Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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
Let such a one think this, that such as we are in word by letters when we are absent, such will we be also in deed when we are present.

But

2 Corinthians 10:1
Now I, Paul, myself beseech you by the meekness and clemency of the Christ (who in presence am low among you, but being absent am bold toward you)
2 Corinthians 12:5
Of such a one I will glory, yet of myself I will not glory, except in my weaknesses.
1 Corinthians 2:3
And I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling.
Galatians 4:13
Ye know how through weakness of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first.

And his

2 Corinthians 11:6
But though I am rude in speech, yet not in knowledge, but we have been thoroughly made manifest among you in all things.
Exodus 4:10
Then Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither up until now, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy slave; but I am slow of speech and of a slow tongue.
Jeremiah 1:6
Then I said, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I do not know how to speak: for I am a child.
1 Corinthians 1:17
For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made void.
1 Corinthians 2:1
And I, brothers, when I came to you, came not with puffed up speech or wisdom to declare unto you the testimony of God.

General references

1 Corinthians 1:27
but rather God has chosen that which is the foolishness of the world to confound the wise, and God has chosen that which is the weakness of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;
1 Corinthians 2:3
And I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling.