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 perplexed, but not in despair;
And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with you, than with them. And they pressed hard upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.
You have thrust hard at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me.
And when the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall: and he struck 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 the next day, and squeezed the fleece together, and wrung the dew out of the fleece, 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 says the Lord GOD; Because they have made you desolate, and swallowed you up on every side, that you might be a possession unto the rest of the nations, and you are taken up by the lips of talkers, and are slandered by 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; so much that they pressed upon him to touch him, as many as had diseases.
And Jesus went with him; and many people followed him, and thronged him.
For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay dying. But as he went the people thronged him.
And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Teacher, the multitude throng you and press you, and you say, Who touched me?
And his disciples said unto him, You see the multitude thronging you, and you say, 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 lap. For with the same measure that you measure it shall be measured to you again.