Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
1 Corinthians 15:30
Why are we also in danger every hour?
2 Corinthians 1:8
For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our affliction which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life.
2 Corinthians 4:8
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;
2 Corinthians 6:9
as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as punished, and yet not killed;
For to you it has been granted for the sake of Christ, not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for his sake,
1 Thessalonians 3:3
so that no one would be unsettled by these afflictions. You yourselves know that we have been destined for this.
Us the apostles last, as
As it is written: "For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered."
1 Thessalonians 5:9
For God has not destined us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained;
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
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to serve for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?
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 worshipped God,
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.