Others again were tested by cruel mockery and by scourging; yes, and by chains and imprisonment.
and hand Him over to the Gentiles to be made sport of and scourged and crucified; and on the third day He will be raised to life."
but the vine-dressers seized the servants, and one they cruelly beat, one they killed, one they pelted with stones.
"For this reason I am sending to you Prophets and wise men and Scribes. Some of them you will put to death--nay, crucify; some of them you will flog in your synagogues and chase from town to town;
Then he released Barabbas to them, but Jesus he ordered to be scourged, and gave Him up to be crucified.
they will insult Him in cruel sport, spit on Him, scourge Him, and put Him to death; but on the third day He will rise to life again."
And the soldiers also made sport of Him, coming and offering Him sour wine and saying,
They arrested the two Apostles and lodged them in custody till the next day; for it was already evening.
His advice carried conviction. So they called the Apostles in, and--after flogging them--ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and then let them go.
But Saul cruelly harassed the Church. He went into house after house, and, dragging off both men and women, threw them into prison.
He had him arrested and lodged in jail, handing him over to the care of sixteen soldiers; and intended after the Passover to bring him out again to the people.
The crowd, too, joined in the outcry against them, till at length the praetors ordered them to be stripped and beaten with rods;
Then the Tribune, making his way to him, arrested him, and, having ordered him to be secured with two chains, proceeded to ask who he was and what he had been doing.
But after the lapse of fully two years Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus; and being desirous of gratifying the Jews, Felix left Paul still in prison.
Are they servants of Christ? (I speak as if I were out of my mind.)
I, then, the prisoner for the Master's sake, entreat you to live and act as becomes those who have received the call that you have received--
May the Lord show mercy to the household of Onesiphorus; for many a time he cheered me and he was not ashamed of my chain.
For preaching the Good News I suffer, and am even put in chains, as if I were a criminal: yet the word of God is not imprisoned.
For you not only showed sympathy with those who were imprisoned, but you even submitted with joy when your property was taken from you, being well aware that you have in your own selves a more valuable possession and one which will remain.
Dismiss your fears concerning all that you are about to suffer. I tell you that the Devil is about to throw some of you into prison that you may be put to the test, and for ten days you will have to endure persecution. Be faithful to the End, even if you have to die, and then I will give you the victor's Wreath of Life.