Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we.
2 Corinthians 11:9
And when I was there with you and in need, I was not a [financial] burden to anyone, for when the brothers came from Macedonia they provided me with what I lacked, so I kept myself from being a burden to you in every way and will continue to do so.
2 Corinthians 1:17
So, when I made this decision, was I just vacillating [in uncertainty]? Or, do I make plans in a worldly way [i.e., just to suit my own fancy], so that my "yes" and "no" [do not really mean anything]?
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1 Corinthians 9:12
If other people have the right to receive a share of what you have, should we not have even more [right to it]? Yet we did not make use of this right, but instead we put up with whatever we had to so we would not become a hindrance to [the spread of] the good news [about Christ].
1 Timothy 5:14
Therefore, I want the younger widows to get married, have children and manage their homes, so that they do not give the enemy [i.e., non-Christians] an opportunity for speaking against [the church].
although it is really not a different one, but rather some people are causing you trouble by trying to pervert the [true] Gospel of Christ.
Some people, indeed, are proclaiming Christ out of envy and strife [i.e., out of rivalry], while others do it from goodwill.
2 Corinthians 11:18
Since many [other] people boast about worldly matters, I will boast about such things also.
2 Corinthians 5:12
We are not trying to commend ourselves to you again, but we speak [in such a way as] to give you an occasion to be proud of us, so that you can have an answer for those who take pride in [outward] appearances instead of what is in the heart.
2 Corinthians 10:17
[Jer. 9:24 says], "But the person who boasts should boast about the Lord."
1 Corinthians 5:6
Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little yeast can leaven the whole batch of dough?
For not even those who practice circumcision comply with [the requirements of] the law of Moses, yet they want you to be circumcised so they can take credit for this physical evidence [of your compliance with the law of Moses].