Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders.

Bible References

Ye heed

Jeremiah 12:6
For even your relatives, and the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you, even they call {loudly} after you. You must not trust in them, though they speak kindly to you.
Psalm 12:2
They speak falseness {to each other}. [With] flattering lips, [with] {a double heart} they speak.
Psalm 55:11
Destruction [is] within it, and oppression and deceit do not depart from its public square.
Proverbs 26:24
On his lips, an enemy will pretend, but {inside} he will harbor deceit.
Micah 7:5
Do not put faith in a friend; put no trust in a close friend. Guard the doorways of your mouth from the one who lies in your lap.
Matthew 10:17
But beware of people, because they will hand you over to councils, and they will flog you in their synagogues.
Luke 21:16
And you will be handed over even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and they will put to death [some] of you.

Every brother

Genesis 27:35
And he said, "Your brother came in deceit and took your blessing."
Genesis 32:28
And he said, "Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have struggled with God and with men and have prevailed."
1 Thessalonians 4:6
not to transgress and to exploit his brother in the matter, because the Lord [is] the one who avenges concerning all these [things], just as also we told you beforehand and testified solemnly.


Jeremiah 6:28
All of them [are] stubborn rebels, going about [talking] slander. [They are] bronze and iron, they [are] all behaving corruptly.
Leviticus 19:16
You shall not go [about with] slander among your people; {you shall not endanger your neighbor's life}; I [am] Yahweh.
Psalm 15:3
He does not slander with his tongue. He does not harm his friend, nor {bring up} a disgrace against his neighbor.
Proverbs 6:16
There are six [things] Yahweh hates, and seven [things are] abominations of his soul:
Proverbs 10:18
He who conceals hatred [has] lips of deceit, and he who utters slander--he is a fool.
Proverbs 25:18
[Like] a club and sword and a sharp arrow [is] a man who bears false witness against his neighbor.
Ezekiel 22:9
Slanderous men are {among you} to shed blood, and they, {among you}, eat upon the mountains; they do wickedness in the midst of you.
1 Peter 2:1
Therefore, ridding yourselves of all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander,

General references

Genesis 39:16
Then she put his garment beside her until his master came to his house.
Judges 16:6
So Delilah said to Samson, "Please tell me what makes your strength so great, and with what can you be tied up to subdue you?"
Habakkuk 1:3
Why do you cause me to see evil [while] you look at trouble? Destruction and violence happen before me; contention and strife arise.
Acts 24:9
And the Jews also joined in the attack, asserting these [things] were so.