-General scriptures concerning 1 Corinthians 9:20-23

-INSTANCES OF .Of Abimelech Genesis 21:22, 23; 26:26-31 .The Gibeomtes, in securing a treaty with

the Israelites through deception Joshua 9:3-16 .Of Jephthah, with the king of Moab, unsuccessful Judges

11:12-28 .Of Abigail 1 Samuel 25:23-31 .Of Hiram, to secure the good will of David 2 Samuel 5:11 .Of

Toi, to promote the friendship of David 2 Samuel 8:10 .David, in sending Hushai Absalom\’s court 2

Samuel 15:32-37; 16:15-19; 17:1-14 .The wise woman of Abel 2 Samuel 20:16-22 Absalom winning the

people 2 Samuel 15:2-6 .Solomon, in his alliance with Hiram 9:10-14, 1 Kings 5:1-12; 26, 27; 10:11 .By

intermarriage with other nations 1 Kings 1:1-5 Ambassadors from Ben-hadad to Ahab 1 Kings 20:31-34

Jehoash purchases peace from Hazael 2 Kings 12:18 Ahaz purchases assistance from the king of Assyria 2

Kings 16:7-9 .Rab-shakeh, in trying to induce Jerusalem to capitulate by bombastic harangue 2 Kings

18:17-37; 19:1-13; Isaiah 36:11-22 .Sanballat, in prevent the rebuilding of Jerusalem by Nehemiah

Nehemiah 6 .The people of Tyre and Sidon, in securing the favor of Herod (Agrippa I) Acts 12:20-22 .Paul,

in arraying the Pharisees and Sadducees against each other at his trial Acts 23:6-10 .Paul, in circumcising

Timothy Acts 16:3 .Paul, in performing certain temple services to placate Jewish believers Acts 21 :20-25;

with Galatians 6:12 .Corrupt practices in: The officers of Nebuchadnezzars court to secure the destruction

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of Daniel Daniel 6:4-15