Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.
Listen to me, you who know what is right, you people who are aware of my law! Don't be afraid of the insults of men; don't be discouraged because of their abuse!
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Instead, fear the one who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
"I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more they can do.
But before all this, they will seize you and persecute you, handing you over to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and governors because of my name.
But Peter and John replied, "Whether it is right before God to obey you rather than God, you decide,
and they summoned the apostles and had them beaten. Then they ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus and released them.
1 Thessalonians 2:2
But although we suffered earlier and were mistreated in Philippi, as you know, we had the courage in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in spite of much opposition.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God did not give us a Spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control.
So we can say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper, and I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?"
Do not be afraid of the things you are about to suffer. The devil is about to have some of you thrown into prison so you may be tested, and you will experience suffering for ten days. Remain faithful even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown that is life itself.
2 Thessalonians 1:5
This is evidence of God's righteous judgment, to make you worthy of the kingdom of God, for which in fact you are suffering.
1 Peter 4:12
Dear friends, do not be astonished that a trial by fire is occurring among you, as though something strange were happening to you.
I wait for your deliverance, O Lord.
Whoever presents a thank-offering honors me. To whoever obeys my commands, I will reveal my power to deliver."
The Lord deserves praise! Day after day he carries our burden, the God who delivers us. (Selah)
Look, God is my deliverer! I will trust in him and not fear. For the Lord gives me strength and protects me; he has become my deliverer."
and all humanity will see the salvation of God.'"
"Therefore be advised that this salvation from God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will listen!"