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.

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I have

Revelation 2:4
nevertheless, I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

A stumbling-block

Matthew 18:7
wo unto the world, because of such scandals: tho' it cannot be, but that such occasions of relapsing should happen: yet wo to that man by whom the scandal cometh.
Romans 9:32
why? because they sought it not by faith, but indeed by the works of the law: for they stumbled at that stumbling-stone;
Romans 11:9
and David says, "let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a gin, and a recompence for their iniquity.
Romans 14:13
let us not judge one another any more: but rather come to this determination, not to put a stumbling-block, or any thing in a brother's way, that may make him fall.
1 Corinthians 1:23
we preach Christ crucified, an obstacle to the Jews indeed, and to the Gentiles foolishness: but to those who believe,
1 Corinthians 8:9
but take care that this liberty of yours does not prove a scandal to the weak.
1 Peter 2:8
and which the architects rejected, will be an occasion to the incredulous of their stumbling, and bruising themselves thereby:


Revelation 2:20
notwithstanding, I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezabel, who stiles herself a prophetess, and teaches and seduces my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed to idols.
Acts 15:20
that they abstain from the pollutions of idols, from fornication, from animals that are strangled, and from their blood.
Acts 21:25
as for the believing Gentiles, we have given them by letter this decision, "they need only take care to abstain from meats offered to idols, from blood, from the flesh of animals strangled, and from fornication."
1 Corinthians 8:4
As to the eating therefore of what is offered in sacrifice to idols, we know that the heathen deities have no real existence, and that there is but one God.
1 Corinthians 10:18
consider the custom of the Jews by descent, are not they which eat of the sacrifices, partakers of the altar? what say I then?

To commit

Revelation 21:8
but the fearful, and incredulous, the abominable, the murderer, the licentious, the poisoner, the idolater, and every lyar shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: this is the second death."
Revelation 22:15
"but without are the execrable, the poisoners, the licentious, the murderers, the idolaters, and all who are pleas'd with, or practise deceit.
1 Corinthians 6:13
"meat is design'd for the belly, and the belly for meat:" true, yet God has design'd both for destruction. now the body is not design'd for licentiousness, but for the glory of the Lord; since the Lord died for the glorification of the body:
1 Corinthians 7:2
I answer, with regard to the licentious, it is best for a man, to have his wife; and for a woman to have her husband.
Hebrews 13:4
Marriage is every where honourable, and that state is innocent: but the licentious and adulterers God will punish.

General references

1 Corinthians 10:8
neither let us commit fornication, as some of them did, of whom three and twenty thousand fell in one day.