Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

Bible References

Profess

Numbers 24:16
the oracle of the one who hears the words of God, and who knows the knowledge of the Most High, who sees a vision from the Almighty, although falling flat on the ground with eyes open:
Isaiah 29:13
The sovereign master says, "These people say they are loyal to me; they say wonderful things about me, but they are not really loyal to me. Their worship consists of nothing but man-made ritual.
Isaiah 48:1
Listen to this, O family of Jacob, you who are called by the name 'Israel,' and are descended from Judah, who take oaths in the name of the Lord, and invoke the God of Israel -- but not in an honest and just manner.
Isaiah 58:2
They seek me day after day; they want to know my requirements, like a nation that does what is right and does not reject the law of their God. They ask me for just decrees; they want to be near God.
Ezekiel 33:31
They come to you in crowds, and they sit in front of you as my people. They hear your words, but do not obey them. For they talk lustfully, and their heart is set on their own advantage.
Hosea 8:2
Israel cries out to me, "My God, we acknowledge you!"
Romans 2:18
and know his will and approve the superior things because you receive instruction from the law,
2 Timothy 3:5
They will maintain the outward appearance of religion but will have repudiated its power. So avoid people like these.
Jude 1:4
For certain men have secretly slipped in among you -- men who long ago were marked out for the condemnation I am about to describe -- ungodly men who have turned the grace of our God into a license for evil and who deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Being

Job 15:16
how much less man, who is abominable and corrupt, who drinks in evil like water!
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."

And disobedient

1 Samuel 15:22
Then Samuel said, "Does the Lord take pleasure in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as he does in obedience? Certainly, obedience is better than sacrifice; paying attention is better than the fat of rams.
Ephesians 5:6
Let nobody deceive you with empty words, for because of these things God's wrath comes on the sons of disobedience.
1 Timothy 1:9
realizing that law is not intended for a righteous person, but for lawless and rebellious people, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers,

Unto

Jeremiah 6:30
They are regarded as 'rejected silver' because the Lord rejects them."
Romans 1:28
And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what should not be done.
2 Timothy 3:8
And just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these people -- who have warped minds and are disqualified in the faith -- also oppose the truth.

General references

Numbers 23:12
Balaam replied, "Must I not be careful to speak what the Lord has put in my mouth?"
Deuteronomy 14:7
However, you may not eat the following animals among those that chew the cud or those that have divided hooves: the camel, the hare, and the rock badger. (Although they chew the cud, they do not have divided hooves and are therefore ritually impure to you).
Hosea 8:2
Israel cries out to me, "My God, we acknowledge you!"

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible