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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1After general exhortations to love;
3to flee fornication;
4and all uncleanness;
7not to converse with the wicked;
15to walk warily;
18and to be filled with the Spirit;
22he descends to the particular duties, how wives ought to obey their husbands;
25and husbands ought to love their wives,
32even as Christ does his church.
 
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Chapter 5

Verse 1
Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;


followers
4:32; Leviticus 11:45; Matthew 5:45,48; Luke 6:35,36; 1 Peter 1:15,16; 1 John 4:11
as
Jeremiah 31:20; Hosea 1:10; John 1:12; Colossians 3:12; 1 John 3:1,2

Verse 2
And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
walk
3:17; 4:2,15; John 13:34; Romans 14:16; 1 Corinthians 16:14; Colossians 3:14; 1 Thessalonians 4:9; 1 Timothy 4:12; 1 Peter 4:8; 1 John 3:11,12,23; 4:20,21
as
25; 3:19; Matthew 20:28; John 15:12,13; 2 Corinthians 5:14,15; 8:9; Galatians 1:4; 2:20; 1 Timothy 2:6; Titus 2:14; Hebrews 7:25-27; 9:14,26; 10:10,11; 1 Peter 2:21-24; 1 John 3:16; Revelation 1:5; 5:9
a sacrifice
Romans 8:3; *marg:; 1 Corinthians 5:7; Hebrews 9:23; 10:12
for a
Genesis 8:21; Leviticus 1:9,13,17; 3:16; Amos 5:21; 2 Corinthians 2:15

Verse 3
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
fornication
5; 4:19,20; Numbers 25:1; Deuteronomy 23:17,18; Matthew 15:19; Mark 7:21; Acts 15:20; Romans 1:29; 6:13; 1 Corinthians 5:10,11; 6:9,13,18; 10:8; 2 Corinthians 12:21; Galatians 5:19-21; Colossians 3:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:3,7; Hebrews 12:16; 13:4; 2 Peter 2:10; Revelation 2:14,21; 9:21; 21:8; Revelation 22:15
covetousness
5; Exodus 18:21; 20:17; Joshua 7:21; 1 Samuel 8:3; Psalms 10:3; 119:36; Proverbs 28:16; Jeremiah 6:13; 8:10; 22:17; Ezekiel 33:31; Micah 2:2; Mark 7:22; Luke 12:15; 16:14; Acts 20:33; 1 Corinthians 6:10; Colossians 3:5; 1 Timothy 3:3; 6:10; 2 Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:7,11; Hebrews 13:5; 1 Peter 5:2; 2 Peter 2:3,14
named
12; Exodus 23:13; 1 Corinthians 5:1
as
Romans 16:2; Philippians 1:27; 1 Timothy 2:10; Titus 2:3

Verse 4
Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
filthiness
4:29; Proverbs 12:23; 15:2; Ecclesiastes 10:13; Matthew 12:34-37; Mark 7:22; Colossians 3:8; James 3:4-8; 2 Peter 2:7,18; Jude 1:10,13
convenient
Romans 1:28; Philemon 1:8
but
19,20; 1:16; Psalms 33:1; 92:1; 107:21,22; Daniel 6:10; John 6:23; 2 Corinthians 1:11; 2 Corinthians 9:15; Philippians 4:6; Colossians 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 3:9; 5:18; Hebrews 13:15

Verse 5
For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
this
1 Corinthians 6:9,10; Galatians 5:19,21
that no
3; Hebrews 13:4
who is
Galatians 5:21; Colossians 3:5; 1 Timothy 6:10,17; Revelation 21:8; 22:15

Verse 6
Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
no
Jeremiah 29:8,9,31; Ezekiel 13:10-16; Micah 3:5; Matthew 24:4,24; Mark 13:5,22; Galatians 6:7,8; Colossians 2:4,8,18; 2 Thessalonians 2:3,10-12; 1 John 4:1
vain
2 Kings 18:20; Jeremiah 23:14-16
cometh
Numbers 32:13,14; Joshua 22:17,18; Psalms 78:31; Romans 1:18; Colossians 3:6
children
2:2,3
disobedience
or, unbelief.
Hebrews 3:19; 1 Peter 2:8; *Gr:

Verse 7
Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
11; Numbers 16:26; Psalms 50:18; Proverbs 1:10-17; 9:6; 13:20; 1 Timothy 5:22; Revelation 18:4

Verse 8
For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
ye were
2:11,12; 4:18; 6:12; Psalms 74:20; Isaiah 9:2; 42:16; 60:2; Jeremiah 13:16; Matthew 4:16; Luke 1:79; Acts 17:30; 26:18; Romans 1:21; 2:19; 2 Corinthians 6:14; Colossians 1:13; Titus 3:3; 1 Peter 2:9; 1 John 2:8
but
Isaiah 42:6,7; 49:6,9; 60:1,3,19,20; John 1:4,5,9; 8:12; 12:46; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 4:6; 1 Thessalonians 5:4-8; 1 John 2:9-11
walk
2; Isaiah 2:5; Luke 16:8; John 12:36; Galatians 5:25; 1 Peter 2:9-11; 1 John 1:7

