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Summary

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
But I have this against you: You have departed from your first love!

A stumbling-block

Isaiah 57:14
He says, "Build it! Build it! Clear a way! Remove all the obstacles out of the way of my people!"
Jeremiah 6:21
So, this is what the Lord says: 'I will assuredly make these people stumble to their doom. Parents and children will stumble and fall to their destruction. Friends and neighbors will die.'
Ezekiel 3:20
"When a righteous person turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and I set an obstacle before him, he will die. If you have not warned him, he will die for his sin. The righteous deeds he performed will not be considered, but I will hold you accountable for his death.
Ezekiel 44:12
Because they used to minister to them before their idols, and became a sinful obstacle to the house of Israel, consequently I have made a vow concerning them, declares the sovereign Lord, that they will be responsible for their sin.
Matthew 18:7
Woe to the world because of stumbling blocks! It is necessary that stumbling blocks come, but woe to the person through whom they come.
Romans 9:32
Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but (as if it were possible) by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone,
Romans 11:9
And David says, "Let their table become a snare and trap, a stumbling block and a retribution for them;
Romans 14:13
Therefore we must not pass judgment on one another, but rather determine never to place an obstacle or a trap before a brother or sister.
1 Corinthians 1:23
but we preach about a crucified Christ, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles.
1 Corinthians 8:9
But be careful that this liberty of yours does not become a hindrance to the weak.
1 Peter 2:8
and a stumbling-stone and a rock to trip over. They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do.

Eat

Revelation 2:20
But I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and by her teaching deceives my servants to commit sexual immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols.
Acts 15:20
but that we should write them a letter telling them to abstain from things defiled by idols and from sexual immorality and from what has been strangled and from blood.
Acts 21:25
But regarding the Gentiles who have believed, we have written a letter, having decided that they should avoid meat that has been sacrificed to idols and blood and what has been strangled and sexual immorality."
1 Corinthians 8:4
With regard then to eating food sacrificed to idols, we know that "an idol in this world is nothing," and that "there is no God but one."
1 Corinthians 10:18
Look at the people of Israel. Are not those who eat the sacrifices partners in the altar?

To commit

Revelation 21:8
But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the second death."
Revelation 22:15
Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the sexually immoral, and the murderers, and the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood!
1 Corinthians 6:13
"Food is for the stomach and the stomach is for food, but God will do away with both." The body is not for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
1 Corinthians 7:2
But because of immoralities, each man should have relations with his own wife and each woman with her own husband.
Hebrews 13:4
Marriage must be honored among all and the marriage bed kept undefiled, for God will judge sexually immoral people and adulterers.

General references

Deuteronomy 27:18
Cursed is the one who misleads a blind person on the road.' Then all the people will say, 'Amen!'
Isaiah 28:23
Pay attention and listen to my message! Be attentive and listen to what I have to say!
1 Corinthians 10:8
And let us not be immoral, as some of them were, and twenty-three thousand died in a single day.

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