Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.


Bible References


Acts 18:1
After this happened Paul left Athens and went to Corinth [i.e., a principal city of Greece].


1 Corinthians 2:4
And I did not use persuasive words of [human] wisdom in my message and preaching, but they were [accompanied by] a demonstration of the Holy Spirit and power [from God]. [Note: This "demonstration" could have included the evidence of miraculous spiritual gifts which Paul utilized while there in Corinth. See 14:18].
1 Corinthians 1:17
For Christ did not send me to immerse people, but to preach the good news. [Note: Christ specifically commissioned Paul to preach; most of the immersing was done by his attendants]. It was not to be done with words of [human] wisdom, so that the [message of the] cross of Christ would not have its power taken away.
Romans 16:18
For such men are not serving our Lord Christ but their own [unspiritual] appetites. They are deceiving the minds of innocent people by their smooth talk and flattering words.
2 Corinthians 10:10
For some people are saying, "Paul's letters are heavy and severe, but in person he is [physically?] weak and his speaking ability is unimpressive."
2 Corinthians 11:6
But even though I am an unpolished speaker, I am not lacking in knowledge. We have made this clear to you in every way.

The testimony

1 Corinthians 1:6
The message about Christ has become firmly established there among you [i.e., by such gifts],
Acts 20:21
[You know how] I testified to both Jews and Greeks [i.e., Gentiles], that they must repent [i.e., change their attitudes and behavior] toward God, and have faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
Acts 22:18
And I saw [and heard] the Lord saying to me, 'Hurry up, get out of Jerusalem quickly, because the people [here] will reject your testimony about me.'
2 Thessalonians 1:10
On that day Jesus will return to be honored by His saints [i.e., God's holy people] and to be marveled at [i.e., in reverence] by all those who had believed [in Him]. [This will happen] because you have believed our testimony to you [about Christ].
1 Timothy 1:11
found in the glorious Gospel of the blessed God, which was entrusted to me.
2 Timothy 1:8
So, do not be ashamed to testify for our Lord, or ashamed of [being associated with] me, His prisoner, but [be willing to] suffer hardship with me for the sake of the Gospel, relying on God's power [to sustain you].
1 John 4:14
And we [apostles] have seen and are [reliable] witnesses that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world [See 1:2; 2:2].
1 John 5:11
And this is the testimony [of God]: He gave to us [the hope of] never ending life, and this life is [available through fellowship] in His Son.
Revelation 1:2
[So], John testified concerning everything he saw of God's message and Jesus Christ's testimony [of it].
Revelation 19:10
Then I fell down in front of him to worship him. But he said to me, "Do not do that; I am [only] a fellow-servant with you and with your brothers who hold onto the testimony about Jesus. You should worship God. For the testimony about Jesus is the spirit [i.e., the purpose, or source] of prophecy."