Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
He even swore to her, "Whatever you ask me for I will give you, up to half my kingdom."
To Herod the sight of Jesus was a great gratification, for, for a long time, he had been wanting to see Him, because he had heard so much about Him. He hoped also to see some miracle performed by Him.
Now, when daylight came, the Jews formed a conspiracy and solemnly swore not to eat or drink till they had killed Paul.
"I myself, however, thought it a duty to do many things in hostility to the name of Jesus, the Nazarene.
And they will do these things because they have failed to recognize the Father and to discover who I am.
And why should we not say--for so they wickedly misrepresent us, and so some charge us with arguing--"Let us do evil that good may come"? The condemnation of those who would so argue is just.