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.
But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to councils and flog you in their synagogues.
And Jesus began to say to them: "Take heed that no one deceives you.
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.
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."
And if any place will not receive you and they refuse to hear you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet for a testimony against them."
And wherever they do not receive you, when you leave that town, shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them."
You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death.
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 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 and all who were with him, that is, the party 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 heart, and they gnashed 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 has done to your saints at Jerusalem;
for I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name."
Now about that time Herod the king laid hands on some who belonged to the church in order to persecute them.
and when they had brought them to the magistrates they said, "These men are Jews and they are throwing our city into an uproar.
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 trying 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 know that in one synagogue after another I used to imprison and beat those who believed in you.
And Paul, looking intently at the council, said, "Brethren, I have lived my life before God in all good conscience up to this day."
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.
For, I think that God has exhibited us apostles last of all, like 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 am a better oneI am talking like a madmanin far more labors, in far more imprisonments, with more beatings, and often in danger of death.
For to you it has been granted for the sake of Christ, not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for his sake,
This is evidence 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 companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours 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 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.
I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan's throne is. And you hold fast to my name, and did not deny my faith even in the days of Antipas my faithful witness, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.
When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained;