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 are therefore ambassadors for Christ, and as God exhorteth you by us, we intreat you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
For this cause I Paul am the prisoner of Jesus Christ for the sake of you Gentiles:
I therefore, a prisoner for the sake of the Lord, exhort you to walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all humility and meekness;
And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.
For this reason therefore I desired to see and to speak to you: because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.
As it is just for me to think this of you all, because ye have me in your heart, both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, being all of you partakers of the same grace with me.
2 Timothy 1:16
The Lord shew mercy to the family of Onesiphorus; for he often refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain: but when he was at Rome,
2 Timothy 2:9
for whose sake I suffer trouble even unto bonds, as if I were a malefactor; but the word of God is not bound.
I intreat thee then for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds,
and for me particularly, that utterance may be given me, that I may open my mouth with freedom, to make known the mystery of the gospel:
What I say to you in private, declare ye in public: and what ye hear as in the ear, preach ye as from the house-tops.
But Peter, and the other apostles, answered, and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching the things concerning the Lord Jesus Christ, with all freedom, none forbidding him.
Behave yourselves wisely towards them that are without,
According to my earnest expectation and hope, that I shall be put to shame in nothing; but that with all freedom of speech, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death.
1 Thessalonians 2:2
But though we had suffered before and been injuriously treated, as ye know, at Philippi, we spake boldly in the name of our God to declare unto you the gospel of God with much conflict.
1 John 3:16
In this we know his love, that He laid down his life for us: and we should be ready to lay down our lives for the brethren.
Beloved, having an earnest desire to write to you concerning the common salvation, I was under a necessity of writing to exhort you that ye would strive earnestly for the faith which was once delivered to the saints.