2 Corinthians 11:27

In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
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AD 400
Some of Paul’s sleepless nights were voluntary, but others were forced on him. When he was in dire straits, he had to stay awake and seek God’s help. Furthermore he taught not only in the daytime but at night as well. He was cold and exposed when he was shipwrecked on the island of Malta, where the local people came to his rescue. Commentary on Paul’s Epistles.

Basil the Great

AD 379
Such exertion is beneficial not only for bringing the body into subjection but also for showing charity to our neighbor, so that through us God might grant sufficiency to the weak among us.

John Chrysostom

AD 407
2. In labor and travail. Perils succeed to labors, labors to perils, one upon other and unintermitted, and allowed him not to take breath even for a little. In journeyings often, in hunger and thirst and nakedness, besides those things that are without. What is left out is more than what is enumerated. Yea rather, one cannot count the number of those even which are enumerated; for he has not set them down specifically, but has mentioned those the number of which was small and easily comprehended, saying, thrice and thrice, 2 Corinthians 11:25 and [again] once; but of the others he does not mention the number because he had endured them often. And he recounts not their results as that he had converted so many and so many, but only what he suffered on behalf of the Preaching; at once out of modesty, and as showing that even should nothing have been gained but labor, even so his title to wages has been fulfilled. That which presses upon me daily. The tumults, the disturbances,...

Tertullian of Carthage

AD 220
I think, moreover, that the apostle too, in the Second of Corinthians, among his labours, and perils, and hardships, after "hunger and thirst "enumerates "fasts "also "very many"

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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