Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.
And John himself had his garment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins, and his nourishment was locusts and wild honey.
I sat not in the assembly of the mockers, nor exulted: I sat alone because of thy hand; for thou hast filled me with indignation.
And thou shalt not go into the house of feasting, to sit with them, to eat and to drink.
For he shall be great before the Lord, and he shall drink no wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.
1 Corinthians 9:27
But I buffet my body, and lead it captive, lest after having preached to others I should be myself rejected.
It is sufficient for the disciple that he should become as his teacher, and the bondman as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more those of his household?
2 Kings 9:11
And Jehu came forth to the servants of his lord. And one said to him, Is all well? why came this madman to thee? And he said to them, Ye know the man, and his mind.
Jehovah hath made thee priest in the stead of Jehoiada the priest, that there should be officers in the house of Jehovah, over every madman and self-made prophet, that thou shouldest put him in the stocks and in the shackles.
The days of visitation are come; the days of recompence are come: Israel shall know it: the prophet is a fool, the inspired man is mad, because of the greatness of thine iniquity, and the great enmity.
The crowd answered and said, Thou hast a demon: who seeks to kill thee?
The Jews answered and said to him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan and hast a demon?
but many of them said, He has a demon and raves; why do ye hear him?
And as he answered for his defence with these things, Festus says with a loud voice, Thou art mad, Paul; much learning turns thee to madness.
If a wise man contendeth with a fool, whether he rage or laugh, he hath no rest.