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36 Bible Verses about Temptation

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James 1:13

Let no man say when he is tested, I am tested by God; for it is not possible for God to be tested by evil, and he himself puts no man to such a test:

Luke 4:12

And Jesus made answer and said to him, It is said in the Writings, You may not put the Lord your God to the test.

1 Timothy 6:9

But those who have a desire for wealth are falling into danger, and are taken as in a net by a number of foolish and damaging desires, through which men are overtaken by death and destruction.

Matthew 4:8

Again, the Evil One took him up to a very high mountain, and let him see all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them;

Matthew 18:7

A curse is on the earth because of trouble! for it is necessary for trouble to come; but unhappy is that man through whom the trouble comes.

Luke 17:1

And he said to his disciples, It is necessary for causes of trouble to come about, but unhappy is he by whom they come.

Genesis 22:1

Now after these things, God put Abraham to the test, and said to him, Abraham; and he said, Here am I.

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Protection » Is vouchsafed to saints in » Temptation

Temptation » Satan the chief agent in

2 Peter 2:18

For with high-sounding false words, making use of the attraction of unclean desires of the flesh, they get into their power those newly made free from those who are living in error;

Temptation » A test

Zechariah 13:9

And I will make the third part go through the fire, cleaning them as silver is made clean, and testing them as gold is tested: and they will make their prayer to me and I will give them an answer: I will say, It is my people; and they will say, The Lord is my God.

2 Chronicles 32:31

However, in the business of the representatives sent by the rulers of Babylon to get news of the wonder which had taken place in the land, God gave up guiding him, testing him to see what was in his heart.

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Seducers

2 Kings 21:9

But they did not give ear; and Manasseh made them do more evil than those nations did, whom the Lord gave up to destruction before the children of Israel.

Ezekiel 13:10

Because, even because they have been guiding my people into error, saying, Peace; when there is no peace; and in the building of a division wall they put whitewash on it:

More verses: Mark 13:22 1 John 2:26

Temptation » Encouragement to those in the midst of

More verses: James 1:2-3

Temptation » The duty of resisting

2 Peter 3:17

For this reason, my loved ones, having knowledge of these things before they take place, take care that you are not turned away by the error of the uncontrolled, so falling from your true faith.

More verses: Proverbs 4:14

Temptation » Evil companionships, ruinous influence of » Temptation to deceit, examples of

Genesis 12:13

Say, then, that you are my sister, and so it will be well with me because of you, and my life will be kept safe on your account.

Genesis 26:7

And when he was questioned by the men of the place about his wife, he said, She is my sister; fearing to say, She is my wife; for, he said, the men of the place may put me to death on account of Rebekah; because she is very beautiful.

2 Kings 10:18

Then Jehu got all the people together and said to them, Ahab was Baal's servant in a small way, but Jehu will be his servant on a great scale.

1 Samuel 21:2-3

And David said to Ahimelech the priest, The king has given me orders and has said to me, Say nothing to anyone about the business on which I am sending you and the orders I have given you: and a certain place has been fixed to which the young men are to go. So now, if you have here five cakes of bread, give them into my hand, or whatever you have.

Matthew 26:73-74

And after a little time those who were near came and said to Peter, Truly you are one of them; because your talk is witness against you. Then with curses and oaths he said, I have no knowledge of the man. And straight away there came the cry of a cock.

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Enticers

2 Peter 2:18

For with high-sounding false words, making use of the attraction of unclean desires of the flesh, they get into their power those newly made free from those who are living in error;

Deuteronomy 13:6

If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son or your daughter or the wife of your heart, or the friend who is as dear to you as your life, working on you secretly says to you, Let us go and give worship to other gods, strange to you and to your fathers;

Proverbs 28:10

Anyone causing the upright to go wandering in an evil way, will himself go down into the hole he has made; but the upright will have good things for their heritage.

Temptation » The devil is the author of

John 13:2

So while a meal was going on, the Evil One having now put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to be false to him,

Temptation » Christ's

Luke 22:28

But you are those who have kept with me through my troubles;

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » The lure of silver and gold

Judges 16:17

And opening all his heart to her, he said to her, My head has never been touched by a blade, for I have been separate to God from the day of my birth: if my hair is cut off, then my strength will go from me and I will become feeble, and will be like any other man.

