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, however; there is nothing veiled which will not be uncovered, nor secret which will not become known.
"But to you who are my friends I say, "'Be not afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do nothing further.
except that the Holy Spirit, at town after town, testifies to me that imprisonment and suffering are awaiting me.
His reply was, "What can you mean by thus breaking my heart with your grief? Why, as for me, I am ready not only to go to Jerusalem and be put in chains, but even to die there for the sake of the Lord Jesus."
Who shall separate us from Christ's love? Shall affliction or distress, persecution or hunger, nakedness or danger or the sword?
2 Timothy 4:6
I for my part am like a drink-offering which is already being poured out; and the time for my departure is now close at hand.
Women received back their dear ones alive from the dead; and others were put to death with torture, refusing the deliverance offered to them--that they might secure a better resurrection.
1 Peter 3:14
But even if you suffer for righteousness' sake, you are to be envied. So do not be alarmed by their threats, nor troubled;
Dismiss your fears concerning all that you are about to suffer. I tell you that the Devil is about to throw some of you into prison that you may be put to the test, and for ten days you will have to endure persecution. Be faithful to the End, even if you have to die, and then I will give you the victor's Wreath of Life.
Therefore, receiving, as we now do, a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us cherish thankfulness so that we may ever offer to God an acceptable service, with godly reverence and awe.