Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us openly uncondemned, being Romans, and have cast us into prison; and now do they thrust us out privily? nay verily; but let them come themselves and fetch us out.
and when they had brought them unto the magistrates, they said, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city,
And when they had tied him up with the thongs, Paul said unto the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned?
Do ye indeed in silence speak righteousness? Do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?
God standeth in the congregation of God; He judgeth among the gods.
Shall the throne of wickedness have fellowship with thee, Which frameth mischief by statute?
The wicked flee when no man pursueth; But the righteous are bold as a lion.
He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the aspect of the fourth is like a son of the gods.
Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting; neither were instruments of music brought before him: and his sleep fled from him.
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.