Hear the word of the Lord, you who tremble at His word: “Your brothers who hate you, who exclude you for My name’s sake, Have said, ‘Let the Lord be glorified, that we may see your joy.’ But they will be put to shame.
And those who repay evil for good, They oppose me, because I follow what is good.
Who say, “Let Him make speed, let Him hasten His work, that we may see it; And let the purpose of the Holy One of Israel draw near And come to pass, that we may know it!”
“For My hand made all these things, Thus all these things came into being,” declares the Lord. “But to this one I will look, To him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word.
“Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.
They answered him, “ You were born entirely in sins, and are you teaching us?” So they put him out.
“ If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.
The one who despises the word will be in debt to it, But the one who fears the commandment will be rewarded.
“Do not stare at me because I am swarthy, For the sun has burned me. My mother’s sons were angry with me; They made me caretaker of the vineyards, But I have not taken care of my own vineyard.
“Whereas you have been forsaken and hated With no one passing through, I will make you an everlasting pride, A joy from generation to generation.
When they had heard all the words, they turned in fear one to another and said to Baruch, “We will surely report all these words to the king.”
When Jehudi had read three or four columns, the king cut it with a scribe’s knife and threw it into the fire that was in the brazier, until all the scroll was consumed in the fire that was in the brazier.
Blessed are you when men hate you, and ostracize you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man.
As He said this, all His opponents were being humiliated; and the entire crowd was rejoicing over all the glorious things being done by Him.
They will make you outcasts from the synagogue, but an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God.
Therefore having been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured forth this which you both see and hear.
“So then, I thought to myself that I had to do many things hostile to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
who both killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove us out. They are not pleasing to God, but hostile to all men,
For after all it is only just for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you,
looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,
so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you;
Do not be surprised, brethren, if the world hates you.