Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
"But why do ye call Me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not the things that I say?
"The sower went forth to sow his seed. And in his sowing some fell by the wayside; and it was trodden down, and the birds of the heaven devoured it.
But his citizens were hating him, and sent an embassy after him, saying, 'We do not wish this man to be king over us.'
And he, answering, said, 'I go, sir,' and he went not.
All, therefore, whatsoever they bid you, do and observe; but do not according to their works; for they say and do not.
Every branch in Me that bears not fruit, He taketh it away: and every one that bears fruit, He cleanseth it, that it may bear more fruit.
And become doers of the word, and not hearers only, deluding yourselves.
Even so faith, if it have not works, is dead in itself.
2 Peter 1:5
and, even for this very reason, adding all diligence, in your faith supply virtue; and in virtue, knowledge;
1 John 2:3
And in this we know that we have known Him, if we keep His commandments.
And he that was sown on the rocky places, this is he who hears the word, and straightway with joy receives it;
And then will many be caused to stumble, and will deliver up one another, and hate one another;
I know that, after my departure, grievous wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock;
and, punishing them often throughout all the synagogues, I was compelling them to blaspheme; and, being exceedingly enraged against them, I was persecuting them even unto foreign cities.
1 Thessalonians 3:5
For this reason, I also, no longer enduring it, sent, that I might know your faith, lest by some means the tempter tempted you, and our labor should be in vain.
"But, when the unclean spirit goes out from the man, it passes through waterless places, seeking rest, and finds it not.
and they have no root in themselves, but are only temporary; then, when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, straightway they stumble.
1 John 2:19
They went out from among us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out, that they might be made manifest, that they are not all of us.
I say to you, it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.
"When the unclean spirit goes out from the man, it passes through waterless places, seeking rest; and, not finding it, it says, 'I will return into my house whence I came out.'
And that servant who knew his lord's will, and made not ready, nor did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes;
For, if we sin wilfully after we received the full knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
2 Peter 2:20
For if, after having escaped the defilements of the world in a full knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, but, having again become entangled with these, they are overcome, the last state has become worse with them than the first.