Saint James, in his New-Testament epistle, in his chapter 2 verse 24, states (in essence) that "we" (whoever we includes) are saved (i.e. "justified") by [good?] works (whatever those 'works' consist of). accord with what Jesus stated:

John 6:28 Then they said to him, "What must we do, to be doing the works of God?"
John 6:29 Jesus answered them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent."

James 2:19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe--and shudder.

Note that "doing the works of God" to become and [continue to] be, "saved" involves human effort and work, and has NOTHING [directly] to do with atoning against sins -- which redemption was provided only by Divinity (NOT mere human work or effort) being crucified to death on a cross, then resurrected and ascended).

And WHO is "He whom He sent"?

Acts 16:31 And they said, "Believe [on/in] the Lord Jesus [NOT Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Mendez, Schumer, Durbin, Franken, Ellison, Obamascare's De Perle, myself, yourself, and our ilk], and you will be saved, you and your household [them also?]."

Is that it? Is that all?

Well, there is that [alone]....but more (IF a person gets the time and opportunity to do the following):

Romans 10:9 ....if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. [which is how The Penitent Thief on a Cross was saved, who had neither opportunity nor resources at the time to ingest eucharist, be baptized by immersion, rob any banks, etc.]

So, as people have opportunity, there is more to being "saved!"

"Saved" from what, or who?

Proverbs 2:16 You will be saved from the loose woman, from the adventuress with her smooth words....
First Thessalonians 1:10 and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead [it was not instead a coma nor pharmaceutically-induced unconsciousness], Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.

Does that include doctrinal obedience and conformity to God's Law(s), [being that "we're not under law but under grace" -- whatever the duce THAT means]?

Luke 6:46 "Why do you call me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do ["do WHAT???"] what I tell you?"

Mark 10:17 ...a man ran up and knelt before Him, and asked Him, "Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
18 And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good but God alone [so if you think I'm good, you must think I'm God....because obviously no human is PERFECTLY good, because Solomon in Ecclesiastes 7:20 said: "Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who always does good and never sins"].
19 You know the commandments: 'Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.'"
20 And he said to Him, "Teacher [like calling George W Bush 'governor' instead of "President"], all these I have observed from my youth."
21 And Jesus looking upon him loved him [that's NOT erotic love, to make that QUITE clear to potential or active homo-effeminate pseudo-"gay" sodomites!], and said to him, "You lack one thing; go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."
22 At that saying his countenance fell, and he went away sorrowful; for he had great possessions.
23 And Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, "How hard it will be for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!"
24 And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said to them again, "Children [or "Kids?"], how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!
25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a [sewing - NOT simply Mideast/Near-East/Far-East camel-collar] needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."

Break! Time for: "The Context" (demanded from those who insist that The Whole Context of The Whole Bible must be read to allow quotation of John 3:16, rightly interpreted) =

First Peter 3:21 Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a clear conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ [is the "of Jesus Christ" part really Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Mendez, Schumer, Durbin, Franken, Ellison, Obamascare's De Perle, myself, yourself, and our ilk?]

Luke 18:18 And a ruler asked Him, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"
19 And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good but God alone [so do you understand Who you are speaking to?].
20 You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.'"
21 And he said, "All these I have observed from my youth."
22 And when Jesus heard it, He said to him, "One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."
23 But when he heard this he became sad, for he was very rich.
24 Jesus looking at him said, "How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!
25 For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a [stitching - NOT merely Mideast/Near-East/Far-East camel-collar] needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
26 Those who heard it said, "Then who can be saved?"
27 But He said, "What is impossible with men is possible with God [Conclusion: "only GOD can enter the kingdom of heaven?"]."
28 And Peter said, "Wow, we have left our homes and followed you."
29 And He said to them, "Truly, I say to you, there is no man who has [non-realistically?] left house [so he freezes to death out in the bitter cold?] or wife [but not substitutionary harlots, internet porn, nor altar boys to paederestically abuse as marriage-is-forbidden cultic-catholic priests?] or brothers or parents or [bratty, sassy-snotty, shrieking?] children, for the sake of the kingdom of God,
30 who will not receive manifold more in this time, and in the age to come, eternal life."

