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
Yet I have somewhat against thee; for thou hast left thy first love.

A stumbling-block

Matthew 18:7
Wo will be to the world from such offenses; for it is of necessity that offenses come: but wo to that man by whom the offense cometh.
Romans 9:32
because they sought it not by faith, but by the works of the law, for they stumbled at that stumbling-stone;
Romans 11:9
And David saith, Let their table become a snare, and a trap, and a stumbling-block, and a recompence unto them.
Romans 14:13
Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, not to lay a stumbling-block or scandal before a brother.
1 Corinthians 1:23
to the Jews indeed a stumbling-block, and to the Greeks foolishness; but to them that are called,
1 Corinthians 8:9
But see that this liberty of yours be not by any means a stumbling-block to the weak.
1 Peter 2:8
and a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence. These stumble at the word through unbelief, unto which also they were appointed.


Revelation 2:20
But I have a few things against thee; because thou sufferest the woman Jezabel, who saith that she is a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication and to eat things sacrificed to idols.
Acts 15:20
that they abstain from the pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from what is strangled, and from blood.
Acts 21:25
But as to the believing Gentiles, we have written and determined, that they need observe no such thing; only to keep themselves from what is offered to idols, and from blood, and from any thing strangled, and from fornication.
1 Corinthians 8:4
As to the eating therefore of things sacrificed to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but one.
1 Corinthians 10:18
Consider Israel according to the flesh, Are not they, that eat of the sacrifices, partakers of the altar?

To commit

Revelation 21:8
But the fearful, and faithless, and abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake that burneth with fire and brimstone; which is the second death.
Revelation 22:15
But without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and every one that loveth and practiseth falshood.
1 Corinthians 6:13
meats are for the belly, and the belly for meats, but God will destroy both it and them. But the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
1 Corinthians 7:2
Nevertheless to prevent whoredoms, let every one have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
Hebrews 13:4
Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed is not defiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

General references

1 Corinthians 10:8
Neither let us commit whoredom, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.