Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,
but to prevent its spreading any further among the people, let us charge them with threats not to speak for the future to any man in that name.
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were illiterate, and of the lower rank of men, they were surpriz'd; but tho' they knew that they had been Jesus's disciples,
thereupon Barnabas took him with him to the apostles, and related to them how the Lord had appear'd to him on his journey, and had spoken to him, and how publickly Saul had preach'd at Damascus in the name of Jesus.
but Paul and Barnabas told them boldly, you indeed were the first, to whom the word of God was to be preach'd: but since you reject it, and judge your own selves unworthy of eternal life, be assur'd, we shall make the same offer to the Gentiles:
however the apostles stay'd there a considerable time, being inspir'd with great resolution by the Lord, who gave his attestation to the evangelical doctrine, by the prodigys and miracles, which he did by their hands.
At length Paul went to the synagogue, where he spoke with great freedom, and for three months he conferr'd with them to persuade them of the truth of the evangelical kingdom.
I therefore declare to you at this present time, that I am not responsible for the ruin of any:
the king is inform'd of these things, to whom I address myself with the greater confidence, being persuaded he is fully apprized of these matters, that were far from being transacted in private.
preaching the kingdom of God, and instructing them in all things relating to the Lord Jesus Christ, with the utmost freedom, without being molested.
Pour out your souls unto God upon all occasions, watching in prayer with all perseverance and supplication for all christians:
even many of our brethren, encourag'd by my bonds, preach the word with greater freedom and intrepidity.
1 Thessalonians 2:2
on the contrary, notwithstanding the outrages, you know we suffer'd at Philippi, we had still the resolution, by the divine assistance, to preach the gospel of God to you without reserve against all opposition.
2 Timothy 1:7
for the spirit, which God has given us, is not a spirit of timidity, but of fortitude, of benevolence, and of moderation.
2 Timothy 4:17
however the Lord assisted and strengthen'd me, that the gospel might be confirm'd by my remonstrance, and all the nations might hear it; so that I was deliver'd out of the mouth of the lion:
2 Corinthians 13:8
for I can employ no power against the truth, but for the truth.