1 Samuel 13:12

I said, Now the Philistines will come down on me at Gilgal, and I have made no prayer for help to the Lord: and so, forcing myself to do it, I made a burned offering.

Judges 14:17

And all the seven days of the feast she went on weeping over him; and on the seventh day he gave her the answer, because she gave him no peace; and she sent word of it to the children of her people.

Temptation » Voluntary entering into

Genesis 13:12

Abram went on living in the land of Canaan, and Lot went to the lowland towns, moving his tent as far as Sodom.

Luke 22:40

And when he came to the place, he said to them, Make a prayer that you may not be put to the test.

Temptation » Often arises through » Worldly glory

Daniel 4:30

The king made answer and said, Is this not great Babylon, which I have made for the living-place of kings, by the strength of my power and for the glory of my honour?

Daniel 5:2

Belshazzar, while he was overcome with wine, gave orders for them to put before him the gold and silver vessels which Nebuchadnezzar, his father, had taken from the Temple in Jerusalem; so that the king and his lords, his wives and his other women, might take their drink from them.

Numbers 22:17

For I will give you a place of very great honour, and whatever you say to me I will do; so come, in answer to my prayer, and put a curse on this people.

Matthew 4:8

Again, the Evil One took him up to a very high mountain, and let him see all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them;

Temptation » Jesus Christ being tempted

Hebrews 4:14-15

Having then a great high priest, who has made his way through the heavens, even Jesus the Son of God, let us be strong in our faith. For we have not a high priest who is not able to be touched by the feelings of our feeble flesh; but we have one who has been tested in all points as we ourselves are tested, but without sin.

Luke 22:22-28

For it will be done to the Son of man after the purpose of God, but unhappy is that man by whom he is given up. And they were wondering among themselves which of them it was who would do this thing. And there was an argument among them about which of them was the greatest. read more.
And he said, The kings of the Gentiles are lords over them, and those who have authority are given names of honour. But let it not be so with you; but he who is greater, let him become like the younger; and he who is chief, like a servant. For which is greater, the guest who is seated at a meal or the servant who is waiting on him? is it not the guest? but I am among you as a servant. But you are those who have kept with me through my troubles;

Hebrews 2:9-18

But we see him who was made a little lower than the angels, even Jesus, crowned with glory and honour, because he let himself be put to death so that by the grace of God he might undergo death for all men. Because it was right for him, for whom and through whom all things have being, in guiding his sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation complete through pain. For he who makes holy and those who are made holy are all of one family; and for this reason it is no shame for him to give them the name of brothers, read more.
Saying, I will give the knowledge of your name to my brothers, I will make a song of praise to you before the church. And again he says, I will put my faith in him. And again, See, I am here, and the children which God has given to me. And because the children are flesh and blood, he took a body himself and became like them; so that by his death he might put an end to him who had the power of death, that is to say, the Evil One; And let those who all their lives were in chains because of their fear of death, go free. For, truly, he does not take on the life of angels, but that of the seed of Abraham. Because of this it was necessary for him to be made like his brothers in every way, so that he might be a high priest full of mercy and keeping faith in everything to do with God, making offerings for the sins of the people. For having been put to the test himself, he is able to give help to others when they are tested.

Temptation » Not tempting the lord

1 Corinthians 10:9

And let us not put the Lord to the test, as some of them did, and came to their death by snakes.

Temptation » Evil associates, the instruments of

Proverbs 7:6

Looking out from my house, and watching through the window,

Temptation » Alertness and prayer preventing temptation

Luke 22:40

And when he came to the place, he said to them, Make a prayer that you may not be put to the test.

Temptation » Christ » Endured, from the wicked

Luke 10:25

And a certain teacher of the law got up and put him to the test, saying, Master, what have I to do so that I may have eternal life?

Temptation » Christ » Resisted by the word of God

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » Peter

Matthew 26:69-74

Now Peter was seated in the open square outside the house: and a servant-girl came to him, saying, You were with Jesus the Galilaean. But he said before them all that it was false, saying, I have no knowledge of what you say. And when he had gone out into the doorway, another saw him and says to those who were there, This man was with Jesus the Nazarene. read more.
And again he said with an oath, I have no knowledge of the man. And after a little time those who were near came and said to Peter, Truly you are one of them; because your talk is witness against you. Then with curses and oaths he said, I have no knowledge of the man. And straight away there came the cry of a cock.

Mark 14:67-71

And seeing Peter warming himself by the fire, she gave him a look, and said, You were with this Nazarene, even Jesus. But he said, I have no knowledge of him, or of what you are saying: and he went out into the doorway; and there came the cry of a cock. And the girl saw him, and said again to those who were near, This is one of them. read more.
But again he said it was not so. And after a little time, again those who were near said to Peter, Truly you are one of them; for you are a Galilaean. But, with curses and oaths, he said, I have no knowledge of the man about whom you are talking.

Luke 22:55-60

And a fire was lighted in the middle of the open square, and they were seated together, and Peter was among them. And a certain woman-servant, seeing him in the light of the fire, and looking at him with attention, said, This man was with him. But he said, Woman, it is not true; I have no knowledge of him. read more.
And after a little time, another saw him and said, You are one of them; and he said, Man, I am not. And after about an hour, another man said, with decision, Certainly this man was with him, for he is a Galilaean. And Peter said, Man, I have no knowledge of these things of which you are talking. And straight away, while he was saying these words, there came the cry of a cock.

Temptation » Evil companionships, ruinous influence of » A snare to jehoshaphat

2 Chronicles 19:2

And Jehu, the son of Hanani the seer, went to King Jehoshaphat and said to him, Is it right for you to go to the help of evil-doers, loving the haters of the Lord? because of this, the wrath of the Lord has come on you.

2 Chronicles 18:1

Now Jehoshaphat had great wealth and honour, and his son was married to Ahab's daughter.

Temptation » Exemplified

Genesis 3:4-5

And the snake said, Death will not certainly come to you: For God sees that on the day when you take of its fruit, your eyes will be open, and you will be as gods, having knowledge of good and evil.

Galatians 4:14

And you did not have a poor opinion of me because of the trouble in my flesh, or put shame on it; but you took me to your hearts as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.

Temptation » Comes from » Covetousness

1 Timothy 6:9-10

But those who have a desire for wealth are falling into danger, and are taken as in a net by a number of foolish and damaging desires, through which men are overtaken by death and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all evil: and some whose hearts were fixed on it have been turned away from the faith, and been wounded with unnumbered sorrows.

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » The lure of fertile fields

Genesis 13:13

Now the men of Sodom were evil, and great sinners before the Lord.

Genesis 13:10-11

And Lot, lifting up his eyes and looking an the valley of Jordan, saw that it was well watered everywhere, before the Lord had sent destruction on Sodom and Gomorrah; it was like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, on the way to Zoar. So Lot took for himself all the valley of Jordan, and went to the east, and they were parted from one another.

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » The lure of appetite

Genesis 25:33

And Jacob said, First of all give me your oath; and he gave him his oath, handing over his birthright to Jacob.

Genesis 25:29-30

And one day Jacob was cooking some soup when Esau came in from the fields in great need of food; And Esau said to Jacob, Give me a full meal of that red soup, for I am overcome with need for food: for this reason he was named Edom.

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » hezekiah

2 Kings 20:12-20

At that time, Merodach-baladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters with an offering to Hezekiah, because he had news that Hezekiah had been ill. And Hezekiah was glad at their coming and let them see all his store of wealth, the silver and the gold and the spices and the oil of great price, and the house of his arms, and everything there was in his stores; there was nothing in all his house or his kingdom which Hezekiah did not let them see. Then Isaiah the prophet came to King Hezekiah and said to him, What did these men say and where did they come from? And Hezekiah said, They came from a far country, even from Babylon. read more.
And he said, What have they seen in your house? And Hezekiah said in answer, They saw everything in my house: there is nothing among my stores which I did not let them see. And Isaiah said to Hezekiah, Give ear to the word of the Lord. Truly, days are coming when everything in your house, and whatever your fathers have put in store till this day, will be taken away to Babylon: all will be gone, says the Lord. And your sons, the offspring of your body, they will take away to be unsexed servants in the house of the king of Babylon. Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, Good is the word of the Lord which you have said. Then he said, ... if in my time there is peace and righteousness? Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and his power, and how he made the pool and the stream, to take water into the town, are they not recorded in the book of the history of the kings of Judah?

Isaiah 39:1-4

At that time Merodach-baladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters with an offering to Hezekiah, because he had news that Hezekiah had been ill, and was well again. And Hezekiah was glad at their coming, and let them see all his store of wealth, the silver and the gold and the spices and the oil, and all the house of his arms, and everything there was in his stores: there was nothing in all his house or his kingdom which he did not let them see. Then Isaiah the prophet came to King Hezekiah, and said to him, What did these men say, and where did they come from? And Hezekiah said, They came from a far country, even from Babylon. read more.
And he said, What have they seen in your house? And Hezekiah said in answer, They saw everything in my house: there is nothing among my stores which I did not let them see.

Isaiah 39:6-7

Truly, the days are coming when everything in your house, and whatever your fathers have put in store till this day, will be taken away to Babylon: all will be gone. And your sons, even your offspring, will they take away to be unsexed servants in the house of the king of Babylon.

Temptation » Often arises through » Poverty

Proverbs 30:9

For fear that if I am full, I may be false to you and say, Who is the Lord? or if I am poor, I may become a thief, using the name of my God wrongly.

Matthew 4:2-3

And after going without food for forty days and forty nights, he was in need of it. And the Evil One came and said to him, If you are the Son of God, give the word for these stones to become bread.

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » The lure of ambition

2 Peter 2:20

For if, after they have got free from the unclean things of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again taken in the net and overcome, their last condition is worse than their first.

Mark 10:35-37

And there came to him James and John, the sons of Zebedee, saying to him, Master, will you give us whatever may be our request? And he said to them, What would you have me do for you? And they said to him, Let us be seated, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.

Temptation » Resisted, example of » Abraham, by refusing a reward for service rendered

Genesis 14:23

That I will not take so much as a thread or the cord of a shoe of yours; so that you may not say, I have given wealth to Abram:

1 Kings 13:8

But the man of God said to the king, Even if you gave me half of all you have, I would not go in with you, and I would not take food or a drink of water in this place;

Temptation » Resisted, example of » The rechabites and daniel, by refusing wine

Daniel 1:8

And Daniel had come to the decision that he would not make himself unclean with the king's food or wine; so he made a request to the captain of the unsexed servants that he might not make himself unclean.

Jeremiah 35:5-6

And I put before the sons of the Rechabites basins full of wine and cups, and I said to them, Take some wine. But they said, We will take no wine: for Jonadab, the son of Rechab our father, gave us orders, saying, You are to take no wine, you or your sons, for ever:

Temptation » Saints should » Resist, in faith

Temptation » Saints should » Pray to be kept from

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » The lure of women

1 Kings 11:1

Now a number of strange women were loved by Solomon, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites:

1 Kings 11:4

For it came about that when Solomon was old, his heart was turned away to other gods by his wives; and his heart was no longer true to the Lord his God as the heart of his father David had been.

Temptation » Often arises through » Prosperity

Proverbs 30:9

For fear that if I am full, I may be false to you and say, Who is the Lord? or if I am poor, I may become a thief, using the name of my God wrongly.

Matthew 4:8

Again, the Evil One took him up to a very high mountain, and let him see all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them;

Temptation » Saints should » Watch against

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » Sarah » Lies

Genesis 12:13

Say, then, that you are my sister, and so it will be well with me because of you, and my life will be kept safe on your account.

Genesis 18:13-15

And the Lord said, Why was Sarah laughing and saying, Is it possible for me, being old, to give birth to a child? Is there any wonder which the Lord is not able to do? At the time I said, in the spring, I will come back to you, and Sarah will have a child. Then Sarah said, I was not laughing; for she was full of fear. And he said, No, but you were laughing.

Genesis 20:13

And when God sent me wandering from my father's house, I said to her, Let this be the sign of your love for me; wherever we go, say of me, He is my brother.

