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36 Bible Verses about Temptation

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James 1:13

No one who is being tempted should say, "I am being tempted by God," for God {cannot be tempted} by evil, and he himself tempts no one.

Luke 4:12

And Jesus answered [and] said to him, "It is said, 'You are not to put to the test the Lord your God.'"

Luke 4:13

And [when] the devil had completed every temptation, he departed from him until a favorable time.

Matthew 4:7

Jesus said to him, "On the other hand it is written, 'You are not to put the Lord your God to the test.'"

Matthew 4:8

Again the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory,

Deuteronomy 6:16

You shall not put Yahweh your God to [the] test, as you tested [him] at Massah.

Matthew 18:7

Woe to the world because of causes for stumbling, for [it is] a necessity [that] causes for stumbling come; nevertheless, woe to the person through whom the cause for stumbling comes.

Luke 17:1

And he said to his disciples, "It is impossible for causes for stumbling not to come, but woe [to him] through whom they come!

Genesis 22:1

And it happened [that] after these things, God tested Abraham. And he said to him, "Abraham!" And he said, "Here I [am]."

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Protection » Is vouchsafed to saints in » Temptation

Temptation » Satan the chief agent in

2 Peter 2:18

{For by speaking high-sounding but empty words}, they entice with desires of the flesh [and] with licentiousness those who are scarcely escaping from those who live in error,

Temptation » A test

Zechariah 13:9

And I will bring the [remaining] third into the fire, and I will refine them like [one] refines silver, and I will test them like [one] tests gold. They will call my name, and I will answer them. I will say, 'They are my people,' and they will say, 'Yahweh [is] my God.'"

2 Chronicles 32:31

And thus [in the matter of] the envoys of the commanders of Babylon who had been sent to him to seek the sign that had happened in the land, God forsook him, to test him [and] to know all [that was] in his heart.

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Seducers

2 Kings 21:9

But Manasseh did not listen and tempted them to do evil more than the nations that Yahweh destroyed before the presence of the {Israelites}.

Ezekiel 13:10

Because, yes, because they led my people astray, {saying} 'Peace!' And [there is] not peace. And [when] anyone builds a flimsy wall, look, they coat it [with] whitewash.

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

Therefore, dear friends, [because you] know [this] beforehand, guard yourselves so that you do not lose your own safe position [because you] have been led away by the error of lawless persons.

More verses: Proverbs 4:14

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

Genesis 12:13

Please say you are my sister so that it will go well for me on your account. {Then I will live} on account of you."

Genesis 26:7

When the men of the place asked concerning his wife, he said, "She [is] my sister," for he was afraid to say, "my wife," thinking "the men of the place will kill me on account of Rebekah, for {she was beautiful}."

2 Kings 10:18

Then Jehu assembled all of the people and said to them, "Ahab served Baal a little, but Jehu will worship him greatly.

1 Samuel 21:2-3

So David said to Ahimelech the priest, "The king charged me [with] a matter and said to me, 'No one must know anything about this matter [on] which I am sending you, [with] which I have charged you and the servants.'" So {I have arranged to meet with my servants at a certain place}. Now then, {what do you have at hand}? Give me five [loaves] of bread or {whatever is here}."

Matthew 26:73-74

And after a little [while] those who were standing there came up [and] said to Peter, "You really are [one] of them also, because even your accent {reveals who you are}." Then he began to curse and to swear with an oath, "I do not know the man!" And immediately a rooster crowed.

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Enticers

2 Peter 2:18

{For by speaking high-sounding but empty words}, they entice with desires of the flesh [and] with licentiousness those who are scarcely escaping from those who live in error,

Deuteronomy 13:6

"If your brother, the son of your mother or your son or your daughter {or your wife whom you embrace} or {your intimate friend} in secrecy {says}, 'Let us go and let us serve other gods!' [gods] that you and your ancestors have not known,

Proverbs 28:10

He who misleads the upright onto the way of evil, into his pits he will fall. But as for the blameless, they will inherit good.

Temptation » The devil is the author of

John 13:2

And [as] a dinner was taking place, [when] the devil had already put into the heart of Judas [son] of Simon Iscariot that he should betray him,

Temptation » Christ's

Luke 22:28

"And you are the ones who have remained with me in my trials,

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

Judges 16:17

So {he confided everything to her}, and he said to her, "A razor {has never touched} my head, for I [am] a {Nazirite of God} {from birth}. If I am shaved my strength will leave me, and I will become weak, like everyone else.

1 Samuel 13:12

therefore I said, 'Now [the] Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not yet implored the face of Yahweh.' So I forced myself and offered the burnt offering."

Judges 14:17

She wept before him the seven days of their feast; and it happened, because she nagged him, on the seventh day he explained [it] to her, and she told the riddle to {her people}.

Temptation » Voluntary entering into

Genesis 13:12

Abram settled in the land of Canaan, and Lot settled in the cities of the plain. And he pitched his tent toward Sodom.

Luke 22:40

And [when] he came to the place, he said to them, "Pray that you will not enter into temptation."

Temptation » Often arises through » Worldly glory

Daniel 4:30

And the king answered and said, "Is this not the great Babylon which I have built as a royal palace by the strength of my own power, and for the glory of my own majesty?"

Daniel 5:2

{When he tasted the wine}, Belshazzar commanded [that they] bring [the] vessels of gold and silver that Nebuchadnezzar his {predecessor} had taken from the temple that [was] in Jerusalem, so that the king and his lords, his wives and his concubines may drink from them.

Numbers 22:17

because I will surely honor you greatly, and all that you say to me I will do. Please, come; curse this people for me.'"

Matthew 4:8

Again the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory,

Temptation » Jesus Christ being tempted

Hebrews 4:14-15

Therefore, [because we] have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is not able to sympathize with our weaknesses, but who has been tempted in all [things] in the same way, without sin.

Luke 22:22-28

For the Son of Man is going according to what has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!" And they began to debate with one another who then of them it could be who was going to do this. And a dispute also occurred among them as to which of them was recognized as being greatest. read more.
So he said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who have authority over them are called benefactors. But you [are] not [to be] like this! But the one who is greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the one who leads like the one who serves. For who [is] greater, the one who reclines at the table or the one who serves? [Is it] not the one who reclines at the table? But I am in your midst as the one who serves. "And you are the ones who have remained with me in my trials,

Hebrews 2:9-18

but we see Jesus, for a short [time] made lower than the angels, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, so that apart from God he might taste death on behalf of everyone. For it was fitting for him for whom [are] all [things] and through whom [are] all [things] in bringing many sons to glory to perfect the originator of their salvation through sufferings. For both the one who sanctifies and the ones who are sanctified [are] all from one, for which reason he is not ashamed to call them brothers, read more.
saying, "I will proclaim your name to my brothers; in the midst of the assembly I will sing in praise of you." And again, "I will trust in him." And again, "Behold, I and the children God has given me." Therefore, since the children share in blood and flesh, he also in like manner shared in these [same things], in order that through death he could destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and could set free these who through fear of death were subject to slavery throughout all their lives. For surely he is not concerned with angels, but he is concerned with the descendants of Abraham. Therefore he was obligated to be made like his brothers in all [respects], in order that he could become a merciful and faithful high priest in the things relating to God, in order to make atonement for the sins of the people. For in that which he himself suffered [when he] was tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted.

Temptation » Not tempting the lord

Deuteronomy 6:16

You shall not put Yahweh your God to [the] test, as you tested [him] at Massah.

Matthew 4:7

Jesus said to him, "On the other hand it is written, 'You are not to put the Lord your God to the test.'"

Temptation » Evil associates, the instruments of

Proverbs 7:6

For at the window of my house, through my lattice, I looked down.

Temptation » Alertness and prayer preventing temptation

Luke 22:40

And [when] he came to the place, he said to them, "Pray that you will not enter into temptation."

Temptation » Christ » Endured, from the wicked

Luke 10:25

And behold, a certain legal expert stood up to test him, saying, "Teacher, what must I do so that I will inherit eternal life?"

Temptation » Christ » Resisted by the word of God

Matthew 4:7

Jesus said to him, "On the other hand it is written, 'You are not to put the Lord your God to the test.'"

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » Peter

Matthew 26:69-74

Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard, and a female slave came up to him [and] said, "You also were with Jesus the Galilean." But he denied [it] in the presence of [them] all, saying, "I do not know what you mean!" And [when he] went out to the gateway, another [female slave] saw him and said to those [who were] there, "This man was with Jesus the Nazarene." read more.
And again he denied [it] with an oath, "I do not know the man!" And after a little [while] those who were standing there came up [and] said to Peter, "You really are [one] of them also, because even your accent {reveals who you are}." Then he began to curse and to swear with an oath, "I do not know the man!" And immediately a rooster crowed.

Mark 14:67-71

And [when] she saw Peter warming himself, she looked intently at him [and] said, "You also were with the Nazarene, Jesus." But he denied [it], saying, "I neither know nor understand what you mean!" And he went out into the gateway, and a rooster crowed. And the female slave, [when she] saw him, began to say again to the bystanders, "This man is one of them!" read more.
But he denied [it] again. And after a little [while], again the bystanders began to say to Peter, "You really are [one] of them, because you also are a Galilean, and your accent {shows it}!" And he began to curse and to swear with an oath, "I do not know this man whom you are talking about!"

Luke 22:55-60

And [when they] had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat down among them. And a certain female slave, seeing him sitting in the light and looking intently at him, said, "This man also was with him!" But he denied [it], saying, "Woman, I do not know him!" read more.
And after a short time another person saw him [and] said, "You also are [one] of them!" But Peter said, "Man, I am not!" And [after] about one hour had passed, someone else was insisting, saying, "In truth this man also was with him, because he is also a Galilean!" But Peter said, "Man, I do not know what you are talking about!" And immediately, [while] he was still speaking, a rooster crowed.

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

2 Chronicles 19:2

And Jehu son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him. And he said to King Jehoshaphat, "Should you [be] a help to the wicked and love those who hate Yahweh? On account of this, wrath [has come] against you from Yahweh.

2 Chronicles 18:1

Now Jehoshaphat had much wealth and honor, and he became son-in-law to Ahab.

Temptation » Exemplified

2 Corinthians 12:7

even because of the extraordinary degree of the revelations. Therefore, so that I would not exalt myself, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan, in order that it would torment me so that I would not exalt myself.

Genesis 3:4-5

But the serpent said to the woman, "You shall not surely die. For God knows that on the day you [both] eat from it, then your eyes will be opened and you [both] shall be like gods, knowing good and evil."

Galatians 4:14

And you did not despise or disdain [what was] a trial for you in my flesh, but you welcomed me like an angel of God, like Christ Jesus.

Temptation » Comes from » Covetousness

1 Timothy 6:9-10

But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and a trap and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge those people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all evil, by which some, [because they] desire [it], have gone astray from the faith and have pierced themselves with many pains.

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » The lure of fertile fields

Genesis 13:13

Now the men of Sodom {were extremely wicked sinners against Yahweh}.

Genesis 13:10-11

And Lot lifted up his eyes and saw the whole plain of the Jordan, that all of it [was] well-watered land--[this was] before Yahweh destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah--like the garden of Yahweh, like the land of Egypt {in the direction of} Zoar. So Lot chose for himself all the plain of the Jordan. And Lot journeyed from the east, and so they separated {from each other}.

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » The lure of appetite

Genesis 25:33

Then Jacob said, "Swear to me {first}." And he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob.

Genesis 25:29-30

Once Jacob cooked a thick stew, and Esau came in from the field, and he was exhausted. And Esau said to Jacob, "Give me {some of that red stuff} to gulp down, for I am exhausted!" (Therefore his name was called Edom).

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » hezekiah

2 Kings 20:12-20

At that time, Berodak-Baladan the son of Baladan king of {Babylon} sent letters and a gift to Hezekiah, for he had heard that Hezekiah had been ill. Hezekiah heard about them and showed them all of the house of his treasure, both the silver and the gold, the spices, the good olive oil, the room of his weapons, and all that could be found in his treasuries. There was nothing that he did not show them in his palace and in all of his kingdom. Then Isaiah the prophet came to King Hezekiah and said to him, "What did these men say, and from where have they come to you?" Hezekiah said, "From a far land; they have come from Babylon." read more.
Then he asked, "What did they see in your palace?" And Hezekiah said, "All that is in my palace they have seen; there is nothing that I did not show them in my treasuries." Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, "Hear the word of Yahweh! 'Look, days [are] coming when all that is in your palace will be carried off; [even] all that your ancestors have stored up until this day, to Babylon; nothing shall be left,' says Yahweh. 'Your sons who went out from you, whom you brought forth, will be taken, and they shall be eunuchs in the temple of the king of Babylon.'" Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, "The word of Yahweh which you have spoken [is] good," and he thought, "Is it not that peace and security shall be in my days?" Now the remainder of the acts of Hezekiah, all of his powerful [deeds], and how he made the pool and the conduit and brought the water into the city, are they not written in the scroll of the events of the days of the kings of Judah?

Isaiah 39:1-4

At that time, Merodach-Baladan, son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah, for he heard that he had been sick and recovered. And Hezekiah rejoiced over them and showed them his house of aromatic gum, the silver, gold, spices, good oil, all the house of his weapons, and all that was found in his storehouses. There was nothing that Hezekiah had not shown them in his house or in all his dominion. And Isaiah the prophet came to King Hezekiah and said to him, "What did these men say, and from where did they come to you?" And Hezekiah {answered}, "They came to me from a distant country, from Babylon." read more.
And he said, "What have they seen in your house?" And Hezekiah {answered}, "They have seen all that [is] in my house. There is nothing that I have not shown them in my storehouses."

Isaiah 39:6-7

'Look! days [are] coming, and all that [is] in your house and that which your ancestors have stored up to this day shall be carried off [to] Babylon. Nothing shall be left,' says Yahweh. 'And some of your sons who go out from you, whom you fathered, shall be taken, and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.'"

Temptation » Often arises through » Poverty

Proverbs 30:9

Or else I will be satisfied and will deny [him] and say "Who [is] Yahweh?" Or I will be poor and will steal and profane the name of my God.

Matthew 4:2-3

and [after he] had fasted forty days and forty nights, then he was hungry. And the tempter approached [and] said to him, "If you are the Son of God, order that these stones become bread."

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » The lure of ambition

2 Peter 2:20

For if, [after they] have escaped from the defilements of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and they are again entangled in these [things] [and] succumb to [them], the last [state] has become worse for them than the first.

Mark 10:35-37

And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came up to him [and] said to him, "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask you." And he said to them, "What do you want that I do for you?" So they said to him, "Grant to us that we may sit 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 neither a thread nor} a thong of a sandal would I take from all that [belongs] to you, that you might not say, 'I made Abram rich.'

1 Kings 13:8

Then the man of God said to the king, "Even if you give to me half of your house I will not come with you, nor will I eat bread or drink water in this place,

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

Daniel 1:8

Now {Daniel resolved} that he would not defile himself with the fine food of the king, and with {the wine that he drank}, and [so] he requested from the commander of the court officials [permission so] that he would not defile himself.

Jeremiah 35:5-6

Then I {set} {before} the house of the Rechabites bowls full of wine and cups, and I said to them, "Drink wine." But they answered, "We will not drink wine, for Jonadab, the son of Rechab, our ancestor, commanded us, {saying}, 'You shall not drink wine, you or your children, {forever}.

Temptation » Saints should » Resist, in faith

Temptation » Saints should » Pray to be kept from

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » The lure of women

1 Kings 11:4

It happened at the time of Solomon's old age that his wives guided his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully with Yahweh his God as the heart of David his father [had been].

