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, too, are we in peril every hour?
2 Corinthians 1:8
For we do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning our tribulation which befell us in Asia; that we were exceedingly weighed down beyond our power, insomuch that we despaired even of life:
2 Corinthians 4:8
being pressed on every side, yet not cooped up; perplexed, yet not despairing;
2 Corinthians 6:9
as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;
Philippians 1:29
but to you it was granted as a favor in behalf of Christ, not only to believe on Him, but in His behalf to suffer also;
1 Thessalonians 3:3
that no one should be shaken in these tribulations; for ye yourselves know that for this we are appointed.

Us the apostles last, as

Romans 8:36
As it has been written, "For Thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter."
1 Thessalonians 5:9
because God did not appoint us to wrath, but to the obtaining of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Revelation 6:9
And, when He opened the fifth seal, I saw, underneath the altar, the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they were holding.

Spectacle

Acts 19:29
And the city was filled with the confusion; and they rushed with one accord into the theater, having seized Gaius and Aristarchus??acedonians??ellow-travelers of Paul.

To angels, and to men

Hebrews 1:14
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth for service, for the sake of those about to inherit salvation?
Revelation 7:11
And all the angels stood around the throne, and around the elders, and the four living creatures; and they 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, seeing her, I wondered with great wonder.