having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear of in me.
But her masters, seeing that the hope of their gain was gone, laying hold on Paul and Silas, dragged them into the market-place before the rulers;
but, having suffered before, and having been shamefully treated, as ye know, in Philippi, we grew bold in our God to speak to you the Gospel of God in much conflict.
I have contended in the noble contest, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith;
These things have I spoken to you, that in Me ye may have peace. In the world ye have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or perils or sword?
For, I think, God did set forth us the apostles last, as doomed to death; because we became a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men.
Why, too, are we in peril every hour?
Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the Devil;
to which end I am toiling also, striving according to His working, which is working in me with power.
For ye, brethren, became imitators of the assemblies of God, that are in Judaea in Christ Jesus; because ye suffered the same things from your own countrymen, as they also did from the Jews;
and sent Timothy, our brother and minister of God in the Gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to exhort you concerning your faith;
Fight the good fight of the faith, lay hold on the eternal life, to which you were called, and confessed a good confession before many witnesses.
Therefore, I suffer all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.
But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were enlightened, ye endured a great conflict of sufferings;
Fear not the things which you are about to suffer. Behold, the Devil is about to cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.