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
And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to revel in the daytime. Spots they are and blemishes, reveling themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;
1 Corinthians 11:21
For in eating every one takes first his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.
So they did eat, and were well filled: for he gave them their own desire;
His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.
As I live, says the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became food to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock;
And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen, and feasted sumptuously every day:
And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be weighed down with carousing, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
1 Thessalonians 5:6
Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
You have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; you have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.
Whosoever boasts about himself of a gift not given is like clouds and wind without rain.
O Ephraim, what shall I do unto you? O Judah, what shall I do unto you? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goes away.
2 Peter 2:17
These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved forever.
That we from now on be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, by which they lie in wait to deceive;
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he does shall prosper.
For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on you again forever. And presently the fig tree withered away.
But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.
And Peter calling to remembrance said unto him, Teacher, behold, the fig tree which you cursed is withered away.
And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can you, except you abide in me.
1 Timothy 5:6
But she that lives in pleasure is dead while she lives.
For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit,
2 Peter 2:18
For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that have just escaped from them who live in error.
2 Chronicles 7:20
Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this house, which I have sanctified for my name, will I cast out of my sight, and will make it to be a proverb and a byword among all nations.
Say, Thus says the Lord GOD; Shall it prosper? shall he not pull up its roots, and cut off its fruit, so that it withers? it shall wither in all its leaves of spring, not requiring great power or many people to pluck it up by its roots.
But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father has not planted, shall be rooted up.
And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
And if the disease comes again, and breaks out in the house, after that he has taken away the stones, and after he has scraped the house, and after it is plastered;
1 Samuel 2:15
Also before they burned the fat, the priest's servant came, and said to the man that sacrificed, Give meat to roast for the priest; for he will not have boiled meat from you, but raw.
When you sit to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before you:
For if they do these things with a green tree, what shall be done with the dry?