I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
2 Corinthians 4:8
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are unsure of our lives, but not in despair;
And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This fellow came in to sojourn and is he to lift himself up as judge? Now will we deal worse with thee than with them. And they did great violence to the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.
Thou hast thrust at me with violence that I might fall, but the LORD helped me.
And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she thrust herself unto the wall and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall; and he smote her again.
and Pharaoh's cup was in my hand, and I took the grapes and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand.
And it was so, for he rose up early in the morning, and wringing the fleece, he took the dew out of it, a bowl full of water.
Surely the churning of milk brings forth butter and the wringing of the nose brings forth blood; so the forcing of wrath brings forth strife.
therefore prophesy and say, Thus hath the Lord GOD said: Because they have made you desolate and swallowed you up on every side that ye might be a possession unto the residue of the Gentiles, and ye are taken up in the lips of talkers and are an infamy of the people;
And he spoke to his disciples that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.
For he had healed many, insomuch that as many as had plagues pressed upon him to touch him.
And Jesus went with him; and a great multitude followed him and thronged him.
for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay dying. But as he went, the people thronged him.
Then Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and those that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee and sayest thou, Who touched me?
And it came to pass that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret
give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down and shaken together and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye measure out it shall be measured to you again.