Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.
For this reason also the wisdom of God said, ‘ I will send to them prophets and apostles, and some of them they will kill and some they will persecute,
“ Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.
and the rest seized his slaves and mistreated them and killed them.
“ Therefore, behold, I am sending you prophets and wise men and scribes; some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city,
“ Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.
“But be on your guard; for they will deliver you to the courts, and you will be flogged in the synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them.
Remember the word that I said to you, ‘ A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also.
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.
And they laid hands on them and
put them in jail until the next day, for it was already evening.
But the high priest rose up, along with all his associates (that is
the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with jealousy.
And they stirred up the people, the elders and the scribes, and they
came up to him and dragged him away and brought him before the Council.
But they cried out with a loud voice, and covered their ears and rushed at him with one impulse.
Saul began ravaging the church, entering house after house, and dragging off men and women, he would put them in prison.
he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?”
Now about that time
Herod the king laid hands on some who belonged to the church in order to mistreat them.
The crowd rose up together against them, and the chief magistrates tore their
robes off them and proceeded to order them to be beaten with rods.
Then all the city was provoked, and
the people rushed together, and taking hold of Paul they dragged him out of the temple, and immediately the doors were shut.
But on the next day,
wishing to know for certain why he had been accused by the Jews, he released him and ordered the chief priests and all the Council to assemble, and brought Paul down and set him before them.
five days the high priest Ananias came down with some elders, with an attorney named Tertullus, and they brought charges to the governor against Paul.
Festus then, having arrived in
the province, three days later went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea.
“In regard to all the things of which I am accused by the Jews, I consider myself fortunate, King Agrippa, that I am about to make my defense before you today;
1 Thessalonians 2:15
who both killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove us out. They are not pleasing to God, but hostile to all men,
1 Peter 4:12
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you;
Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
When they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not worry about how or what you are to speak in your defense, or what you are to say;
They laid hands on the apostles and
put them in a public jail.
Agrippa said to Festus, “I also would like to hear the man myself.” “Tomorrow,” he *said, “you shall hear him.”