Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And when Paul was now about to open his mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, If it were a matter of wrong or wicked lewdness, O ye Jews, reason would that I should bear with you:
But Paul said, “
I am a Jew of Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no insignificant city; and I beg you, allow me to speak to the people.”
Brethren and fathers, hear my defense which I now offer to you.”
Agrippa said to Paul, “You are permitted to speak for yourself.” Then Paul stretched out his hand and proceeded to make his defense:
“But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, delivering you to the synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for My name’s sake.
1 Peter 3:14
But even if you should
suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled,
a period of about forty years He put up with them in the wilderness.
And He *answered them and *said,
“O unbelieving generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him to Me!”
rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same;
2 Corinthians 11:1
I wish that you would
bear with me in a little foolishness; but indeed you are bearing with me.
he can deal gently with the ignorant and misguided, since he himself also is beset with weakness;
He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying,