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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.
Truly therefore they went rejoicing from the face of the council, that for his name they were deemed worthy to be dishonoured.
And thence to Philippi, which is the first city of Macedonia, a colony. And we were in that city passing certain days.
2 Timothy 1:12
By which cause I also suffer these things: but I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and have been persuaded that he is able to watch my deposits to that day.
And others received trial of jestings and scourges, and further, of bonds and imprisonment:
Looking in the distance to Jesus the author and completer of the faith; who for the joy laid before him endured the cross, having despised the shame, and sat down on the right hand of the throne of God.
1 Peter 2:14
Or to chiefs, as sent by him for the punishing of them doing evil, and the praise of them doing good.
And certain of them arose from the synagogue, called Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrian, and of them from Cilicia and Asia, seeking out with Stephen.
And certain having come down from Judea taught the brethren, That except ye be circumcised by Moses custom, ye cannot be saved.
And according to custom to Paul, he went in to them, and upon three sabbaths discussed with them from the writings,
And having come into the synagogue, he spake freely, discoursing for three months, and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.
Only live as citizens worthy of the good news of Christ: that whether coming and seeing you, whether being absent, I shall bear the things concerning you, that ye stand in one spirit, one soul, fighting together in faith of the good news;
For I wish you to know how great contest I have for you, and them in Laodicea, and as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;
Dearly beloved, making all diligence to write to you of the common salvation, I had necessity to write to you, beseeching to fight for the faith once delivered to the holy ones.