Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews:
For last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve came to me
If anyone wants to serve me, he must follow me, and where I am, my servant will be too. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.
From Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God.
Do not lag in zeal, be enthusiastic in spirit, serve the Lord.
Am I now trying to gain the approval of people, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ!
Obey with enthusiasm, as though serving the Lord and not people,
because you know that you will receive your inheritance from the Lord as the reward. Serve the Lord Christ.
1 Thessalonians 1:9
For people everywhere report how you welcomed us and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God
2 Peter 1:1
From Simeon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, have been granted a faith just as precious as ours.
For this reason they are before the throne of God, and they serve him day and night in his temple, and the one seated on the throne will shelter them.
1 Corinthians 15:9
For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
2 Corinthians 3:5
Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as if it were coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God,
2 Corinthians 7:5
For even when we came into Macedonia, our body had no rest at all, but we were troubled in every way -- struggles from the outside, fears from within.
2 Corinthians 12:7
even because of the extraordinary character of the revelations. Therefore, so that I would not become arrogant, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to trouble me -- so that I would not become arrogant.
But you know it was because of a physical illness that I first proclaimed the gospel to you,
Therefore be alert, remembering that night and day for three years I did not stop warning each one of you with tears.
Tears stream down from my eyes, because people do not keep your law.
I wish that my head were a well full of water and my eyes were a fountain full of tears! If they were, I could cry day and night for those of my dear people who have been killed.
But if you will not pay attention to this warning, I will weep alone because of your arrogant pride. I will weep bitterly and my eyes will overflow with tears because you, the Lord's flock, will be carried into exile."
Now when Jesus approached and saw the city, he wept over it,
2 Corinthians 2:4
For out of great distress and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears, not to make you sad, but to let you know the love that I have especially for you.
For many live, about whom I have often told you, and now, with tears, I tell you that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ.
2 Timothy 1:4
As I remember your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy.
1 Corinthians 4:9
For, I think, God has exhibited us apostles last of all, as men condemned to die, because we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to people.
2 Corinthians 4:7
But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that the extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us.
2 Corinthians 11:23
Are they servants of Christ? (I am talking like I am out of my mind!) I am even more so: with much greater labors, with far more imprisonments, with more severe beatings, facing death many times.
My brothers and sisters, consider it nothing but joy when you fall into all sorts of trials,
1 Peter 1:6
This brings you great joy, although you may have to suffer for a short time in various trials.
where he stayed for three months. Because the Jews had made a plot against him as he was intending to sail for Syria, he decided to return through Macedonia.
Now after some days had passed, the Jews plotted together to kill him,
But the Jews incited the God-fearing women of high social standing and the prominent men of the city, stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and threw them out of their region.
When both the Gentiles and the Jews (together with their rulers) made an attempt to mistreat them and stone them,
But the Jews became jealous, and gathering together some worthless men from the rabble in the marketplace, they formed a mob and set the city in an uproar. They attacked Jason's house, trying to find Paul and Silas to bring them out to the assembly.
2 Corinthians 11:26
I have been on journeys many times, in dangers from rivers, in dangers from robbers, in dangers from my own countrymen, in dangers from Gentiles, in dangers in the city, in dangers in the wilderness, in dangers at sea, in dangers from false brothers,
1 Corinthians 2:3
And I was with you in weakness and in fear and with much trembling.