Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
As you enter the house, give it your greeting.
And the tenants took his servants, beat one, killed one, and stoned another.
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,
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, therefore the world hates you.
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,
So they took his advice, and they called the apostles in and had them flogged. Then they ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.
"You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. You are doing just as your fathers did.
Saul was consenting to his death. And on that day a great persecution arose against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the region of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.
1 Thessalonians 2:14
For you, brethren, became imitators of the churches of God in Christ Jesus which are in Judea, for you suffered the same things from your own countrymen as they did from the Jews,
added this to them all, that he shut up John in prison.