Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
A bad messenger shall fall into evil: but a faithful ambassador is medicine.
Behold, their ambassadors shall cry without: the messengers of peace shall weep bitterly.
2 Corinthians 5:20
Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did exhort you by us; we beseech you in Christ's name, be ye reconciled to God.
For this cause I, Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation with which ye are called,
2 Samuel 10:2
Then David said, I will show mercy unto Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father showed mercy unto me. And David sent to comfort him by the hand of his slaves for his father. And David's slaves came into the land of the sons of Ammon.
And Paul said, I desire before God that by little or by much, not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were such as I am, except these bonds.
For this cause therefore I have called for you, to see you and to speak with you: because for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.
Even as it is right for me to think this of you all because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are joint partakers of my grace.
2 Timothy 1:16
The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus for he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chain;
2 Timothy 2:9
in which I suffer trouble, like unto an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.
I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds,
and for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth with confidence, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
Cry aloud, do not hold back; lift up thy voice like a shofar and preach to my people their rebellion and to the house of Jacob their sin.
But the LORD said unto me, Do not say, I am a child; for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.
And to sons that have hard faces and strong hearts do I send thee; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus hath the Lord GOD said.
What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light, and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye from the housetops.
Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We must persuade God rather than men.
preaching the kingdom of God and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all liberty, without hindrance.
that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.
according to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life or by death.
1 Thessalonians 2:2
but having suffered before and having been shamefully treated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to announce unto you the gospel of God with much diligence.
1 John 3:16
In this we have known the charity of God because he laid down his life for us; we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you and exhort you that ye should earnestly persevere in the faith which was given once unto the saints.