Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
"Blessed are those who have endured persecution for their uprightness, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to them!
And as you go into his house, wish it well.
But the tenants took his slaves and beat one and killed another and stoned a third.
This is why I am going to send you prophets, wise men and scribes, some of whom you will kill and crucify, and some you will flog in your synagogues and hunt from one town to another;
If you belonged to the world, the world would love what was its own. But it is because you do not belong to the world, but I have selected you from the world, that the world hates you.
They will exclude you from their synagogues; why, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is doing religious service to God.
As they were talking in this way to the people, the high priests, the commander of the Temple, and the Sadducees came up to them,
They were convinced by him, and they called the apostles in and had them flogged, and warned them not to speak about the name of Jesus, and then let them go.
You stubborn people, with heathen hearts and ears, you are always opposing the holy Spirit, just as your forefathers did!
And Saul entirely approved of his being put to death. A great persecution of the church in Jerusalem broke out that day, and they were all scattered over Judea and Samaria except the apostles.
1 Thessalonians 2:14
For you, brothers, followed the example of God's churches in Judea that are in union with Christ Jesus, for you in your turn had to bear the same ill-treatment from your neighbors as they did from the Jews,
crowned them all by putting John in prison.