Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:

Persecuted us


Bible References


Matthew 5:12
Be happy and very glad, for your reward in heaven will be great. For they persecuted the prophets [who lived] before you in the same way.
Matthew 21:35
But the tenant farmers took the farm owner's slaves and beat one, killed another and stoned another.
Matthew 23:31
[But by saying this] you are witnesses [against] yourselves, that you are the sons of those who murdered the prophets [i.e., indicating your approval of their actions].
Matthew 27:25
And all the people answered, "Let his blood be on our hands, and on our children's [as well]."
Luke 11:48
So, [by doing this] you are witnesses [against yourselves] that you approve of the deeds of your forefathers, for they killed the prophets and you build grave monuments to them.
Luke 13:33
Nevertheless, I must continue to travel today and tomorrow and the next day, for it is not possible for a prophet to be killed outside of Jerusalem.
Acts 2:23
Yet, He was handed over to you so that, by lawless men [i.e., the Romans], He was put to death by crucifixion. Now this was all done in harmony with God's full pre-knowledge and [divine] purpose.
Acts 3:15
[Then, at the hands of the Roman authorities] you killed the Prince of [never ending] life, but God raised Him from the dead, and we [apostles] were [reliable] witnesses of it.
Acts 4:10
we want you men and all the people of Israel to know that this man was made completely well through the name of Jesus Christ from Nazareth. [He is the One] whom you people put to death on the cross, but God raised from the dead.
Acts 5:30
The God of our forefathers raised up Jesus [from the dead], whom you put to death by hanging Him on a tree [i.e., the cross].
Acts 7:52
Which one of the prophets did your forefathers not persecute? They [even] killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One [i.e., Jesus], whom you people betrayed and murdered.

Persecuted us

Acts 22:18
And I saw [and heard] the Lord saying to me, 'Hurry up, get out of Jerusalem quickly, because the people [here] will reject your testimony about me.'


Acts 12:3
When he realized that this act pleased the Jews, he proceeded to have Peter arrested also. [This happened] during the Festival of Unleavened Bread [See Exodus 12:15ff].
1 Corinthians 10:5
However, God was not pleased with the vast majority of them, for their bodies were scattered over the desert [See Num. 14:29ff].


Luke 11:52
"It is too bad for you teachers of the law of Moses! For you took away the key of knowledge [i.e., preventing people from understanding God's plan]. You did not enter [the kingdom of heaven. See Matt. 23:13] yourselves and [you even] prevented those who [wanted] to enter [to get in]."

General references

Matthew 21:35
But the tenant farmers took the farm owner's slaves and beat one, killed another and stoned another.
Luke 3:20
to top it off, Herod put John in prison.
Luke 19:27
But bring those enemies of mine here [i.e., the citizens. See verse 14], who did not want me to rule over them, and kill them in front of me.'"
John 16:9
[The world will be proven guilty] of sin for not believing in me.
Acts 14:2
But the Jews who did not obey [the Gospel message] incited the spirits of the [unconverted] Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers.