“Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
The vine-growers took his slaves and beat one, and killed another, and stoned a third.
“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,
If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.
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,
They took his advice; and after calling the apostles in, they flogged them and ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and then released them.
“You men who are stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears are always resisting the Holy Spirit; you are doing just as your fathers did.
Saul was in hearty agreement with putting him to death.And on that day a great persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.
1 Thessalonians 2:14
For you, brethren, became imitators of the churches of God in Christ Jesus that are in Judea, for you also endured the same sufferings at the hands of your own countrymen, even as they did from the Jews,