Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them,
And Samson said to them, Let me now put forth a riddle to you. If ye can declare it to me within the seven days of the feast, and find it out, then I will give you thirty linen garments and thirty changes of raiment,
Does not wisdom cry out, and understanding put forth her voice?
Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable to the house of Israel,
Jesus spoke all these things in parables to the multitudes, and he did not speak to them independent of a parable,
Woe to you Pharisees! Because ye love the place of honor in the synagogues, and the greetings in the marketplaces.
Beware of the scholars, who desire to walk around in long robes, and love greetings in the marketplaces, and chief seats in the synagogues, and places of honor at the feasts,
And they love the chief place at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
And in his teaching he said to them, Look away from the scholars, those who desire to go about in long robes, and salutations in the marketplaces,
Now when Simon saw that the Holy Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he brought money to them,
in nothing according to selfish ambition or empty conceit, but in humility considering each other surpassing yourselves.
3 John 1:9
I wrote to the congregation, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first of them, did not accept us.