We work hard with our own hands. When we are vilified, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it;
Cross ReferencesJohn 15:20
Remember the word that I spoke to you: 'No servant is greater than his master.' If they persecuted Me, they will persecute you as well; if they kept My word, they will keep yours as well.
and he stayed and worked with them because they were tentmakers by trade, just as he was.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
Bless those who persecute you. Bless and do not curse.
2 Corinthians 11:8
I robbed other churches by accepting their support in order to serve you.
He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing good with his own hands, that he may have something to share with the one in need.
1 Peter 3:9
Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
Chapter Outline1. In what account the apostles ought to be regarded.
7. We have nothing which we have not received.
9. The apostles spectacles to the world, angels, and men;
13. the filth and offscouring of the world;
15. yet our fathers in Christ;
16. whom we ought to follow.
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
1 Corinthians 9:6
1 Thessalonians 2:9
2 Thessalonians 3:8
1 Timothy 4:10
Romans 12:14, 20
1 Peter 2:23
1 Peter 3:9
1 Peter 3:14
1 Peter 4:12-14, 19
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