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 also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
And the remnant took his servants, and treated them shamefully, and slew them.
Therefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them you shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall you scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and you shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues you shall be beaten: and you shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.
Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time comes, that whosoever kills you will think that he does God service.
And they laid hands on them, and put them in custody until the next day: for it was now evening.
Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation,
And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and came upon him, and caught him, and brought him to the council,
Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord,
As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering into every house, and dragging off men and women committed them to prison.
And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?
Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to persecute certain of the church.
And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates tore off their clothes, and commanded to beat them.
And all the city was moved, and the people ran together: and they took Paul, and drew him out of the temple: and immediately the doors were shut.
On the next day, because he would have known the certainty of why he was accused of the Jews, he released him, and commanded the chief priests and all their council to appear, and brought Paul down, and set him before them.
And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul.
Now when Festus was come into the province, after three days he went up from Caesarea to Jerusalem.
I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because I shall answer for myself this day before you concerning all the things of which I am accused of the Jews:
1 Thessalonians 2:15
Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:
1 Peter 4:12
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to test you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
Fear none of those things which you will suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried; and you shall have tribulation ten days: be faithful unto death, and I will give you a crown of life.
And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take you no thought how or what thing you shall answer, or what you shall say:
And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison.
Then Agrippa said unto Festus, I would also hear the man myself. Tomorrow, said he, you shall hear him.