Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.
Have no fear of those who kill the body, but cannot kill the soul. You had better be afraid of one who can destroy both soul and body in the pit.
Then they will hand you over to persecution and they will put you to death, and you will be hated by all the heathen because you bear my name.
When they heard this, they were furious, and wanted to kill them.
Then they brought forward false witnesses, who said, "This man is constantly saying things against this holy place and against the Law,
And he said, "Look! I can see heaven open, and the Son of Man standing at God's right hand!"
And Saul entirely approved of his being put to death. A great persecution of the church in Jerusalem broke out that day, and they were all scattered over Judea and Samaria except the apostles.
Now Saul, still breathing murderous threats against the Lord's disciples, went to the high priest,
"I am a Jew, and I was born in Tarsus in Cilicia, but was brought up here in this city, and thoroughly educated under the teaching of Gamaliel in the Law of our forefathers. I was zealous for God, just as all of you are today.
I once thought it my duty vigorously to oppose the cause of Jesus of Nazareth.
I can testify to their sincere devotion to God, but it is not an intelligent devotion.
You have heard of my former conduct when I was attached to the Jewish religion??ow furiously I used to persecute the church of God and ravage it,
as to my zeal, I was a persecutor of the church; and by the Law's standard of uprightness, no fault could be found with me.
For from now on if there are five people in a house they will be divided three against two and two against three.