23 except that in every town the Holy Spirit warns me that chains and afflictions are waiting for me.(A)

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We sought out the disciples and stayed there seven days. Through the Spirit they told Paul not to go to Jerusalem.(A)

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11 He came to us, took Paul’s belt, tied his own feet and hands, and said, “This is what the Holy Spirit says: ‘In this way the Jews in Jerusalem will bind the man who owns this belt and deliver him over to the Gentiles.’”(A)

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Instead, as God’s ministers, we commend ourselves in everything: by great endurance, by afflictions, by hardships, by difficulties, by beatings, by imprisonments,(A) by riots, by labors, by sleepless nights, by times of hunger,

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23 Are they servants of Christ? I’m talking like a madman—I’m a better one: with far more labors, many more imprisonments, far worse beatings, many times near death.

24 Five times I received the forty lashes minus one from the Jews.(A) 25 Three times I was beaten with rods.(B) Once I received a stoning.(C) Three times I was shipwrecked.(D) I have spent a night and a day in the open sea. 26 On frequent journeys, I faced dangers from rivers, dangers from robbers,(E) dangers from my own people,(F) dangers from Gentiles, dangers in the city, dangers in the wilderness, dangers at sea, and dangers among false brothers; 27 toil and hardship, many sleepless nights, hunger and thirst, often without food, cold, and without clothing.(G)

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so that no one will be shaken by these afflictions. For you yourselves know that we are appointed to this.

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