Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Bible References

When

Romans 1:19
because what can be known about God is evident among them, for God made [it] clear to them.
John 3:19
And this is the judgment: that the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds were evil.

They glorified

Romans 15:9
and that the Gentiles may glorify God for [his] mercy, just as it is written, "Because of this, I will praise you among the Gentiles, and I will sing praise to your name."
Psalm 50:23
He who sacrifices a thank offering honors me, and he [who] orders [his] way; I will show him the salvation of God."
Psalm 86:9
All [the] nations that you have made will come and bow down before you, O Lord, and glorify your name.
Hosea 2:8
But she did not know that [it was] I who gave her grain, new wine, and oil, and who gave her silver in abundance, and gold which they made into a Baal.
Habakkuk 1:15
He brings up all of them with a fishhook; he drags them up with a fishnet; he gathers them in his dragnet. Therefore, he rejoices and exults.
Luke 17:15
But one of them, [when he] saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice.
2 Timothy 3:2
for people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, arrogant, slanderers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,
Revelation 14:7
saying with a loud voice, "Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship the one who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and the springs of water!"
Revelation 15:4
Who would never fear, Lord, and glorify your name? For only you [are] holy, because all the nations will come and worship before you, because your righteous deeds have been revealed."

But became

Genesis 6:5
And Yahweh saw that the evil of humankind [was] great upon the earth, and every inclination of the thoughts of his heart [was] always only evil.
Genesis 8:21
And Yahweh smelled the soothing fragrance, and Yahweh said {to himself}, "{Never again will I curse} the ground for the sake of humankind, because the inclination of the heart of humankind [is] evil from his youth. {Nor will I ever again destroy} all life as I have done.
2 Kings 17:15
They rejected his statutes, his covenant which he {made} with their ancestors, and his warnings which he gave to them; and they went after the idols, became vain, and [went] after all the nations which [were] all around them, which Yahweh had commanded them not to do as they [did].
Psalm 81:12
So I let them go in the stubbornness of their heart; they walked in their counsels.
Ecclesiastes 7:29
Look! This alone I found: God made mankind upright, but they have devised many schemes."
Isaiah 44:9
All those who form an idol [are] nothing, and their delightful things do not profit. And their witnesses do not see or know, so they will be ashamed.
Jeremiah 2:5
Thus says Yahweh: "What injustice did your ancestors find in me that they were far from me, and they went after the vanity, and they became vain?
Jeremiah 10:3
For the statutes of the peoples [are] vanity, for it [is] a tree cut down from [the] forest, [the] work of [the] hands of a craftsman with the tool.
Jeremiah 16:19
Yahweh, my strength, and my stronghold, and my refuge in [the] day of distress, to you [the] nations will come from the ends of [the] earth, and they will say, "Our ancestors have inherited only lies, vanity, and there is no profit in them.
Ephesians 4:17
This therefore I say and testify in the Lord, [that] you no longer walk as the Gentiles walk: in the futility of their mind,
1 Peter 1:18
[because you] know that you were redeemed from your futile way of life inherited from your ancestors not with perishable things like silver or gold,

Their foolish

Romans 11:10
let their eyes be darkened so that they do not see, and cause their backs to bend {continually}."
Deuteronomy 28:29
And you shall be groping at noon just as the blind person gropes in the dark, and you shall not succeed [in finding] your way, and you shall only be abused and robbed {all the time}, and there will not be {anyone who will rescue you}.
Isaiah 60:2
For look! darkness shall cover [the] earth, and thick darkness [the] peoples, but Yahweh will rise on you, and his glory will appear over you.
Acts 26:18
to open their eyes [so that they] may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, [so that] they may receive forgiveness of sins and a share among those who are sanctified by faith in me.'
1 Peter 2:9
But you [are] a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for [God's] possession, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light,

General references

Psalm 94:11
Yahweh knows [the] thoughts of humankind, that {they [are] to no purpose}.
Isaiah 40:21
Have you not known? Have you not heard? Has it not been told to you from [the] {beginning}? Have you not understood [from] the foundation of the earth?
Jeremiah 33:18
And for the priests, a man from the Levites [who] offers burnt offerings and [who] burns grain offerings and [who] brings sacrifices will not be cut off {before me} {forever}.'"
James 4:17
Therefore, to the one who knows to do good and does not do [it], to him it is sin.