Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out.

The unclean

Bible References

The unclean

Matthew 12:43
Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and does not find it.

He walketh

Job 1:7
The Lord said to Satan, “From where do you come?” Then Satan answered the Lord and said, “From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it.”
Job 2:2
The Lord said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Then Satan answered the Lord and said, “From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it.”
1 Peter 5:8
Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Dry

Judges 6:37
behold, I will put a fleece of wool on the threshing floor. If there is dew on the fleece only, and it is dry on all the ground, then I will know that You will deliver Israel through me, as You have spoken.”
Psalm 63:1
A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.
O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly;
My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You,
In a dry and weary land where there is no water.
Isaiah 35:1
The wilderness and the desert will be glad,
And the Arabah will rejoice and blossom;
Like the crocus
Isaiah 41:17
“The afflicted and needy are seeking water, but there is none,
And their tongue is parched with thirst;
I, the Lord, will answer them Myself,
As the God of Israel I will not forsake them.
Isaiah 44:3
‘For I will pour out water on the thirsty land
And streams on the dry ground;
I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring
And My blessing on your descendants;
Ezekiel 47:8
Then he said to me, “These waters go out toward the eastern region and go down into the Arabah; then they go toward the sea, being made to flow into the sea, and the waters of the sea become fresh.
Ephesians 2:2
in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.

Seeking

Proverbs 4:16
For they cannot sleep unless they do evil;
And they are robbed of sleep unless they make someone stumble.
Isaiah 48:22
There is no peace for the wicked,” says the Lord.
Isaiah 57:20
But the wicked are like the tossing sea,
For it cannot be quiet,
And its waters toss up refuse and mud.

I will

Mark 5:10
And he began to implore Him earnestly not to send them out of the country.
Mark 9:25
When Jesus saw that a crowd was rapidly gathering, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You deaf and mute spirit, I command you, come out of him and do not enter him again.”