And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.
John Noyes, kissing the stake, said, "Blessed be the time that ever I was born for this day." To his fellow martyrs he said, "We shall not lose our lives in this fire, but change them for a better, and for coals have pearls." Hugh Laverocke, comforting John-a-Price, his fellow martyr, said unto him, "Be of good comfort, my brother, for my Lord of London is our good physician. He will cure thee of all thy blindness, and me of my lameness this day." Joyce Lewis — "When I behold the uglisome face of death, I am afraid; but when I consider Christ's amiable countenance, I take heart again." John Huss said to a countryman who threw a faggot at his head, "Oh, holy simplicity, God send thee better light! You roast the goose now, but a swan shall come after me, and he shall escape your fire." Huss, a goose in the Bohemian language; and Luther, a swan. Castilia Rupea — "Though you throw my body down off this steep hill, yet will my soul mount upwards again. Your blasphemies more offend my mind than your torments do my body." Doctor Taylor, as he was going to martyrdom: "I shall this day deceive the worms in Hadley churchyard," and fetching a leap or two when he came within two miles of Hadley, "Now," saith he, "lack I but two stiles, and I am even at my Father's house."
Parallel VersesKJV: And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.