Now about that time Herod the king laid hands on some who belonged to the church in order to mistreat them.
But beware of men, for they will hand you over to the courts and scourge you in their synagogues;
“Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.
While I was with you daily in the temple, you did not lay hands on Me; but this hour and the power of darkness are yours.”
Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also.
They will make you outcasts from the synagogue, but an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God.
while You extend Your hand to heal, and signs and wonders take place through the name of Your holy servant Jesus.”
So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria enjoyed peace, being built up; and going on in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it continued to increase.