“We proved to be gentle among you, as a nursing mother tenderly cares for her own children.” 1 Thessalonians 2:7.
“God was performing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, so that handkerchiefs or aprons were even carried from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out.” Acts 19:11-12.
“They passed through the Phrygian and Galatian region, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the Word in Asia; when they had come to Mysia, they were trying to go into Bithynia, and the Spirit of Jesus did not permit them; passing by Mysia, they came down to Troas. ========== When I came to Troas for the Gospel of Christ and when a door was opened for me in the LORD, I had no rest for my spirit, not finding Titus my brother; but taking my leave of them, I went on to Macedonia.” Acts 16:6-8; 2 Corinthians 2:12-13.
“ Five times I received from the Jews thirty-nine lashes. Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, a night and a day I have spent in the deep. I have been on frequent journeys, in dangers from rivers, dangers from robbers, dangers from my countrymen, dangers from the Gentiles, dangers in the city, dangers in the wilderness, dangers on the sea, dangers among false brethren; I have been in labor and hardship, through many sleepless nights, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure;... there is the daily pressure on me of concern for all the churches.” 2 Corinthians 11:24-28.
14Just as many were astonished at you, My people, so His appearance was marred more than any man and His form more than the sons of men. 15Thus He will sprinkle many nations, kings will shut their mouths on account of Him; For what had not been told them they will see, And what they had not heard they will understand. Chapter 53 Who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?” Isaiah 52:14-53:1; Romans 10:16; 15:21.
“ I am the Lord, I have called You in righteousness, I will also hold You by the hand and watch over You, And I will appoint You as a covenant to the people, As a light to the nations, to open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the dungeon and those who dwell in darkness from the prison.” Isaiah 42:6-7.
“ Also the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord, to minister to Him, and to love the name of the Lord, to be His servants, every one who keeps from profaning the sabbath and holds fast My covenant; Even those I will bring to My holy mountain and make them joyful in My house of prayer, their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar; for My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples The Lord God, who gathers the dispersed of Israel, declares, yet others I will gather to them, to those already gathered.” Isaiah 56:-8.