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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 6249 temptation, universality of
6249 temptation, universality of

6249 temptation, universality of

Scripture makes clear that all human beings are subject to temptation. It provides examples of individuals who have faced and yielded to such influences.

The inevitability of temptation to do wrong

1Co 10:13 See also Pr 7:21-23; Mt 13:20-21 pp Mk 4:16-17 pp Lk 8:13; Lk 17:1; Ro 7:15; 1Co 10:12; 2Co 11:3; 1Pe 1:6

Examples of those who were tempted

Adam and Eve tempted Ge 3:6-7 Sin enters the world through temptation, which leads to the fall of humanity.

Esau tempted See also Ge 25:29-34

Achan tempted Jos 7:21

Samson tempted Jdg 14:16-17

David tempted 2Sa 11:2-4

Solomon tempted 1Ki 11:1,4

Gehazi tempted 2Ki 5:20-23

Peter tempted Mt 26:69-75 pp Lk 22:55-62 pp Jn 18:16-18 pp Jn 18:25-27

Help for those facing temptation

Ro 8:31 See also Jos 1:5; Ro 8:37-39; Heb 4:15-16; Heb 13:5; 1Jn 2:1; 1Jn 4:4; Rev 3:10

See also

5033knowledge of good & evil
6023sin, universality
6155fall of Adam & Eve
8027faith, testing of

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