“But be on your guard; for they will deliver you to the courts, and you will be flogged in the synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them.
But beware of men, for they will hand you over to the courts and scourge you in their synagogues;
And Jesus began to say to them, “See to it that no one misleads you.
“ Therefore, behold, I am sending you prophets and wise men and scribes; some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city,
“ Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.
and He *said to him, “ See that you say nothing to anyone; but go, show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”
Any place that does not receive you or listen to you, as you go out from there, shake the dust off the soles of your feet for a testimony against them.”
And as for those who do not receive you, as you go out from that city, shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.”
But you will be betrayed even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death,
Remember the word that I said to you, ‘ A slave 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 make you outcasts from the synagogue, but an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God.
As they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to them,
But the high priest rose up, along with all his associates (that is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with jealousy.
Then they secretly induced men to say, “We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God.”
Now when they heard this, they were cut to the quick, and they began gnashing their teeth at him.
Now Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest,
But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he did to Your saints at Jerusalem;
for I will show him how much he must suffer for My name’s sake.”
Now about that time Herod the king laid hands on some who belonged to the church in order to mistreat them.
and when they had brought them to the chief magistrates, they said, “These men are throwing our city into confusion, being Jews,
And coming to us, he took Paul’s belt and bound his own feet and hands, and said, “This is what the Holy Spirit says: ‘In this way the Jews at Jerusalem will bind the man who owns this belt and deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.’”
While they were seeking to kill him, a report came up to the commander of the Roman cohort that all Jerusalem was in confusion.
And I said, ‘Lord, they themselves understand that in one synagogue after another I used to imprison and beat those who believed in You.
Paul, looking intently at the Council, said, “ Brethren, I have lived my life with a perfectly good conscience before God up to this day.”
After five days the high priest Ananias came down with some elders, with an attorney named Tertullus, and they brought charges to the governor against Paul.
Festus then, having arrived in the province, three days later went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea.
For, I think, God has exhibited us apostles last of all, as men condemned to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men.
Are they servants of Christ?—I speak as if insane—I more so; in far more labors, in far more imprisonments, beaten times without number, often in danger of death.
For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake,
This is a plain indication of God’s righteous judgment so that you will be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which indeed you are suffering.
I, John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance which are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
‘I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is; and you hold fast My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days of Antipas, My witness, My faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.
When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained;