Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

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And be

Psalm 119:46
I will speak of Your decrees before kings
and not be ashamed.
Jeremiah 26:12
Then Jeremiah said to all the officials and the people, “The Lord sent me to prophesy all the words that you have heard against this temple and city.
Daniel 3:16
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego replied to the king, “Nebuchadnezzar, we don’t need to give you an answer to this question.
Amos 7:14
So Amos answered Amaziah, “I was not a prophet or the son of a prophet; rather, I was a herdsman, and I took care of sycamore figs.
Matthew 10:18
You will even be brought before governors and kings because of Me, to bear witness to them and to the nations.
Luke 21:14
Therefore make up your minds not to prepare your defense ahead of time,
Acts 4:8
Then Peter was filled with the Holy Spirit and said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders:
Acts 5:29
But Peter and the apostles replied, “We must obey God rather than men.
Acts 21:39
Paul said, “I am a Jewish man from Tarsus of Cilicia, a citizen of an important city. Now I ask you, let me speak to the people.”
Acts 22:1
“Brothers and fathers, listen now to my defense before you.”
Colossians 4:6
Your speech should always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you should answer each person.
2 Timothy 2:25
instructing his opponents with gentleness. Perhaps God will grant them repentance leading them to the knowledge of the truth.

A reason

1 Samuel 12:7
Now present yourselves, so I may confront you before the Lord about all the righteous acts He has done for you and your ancestors.
Isaiah 1:18
“Come, let us discuss this,”
says the Lord.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
they will be as white as snow;
though they are as red as crimson,
they will be like wool.
Isaiah 41:21
“Submit your case,” says the Lord.
“Present your arguments,” says Jacob’s King.
Acts 24:25
Now as he spoke about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix became afraid and replied, “Leave for now, but when I find time I’ll call for you.”

The hope

1 Peter 1:3
Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. According to His great mercy, He has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead
Colossians 1:5
because of the hope reserved for you in heaven. You have already heard about this hope in the message of truth, the gospel
Titus 1:2
in the hope of eternal life that God, who cannot lie, promised before time began.
Hebrews 3:6
But Christ was faithful as a Son over His household. And we are that household if we hold on to the courage and the confidence of our hope.
Hebrews 6:1
Therefore, leaving the elementary message about the Messiah, let us go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, faith in God,

With

1 Peter 3:2
when they observe your pure, reverent lives.
2 Timothy 2:25
instructing his opponents with gentleness. Perhaps God will grant them repentance leading them to the knowledge of the truth.

General references

Proverbs 26:16
In his own eyes, a slacker is wiser
than seven men who can answer sensibly.

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