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 man assure himself that my actions, when I am present, will be just like my words in my letters when I am absent.

But

2 Corinthians 10:1
Now I Paul, myself, appeal to you by the humble-heartedness and selflessness of Christ??aul who "in your presence is humble, but bold enough when he is absent"??2 I beseech you, and I say, do not make me show my boldness, when I come in the boldness with which I think I shall show my courage against some who think that I am walking on the low level of the flesh.
2 Corinthians 12:5
Of such a one I will boast; but on my own behalf I will not boast except in my weaknesses.
1 Corinthians 2:3
In weakness and fear and great trembling came I among you.
Galatians 4:13
on the contrary, you know that although it was illness which brought about my preaching the gospel to you at my first visit,

And his

2 Corinthians 11:6
Yes, though I be unskilled in speech, at least I am not in knowledge; indeed I made this perfectly plain to you in all things and among all men.
1 Corinthians 1:17
For Christ did not think I baptized any one else. For Christ did not send me forth to baptize, but to proclaim the gospel; and that not in philosophic words, lest the Cross of Christ should be made an empty thing.
1 Corinthians 2:1
And when I came to you, brothers, I came not to proclaim God's great secret purpose in fine language of philosophy;

General references

1 Corinthians 1:27
No, God has chosen the world's folly to confound its philosophy; and the world's weakness to confound its strength.
1 Corinthians 2:3
In weakness and fear and great trembling came I among you.