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 count upon this, that such as we are in word by letters when absent, such will we be also in deed when present.

But

2 Corinthians 10:1
Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, I, who present indeed am lowly among you, but am bold toward you when absent;
2 Corinthians 12:5
Of such a one I will boast; but of myself I will not boast, except in my infirmities.
1 Corinthians 2:3
And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling;
Galatians 4:13
Nay, ye know that it was on account of an infirmity of the flesh that I preached the gospel to you the former time,

And his

2 Corinthians 11:6
And though I am rude in speech, yet I am not in knowledge; but this did we in every respect manifest to you in all things.
1 Corinthians 1:17
For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel; not with wisdom of speech, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.
1 Corinthians 2:1
And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech, or of wisdom, declaring to you the testimony of God.

General references

1 Corinthians 1:27
but the foolish things of the world did God choose, to put to shame the wise; and the weak things of the world did God choose, to put to shame the things which are strong;
1 Corinthians 2:3
And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling;