Psalms 8:2 Out
of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained
strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy
and the avenger.
For he bringeth
down them that dwell on high; the lofty
city, he layeth it low; he layeth it low, [even
] to the ground; he bringeth it [even
] to the dust. ... The foot shall tread it down, [even
] the feet of the poor, [and
] the steps of the needy.
Therefore, behold, I will proceed
to do a marvellous work among this people, [even
] a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise [men
] shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent [men
] shall be hid.
also shall increase
] joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice
in the Holy One of Israel.
I will also leave
in the midst of thee an afflicted and
poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the LORD.
And Jesus, walking
by the sea
of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for
they were fishers. ... And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.
And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named
Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow
me. And he arose, and followed him.
At that time Jesus
answered and said, I thank
thee, O Father, Lord
of heaven and earth, because
thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast
revealed them unto babes.
And said unto him, Hearest
thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have
ye never read, Out
of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?
And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke
thy disciples. ... And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.
For I will
give you a mouth and wisdom, which
all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
This is the stone
which was set at nought of you
builders, which is become the head
of the corner. ... So when
they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how
they might punish them, because of the people: for all
] glorified God for that which was done.
arose certain of the synagogue
, which is called [the synagogue
] of the Libertines, and Cyrenians
, and Alexandrians
, and of them of Cilicia
and of Asia
with Stephen. ... And they were not able
to resist the wisdom and the spirit
by which he spake.
whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler
and a judge? the same
did God send [to be
] a ruler and a deliverer by
the hand of the angel which appeared to him in the bush.
When they heard these things, they were
cut to the heart, and they gnashed
on him with [their
Then certain philosophers
of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered
him. And some said, What will this babbler
say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus
, and the resurrection.
And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent
for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith
in Christ. ... And as he
reasoned of righteousness
, and judgment
to come, Felix
trembled, and answered, Go
thy way for this time; when
I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.
2 Corinthians 4:7
But we have this
earthen vessels, that
the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
2 Corinthians 10:4
(For the weapons
] not carnal, but mighty through God
to the pulling down of strong holds;) ... Casting down imaginations
, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing
into captivity every thought
to the obedience
2 Corinthians 10:10
] letters, say they
] weighty and powerful; but
] bodily presence [is
] weak, and [his]