Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

Bible References


1 Timothy 6:5
[and] continual wranglings between people with corrupt minds, who are deprived of the truth. They think that [professing] godliness is a way to obtain [financial] gain.


Matthew 23:16
"It is too bad for you blind leaders who say that whoever takes an oath 'by the Temple,' it does not [really] mean anything, but whoever takes an oath 'by the gold of the Temple,' he is obligated to [fulfill] the oath.
Luke 6:39
Then Jesus told them a parable [i.e., a brief story to illustrate His teaching]: "Can a blind person lead a blind person? Will not both of them fall into a ditch?

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2 Peter 2:1
But just as there were false prophets among the people before, there will also be false teachers among you [Christians]. They will privately teach harmful doctrines that destroy people [spiritually], by even denying [that Jesus is] the Master, [and thereby] destroying themselves quickly.
Revelation 19:20
But the beast was captured, along with the false prophet [See 16:13], who performed [supernatural] signs in his presence. [He had performed these signs] to deceive those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his statue. [See 13:15-16]. The beast and the false prophet were both thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulphur.
Revelation 22:15
On the outside [of the city] are the dogs [Note: This probably refers to people who practiced sexual perversions. See Deut. 23:17] and the sorcerers, and the sexually immoral people, and the murderers, and the idolaters and every person who loves and practices falsehood.

General references

Mark 8:13
Then He left them and boarded a boat again and sailed to the other side [i.e., the east side of Lake Galilee].
Luke 12:57
"And why do you not judge for yourselves what is right?
Luke 20:8
So, Jesus said to them, " [Then] neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things."
1 Corinthians 14:38
But if any man does not know this, he should remain ignorant. [Note: The Greek may mean, "If any man does not recognize this (truth), he will not be recognized (in the judgment)"].