Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.

Spectacle

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Bible References

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1 Corinthians 15:30
Why are we also in danger every hour?
2 Corinthians 1:8
For we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction which came to us in Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life;
2 Corinthians 4:8
we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing;
2 Corinthians 6:9
as unknown yet well-known, as dying yet behold, we live; as punished yet not put to death,
Philippians 1:29
For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake,
1 Thessalonians 3:3
so that no one would be disturbed by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we have been destined for this.

Us the apostles last, as

Psalm 44:22
But for Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.
Romans 8:36
Just as it is written,
For Your sake we are being put to death all day long;
We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
1 Thessalonians 5:9
For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Revelation 6:9
When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained;

Spectacle

Acts 19:29
The city was filled with the confusion, and they rushed with one accord into the theater, dragging along Gaius and Aristarchus, Paul’s traveling companions from Macedonia.

To angels, and to men

Hebrews 1:14
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?
Revelation 7:11
And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures; and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,
Revelation 17:6
And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. When I saw her, I wondered greatly.

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Lamentations 3:14
I have become a laughingstock to all my people,
Their mocking song all the day.