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
And beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheeps clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.
Matthew 10:17
Beware of evil men; for they will deliver you up to their councils, and will scourge you in their synagogues.
Matthew 16:6
and therefore when Jesus said to them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the pharisees and of the sadducees,
Philippians 3:2
Beware of those that are like dogs, beware of evil doers, beware of the concision.
2 Peter 3:17
Do ye therefore, beloved, as ye know these things before, take heed least being seduced together with them by the error of the wicked, ye should fall from your own stedfastness.


Colossians 2:18
Let no one deprive you of your reward by an affected humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into what he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his carnal mind;
Romans 16:17
Now I exhort you, brethren, to mark those who cause divisions and offences, contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned:
Ephesians 5:6
Let no one deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
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.
2 John 1:8
Look to yourselves, that ye lose not the things which ye have wrought, but that ye may receive a full reward.


Acts 17:18
But some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers encountered him; and some said, What would this babler say? and others, He seemeth to be a proclaimer of foreign deities: because he preached to them Jesus and the resurrection.
Romans 1:21
so that they are inexcusable; because having thus known God they glorified Him not as God, neither were they thankful; but were infatuated by their own reasonings, and their heart being void of understanding was darkened.
1 Corinthians 1:19
For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent."
1 Corinthians 3:18
Let no one deceive himself: if any among you seem to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be truly wise.
1 Corinthians 15:35
But some will say, How are the dead raised, and with what body do they come?
2 Corinthians 10:5
destroying false reasonings, and every height that is exalted against the knowledge of God, and captivating every thought to the obedience of Christ.
2 Timothy 2:17
and their discourse will eat like a gangrene. Of whom is Hymeneus and Philetus; who have erred from the truth,
2 Timothy 3:13
But wicked men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.

After the tradition

Colossians 2:22
handle not," which all tend to corruption in the using,) according to the commandments and doctrines of men?
Matthew 15:2
Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat.
Mark 7:3
for the pharisees, and indeed all the Jews, do not eat till they have washed their hands thoroughly, observing the tradition of the ancients.
Galatians 1:14
and I made a proficiency in Judaism above many of the same age with me in my own nation, being excessively zealous for the traditions of my fathers.
1 Peter 1:18
knowing that ye were redeemed from your vain conversation learned by tradition from your fathers, not with corruptible things, as silver and gold;

The rudiments

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,
Galatians 4:3
So we when we were children, were in servitude under the elements of the world:
Ephesians 2:2
in which ye formerly walked after the manner of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that still operates in the children of disobedience:

After christ

Ephesians 4:20
But ye have not so learned Christ;

General references

John 10:5
But they will not follow a stranger, but will flee from him; because they know not the voice of strangers.