Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 1:23
but we preach about a crucified Christ, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles.
1 Corinthians 2:2
For I decided to be concerned about nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
Those who want to make a good showing in external matters are trying to force you to be circumcised. They do so only to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ.
Look, you scoffers; be amazed and perish! For I am doing a work in your days, a work you would never believe, even if someone tells you.'"
2 Corinthians 2:15
For we are a sweet aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing --
2 Corinthians 4:3
But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing,
2 Thessalonians 2:10
and with every kind of evil deception directed against those who are perishing, because they found no place in their hearts for the truth so as to be saved.
1 Corinthians 1:21
For since in the wisdom of God the world by its wisdom did not know God, God was pleased to save those who believe by the foolishness of preaching.
1 Corinthians 2:14
The unbeliever does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him. And he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.
1 Corinthians 3:19
For the wisdom of this age is foolishness with God. As it is written, "He catches the wise in their craftiness."
Also some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers were conversing with him, and some were asking, "What does this foolish babbler want to say?" Others said, "He seems to be a proclaimer of foreign gods." (They said this because he was proclaiming the good news about Jesus and the resurrection.)
1 Corinthians 1:24
But to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.
1 Corinthians 15:2
and by which you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message I preached to you -- unless you believed in vain.
The Lord extends your dominion from Zion. Rule in the midst of your enemies!
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is God's power for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
2 Corinthians 10:4
for the weapons of our warfare are not human weapons, but are made powerful by God for tearing down strongholds. We tear down arguments
1 Thessalonians 1:5
in that our gospel did not come to you merely in words, but in power and in the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction (surely you recall the character we displayed when we came among you to help you).
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any double-edged sword, piercing even to the point of dividing soul from spirit, and joints from marrow; it is able to judge the desires and thoughts of the heart.