Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And he found a Jew named
Aquila, a native of Pontus, having recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. He came to them,
But when they recognized that he was a Jew, a single outcry arose from them all as they shouted for about two hours, “Great is
Artemis of the Ephesians!”
let it be known to the king that the Jews who came up from you have come to us at Jerusalem; they are rebuilding
the rebellious and evil city and are finishing the walls and repairing the foundations.
Then Haman said to King Ahasuerus, “There is a certain people scattered and dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom;
their laws are different from those of all other people and they do not observe the king’s laws, so it is not in the king’s interest to let them remain.
When they did not find them, they began
dragging Jason and some brethren before the city authorities, shouting, “These men who have upset the world have come here also;
But we desire to hear from you what
your views are; for concerning this sect, it is known to us that it is spoken against everywhere.”
1 Kings 18:17
When Ahab saw Elijah,
Ahab said to him, “Is this you, you troubler of Israel?”
When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
“ If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.
And do not
be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.