Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
2 Peter 2:13
suffering wrong as the reward for their wrongdoing. They find pleasure in the indulgence of the moment; they are a stain and a disgrace, and they revel in their deceit while they join in your religious meals.
1 Corinthians 11:21
for each of you hurries to get his own supper and eat it, and one goes hungry while another gets drunk.
And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have great wealth stored up for years to come. Now take your ease; eat, drink, and enjoy yourself." '
"There was once a rich man, who used to dress in purple and fine linen, and to live in luxury every day.
But take care that your hearts are not loaded down with self-indulgence and drunkenness and worldly cares, and that day takes you by surprise, like a trap.
They are doomed to destruction: their appetites are their god; they glory in their shame; they are absorbed in earthly matters.
1 Thessalonians 5:6
So we must not sleep like other men, but we must be vigilant and composed.
You have lived luxuriously and voluptuously here on earth; you have fattened your hearts for the day of slaughter.
2 Peter 2:17
Such men are dried-up springs, clouds driven before the storm, and they are doomed to utter darkness.
We must not be babies any longer, blown about and swung around by every wind of doctrine through the trickery of men with their ingenuity in inventing error.
but when the sun came up it was scorched and withered up, because it had no root.
and seeing a fig tree by the roadside, he went up to it, but found nothing on it but leaves. And he said to it, "No more fruit shall ever grow on you!" And the fig tree withered up at once.
but when the sun came up, it was scorched, and withered up, because it had no root.
And Peter remembered about it and said to him, "Look, Master! The fig tree that you cursed is withered up!"
And some of it fell upon the rock, and when it sprang up it withered, because it had no moisture.
You must remain united to me and I will remain united to you. Just as no branch can bear fruit by itself unless it remains united to the vine, you cannot unless you remain united to me.
1 Timothy 5:6
A widow who gives herself up to pleasure is dead while she is still alive.
For it is impossible to arouse people to a fresh repentance when they have once for all come into the light and had a taste of the gift from heaven, and shared in the holy Spirit
2 Peter 2:18
They utter arrogant nonsense and use physical cravings to lure into immorality men who are just escaping from among those who live in error;
But he answered, "Any plant that my heavenly Father did not plant must be uprooted!
In the morning as they were passing along, they saw that the fig tree was withered, to its very roots.
For if this is what they do when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?"