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 in by the narrow door: for many, I say unto you, shall seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
1 Corinthians 9:25
And every man that striveth in the games exerciseth self-control in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
2 Timothy 2:5
And if also a man contend in the games, he is not crowned, except he have contended lawfully.
Hebrews 12:1
Therefore let us also, seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Flesh and blood

Matthew 16:17
And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jonah: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father who is in heaven.
1 Corinthians 15:50
Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
Galatians 1:16
to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the Gentiles; straightway I conferred not 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 world, but also in that which is to come:
Ephesians 3:10
to the intent that now unto the principalities and the powers in the heavenly places might be made known through the church the manifold wisdom of God,
Romans 8:38
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
Colossians 2:15
having despoiled the principalities and the powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
1 Peter 3:22
who is one the right hand of God, having gone into heaven; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.

Against the

Ephesians 2:2
wherein ye once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the powers of the air, of the spirit that now worketh in the sons of disobedience;
Job 2:2
And Jehovah said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered Jehovah, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
Luke 22:53
When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched not forth your hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.
John 12:31
Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
John 14:30
I will no more speak much with you, for the prince of the world cometh: and he hath nothing in me;
John 16:11
of judgment, because the prince of this world hath been judged.
Acts 26:18
to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive remission of sins and an inheritance among them that are sanctified by faith in me.
2 Corinthians 4:4
in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dawn upon them .
Colossians 1:13
who delivered us out of the power of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love;

Spiritual wickedness

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

General references

Mark 3:27
But no one can enter into the house of the strong man , and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man ; and then he will spoil his house.
2 Corinthians 2:11
that no advantage may be gained over us by Satan: for we are not ignorant of his devices.