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For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,
2 Corinthians 10:1
I appeal to you personally, by the gentleness and forbearance of Christ??he Paul who is so humble when face to face with you, but so bold in dealing with you when he is far away!
Why, I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ can do nothing for you.
So I, the prisoner for the Lord's sake, appeal to you to live lives worthy of the summons you have received;
for the sake of which I am an envoy, and in prison. Pray that, when I tell it, I may have the courage to speak as I ought.
But before all this, men will arrest you and persecute you, and hand you over to synagogues and prisons and have you brought before kings and governors on my account.
Then the colonel came up and seized him, and ordered him to be bound with two chains, and then inquired who he was and what he had been doing.
"In a hurry or not," said Paul, "I would to God that not only you, but all who hear me today, might be what I am??xcept for these chains!"
Three days later, he invited the leading Jews to come to see him, and when they came he said to them, "Brothers, I have done nothing against our people, or the customs of our forefathers, yet I was turned over to the Romans as a prisoner at Jerusalem.
2 Corinthians 11:23
If they are Christian workers?? am talking like a madman!?? am a better one! with far greater labors, far more imprisonments, vastly worse beatings, and in frequent danger of death.
And I have a right to feel in this way about you all, because both when I am in prison and when I am defending and vindicating our right to preach the good news, I have you in my heart as all sharing that privilege with me.
At present I am glad to be suffering in your interest, and I am making up in my own person what is lacking in Christ's sufferings for the church, which is his body.
Pray for me too, that God may give me an opening for the message, and let me tell the secret of Christ on account of which I am kept in prison
2 Timothy 1:8
So you must not be ashamed to testify to our Lord, nor be ashamed of me who am in prison for his sake, but join with me in suffering for the good news, through the power of God.
2 Timothy 2:9
for the sake of which I even suffer imprisonment as a criminal. But God's message is not imprisoned!
Paul, a prisoner for Jesus Christ, and brother Timothy, to our dear fellow-worker Philemon,
Do not be afraid of what you are going to suffer. See! The devil is going to put some of you into prison to be tested there, and for ten days to endure persecution. Prove faithful even unto death and I will give you the crown of life.
Thus it is generally known throughout the Imperial Guard and elsewhere that it is for the sake of Christ that I am in prison,