Temptation » Often ends in sin and perdition

1 Timothy 6:9

But those who have a desire for wealth are falling into danger, and are taken as in a net by a number of foolish and damaging desires, through which men are overtaken by death and destruction.

Temptation » Permitted as a trial of » Faith

James 1:2-3

Let it be all joy to you, my brothers, when you undergo tests of every sort; Because you have the knowledge that the testing of your faith gives you the power of going on in hope;

Temptation » Blessedness of those who meet and overcome

James 1:2-4

Let it be all joy to you, my brothers, when you undergo tests of every sort; Because you have the knowledge that the testing of your faith gives you the power of going on in hope; But let this power have its full effect, so that you may be made complete, needing nothing.

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » balaam

Numbers 22:15-22

So Balak sent more chiefs, greater in number and of higher position than the others. And they came to Balaam and said, Balak, son of Zippor, says, Let nothing keep you from coming to me: For I will give you a place of very great honour, and whatever you say to me I will do; so come, in answer to my prayer, and put a curse on this people. read more.
But Balaam, in answer; said to the servants of Balak, Even if Balak gave me his house full of silver and gold, it would not be possible for me to do anything more or less than the orders of the Lord my God. So take your rest here this night, till I have knowledge what more the Lord has to say to me. And that night God came to Balaam and said to him, If these men have come for you, go with them: but do only what I say to you. So in the morning Balaam got up and, making his ass ready, went with the chiefs of Moab. But God was moved to wrath because he went: and the angel of the Lord took up a position in the road to keep him from his purpose. Now he was seated on his ass, and his two servants were with him.

Temptation » Resisted, example of » Christ, by refusing worldly honour

John 6:15

Now when Jesus saw that the people were about to come and take him by force to make him a king, he went away again up the mountain by himself.

Luke 4:5-8

And he took him up and let him see all the kingdoms of the earth in a minute of time. And the Evil One said, I will give you authority over all these, and the glory of them, for it has been given to me, and I give it to anyone at my pleasure. If then you will give worship to me, it will all be yours. read more.
And Jesus in answer said to him, It has been said in the Writings, Give worship to the Lord your God, and be his servant only.

Temptation » Evil companionships, ruinous influence of » Corrupt good morals

Temptation » God limiting temptation

Temptation » God will not suffer saints to be exposed to, beyond their powers to bear

Temptation » God will make a way for saints to escape out of

Temptation » Always conformable to the nature of man

Temptation » God enables the saints to bear

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » Idolatry » Solomon » Influence » Wives

Nehemiah 13:26

Was it not in these things that Solomon, king of Israel, did wrong? among a number of nations there was no king like him, and he was dear to his God, and God made him king over all Israel: but even he was made to do evil by strange women.

1 Kings 11:4

For it came about that when Solomon was old, his heart was turned away to other gods by his wives; and his heart was no longer true to the Lord his God as the heart of his father David had been.

Temptation » The reward for tempting the lord

1 Corinthians 10:9

And let us not put the Lord to the test, as some of them did, and came to their death by snakes.

Temptation » Leading into » Prayer against being led into

Luke 22:40

And when he came to the place, he said to them, Make a prayer that you may not be put to the test.

Temptation » Evil companionships, ruinous influence of » Injured lot

Genesis 13:12-13

Abram went on living in the land of Canaan, and Lot went to the lowland towns, moving his tent as far as Sodom. Now the men of Sodom were evil, and great sinners before the Lord.

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Silver and gold

Deuteronomy 7:25

The images of their gods are to be burned with fire: have no desire for the gold and silver on them, and do not take it for yourselves, for it will be a danger to you: it is a thing disgusting to the Lord your God:

Temptation » Avoid the way of

Proverbs 4:14-15

Do not go in the road of sinners, or be walking in the way of evil men. Keep far from it, do not go near; be turned from it, and go on your way.

Temptation » Christ keeps faithful saints from the hour of

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Friendship with violent men

Proverbs 22:25

For fear of learning his ways and making a net ready for your soul.

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Broken vows

Proverbs 20:25

It is a danger to a man to say without thought, It is holy, and, after taking his oaths, to be questioning if it is necessary to keep them.

