Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He that chastens a scorner brings shame unto himself, and he that chastens a wicked man brings himself a blot.
Never answer a fool according to his folly lest thou also be like unto him.
But they held their peace and did not answer him a word, for the king had commanded thus, saying, Answer him not.
Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet and turn again and rend you.
But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy and spoke against that which Paul said, contradicting and blaspheming.
And when they did not agree among themselves, they departed, after Paul had spoken this word, Well spoke the Holy Spirit by Isaiah the prophet unto our fathers,
And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things, and they derided him.
Then the Jews said unto him, Now we know that thou hast a demon. Abraham died and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keeps my word, he shall not taste death forever?
The man answered and said unto them, Indeed this is a marvellous thing that ye do not know where he is from, and yet he has opened my eyes.
And many of them said, He has a demon and is beside himself; why do ye hear him?
Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans and of the Stoics encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? others, He seems to be a setter forth of new gods, because he preached unto them Jesus and the resurrection.
1 Corinthians 1:21
For in the wisdom of God, since the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save those that believe.
1 Corinthians 4:10
We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are prudent in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.