Partly whilst ye were made a gazing stock
Brought upon the stage or theatre, and made a spectacle to the world, angels, and men, ( 1 Corinthians 4:9 )
both by reproaches and afflictions;
suffering both in their characters and reputations, and in their persons and substance:
and partly whilst ye became companions of them that were so used;
they maintained their communion with them, relieved them in distress, and sympathized with them.