Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
Why do the nations rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
Then came one and told them, saying, Behold, the men whom you put in prison are standing in the temple, and teaching the people.
Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to persecute certain of the church.
When they came to Caesarea, and delivered the epistle to the governor, they presented Paul also before him.
2 Timothy 4:16
At my first defense no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.
And Jesus said unto him, See you tell no man; but go your way, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues you shall be beaten: and you shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.
2 Timothy 1:8
Be not therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take you no thought how or what thing you shall answer, or what you shall say:
And as Paul was to be led into the barracks, he said unto the chief captain, May I speak unto you? Who said, Can you speak Greek?
Then Agrippa said unto Festus, I would also hear the man myself. Tomorrow, said he, you shall hear him.