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
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;
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
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,
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.
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
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth for service, for the sake of those about to inherit salvation?
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,
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.