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,
unto whom Samson said, I will now put forth an enigma unto you, which if ye can declare it and discover it to me within the seven days of the banquet, then I will give you thirty sheets and thirty changes of garments.
Doth not wisdom cry, and give her voice to intelligence?
Son of man, propose a figure and compose an enigma unto the house of Israel
Jesus spoke all these things unto the multitude in parables and said nothing unto them without parables
Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the first seats in the synagogues and greetings in the markets.
Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk in long robes and love greetings in the markets and the first seats in the synagogues and the first places at suppers;
and love the first place at feasts and the chief seats in the synagogues
And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, who love to go in long clothing and love the salutations in the marketplaces
And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money,
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory, but in humility let each esteem others better than themselves,
3 John 1:9
I wrote unto the congregation , but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, did not receive us.