1 Corinthians 1:24
But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
1 Corinthians 1:23
But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
1 Corinthians 1:21
For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
1 Corinthians 1:20
Where [is] the wise? where [is] the scribe? where [is] the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
1 Corinthians 1:19
For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
1 Corinthians 1:18
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 1:17
For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.
For if God spared not the natural branches, [take heed] lest he also spare not thee.
Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.
Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.
Seeing [it is] one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.
1 Corinthians 1:25
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
1 Corinthians 1:26
For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, [are called]:
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God:
2 Corinthians 10:18
For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.
2 Corinthians 10:16
To preach the gospel in the [regions] beyond you, [and] not to boast in another man's line of things made ready to our hand.
2 Corinthians 10:15
Not boasting of things without [our] measure, [that is], of other men's labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly,
2 Corinthians 10:14
For we stretch not ourselves beyond [our measure], as though we reached not unto you: for we are come as far as to you also in [preaching] the gospel of Christ:
2 Corinthians 10:13
But we will not boast of things without [our] measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.
2 Corinthians 10:12
For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
1 Corinthians 4:7
For who maketh thee to differ [from another]? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive [it], why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received [it]?
1 Corinthians 4:6
And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and [to] Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think [of men] above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.
1 Corinthians 1:31
That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 1:30
But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
1 Corinthians 1:28
And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, [yea], and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
1 Corinthians 1:27
But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
[Is he] the God of the Jews only? [is he] not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:
Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
What then? are we better [than they]? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;
And not [rather], (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.
For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?
God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?
But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? [Is] God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man)
God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?
Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.
What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit [is there] of circumcision?
[How long] shall they utter [and] speak hard things? [and] all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?
Psalms 52:1 Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God [endureth] continually.
That he should still live for ever, [and] not see corruption.
(For the redemption of their soul [is] precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)
None [of them] can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:
There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Where [is] boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
To declare, [I say], at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
Whom God hath set forth [to be] a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Even the righteousness of God [which is] by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law [is] the knowledge of sin.
Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
Destruction and misery [are] in their ways:
Whose mouth [is] full of cursing and bitterness:
Their throat [is] an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps [is] under their lips:
They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;
Related Topics and Bible Verses
James, Epistle of
(1.) Author of, was James the Less, the Lord's brother, one of
the twelve apostles. He was one of the three pillars of the
Church (Gal. 2:9).
(2.) It was addressed to the Jews of the dispersion, "the
twelve tribes scattered abroad."
(3.) The place and time of the writing of the epistle were
Jerusalem, where James was residing, and, from internal
evidence, the period between Paul's two imprisonments at Rome,
probably about A.D. 62.
(4.) The object of the writer was to enforce the practical
duties of the Christian life. "The Jewish vices against which he
warns them are, formalism, which made the service of God consist
in washings and outward ceremonies, whereas he reminds them
(1:27) that it consists rather in active love and purity;
fanaticism, which, under the cloak of religious zeal, was
tearing Jerusalem in pieces (1:20); fatalism, which threw its
sins on God (1:13); meanness, which crouched before the rich
(2:2); falsehood, which had made words and oaths play-things
(3:2-12); partisanship (3:14); evil speaking (4:11); boasting
(4:16); oppression (5:4). The great lesson which he teaches them
as Christians is patience, patience in trial (1:2), patience in
good works (1:22-25), patience under provocation (3:17),
patience under oppression (5:7), patience under persecution
(5:10); and the ground of their patience is that the coming of
the Lord draweth nigh, which is to right all wrong (5:8)."
"Justification by works," which James contends for, is
justification before man, the justification of our profession of
faith by a consistent life. Paul contends for the doctrine of
"justification by faith;" but that is justification before God,
a being regarded and accepted as just by virtue of the
righteousness of Christ, which is received by faith.