Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.
"O stiff-necked men, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you also are continually at strife with the Holy Spirit--just as your forefathers were.
Seeing the crowds, the Jews, filled with angry jealousy, opposed Paul's statements and abused him.
But upon their opposing him with abusive language, he shook his clothes by way of protest, and said to them, "Your ruin will be upon your own heads. I am not responsible: in future I will go among the Gentiles."
"He has blinded their eyes and made their minds callous, lest they should see with their eyes and perceive with their minds, and should turn, and I should heal them."
This is a proof that wherever He chooses He shows mercy, and wherever he chooses He hardens the heart.
How then does the matter stand? It stands thus. That which Israel are in earnest pursuit of, they have not obtained; but God's chosen servants have obtained it, and the rest have become hardened.
Now just at that time there arose no small commotion about the new faith.
went to the High Priest and begged from him letters addressed to the synagogues in Damascus, in order that if he found any believers there, either men or women, he might bring them in chains to Jerusalem.
I persecuted to death this new faith, continually binding both men and women and throwing them into prison;
unless it was in that one expression which I made use of when I shouted out as I stood among them, "'The resurrection of the dead is the thing about which I am on my trial before you to-day.'"
But we should be glad to hear from you what it is that you believe; for as for this sect all we know is that it is everywhere spoken against."
2 Timothy 1:15
Of this you are aware, that all the Christians in Roman Asia have deserted me: and among them Phygelus and Hermogenes.
2 Peter 2:2
And in their immoral ways they will have many eager disciples, through whom religion will be brought into disrepute.
Yet these men are abusive in matters of which they know nothing, and in things which, like the brutes, they understand instinctively--in all these they corrupt themselves.
At length the people of the city split into parties, some siding with the Jews and some with the Apostles.
Some of the people were won over, and attached themselves to Paul and Silas, including many God-fearing Greeks and not a few gentlewomen of high rank.
So he left the place and went to the house of a person called Titius Justus, a worshipper of the true God. His house was next door to the synagogue.
Leave them alone. They are blind guides of the blind; and if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into some pit."
A wicked and faithless generation are eager for a sign; but none shall be given to them except the sign of Jonah." and He left them and went away.
Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? No, I tell you that I came to bring dissension.
1 Timothy 6:5
and persistent wranglings on the part of people whose intellects are disordered and they themselves blinded to all knowledge of the truth; who imagine that godliness means gain.
2 Timothy 3:5
and will keep up a make-believe of piety and yet live in defiance of its power. Turn away from people of this sort.
Therefore be on the alert; and remember that, night and day, for three years, I never ceased admonishing every one, even with tears.
Then said Jesus to the crowds, "Have you come out as if to fight with a robber, with swords and bludgeons to apprehend me? Day after day I have been sitting teaching in the Temple, and you did not arrest me.
2 Timothy 4:2
proclaim God's message, be zealous in season and out of season; convince, rebuke, encourage, with the utmost patience as a teacher.
Some were convinced; others refused to believe.