Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

The least

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Bible References

Shall break

Galatians 3:10
but they that rest themselves upon the works of the law, are obnoxious to the curse: for it is written, " cursed is every one, who continueth not in all things, which are written in the book of the law, to do them:"
James 2:10
for he that violates but one precept of the whole law, is as obnoxious to punishment, as if he had broke thro' all the rest.


Matthew 23:23
wo unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, who pay tithe of mint, anise, and cummin, but neglect those more important matters of the law, justice, mercy, and fidelity: these were the things ye ought to have practis'd, without neglecting however the other matters.
Luke 11:42
but wo unto you Pharisees: for you will pay the tythes of mint, and rue, and all sorts of herbs, but as for justice and true piety, those you neglect. these you ought to have practised, without omitting however the other.

Shall teach

Matthew 15:3
but he answered them, why do you violate the law of God to follow your tradition?
Matthew 23:16
wo unto you, ye blind guides, who say, if any man swear by the temple he is under no obligation: but if he swear by the gold of the temple, he is bound by his oath.
Romans 3:8
and why may we not do evil, that good may come?" which is slanderously reported to be our maxim, by some, whose condemnation is just.
Romans 6:1
Do we then conclude thus, let us continue in sin, that the divine favour may be more fully display'd?
1 Timothy 6:3
If any one deviate from this doctrine, not adhering to the wholesome instructions of our Lord Jesus Christ, the true doctrine of piety,
Revelation 2:14
but I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there those that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who counselled Balac to ensnare the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit fornication.

The least

Matthew 11:11
I declare unto you, among the whole race of prophets, there never appear'd a greater than John the Baptist: (notwithstanding, he that is least in the kingdom of the


Matthew 28:20
teaching them to observe every thing which I have enjoin'd you: and be assured I shall be always with you to the end of the world.
Acts 1:1
In my former treatise, I gave an account, O Theophilus, of all the actions and doctrine of Jesus, to the time of his assumption,
Romans 13:8
Owe no man any thing, but mutual love: for he that
Galatians 5:14
for all the law is comprehended in this one precept, "thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."
Philippians 3:17
tread in my steps, my brethren, and fix your eyes upon those who follow the example I give you.
Philippians 4:8
Finally, my brethren, whatever has the character of truth, of dignity, of justice, of chastity, whatever can procure you esteem and reputation, in a word, if there be any thing virtuous or praise-worthy, let that be the object of your enquiry.
1 Thessalonians 2:10
you are witnesses, and God is so too, how holy, how just and irreproachable our behaviour was to you, who believe.
1 Thessalonians 4:1
Finally, my brethren, we intreat and conjure you by the Lord Jesus Christ, to observe the instructions we gave you about your religious conduct, and to make continual progress therein.
1 Timothy 4:11
These things recommend and teach.
1 Timothy 6:11
As for you the minister of God, avoid those things: adhere to justice, piety, faith, charity, patience, and benignity of temper.
Titus 2:8
gravity; let your doctrine be sound and inoffensive, that your opponents may be ashamed, and have nothing that is ill to say of us.
Titus 3:8
This is a secure rule, and what I would have you constantly maintain, that they who have believed in God, should take care to be examples of virtue, for that is commendable and useful to mankind.


Matthew 19:28
Jesus reply'd, I declare unto you, that in the new age, when the son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye that have followed me shall likewise sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
Matthew 20:26
but it must not be so among you: on the contrary, whoever would rise among you, let him be your minister.
Luke 1:15
he shall appear as a divine messenger. he shall drink neither wine, nor any other strong liquor: he shall be filled with the holy spirit, even from his infancy:
Luke 9:48
whoever receives such a child in my name, receives me: and he that receives me, receives him that sent me. for he that is least among you all, he shall be greatest.
Luke 22:24
Now there had been a dispute among the disciples, which of them should be accounted the greatest.
1 Peter 5:4
that when the sovereign pastor shall appear, you may carry off a glorious crown, that will never fade.

General references

Matthew 22:36
which is the most important commandment of the law?