Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Bible References

Believe not

Deuteronomy 13:1
If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and gives you a sign or a wonder,
Proverbs 14:15
The simple believes every word: but the prudent man looks well where he is going.
Jeremiah 5:31
The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their own power; and my people love to have it so: and what will you do in the end?
Jeremiah 29:8
For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which you cause to be dreamed.
Matthew 7:15
Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Matthew 24:4
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
Romans 16:18
For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the innocent.
2 Peter 2:1
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who shall secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

Try

Luke 12:57
Yea, and why even of yourselves judge you not what is right?
Acts 17:11
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
Romans 16:19
For your obedience is well known unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and innocent concerning evil.
1 Corinthians 14:29
Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the others judge.
1 Thessalonians 5:21
Test all things; hold fast that which is good.
Revelation 2:2
I know your works, and your labor, and your patience, and how you can not bear them who are evil: and you have tried them who say they are apostles, and are not, and have found them liars:

General references

Deuteronomy 18:21
And if you say in your heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD has not spoken?
Proverbs 19:27
Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causes to stray from the words of knowledge.
Matthew 24:11
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
John 8:47
He that is of God hears God's words: you therefore hear them not, because you are not of God.
1 Corinthians 14:32
And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.