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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.
And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.
and from there to Philippi, which is the chief city of that part of Macedonia, and a colony; and we were in that city abiding certain days.
2 Timothy 1:12
For which cause I also suffer these things; nevertheless, I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
and others experienced cruel mockings and scourgings, and added to this, bonds and imprisonment;
with our eyes fixed on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who having been offered joy, endured the cross , despising the shame and was seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
1 Peter 2:14
and unto governors as unto those that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those that do well.
Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians and Alexandrians and of those of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen.
Then certain men who came down from Judaea taught the brethren and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.
And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,
And he went into the synagogue and spoke freely for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.
Only let your conversation be as is worthy of the gospel of Christ, that whether I come and see you or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, unanimous, working together for the faith of the gospel,
For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh,
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you and exhort you that ye should earnestly persevere in the faith which was given once unto the saints.