"Do not give that which is holy to the dogs, neither throw your pearls before the pigs, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
He who corrects a mocker invites insult. He who reproves a wicked man invites abuse.
But he answered, "It is not appropriate to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."
And whoever does not receive you, nor hear your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake off the dust from your feet.
But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his merchandise,
But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy, and contradicted the things which were spoken by Paul, and reviled him.
Alexander, the coppersmith, did much evil to me. The Lord will repay him according to his works,
and then fell away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance; seeing they crucify the Son of God for themselves again, and put him to open shame.
How much worse punishment, do you think, will he be judged worthy of, who has trodden under foot the Son of God, and has counted the blood of the covenant with which he was sanctified an unholy thing, and has insulted the Spirit of grace?
It has happened to them according to the true proverb, "The dog turns to his own vomit again," and "the sow that has washed to wallowing in the mire."
I have been in travels often, perils of rivers, perils of robbers, perils from my countrymen, perils from the Gentiles, perils in the city, perils in the wilderness, perils in the sea, perils among false brothers;