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

Matthew 7:15
And beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheeps clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.
Matthew 24:4
And Jesus answered them, See that no one deceive you:
Romans 16:18
and avoid them; for such people serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by a soothing address and good words deceive the hearts of the innocent.
2 Peter 2:1
But there were indeed false prophets among the people of old, as there will be also among you false teachers, who will privately introduce pernicious heresies, denying even the Lord that bought them, and bringing upon themselves swift destruction,

Try

Luke 12:57
and why do ye not even of yourselves judge what is right?
Acts 17:11
These were more ingenuous than those at Thessalonica; for they received the word with all readiness of mind, searching the scriptures daily, whether these things were so.
Romans 16:19
For your obedience is come to the knowledge of all: and therefore I rejoice on your account; but yet I would have you wise to that which is good, and simple as to that which is evil.
1 Corinthians 14:29
And let but two or three of the prophets speak, and the others judge.
1 Thessalonians 5:21
yet try all things, and hold fast that which is good.
Revelation 2:2
I know thy works, and thy labor, and thy patience, and that thou canst not bear those that are evil: and thou hast tried those who say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars; and hast borne trouble, and hast patience;

General references

Matthew 24:11
and because iniquity shall abound,
John 8:47
He, that is of God, receiveth the words of God; but ye therefore receive them not, because ye are not of God.
1 Corinthians 14:32
And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets: