Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes:
Then they brought forward false witnesses, who said, "This man is constantly saying things against this holy place and against the Law,
and brought them before the chief magistrates. "These men," they said, "are Jews, and they are making a great disturbance in our town.
As they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the town magistrates, shouting, "The men who have made trouble all over the world have come here too,
shouting, "Men of Israel, help! This is the man who teaches everybody everywhere against our people and the Law and this place, and besides he has actually brought Greeks into the Temple and desecrated this sacred place."
They had listened to him until he said that, but then they shouted, "Kill him and get him out of the world! A creature like that ought not to be allowed to live!"
But we want to hear you state your views, for as far as this sect is concerned, we understand that everywhere it is denounced."
"Blessed are you when people abuse you, and persecute you, and falsely say everything bad of you, on my account.
A pupil should be satisfied to come to be like his teacher, or a slave, to come to be like his master. If men have called the head of the house Beelzebub, how much worse names will they give to the members of his household!
1 Corinthians 4:13
when they slander us, we try to conciliate them. We have come to be like the scum of the earth, the dregs of the world, and we are so now.
And a mover
and they made this charge against him: "Here is a man whom we have found misleading our nation, and forbidding the payment of taxes to the emperor, and claiming to be an anointed king himself."
1 Peter 2:12
Live upright lives among the heathen, so that even if they charge you with being evil-doers, they may from observing the uprightness of your conduct come to praise God on the Day of Judgment.
and he went and settled in a town called Nazareth, in fulfilment of the saying of the prophets, "He shall be called a Nazarene."