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.
Therefore the wisdom of God also said, 'I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and persecute,'
"Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.
And the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them.
Therefore I send you prophets and wise men and scribes. Some of them you will kill and crucify, and some you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from town to town,
Then they will deliver you up to tribulation, and put you to death; and you will be hated by all nations for my name's sake.
But watch out for yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils, and you will be beaten in the synagogues. You will be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them.
Remember the word that I said to you, 'A servant 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 put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God.
And they seized them and put them in jail until the next day, for it was already evening.
But the high priest rose up and all who were with him, that is, the party of the Sadducees, and they were filled with jealousy.
They stirred up the people and the elders and the scribes, and they came on him and seized him, and brought him before the council.
But they cried out with a loud voice, and covered their ears and rushed together upon him with.
But Saul began ravaging the church, and, entering house after house, he dragged off men and women and put them in prison.
And he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?"
Now about that time Herod the king laid hands on some who belonged to the church in order to persecute them.
The crowd joined against them, and the magistrates tore the garments off them and ordered them to be beaten with rods.
Then all the city was aroused, and the people rushed together, and taking hold of Paul they dragged him out of the temple, and immediately the gates 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.
After five days the high priest Ananias came down with some elders, with an attorney named Tertullus, and they brought their charges against Paul before the governor.
Festus then, three days after arriving in the province, went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea.
"I consider myself fortunate that it is before you, King Agrippa, I am to make my defense today against all the accusations of the Jews,
1 Thessalonians 2:15
who both killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and also drove us out. They displease God and are hostile to all men,
1 Peter 4:12
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.
Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful even until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
Now when they bring you before the synagogues and rulers and authorities, do not worry about how or what you should answer, or what you are to say;
They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail.
Then Agrippa said to Festus, "I also would like to hear the man myself." "Tomorrow," he said, "you shall hear him."