Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.
As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
And the king said unto the footmen that stood about him, Turn, and slay the priests of the LORD; because their hand also is with David, and because they knew when he fled, and did not shew it to me. But the servants of the king would not put forth their hand to fall upon the priests of the LORD.
And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.
Thou hast given us like sheep appointed for meat; and hast scattered us among the heathen.
The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the heaven, the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth.
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.
They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.
For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.
And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?
And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.