'Tempting' in the Bible
Ben-hadad [tempting him] said to him, “I will restore the cities which my father took from your father; and you may set up bazaars (shops) of your own in Damascus, as my father did in Samaria.” Then, Ahab replied, “I will let you go with this covenant (treaty).” So he made a covenant with him and let him go.
The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven.
The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, tempting him.
And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him.
After the Devil had finished tempting Jesus in every possible way, he left him until another time.
And behold, a certain lawyer stood up tempting him, and saying, Teacher, having done what, shall I inherit life eternal?
And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven.
"But I charge you, so to use the wealth which is ever tempting to dishonesty as to win friends who, when it fails, shall welcome you to the tents that never perish.
This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
because of this also, I, no longer forbearing, did send to know your faith, lest he who is tempting did tempt you, and in vain might be our labour.
They were stoned [to death], they were sawn in two, they were lured with tempting offers [to renounce their faith], they were put to death by the sword; they went about wrapped in the skins of sheep and goats, utterly destitute, oppressed, cruelly treated
- Attempt (41 instances in 10 translations)
- Attempted (21 instances in 8 translations)
- Attempting (44 instances in 5 translations)
- Attempts (21 instances in 6 translations)
- Contempt (102 instances in 12 translations)
- Contemptible (26 instances in 10 translations)
- Contemptuous (6 instances in 3 translations)
- Contemptuously (7 instances in 4 translations)