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Theasaurus: Temptation

36 Bible Verses about Temptation

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James 1:13

Let no one say, being tempted -- 'From God I am tempted,' for God is not tempted of evil, and Himself doth tempt no one,

Luke 4:12

And Jesus answering said to him -- 'It hath been said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.'

Luke 4:13

And having ended all temptation, the Devil departed from him till a convenient season.

Matthew 4:8

Again doth the Devil take him to a very high mount, and doth shew to him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them,

Matthew 18:7

'Woe to the world from the stumbling-blocks! for there is a necessity for the stumbling-blocks to come, but woe to that man through whom the stumbling-block doth come!

Luke 17:1

And he said unto the disciples, 'It is impossible for the stumbling blocks not to come, but woe to him through whom they come;

Genesis 22:1

And it cometh to pass after these things that God hath tried Abraham, and saith unto him, 'Abraham;' and he saith, 'Here am I.'

From Thematic Bible


Protection » Is vouchsafed to saints in » Temptation

Temptation » Satan the chief agent in

2 Peter 2:18

for overswellings of vanity speaking, they do entice in desires of the flesh -- lasciviousnesses, those who had truly escaped from those conducting themselves in error,

Temptation » A test

Zechariah 13:9

And I have brought the third into fire, And refined them like a refining of silver, And have tried them like a trying of gold, It doth call in My name, and I answer it, I have said, 'My people it is,' And it saith, 'Jehovah is my God!'

2 Chronicles 32:31

and so with the ambassadors of the heads of Babylon, those sending unto him to inquire of the wonder that hath been in the land, God hath left him to try him, to know all in his heart,

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Seducers

2 Kings 21:9

And they have not hearkened, and Manasseh causeth them to err, to do the evil thing above the nations that Jehovah destroyed from the presence of the sons of Israel.

Ezekiel 13:10

Because, even because, they did cause My people to err, Saying, Peace! and there is no peace, And that one is building a wall, And lo, they are daubing it with chalk.

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

More verses: Proverbs 4:14

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

Genesis 12:13

say, I pray thee, thou art my sister, so that it is well with me because of thee, and my soul hath lived for thy sake.'

Genesis 26:7

and men of the place ask him of his wife, and he saith, 'She is my sister:' for he hath been afraid to say, 'My wife -- lest the men of the place kill me for Rebekah, for she is of good appearance.'

2 Kings 10:18

And Jehu gathereth the whole of the people, and saith unto them, 'Ahab served Baal a little -- Jehu doth serve him much:

1 Samuel 21:2-3

And David saith to Ahimelech the priest, 'The king hath commanded me a matter, and he saith unto me, Let no man know anything of the matter about which I am sending thee, and which I have commanded thee; and the young men I have caused to know at such and such a place; and now, what is there under thy hand? five loaves give into my hand, or that which is found.'

Matthew 26:73-74

And after a little those standing near having come, said to Peter, 'Truly thou also art of them, for even thy speech doth make thee manifest.' Then began he to anathematise, and to swear -- 'I have not known the man;' and immediately did a cock crow,

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Enticers

2 Peter 2:18

for overswellings of vanity speaking, they do entice in desires of the flesh -- lasciviousnesses, those who had truly escaped from those conducting themselves in error,

Deuteronomy 13:6

When thy brother -- son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend who is as thine own soul -- doth move thee, in secret, saying, Let us go and serve other gods -- (which thou hast not known, thou and thy fathers,

Proverbs 28:10

Whoso is causing the upright to err in an evil way, Into his own pit he doth fall, And the perfect do inherit good.

Temptation » The devil is the author of

John 13:2

And supper being come, the devil already having put it into the heart of Judas of Simon, Iscariot, that he may deliver him up,

Temptation » Christ's

Luke 22:28

And ye -- ye are those who have remained with me in my temptations,

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

Judges 16:17

that he declareth to her all his heart, and saith to her, 'A razor hath not gone up on my head, for a Nazarite to God I am from the womb of my mother; if I have been shaven, then hath my power turned aside from me, and I have been weak, and have been as any of the human race.'

Joshua 7:21

and I see among the spoil a goodly robe of Shinar, and two hundred shekels of silver, and one wedge of gold, whose weight is fifty shekels, and I desire them, and take them; and lo, they are hid in the earth, in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.'

1 Samuel 13:12

and I say, Now do the Philistines come down unto me to Gilgal, and the face of Jehovah I have not appeased; and I force myself, and cause the burnt-offering to ascend.'

Judges 14:17

And she weepeth for it the seven days in which their banquet hath been, and it cometh to pass on the seventh day that he declareth it to her, for she hath distressed him; and she declareth the riddle to the sons of her people.

Temptation » Voluntary entering into

Genesis 13:12

Abram hath dwelt in the land of Canaan, and Lot hath dwelt in the cities of the circuit, and tenteth unto Sodom;

Luke 22:40

and having come to the place, he said to them, 'Pray ye not to enter into temptation.'

Temptation » Often arises through » Worldly glory

Daniel 4:30

the king hath answered and said, Is not this that great Babylon that I have built, for the house of the kingdom, in the might of my strength, and for the glory of mine honour?

Daniel 5:2

Belshazzar hath said -- while tasting the wine -- to bring in the vessels of gold and of silver that Nebuchadnezzar his father had taken from the temple that is in Jerusalem, that drink with them may the king, and his great men, his wives, and his concubines.

Numbers 22:17

for very greatly I honour thee, and all that thou sayest unto me I do; and come, I pray thee, pierce for me this people.'

Matthew 4:8

Again doth the Devil take him to a very high mount, and doth shew to him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them,

Temptation » Jesus Christ being tempted

Hebrews 4:14-15

Having, then, a great chief priest passed through the heavens -- Jesus the Son of God -- may we hold fast the profession, for we have not a chief priest unable to sympathise with our infirmities, but one tempted in all things in like manner -- apart from sin;

Luke 22:22-28

and indeed the Son of Man doth go according to what hath been determined; but woe to that man through whom he is being delivered up.' And they began to reason among themselves, who then of them it may be, who is about to do this thing. And there happened also a strife among them -- who of them is accounted to be greater. read more.
And he said to them, 'The kings of the nations do exercise lordship over them, and those exercising authority upon them are called benefactors; but ye are not so, but he who is greater among you -- let him be as the younger; and he who is leading, as he who is ministering; for who is greater? he who is reclining (at meat), or he who is ministering? is it not he who is reclining (at meat)? and I -- I am in your midst as he who is ministering. And ye -- ye are those who have remained with me in my temptations,

Hebrews 2:9-18

and him who was made some little less than messengers we see -- Jesus -- because of the suffering of the death, with glory and honour having been crowned, that by the grace of God for every one he might taste of death. For it was becoming to Him, because of whom are the all things, and through whom are the all things, many sons to glory bringing, the author of their salvation through sufferings to make perfect, for both he who is sanctifying and those sanctified are all of one, for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, read more.
saying, 'I will declare Thy name to my brethren, in the midst of an assembly I will sing praise to Thee;' and again, 'I will be trusting on Him;' and again, 'Behold I and the children that God did give to me.' Seeing, then, the children have partaken of flesh and blood, he himself also in like manner did take part of the same, that through death he might destroy him having the power of death -- that is, the devil -- and might deliver those, whoever, with fear of death, throughout all their life, were subjects of bondage, for, doubtless, of messengers it doth not lay hold, but of seed of Abraham it layeth hold, wherefore it did behove him in all things to be made like to the brethren, that he might become a kind and stedfast chief-priest in the things with God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people, for in that he suffered, himself being tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted.

Temptation » Not tempting the lord

1 Corinthians 10:9

neither may we tempt the Christ, as also certain of them did tempt, and by the serpents did perish;

Temptation » Evil associates, the instruments of

Proverbs 7:6

For, at a window of my house, Through my casement I have looked out,

Temptation » Alertness and prayer preventing temptation

Luke 22:40

and having come to the place, he said to them, 'Pray ye not to enter into temptation.'

Temptation » Christ » Endured, from the wicked

Luke 10:25

And lo, a certain lawyer stood up, trying him, and saying, 'Teacher, what having done, life age-during shall I inherit?'

Temptation » Christ » Resisted by the word of God

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » Peter

Matthew 26:69-74

And Peter without was sitting in the court, and there came near to him a certain maid, saying, 'And thou wast with Jesus of Galilee!' And he denied before all, saying, 'I have not known what thou sayest.' And he having gone forth to the porch, another female saw him, and saith to those there, 'And this one was with Jesus of Nazareth;' read more.
and again did he deny with an oath -- 'I have not known the man.' And after a little those standing near having come, said to Peter, 'Truly thou also art of them, for even thy speech doth make thee manifest.' Then began he to anathematise, and to swear -- 'I have not known the man;' and immediately did a cock crow,

Mark 14:67-71

and having seen Peter warming himself, having looked on him, she said, 'And thou wast with Jesus of Nazareth!' and he denied, saying, 'I have not known him, neither do I understand what thou sayest;' and he went forth without to the porch, and a cock crew. And the maid having seen him again, began to say to those standing near -- 'This is of them;' read more.
and he was again denying. And after a little again, those standing near said to Peter, 'Truly thou art of them, for thou also art a Galilean, and thy speech is alike;' and he began to anathematize, and to swear -- 'I have not known this man of whom ye speak;'

Luke 22:55-60

and they having kindled a fire in the midst of the court, and having sat down together, Peter was sitting in the midst of them, and a certain maid having seen him sitting at the light, and having earnestly looked at him, she said, 'And this one was with him!' and he disowned him, saying, 'Woman, I have not known him.' read more.
And after a little, another having seen him, said, 'And thou art of them!' and Peter said, 'Man, I am not.' And one hour, as it were, having intervened, a certain other was confidently affirming, saying, 'Of a truth this one also was with him, for he is also a Galilean;' and Peter said, 'Man, I have not known what thou sayest;' and presently, while he is speaking, a cock crew.

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

2 Chronicles 19:2

and go out unto his presence doth Jehu son of Hanani, the seer, and saith unto king Jehoshaphat, 'To give help to the wicked, and to those hating Jehovah, dost thou love? and for this against thee is wrath from before Jehovah,

2 Chronicles 18:1

And Jehoshaphat hath riches and honour in abundance, and joineth affinity to Ahab,

Temptation » Exemplified

2 Corinthians 12:7

and that by the exceeding greatness of the revelations I might not be exalted overmuch, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of the Adversary, that he might buffet me, that I might not be exalted overmuch.

Genesis 3:4-5

And the serpent saith unto the woman, 'Dying, ye do not die, for God doth know that in the day of your eating of it -- your eyes have been opened, and ye have been as God, knowing good and evil.'

Temptation » Comes from » Covetousness

1 Timothy 6:9-10

and those wishing to be rich, do fall into temptation and a snare, and many desires, foolish and hurtful, that sink men into ruin and destruction, for a root of all the evils is the love of money, which certain longing for did go astray from the faith, and themselves did pierce through with many sorrows;

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » The lure of fertile fields

Genesis 13:13

and the men of Sodom are evil, and sinners before Jehovah exceedingly.

Genesis 13:10-11

And Lot lifteth up his eyes, and seeth the whole circuit of the Jordan that it is all a watered country (before Jehovah's destroying Sodom and Gomorrah, as Jehovah's garden, as the land of Egypt,) in thy coming toward Zoar, and Lot chooseth for himself the whole circuit of the Jordan; and Lot journeyeth from the east, and they are parted -- a man from his companion;

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » The lure of appetite

Genesis 25:33

and Jacob saith, 'Swear to me to-day:' and he sweareth to him, and selleth his birthright to Jacob;

Genesis 25:29-30

And Jacob boileth pottage, and Esau cometh in from the field, and he is weary; and Esau saith unto Jacob, 'Let me eat, I pray thee, some of this red red thing, for I am weary;' therefore hath one called his name Edom Red;

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » hezekiah

2 Kings 20:12-20

At that time hath Berodach-Baladan son of Baladan king of Babylon sent letters and a present unto Hezekiah, for he heard that Hezekiah had been sick; and Hezekiah hearkeneth unto them, and sheweth them all the house of his treasury, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the good ointment, and all the house of his vessels, and all that hath been found in his treasuries; there hath not been a thing that Hezekiah hath not shewed them, in his house, and in all his dominion. And Isaiah the prophet cometh in unto king Hezekiah, and saith unto him, 'What said these men? and whence come they unto thee?' And Hezekiah saith, 'From a land afar off they have come -- from Babylon.' read more.
And he saith, 'What saw they in thy house?' and Hezekiah saith, 'All that is in my house they saw; there hath not been a thing that I have not shewed them among my treasures.' And Isaiah saith unto Hezekiah, 'Hear a word of Jehovah: Lo, days are coming, and borne hath been all that is in thy house, and that thy father have treasured up till this day, to Babylon; there is not left a thing, said Jehovah; and of thy sons who go out from thee, whom thou begettest, they take away, and they have been eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.' And Hezekiah saith unto Isaiah, 'Good is the word of Jehovah that thou hast spoken;' and he saith, 'Is it not -- if peace and truth are in my days?' And the rest of the matters of Hezekiah, and all his might, and how he made the pool, and the conduit, and bringeth in the waters to the city, are they not written on the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?

Isaiah 39:1-4

At that time hath Merodach-Baladan, son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present unto Hezekiah, when he heareth that he hath been sick, and is become strong. And Hezekiah rejoiceth over them, and sheweth them the house of his spices, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the good ointment, and all the house of his vessels, and all that hath been found in his treasures; there hath not been a thing in his house, and in all his dominion, that Hezekiah hath not shewed them. And Isaiah the prophet cometh in unto king Hezekiah, and saith unto him, 'What said these men? and whence come they unto thee?' And Hezekiah saith, 'From a land afar off they have come unto me -- from Babylon.' read more.
And he saith, 'What saw they in thy house?' and Hezekiah saith, 'All that is in my house they saw; there hath not been a thing that I have not shewed them among my treasures.'

Isaiah 39:6-7

Lo, days are coming, and borne hath been all that is in thy house, and that thy fathers have treasured up till this day, to Babylon; there is not left a thing, said Jehovah; and of thy sons who come forth from thee, whom thou begettest, they take, and they have been eunuchs in a palace of the king of Babylon.'

Temptation » Often arises through » Poverty

Proverbs 30:9

Lest I become satiated, and have denied, And have said, 'Who is Jehovah?' And lest I be poor, and have stolen, And have laid hold of the name of my God.

Matthew 4:2-3

and having fasted forty days and forty nights, afterwards he did hunger. And the Tempter having come to him said, 'If Son thou art of God -- speak that these stones may become loaves.'

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » The lure of ambition

2 Peter 2:20

for, if having escaped from the pollutions of the world, in the acknowledging of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and by these again being entangled, they have been overcome, become to them hath the last things worse than the first,

Mark 10:35-37

And there come near to him James and John, the sons of Zebedee, saying, 'Teacher, we wish that whatever we may ask for ourselves, thou mayest do for us;' and he said to them, 'What do ye wish me to do for you?' and they said to him, 'Grant to us that, one on thy right hand and one on thy left, we may sit in thy glory;'

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

Genesis 14:23

from a thread even unto a shoe-latchet I take not of anything which thou hast, that thou say not, I -- I have made Abram rich;

1 Kings 13:8

And the man of God saith unto the king, 'If thou dost give to me the half of thine house, I do not go in with thee, nor do I eat bread, nor do I drink water, in this place;

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

Daniel 1:8

And Daniel purposeth in his heart that he will not pollute himself with the king's portion of food, and with the wine of his drinking, and he seeketh of the chief of the eunuchs that he may not pollute himself.

Jeremiah 35:5-6

and I put before the sons of the house of the Rechabites goblets full of wine, and cups, and I say unto them, Drink ye wine. And they say, 'We do not drink wine: for Jonadab son of Rechab, our father, charged us, saying, Ye do not drink wine, ye and your sons -- unto the age;

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

And king Solomon hath loved many strange women, and the daughter of Pharaoh, females of Moab, Ammon, Edom, Zidon, and of the Hittites,

1 Kings 11:4

And it cometh to pass, at the time of the old age of Solomon, his wives have turned aside his heart after other gods, and his heart hath not been perfect with Jehovah his God, like the heart of David his father.

Temptation » Often arises through » Prosperity

Proverbs 30:9

Lest I become satiated, and have denied, And have said, 'Who is Jehovah?' And lest I be poor, and have stolen, And have laid hold of the name of my God.

Matthew 4:8

Again doth the Devil take him to a very high mount, and doth shew to him 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, I pray thee, thou art my sister, so that it is well with me because of thee, and my soul hath lived for thy sake.'

Genesis 18:13-15

and Sarah laugheth in her heart, saying, 'After I have waxed old I have had pleasure! -- my lord also is old!' And Jehovah saith unto Abraham, 'Why is this? Sarah hath laughed, saying, Is it true really -- I bear -- and I am aged? Is any thing too wonderful for Jehovah? at the appointed time I return unto thee, about the time of life, and Sarah hath a son.' And Sarah denieth, saying, 'I did not laugh;' for she hath been afraid; and He saith, 'Nay, but thou didst laugh.'

Genesis 20:13

and it cometh to pass, when God hath caused me to wander from my father's house, that I say to her, This is thy kindness which thou dost with me: at every place whither we come, say of me, He is my brother.'

Temptation » Often ends in sin and perdition

Temptation » Permitted as a trial of » Faith

James 1:2-3

All joy count it, my brethren, when ye may fall into temptations manifold; knowing that the proof of your faith doth work endurance,

Temptation » Blessedness of those who meet and overcome

James 1:2-4

All joy count it, my brethren, when ye may fall into temptations manifold; knowing that the proof of your faith doth work endurance, and let the endurance have a perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire -- in nothing lacking;

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » balaam

Numbers 22:15-22

And Balak addeth yet to send princes, more numerous and honoured than these, and they come in unto Balaam, and say to him, 'Thus said Balak son of Zippor, Be not, I pray thee, withheld from coming unto me, for very greatly I honour thee, and all that thou sayest unto me I do; and come, I pray thee, pierce for me this people.' read more.
And Balaam answereth and saith unto the servants of Balak, 'If Balak doth give to me the fulness of his house of silver and gold, I am not able to pass over the command of Jehovah my God, to do a little or a great thing; and, now, abide, I pray you, in this place, you also, to-night; and I know what Jehovah is adding to speak with me.' And God cometh in unto Balaam, by night, and saith to him, 'If to call for thee the men have come, rise, go with them, and only the thing which I speak unto thee -- it thou dost do.' And Balaam riseth in the morning, and saddleth his ass, and goeth with the princes of Moab, and the anger of God burneth because he is going, and a messenger of Jehovah stationeth himself in the way for an adversary to him, and he is riding on his ass, and two of his servants are with him,

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

John 6:15

Jesus, therefore, having known that they are about to come, and to take him by force that they may make him king, retired again to the mountain himself alone.

Luke 4:5-8

And the Devil having brought him up to an high mountain, shewed to him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time, and the Devil said to him, 'To thee I will give all this authority, and their glory, because to me it hath been delivered, and to whomsoever I will, I do give it; thou, then, if thou mayest bow before me -- all shall be thine.' read more.
And Jesus answering him said, 'Get thee behind me, Adversary, for it hath been written, Thou shalt bow before the Lord thy God, and Him only thou shalt serve.'

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

By these did not Solomon king of Israel sin? and among the many nations there was no king like him, and beloved by his God he was, and God maketh him king over all Israel -- even him did the strange women cause to sin.

1 Kings 11:4

And it cometh to pass, at the time of the old age of Solomon, his wives have turned aside his heart after other gods, and his heart hath not been perfect with Jehovah his God, like the heart of David his father.

Temptation » The reward for tempting the lord

1 Corinthians 10:9

neither may we tempt the Christ, as also certain of them did tempt, and by the serpents did perish;

Temptation » Leading into » Prayer against being led into

Luke 22:40

and having come to the place, he said to them, 'Pray ye not to enter into temptation.'

Temptation » Evil companionships, ruinous influence of » Injured lot

Genesis 13:12-13

Abram hath dwelt in the land of Canaan, and Lot hath dwelt in the cities of the circuit, and tenteth unto Sodom; and the men of Sodom are evil, and sinners before Jehovah exceedingly.

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Silver and gold

Deuteronomy 7:25

The graven images of their gods ye do burn with fire; thou dost not desire the silver and gold on them, nor hast thou taken it to thyself, lest thou be snared by it, for the abomination of Jehovah thy God it is;

Temptation » Avoid the way of

Proverbs 4:14-15

Into the path of the wicked enter not, And be not happy in a way of evil doers. Avoid it, pass not over into it, Turn aside from it, and pass on.

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

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Scoffing

Proverbs 29:8

Men of scorning ensnare a city, And the wise turn back 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 of Jeroboam that he sinned, and that he caused Israel to sin, by his provocation with which he provoked to anger Jehovah, God of Israel.

Temptation » Exemplified » balaam

Numbers 22:17

for very greatly I honour thee, and all that thou sayest unto me I do; and come, I pray thee, pierce for me this people.'

Temptation » Exemplified » David

2 Samuel 11:2

and it cometh to pass, at evening-time, that David riseth from off his couch, and walketh up and down on the roof of the king's house, and seeth from the roof a woman bathing, and the woman is of very good appearance,

Temptation » Exemplified » Peter

Mark 14:67-71

and having seen Peter warming himself, having looked on him, she said, 'And thou wast with Jesus of Nazareth!' and he denied, saying, 'I have not known him, neither do I understand what thou sayest;' and he went forth without to the porch, and a cock crew. And the maid having seen him again, began to say to those standing near -- 'This is of them;' read more.
and he was again denying. And after a little again, those standing near said to Peter, 'Truly thou art of them, for thou also art a Galilean, and thy speech is alike;' and he began to anathematize, and to swear -- 'I have not known this man of whom ye speak;'

Temptation » Christ » Intercedes for his people under

Luke 22:31-32

And the Lord said, 'Simon, Simon, lo, the Adversary did ask you for himself to sift as the wheat, and I besought for thee, that thy faith may not fail; and thou, when thou didst turn, strengthen thy brethren.'

Temptation » Who falls into temptation

Temptation » When people are tempted

James 1:13-14

Let no one say, being tempted -- 'From God I am tempted,' for God is not tempted of evil, and Himself doth tempt no one, and each one is tempted, by his own desires being led away and enticed,

Temptation » Has strength through the weakness of the flesh

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

Numbers 11:4

And the rabble who are in its midst have lusted greatly, and the sons of Israel also turn back and weep, and say, 'Who doth give us flesh?

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Evil associations

Joshua 23:13

know certainly that Jehovah your God is not continuing to dispossess these nations from before you, and they have been to you for a gin, and for a snare, and for a scourge, in your sides, and for thorns in your eyes, till ye perish from off this good ground which Jehovah your God hath given to you.

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Sinful covenants

Exodus 34:12

take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitant of the land into which thou art going, lest it become a snare in thy midst;

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » False gods

Exodus 23:33

they do not dwell in thy land, lest they cause thee to sin against Me when thou servest their gods, when it becometh a snare to thee.'

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Idolatry

Psalm 106:36

And serve their idols, And they are to them for a snare.

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » The prophet of judah

1 Kings 13:11-19

And a certain aged prophet is dwelling in Beth-El, and his son cometh and recounteth to him all the deed that the man of God hath done to-day in Beth-El, the words that he hath spoken unto the king, -- yea, they recount them to their father. And their father saith unto them, 'Where is this -- the way he hath gone?' and his sons see the way that the man of God hath gone who came from Judah. And he saith unto his sons, 'Saddle for me the ass,' and they saddle for him the ass, and he rideth on it, read more.
and goeth after the man of God, and findeth him sitting under the oak, and saith unto him, 'Art thou the man of God who hast come from Judah?' and he saith, 'I am.' And he saith unto him, 'Come with me to the house, and eat bread.' And he saith, 'I am not able to turn back with thee, and to go in with thee, nor do I eat bread or drink with thee water in this place, for a word is unto me by the word of Jehovah, Thou dost not eat bread nor drink there water, thou dost not turn back to go in the way in which thou camest.' And he saith to him, 'I also am a prophet like thee, and a messenger spake unto me by the word of Jehovah, saying, Bring him back with thee unto thy house, and he doth eat bread and drink water;' -- he hath lied to him. And he turneth back with him, and eateth bread in his house, and drinketh water.

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

2 Kings 5:16

And he saith, 'Jehovah liveth, before whom I have stood -- if I take it;' and he presseth on him to take, and he refuseth.

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

And he saith unto him, 'Come with me to the house, and eat bread.' And he saith, 'I am not able to turn back with thee, and to go in with thee, nor do I eat bread or drink with thee water in this place, for a word is unto me by the word of Jehovah, Thou dost not eat bread nor drink there water, thou dost not turn back to go in the way in which thou camest.' read more.
And he saith to him, 'I also am a prophet like thee, and a messenger spake unto me by the word of Jehovah, saying, Bring him back with thee unto thy house, and he doth eat bread and drink water;' -- he hath lied to him. And he turneth back with him, and eateth bread in his house, and drinketh water.

Temptation » Exemplified » Joseph

Genesis 39:7

And it cometh to pass after these things, that his lord's wife lifteth up her eyes unto Joseph, and saith, '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

And Pharaoh calleth for Abram, and saith, 'What is this thou hast done to me? why hast thou not declared to me that she is thy wife? Why hast thou said, She is my sister, and I take her to myself for a wife? and now, lo, thy wife, take and go.'

Temptation » Exemplified » Achan

Joshua 7:21

and I see among the spoil a goodly robe of Shinar, and two hundred shekels of silver, and one wedge of gold, whose weight is fifty shekels, and I desire them, and take them; and lo, they are hid in the earth, in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.'

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 saith to him, 'If Son thou art of God -- cast thyself down, for it hath been written, that, His messengers He shall charge concerning thee, and on hands they shall bear thee up, that thou mayest not dash on a stone thy foot.'

Temptation » God knows how to deliver saints out of

Temptation » To worshipping the God of this world

Matthew 4:9

and saith to him, 'All these to thee I will give, if falling down thou mayest bow to me.'

Temptation » Saints may be in heaviness through

Temptation » To distrust of God's providence

Temptation » To presumption

Matthew 4:6

and saith to him, 'If Son thou art of God -- cast thyself down, for it hath been written, that, His messengers He shall charge concerning thee, and on hands they shall bear thee up, that thou mayest not dash on a stone thy foot.'

Temptation » Permitted as a trial of » Disinterestedness

Job 1:9-12

And the Adversary answereth Jehovah and saith, 'For nought is Job fearing God? Hast not Thou made a hedge for him, and for his house, and for all that he hath -- round about? The work of his hands Thou hast blessed, and his substance hath spread in the land, and yet, put forth, I pray Thee, Thy hand, and strike against anything that he hath -- if not: to Thy face he doth bless Thee!' read more.
And Jehovah saith unto the Adversary, 'Lo, all that he hath is in thy hand, only unto him put not forth thy hand.' And the Adversary goeth out from the presence of Jehovah.

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » David » Adultery

2 Samuel 11:2-5

and it cometh to pass, at evening-time, that David riseth from off his couch, and walketh up and down on the roof of the king's house, and seeth from the roof a woman bathing, and the woman is of very good appearance, and David sendeth and inquireth about the woman, and saith, 'Is not this Bath-Sheba, daughter of Eliam, wife of Uriah the Hittite?' And David sendeth messengers, and taketh her, and she cometh unto him, and he lieth with her -- and she is purifying herself from her uncleanness -- and she turneth back unto her house; read more.
and the woman conceiveth, and sendeth, and declareth to David, and saith, 'I am conceiving.'

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » jacob » Defrauds » Esau

Genesis 27:6-13

and Rebekah hath spoken unto Jacob her son, saying, 'Lo, I have heard thy father speaking unto Esau thy brother, saying, Bring for me provision, and make for me tasteful things, and I do eat, and bless thee before Jehovah before my death. 'And now, my son, hearken to my voice, to that which I am commanding thee: read more.
Go, I pray thee, unto the flock, and take for me from thence two good kids of the goats, and I make them tasteful things for thy father, such as he hath loved; and thou hast taken in to thy father, and he hath eaten, so that his soul doth bless thee before his death. And Jacob saith unto Rebekah his mother, 'Lo, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I a smooth man, it may be my father doth feel me, and I have been in his eyes as a deceiver, and have brought upon me disesteem, and not a blessing;' and his mother saith to him, 'On me thy disesteem, my son; only hearken to my voice, and go, take for me.'

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

Job 2:9-10

And his wife saith to him, 'Still thou art keeping hold on thine integrity: bless God and die.' And he saith unto her, 'As one of the foolish women speaketh, thou speakest; yea, the good we receive from God, and the evil we do not receive.' In all this Job hath not sinned with his lips.

Temptation » Comes from » Lusts

Temptation » God not tempting anyone

James 1:13

Let no one say, being tempted -- 'From God I am tempted,' for God is not tempted of evil, and Himself doth tempt no one,

Temptation » God cannot be the subject of

James 1:13

Let no one say, being tempted -- 'From God I am tempted,' for God is not tempted of evil, and Himself doth tempt no one,

Temptation » Does not come from God

James 1:13

Let no one say, being tempted -- 'From God I am tempted,' for God is not tempted of evil, and Himself doth tempt no one,

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

Hosea 7:9

Devoured have strangers his power, And he hath not known, Also old age hath sprinkled itself on him, And he hath not known.

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » Adam

Genesis 3:1-19

And the serpent hath been subtile above every beast of the field which Jehovah God hath made, and he saith unto the woman, 'Is it true that God hath said, Ye do not eat of every tree of the garden?' And the woman saith unto the serpent, 'Of the fruit of the trees of the garden we do eat, and of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden God hath said, Ye do not eat of it, nor touch it, lest ye die.' read more.
And the serpent saith unto the woman, 'Dying, ye do not die, for God doth know that in the day of your eating of it -- your eyes have been opened, and ye have been as God, knowing good and evil.' And the woman seeth that the tree is good for food, and that it is pleasant to the eyes, and the tree is desirable to make one wise, and she taketh of its fruit and eateth, and giveth also to her husband with her, and he doth eat; and the eyes of them both are opened, and they know that they are naked, and they sew fig-leaves, and make to themselves girdles. And they hear the sound of Jehovah God walking up and down in the garden at the breeze of the day, and the man and his wife hide themselves from the face of Jehovah God in the midst of the trees of the garden. And Jehovah God calleth unto the man, and saith to him, 'Where art thou?' and he saith, 'Thy sound I have heard in the garden, and I am afraid, for I am naked, and I hide myself.' And He saith, 'Who hath declared to thee that thou art naked? of the tree of which I have commanded thee not to eat, hast thou eaten?' and the man saith, 'The woman whom Thou didst place with me -- she hath given to me of the tree -- and I do eat.' And Jehovah God saith to the woman, 'What is this thou hast done?' and the woman saith, 'The serpent hath caused me to forget -- and I do eat.' And Jehovah God saith unto the serpent, 'Because thou hast done this, cursed art thou above all the cattle, and above every beast of the field: on thy belly dost thou go, and dust thou dost eat, all days of thy life; and enmity I put between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; he doth bruise thee -- the head, and thou dost bruise him -- the heel.' Unto the woman He said, 'Multiplying I multiply thy sorrow and thy conception, in sorrow dost thou bear children, and toward thy husband is thy desire, and he doth rule over thee.' And to the man He said, 'Because thou hast hearkened to the voice of thy wife, and dost eat of the tree concerning which I have charged thee, saying, Thou dost not eat of it, cursed is the ground on thine account; in sorrow thou dost eat of it all days of thy life, and thorn and bramble it doth bring forth to thee, and thou hast eaten the herb of the field; by the sweat of thy face thou dost eat bread till thy return unto the ground, for out of it hast thou been taken, for dust thou art, and unto dust thou turnest back.'

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

Acts 8:20

And Peter said unto him, 'Thy silver with thee -- may it be to destruction! because the gift of God thou didst think to possess through money;

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

1 Kings 15:30

because of the sins of Jeroboam that he sinned, and that he caused Israel to sin, by his provocation with which he provoked to anger Jehovah, God of Israel.

Temptation » Christ » Endured, from the devil

Temptation » Mere professors fall away in time of

Luke 8:13

'And those upon the rock: They who, when they may hear, with joy do receive the word, and these have no root, who for a time believe, and in time of temptation fall away.

Temptation » The devil will renew

Luke 4:13

And having ended all temptation, the Devil departed from him till a convenient season.

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » Achan

Joshua 7:21

and I see among the spoil a goodly robe of Shinar, and two hundred shekels of silver, and one wedge of gold, whose weight is fifty shekels, and I desire them, and take them; and lo, they are hid in the earth, in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.'

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » isaac » Lies

Genesis 26:7

and men of the place ask him of his wife, and he saith, 'She is my sister:' for he hath been afraid to say, 'My wife -- lest the men of the place kill me for Rebekah, for she is of good appearance.'

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

Judges 8:27

and Gideon maketh it into an ephod, and setteth it up in his city, in Ophrah, and all Israel go a-whoring after it there, and it is to Gideon and to his house for a snare.

Temptation » Instances of » Abimelech

Genesis 20:9

and Abimelech calleth for Abraham, and saith to him, 'What hast thou done to us? and what have I sinned against thee, that thou hast brought upon me, and upon my kingdom, a great sin? works which are not done thou hast done with me.'

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Ephesians 2:1-3

Also you -- being dead in the trespasses and the sins,