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
we then are ambassadors for Christ, and 'tis God who makes you the offers by us: we pray you in the name of Christ, to make your peace with God.
This it is that makes me Paul a prisoner for Jesus Christ upon your account, O Gentiles;
I therefore the prisoner for the Lord, beseech you to live suitably to the offers that have been made to you:
I pray God, said Paul, that not only you, but all that now hear me, were both almost and altogether such as I am, the circumstance of my bonds excepted.
for this reason I desir'd to see and talk with you; it being for the expectation of Israel that I am subject to this chain."
I should have this opinion of you, being sensible you make the dispensation I am under a common concern, with respect to my confinement, and the defence and confirmation of the gospel.
2 Timothy 1:16
the Lord be favourable to the family of Onesiphorus; for he often reliev'd me, and was not asham'd of my chains:
2 Timothy 2:9
for which I suffer even the chains of a malefactor: but the word of God is not so confin'd.
and intercede with you for my son Onesimus, whom I made a convert whilst I was in chains.
in particular for me, that I may have leave to speak without any restraint, and make known the mystery of the gospel,
what I tell you in private, declare it in publick: and what is whisper'd in the ear, proclaim from the battlements of the house.
then Peter and the other apostles made answer, we ought to obey God rather than men.
preaching the kingdom of God, and instructing them in all things relating to the Lord Jesus Christ, with the utmost freedom, without being molested.
that I may publish it in the manner, it should necessarily be done.
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;
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.
1 John 3:16
this is the proof of the divine love, Christ expos'd his life for us: and we ought to expose our lives for the brethren.
My beloved, as I was strongly bent upon writing to you of our common salvation, I thought it necessary to write to you at present, and exhort you to contend earnestly for the faith, which was once delivered to the saints.