Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

As also the high priest doth bear me witness, and all the estate of the elders: from whom also I received letters unto the brethren, and went to Damascus, to bring them which were there bound unto Jerusalem, for to be punished.

The brethren

Bible References

Also

Acts 9:1
With every breath [it seemed], Saul [expressed his desire to] threaten and murder the Lord's disciples and [even] went to the head priest
Acts 26:10
So, I was doing this in Jerusalem, having received [my] authority from the leading priests. I both imprisoned many of the saints [i.e., God's holy people] and [even] voiced my approval when they were put to death [See 8:1].

And all

Acts 4:5
And the next day the [Jewish] rulers, elders and teachers of the law of Moses gathered together in Jerusalem.
Acts 5:21
And when the apostles heard this, they entered the Temple about dawn and began teaching [about Jesus]. [A little later] the head priest and the Sadducees [see verse 17] called the Council [i.e., the Sanhedrin] and all of the ruling body of Jewish leaders together and sent to the jail to have the apostles brought in to them [for further questioning].
Luke 22:66
And when it became daylight, the body of [Jewish] elders of the people, [consisting of] both leading priests and experts in the law of Moses, was gathered together. Then they led Jesus away to their Council [called the "Sanhedrin"], and asked Him,

The brethren

Acts 22:1
"Brothers and fathers, listen to the defense I want to make to you."
Romans 9:3
For I could wish that I, personally, were cut off from Christ [and lost] for the sake of my brothers, who are my physical relatives,