Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.

Bible References

I have

Revelation 2:4
Nevertheless, I have against thee, that, thy first love, thou hast left.

A stumbling-block

Isaiah 57:14
And one said - Cast ye up - cast ye up, prepare ye a way, - Lift the stumbling-block out of the way of my people.
Jeremiah 6:21
Wherefore, Thus, saith Yahweh, Behold me! laying before this people, stumblingblocks, - And fathers and sons together, shall stumble against them, The neighbour and his friend, shall perish.
Ezekiel 3:20
And when a righteous man hath turned from his righteousness, and committed perversity, and I have suffered a stumbling- block to be laid before him he shall die, - though thou hast not warned him, in his sin I shall he die, neither shall be remembered his righteous deeds which he hath done, but his blood, at thy hand will I require;
Ezekiel 44:12
Because they used to wait upon them before their manufactured gods, and became to the house of Israel a stumbling-block of iniquity, For this cause have I lifted up my hand concerning them Declareth My Lord Yahweh, and they shall bear their iniquity;
Matthew 18:7
Alas for the world! by reason of the causes of stumbling; for it is, necessary, that the causes of stumbling come, - nevertheless, alas for the man through whom the cause of stumbling cometh!
Romans 9:32
Wherefore? Because, not by faith but as by works, have they sought it : they have stumbled at the stone of stumbling,
Romans 11:9
And, David, saith - Let their table be turned into a snare, and into gin, and into a trap, and into a recompense unto them,
Romans 14:13
No longer, then, upon one another, let us be sitting in judgment, but, this, judge ye rather - not to be putting a cause of stumbling before your brother or an occasion to fall.
1 Corinthians 1:23
Whereas, we, proclaim a Christ who hath been crucified, - unto Jews, indeed, an occasion of stumbling, and, unto Gentiles, foolishness;
1 Corinthians 8:9
But be taking heed, lest, by any means, your right, itself, become, an occasion of stumbling, unto the weak;
1 Peter 2:8
And a stone to strike against, and a rock to stumble over: Who stumble because, unto the word, they do not yield, - unto which also they have been appointed;


Revelation 2:20
Nevertheless, I have against thee, that thou sufferest the woman Jezebel, she who calleth herself a prophetess, and is teaching and leading astray my own servants to commit lewdness and to eat idol-sacrifices;
Acts 15:20
but to write unto them, to abstain from the pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from what is strangled, and from blood.
Acts 21:25
But, concerning them of the nations who have believed, we ourselves, sent, deciding that they should be guarding themselves, both as to idol sacrifice, and blood, and what is strangled, and fornication.
1 Corinthians 8:4
Concerning, then, the eating of idol-sacrifices, we are aware - that an idol is, nothing, in the world, and that, none, is God save one.
1 Corinthians 10:18
Be looking at Israel after the flesh: - are not, they who eat the sacrifices, joint partakers with the altar?

To commit

Revelation 21:8
But, as for the timid, and disbelieving, and abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all the false, their part, is in the lake that burneth with fire and brimstone, - which is the second death.
Revelation 22:15
Outside, are the dogs, and the sorcerers, and the unchaste, and the murderers, and the idolaters, and every one loving and doing falsehood.
1 Corinthians 6:13
Foods for the belly, and the belly for foods; but, God, will set aside, both it and them. The body, however, is not for fornication, but, for the Lord, - and, the Lord, for the body.
1 Corinthians 7:2
But, on account of fornications, let, each man, have, his own wife, and, each woman, have, her own husband:
Hebrews 13:4
Let marriage be honourable in all, and the bed undefiled, for, fornicators and adulterers, God, will judge.

General references

Deuteronomy 27:18
Cursed, be he that causeth the blind to wander in the way. And all the people shall say - Amen.
Isaiah 28:23
Give ear, and hear ye my voice, - Hearken, and hear ye my speech: -
1 Corinthians 10:8
Neither let us commit fornication, as, some of them, committed fornication, and there fell, in one day, three and twenty thousand;