Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.
then melted into tears, they fell upon his neck and kissed him,
for he long'd to see you all, and was greatly concern'd, that you should hear he was sick. and indeed he was sick almost unto death:
2 Timothy 1:4
when I call to mind your affliction, it makes me ardently desire the exceeding pleasure I shall have in seeing you:
things that little affect me, nor is life so much my concern, as to finish my course, and the charge I receiv'd from the Lord Jesus, to attest the declaration of the divine favour.
what shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or penury, or peril, or sword?
1 Corinthians 15:31
I am daily receiving new mortifications, witness your cruel boastings against me, which I bear for the sake of Christ Jesus our Lord;
2 Corinthians 4:10
always bearing about in my body the marks of sufferings like those of Jesus, so that Jesus might be plainly prov'd to be alive by the sufferings of my body.
2 Corinthians 11:23
so am I: are they ministers of Christ? is it my vanity? I am more so: in toilsome labours I surpass them, in stripes I am exceedingly beyond them, in prisons I have been oftner, and frequently in the very jaws of death.
agreeably to that expectation and persuasion I have, that I shall not labour in vain; but as I always have, so I shall still glorify Christ in my body, whether it be by life or by death: for if I live, I live to Christ;
and if my blood should serve as a libation to ratify your faith, I should rejoice and congratulate with you all thereupon;
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and am filling up the measure of those remaining afflictions, which in my turn I am to suffer in this life, in the cause of Christ, for the sake of his body, which is the church:
2 Timothy 2:4
he that enters into the service, disengages himself from civil affairs, that he may be acceptable to his officer.
2 Timothy 4:6
as for me, my blood will soon be pour'd out, and the time of my departure draws nigh:
2 Peter 1:14
knowing that I must soon leave this tabernacle, as our Lord Jesus Christ has signify'd to me.
because you have kept my precept about patience, I also will keep you in the time of persecution, which shall happen to all the world, to try the inhabitants of the earth.
they overcame him by the blood of the lamb, and by the word to which they gave testimony; for their lives they expos'd to the last.