Because of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek thy good.
And if he smites out his manslave's tooth or his maidslave's tooth, he shall let them go free for their tooth's sake.
And if someone smites the eye of their slave or the eye of their maid that it perishes, he shall let them go free for their eye's sake.
Blessed are those who suffer persecution for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.
But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?
And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath;
but have no root in themselves and are temporal; afterward, when tribulation or persecution arises for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.
Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father in me, or else believe me for the very works' sake.
1 Corinthians 9:23
And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker together of it.