It is easy to detect what we should NOT do to be "saved" (some of which relates to that 'loose-woman adventuress' previously mentioned):

First Corinthians 6:9 (KJ21 and NKJV only, please) Do you not know that the non-righteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, effeminate [i.e. homo-"gay" if you don't mind me echoing others who have polluted a perfectly good word for attempted self-legitimization and pseudo-justification], sodomites,
10 thieves, greedy, drunkards, revilers, nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of God.
11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.

So simply being "washed" saves us? Taking a bath or shower - with or without fluoride mixed in with "pure" [city?] water? So we were both sanctified and ourselves? Or by some pastor or priest blasphemously playing God by pronouncing absolution for us?

No, we were sanctified AND the name of: [trumpet fanfare, now]: [here goes]: [are you ready for this?]: the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. Beats the feces/dung/etc. out of some occasionally/partially-defiled sinful pastor or priest self-presuming authority to pardon anyone in Anyone's name.

What does "more required to be saved" possibly include, upon which basis God will separate good [proverbial] "sheep" from evil [proverbial] "goats" on Judgment Day after the coming Millennium?

Matthew chapter 25 adds to the list of what it really takes to be "saved:"

Matthew 25:23 His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much; enter into the joy of your master.'
24 He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, 'Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not winnow;
25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.'
26 But his master answered him, 'You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sowed, and gather where I have not winnowed?
27 Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest.
28 So take the talent from him, and give it to him who has the ten talents.
30 And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.'

Matthew 25:31 When the Son of man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne.
32 Before Him will be gathered all the nations, and He will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats,
33 and He will place the sheep at His right hand, but the goats at the left.
34 Then the King will say to those at His right hand, 'Come, blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world;
35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food, I was thirsty and you gave Me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed Me,
36 I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you visited Me, I was in prison and you came to Me.'
37 Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink?
38 And when did we see You a stranger and welcome You, or naked and clothe You?
39 And when did we see You sick or in prison and visit You?'
40 And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to Me.'
41 Then He will say to those at his left hand, 'Depart from Me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels [if you can call them that; I prefer: demons....but whatever the Greek Text is, go with that];
42 for I was hungry and you gave Me no food, I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink,
43 I was a stranger and you did not welcome Me, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.'
44 Then they also will answer, 'Lord, ["Lord?" "Every knee shall bow To Me, says the LORD!] when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?'
45 Then he will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to Me.'
46 And they will go away into eternal [a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time?] punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."

In temporary summary, the growing list of what it actually takes to genuinely be "saved" is:

(1) Believing in the Lord Jesus
(2) Confessiung with the lips that Jesus is Lord and believing in the heart that God raised Him from the dead
(3) "Observing" the commandments of 'Do not murder, do not commit [rather than do not perform] adultery, steal, bear [i.e. utter] false witness [i.e. lie or a perjury], defraud [relates to stealing], dishonor your [biological or adopted] father and mother [and there are more of the Ten Commandments to perhaps "observe"]
(4) Being baptized
(5) Sell all possessions and distribute to the poor (if "rich" - however that is and is not determined)
(6) Not being a fornicator, idolater, adulterer, effeminate, sodomite, thief, greedy, drunkard, reviler, nor robber
(7) Being washed
(8) Investing at least one "Talent" [whatever]
(9) Giving food to a hungry person, drink to a thirsty person, welcome to some stranger, clothing to someone naked [then denuding them for sex later on?], visit to some sick person, visitation to some prisoner.

Want MORE? To discover what human works ["Every good and perfect gift is from above, The Father of Lights"] to do to be "saved?"

John 6:51 I am the living bread which [or Who?] came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live for ever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is My flesh." ['Holy Cannibalism?']
52 The Jews [as would we] then disputed among themselves, saying, "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?" [Criticism obviously understood!]
53 So Jesus said to them, "Truly,I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink His blood, you have no life in you;
54 he who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at The Last Day. [He will raise most everyone up at The Last Day anyway, won't He?]

Add to the list:

(10) eating The Bread of Life
(11) Eating the flesh of The Son of Man and drinking His blood.

Tasty. Yumm. Who needs confessionals when we can daily or weekly or monthly chow and slup ourselves into a clean slate?

Those destined for Heaven obey the Law to salvation because they love the LORD. Those destined for Hell obey only because they're forced to by threat of punishment, and to [maliciously] set up trusting saints for ultimate surprise-attack backstabbing.

Benign and even moral or righteous-sounding words are frequently used by deceptive persons for underhanded and nefarious purposes and motivations.

When we hear someone state that those of religions other than othodox and fundamentalist Christianity are "people of faith," are they trying to obfuscate something?

That phrase is typically used by cultic false prophets whose intentions are to give esteem to who and what should not be esteemed, glory to who and what glory should not be given, legitimacy to who and what should not be regarded as legitimate, equality with who and that which is anything but equal to the weaselworded inference.

The treacherous should rather have proclaimed that those of non-Christian religions are: "people of superstition."

Have you ever seen a drug-dealing rapper negro or nude-model type wearing a Christian cross? Why do they do that? Is the cross necklace supposed to justify or negate their wicked behaviors? Are they trying to deceive or mock and blaspheme genuine Christianity and the Lord of Christians by wearing that cross?

Romans 2:24 For, as it is written, "The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you."

The same can be said about goody-goody words (and conversely, repulsively-disgusting words). It all depends in what motivating context they are said, as to if the words are associated with righteousness, or instead, wickedness. Notice the crucial qualifiers to the words: "faith" and "hate" in the Scripture references below:

Acts 3:16 And His name, by faith in His name, has made this man strong whom you see and know; and the faith which is through Jesus has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all.

Acts 24:24 After some days Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was a Jewess; and he sent for Paul and heard him speak upon faith in Christ Jesus.

Romans 3:21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from law, although the law and the prophets bear witness to it,
22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction
23 since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
24 they are justified by His (NOT "her") grace as a gift, through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus (not Obama nor even Biden),
25 whom God put forward as an expiation by His blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in His divine forbearance He had passed over former sins;
26 it was to prove at the present time that He Himself is righteous and that He justifies him who has faith in Jesus (not anyone else of any other religion).

Galatians 2:15 We ourselves, who are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners,
16 yet who know that a man is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ....

Galatians 3:22 But the scripture consigned all things to sin, that what was promised to faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.

Ephesians 1:15 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints

Philippians 3:9 ....and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own, based on law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith

Colossians 2:12 ....and you were "buried with Him in baptism" [these now-and-then euphemisms are troubling, as Saint Peter would agree. See my tombstone in your local morgue or cemetery?], in which you were also raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead [now we're getting REAL, and physical!].

First Timothy 1:14 ...and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

Second Timothy 1:13 Follow the pattern of the sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus;

Philemon 1:5 ...because I hear of your love and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and all the saints

James 2:1 My brethren, show no partiality as you hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory.
James 2:14 What does it profit, my brethren, if a man says he has faith but has not works? Can his faith save him?
James 2:24 You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone.
James 2:26 For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so faith apart from works is dead.

Revelation 13:10 If any one is to be taken captive, to captivity he goes; if any one slays with the sword, with the sword must he be slain. Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints [a great verse for wannabe-escapist pre-trib rapturists!].
Revelation 14:12 Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.

A few verses regarding the nasty-or-instead-nice? words: "blind, "fools," "hide," "vengeance," "fear," and "jealousy:"

Isaiah 42:19 Who is blind but My servant [not seeing immodest exhibitionists flaunting body parts in warm weather], or deaf [away from vulgar-lyrics rap and feminist-mophead jaw-flappers noise...jamming such with earphoned radio-static-noise override!] as My messenger whom I send? Who is blind as My dedicated one, or blind as the servant of the LORD?
John 9:39 Jesus said, "For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind." [this from One who repeatedly healed the blind, sort of like a renowned brain surgeon being a San Quentin executioner!]

Matthew 5:22 But I say to you that every one who is angry with his brother shall be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother shall be liable to the council, and whoever says, 'You fool!' shall be liable to the hell of fire.
Matthew 23:17 You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that has made the gold sacred?

The satanic world says: "Be brave, don't hide. Be courageous. Take a chance. Don't be a wimp, or scaredy cat. Live dangerously. Whatsa matter colonial sanders....CHICKEN?

