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
And why do we stand in jeopardy every hour?
2 Corinthians 1:8
Because, brothers, we would not have you ignore our tribulation which was done unto us in Asia, that we were burdened beyond our strength, in such a manner that we despaired even of life:
2 Corinthians 4:8
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are unsure of our lives, but not in despair;
2 Corinthians 6:9
as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, but, behold, we live; as chastened, but not killed;
For unto you it is granted regarding Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake,
1 Thessalonians 3:3
that no one should be moved in these tribulations, for you know that we are appointed for this.
Us the apostles last, as
Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.
(As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.)
1 Thessalonians 5:9
For God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain saving health by our Lord Jesus Christ,
And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those that had been slain because of the word of God and for the testimony which they held:
And the whole city was filled with confusion, and having caught Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions in travel, they rushed with one accord into the theatre.
To angels, and to men
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth in service for the love of those who are the heirs of saving health?
And all the angels stood round about the throne and about the elders and the four animals; and they fell upon their faces before the throne and worshipped God,
And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus; and when I saw her, I marvelled with great surprise.
He I was a derision to all my people and their song every day.