Apostate - Sym, "apostasies." - Defined
"Apostasy." to "stand away from." ..the sense of "desertion; abandonment; rebellion." "Unfaithfulness," "Acts of lawlessness," “Adulterating” “mockers” “ungodly buffoons”.
Thus are the pathways of all those forgetting God, and the very hope of an apostate will perish,
He would also be my salvation, for before him no apostate will come in.
Job 13: 16
For the assembly of apostates is sterile, and fire itself must eat up the tents of bribery.
Upright people stare in amazement at this, and even the innocent one gets excited over the apostate.
That the joyful cry of wicked people is short and the rejoicing of an apostate is for a moment?
For what is the hope of an apostate in case he cuts him off, in case God carries off his soul from him?
So that an apostate man may not reign, nor there be snares of the people.
And those apostate in heart will themselves lay up anger. They should not cry for help because he has bound them.
Among the apostate mockers for a cake there was a grinding of their teeth even against me.
By his mouth the one who is an apostate brings his fellowman to ruin, but by knowledge are the righteous rescued.
That is why God will not rejoice even over their young men, and upon their fatherless boys and upon their widows he will have no mercy; because all of them are apostates and evildoers and every mouth is speaking senselessness. In view of all this his anger has not turned back, but his hand is stretched out still.
Against an apostate nation I shall send him, and against the people of my fury I shall issue a command to him, to take much spoil and to take much plunder and to make it a trampling place like the clay of the streets.
. . because the senseless one himself will speak mere senselessness, and his very heart will work at what is hurtful, to work at apostasy and to speak against Jehovah what is wayward, to cause the soul of the hungry one to go empty, and he causes even the thirsty one to go without drink itself.
In Zion the sinners have come to be in dread; shivering has grabbed hold of the apostates: 'Who of us can reside for any time with a devouring fire? Who of us can reside for any time with longlasting conflagrations?'
O God, the hope of Israel, all those who are leaving you will be put to shame. Those apostatizing from me will be written down even in the earth, because they have left the source of living water, God.
Therefore this is what God has said against the prophets: "Here I am making them eat wormwood, and I will give them poisoned water to drink. For from the prophets of Jerusalem apostasy has gone forth to all the land."
And those who are acting wickedly against the covenant, he will lead into apostasy by means of smooth words. But as regards the people who are knowing their God, they will prevail and act effectively.
But they have heard it rumored about you that you have been teaching all the Jews among the nations an apostasy from Moses, telling them neither to circumcise their children nor to walk in the solemn customs.
Let no one seduce you in any manner, because it will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness gets revealed, the son of destruction.