Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
"Here I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. So you must be wise like serpents, and guileless like doves.
Remember what I said to you: No slave is greater than his master. If they have persecuted me they will persecute you too. If they have observed my teaching, they will observe yours too.
They will exclude you from their synagogues; why, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is doing religious service to God.
and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any men or women there who belonged to the Way, he might bring them in chains to Jerusalem.
"Beware of the false prophets, who come to you disguised as sheep but are ravenous wolves underneath.
A hired man who is not a shepherd and does not own the sheep, when he sees a wolf coming, will leave the sheep and run away, and the wolf will carry them off and scatter the flock.
I know that after I am gone savage wolves will get in among you and will not spare the flock,