Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.

They themselves

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Bible References

They promise

Galatians 5:1
For freedom did Christ make us free; stand fast, therefore, and be not entangled again in a yoke of bondage.
1 Peter 2:16
as free, and not holding your freedom as a cloak for wickedness, but as servants of God.

They themselves

John 8:34
Jesus answered them, "Verily, verily, I say to you, every one who commits sin is a slave of sin.
Romans 6:12
Let not sin, therefore, reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey its desires;
Titus 3:3
For we also were once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving manifold desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.


2 Peter 2:20
For if, after having escaped the defilements of the world in a full knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, but, having again become entangled with these, they are overcome, the last state has become worse with them than the first.
2 Timothy 2:26
and they may return to soberness out of the snare of the Devil, having been taken captive by him in accordance with his will.

General references

Luke 14:30
saying, 'This man began to build, and was not able to finish!'
Luke 17:32
Remember Lot's wife.