Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Spiritual wickedness

General references

Bible References

Wrestle

Luke 13:24
"Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.
1 Corinthians 9:25
Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.
2 Timothy 2:5
Also if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not win the prize unless he competes according to the rules.
Hebrews 12:1
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

Flesh and blood

Matthew 16:17
And Jesus said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
1 Corinthians 15:50
Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.
Galatians 1:16
to reveal His Son in me so that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with flesh and blood,

Principalities

Ephesians 1:21
far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.
Ephesians 3:10
so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places.
Romans 8:38
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
Colossians 2:15
When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.
1 Peter 3:22
who is at the right hand of God, having gone into heaven, after angels and authorities and powers had been subjected to Him.

Against the

Ephesians 2:2
in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.
Job 2:2
The LORD said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Then Satan answered the LORD and said, "From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it."
Luke 22:53
"While I was with you daily in the temple, you did not lay hands on Me; but this hour and the power of darkness are yours."
John 12:31
"Now judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out.
John 14:30
"I will not speak much more with you, for the ruler of the world is coming, and he has nothing in Me;
John 16:11
and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.
Acts 26:18
to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.'
2 Corinthians 4:4
in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
Colossians 1:13
For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,

Spiritual wickedness

Ephesians 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,

General references

Mark 3:27
"But no one can enter the strong man's house and plunder his property unless he first binds the strong man, and then he will plunder his house.
2 Corinthians 2:11
so that no advantage would be taken of us by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his schemes.