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
Though, if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned: such however will probably have more trouble in life: but I spare you.
Hebrews 13:4
Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed is not defiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

To abstain

Romans 14:3
Let not him, that eateth, despise him that eateth not; and let not him, that eateth not, censure him that eateth: for God hath received him.
1 Corinthians 8:8
But meat does not recommend us to God; for neither, if we eat, are we the better; nor the worse, if we eat not.
Colossians 2:20
If therefore ye be dead with Christ from the elements of the world; why, as if living in the world, are ye subject to ceremonial ordinances,
Hebrews 13:9
be not then carried about by various and strange doctrines; for it is good that the heart be established by grace, and not in meats, in which those that have been most exact, have not profited by them.


1 Timothy 4:4
For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be rejected, if it be received with thanksgiving:
Matthew 14:19
And having ordered the multitudes to sit down upon the grass, and taken the five loaves and the two fishes, He looked up to heaven and blessed them; and He brake the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples to the people: and they did all eat, and were satisfied;
Matthew 15:36
and taking the seven loaves and the fishes, when He had given thanks, He brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
Luke 24:30
And as He sat at table with them, He took bread and blessed it, and then brake it and gave to them.
John 6:23
though there came other vessels from Tiberias, near the place where they had eaten bread after the Lord had given thanks: when therefore the people saw that Jesus was not there,
Acts 27:35
And having spoken thus, he took bread and gave thanks to God in presence of them all, and when he had broken it he began to eat.
Romans 14:6
He that regardeth a day regardeth it to the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, in deference to the Lord he doth not regard it. So he, that eateth all sorts of food, eateth to the Lord; for he giveth God thanks for it; and he that eateth not of some kinds of food, in deference to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks for the rest.
1 Corinthians 10:30
And if I partake with thankfulness, why am I blamed for that, for which I give thanks?
Colossians 3:17
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to our God and Father by Him.


1 Timothy 2:4
who is willing that all men should be saved, and therefore come to the knowledge of the truth.
John 8:31
Therefore said Jesus to the Jews that believed on Him, If ye continue in my word, ye are indeed my disciples.
2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord; because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit, and belief of the truth:

General references

Matthew 19:10
His disciples say unto Him, if the case of a man with his wife be thus, it is not adviseable to marry:
Colossians 2:21
(such as "touch not, taste not,