracted, led astray etc. by the wicked that go their own way....try those.....
 

garee

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I read a verse a while back that talked about someone following their path and how it appeared to everyone around them that the individual was going the wrong way, and to ignore them.

I only read it once I believe and my searches have turned up empty.

Thanks for any help!
I would say rather than ignore... give them coals of fire in a hope of cleansing, turning them.

Proverbs 26:4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
 

p_rehbein

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I read a verse a while back that talked about someone following their path and how it appeared to everyone around them that the individual was going the wrong way, and to ignore them.

I only read it once I believe and my searches have turned up empty.

Thanks for any help!
Who was to be ignored? The one following their path, or those who thought they were going the wrong way?
Not sure from your comment........

Top of my head, sounds like something that would be found in Proverbs...........dunno though.......never read it

If you can remember a key word or two, do a "search" and it might pop up
 

Eli12

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I read a verse a while back that talked about someone following their path and how it appeared to everyone around them that the individual was going the wrong way, and to ignore them.

I only read it once I believe and my searches have turned up empty.

Thanks for any help!
There are two similar passages, one in OT and the other in NT:

Num 11:26 There were two of the men still in the camp. Their names were Elʹdad and Meʹdad. And the spirit began to settle down on them, as they were among those whose names had been written down, but they had not gone out to the tent. So they began to behave as prophets in the camp. 27 And a young man ran and reported to Moses: “Elʹdad and Meʹdad are behaving as prophets in the camp!” 28 Then Joshua the son of Nun, the minister of Moses from his youth, responded and said: “My lord Moses, restrain them!” 29 But Moses said to him: “Are you jealous for me? No, I wish that all of Jehovah’s people were prophets and that Jehovah would put his spirit on them!”

Mark 9:38 John said to him: “Teacher, we saw a certain man expelling demons by the use of your name and we tried to prevent him, because he was not accompanying us.” 39 But Jesus said: “Do not try to prevent him, for there is no one that will do a powerful work on the basis of my name that will quickly be able to revile me; 40 for he that is not against us is for us. 41 For whoever gives YOU a cup of water to drink on the ground that YOU belong to Christ, I truly tell YOU, he will by no means lose his reward. 42 But whoever stumbles one of these little ones that believe, it would be finer for him if a millstone such as is turned by an ass were put around his neck and he were actually pitched into the sea.

Maybe you were looking for one of them, or for both of them.
 

MattforJesus

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I read a verse a while back that talked about someone following their path and how it appeared to everyone around them that the individual was going the wrong way, and to ignore them.

I only read it once I believe and my searches have turned up empty.

Thanks for any help!
Pro 16:25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

2Ti 3:4 lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
2Ti 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
2Ti 3:6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
2Ti 3:7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

1Ti 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness(money, material things above their needs): from such withdraw thyself.

1Co 5:11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
1Co 5:12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?
1Co 5:13 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

2Th 3:14 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.
2Th 3:15 Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

2Th 3:6 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.
 

TM19782017

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Thank you all for your replies but none of them seem to strike a chord.

Here is a question?
Has anyone else believed they read a biblical verse at one time but for some reason, you cannot find it again?
Maybe due to the many versions of the Bible OR, maybe you heard something in the spirit that you confused with scripture?

Strange question, I know
 

TheDivineWatermark

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When I first read your OP, the only thing that came to mind was, could you possibly have been thinking of the prophets like Jeremiah, Ezekiel [priest], or Hosea... having to do kind of "different" things... but then I thought, nah, probably not [something like] that. Sorry I cannot be of better help.
 

Sipsey

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Proverbs 1:15 (KJV)
[15] My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:

Psalms 27:11 (KJV)
[11] Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.

Proverbs 4:14 (KJV)
[14] ¶ Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.

Joel 2:8 (KJV)
[8] Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded.

Proverbs 2:20 (KJV)
[20] That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.

Isaiah 59:8 (KJV)
[8] The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.

Jeremiah 6:16 (KJV)
[16] Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.

Hebrews 12:13 (KJV)
[13] And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
 

TM19782017

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Proverbs 1:15 (KJV)
[15] My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:

Psalms 27:11 (KJV)
[11] Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.

Proverbs 4:14 (KJV)
[14] ¶ Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.

Joel 2:8 (KJV)
[8] Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded.

Proverbs 2:20 (KJV)
[20] That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.

Isaiah 59:8 (KJV)
[8] The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.

Jeremiah 6:16 (KJV)
[16] Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.

Hebrews 12:13 (KJV)
[13] And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
Thank you, very good ones but still not the one I recall.
 

Sipsey

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Thank you, very good ones but still not the one I recall.
Can you recall the particular translation you were reading?

I have a program called “Bibleworks” on my old laptop that has a phenomenal search feature. I often use it when doing serious digging for a verse that I can only vaguely remember.
 

Sipsey

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As far as forgetting, or only remembering snippets of a verse, that is normal, in my world. I often “paraphrase,” and according to a book that looked at the NT quotes from the OT, the Apostles often slightly modified their quotes for their audience.
 

TM19782017

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Can you recall the particular translation you were reading?

I have a program called “Bibleworks” on my old laptop that has a phenomenal search feature. I often use it when doing serious digging for a verse that I can only vaguely remember.
The problem is, I only read it one time and my specific word remembrance is not accurate.

I only began reading on the regular about 3-4 years ago and usually topic search when an uneasy feeling is present.
In time, I believe I will see it again and when I do, I will revive this post...

Thank you everyone for trying.