Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.
We are weak
1 Corinthians 1:1
Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes,
1 Corinthians 3:18
Let no one deceive himself. If anyone thinks that he is wise among you in this world, let him become a fool, that he may become wise.
2 Kings 9:11
Then Jehu came forth to the servants of his lord: and one said to him, "Is all well? Why did this mad fellow come to you?" He said to them, "You know the man and what his talk was."
The days of visitation have come. The days of reckoning have come. Israel will consider the prophet to be a fool, and the man who is inspired to be insane, because of the abundance of your sins, and because your hostility is great.
Some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also were conversing with him. Some said, "What does this babbler want to say?" Others said, "He seems to be advocating foreign deities," because he preached Jesus and the resurrection.
As he thus made his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, "Paul, you are crazy! Your great learning is driving you insane!"
1 Corinthians 4:8
You are already filled. You have already become rich. You have come to reign without us. Yes, and I wish that you did reign, that we also might reign with you.
1 Corinthians 10:14
Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.
How do you say, We are wise, and the law of Yahweh is with us? But, behold, the false pen of the scribes has worked falsely.
We are weak
2 Corinthians 10:10
For, "His letters," they say, "are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech is despised."
2 Corinthians 11:29
Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is caused to stumble, and I don't burn with indignation?
2 Corinthians 12:9
He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Most gladly therefore I will rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest on me.
2 Corinthians 13:3
seeing that you seek a proof of Christ who speaks in me; who toward you is not weak, but is powerful in you.
1 Corinthians 3:2
I fed you with milk, not with meat; for you weren't yet ready. Indeed, not even now are you ready,
1 Corinthians 10:12
Therefore let him who thinks he stands be careful that he doesn't fall.
One who despises his neighbor is void of wisdom, but a man of understanding holds his peace.
He was despised, and rejected by men; a man of suffering, and acquainted with disease. He was despised as one from whom men hide their face; and we didn't respect him.
Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me. Whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me."
He spoke also this parable to certain people who were convinced of their own righteousness, and who despised all others.
1 Thessalonians 4:8
Therefore he who rejects this doesn't reject man, but God, who has also given his Holy Spirit to you.
I am become a derision to all my people, and their song all the day.
1 Corinthians 10:15
I speak as to wise men. Judge what I say.
Let us therefore go out to him outside of the camp, bearing his reproach.