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.
On this account also the wisdom of God said, 'I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them will they slay, and some will they persecute;
"Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves; become ye, therefore, as wise as the serpents and as innocent as doves.
and the rest, having laid hold on his servants, maltreated and slew them.
Therefore, behold, I send to you prophets and wise men and scribes; some of them ye will kill and crucify, and some ye will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city;
Then will they deliver you up to tribulation, and will slay you; and ye will be hated by all the nations for My name's sake.
"But take heed to yourselves; for they will deliver you up to the councils; and in synagogues ye will be beaten; and before governors and kings ye will stand for My sake, for a testimony to them.
Remember the word which I spake to you, 'A servant is not greater than his lord.' 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; yea, an hour is coming, that every one who kills you will think that he is offering service to God.
And they laid hands on them, and put them in custody till the next day; for it was now evening.
And the high priest, rising up, and all those with him, being the sect of the Sadducees, were filled with jealousy,
And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the Scribes; and, coming upon him, they seized him, and brought him to the Sanhedrin,
But, crying out with a loud voice, they closed their ears, and rushed upon him with one accord;
But Saul was laying waste the assembly, entering house after house; and, dragging men and women, was committing them to prison.
and, having fallen upon the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?"
Now about that time Herod the king put forth his bands to harm some of the assembly.
And the multitude rose up together against them; and the magistrates, having torn off their garments, were giving orders to beat them with rods;
And all the city was moved, and there was a running together of the people; and, laying hold of Paul, they were dragging him out of the temple; and straightway the doors were shut.
And, on the morrow, wishing to know the certainty, wherefore he was accused by the Jews, he released him, and gave orders that the chief priests and all the Sanhedrin should assemble together; and, bringing Paul down, he set him among them.
And, after five days, the high priest Ananias came down with certain elders, and a certain orator, Tertullus; who, indeed, informed the governor against Paul.
Festus, therefore, having come to the province, after three days went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea;
"I deem myself happy, King Agrippa, that I am about this day to make my defense before you, concerning all things of which I am being accused by Jews;
1 Thessalonians 2:15
who both killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove us out, and pleased not God, and are contrary to all men;
1 Peter 4:12
Beloved, be not surprised at the fiery-test taking place among you to prove you, as though a strange thing happened to you;
Fear not the things which you are about to suffer. Behold, the Devil is about to cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.
And, when they bring you in before the synagogues, and the rulers, and the authorities, be not anxious how or what ye shall answer, or what ye shall say;
and laid hands on the apostles, and put them in a public prison.
And Agrippa said to Festus, "I myself also was wishing to hear the man." "To-morrow," said he, "you shall hear him."