Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Blessed are those who suffer persecution for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.
And entering into the house, salute it.
And the husbandmen took his slaves and beat one and killed another and stoned another.
Therefore, behold, I send unto you prophets and wise men and scribes, and some of them ye shall kill and crucify, and some of them ye shall scourge in your synagogues and persecute them from city to city,
If ye were of the world, the world would love its own; but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
They shall put you out of the synagogues, and the hour will even come when whosoever kills you will think that he does God service.
And as they spoke unto the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them,
And they agreed with him; and when they had called the apostles and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus and let them go.
Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do ye.
And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the congregation which was at Jerusalem, and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.
1 Thessalonians 2:14
For ye, brethren, have been imitators in Christ Jesus of the congregations of God which are in Judaea, for ye also have suffered like things of your own nation, even as they have of the Jews,
added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison.