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
And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?
2 Corinthians 1:8
For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life:
2 Corinthians 4:8
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
2 Corinthians 6:9
As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;
Philippians 1:29
For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;
1 Thessalonians 3:3
That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for you yourselves know that we are appointed unto this.

Us the apostles last, as

Psalm 44:22
Yea, for your sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.
Romans 8:36
As it is written, For your 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 salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Revelation 6:9
And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

Spectacle

Acts 19:29
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 theater.

To angels, and to men

Hebrews 1:14
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister to them who shall be heirs of salvation?
Revelation 7:11
And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four living creatures, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshiped God,
Revelation 17:6
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 wondered with great wonder.

General references

Lamentations 3:14
I was a derision to all my people; and their song all the day.