And also some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers were conversing with him. Some were saying, “What would this idle babbler wish to say?” Others, “He seems to be a proclaimer of strange deities,”—because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection.
being greatly disturbed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead.
Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.
Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
When they came back to the disciples, they saw a large crowd around them, and some scribes arguing with them.
When He left there, the scribes and the Pharisees began to be very hostile and to question Him closely on many subjects,
But some men from what was called the Synagogue of the Freedmen, including both Cyrenians and Alexandrians, and some from Cilicia and Asia, rose up and argued with Stephen.
because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead.”
that the Christ was to suffer, and that by reason of His resurrection from the dead He would be the first to proclaim light both to the Jewish people and to the Gentiles.”
Professing to be wise, they became fools,
For to this end Christ died and lived again, that He might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.
Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become foolish, so that he may become wise.
We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are prudent in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are distinguished, but we are without honor.
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.