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 continually expose our lives to danger?
2 Corinthians 1:8
For I would not, brethren, have you ignorant of that insupportable weight of affliction that over-whelm'd me so in Asia that I despaired even of life:
2 Corinthians 4:8
I am press'd on every side, yet not crush'd; perplexed, but not in despair;
2 Corinthians 6:9
as unknown, and yet celebrated; as dying, and yet I am alive; as chastised, but not slain;
for it is a favour bestowed upon you, that you not only believe on Christ, but suffer also for his sake,
1 Thessalonians 3:3
none of you might be stagger'd by these persecutions: for you know that we are destin'd to suffer.
Us the apostles last, as
for as it is written, "for thy sake we are sacrificed every day; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter:"
1 Thessalonians 5:9
for God did not design to make us the objects of his displeasure, but to effect our felicity by the Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us,
When he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they maintain'd.
and the whole city was fill'd with confusion: all crouded in a body to the theatre, dragging with them Gaius and Aristarchus, both of Macedonia, who had travell'd with Paul.
To angels, and to men
are not all those spirits dispatch'd as ministers to take care of those who shall belong to the christian church.
and all the angels who stood round about the throne, and about the elders, and the four animals fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, saying, amen:
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 wondred with great admiration.