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

Bible References

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1 Corinthians 15:30
Why also do we Apostles expose ourselves to danger every hour?
2 Corinthians 1:8
For as for our troubles which came upon us in the province of Asia, we would have you know, brethren, that we were exceedingly weighed down, and felt overwhelmed, so that we renounced all hope even of life.
2 Corinthians 4:8
We are hard pressed, yet never in absolute distress; perplexed, yet never utterly baffled;
2 Corinthians 6:9
as obscure persons, and yet are well known; as on the point of death, and yet, strange to tell, we live; as under God's discipline, and yet we are not deprived of life;
Philippians 1:29
For you have had the privilege granted you on behalf of Christ--not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer on His behalf;
1 Thessalonians 3:3
that none of you might be unnerved by your present trials: for you yourselves know that they are our appointed lot.

Us the apostles last, as

Romans 8:36
As it stands written in the Scripture, "For Thy sake they are, all day long, trying to kill us. We have been looked upon as sheep destined for slaughter."
1 Thessalonians 5:9
For God has not pre-destined us to meet His anger, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ;
Revelation 6:9
When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw at the foot of the altar the souls of those whose lives had been sacrificed because of the word of God and of the testimony which they had given.

Spectacle

Acts 19:29
The riot and uproar spread through the whole city, till at last with one accord they rushed into the Theatre, dragging with them Gaius and Aristarchus, two Macedonians who were fellow travellers with Paul.

To angels, and to men

Hebrews 1:14
Are not all angels spirits that serve Him--whom He sends out to render service for the benefit of those who, before long, will inherit salvation?
Revelation 7:11
All the angels were standing in a circle round the throne and round the Elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces in front of the throne and worshipped God.
Revelation 17:6
And I saw the woman drinking herself drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. And when I saw her I was filled with utter astonishment.