Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
But be on your guard against men, for they will give you up to their courts, and have you flogged in their synagogues,
and the rest seized his slaves, and ill treated them and killed them.
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;
But you must be on your guard; they will hand you over to courts and you will be taken into synagogues and beaten, and you will be brought before governors and kings on my account, to testify to them.
This is why the Wisdom of God said, 'I will send prophets and apostles to them, and some of them they will kill and some they will persecute'??50 so that this age may be charged with the blood of all the prophets that has been shed since the creation of the world,
But before all this, men will arrest you and persecute you, and hand you over to synagogues and prisons and have you brought before kings and governors on my account.
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.
greatly disturbed because they were teaching the people and declaring that in the case of Jesus there had been a resurrection from the dead.
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.
As they stoned Stephen, he prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!"
About that time King Herod laid violent hands upon some who belonged to the church.
They were trying to kill him when the news reached the colonel of the regiment that all Jerusalem was in a tumult.
And I said, 'Lord, they know that I used to go through one synagogue after another, and to imprison and flog those who believed in you,
But we want to hear you state your views, for as far as this sect is concerned, we understand that everywhere it is denounced."
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,
1 Peter 4:16
but if a man suffers for being a Christian, he must not be ashamed of it, but must do honor to God through that name.
Do not be afraid of what you are going to suffer. See! The devil is going to put some of you into prison to be tested there, and for ten days to endure persecution. Prove faithful even unto death and I will give you the crown of life.
When he broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who have been slaughtered on account of God's message and for adhering to the testimony.
I said to him, "You know, my lord." He said to me, "They are the people who come through the great persecution, who have washed their robes white in the blood of the Lamb.