Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
Someone came over and reported to them, "The men that you put in jail are standing right here in the Temple, teaching the people!"
About that time King Herod laid violent hands upon some who belonged to the church.
and they on reaching Caesarea delivered the letter to the governor and handed Paul over to him.
2 Timothy 4:16
At my first appearance in court no one came to help me; everybody deserted me. May no one lay it up against them!
Then Jesus said to him, "See that you tell nobody, but go! Show yourself to the priest, and in proof of your cure, offer the gift that Moses prescribed."
But you must be on your guard; they will hand you over to courts and you will be taken into synagogues and beaten, and you will be brought before governors and kings on my account, to testify to them.
2 Timothy 1:8
So you must not be ashamed to testify to our Lord, nor be ashamed of me who am in prison for his sake, but join with me in suffering for the good news, through the power of God.
I, John, your brother and companion in the distress, the kingdom, and the endurance that Jesus brings, found myself on the island called Patmos, for uttering God's message and testifying to Jesus.
When he broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who have been slaughtered on account of God's message and for adhering to the testimony.
When they finish their testimony, the animal that comes up out of the abyss will make war on them and conquer them and kill them,
When they bring you before the synagogues or the magistrates or the authorities, you must have no anxiety about how to defend yourselves or what to say,
Just as they were going to take him into the barracks, Paul said to the colonel, "May I say something to you?" "Do you know Greek?" the colonel asked.
"I should like to hear the man myself," Agrippa said to Festus. "You shall hear him tomorrow," Festus answered.