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Bible Quotes
The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.”
(Genesis 3:12) ESV

Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
(Genesis 3:13) ESV

But Moses said to the Lord, “Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and of tongue.” Then the Lord said to him, “Who has made man's mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.” But he said, “Oh, my Lord, please send someone else.” Then the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses and he said, “Is there not Aaron, your brother, the Levite? I know that he can speak well. Behold, he is coming out to meet you, and when he sees you, he will be glad in his heart.
(Exodus 4:10-14) ESV

And Aaron said, “Let not the anger of my lord burn hot. You know the people, that they are set on evil. For they said to me, ‘Make us gods who shall go before us. As for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.’ So I said to them, ‘Let any who have gold take it off.’ So they gave it to me, and I threw it into the fire, and out came this calf.”
(Exodus 32:22-24) ESV

And some Hebrews crossed the fords of the Jordan to the land of Gad and Gilead. Saul was still at Gilgal, and all the people followed him trembling. He waited seven days, the time appointed by Samuel. But Samuel did not come to Gilgal, and the people were scattering from him. So Saul said, “Bring the burnt offering here to me, and the peace offerings.” And he offered the burnt offering. As soon as he had finished offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came. And Saul went out to meet him and greet him. Samuel said, “What have you done?” And Saul said, “When I saw that the people were scattering from me, and that you did not come within the days appointed, and that the Philistines had mustered at Michmash, ...
(1 Samuel 13:7-14) ESV

But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a youth’; for to all to whom I send you, you shall go, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, declares the Lord.”
(Jeremiah 1:7,8) ESV

To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” And Jesus said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” Yet another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but let me first say farewell to those at my home.” Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”
(Luke 9:59-62) ESV

But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. Please have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them. Please have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’
(Luke 14:18-20) ESV

And as he reasoned about righteousness and self-control and the coming judgment, Felix was alarmed and said, “Go away for the present. When I get an opportunity I will summon you.”
(Acts 24:25) ESV

For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
(Romans 1:20) ESV

Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things.
(Romans 2:1) ESV1

Inspirational Quotes from Famous People

As soon as I step on the court I just try to play tennis and don't find excuses. You know, I just lost because I lost, not because my arm was sore.
--Goran Ivanisevic – Croatian Athlete Born 1971

Bad excuses are worse than none.
--Thomas Fuller – English Clergyman Born 1608 Died 1661

Don't make excuses and Don't talk about it. Do it.
--Melvyn Douglas – American Actor Born 1901 Died 1981

Excuses change nothing, but make everyone feel better.
--Mason Cooley – American Writer Born 1927 Died 2002

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
--Benjamin Franklin – American Politician Born 1706 Died 1790

I am not the kind of woman who excuses her mistakes while reminding us of what used to be.
--Gene Tierney – American Actress Born 1920 Died 1991

I do not believe in excuses. I believe in hard work as the prime solvent of life's problems.
--James Cash Penney – American Businessman Born 1875 Died 1971

I think what's going on in Guantanamo Bay and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A. I wouldn't say it's the cause of terrorism, but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts.
--Jimmy Carter – American President Born 1924

Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it.
--Addison Mizner – American Architect Born1872 Died 1933

It happens to the best of them. You lay off singing and your throat gets out of practice. No excuses. I blew it.
--Bobby Darin – American Musician Born 1936 Died 1973

Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
--George Washington Carver – American Scientist Born 1864 Died 1943

Several excuses are always less convincing than one.
--Aldous Huxley – English Novelist Born 1894 Died 1963

The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that's the day you start to the top.
--O. J. Simpson – American Athlete Born 1947

The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
--G. M. Trevelyan – English Historian Born 1876 Died 1962

The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself.
--Henry Ward Beecher – American Clergyman Born 1813 Died 18874

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Excuses and the Bible

Excuses began with the first sin ever committed.  "And He said, …'Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?' The man said, 'The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.' Then the Lord God said to the woman, 'What is this you have done?' The woman said, 'The serpent deceived me, and I ate.'" Genesis 3:11-13, NIV.

When confessing sin, don't make excuses.  "When tempted, no one should say, 'God is tempting me.' For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed." James 1:13-15, NIV.

Don't look for excuses to get out of your marriage. "But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to commit adultery, and anyone who marries a woman so divorced commits adultery." Matthew 5:32, NIV.

When God gives direction He expects cooperation not excuses. He will supply whatever is needed. "But Moses pleaded, 'O Lord, I am just not a good speaker. I never have been, and I'm not now, even after you have spoken to me, for I have a speech impediment. 'Who makes mouths?' Jehovah asked him, Isn't it I, the Lord? Who makes a man so that he can speak or not speak, see or not see, hear or not hear? Now go ahead and do as I tell you, for I will help you to speak well, and I will tell you what to say.'" Exodus 4:10-12, TLB.

We are not to make excuses to avoid responding to God's invitation. "Hearing this, a man sitting at the table with Jesus exclaimed, 'What a privilege it would be to get into the Kingdom of God!' Jesus replied with this illustration: 'A man prepared a great feast and sent out many invitations. When all was ready, he sent his servant around to notify the guests that it was time for them to arrive. But they all began making excuses. One said he had just bought a field and wanted to inspect it, and asked to be excused. Another said he had just bought five pair of oxen and wanted to try them out. Another had just been married and for that reason couldn't come. The servant returned and reported to his master what they had said. His master was angry and told him to go quickly into the streets and alleys of the city and to invite …anyone you find to come, so that the house will be full. For none of those I invited first will get even the smallest taste of what I had prepared for them." Luke 14:15-24, TLB.2


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Definition of Excuse

1. a. To explain (a fault or an offense) in the hope of being forgiven or understood: He arrived late and excused his tardiness in a flimsy manner.

b. To apologize for (oneself) for an act that could cause offense: She excused herself for being late.

2. a. To grant pardon to; forgive: We quickly excused the latecomer.

b. To make allowance for; overlook: Readers must excuse the author's youth and inexperience. 

3. To serve as justification for: Brilliance does not excuse bad manners.

4. To free, as from an obligation or duty; exempt: In my state, physicians and lawyers are excused from jury duty.

5. To give permission to leave; release: The child ate quickly and asked to be excused.3




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