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:
And set up false witnesses, who said, This man ceases not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law:
And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city,
And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come here also;
Crying out, Men of Israel, help: This is the man, that teaches all men everywhere against the people, and the law, and this place: and further brought Greeks also into the temple, and has polluted this holy place.
And they gave him audience until this word, and then lifted up their voices, and said, Away with such a fellow from the earth: for it is not fit that he should live.
But we desire to hear of you what you think: for as concerning this sect, we know that everywhere it is spoken against.
1 Kings 18:17
And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Are you he that troubles Israel?
Therefore the princes said unto the king, We beseech you, let this man be put to death: for thus he weakens the hands of the men of war that remain in this city, and the hands of all the people, in speaking such words unto them: for this man seeks not the welfare of this people, but the harm.
Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, Amos has conspired against you in the midst of the house of Israel: the land is not able to bear all his words.
Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
It is enough for the disciple that he be as his teacher, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?
1 Corinthians 4:13
Being defamed, we entreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the trash of all things unto this day.
And a mover
1 Samuel 22:7
Then Saul said unto his servants that stood about him, Hear now, you Benjamites; will the son of Jesse give every one of you fields and vineyards, and make you all captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds;
Be it known unto the king, that the Jews who came up from you to us have come unto Jerusalem, building the rebellious and wicked city, and are finishing its walls, and repairing the foundations.
Then sent Sanballat his servant unto me in the same way the fifth time with an open letter in his hand;
And Haman said unto king Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of your kingdom; and their laws are different from all people; neither keep they the king's laws: therefore it is not for the king's profit to tolerate them.
And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King.
1 Peter 2:12
Having your conduct honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.
He that speaks first in his own cause seems just; until his neighbor comes and examines him.
Saying, This fellow persuades men to worship God contrary to the law.
And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, neither raising up the people, neither in the synagogues, nor in the city: