Paul said that he had suffered more than any of them. He had been beaten and put in imprison, almost dying. He had received forty lashes less one from the Jews. He had been beaten with rods and stones. He had been shipwrecked at sea. He ran into various dangers from his own people and gentiles, both in the city and in the wilderness. He had suffered personal hardships with sleepless nights, hunger, thirst, and cold. Finally, he had the daily pressure of anxiety about all the Christian churches.