And Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobijah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, heard it; and they mocked us and despised us, and said, What is this thing which ye do? will ye rebel against the king?
And he spoke before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said, What do these feeble Jews? shall they be permitted to go on? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they finish in a day? Will they revive the stones out of the heaps of rubbish, when they are burned?
I am little and despised: thy precepts have I not forgotten.
And as the ark of Jehovah came into the city of David, Michal the daughter of Saul looked through a window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before Jehovah; and she despised him in her heart.
I am to be one that is a derision to his friend, I who call upon +God, and whom he will answer: a derision is the just upright man.
And when the Philistine looked about and saw David, he disdained him; for he was a youth, and ruddy, and besides of a beautiful countenance.
and the ignoble things of the world, and the despised, has God chosen, and things that are not, that he may annul the things that are;
insulted, we entreat: we are become as the offscouring of the world, the refuse of all, until now.
If ye are reproached in the name of Christ, blessed are ye; for the Spirit of glory and the Spirit of God rests upon you: on their part he is blasphemed, but on your part he is glorified.
Blessed are ye when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from them, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as wicked, for the Son of man's sake:
esteeming the reproach of the Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt, for he had respect to the recompense.
for, for this we labour and suffer reproach, because we hope in a living God, who is preserver of all men, specially of those that believe.
on the one hand, when ye were made a spectacle both in reproaches and afflictions; and on the other, when ye became partakers with those who were passing through them.
therefore let us go forth to him without the camp, bearing his reproach:
because to you has been given, as regards Christ, not only the believing on him but the suffering for him also,
for we who live are always delivered unto death on account of Jesus, that the life also of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh;
Wherefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in insults, in necessities, in persecutions, in straits, for Christ: for when I am weak, then I am powerful.
For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus Lord, and ourselves your bondmen for Jesus' sake.
We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye prudent in Christ: we weak, but ye strong: ye glorious, but we in dishonour.
And every one who has left houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit life eternal.
He that finds his life shall lose it, and he who has lost his life for my sake shall find it.
and ye shall be hated of all on account of my name. But he that has endured to the end, he shall be saved.
Blessed are ye when they may reproach and persecute you, and say every wicked thing against you, lying, for my sake.
for I will shew to him how much he must suffer for my name.