Temptation » Often arises through » Prosperity

Proverbs 30:9

Or else I will be satisfied and will deny [him] and say "Who [is] Yahweh?" Or I will be poor and will steal and profane the name of my God.

Matthew 4:8

Again the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory,

Temptation » Saints should » Watch against

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » Sarah » Lies

Genesis 12:13

Please say you are my sister so that it will go well for me on your account. {Then I will live} on account of you."

Genesis 18:13-15

Then Yahweh said to Abraham, "What [is] this [that] Sarah laughed, saying, 'Is it indeed true [that] I will bear a child, now [that] I have grown old?' Is anything too difficult for Yahweh? At the appointed time I will return to you {in the spring} and Sarah [shall have] a son." But Sarah denied [it], saying, "I did not laugh," because she was afraid. He said, "No, but you did laugh."

Genesis 20:13

And it happened [that] as God caused me to wander from the house of my father I said to her, 'This [is] your loyal kindness that you must do for me at every place where we come: say concerning me, "He [is] my brother." '"

Temptation » Often ends in sin and perdition

Temptation » Permitted as a trial of » Faith

James 1:2-3

Consider [it] all joy, my brothers, whenever you encounter 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] all joy, my brothers, whenever you encounter various trials, [because you] know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have [its] perfect effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking in nothing.

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » balaam

Numbers 22:15-22

Balak again sent many princes, [who were more] honored {than the former}. They came to Balaam and said to him, "Thus says Balak son of Zippor, 'Please, let nothing keep you from coming to me because I will surely honor you greatly, and all that you say to me I will do. Please, come; curse this people for me.'" read more.
Balaam answered and said to the servants of Balak, "Even though Balak gives to me his house full of silver and gold, I am not able to go beyond {the command of Yahweh} my God to do a little or a lot. And now please, {you also stay here} the night, and {let me find out} again what Yahweh will say with me." And God came to Balaam [at] night, and he said to him, "If the men have come to call you, get up [and] go with them; but only the word that I will speak to you, you will do." So Balaam got up in the morning and saddled his donkey, and he went with the princes of Moab. But {God became angry} because he was going, and the angel of Yahweh stood in the road as an adversary to him; he [was] riding on his donkey, and two servants were with him.

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

John 6:15

Then Jesus, [because he] knew that they were about to come and seize him in order to make [him] king, withdrew again up the mountain [by] himself alone.

Luke 4:5-8

And he led him up [and] showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said to him, "I will give you all this domain and their glory, because it has been handed over to me, and I can give it to whomever I want. So if you will worship before me, all [this] will be yours." read more.
And Jesus answered [and] said to him, "It is written, 'You shall 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

Did not King Solomon of Israel sin in this way? And among the many nations there was no king like him, and he was beloved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel. Yet the foreign women made even him sin.

1 Kings 11:4

It happened at the time of Solomon's old age that his wives guided his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully with Yahweh his God as the heart of David his father [had been].

Temptation » The reward for tempting the lord

Temptation » Leading into » Prayer against being led into

Luke 22:40

And [when] he came to the place, he said to them, "Pray that you will not enter into temptation."

Temptation » Evil companionships, ruinous influence of » Injured lot

Genesis 13:12-13

Abram settled in the land of Canaan, and Lot settled in the cities of the plain. And he pitched his tent toward Sodom. Now the men of Sodom {were extremely wicked sinners against Yahweh}.

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Silver and gold

Deuteronomy 7:25

You shall burn the images of their gods with fire; you shall not covet [the] silver or gold [that is] on them, and [so] you take [it] for yourself, so that you are not ensnared by it, for it [is] a detestable thing to Yahweh your God.

Temptation » Avoid the way of

Proverbs 4:14-15

In the path of the wicked do not go; do not walk in the way of those who do evil. Avoid it; do not transgress it; turn away from it and pass by.

Temptation » Christ keeps faithful saints from the hour of

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

Proverbs 22:25

lest you learn his way and become entangled in a snare to yourself.

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Broken vows

Proverbs 20:25

[It is] a snare to humankind to say rashly "[It is] holy," and after vows, to scrutinize.

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Scoffing

Proverbs 29:8

Men of scoffing set a city aflame, but the wise turn away wrath.

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 of Jeroboam that he had committed and that he had caused Israel to commit [and] because of his anger [with] which he had provoked Yahweh the God of Israel.

Temptation » Exemplified » balaam

Numbers 22:17

because I will surely honor you greatly, and all that you say to me I will do. Please, come; curse this people for me.'"

Temptation » Exemplified » David

2 Samuel 11:2

It happened {late one afternoon} [that] David got up from his bed and walked about on the roof of the king's house, and he saw a woman bathing on her roof. Now the woman {was very beautiful}.

Temptation » Exemplified » Peter

Mark 14:67-71

And [when] she saw Peter warming himself, she looked intently at him [and] said, "You also were with the Nazarene, Jesus." But he denied [it], saying, "I neither know nor understand what you mean!" And he went out into the gateway, and a rooster crowed. And the female slave, [when she] saw him, began to say again to the bystanders, "This man is one of them!" read more.
But he denied [it] again. And after a little [while], again the bystanders began to say to Peter, "You really are [one] of them, because you also are a Galilean, and your accent {shows it}!" And he began to curse and to swear with an oath, "I do not know this man whom you are talking about!"

Temptation » Christ » Intercedes for his people under

Luke 22:31-32

"Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded to sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail. And you, [when] once you have turned back, strengthen your brothers."

Temptation » Who falls into temptation

Temptation » When people are tempted

James 1:13-14

No one who is being tempted should say, "I am being tempted by God," for God {cannot be tempted} by evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each one is tempted [when he] is dragged away and enticed by his own desires.

Temptation » Has strength through the weakness of the flesh

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

Numbers 11:4

The riff-raff that [were] in their midst {had a strong desire}; and the {Israelites} turned back and also wept, and they said, "Who will feed us meat?

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Evil associations

Joshua 23:13

know for certain that Yahweh your God {will not continue to drive out} these nations from before you; they will be for you a snare and a trap, a whip on your sides and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from this good land that Yahweh your God has given to you.

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Sinful covenants

Exodus 34:12

Be careful for yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land to which you are going, lest it be a snare among you.

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » False gods

Exodus 23:33

They will not live in your land, lest they cause you to sin against me when you serve their gods, for it will be a snare to you.'"

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Idolatry

Psalm 106:36

and served their idols, which became a snare to them.

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » The prophet of judah

1 Kings 13:11-19

Now a certain older prophet was living in Bethel, and his son came and recounted to him all of the things that the man of God had done that day in Bethel [and] the words he had spoken to the king, and they told them to their father. Then their father asked them, "{Which way did he go}?" His sons had seen the way which the man of God who had come from Judah had taken. Then he said to his sons, "Saddle the donkey for me." So they saddled the donkey for him, and he mounted it read more.
and went after the man of God. He found him sitting under the oak and said to him, "Are you the man of God who came from Judah?" He said, "I [am]." Then he said to him, "Come with me to the house and eat [some] food." Then he said, "I am not able to return with you or to go with you. I will not eat food nor will I drink water with you in this place. For a word [came] to me by the word of Yahweh, 'You shall not eat food, nor shall you drink water there. You shall not return to go by the way that you came.'" Then he said, "I [am] also a prophet like you. An angel spoke to me by the word of Yahweh, saying, 'Let him return with you to your house that he may eat food and drink water.'" He lied to him. So he returned with him and ate food in his house and drank water.

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

2 Kings 5:16

And he said, "{As Yahweh lives}, before whom I stand, I surely will not take [it]." [Still] he urged him to take [it], but he refused.

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

Then he said to him, "Come with me to the house and eat [some] food." Then he said, "I am not able to return with you or to go with you. I will not eat food nor will I drink water with you in this place. For a word [came] to me by the word of Yahweh, 'You shall not eat food, nor shall you drink water there. You shall not return to go by the way that you came.'" read more.
Then he said, "I [am] also a prophet like you. An angel spoke to me by the word of Yahweh, saying, 'Let him return with you to your house that he may eat food and drink water.'" He lied to him. So he returned with him and ate food in his house and drank water.

Temptation » Exemplified » Joseph

Genesis 39:7

And it happened [that] after these things his master's wife cast her eyes on Joseph, and she said, "Lie with me."

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 called for Abram and said, "What [is] this you have done to me? Why did you not tell me that she [was] your wife? Why did you say 'She [is] my sister,' so that I took her to myself as a wife? Now then, here [is] your wife. Take her and go."

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

and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down! For it is written, 'He will command his angels concerning you,' and 'On [their] hands they will lift you up, lest you strike your foot 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, "I will give to you all these things, if you will fall down [and] worship me."

Temptation » Saints may be in heaviness through

Temptation » To distrust of God's providence

Temptation » To presumption

Matthew 4:6

and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down! For it is written, 'He will command his angels concerning you,' and 'On [their] hands they will lift you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.'"

Temptation » Permitted as a trial of » Disinterestedness

Job 1:9-12

Then Satan answered Yahweh and said, "Does Job fear God for nothing? Have you not put a fence around him and his household and around {all that belongs to him} {on every side}? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his livestock has increased in the land. But, on the other hand, stretch out your hand and touch {all that belongs to him} [and see] {whether} he will {curse} you to your face." read more.
So Yahweh said to Satan, "Look, {all that belongs to him} is in your {power}. Only do not stretch out your hand {against} him." So Satan went out from Yahweh's {presence}.

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » David » Adultery

2 Samuel 11:2-5

It happened {late one afternoon} [that] David got up from his bed and walked about on the roof of the king's house, and he saw a woman bathing on her roof. Now the woman {was very beautiful}. David sent and inquired about the woman, and [someone] said, "[Is] this not Bathsheba the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?" Then David sent messengers and took her, and she came to him, and he slept with her. (Now she had been purifying herself from her uncleanness.) And she returned to her house. read more.
The woman became pregnant, and she sent and told David, and she said, "I [am] pregnant."

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » jacob » Defrauds » Esau

Genesis 27:6-13

Rebekah said to Jacob her son, "Look, I heard your father speaking to Esau your brother saying, 'Bring wild game to me and prepare tasty food so I can eat [it] and bless you before Yahweh before my death.' So now, my son, listen to my voice, to what I command you. read more.
Go to the flock and take two good young goats from it for me, and I will prepare them [as] tasty food for your father, just as he likes. Then you must take it to your father and he will eat [it] so that he may bless you before his death." Then Jacob said to his mother, "Behold, Esau my brother [is] a hairy man, but I [am] a smooth man. Perhaps my father will feel me and I will be in his eyes [as] a mocker, and he will bring upon me a curse and not a blessing." Then his mother said to him, "Your curse be upon me, my son, only listen to my voice--go and get [them] for me."

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

Job 2:9-10

Then his wife said to him, "Are you still persisting in your blamelessness? {Curse} God and die." So he said to her, "You speak like one of the foolish women speaks. Indeed, should we receive the good from God, but not receive the evil?" In all this, Job did not sin with his lips.

Temptation » Comes from » Lusts

Temptation » God not tempting anyone

James 1:13

No one who is being tempted should say, "I am being tempted by God," for God {cannot be tempted} by evil, and he himself tempts no one.

Temptation » God cannot be the subject of

James 1:13

No one who is being tempted should say, "I am being tempted by God," for God {cannot be tempted} by evil, and he himself tempts no one.

Temptation » Does not come from God

James 1:13

No one who is being tempted should say, "I am being tempted by God," for God {cannot be tempted} by evil, and he himself tempts no one.

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

Hosea 7:9

Foreigners devour his strength, and he does not know [it]; {mold} is also sprinkled upon him, and he does not know [it].

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » Adam

Genesis 3:1-19

Now the serpent was more crafty than any other {wild animal} which Yahweh God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God indeed say, 'You shall not eat from any tree in the garden'?" The woman said to the serpent, "From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat, but from the tree that is in the midst of the garden, God said, 'You shall not eat from it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die'." read more.
But the serpent said to the woman, "You shall not surely die. For God knows that on the day you [both] eat from it, then your eyes will be opened and you [both] shall be like gods, knowing good and evil." When the woman saw that the tree [was] good for food and that it [was] a delight to the eyes, and the tree was desirable to make [one] wise, then she took from its fruit and she ate. And she gave [it] also to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they [were] naked. And they sewed together fig leaves and they made for themselves coverings. Then they heard the sound of Yahweh God walking in the garden {at the windy time of day}. And the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Yahweh God among the trees of the garden. And Yahweh God called to the man and said to him, "Where [are] you?" And he replied, "I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid because I [am] naked, so I hid myself." Then he asked, "Who told you that you [were] naked? Have you eaten from {the tree from which I forbade you to eat}?" And the man replied, "The woman whom you gave [to be] with me--she gave to me from the tree and I ate." Then Yahweh God said to the woman, "What [is] this you have done?" And the woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate." Then Yahweh God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, you [will be] cursed more than any domesticated animal and more than any wild animal. On your belly you shall go and dust you shall eat all the days of your life. And I will put hostility between you and between the woman, and between your offspring and between her offspring; he will strike you [on the] head, and you will strike him [on the] heel." To the woman he said, "I will greatly increase {your pain in childbearing}; in pain you shall bear children. And to your husband [shall be] your desire. And he shall rule over you." And to Adam he said, "Because you listened to the voice of your wife and you ate from the tree {from which I forbade you to eat}, the ground [shall be] cursed on your account. In pain you shall eat [from] it all the days of your life. And thorns and thistles shall sprout for you, and you shall eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you shall eat bread, until your return to the ground. For from it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return."

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

Acts 8:20

But Peter said to him, "May your silver {be destroyed along with you}, because you thought {you could acquire} the gift of God by means of money!

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

1 Kings 15:30

because of the sins of Jeroboam that he had committed and that he had caused Israel to commit [and] because of his anger [with] which he had provoked Yahweh the God of Israel.

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 receive the word with joy when they hear [it], and these do not have [enough] root, who believe for a time and in a time of testing fall away.

Temptation » The devil will renew

Luke 4:13

And [when] the devil had completed every temptation, he departed from him until a favorable time.

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » Achan

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » isaac » Lies

Genesis 26:7

When the men of the place asked concerning his wife, he said, "She [is] my sister," for he was afraid to say, "my wife," thinking "the men of the place will kill me on account of Rebekah, for {she was beautiful}."

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

Judges 8:27

Gideon made an ephod [out of] it, and he put it in his town in Ophrah, and all Israel prostituted [themselves] to it there, and it became a snare to Gideon and his family.

Temptation » Instances of » Abimelech

Genesis 20:9

And Abimelech called for Abraham and said to him, "What have you done to us? And how have I sinned against you that you brought upon me and upon my kingdom a great sin? You have done things to me that should not be 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 not able to sympathize with our weaknesses, but who has been tempted in all [things] in the same way, without sin.

Resisting Temptation

46;10;13

Temptation has not come upon you except [what is] common to humanity. But God [is] faithful, who will not permit you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but will also make a way out together with the temptation, [so that you] may be able to endure [it].

Temptation, Avoiding Causing

42;17;1

And he said to his disciples, "It is impossible for causes for stumbling not to come, but woe [to him] through whom they come!

Temptation, Resisting

59;1;12

Blessed [is] the person who endures testing, because [when he] is approved he will receive the crown of life that he has promised to those who love him.

Temptation, Universality Of

46;10;13

Temptation has not come upon you except [what is] common to humanity. But God [is] faithful, who will not permit you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but will also make a way out together with the temptation, [so that you] may be able to endure [it].

Yielding To Temptation

1;3;6

When the woman saw that the tree [was] good for food and that it [was] a delight to the eyes, and the tree was desirable to make [one] wise, then she took from its fruit and she ate. And she gave [it] also to her husband with her, and he ate.