About that time King Herod laid hands on some from the church to harm them.
Beware of people, because they will hand you over to councils and flog you in their synagogues.
"Then they will hand you over to be persecuted and will kill you. You will be hated by all the nations because of my name.
Day after day when I was with you in the temple courts, you did not arrest me. But this is your hour, and that of the power of darkness!"
Remember what I told you, 'A slave is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they obeyed my word, they will obey yours too.
They will put you out of the synagogue, yet a time is coming when the one who kills you will think he is offering service to God.
while you extend your hand to heal, and to bring about miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus."
Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee, and Samaria experienced peace and thus was strengthened. Living in the fear of the Lord and in the encouragement of the Holy Spirit, the church increased in numbers.