Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.

General references

Bible References

If

Galatians 2:3
But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised:
Acts 16:3
Him would Paul have to go forth with him; and took and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in those places: for they all knew that his father was a Greek.

Why

Galatians 4:29
But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.
Galatians 6:12
As many as desire to make a fair show in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.
Acts 21:21
And they are informed of you, that you teach all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs.
Acts 22:21
And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send you far from here unto the Gentiles.
Acts 23:13
And they were more than forty who had made this conspiracy.
1 Corinthians 15:30
And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?
2 Corinthians 11:23
Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labors more abundant, in stripes beyond measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths often.

The offence

Isaiah 8:14
And he shall be as a sanctuary; but a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense to both the houses of Israel, for a trap and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Romans 9:32
Why? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumbling stone;
1 Corinthians 1:18
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us who are saved it is the power of God.
1 Peter 2:8
And, A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense, even to them who stumble at the word, being disobedient: to which also they were appointed.

General references

1 Corinthians 15:30
And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?
Galatians 2:18
For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.