Martyr   martyr a witness unto death


I Corinthians 13:2-3 “Though I have the gift (charisma)…and I give (paradidomi to surrender, yield up, entrust, transmit, bring     forth, commit, give over; to give, bestow, deliver, grant, offer,     yield) my body (soma the body) to be burned (kaio to set on fire, kindle, consume, burn), and have not love (agape affection,        benevolence, God kind of love demonstrated by the cross), it        profiteth (op hed eo to be useful, to benefit, advantage, better,         profit) me nothing (oudeis not even one thing, nothing, aught,           naught).”


 Acts 12:1-2 “Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church.  And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.”

John the Baptist 

Matthew 14:10-12 “Herod sent and beheaded John in the prison.  And his head was brought in a charger, and give to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.  And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.”


Acts 7:54-60 “When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on Stephen with their teeth.  But he,     being full of the Holy Spirit, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, and said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.  Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord.  And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul.  And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.  And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge.  And when he had said this, he fell asleep.”

Acts 22:19-20 “And Paul said, Lord, they know that I imprisoned and beat in very synagogue them that believed on thee: And when the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting unto his death, and kept the raiment of them that slew him.”

Revelation 2:13 “Jesus: And to the angel of the church of Pergamos write: These things saith he which hath the sharp        sword with two edges; I know thy works, and where thou          dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: and thou holdest fast my      name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where     Satan dwelleth.”

Revelation 16:6 “For they have shed the blood of saints and       prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are     worthy.

Revelation 17:6 “And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.”

Revelation 18:24 “And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.”

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