Watch out for people who will hand you over to the local councils and whip you in their synagogues.
This is what the LORD says: "Cursed is the person who trusts in mankind, who makes flesh his strength, and whose heart turns away from the LORD.
Do not look to nobles, nor to mere human beings who cannot save.
It is better to take shelter in the LORD than to trust in people.
Help us in our distress, for human help is worthless.
Give us help against the enemy, because human help is useless.
The Egyptians are men, not God, and their horses are physical, not spirit. When the LORD stretches out his hand, anyone who assists will stumble, and the one who is helped will fall; and they will all perish together."
In God, whose word I praise, in God I put my trust. I will not fear what mortal man can do to me.
in God I will put my trust. I will not fear what mortal man can do to me.
The LORD is with me. I will not be afraid. What can people do to me?
Hence we can confidently say, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?"
Fearing any human being is a trap, but confiding in the LORD keeps anyone safe.
2 Samuel 24:14
So David replied to Gad, "This is a very difficult choice for me to make! Let me now please fall into the hand of the LORD, since his mercy is very great, but may I never fall into human hands!"
Deliver me from human oppression and I will keep your precepts.
After all, isn't my complaint against a human being? If so, why shouldn't I be impatient?
While they were gathering together in Galilee, Jesus told them, "The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands.
because he was teaching his disciples, "The Son of Man will be betrayed into human hands. They will kill him, but after being dead for three days he will be raised."
"Listen carefully to these words. The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands."
I myself do not accept human testimony, but I am saying these things so that you may be saved.
But may I never boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world!
that you once practiced as you lived according to the ways of this present world and according to the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now active in those who are disobedient.
For human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.