Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.
For ye shut
Which of the two did what his father wanted?" They said, "The second one." Jesus said to them, "I tell you, the tax-collectors and prostitutes are going into the Kingdom of God ahead of you.
Alas for you experts in the Law! For you have taken the key to the door of knowledge, but you have not entered it yourselves, and you have kept out those who tried to enter."
The attendants answered, "No man ever talked as he does!"
His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews, for the Jews had already made an agreement that if anyone acknowledged Jesus as the Christ, he should be excluded from the synagogues.
But to keep it from spreading farther among the people, let us warn them to say nothing to anyone else at all about this person."
"We strictly forbade you," he said, "to teach on this authority, and here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and propose to hold us responsible for this man's death!"
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.
But Elymas the magician??or that is the meaning of his name??pposed them, and tried to keep the governor from accepting the faith.
1 Thessalonians 2:15
who killed the Lord Jesus and persecuted the prophets and us; who displease God, and in their hostility to all mankind
2 Timothy 3:8
Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, these people in turn oppose the truth; they are men of depraved minds and counterfeit faith.
2 Timothy 4:15
You too must be on your guard against him, for he vehemently opposed my teaching.