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 the wisdom of God has said, I will send them prophets and teachers, and to some of them they will give death and cruel pains;
See, I send you out as sheep among wolves. Be then as wise as snakes, and as gentle as doves.
And the rest put violent hands on his servants, and did evil to them, and put them to death.
For this reason, I send you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: some of them you will put to death and put on the cross, and to some of them you will give blows in your Synagogues, driving them from town to town;
Then they will be cruel to you, and will put you to death: and you will be hated by all nations because of my name.
But take care: for they will give you up to the Sanhedrins; and in Synagogues you will be whipped; and you will be taken before rulers and kings because of me, for a sign to them.
Keep in mind the words I said to you, A servant is not greater than his lord. If they were cruel to me, they will be cruel to you; if they kept my words, they will keep yours.
They will put you out of the Synagogues: yes, the time is coming when whoever puts you to death will have the belief that he is doing God's pleasure.
And they took them and put them in prison till the morning, for it was now evening.
But the high priest and those who were with him (the Sadducees) were full of envy,
And the people, with the rulers and the scribes, were moved against him, and they came and took him before the Sanhedrin,
But with loud cries, and stopping their ears, they made an attack on him all together,
But Saul was burning with hate against the church, going into every house and taking men and women and putting them in prison.
And he went down on the earth, and a voice said to him, Saul, Saul, why are you attacking me so cruelly?
Now, about that time, Herod the king made cruel attacks on the Christians.
And the people made an attack on them all together: and the authorities took their clothing off them, and gave orders for them to be whipped.
And all the town was moved, and the people came running together and put their hands on Paul, pulling him out of the Temple: and then the doors were shut.
But on the day after, desiring to have certain knowledge of what the Jews had to say against him, he made him free, and gave orders for the chief priests and all the Sanhedrin to come together, and he took Paul and put him before them.
And after five days, the high priest, Ananias, came with certain of the rulers, and an expert talker, one Tertullus; and they made a statement to Felix against Paul.
So Festus, having come into that part of the country which was under his rule, after three days went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea.
In my opinion I am happy, King Agrippa, to be able to give my answer before you today to all these things which the Jews say against me:
1 Thessalonians 2:15
Who put to death the Lord Jesus and the prophets, violently driving us out; who are unpleasing to God and against all men;
1 Peter 4:12
Dear brothers, do not be surprised, as if it was something strange, if your faith is tested as by fire:
Have no fear of the things which you will have to undergo: see, the Evil One will send some of you into prison, so that you may be put to the test; and you will have great trouble for ten days. Be true till death, and I will give you the crown of life.
And when they take you before the Synagogues and the authorities and the rulers, take no thought about what answers you will give, or what you will say:
And they took the Apostles and put them in the common prison.
And Agrippa said to Festus, I have a desire to give the man a hearing myself. Tomorrow, he said, you may give him a hearing.