Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
fear them not therefore: for there is nothing hid that shall not be revealed; or secret that shall not be made known.
As for you, my friends, be not afraid of those, who can kill the body, and after that can effect nothing more.
save what the holy spirit in every city declares, "that bonds and afflictions wait for me."
but Paul replied, what do you mean by afflicting me thus with your tears? I am not only ready to meet my chains, but even to die at Jerusalem, for the name of the Lord Jesus.
what shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or penury, or peril, or sword?
2 Timothy 4:6
as for me, my blood will soon be pour'd out, and the time of my departure draws nigh:
women recovered their children, tho' dead, by their being raised to life again: some expired under torments, refusing to be delivered; that they might obtain a better deliverance at the resurrection.
1 Peter 3:14
However, if you suffer in the cause of virtue, it is your happiness: and instead of being over-awed by their threats, and struck with concern,
fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
since then we are entring into a kingdom which cannot be changed, let us maintain the divine favour, whereby we may serve God acceptably, with reverence and fear.