But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after you were illuminated, you endured a great fight of afflictions;…
It is worth something to be in a readiness for mercy, for afflictions, for death, or for judgment, as those who are meet for heaven. The speech of Basil was noble, when Modestus, the prefect, threatened confiscation, torment, and banishment. He answered, "He need not fear confiscation that hath nothing to lose; nor banishment, to whom heaven only is a country; nor torment, when his body would be crushed with one blow; nor death, which is the only way to set him at liberty.
Parallel VersesKJV: But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;
WEB: But remember the former days, in which, after you were enlightened, you endured a great struggle with sufferings;