Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
It is enough for the disciple to become like his teacher, and the slave like his master. If they have called the head of the house 'Beelzebul,' how much more will they defame the members of his household!
Those who passed by defamed him, shaking their heads
Violent men perjure themselves, and falsely accuse me.
Hear the word of the Lord, you who respect what he has to say! Your countrymen, who hate you and exclude you, supposedly for the sake of my name, say, "May the Lord be glorified, then we will witness your joy." But they will be put to shame.
For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, 'He has a demon!'
They heaped insults on him, saying, "You are his disciple! We are disciples of Moses!
1 Peter 2:23
When he was maligned, he did not answer back; when he suffered, he threatened no retaliation, but committed himself to God who judges justly.