Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
and stood behind at his feet weeping, bath'd them with her tears, wiped them with her hair, kissed his feet, and poured the perfume upon them.
As Peter was still pondering upon the vision, the spirit said to him, there are people below, who enquire for you.
2 Corinthians 2:4
for out of much affliction and anguish of heart, I wrote to you with many tears; not to make you uneasy, but to make you sensible of the overflowing tenderness which I have for you.
2 Timothy 1:4
when I call to mind your affliction, it makes me ardently desire the exceeding pleasure I shall have in seeing you:
this was Jesus, who while he was in a mortal body, having offered up prayers and supplications, with strong cries, and with tears, to him that was able to save him from that death, was heard so as to be delivered from his fear;
for you know that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: not being able to make Isaac to retract, though he importun'd him with tears.
The Apostles having said to the Lord, increase our faith, he answer'd them,
for by grace are ye saved, thro' faith (and that not from us:
for it is a favour bestowed upon you, that you not only believe on Christ, but suffer also for his sake,
2 Thessalonians 1:3
We are oblig'd, my brethren, to render thanks to God continually upon your account, as it is but just; since your faith still improves, and your mutual love is always increasing.
having Jesus in our view, the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down on the right hand of the throne of God.