Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

General references

Bible References


1 Corinthians 7:28
But, even if you marry, you did not sin; and, if a virgin marry, she did not sin. Yet such will have tribulation in the flesh; and I am sparing you.
Hebrews 13:4
Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the bed be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

To abstain

Romans 14:3
Let not him that eats despise him that eats not; and let not him that does not eat despise him that eats; for God received him.
1 Corinthians 8:8
But food will not commend us to God; neither, if we eat not, are we lacking; nor, if we eat, do we abound.
Colossians 2:20
If ye died with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as if living in the world, do ye subject yourselves to decrees,
Hebrews 13:9
Be not carried away by manifold and strange teachings; for it is good that the heart be established with grace, not with foods, in which those who occupied themselves were not profited.


1 Timothy 4:4
Because every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, when it is received with thanksgiving;
Matthew 14:19
And, having commanded the multitudes to recline on the grass??aking the five loaves and two fishes??ooking up into the heaven, He blessed; and, having broken, He gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples to the multitudes.
Matthew 15:36
He took the seven loaves and the fishes; giving thanks, He broke, and was giving to the disciples; and the disciples to the multitudes.
Luke 24:30
And it came to pass, as He was reclining at table with them, that, taking the bread, He blessed it; and, breaking, He was giving to them;
John 6:23
(yet there came boats from Tiberias near to the place where they ate the bread, the Lord having given thanks):
Acts 27:35
And, having said these things, and taken bread, he gave thanks to God in presence of them all; and, breaking it, he began to eat.
Romans 14:6
He that regards the day regards it to the Lord; and he that eats eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he that eats not, to the Lord he eats not, and gives thanks to God.
1 Corinthians 10:30
If I partake with thankfulness, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?
Colossians 3:17
And whatsoever ye do in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.


1 Timothy 2:4
Who wisheth all men to be saved, and to come into a full knowledge of truth.
John 8:31
Jesus, therefore, said to those Jews who had believed on Him, "If ye abide in My word, ye are truly My disciples;
2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we ought to give thanks to God always for you, brethren, beloved by the Lord; because God, from the beginning, chose you to salvation, in sanctification of the Spirit and belief of truth;

General references

Matthew 19:10
The disciples say to Him, "If the case of the man is so with his wife, it is not expedient to marry."
Colossians 2:21
"Handle not, taste not, touch not,"