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But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention.
Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they had been counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the name.
and from there to Philippi, which is the leading city of the district of Macedonia, and a Roman colony. We stayed in this city some days;
2 Timothy 1:12
For this reason I also suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day.
And others experienced mockings and scourgings, yes, also chains and imprisonment.
fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
1 Peter 2:14
or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to praise those who do right.
Then some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called), and of the Cyrenians, and of the Alexandrians, and of those from Cilicia and Asia, arose and disputed with Stephen.
But some men came down from Judea and were teaching the brethren, "Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved."
And Paul went in, as was his custom, and for three weeks he reasoned with them from the scriptures,
And he entered the synagogue and for three months spoke boldly, arguing and persuading about the kingdom of God.
Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you stand firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel,
For I want you to know how greatly I strive for you, and for those at Laodicea, and for all who have not seen my face in the flesh,
Beloved, although I was very eager to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.