Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

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Things are lawful

1 Corinthians 6:12
Are all things lawful for me? however, all things are not expedient: are all things lawful for me? however, I will not be a slave to any.
1 Corinthians 8:9
but take care that this liberty of yours does not prove a scandal to the weak.
Romans 14:15
now if your brother be endanger'd by your eating, you violate the obligations of love: for such a matter as eating, will you risk his life, for whom Christ died?


1 Corinthians 8:1
Now as to things offered to idols, 'tis certain that the knowledge you all pretend to have, swells you with pride, but 'tis charity that edifieth.
1 Corinthians 14:3
but he that expounds, speaks to the edification, exhortation, and comfort of men.
Romans 14:19
Let us therefore pursue those things which tend to peace, and mutual edification.
Romans 15:1
I add, we that are better inform'd ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not study our own pleasure.
2 Corinthians 12:19
do you think I have been making excuses for not coming? as I am a christian, in the presence of God, I have, my beloved, in every thing consulted your advantage.
Ephesians 4:29
let no obscene language defile your mouth, use only such as tends to edification, that it may be beneficial to the hearers.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
wherefore comfort and edify one another, as you have hitherto done.
1 Timothy 1:4
or trouble their heads with fables and endless genealogies, which rather promote disputes than the gospel-dispensation:

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2 Corinthians 6:3
as for us, we give no occasion of offence, that our ministry may not be blamed: