And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God.
For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not in cleverness of speech, so that the cross of Christ would not be made void.
and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,
which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.
Then Moses said to the Lord, “Please, Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither recently nor in time past, nor since You have spoken to Your servant; for I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.”
Then I said, “Alas, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak, Because I am a youth.”
To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn.
After these things he left Athens and went to Corinth.
solemnly testifying to both Jews and Greeks of repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
and I saw Him saying to me, ‘ Make haste, and get out of Jerusalem quickly, because they will not accept your testimony about Me.’
For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.
even as the testimony concerning Christ was confirmed in you,
For they say, “His letters are weighty and strong, but his personal presence is unimpressive and his speech contemptible.”
But even if I am unskilled in speech, yet I am not so in knowledge; in fact, in every way we have made this evident to you in all things.
when He comes to be glorified in His saints on that day, and to be marveled at among all who have believed—for our testimony to you was believed.
according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.
Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord or of me His prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel according to the power of God,
We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.
And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.
who testified to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.
I, John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance which are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
Then I fell at his feet to worship him. But he *said to me, “Do not do that; I am a fellow servant of yours and your brethren who hold the testimony of Jesus; worship God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”