Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

After christ

General references

Bible References


Matthew 7:15
"Beware of false prophets, who, indeed, come to you in sheep's clothing, but within are ravening wolves.
Matthew 10:17
But beware of men; for they will deliver you up to high-councils, and in their synagogues they will scourge you;
Matthew 16:6
And Jesus said to them, "Take heed, and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees."
Philippians 3:2
Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil-workers, beware of the mutilation.
2 Peter 3:17
Ye, therefore, beloved, knowing these things beforehand, be on your guard, lest, being carried away with error of the wicked, ye fall from your own steadfastness.


Colossians 2:18
Let no one rob you of your prize, wishing to do it in humility and in a worshipping of angels, speculating about the things which he has seen, being vainly puffed up by the mind of his flesh,
Romans 16:17
Now I beseech you, brethren, to mark those who are causing the divisions and occasions of stumbling, contrary to the teaching which ye learned; and turn away from them.
Ephesians 5:6
Let no one deceive you with empty words; for, because of these things, comes the wrath of God upon the sons of disobedience.
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.
2 John 1:8
Take heed to yourselves, that ye lose not the things which we wrought, but that ye receive a full reward.


Acts 17:18
And some also of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers were encountering him. And some said, "What would this babbler wish to say?" And others said, He seems to be a proclaimer of foreign gods;" because he proclaimed the good tidings of Jesus and the resurrection.
Romans 1:21
because, having known God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor did they give thanks; but they became vain in their reasonings, and their senseless heart was darkened.
1 Corinthians 1:19
For it has been written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning will I set aside."
1 Corinthians 3:18
Let no one deceive himself. If any one among you thinks that he is wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may become wise.
1 Corinthians 15:35
But some one will say, "How are the dead raised? and with what kind of body do they come?"
2 Corinthians 10:5
casting down reasonings, and every high thing lifting itself up against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ;
2 Timothy 2:17
and their word will spread, as a gangrene; of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
2 Timothy 3:13
But evil men and imposters will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.

After the tradition

Colossians 2:22
(which are all for destruction in the using), according to the commandments and teachings of men?
Matthew 15:2
"Why do Thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they do not wash their hands, when they eat bread!"
Mark 7:3
For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, unless they wash their hands thoroughly, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders;
Galatians 1:14
and was making progress in Judaism above many companions of the same age in my own nation, being more exceedingly a zealot for my ancestral instructions.
1 Peter 1:18
knowing that, not with perishable things, with silver or gold, were ye redeemed from your vain course of life handed down from your fathers;

The rudiments

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,
Galatians 4:3
So we also, when we were children, were held in bondage under the elements of the world.
Ephesians 2:2
in which ye once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the authority of the air, the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience;

After christ

Ephesians 4:20
But ye did not so learn Christ;

General references

John 10:5
But a stranger they will in no wise follow, but will flee from him; because they know not the voice of strangers."