Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
So, my dearly loved brothers, those whom I long to see, [who are] my [reason for] being glad and [who are] my crown of victory; stand firm in [your devotion to] the Lord, my dear ones.
Tychicus will tell you all about my affairs. [Note: This man probably delivered this letter as well as the one to the Ephesians. See Eph. 6:21]. He is our dearly loved brother and faithful minister and fellow-slave in [the service of] the Lord.
So, after Peter and John were released, they went [back to the other disciples] and reported everything the leading priests and elders [of the Jews] had said to them.
2 Corinthians 1:3
May the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Father of compassionate feelings and the God of all comfort, be praised.
So, I am asking you people not to become discouraged over my sufferings on your behalf, for they are for your benefit [eventually].
And [also pray] for me to be given boldness of speech in opening my mouth to make known the secret plan of the Gospel,
[Pray] that I will make it [clearly] known, as I ought to.
1 Thessalonians 2:2
But [even though] we had already suffered and been mistreated at Philippi [See Acts 16:19-24], as you people know, we had the boldness, [with help] from God, to tell you His message in spite of much struggle [i.e., opposition].
that we would be delivered from the [destructive] hand of our enemies and [then] serve Him without fear
But I am warning you about whom you should fear. Fear the One [i.e., God] who, after He has killed [i.e., the body], has power to throw [you] into hell [See note on Matt. 5:29]. Yes, I tell you, fear Him.