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 Christ crucified; to the Jews, a stumbling-block, and to the gentiles foolishness;
1 Corinthians 2:2
for I determined not to know anything among you, except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.
As many as wish to make a fair show in the flesh, these constrain you to be circumcised, only that they may not suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.
'Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish; because I do a work in your days?? work which ye will by no means believe, though one should fully declare it to you.'
2 Corinthians 2:15
because we are to God a sweet savor of Christ, in those who are being saved, and in those who are perishing;
2 Corinthians 4:3
And, even if our Gospel has been veiled, it has been veiled in those who perish;
2 Thessalonians 2:10
and in all deceit of unrighteousness to those who perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
1 Corinthians 1:21
For, since in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom knew not God, God was pleased through the foolishness of preaching to save those who believe;
1 Corinthians 2:14
But a natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot know them, because they are spiritually judged.
1 Corinthians 3:19
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God; for it has been written, "He Who taketh the wise in their craftiness."
And some also of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers were encountering him. And some said, "What would this babbler wish to say?" And others said, He seems to be a proclaimer of foreign gods;" because he proclaimed the good tidings of Jesus and the resurrection.
1 Corinthians 1:24
but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
1 Corinthians 15:2
through which also ye are saved, if ye hold fast the word which I proclaimed to you, unless ye believed in vain.
For I am not ashamed of the Gospel; for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believes; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek
2 Corinthians 10:4
(for the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but mighty through God for the casting down of strongholds);
1 Thessalonians 1:5
because our Gospel came not to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and in much assurance; even as ye know what manner of men we became toward you, for your sake.
For the word of God is living, and effectual, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to a dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.