Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.

Bible References

Say they

2 Corinthians 10:11
Someone like this should take note of the following: What we say by letter when we are absent is what we will do when present!


2 Corinthians 10:1
Now I myself, Paul, plead with you with the gentleness and kindness of the Messiah I who am humble when I am face to face with you but forceful toward you when I am away!
2 Corinthians 12:5
I will boast about this man, but as for myself I will boast only about my weaknesses.
1 Corinthians 2:3
It was in weakness, fear, and great trembling that I came to you.
Galatians 4:13
You know that it was because I was ill that I brought you the gospel the first time.

And his

2 Corinthians 11:6
Even though I may be untrained as an orator, I am not so in the field of knowledge. We have made this clear to all of you in every possible way.
Exodus 4:10
Then Moses told the LORD, "Please, LORD, I'm not eloquent. I never was in the past nor am I now since you spoke to your servant. In fact, I talk too slowly and I have a speech impediment."
Jeremiah 1:6
I replied, "Ah, LORD God! Look, I don't know how to speak, because I'm only a young man."
1 Corinthians 1:17
For the Messiah did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, not with eloquent wisdom, so the cross of the Messiah won't be emptied of its power.
1 Corinthians 2:1
When I came to you, brothers, I didn't come and tell you about God's secret with rhetorical language or wisdom.

General references

1 Corinthians 1:27
But God chose what is nonsense in the world to make the wise feel ashamed. God chose what is weak in the world to make the strong feel ashamed.
1 Corinthians 2:3
It was in weakness, fear, and great trembling that I came to you.

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