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36 Bible Verses about Temptation

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James 1:13

When someone is tempted, he should not say, "I am being tempted by God," because God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone.

Luke 4:12

Jesus answered him, "It has been said, "You must not tempt the Lord your God.'"

Luke 4:13

After the Devil had finished tempting Jesus in every possible way, he left him until another time.

Matthew 4:8

Once more the Devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, along with their splendor.

Matthew 18:7

How terrible it will be for the world due to its temptations to sin! Temptations to sin are bound to happen, but how terrible it will be for that person who causes someone to sin!

Luke 17:1

Jesus told his disciples, "It is inevitable that temptations to sin will come, but how terrible it will be for the person through whom they come!

Genesis 22:1

Sometime later, God tested Abraham. He called out to him, "Abraham!" "Here I am!" he answered.

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Protection » Is vouchsafed to saints in » Temptation

Temptation » Satan the chief agent in

2 Peter 2:18

By talking high-sounding nonsense and using sinful cravings of the flesh, they entice people who have just escaped from those who live in error.

Temptation » A test

Zechariah 13:9

And I will bring that surviving third through, testing them as if through fire, purifying them like silver, assaying them like gold. They will call on my name, and I will answer them. I will say, "This is my people,' and they will say, "The LORD is my God.'"

2 Chronicles 32:31

Later on, envoys came from the princes of Babylon to inquire about the miracle that had happened in the land. God left Hezekiah to himself, so that he might make known what was really in Hezekiah's heart.

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Seducers

2 Kings 21:9

But they would not listen. Manasseh led them astray to practice more evil than the nations whom the LORD had destroyed in the presence of the Israelis.

Ezekiel 13:10

because they've truly caused my people to stray saying, "Peace," but there's no peace.'"

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

And so, dear friends, since you already know these things, continuously be on your guard not to be carried away by the deception of lawless people. Otherwise, you may fall from your secure position.

Romans 6:13

Stop offering the parts of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness. Instead, offer yourselves to God as people who have been brought from death to life and the parts of your body as instruments of righteousness to God.

Ephesians 6:13

For this reason, take up the whole armor of God so that you may be able to take a stand whenever evil comes. And when you have done everything you could, you will be able to stand firm.

More verses: Proverbs 4:14

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

Genesis 12:13

Please say that you are my sister, so things will go well for me for your sake. That way, you'll be saving my life."

Genesis 26:7

Later on, the men of that place asked about his wife, so he replied, "She's my sister," because he was afraid to call her "my wife." He kept thinking, ""otherwise, the men around here will kill me on account of Rebekah, since she's very beautiful."

2 Kings 10:18

Then Jehu assembled all the people and announced to them, "Ahab served Baal a little, but Jehu will serve him a lot!

1 Samuel 21:2-3

David told Ahimelech the priest, "The king commanded me about a matter, saying to me, "Don't let anyone know anything about the matter I'm sending you to do and about which I've commanded you. I've directed the young men to a certain place.' Now, what do you have available? Give me five loaves of bread or whatever you have."

Matthew 26:73-74

After a little while, the people who were standing there came up and told Peter, "Obviously you're also one of them, because your accent gives you away." Then he began to curse violently. "I don't know the man!" he swore solemnly. Just then a rooster crowed.

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Enticers

2 Peter 2:18

By talking high-sounding nonsense and using sinful cravings of the flesh, they entice people who have just escaped from those who live in error.

Deuteronomy 13:6

"Your own blood brother, your son, your daughter, your beloved wife, or your friend who is like your soul mate may entice you quietly. He may tell you, "Let's go and serve other gods,' (whom neither you nor your ancestors have known

Proverbs 28:10

Whoever misleads the upright along an evil way will himself fall into his own pit, but the blameless will inherit what is good.

Temptation » The devil is the author of

John 13:2

By supper time, the Devil had already put it into the heart of Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray him.

Temptation » Christ's

Luke 22:28

"You are the ones who have always stood by me in my trials.

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

Judges 16:17

So he finally disclosed everything. He told her, "A razor has never touched my head, because I've been a Nazirite for God before I was born. If I am shaved, then my strength will abandon me and I will become weak like every human being."

1 Samuel 13:12

Saul replied, "When? I saw that the people were scattering from me, that you didn't come at the appointed time, and that the Philistines were assembling at Michmash. I thought, "The Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal but I've not sought the favor of the LORD,' so I forced myself to offer the burnt offering."

Judges 14:17

So she kept on crying in front of him for the entire seven days of the wedding party. On the seventh day he told the solution to her because she nagged him, and then she told the solution to the riddle to her relatives.

Temptation » Voluntary entering into

Genesis 13:12

So Abram lived in the land of Canaan, while Lot settled in the cities of the plain, setting up his tent in the vicinity of Sodom.

Luke 22:40

When he arrived, he told them, "Keep on praying that you may not be tempted."

Temptation » Often arises through » Worldly glory

Daniel 4:30

he commented to himself, "Isn't Babylon great? I've built a royal palace in it by my own might and power, for the sake of my majesty."

Daniel 5:2

Under the influence of wine, Belshazzar ordered that the gold and silver vessels his grandfather Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the Temple in Jerusalem be brought in so the king, his officials, his wives, and his mistresses could drink from them.

Numbers 22:17

I'm determined to reward you generously, and I'll do everything you tell me to do. So come right away and curse this people for me.'"

Matthew 4:8

Once more the Devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, along with their splendor.

Temptation » Jesus Christ being tempted

Hebrews 4:14-15

Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone to heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us live our lives consistent with our confession of faith. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses. Instead, we have one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet he never sinned.

Luke 22:22-28

The Son of Man is going away, just as it has been determined, but how terrible it will be for that man by whom he is betrayed!" Then they began to discuss among themselves which one of them was going to do this. Now an argument sprang up among them as to which one of them was to be regarded as the greatest. read more.
But he told them, "The kings of the unbelievers lord it over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called benefactors. But you are not to do so. On the contrary, the greatest among you should become like the youngest, and the one who leads should become like the one who serves. Because who is greater, the one who sits at the table, or the one who serves? It is the one at the table, isn't it? But I'm among you as one who serves. "You are the ones who have always stood by me in my trials.

Hebrews 2:9-18

Now when God put everything under him, he left nothing outside his control. However, at the present time we do not yet see everything put under him. But we do see someone who was made a little lower than the angels. He is Jesus, who is crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might experience death for everyone. It was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through suffering as part of his plan to glorify many children, because both the one who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified all have the same Father. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers read more.
when he says, "I will announce your name to my brothers. I will praise you within the congregation." And again, "I will trust him." And again, "I am here with the children God has given me." Therefore, since the children have flesh and blood, he himself also shared the same things, so that by his death he might destroy the one who has the power of death (that is, the Devil) and might free those who were slaves all their lives because they were terrified by death. For it is clear that he did not come to help angels. No, he came to help Abraham's descendants, thereby becoming like his brothers in every way, so that he could be a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God and could atone for the people's sins. Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

Temptation » Not tempting the lord

1 Corinthians 10:9

Let's stop putting the Lord to the test, as some of them were doing, and were destroyed by snakes.

Temptation » Evil associates, the instruments of

Proverbs 7:6

For from a window in my house I peered through the lattice work,

Temptation » Alertness and prayer preventing temptation

Luke 22:40

When he arrived, he told them, "Keep on praying that you may not be tempted."

Temptation » Christ » Endured, from the wicked

Luke 10:25

Just then an expert in the Law stood up to test Jesus. He asked, "Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"

Temptation » Christ » Resisted by the word of God

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » Peter

Matthew 26:69-74

Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard when a servant girl came up to him and said, "You, too, were with Jesus the Galilean." But he denied it in front of them all. "I don't know what you're talking about!" he exclaimed. As he went out to the gateway, another woman saw him and told those who were there, "This man was with Jesus from Nazareth." read more.
Again he denied it and swore with an oath, "I don't know the man!" After a little while, the people who were standing there came up and told Peter, "Obviously you're also one of them, because your accent gives you away." Then he began to curse violently. "I don't know the man!" he swore solemnly. Just then a rooster crowed.

Mark 14:67-71

When she saw Peter warming himself, she glared at him and said, "You, too, were with Jesus from Nazareth." But he denied it, saying, "I don't know or even understand what you're talking about!" Then he went out into the entryway. Just then a rooster crowed. The servant girl saw him and again told those who were standing around, "This man is one of them!" read more.
Again he denied it. After a little while, the people who were standing there began to say to Peter again, "Obviously you're one of them, because you are a Galilean!" Then he began to invoke a divine curse and to swear with an oath, "I don't know this man you're talking about!"

Luke 22:55-60

When they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and had taken their seats, Peter, too, sat down among them. A servant girl saw him sitting by the fire, stared at him, and said, "This man was with him, too." But he denied it, "I don't know him, woman!" he responded. read more.
A little later, a man looked at him and said, "You are one of them, too." But Peter said, "Mister, I am not!" About an hour later, another man emphatically asserted, "This man was certainly with him, because he is a Galilean!" But Peter said, "Mister, I don't know what you're talking about!" Just then, while he was still speaking, a rooster crowed.

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

2 Chronicles 19:2

where Hanani's son Jehu, the seer, went out to meet him. He asked King Jehoshaphat, "Should you be helping those who are wicked, yes or no? Should you love those who hate the LORD? Wrath is headed your way directly from the LORD because of this.

2 Chronicles 18:1

After Jehoshaphat had become wealthy and was enjoying abundant honor, he allied himself to Ahab.

Temptation » Exemplified

2 Corinthians 12:7

To keep me from becoming conceited because of the exceptional nature of these revelations, a thorn was given to me and placed in my body. It was Satan's messenger to keep on tormenting me so that I would not become conceited.

Genesis 3:4-5

"You certainly will not die!" the Shining One told the woman. "Even God knows that on the day you eat from it, your eyes will be opened and you'll become like God, knowing good and evil."

Galatians 4:14

Even though my condition put you to the test, you did not despise or reject me. On the contrary, you welcomed me as if I were an angel of God, or as if I were the Messiah Jesus.

Temptation » Comes from » Covetousness

1 Timothy 6:9-10

But people who want to get rich keep toppling into temptation and are trapped by many stupid and harmful desires that plunge them into destruction and ruin. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, in their eagerness to get rich, have wandered away from the faith and caused themselves a lot of pain.

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » The lure of fertile fields

Genesis 13:13

Now the men of Sodom were particularly evil and sinful in their defiance of the LORD.

Genesis 13:10-11

Lot looked around and noticed that the whole Jordan plain as far as Zoar was well-watered like the garden of the LORD or like the land of Egypt. (This was before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.) So Lot chose for himself all the Jordan plain. Then Lot traveled eastward, and they separated from each other.

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » The lure of appetite

Genesis 25:33

But Jacob insisted, "Swear it by an oath right now." So he swore an oath to him and sold his birthright to Jacob.

Genesis 25:29-30

One day, while Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau happened to come in from being outdoors, and he was feeling famished. Esau told Jacob, "Let me gobble down some of this red stuff, since I'm starving." (That's how Esau got his nickname "Edom".)

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » hezekiah

2 Kings 20:12-20

Some time later, Berodach-baladan, the son of King Baladan of Babylon, sent letters and a gift to Hezekiah, because he had heard that Hezekiah had been ill. Hezekiah listened to the entourage and showed them his entire treasury, including the silver, gold, and spices, the precious oil, his armory, and everything that was inventoried in his treasuries. There was nothing in his household or in his holdings that Hezekiah did not show them. Then Isaiah the prophet came to King Hezekiah and asked him, "What did these men have to say, and where did they come from?" Hezekiah replied, "They came from a country far away from Babylon." read more.
He asked, "What did they see in your household?" Hezekiah answered, "They have seen everything. In my household there is nothing in my treasuries that I haven't shown them." Then Isaiah replied to Hezekiah, "Listen to this message from the LORD: "Watch out! The days are coming when everything that's in your house everything that your ancestors have saved up right to this day will be carried off to Babylon. Nothing will be left,' declares the LORD. "Some of your descendants your very own seed, whom you will father will be carried away to become officials in the palace of the king of Babylon.'" At this, Hezekiah replied to Isaiah, "What you've spoken from the LORD is good," because he had been thinking, "Why not, as long as there's peace and security in my lifetime"?" Now the rest of Hezekiah's actions, as well as his glorious deeds, including how he constructed the pool and the conduit to bring water into the city, are recorded in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah, are they not?

Isaiah 39:1-4

At that time Merodach-baladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a gift to Hezekiah, when he heard he had been sick and had survived. Hezekiah was delighted with them, and showed them everything in his treasure-houses the silver, the gold, the spices, the precious oils, his entire armory, and everything found in his treasuries. There was nothing in his palace or in all his kingdom that Hezekiah did not show them. Then the prophet Isaiah came to King Hezekiah and asked him, "What did these men have to say? And from where did they come to you?" Hezekiah replied, "From a distant land they came to me from Babylon." read more.
"What did they see in your palace?" he asked. "They saw everything in my palace," Hezekiah replied. "There is nothing in my treasuries that I did not show them."

Isaiah 39:6-7

"The days are surely coming when everything in your palace and all that your ancestors have stored up to this day will be carried off to Babylon. They will come in, and nothing will be left,' says the LORD. "Then some of your own sons, who will come from your loins, whom you will father, will be taken away to become eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.'"

Temptation » Often arises through » Poverty

Proverbs 30:9

so that I don't become overfed and deny you by saying, "Who is the LORD?" or so that I don't become poor and steal, and then misuse the name of my God.

Matthew 4:2-3

After fasting for 40 days and 40 nights, he finally became hungry. Then the tempter came. "Since you are the Son of God," he said, "tell these stones to become loaves of bread."

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » The lure of ambition

2 Peter 2:20

For if, after escaping the world's corruptions through a full knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus, the Messiah, they are again entangled and conquered by those corruptions, then their last condition is worse than their former one.

Mark 10:35-37

James and John, the sons of Zebedee, went to Jesus and told him, "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask you." He asked them, "What do you want me to do for you?" They asked him, "Let us sit in your glory, one on your right and one on your left."

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

Genesis 14:23

that I will not take a thread or a sandal strap or anything that belongs to you, so you won't be able to say, "I made Abram rich.'

1 Kings 13:8

But the man of God replied to the king, "Even if you were to offer me half of your house, I wouldn't go with you, and I'm sure not going to eat even a piece of bread or drink water in this place,

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

Daniel 1:8

Daniel determined within himself not to become defiled by the king's menu of rich foods or by the king's wine, so he requested permission from the chief officer not to defile himself.

Jeremiah 35:5-6

I put containers full of wine and cups in front of the members of the Rechabite clan and told them, "Drink the wine!" But they said, "We won't drink wine, because our ancestor, Rechab's son Jonadab commanded us: "You and your descendants are never to drink wine!

Temptation » Saints should » Resist, in faith

Ephesians 6:16

In addition to having clothed yourselves with these things, having taken up the shield of faith, with which you will be able to put out all the flaming arrows of the evil one,

Temptation » Saints should » Pray to be kept from

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » The lure of women

1 Kings 11:1

But King Solomon married many foreign women besides the daughter of Pharaoh: women from Moab, Ammon, Edom, and Sidonia, along with Hittite women, too,

1 Kings 11:4

because as Solomon grew older, his wives turned his affections away after other gods, and his heart was not fully as devoted to the LORD his God as his father David's heart had been.

Temptation » Often arises through » Prosperity

Proverbs 30:9

so that I don't become overfed and deny you by saying, "Who is the LORD?" or so that I don't become poor and steal, and then misuse the name of my God.

Matthew 4:8

Once more the Devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, along with their splendor.

Temptation » Saints should » Watch against

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » Sarah » Lies

Genesis 12:13

Please say that you are my sister, so things will go well for me for your sake. That way, you'll be saving my life."

Genesis 18:13-15

The LORD asked Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh and think, "Am I really going to bear a child, since I'm so old?' Is anything impossible for the LORD? At the time set for it, I will return to you about a year from now and Sarah will have a son." But Sarah denied it. "I didn't laugh," she claimed, because she was afraid. The LORD replied, "No! You did laugh!"

Genesis 20:13

When God caused me to journey from my father's house, I asked her to do me this favor and say, "He's my brother.'"

Temptation » Often ends in sin and perdition

Temptation » Permitted as a trial of » Faith

James 1:2-3

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, when you are involved in various trials, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance.

Temptation » Blessedness of those who meet and overcome

James 1:2-4

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, when you are involved in various trials, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. But you must let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » balaam

Numbers 22:15-22

In response, Balak sent more officers higher ranking ones, at that! who approached Balaam with this message: "This is what Zippor's son Balak says: "Don't let anything get in the way of your coming to me. I'm determined to reward you generously, and I'll do everything you tell me to do. So come right away and curse this people for me.'" read more.
Balaam responded to Balak's entourage by saying, "Even if Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I won't double-cross the command of the LORD my God in even the slightest way. Meanwhile, stay here overnight so I may learn what the LORD might say to me." God came to visit Balaam that same night and told him, "If the men come to call on you, get up and go with them, but be sure to do only what I tell you to do." The next morning, Balaam got up, saddled his donkey, and started to leave, accompanied by the Moabite officials. At this, the anger of the LORD flared up against Balaam, because he was leaving. So the angel of the LORD stood in the way to oppose him. As Balaam was riding his donkey, accompanied by two of his servants,

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

John 6:15

Then Jesus, realizing that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, withdrew again to the hillside by himself.

Luke 4:5-8

The Devil also took him to a high place and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in an instant. He told Jesus, "I will give you all this authority, along with their glory, because it has been given to me, and I give it to anyone I please. So if you will worship me, all this will be yours." read more.
But Jesus answered him, "It is written, "You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him.'"

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

Didn't Solomon, king of Israel, sin by doing these things, even though among many nations there was no king like him who was loved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel? Even so, foreign women caused him to sin.

1 Kings 11:4

because as Solomon grew older, his wives turned his affections away after other gods, and his heart was not fully as devoted to the LORD his God as his father David's heart had been.

Temptation » The reward for tempting the lord

1 Corinthians 10:9

Let's stop putting the Lord to the test, as some of them were doing, and were destroyed by snakes.

Temptation » Leading into » Prayer against being led into

Luke 22:40

When he arrived, he told them, "Keep on praying that you may not be tempted."

Temptation » Evil companionships, ruinous influence of » Injured lot

Genesis 13:12-13

So Abram lived in the land of Canaan, while Lot settled in the cities of the plain, setting up his tent in the vicinity of Sodom. Now the men of Sodom were particularly evil and sinful in their defiance of the LORD.

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Silver and gold

Deuteronomy 7:25

Burn the images of their gods in the fire. Desire neither the silver nor the gold that adorns them, nor take them for yourselves, so you won't be ensnared by them, because the gold and silver is detestable to the LORD your God.

Temptation » Avoid the way of

Proverbs 4:14-15

Do not enter the path of the wicked, or go along the way of evil men. Avoid it! Don't travel on it! Turn away from it, and pass on by.

Temptation » Christ keeps faithful saints from the hour of

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

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Broken vows

Proverbs 20:25

It is a trap for a person to declare quickly, "This is sacred," and only later to have second thoughts about the vows.

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Scoffing

Proverbs 29:8

Scornful men enflame a city, but the wise defuse anger.

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » greed

Temptation » Saints should » Restore those overcome by

Temptation » Instances of » Balak tempts balaam

Temptation » Exemplified » Jeroboam

1 Kings 15:30

because of the sins that Jeroboam had committed, and because he led Israel into sin, provoking the LORD God of Israel to become angry.

Temptation » Exemplified » balaam

Numbers 22:17

I'm determined to reward you generously, and I'll do everything you tell me to do. So come right away and curse this people for me.'"

Temptation » Exemplified » David

2 Samuel 11:2

Late one afternoon about dusk, David got up from his couch and was walking around on the roof of the royal palace. From there he watched a woman taking a bath, and she was very beautiful to look at.

Temptation » Exemplified » Peter

Mark 14:67-71

When she saw Peter warming himself, she glared at him and said, "You, too, were with Jesus from Nazareth." But he denied it, saying, "I don't know or even understand what you're talking about!" Then he went out into the entryway. Just then a rooster crowed. The servant girl saw him and again told those who were standing around, "This man is one of them!" read more.
Again he denied it. After a little while, the people who were standing there began to say to Peter again, "Obviously you're one of them, because you are a Galilean!" Then he began to invoke a divine curse and to swear with an oath, "I don't know this man you're talking about!"

Temptation » Christ » Intercedes for his people under

Luke 22:31-32

"Simon, Simon, listen! Satan has asked permission to sift all of you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your own faith may not fail. When you have come back, you must strengthen your brothers."

Temptation » Who falls into temptation

Temptation » When people are tempted

James 1:13-14

When someone is tempted, he should not say, "I am being tempted by God," because God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone. Instead, each person is tempted by his own desire, being lured and trapped by it.

Temptation » Has strength through the weakness of the flesh

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

Numbers 11:4

Meanwhile, certain riff-raff among the people had an insatiable appetite for food. As a result, they wept and turned back, and the Israelis cried out, "If only somebody would feed us some meat!

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Evil associations

Joshua 23:13

know for certain that the LORD your God will not continue to drive out these nations ahead of you. Instead, they will be a snare and a trap for you, a whip to your backs, and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from this good land that the LORD your God has given you.

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Sinful covenants

Exodus 34:12

"Be very careful not to make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land to which you are going, so they won't be a snare among you.

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » False gods

Exodus 23:33

They are not to live in your land. Otherwise they will cause you to sin against me. If you worship their gods, it will become a snare for you."

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Idolatry

Psalm 106:36

They worshipped their idols, and this became a trap for them.

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » The prophet of judah

1 Kings 13:11-19

Now there was an old prophet who lived in Bethel, and his sons went to him and told him everything that the man of God had accomplished that day in Bethel, including the message that he had delivered to the king. "Which way did he go?" their father asked him, since his sons had observed the way that the man of God had taken to return to Judah from Bethel. "Saddle my donkey for me!" he ordered. So they saddled the donkey for him read more.
and he rode off after the man of God and found him sitting under an oak tree. "You're the man of God who came from Judah, aren't you?" the old prophet asked him. "I am," he replied. "Come home with me and have a meal," he told him. But he replied, "I can't go back with you to your home, be in your company, or even eat food or drink water with you in this place, because I've been given a command in the form of this message from the LORD: "You are to eat no food, drink no water, and do not return to Judah by traveling the way by which you go there.'" "I'm a prophet like you," the old man replied, "and an angel spoke to me and delivered this message from the LORD: "Bring him back with you to your house and give him food and water.'" But he was lying, and the man of God accompanied the old prophet back to his house, ate some food, and drank some water.

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

2 Kings 5:16

But Elisha replied, "As the LORD lives, before whom I stand, I will not receive anything from you." Though Naaman urged him to take it, Elisha declined.

Temptation » Saints should » Not to occasion, to others

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

1 Kings 13:15-19

"Come home with me and have a meal," he told him. But he replied, "I can't go back with you to your home, be in your company, or even eat food or drink water with you in this place, because I've been given a command in the form of this message from the LORD: "You are to eat no food, drink no water, and do not return to Judah by traveling the way by which you go there.'" read more.
"I'm a prophet like you," the old man replied, "and an angel spoke to me and delivered this message from the LORD: "Bring him back with you to your house and give him food and water.'" But he was lying, and the man of God accompanied the old prophet back to his house, ate some food, and drank some water.

Temptation » Exemplified » Joseph

Genesis 39:7

Now Joseph was well built and good looking. That's why, sometime later, Joseph's master's wife looked straight at Joseph and propositioned him: "Come on! Let's have a little sex!"

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

Pharaoh summoned Abram and asked, "What have you done to me! Why didn't you tell me that she was your wife? Why did you say, "She is my sister,' so that I took her as a wife for myself? Now, here is your wife! Take her and get out!"

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

He told Jesus, "Since you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, because it is written, "God will put his angels in charge of you,' and, "With their hands they will hold you up, so that you will never hit your foot against a rock.'"

Temptation » God knows how to deliver saints out of

Temptation » To worshipping the God of this world

Matthew 4:9

He told Jesus, "I will give you all these things if you will bow down and worship me!"

Temptation » Saints may be in heaviness through

Temptation » To distrust of God's providence

Temptation » To presumption

Matthew 4:6

He told Jesus, "Since you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, because it is written, "God will put his angels in charge of you,' and, "With their hands they will hold you up, so that you will never hit your foot against a rock.'"

Temptation » Permitted as a trial of » Disinterestedness

Job 1:9-12

But in response, Satan asked the LORD, "Does Job fear God for nothing? Haven't you surrounded him with a fence on all sides, around his house, and around all that he owns? You have blessed everything he puts his hands on and you have increased his livestock in the land. However, stretch out your hand and strike everything he owns, and he will curse you to your face." read more.
Then the LORD told Satan, "Very well then, everything he owns is under your control, only you may not extend your hand against him." So Satan left the LORD's presence.

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » David » Adultery

2 Samuel 11:2-5

Late one afternoon about dusk, David got up from his couch and was walking around on the roof of the royal palace. From there he watched a woman taking a bath, and she was very beautiful to look at. David sent word to inquire about her, and someone told him, "This is Eliam's daughter Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah the Hittite, isn't it?" So David sent some messengers, took her from her home, and she went to him, and he had sex with her. (She had been consecrating herself following her menstrual separation.) Then she returned to her home. read more.
The woman conceived, and she sent this message to David: "I'm pregnant."

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » jacob » Defrauds » Esau

Genesis 27:6-13

Rebekah gave these instructions to her son Jacob: "Quick! Pay attention!" she said. "I heard your father talking to your brother Esau. He told him, "Bring me some game and then prepare some food for me so I can eat and bless you in the presence of the LORD before I die.' So now, my son, listen to what I have to say and pay attention to what I'm about to tell you. read more.
Go to the flock and bring me two healthy young goats. I'll prepare some delicious food for your father, just the way he loves it. Then you are to take it to your father so that he can eat and bless you before he dies." "But look!" Jacob pointed out to his mother Rebekah, "My brother Esau is a hairy man, but I'm smooth skinned. My father might touch me and he'll realize that I'm deceiving him. Then, I'll bring a curse on myself instead of a blessing." "My son," she replied, "let any curse against you fall on me. Just listen to me, then go and get them for me."

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

Job 2:9-10

Then his wife told him, "Do you remain firm in your integrity? Curse God and die!" But he replied to her, "You're talking like foolish women do. Are we to accept what is good from God but not tragedy?" Throughout all of this, Job did not sin by what he said.

Temptation » Comes from » Lusts

Temptation » God not tempting anyone

James 1:13

When someone is tempted, he should not say, "I am being tempted by God," because God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone.

Temptation » God cannot be the subject of

James 1:13

When someone is tempted, he should not say, "I am being tempted by God," because God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone.

Temptation » Does not come from God

James 1:13

When someone is tempted, he should not say, "I am being tempted by God," because God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone.

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

Hosea 7:9

Foreigners have consumed his strength, and he hasn't noticed. Furthermore, his head is sprinkled with gray hair, but he doesn't realize it.

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » Adam

Genesis 3:1-19

Now the Shining One was more clever than any animal of the field that the LORD God had made. He asked the woman, "Did God actually say, "You are not to eat from any tree of the garden'?" "We may eat from the trees of the garden," the woman answered the Shining One, "but as for the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the garden, God has said, "You are not to eat from it, nor are you to touch it, or you will die.'" read more.
"You certainly will not die!" the Shining One told the woman. "Even God knows that on the day you eat from it, your eyes will be opened and you'll become like God, knowing good and evil." When the woman saw that the tree produced good food, was attractive in appearance, and was desirable for making one wise, she took some of its fruit and ate it. Then she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate some, too. As a result, they both understood what they had done, and they became aware that they were naked. So they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves. Whenthey heard the voice of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden during the breeze of the day, the man and his wife concealed themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. So the LORD God called out to the man, asking him, "Where are you?" "I heard your voice in the garden," the man answered, "and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid from you." "Who told you that you are naked?" Godasked. "Did you eat fruit from the tree that I commanded you not to eat?" The man answered, "The woman whom you provided for me gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate some of it." Then the LORD God asked the woman, "What did you do?" "The Shining One misled me," the woman answered, "so I ate." The LORD God told the Shining One, "Because you have done this, you are more cursed than all the livestock, and more than all the earth's animals, You'll crawl on your belly and eat dust as long as you live. "I'll place hostility between you and the woman, between your offspring and her offspring. He'll strike you on the head, and you'll strike him on the heel." He told the woman, "I'll greatly increase the pain of your labor during childbirth. It will be painful for you to bear children, "since your trust is turning toward your husband, and he will dominate you." He told the man, "Because you have listened to what your wife said, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, "You must not eat from it,' cursed is the ground because of you. You'll eat from it through pain-filled labor for the rest of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you'll eat the plants from the meadows. You will eat food by the sweat of your brow until you're buried in the ground, because you were taken from it. You're made from dust and you'll return to dust."

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

Acts 8:20

But Peter told him, "May your money perish with you, because you thought you could obtain God's free gift with money!

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

1 Kings 15:30

because of the sins that Jeroboam had committed, and because he led Israel into sin, provoking the LORD God of Israel to become angry.

Temptation » Christ » Endured, from the devil

Temptation » Mere professors fall away in time of

Luke 8:13

The ones on the stony ground are the people who joyfully welcome the word when they hear it. But since they don't have any roots, they believe for a while, but in a time of testing they fall away.

Temptation » The devil will renew

Luke 4:13

After the Devil had finished tempting Jesus in every possible way, he left him until another time.

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » Achan

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » isaac » Lies

Genesis 26:7

Later on, the men of that place asked about his wife, so he replied, "She's my sister," because he was afraid to call her "my wife." He kept thinking, ""otherwise, the men around here will kill me on account of Rebekah, since she's very beautiful."

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

Judges 8:27

Gideon crafted the booty into an ephod and enshrined it in his home town of Ophrah. Then all of Israel committed spiritual adultery with it there, and it became a snare for Gideon and his household.

Temptation » Instances of » Abimelech

Genesis 20:9

Then Abimelech called Abraham and asked him, "What have you done to us? How have I sinned against you, that you have brought such great sin against me and my kingdom? You've done things to me that ought not to have been done."

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » Census » Israel

Topics on Temptation

Jesus Christ, Temptation Of

58;4;15

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses. Instead, we have one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet he never sinned.

Resisting Temptation

46;10;13

No temptation has overtaken you that is unusual for human beings. But God is faithful, and he will not allow you to be tempted beyond your strength. Instead, along with the temptation he will also provide a way out, so that you may be able to endure it.

Temptation, Avoiding Causing

42;17;1

Jesus told his disciples, "It is inevitable that temptations to sin will come, but how terrible it will be for the person through whom they come!

Temptation, Resisting

59;1;12

How blessed is the man who endures temptation! When he has passed the test, he will receive the victor's crown of life that God has promised to those who keep on loving him.

Temptation, Universality Of

46;10;13

No temptation has overtaken you that is unusual for human beings. But God is faithful, and he will not allow you to be tempted beyond your strength. Instead, along with the temptation he will also provide a way out, so that you may be able to endure it.

Yielding To Temptation

1;3;6

When the woman saw that the tree produced good food, was attractive in appearance, and was desirable for making one wise, she took some of its fruit and ate it. Then she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate some, too.

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