Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
"Happy are those who have been persecuted for righteousness' sake; because theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
And, as ye are coming into the house, salute it:
And the husbandmen, taking his servants, one, indeed, they beat; and one they killed; and one they stoned.
Therefore, behold, I send to you prophets and wise men and scribes; some of them ye will kill and crucify, and some ye will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute 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 chose you out of the world, on this account the world hates you.
They will put you out of the synagogues; yea, an hour is coming, that every one who kills you will think that he is offering service to God.
But, as they were speaking to the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them,
And to him they assented; and calling the apostles to them, beating them, they charged them not to 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 approving of his death. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the assembly which was in Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the countries of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.
1 Thessalonians 2:14
For ye, brethren, became imitators of the assemblies of God, that are in Judaea in Christ Jesus; because ye suffered the same things from your own countrymen, as they also did from the Jews;
added this also to them all, that he shut up John in prison.