Verse 9
(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
the fruit
Galatians 5:22,23
goodness
Psalms 16:2,3; Romans 2:4; 15:14; 1 Peter 2:25; 3 John 1:11
righteousness
Philippians 1:11; 1 Timothy 6:11; Hebrews 1:8; 11:33; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 John 2:29; 3:9,10
truth
4:15,25; 6:14; John 1:47

Verse 10
Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
Proving
1 Samuel 17:39; Romans 12:1,2; Philippians 1:10; 1 Thessalonians 5:21
acceptable
Psalms 19:14; Proverbs 21:3; Isaiah 58:5; Jeremiah 6:20; Romans 14:18; Philippians 4:18; 1 Timothy 2:3; 1 Timothy 5:4; Hebrews 12:28; 1 Peter 2:5,20

Verse 11
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
no
7; Genesis 49:5-7; Psalms 1:1,2; 26:4,5; 94:20,21; Proverbs 4:14,15; 9:6; Jeremiah 15:17; Romans 16:17; 1 Corinthians 5:9-11; 10:20,21; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18; 2 Thessalonians 3:6,14; 1 Timothy 6:5; 2 Timothy 3:5; 2 John 1:10,11; Revelation 18:4
unfruitful
Proverbs 1:31; Isaiah 3:10,11; Romans 6:21; Galatians 6:8
works
4:22; Job 24:13-17; John 3:19-21; Romans 1:22-32; 13:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:7
but
Genesis 20:16; Leviticus 19:17; Psalms 141:5; Proverbs 9:7,8; 13:18; 15:12; 19:25; 25:12; Proverbs 29:1; Isaiah 29:21; Matthew 18:15; Luke 3:19; 1 Timothy 5:20; 2 Timothy 4:2; Titus 2:15

Verse 12
For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
it
3; Romans 1:24-27; 1 Peter 4:3
in
2 Samuel 12:12; Proverbs 9:17; Ecclesiastes 12:14; Jeremiah 23:24; Luke 12:1,2; Romans 2:16; Revelation 20:12

Verse 13
But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
reproved
or, discovered.
Lamentations 2:14; Hosea 2:10; 7:1
for
Micah 7:9; John 3:20,21; 1 Corinthians 4:5; Hebrews 1:13

Verse 14
Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
he
or, it. Awake.
Isaiah 51:17; 52:1; 60:1; Romans 13:11,12; 1 Corinthians 15:34; 1 Thessalonians 5:6; 2 Timothy 2:26; *marg:
arise
2:5; Isaiah 26:19; Ezekiel 37:4-10; John 5:25-29; 11:43,44; Romans 6:4,5,13; Colossians 3:1
Christ
John 8:12; 9:5; Acts 13:47; 2 Corinthians 4:6; 2 Timothy 1:10

Verse 15
See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
See
33; Matthew 8:4; 27:4,24; 1 Thessalonians 5:15; Hebrews 12:25; 1 Peter 1:22; Revelation 19:10
walk
Exodus 23:13; Matthew 10:16; 1 Corinthians 14:20; Philippians 1:27; Colossians 1:9; 4:5
not
2 Samuel 24:10; Job 2:10; Psalms 73:22; Proverbs 14:8; Matthew 25:2; Luke 24:25; Galatians 3:1,3; 1 Timothy 6:9; James 3:13

Verse 16
Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Redeeming
Ecclesiastes 9:10; Romans 13:11; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 4:5
the days
6:13,15; Psalms 37:19; Ecclesiastes 11:2; 12:1; Amos 5:13; John 12:35; Acts 11:28,29; 1 Corinthians 7:26,29-31

Verse 17
Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
be
15; Colossians 4:5
understanding
Deuteronomy 4:6; 1 Kings 3:9-12; Job 28:28; Psalms 111:10; 119:27; Proverbs 2:5; 14:8; 23:23; Jeremiah 4:22; John 7:17; Romans 12:2; Colossians 1:9; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-3; 5:18; 1 Peter 4:2

Verse 18
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
be not
Genesis 9:21; 19:32-35; Deuteronomy 21:20; Psalms 69:12; Proverbs 20:1; 23:20,21,29-35; Isaiah 5:11-13,22; Matthew 24:49; Luke 12:45; 21:34; Romans 13:13; 1 Corinthians 5:11; 6:10; 1 Corinthians 11:21; Galatians 5:21; 1 Thessalonians 5:7
excess
Matthew 23:25; 1 Peter 4:3,4
but
Psalms 63:3-5; Song of Solomon 1:4; 7:9; Isaiah 25:6; 55:1; Zechariah 9:15-17; Luke 11:13; Acts 2:13-18; 11:24; Galatians 5:22-25

Verse 19
Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
to yourselves
Acts 16:25; 1 Corinthians 14:26; Colossians 3:16; James 5:13
psalms
Psalms, [psalmos (yalmo/v)] from [psallo (ya/llw)] to touch or play on a musical instrument, properly denotes such sacred songs or poems as are sung to stringed instruments, and may here refer to those of David; hymns, [humnos (umnov)] from [hudo] to sing, celebrate, praise, signifies songs in honour of God; and songs [ode (w|dh/)] from [aeido] to sing, denotes any regular poetic composition adapted to singing, and is here restricted to those which are spiritual.
Psalms 95:2; 105:2; Matthew 26:30
making
Psalms 47:7,8; 62:8; 86:12; 105:3; 147:7; Isaiah 65:14; Matthew 15:8; John 4:23,24

Verse 20
Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
thanks
4; Job 1:21; Psalms 34:1; Isaiah 63:7; Acts 5:41; 1 Corinthians 1:4; Philippians 1:3; 4:6; Colossians 1:11,12; 3:17; 1 Thessalonians 3:9; 5:18; 2 Thessalonians 1:3; 2:13
in
John 14:13,14; 15:16; 16:23-26; Colossians 3:17; Hebrews 13:15; 1 Peter 2:5; 4:11

Verse 21
Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
submitting
22,24; Genesis 16:9; 1 Chronicles 29:24; Romans 13:1-5; 1 Corinthians 16:16; Philippians 2:3; 1 Timothy 2:11; 1 Timothy 3:4; Hebrews 13:17; 1 Peter 2:13; 5:5
in
2 Chronicles 19:7; Nehemiah 5:9,15; Proverbs 24:21; 2 Corinthians 7:1; 1 Peter 2:17

Verse 22
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
submit
24; Genesis 3:16; Esther 1:16-18,20; 1 Corinthians 14:34; Colossians 3:18-25; 1 Timothy 2:11,12; Titus 2:5; 1 Peter 3:1-6
as
6:5; Colossians 3:22,23

Verse 23
For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
husband
1 Corinthians 11:3-10
even
1:22,23; 4:15; Colossians 1:18
he
25,26; Acts 20:28; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; Revelation 5:9

Verse 24
Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
in
33; Exodus 23:13; 29:35; Colossians 3:20,22; Titus 2:7,9

Verse 25
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
love
28; Genesis 2:24; 24:67; 2 Samuel 12:3; Proverbs 5:18,19; Colossians 3:19; 1 Peter 3:7
loved
2; Matthew 20:28; Luke 22:19,20; John 6:51; Acts 20:28; Galatians 1:4; 2:20; 1 Timothy 2:6; 1 Peter 1:18-21; Revelation 1:5; 5:9

Verse 26
That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
he
John 17:17-19; Acts 26:18; 1 Corinthians 6:11; Titus 2:14; Hebrews 9:14; 10:10; 1 Peter 1:2; Jude 1:1
with
Ezekiel 16:9; 36:25; Zechariah 13:1; John 3:5; Acts 22:16; Titus 3:5-7; Hebrews 10:22; 1 Peter 3:21; 1 John 5:6
by
John 15:8; 17:7; James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:22,23

Verse 27
That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
he
2 Corinthians 4:14; 11:2; Colossians 1:22,28; Jude 1:24
glorious
Psalms 45:13; 87:3; Isaiah 60:15-20; 62:3; Jeremiah 33:9; Hebrews 12:22-24; Revelation 7:9-17; 21:10-26
not
Song of Solomon 4:7; Hebrews 9:14; 1 Peter 1:19; 1:19; 2 Peter 3:14
but
1:4; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Colossians 1:22,28; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Jude 1:21; Revelation 21:27

Verse 28
So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
as
31,33; Genesis 2:21-24; Matthew 19:5

Verse 29
For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
hated
31; Proverbs 11:17; Ecclesiastes 4:5; Romans 1:31
nourisheth
Isaiah 40:11; Ezekiel 34:14,15,27; Matthew 23:37; John 6:50-58

Verse 30
For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
1:23; Genesis 2:23; Romans 12:5; 1 Corinthians 6:15; 12:12-27; Colossians 2:19

Verse 31
For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5; Mark 10:7,8; 1 Corinthians 6:16

Verse 32
This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
a great
6:19; Colossians 2:2; 1 Timothy 3:8,16
speak
Psalms 45:9-17; Song of Solomon 1:1-8; Isaiah 54:5; 62:4,5; John 3:29; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Revelation 19:7,8; 21:2

Verse 33
Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
let
25,28,29; Colossians 3:19; 1 Peter 3:7
reverence
22; 1 Kings 1:31; Esther 1:20; Hebrews 12:9; 1 Peter 3:2-6


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