At this Paul replied, "What do you mean by crying and breaking my heart? I'm ready not only to be tied up in Jerusalem but even to die for the name of the Lord Jesus!"
But I don't place any value on my life, if only I can finish my race and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus of testifying to the gospel of God's grace.
since I'm going to show him how much he must suffer for my name's sake."
I rejoice because I eagerly expect and hope that I will have nothing to be ashamed of, because through my boldness the Messiah will be exalted through me, now as always, whether I live or die.
Yet even if I am being poured out like an offering as part of the sacrifice and service I offer for your faith, I rejoice, and I share my joy with all of you.
They left the Council, rejoicing to have been considered worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the Name.
All of them cried and cried as they put their arms around Paul and kissed him affectionately.
Who will separate us from the Messiah's love? Can trouble, distress, persecution, hunger, nakedness, danger, or a violent death do this?
I face death every day! That is as certain, brothers, as it is that I am proud of you in the Messiah, Jesus our Lord.
We are always carrying around the death of Jesus in our bodies, so that the life of Jesus may be clearly shown in our bodies.
For he has been longing for all of you and is troubled because you heard that he was sick.
Now I am rejoicing while suffering for you as I complete in my flesh whatever remains of the Messiah's sufferings on behalf of his body, which is the church.
No one serving in the military gets mixed up in civilian matters, for his aim is to please his commanding officer.
because I know that the removal of my bodily tent will come soon, as indeed our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, has shown me.
Because you have obeyed my command to endure, I will keep you from the hour of testing that is coming to the whole world to test those living on the earth.
Our brothers conquered him by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they did not cling to their lives even in the face of death.
Are they the Messiah's servants? I am insane to talk like this, but I am a far better one! I have been involved in far greater efforts, far more imprisonments, countless beatings, and have faced death more than once.
Samuel said, "Then what is this bleating of sheep in my ears and the lowing of cattle that I hear?"
How dare you crush my people as you grind down the face of the poor?" declares the Lord GOD of the Heavenly Armies.
"Why do you cite this proverb when you talk about Israel's land: "The fathers eat sour grapes but it's their children's teeth that have become numb.'
So the captain approached him, and told him, "What are you doing asleep? Get up! Call on your gods! Maybe your god will think about us so we won't die!"
Elkanah her husband told her, "Hannah, why are you crying and why don't you eat? Why are you upset? Am I not better to you than ten sons?"