Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.
but if it is of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest ye be found fighting against God.
Why do the Gentiles rage, and the peoples imagine a vain thing?
Thou didst see until a stone was cut out, not with hands, which smote the image upon its feet that were of iron and baked clay and broke them to pieces.
But not everyone hearkens unto the gospel. For Isaiah says, Lord, who has believed our report?
For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ has not wrought by me, unto the obedience of the Gentiles, with word and with deed,
1 Thessalonians 1:8
For through you the word of the Lord has been divulged not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith, which is in God, has become extended, so that we have no need to say anything.
So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way how they might punish them because of the people, for everyone glorified God for that which was done.
Now when the high priest and the captain of the temple and the princes of the priests heard these things, they were perplexed regarding what this would come to.
2 Chronicles 25:15
Therefore, the anger of the LORD was kindled against Amaziah, and he sent him a prophet who said unto him, Why hast thou sought after the gods of a people who could not deliver their own people out of thy hand?
Now go, write this vision before them on a tablet and note it in a book that it may remain unto the last day, for ever, unto all ages.
And Pashur the priest, the son of Immer, who presided as prince in the house of the LORD, heard Jeremiah who prophesied these things.
Thus hath the LORD of the hosts the God of Israel spoken, saying, Because thou hast sent letters in thy name unto all the people that are at Jerusalem and to Zephaniah the priest, the son of Maaseiah and to all the priests, saying,
Therefore the princes said unto the king, We beseech thee, 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 does not seek the peace of this people, but the hurt.
But ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink, and commanded the prophets, saying, Do not prophesy.
And Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and eat thy bread there, and prophesy there:
Do not prophesy, they say to those that prophesy: Do not prophesy unto them that they are to understand shame.
Command therefore that the sepulchre be made secure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night and steal him away and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead; so the last error shall be worse than the first.
Then the high priests and the Pharisees gathered a council and said, What shall we do? for this man does many signs.
1 Thessalonians 2:15
who killed both the Lord Jesus and their own prophets and have persecuted us, and they do not please God and are contrary to all men,
They have said, Come and let us cut them off from being a people that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.