Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
2 Corinthians 5:20
It is for Christ, therefore, that I am an envoy, seeing that God makes his appeal through me. On Christ's behalf I beg you to be reconciled to God.
This is why I, Paul, whom Jesus the Christ has made a prisoner for the sake of you heathen??2 if at least you have heard how I dealt with the mercy of God that was given me for you,
So I, the prisoner for the Lord's sake, appeal to you to live lives worthy of the summons you have received;
"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!"
That is why I asked to see you and speak with you, for it is on account of Israel's hope that I have to wear this chain."
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.
2 Timothy 1:16
May the Lord show mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often cheered me and was not ashamed of my being in prison.
2 Timothy 2:9
for the sake of which I even suffer imprisonment as a criminal. But God's message is not imprisoned!
I appeal to you for my child Onesimus, whose father I have become here in prison.
and for me, that when I open my lips I may be given a message, so that I may boldly make known the secret of the good news,
What I tell you in the dark you must say in the light, and what you hear whispered in your ear, you must proclaim from the housetops.
Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than men.
preaching the Kingdom of God to them and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ openly and unhindered.
until I can make clear to the authorities why I cannot help telling it.
for I eagerly and confidently hope that I shall never disgrace myself but that this time as always hitherto, living or dying, I shall do Christ credit by my unfailing courage.
1 Thessalonians 2:2
We had just been through ill-treatment and insults at Philippi, as you remember, but, in the face of great opposition, we took courage by the help of our God, and told you God's good news.
1 John 3:16
We know what love means from the fact that he laid down his life for us; so we also ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.
Dear friends, I was just on the point of writing to you about our common salvation, when it became necessary for me to write and appeal to you to come to the defense of the faith that has once for all been intrusted to God's people.