Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
being built upon the foundation laid by the apostles and prophets, whereof Jesus Christ himself is the main stone of the angle:
which preceeding was not discover'd to men, as now it is to his holy apostles and prophets by the spirit; to wit,
It is he then that made some, apostles: some, prophets: some, evangelists: and others, pastors, and teachers:
2 Peter 3:2
by admonishing you to be mindful of the predictions of the holy prophets, and of the directions of the apostles of our Lord and Saviour.
As for you, my beloved, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ have formerly told you.
and they cried with a loud voice, saying, "how long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou defer doing justice, and avenging our blood on those that dwell on the earth?"
for just and right are his judgments; for he hath condemned the grand prostitute, who corrupted the earth with her licentiousness, and hath avenged the blood of his servants that were shed by her hand."
agreeably to this, in the Wisdom of God 'tis said, "I will send them prophets and apostles: some they will kill, and others they will persecute:
and will not God avenge his own elect, who cry to him night and day? will he delay their cause?
2 Thessalonians 1:6
since it is agreeable to his justice to afflict those in their turn, who afflict you: