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.
His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone confessed Him to be Christ, he was to be put out of the synagogue.
“So then, I thought to myself that I had to do many things hostile to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
Nevertheless many even of the rulers believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they were not confessing Him, for fear that they would be put out of the synagogue;
“Who say, ‘ Keep to yourself, do not come near me, For I am holier than you!’ These are smoke in My nostrils, A fire that burns all the day.
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.
But when they heard this, they were cut to the quick and intended to kill them.
They put forward false witnesses who said, “This man incessantly speaks against this holy place and the Law;
and he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened up and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”
Now Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest,
“ I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city, educated under Gamaliel, strictly according to the law of our fathers, being zealous for God just as you all are today.
And I said, ‘Lord, they themselves understand that in one synagogue after another I used to imprison and beat those who believed in You.
For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not in accordance with knowledge.
when we are slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become as the scum of the world, the dregs of all things, even until now.
For you have heard of my former manner of life in Judaism, how I used to persecute the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it;
Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
“ Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.
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.
Jesus *said to her, “Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father.
They answered him, “ You were born entirely in sins, and are you teaching us?” So they put him out.
as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to the righteousness which is in the Law, found blameless.
When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained;