Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.
When they heard that, they were cut to the heart, and took counsel to slay them.
When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.
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?
And the remnant took his servants, and treated them shamefully, and slew them.
Therefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them you shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall you scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:
Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:
Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time comes, that whosoever kills you will think that he does God service.
Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as were being saved.
This is he, that was in the congregation in the wilderness with the angel who spoke to him in the mount Sinai, and with our fathers: who received the living oracles to give unto us:
Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch.
Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
Therefore they that were scattered abroad went everywhere preaching the word.
Now they who were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only.
You are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost its savor, how shall it be salted? it is thereafter good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
But I wish you to understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have served rather unto the furtherance of the gospel;
Now when the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:
But you shall receive power, after the Holy Spirit has come upon you: and you shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, who testified, He told me all that ever I did.
And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison.
And Pharaoh said unto him, Get you from me, take heed to yourself, see my face no more; for in that day you see my face you shall die.
And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, while I leave it, and come down to you?
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter.
Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did before.
By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.