Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He instructing him mocking received to himself dishonor: and he reproving to the unjust one, his blemish.
Thou shalt not answer the foolish according to his folly lest thou shalt be like to him.
And they will be silent and not answer him a word: for this the command of the king, saying, Ye shall not answer.
Ye should not give the holy thing to dogs neither should ye cast your pearls before swine, lest they tread them down with their feet, and having turned, should rend yon.
And the Jews, having seen the crowds, were filled with envy, and spake against the things said by Paul, contradicting and defaming.
And being at variance with one another, they were let go, Paul having said one word, That well spake the Holy Spirit by Esaias the prophet to our fathers,
And the Pharisees heard all these things, being avaricious: and they derided him.
Then said the Jews to him, Now we have known that thou hast a demon. Abraham died, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If any keep my word, he shall never taste of death.
The man answered and said to them, For in this is it wonderful, that ye know not whence he is, and he opened mine eyes.
And many of them said, He has a demon, and is frenzied; why hear ye him?
And certain of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers deliberated with him. And certain said, What may this idle, talkative man wish to say? and others, He seems to be a declarer of strange demons: because he announced to them good news, and the rising up.
1 Corinthians 1:21
For since in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, God was contented by the foolishness of proclaiming to save them believing.
1 Corinthians 4:10
We foolish for Christ, and ye wise in Christ; we weak, and ye strong; ye honourable, and we dishonoured