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 will let him know the great sufferings which he must pass through for My sake."
serving the Lord in all humility, and with tears, and amid trials which came upon me through the plotting of the Jews--
Who shall separate us from Christ's love? Shall affliction or distress, persecution or hunger, nakedness or danger or the sword?
1 Corinthians 4:9
God, it seems to me, has exhibited us Apostles last of all, as men condemned to death; for we have come to be a spectacle to all creation--alike to angels and to men.
2 Corinthians 1:8
For as for our troubles which came upon us in the province of Asia, we would have you know, brethren, that we were exceedingly weighed down, and felt overwhelmed, so that we renounced all hope even of life.
2 Corinthians 4:8
We are hard pressed, yet never in absolute distress; perplexed, yet never utterly baffled;
2 Corinthians 11:23
Are they servants of Christ? (I speak as if I were out of my mind.)
This was partly through allowing yourselves to be made a public spectacle amid reproaches and persecutions, and partly through coming forward to share the sufferings of those who were thus treated.
Seeing the crowds, the Jews, filled with angry jealousy, opposed Paul's statements and abused him.
But the Jews who had refused obedience stirred up the Gentiles and embittered their minds against the brethren.
2 Timothy 4:7
I have gone through the glorious contest; I have run the race; I have guarded the faith.
At length the Jews plotted to kill Saul;
He instantly sent for a few soldiers and their officers, and came down among the people with all speed. At the sight of the Tribune and the troops they ceased beating Paul.
But when the struggle was becoming violent, the Tribune, fearing that Paul would be torn to pieces by the people, ordered the troops to go down and take him from among them by force and bring him into the barracks.
asking it as a favour, to Paul's prejudice--to have him brought to Jerusalem. They were planning an ambush to kill him on the way.
I will save you from the Jewish people and from the Gentiles, to whom I send you to open their eyes,
2 Corinthians 1:10
He it is who rescued us from so imminent a death, and will do so again; and we have a firm hope in Him that He will also rescue us in all the future,
2 Peter 2:9
Since all this is so, the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from temptation, and on the other hand how to keep the unrighteous under punishment in readiness for the Day of Judgement,