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Scoffing

Proverbs 29:8

Men of pride are the cause of violent acts in a town, but by wise men wrath is turned away.

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » greed

1 Timothy 6:9

But those who have a desire for wealth are falling into danger, and are taken as in a net by a number of foolish and damaging desires, through which men are overtaken by death and destruction.

Temptation » Saints should » Restore those overcome by

Temptation » Instances of » Balak tempts balaam

Temptation » Exemplified » Jeroboam

1 Kings 15:30

Because of the sins which Jeroboam did and made Israel do, moving the Lord, the God of Israel, to wrath.

Temptation » Exemplified » balaam

Numbers 22:17

For I will give you a place of very great honour, and whatever you say to me I will do; so come, in answer to my prayer, and put a curse on this people.

Temptation » Exemplified » David

2 Samuel 11:2

Now one evening, David got up from his bed, and while he was walking on the roof of the king's house, he saw from there a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful.

Temptation » Exemplified » Peter

Mark 14:67-71

And seeing Peter warming himself by the fire, she gave him a look, and said, You were with this Nazarene, even Jesus. But he said, I have no knowledge of him, or of what you are saying: and he went out into the doorway; and there came the cry of a cock. And the girl saw him, and said again to those who were near, This is one of them. read more.
But again he said it was not so. And after a little time, again those who were near said to Peter, Truly you are one of them; for you are a Galilaean. But, with curses and oaths, he said, I have no knowledge of the man about whom you are talking.

Temptation » Christ » Intercedes for his people under

Luke 22:31-32

Simon, Simon, Satan has made a request to have you, so that he may put you to the test as grain is tested: But I have made prayer for you, that your faith may not go from you: and when you are turned again, make your brothers strong.

Temptation » Who falls into temptation

1 Timothy 6:9

But those who have a desire for wealth are falling into danger, and are taken as in a net by a number of foolish and damaging desires, through which men are overtaken by death and destruction.

Temptation » When people are tempted

James 1:13-14

Let no man say when he is tested, I am tested by God; for it is not possible for God to be tested by evil, and he himself puts no man to such a test: But every man is tested when he is turned out of the right way by the attraction of his desire.

Temptation » Has strength through the weakness of the flesh

Temptation » Evil companionships, ruinous influence of » A detriment to israel

Numbers 11:4

And the mixed band of people who went with them were overcome by desire: and the children of Israel, weeping again, said, Who will give us flesh for our food?

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Evil associations

Joshua 23:13

Then you may be certain that the Lord your God will not go on driving these nations out from before you; but they will become a danger and a cause of sin to you, a whip for your sides and thorns in your eyes, till you are cut off from this good land which the Lord your God has given you.

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Sinful covenants

Exodus 34:12

But take care, and do not make any agreement with the people of the land where you are going, for it will be a cause of sin to you.

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » False gods

Exodus 23:33

Let them not go on living in your land, or they will make you do evil against me: for if you give worship to their gods, it will certainly be a cause of sin to you.

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Idolatry

Psalm 106:36

And they gave worship to images; which were a danger to them:

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » The prophet of judah

1 Kings 13:11-19

Now there was an old prophet living in Beth-el; and one of his sons came and gave him word of all the man of God had done that day in Beth-el, and they gave their father an account of the words he had said to the king. Then their father said to them, Which way did he go? Now his sons had seen which way the man of God who came from Judah had gone. So the prophet said to his sons, Make ready an ass for me. So they made an ass ready, and he got on it, read more.
And went after the man of God, and came up with him while he was seated under an oak-tree. And he said to him, Are you the man of God who came from Judah? And he said, I am. Then he said to him, Come back to the house with me and have a meal. But he said, I may not go back with you or go into your house; and I will not take food or a drink of water with you in this place; For the Lord said to me, You are not to take food or water there, or go back again by the way you came. Then he said to him, I am a prophet like you; and an angel said to me by the word of the Lord, Take him back with you and give him food and water. But he said false words to him. So he went back with him, and had a meal in his house and a drink of water.

Temptation » Resisted, example of » Elisha, by reusing payment for healing

2 Kings 5:16

But he said, By the life of the Lord whose servant I am, I will take nothing from you. And he did his best to make him take it but he would not.

