It was about that time that king Herod laid hands of violence on some members of the church.
Beware of men, they will hand you over to sanhedrins and scourge you in their synagogues,
Then men will hand you over to suffer affliction, and they will kill you; you will be hated by all the Gentiles on account of my name.
Day after day I was beside you in the temple, and you never stretched a hand against me. But this is your hour, and the dark Power has its way."
Remember what I told you, 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you; if they hold to my word, they will hold to yours.
They will excommunicate you; indeed the time is coming when anyone who kills you will imagine he is performing a service to God.
when thy hand is stretched out to heal and to perform miracles and wonders by the name of thy holy Servant Jesus."
Now, all over Judaea, Galilee, and Samaria, the church enjoyed peace; it was consolidated, inspired by reverence for the Lord and by its invocation of the holy Spirit, and so increased in numbers.