The Bible says:

Isaiah 26:20 Come, My people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until the wrath is past. [Great for avoiding lethal blast effects of nuclear explosions]

Psalm 91:11 For He will give his angels charge of you to guard you in all your ways.
Matthew 4:6 and [The Tempter] said to Him, "IF (not "since" nor "being that") you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written, 'He will give His angels charge of you,' and 'On their hands they will bear You up, lest you strike Your foot against a stone.'" [Sounds sensational. Maybe the Roman media will cover it on YouTube and Facebook, and that should convince everyone -- without having to go to the cross and die a painful cruel death at the hands of disbelieving "jews" not worthy to be called Jews]
Luke 4:10 for it is written, 'He will give His angels charge of you, to guard you,' [Yes...... Yes...... What else?]

[ Notice that Satan left out the vital last phrase: "in all your ways" of Psalm 91:11 in Satan's mis-applied and thus out-of-context misquotations recorded in the-Devil-only-had-it-partly-right Matthew 4:6 and Satan-was-even not-complete-enough-yet Luke 4:10]

Contemplate the "unconditional love" of an "always-tolerant-and-forgiving" God:

Deuteronomy 32:35 Vengeance is mine, and recompense, for the time when their foot shall slip; for the day of their calamity is at hand, and their doom comes swiftly.
Romans 12:19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God; for it is written, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord."
Hebrews 10:30 For we know Him who said, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay." And again, "The Lord will judge His people."

Genesis 31:42 If the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the Fear of Isaac, had not been on my side, surely now you would have sent me away empty-handed. God saw my affliction and the labor of my hands, and rebuked you last night."
53 The God of Abraham and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us." So Jacob swore by the Fear of his father Isaac
Leviticus 19:14 You shall not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block before the blind [by depriving them of Medicare and Medicaid for anti-glaucoma, anti-cataract, and anti-corneal-abrasion treatment], but you shall fear your God: I am the LORD.
32 You shall rise up before the hoary head [and not deprive them of monthly Social Security checks to pay recurrent monthly bills, starting at cut-off age 60, according to Leviticus 27:7], and honor the face of an old man [and not deprive them of monthly Social Security checks starting at cut-off age 60, according to Leviticus 27:7], and you shall fear your God: I am the LORD.
Leviticus 25:36 Take no interest from him or increase, but fear your God; that your brother may live beside you.
Deuteronomy 5:29 Oh that they had such a mind as this always, to fear Me and to keep all My commandments [and some thought that simply and mindlessly claiming "I accepted Jesus as my personal Savior and Lord" or "I'm a Christian, also" or "I wear a Christian-cross necklace now and then" was all that was needed!], that it might go well with them and with their children for ever!]
Deuteronomy 10:12 And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways, to love Him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul
Deuteronomy 13:4 You shall walk after the LORD your God and fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice, and you shall serve Him and cleave to Him.
Ecclesiastes 12:13 The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God, and keep His commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.

First Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and there is One Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus (and he/she ain't Mohammed, Buddha, Confucius, Marx, Darwin, Hitler, Moon, Jim Jones, Gandhi, JFK nor Obama, A-Mini-Jihad of Iran, Marty L King, The Dolly Lahmah, Schultz/Olbermann/Malloy/Maddow/Miller/Hartmann, etc.)

The satanic world says:

"We are all children of God."

The Bible says:

Romans 9:8 This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are reckoned as descendants.
Galatians 4:31 So, brethren, we are not children of the slave but of the free woman.
First John 3:10 By this it may be seen who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not do right is not of God, nor he who does not love his brother.

The satanic world says:

"It's party night. Time to get drunk and do sex orgies."

The Bible says:

Exodus 23:2 You shall not follow a [Egyptian-protestor-insurrectionists] multitude to do evil; nor shall you bear witness in a suit, turning aside after a multitude, so as to pervert justice

Ephesians 5:18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit

First Corinthians 10:7 Do not be idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, "The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to dance."
8 We must not indulge in immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day.
Second Timothy 2:22 But flee youthful lusts, and follow righteousness, faith, love, peace, with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

The satanic world says:

"Keep your laws off my body, your religious beliefs in church, and out of public schools and government. Keep your free speech private, to yourself alone, and do not bother us with it."

The Bible says:

First Kings 18:17 When Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab said to him, "Is it you, you troubler of Israel?"
18 And he answered, "I have not troubled Israel; but you have, and your father's house, because you have rejected the commandments of the LORD and followed the Baals.

Second Thessalonians 1:6 ...since indeed God deems it just to repay with affliction those who afflict you

Matthew 5:13 You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trodden under foot by men.
14 You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid.
15 Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Everything the satanic world expects and tells Christians to do, authentic Christians do just(!) the opposite:

Luke 7:31 To what then shall I compare the men of this generation, and what are they like?
32 They are like children sitting in the market place and calling to one another, 'We piped to you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not weep.'
33 For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine; and you say, 'He has a demon.'
34 The Son of man has come eating and drinking; and you say, 'Hey, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!'
35 Yet wisdom is justified by all her children."

We already are well aware of how pervert homoeffeminate and pervert homosodomites and their media supporters have tried to de-villify their abhorrent and obnoxious same-gender sexual orientation by [mis]-using the formerly value words of: "gay" and: "rights." The same has been done by those "dedicated" to committing (NOT "performing") the sin and crime (not "right") of abortion-homicide MURDER (not the misapplicable word: "choice" which has nothing specifically applicable to doing abortion-homicide any more than any OTHER choice about anything else! Abortion murder has never been "legal" in God's estimation, and such criminal abortion-homicide causes NOT "reproductive freedom" nor "women's health" but instead slavery to sterility-enhancing extinction and women's inevitable death - NOT "health" (not to mention the painful and needless death against (not "for") the womb-babe)!

Ditto concerning (NOT "regarding") those who mis-consider the heretical myth (NOT "fact") of evolution mythology as: "science" -- and/or those who mis-construe particularly-during-warm-weather porno-immodesty, licentuousness, and lasciviousness: "erotic art."

Consider the words within the text of Bible verses below to discover that any positive or good-sounding words contrasted with negative and bad-sounding words MUST be related to either God or Christ Jesus to actually be deemed "good" or instead "evil."

In other words, any pleasant or instead repugnant words MUST be associated with either God or Christ Jesus to determine whether they are, in fact, "evil" or instead "good."

For example, what - in truth - are really "hate crimes" -- compared to what in truth are really "love crimes?"

Second Chronicles 19:2 But Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to King Jehoshaphat, "Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD? Because of this, wrath has gone out against you from the LORD."

Psalm 26:5 I hate the company of evildoers, and I will not sit with the wicked.
45:7 love righteousness and hate wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows
97:10 The LORD loves those who hate evil; He preserves the lives of His saints; He delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
101:3 I will not set before my eyes anything that is base. I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cleave to me.

David acknowledged some hatred is caused by his own doing:

Psalm 35:19 Let not those rejoice over me who are wrongfully my foes, and let not those wink the eye who hate me without cause.
38:19 Those who are my foes without cause are mighty, and many are those who hate me wrongfully.


Psalm 119:113 I hate double-minded men, but I love Your law.
128 Therefore I direct my steps by all Your precepts; I hate every false way.
163 I hate and abhor falsehood, but I love Your law.
139:21 Do I not hate those who hate You, LORD? And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
22 I hate them with perfect hatred; I count them my enemies.

Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is hatred against evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.

Isaiah 61:8 For I the LORD love justice, I hate robbery and wrong; I will faithfully give them their recompense, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.

Hosea 9:15 Every evil of theirs is in Gilgal; there I began to hate them. Because of the wickedness of their works I will drive them out of My house. I will love them no more; all their princes are rebels.

Amos 5:15 Hate evil, and love good, and establish justice in the gate; it may be that the LORD, the God of hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.
21 I hate, I despise your feasts, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies.
6:8 The Lord GOD has sworn by himself (says the LORD, the God of hosts): "I abhor the pride of Jacob, and hate his strongholds; and I will deliver up the city and all that is in it."

Zechariah 8:16 These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another, render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace,
17 do not devise evil in your hearts against one another, and love no false oath, for all these things I hate, says the LORD."

Malachi 2:16 "For I hate divorce," says the LORD the God of Israel, "and covering one's garment with violence," says the LORD of hosts. So take heed to yourselves and do not be faithless."

Luke 14:26 If any one comes to Me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.
Luke 16:13 No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon."

Romans 12:9 Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good

Revelation 2:6 Yet this you have, you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.