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1 Corinthians 1:27 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;

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James 2:5 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Listen, my beloved brothers and sisters.[a] Has not God chosen the poor in the world to be rich in faith and to be heirs of the kingdom that he has promised to those who love him?

Footnotes:

  1. James 2:5 Gk brothers
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1 Corinthians 1:20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

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Matthew 11:25 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Jesus Thanks His Father

25 At that time Jesus said, “I thank[a] you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants;

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 11:25 Or praise
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Psalm 8:2 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

    Out of the mouths of babes and infants
you have founded a bulwark because of your foes,
    to silence the enemy and the avenger.

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Acts 4:11-21 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

11 This Jesus[a] is

‘the stone that was rejected by you, the builders;
    it has become the cornerstone.’[b]

12 There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved.”

13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John and realized that they were uneducated and ordinary men, they were amazed and recognized them as companions of Jesus. 14 When they saw the man who had been cured standing beside them, they had nothing to say in opposition. 15 So they ordered them to leave the council while they discussed the matter with one another. 16 They said, “What will we do with them? For it is obvious to all who live in Jerusalem that a notable sign has been done through them; we cannot deny it. 17 But to keep it from spreading further among the people, let us warn them to speak no more to anyone in this name.” 18 So they called them and ordered them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. 19 But Peter and John answered them, “Whether it is right in God’s sight to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge; 20 for we cannot keep from speaking about what we have seen and heard.” 21 After threatening them again, they let them go, finding no way to punish them because of the people, for all of them praised God for what had happened.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 4:11 Gk This
  2. Acts 4:11 Or keystone
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2 Corinthians 10:4-5 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

for the weapons of our warfare are not merely human,[a] but they have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every proud obstacle raised up against the knowledge of God, and we take every thought captive to obey Christ.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Corinthians 10:4 Gk fleshly
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2 Corinthians 4:7 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us.

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Luke 21:15 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

15 for I will give you words[a] and a wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to withstand or contradict.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 21:15 Gk a mouth
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Matthew 21:16 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

16 and said to him, “Do you hear what these are saying?” Jesus said to them, “Yes; have you never read,

‘Out of the mouths of infants and nursing babies
    you have prepared praise for yourself’?”

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Isaiah 29:14 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

14 so I will again do
    amazing things with this people,
    shocking and amazing.
The wisdom of their wise shall perish,
    and the discernment of the discerning shall be hidden.

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Zephaniah 3:12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

12 For I will leave in the midst of you
    a people humble and lowly.
They shall seek refuge in the name of the Lord

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Isaiah 26:5-6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

For he has brought low
    the inhabitants of the height;
    the lofty city he lays low.
He lays it low to the ground,
    casts it to the dust.
The foot tramples it,
    the feet of the poor,
    the steps of the needy.

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2 Corinthians 10:10 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

10 For they say, “His letters are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.”

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Isaiah 29:19 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

19 The meek shall obtain fresh joy in the Lord,
    and the neediest people shall exult in the Holy One of Israel.

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Acts 24:24-25 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Paul Held in Custody

24 Some days later when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish, he sent for Paul and heard him speak concerning faith in Christ Jesus. 25 And as he discussed justice, self-control, and the coming judgment, Felix became frightened and said, “Go away for the present; when I have an opportunity, I will send for you.”

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Luke 19:39-40 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, order your disciples to stop.” 40 He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.”

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Matthew 9:9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Call of Matthew

As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him.

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Matthew 4:18-22 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Jesus Calls the First Disciples

18 As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed him. 21 As he went from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them. 22 Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him.

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Acts 17:18 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

18 Also some Epicurean and Stoic philosophers debated with him. Some said, “What does this babbler want to say?” Others said, “He seems to be a proclaimer of foreign divinities.” (This was because he was telling the good news about Jesus and the resurrection.)

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Acts 7:35 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

35 “It was this Moses whom they rejected when they said, ‘Who made you a ruler and a judge?’ and whom God now sent as both ruler and liberator through the angel who appeared to him in the bush.

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Acts 6:9-10 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Then some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called), Cyrenians, Alexandrians, and others of those from Cilicia and Asia, stood up and argued with Stephen. 10 But they could not withstand the wisdom and the Spirit[a] with which he spoke.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 6:10 Or spirit
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