Temptation » Saints should » Not to occasion, to others

Romans 14:13

Then let us not be judges of one another any longer: but keep this in mind, that no man is to make it hard for his brother, or give him cause for doubting.

Temptation » Instances of » The old prophet of beth-el, the prophet of judah

1 Kings 13:15-19

Then he said to him, Come back to the house with me and have a meal. But he said, I may not go back with you or go into your house; and I will not take food or a drink of water with you in this place; For the Lord said to me, You are not to take food or water there, or go back again by the way you came. read more.
Then he said to him, I am a prophet like you; and an angel said to me by the word of the Lord, Take him back with you and give him food and water. But he said false words to him. So he went back with him, and had a meal in his house and a drink of water.

Temptation » Exemplified » Joseph

Genesis 39:7

And after a time, his master's wife, looking on Joseph with desire, said to him, Be my lover.

Temptation » Christ » Is able to succor those under

Temptation » Christ » Sympathizes with those under

Temptation » Christ » Overcame

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » The lure of forbidden fruit

Temptation » Instances of » Abraham leads pharaoh

Genesis 12:18-19

Then Pharaoh sent for Abram, and said, What have you done to me? why did you not say that she was your wife? Why did you say that she was your sister? so that I took her for my wife: now, take your wife and go on your way.

Temptation » Exemplified » Achan

Temptation » The lord knowing how to deliver the Godly out of temptations

Temptation » Often strengthened by the perversion of God's word

Matthew 4:6

If you are the Son of God, let yourself go down; for it is in the Writings, He will give his angels care over you; and, In their hands they will keep you up, so that your foot may not be crushed against a stone.

Temptation » God knows how to deliver saints out of

Temptation » To worshipping the God of this world

Matthew 4:9

And he said to him, All these things will I give you, if you will go down on your face and give me worship.

Temptation » Saints may be in heaviness through

Temptation » To distrust of God's providence

Temptation » To presumption

Matthew 4:6

If you are the Son of God, let yourself go down; for it is in the Writings, He will give his angels care over you; and, In their hands they will keep you up, so that your foot may not be crushed against a stone.

Temptation » Permitted as a trial of » Disinterestedness

Job 1:9-12

And the Satan said in answer to the Lord, Is it for nothing that Job is a god-fearing man? Have you yourself not put a wall round him and his house and all he has on every side, blessing the work of his hands, and increasing his cattle in the land? But now, put out your hand against all he has, and he will be cursing you to your face. read more.
And the Lord said to the Satan, See, I give all he has into your hands, only do not put a finger on the man himself. And the Satan went out from before the Lord.

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » David » Adultery

2 Samuel 11:2-5

Now one evening, David got up from his bed, and while he was walking on the roof of the king's house, he saw from there a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful. And David sent to get knowledge who the woman was. And one said, Is this not Bath-sheba, the daughter of Eliam and wife of Uriah the Hittite? And David sent and took her; and she came to him, and he took her to his bed: (for she had been made clean;) then she went back to her house. read more.
And the woman became with child; and she sent word to David that she was with child.

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » jacob » Defrauds » Esau

Genesis 27:6-13

And Rebekah said to Jacob, her son, Your father said to your brother Esau in my hearing, Go and get some roe's meat and make me a good meal, so that I may be full, and give you my blessing before the Lord before my death. Now, my son, do what I say. read more.
Go to the flock and get me two fat young goats; and I will make of them a meal to your father's taste: And you will take it to him, so that he may have a good meal and give you his blessing before his death. And Jacob said to Rebekah, his mother, But Esau my brother is covered with hair, while I am smooth: If by chance my father puts his hand on me, it will seem to him that I am tricking him, and he will put a curse on me in place of a blessing. And his mother said, Let the curse be on me, my son: only do as I say, and go and get them for me.

Temptation » Resisted, example of » Job, by rejecting evil counsel

Job 2:9-10

And his wife said to him, Are you still keeping your righteousness? Say a curse against God, and put an end to yourself. And he said to her, You are talking like one of the foolish women. If we take the good God sends us, are we not to take the evil when it comes? In all this Job kept his lips from sin.

Temptation » Comes from » Lusts

Temptation » God not tempting anyone

James 1:13

Let no man say when he is tested, I am tested by God; for it is not possible for God to be tested by evil, and he himself puts no man to such a test:

Temptation » God cannot be the subject of

James 1:13

Let no man say when he is tested, I am tested by God; for it is not possible for God to be tested by evil, and he himself puts no man to such a test:

Temptation » Does not come from God

James 1:13

Let no man say when he is tested, I am tested by God; for it is not possible for God to be tested by evil, and he himself puts no man to such a test:

Temptation » Evil companionships, ruinous influence of » Devoured the strength of ephraim

Hosea 7:9

Men from other lands have made waste his strength, and he is not conscious of it; grey hairs have come on him here and there, and he has no knowledge of it.

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » Adam

Genesis 3:1-19

Now the snake was wiser than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, Has God truly said that you may not take of the fruit of any tree in the garden? And the woman said, We may take of the fruit of the trees in the garden: But of the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, God has said, If you take of it or put your hands on it, death will come to you. read more.
And the snake said, Death will not certainly come to you: For God sees that on the day when you take of its fruit, your eyes will be open, and you will be as gods, having knowledge of good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and a delight to the eyes, and to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit, and gave it to her husband. And their eyes were open and they were conscious that they had no clothing and they made themselves coats of leaves stitched together. And there came to them the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the evening wind: and the man and his wife went to a secret place among the trees of the garden, away from the eyes of the Lord God. And the voice of the Lord God came to the man, saying, Where are you? And he said, Hearing your voice in the garden I was full of fear, because I was without clothing: and I kept myself from your eyes. And he said, Who gave you the knowledge that you were without clothing? Have you taken of the fruit of the tree which I said you were not to take? And the man said, The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me the fruit of the tree and I took it. And the Lord God said to the woman, What have you done? And the woman said, I was tricked by the deceit of the snake and I took it. And the Lord God said to the snake, Because you have done this you are cursed more than all cattle and every beast of the field; you will go flat on the earth, and dust will be your food all the days of your life: And there will be war between you and the woman and between your seed and her seed: by him will your head be crushed and by you his foot will be wounded. To the woman he said, Great will be your pain in childbirth; in sorrow will your children come to birth; still your desire will be for your husband, but he will be your master. And to Adam he said, Because you gave ear to the voice of your wife and took of the fruit of the tree which I said you were not to take, the earth is cursed on your account; in pain you will get your food from it all your life. Thorns and waste plants will come up, and the plants of the field will be your food; With the hard work of your hands you will get your bread till you go back to the earth from which you were taken: for dust you are and to the dust you will go back.

Temptation » Resisted, example of » Peter, by refusing a bribe

Acts 8:20

But Peter said, May your money come to destruction with you, because you had the idea that what is freely given by God may be got for a price.

Temptation » Instances of » Jeroboam leads the northern kingdom (israel) into

1 Kings 15:30

Because of the sins which Jeroboam did and made Israel do, moving the Lord, the God of Israel, to wrath.

Temptation » Christ » Endured, from the devil

Temptation » Mere professors fall away in time of

Luke 8:13

And those on the rock are those who with joy give hearing to the word; but having no root, they have faith for a time, and when the test comes they give up.

Temptation » The devil will renew

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » Achan

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » isaac » Lies

Genesis 26:7

And when he was questioned by the men of the place about his wife, he said, She is my sister; fearing to say, She is my wife; for, he said, the men of the place may put me to death on account of Rebekah; because she is very beautiful.

Temptation » Instances of » Gideon leads the people of israel into sin

Judges 8:27

And Gideon made an ephod from them and put it up in his town Ophrah; and all Israel went after it there and were false to the Lord; and it became a cause of sin to Gideon and his house.

Temptation » Instances of » Abimelech

Genesis 20:9

Then Abimelech sent for Abraham, and said, What have you done to us? what wrong have I done you that you have put on me and on my kingdom so great a sin? You have done to me things which are not to be done.

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » Census » Israel

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Ephesians 2:1-3

And to you did he give life, when you were dead through your wrongdoing and sins,

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