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Scripture: Human Opinion Worthless

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Quotations on How Man’s Opinion Is Worthless


Old Testament Scripture on the Value of Human Opinion

“But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.” —I Samuel 16:7

“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.” —Isaiah 29:14


New Testament Scripture on the Value of Human Opinion

“But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.” —Matthew 16:23 

“But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.” —Mark 8:33 

“And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.” —Luke 16:15 

“I receive not honour from men.” —John 5:41 

“How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?” —John 5:44 

“For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.” —John 12:43 

“If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” —John 15:19 

“For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.” —I Corinthians 1:19 

“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?” —I Corinthians 1:20 

“Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:” —I Corinthians 2:6 

“Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.” —I Corinthians 3:18 

“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.” —I Corinthians 3:19 

“And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.” —I Corinthians 3:20 

“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.” —II Corinthians 10:12 

“For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.” —Galatians 1:10


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