"How blessed are you whenever people hate you, avoid you, insult you, and slander you because of the Son of Man!
You will be hated by everyone because of my name. But the person who endures to the end will be saved.
You'll be thrown out of the synagogues. Yes, a time is coming when the one who kills you will think he's serving God.
Yet many people, even some of the authorities, believed in him, but because of the Pharisees they did not admit it so they would not be thrown out of the synagogue.
who say, "Keep to yourself!' "Don't touch me!' and "I am too holy for you!' "Such people are smoke in my nostrils, a fire that keeps burning all day long.
"Hear this message from the LORD, you who tremble at his words: "Your own brothers who hate you and exclude you because of my name have said: "Let the LORD be glorified; he will see your joy,' yet it is they who will be put to shame.
"How blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, because the kingdom from heaven belongs to them!
You will be brought before governors and kings because of me, to testify to them and to unbelievers.
The one who finds his life will lose it, and the one who loses his life because of me will find it."
"As for yourselves, be on your guard! People will hand you over to local councils, and you will be beaten in their synagogues. You will stand before governors and kings to testify to them because of me.
So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. Now what will the owner of the vineyard do to them?
You will be hated continuously by everyone because of my name.
The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify against it that its actions are evil.
His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders, since the Jewish leaders had already agreed that anyone who acknowledged that Jesus was the Messiah would be thrown out of the synagogue.
They asked him, "You were born a sinner and you are trying to instruct us?" And they threw him out.
"If the world hates you, you should realize that it hated me before you.
I have given them your word, and the world has hated them, because they do not belong to the world, just as I don't belong to the world.
since I'm going to show him how much he must suffer for my name's sake."
Up to this point they listened to him, but then they began to shout, "Away with such a fellow from the earth! He's not fit to go on living!"
For we have found this man a perfect pest and an agitator among all Jews throughout the world. He is a ringleader in the sect of the Nazarenes
We are fools for the Messiah's sake, but you are wise in the Messiah. We are weak, but you are strong. You are honored, but we are dishonored.
Are they the Messiah's servants? I am insane to talk like this, but I am a far better one! I have been involved in far greater efforts, far more imprisonments, countless beatings, and have faced death more than once.
and that you are not intimidated by your opponents in any way. This is evidence that they will be destroyed and that you will be saved and all because of God.
For you, brothers, became imitators of the churches of God in Judea that are in union with the Messiah Jesus. You suffered the same persecutions from the people of your own country as they did from those Jews
and how I was persecuted and suffered in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. What persecutions I endured! Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them.
For it is a fine thing if, when moved by your conscience to please God, you suffer patiently when wronged.
But even if you should suffer for doing what is right, you are blessed. "Never be afraid of their threats, and never get upset.
Dear friends, do not be surprised by the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.