Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent on usury, nor men have lent to me on usury; yet every one of them doth curse me.
A curse on the day of my birth: let there be no blessing on the day when my mother had me.
And I will make you a strong wall of brass to this people; they will be fighting against you, but they will not overcome you: for I am with you to keep you safe, says the Lord.
For see, this day have I made you a walled town, and an iron pillar, and walls of brass, against all the land, against the kings of Judah, against its captains, against its priests, and against the people of the land.
O Lord, you have been false to me, and I was tricked; you are stronger than I, and have overcome me: I have become a thing to be laughed at all the day, everyone makes sport of me.
1 Kings 18:17
And when he saw Elijah, Ahab said to him, Is it you, you troubler of Israel?
1 Kings 21:20
And Ahab said to Elijah, Have you come face to face with me, O my hater? And he said, I have come to you because you have given yourself up to do evil in the eyes of the Lord.
1 Kings 22:8
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, There is still one man by whom we may get directions from the Lord, Micaiah, son of Imlah; but I have no love for him, for he is a prophet of evil to me and not of good. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.
And you, son of man, have no fear of them or of their words, even if sharp thorns are round you and you are living among scorpions: have no fear of their words and do not be overcome by their looks, for they are an uncontrolled people.
But the children of Israel will not give ear to you; for they have no mind to give ear to me: for all the children of Israel have a hard brow and a stiff heart.
And brother will give up brother to death, and the father his child: and children will go against their fathers and mothers, and put them to death.
Then they will be cruel to you, and will put you to death: and you will be hated by all nations because of my name.
And Simeon gave them his blessing and said to Mary, his mother, See, this child will be the cause of the downfall and the lifting up of great numbers of people in Israel, and he will be a sign against which hard words will be said;
And when they had taken them before the authorities, they said, These men, who are Jews, are greatly troubling our town;
And when they were not able to get them, they took Jason and some of the brothers by force before the rulers of the town, crying, These men, who have made trouble all over the world have now come here;
And he went into the Synagogue, and for three months he was preaching there without fear, reasoning and teaching about the kingdom of God.
But we have a desire to give hearing to your opinion: for as to this form of religion, we have knowledge that in all places it is attacked.
1 Corinthians 4:9
For it seems to me that God has put us the Apostles last of all, as men whose fate is death: for we are put on view to the world, and to angels, and to men.
If you let any of the poor among my people have the use of your money, do not be a hard creditor to him, and do not take interest.
Do not take interest from an Israelite on anything, money or food or any other goods, which you let him have
Then there was a great outcry from the people and their wives against their countrymen the Jews.
They may give curses but you give blessing; when they come up against me, put them to shame; but let your servant be glad.
As the sparrow in her wandering and the swallow in her flight, so the curse does not come without a cause.
But I say to you, Have love for those who are against you, and make prayer for those who are cruel to you;
Happy are you, when men have hate for you, and put you away from among them and say angry words to you, turning away in disgust at your name, because of the Son of man.