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 be of God, you cannot overthrow it; lest perhaps you be found even to fight against God.
Why do the nations rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
You saw till a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the image upon its feet that were of iron and clay, and broke them to pieces.
But they have not all obeyed 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 worked by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,
1 Thessalonians 1:8
For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith toward God is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak anything.
So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing for which they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done.
Now when the high priest and the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these things, they were perplexed of what might come of this.
2 Chronicles 25:15
Therefore the anger of the LORD was kindled against Amaziah, and he sent unto him a prophet, who said unto him, Why have you sought after the gods of the people, who could not deliver their own people out of your hand?
Now go, write it before them on a tablet, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come, forever and ever:
Now Pashhur the son of Immer the priest, who was also chief officer in the house of the LORD, heard that Jeremiah prophesied these things.
Thus speaks the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, Because you have sent letters in your name unto all the people that are at Jerusalem, and to Zephaniah the son of Mahseiah the priest, and to all the priests, saying,
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.
But you gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.
Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O you seer, go, flee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there:
Prophesy not, they say to them that prophesy: they shall not prophesy to them, that they shall not be shamed.
Command therefore that the sepulcher be made sure 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 gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man does many miracles.
1 Thessalonians 2:15
Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:
They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.