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 at the narrow gate: for I declare unto you, that many shall try to get in, and shall not be able.
1 Corinthians 9:25
every one that strives for the mastery, is extremely temperate: now, they do it to obtain a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible one.
2 Timothy 2:5
a combatant does not receive the crown, unless he has observ'd the laws of the games.
Hebrews 12:1
Wherefore, since we are surrounded with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every incumbrance, and the sin which does so easily embarrass us, and let us pursue with constancy the course that is proposed to us:

Flesh and blood

Matthew 16:17
to whom Jesus reply'd, blessed art thou Simon, son of Jona: for 'tis not man that hath revealed this unto thee, but my father who is in heaven.
1 Corinthians 15:50
this I say, my brethren, because the body, as it is at present, cannot possess the kingdom of God; and what is corruptible, can't enjoy incorruptibility.
Galatians 1:16
that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not thereupon apply my self to any man;

Principalities

Ephesians 1:21
far above all the principalities, all the powers, all the potentates, all the dominations, and whatever order can be named, not only in this age, but also in the age to come:
Ephesians 3:10
that the manifold wisdom of God, in ordering his heavenly kingdom, might by his church be now made known, to princes and magistrates,
Romans 8:38
for I am fully persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Colossians 2:15
and having divested principalitys and powers, he made them an example of obedience, and caus'd them to triumph in Christ.
1 Peter 3:22
who being ascended into heaven, is seated at the right hand of God, where angels, dominations, and potentates have been subjected to him.

Against the

Ephesians 2:2
in which you formerly liv'd, influenc'd by the customs of this world, and by the prince of the aerial powers, the spirits that now actuate the incredulous:
Luke 22:53
I was daily with you in the temple, and you never offer'd to seize me: but now you have your hour, and the prince of darkness his day.
John 12:31
now is this world condemn'd: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
John 14:30
for the prince of the world is coming:
John 16:11
of judgment, because the prince of this world is condemn'd.
Acts 26:18
and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and partake of the inheritance of the saints, by believing on me."
2 Corinthians 4:4
to those unbelievers, whose minds the God of this world has so blinded, that the glorious lustre of the gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, does not enlighten them.
Colossians 1:13
who has deliver'd you from the state of darkness, and has translated you into the kingdom of his beloved son.

Spiritual wickedness

Ephesians 1:3
Blessed be the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all the spiritual blessings in Christ's kingdom.

General references

Mark 3:27
no one can enter into a strong man's house, and plunder his goods, unless the man be first secur'd.
2 Corinthians 2:11
witness) lest satan should have got some advantage of us: for we are apprized of his artifices.