Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
For I am going to show him what he will have to endure for my sake."
and how I served the Lord most humbly and with tears, through all the trials that I encountered because of the plots of the Jews.
Who can separate us from Christ's love? Can trouble or misfortune or persecution or hunger or destitution or danger or the sword?
1 Corinthians 4:9
For it seems to me, God has exhibited us apostles at the very end of the procession, like the men condemned to die in the arena. For we have become a spectacle to the whole universe, angels as well as men.
2 Corinthians 1:8
For I do not want you, brothers, to misunderstand the distress that I experienced in Asia, for I was so utterly and unendurably crushed, that I actually despaired of life itself.
2 Corinthians 4:8
I am hard pressed on every side, but never cut off: perplexed, but not driven to despair;
2 Corinthians 11:23
If they are Christian workers?? am talking like a madman!?? am a better one! with far greater labors, far more imprisonments, vastly worse beatings, and in frequent danger of death.
sometimes being actually exposed as a public spectacle to insults and violence, and sometimes showing yourselves ready to share the lot of those in that condition.
But when the Jews saw the crowd, they were very jealous, and they contradicted what Paul said and abused him.
But the Jews who refused their message stirred up the heathen and poisoned their minds against the brothers.
2 Timothy 4:7
I have had a part in the great contest, I have run my race, I have preserved my faith.
After some time had passed, the Jews made a plot to kill him,
He immediately got some officers and men and hurried down among them, and when they saw the colonel and the soldiers they stopped beating Paul.
As the dispute was becoming violent, the colonel began to be afraid that they would tear Paul in pieces, and ordered the soldiers to go down and get him away from them and bring him into the barracks.
and begged him as a favor to order Paul to come to Jerusalem, plotting to kill him on the way.
I will save you from your people and from the heathen, to whom I will send you
2 Corinthians 1:10
So deadly was the peril from which he saved me, as he will save me again! It is on him that I have set my hope that he will save me again.