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.
Cursed be the day I was born! May that day not be blessed when my mother gave birth to me.
I will make you as strong as a wall to these people, a fortified wall of bronze. They will attack you, but they will not be able to overcome you. For I will be with you to rescue you and deliver you," says the Lord.
I, the Lord, hereby promise to make you as strong as a fortified city, an iron pillar, and a bronze wall. You will be able to stand up against all who live in the land, including the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests and all the people of the land.
Lord, you coerced me into being a prophet, and I allowed you to do it. You overcame my resistance and prevailed over me. Now I have become a constant laughingstock. Everyone ridicules me.
1 Kings 18:17
When Ahab saw Elijah, he said to him, "Is it really you, the one who brings disaster on Israel?"
1 Kings 21:20
When Elijah arrived, Ahab said to him, "So, you have found me, my enemy!" Elijah replied, "I have found you, because you are committed to doing evil in the sight of the Lord.
1 Kings 22:8
The king of Israel answered Jehoshaphat, "There is still one man through whom we can seek the Lord's will. But I despise him because he does not prophesy prosperity for me, but disaster. His name is Micaiah son of Imlah. Jehoshaphat said, "The king should not say such things."
How miserable I am! For I have lived temporarily in Meshech; I have resided among the tents of Kedar.
But you, son of man, do not fear them, and do not fear their words -- even though briers and thorns surround you and you live among scorpions -- do not fear their words and do not be terrified of the looks they give you, for they are a rebellious house!
But the house of Israel is unwilling to listen to you, because they are not willing to listen to me, for the whole house of Israel is hard-headed and hard-hearted.
"Brother will hand over brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rise against parents and have them put to death.
"Then they will hand you over to be persecuted and will kill you. You will be hated by all the nations because of my name.
Then Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, "Listen carefully: This child is destined to be the cause of the falling and rising of many in Israel and to be a sign that will be rejected.
When they had brought them before the magistrates, they said, "These men are throwing our city into confusion. They are Jews
When they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city officials, screaming, "These people who have stirred up trouble throughout the world have come here too,
So Paul entered the synagogue and spoke out fearlessly for three months, addressing and convincing them about the kingdom of God.
But we would like to hear from you what you think, for regarding this sect we know that people everywhere speak against it."
1 Corinthians 4:9
For, I think, God has exhibited us apostles last of all, as men condemned to die, because we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to people.
"If you lend money to any of my people who are needy among you, do not be like a moneylender to him; do not charge him interest.
You must not charge interest on a loan to your fellow Israelite, whether on money, food, or anything else that has been loaned with interest.
Then there was a great outcry from the people and their wives against their fellow Jews.
He does not charge interest when he lends his money. He does not take bribes to testify against the innocent. The one who lives like this will never be upended.
They curse, but you will bless. When they attack, they will be humiliated, but your servant will rejoice.
Like a fluttering bird or like a flying swallow, so a curse without cause does not come to rest.
But I say to you, love your enemy and pray for those who persecute you,
"Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you and insult you and reject you as evil on account of the Son of Man!