And I saw thrones, and those who sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them; and I saw the souls of those that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus and for the word of God and who had not worshipped the beast neither its image neither had received its mark upon their foreheads or in their hands; and they shall live and reign with Christ the thousand years.
And they conspired against him and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the LORD.
Martyrs » Abel
from the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, who perished between the altar and the temple; verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.
I have smitten your children in vain; they have received no correction; your own sword has devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that didst kill the prophets and stone those who are sent unto thee, how often I desired to gather thy children together, even as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
for they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they deserve it.
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which kills the prophets and stones those that are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and ye would not!
they were stoned; they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword; they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; poor, afflicted, mistreated,
who killed both the Lord Jesus and their own prophets and have persecuted us, and they do not please God and are contrary to all men,
And again he sent another, and him they killed and many others, beating some and killing some.