Handing Over People
Most Relevant Verses
From the ends of the earth we hear songs of praise: "Glory to the Righteous One!' "But I say, "I am pining away, I'm pining away. How terrible things are for me! For treacherous people betray treacherous people are betraying with treachery!'"
Bitterly she cries in the night, as tears stream down her cheeks. No one consoles her of all her friends. All her neighbors have betrayed her; they have become her enemies.
Come to terms quickly with your opponent while you are on the way to court, or your opponent may hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you will be thrown into prison.
For example, when you go with your opponent in front of a ruler, do your best to settle with him on the way there. Otherwise, you will be dragged in front of the judge, and the judge will hand you over to an officer, and the officer will throw you into prison.
"As for yourselves, be on your guard! People will hand you over to local councils, and you will be beaten in their synagogues. You will stand before governors and kings to testify to them because of me.
"But before all these things take place, people will arrest you and persecute you. They will hand you over to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my name's sake.
"Then they'll hand you over to suffer and will kill you, and you'll be hated by all the nations because of my name.
Then many people will fall away, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
"Brother will hand brother over for execution, and a father his child. Children will rebel against parents and have them put to death.
Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death.
You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends, and they will put some of you to death.
When they hand you over, don't worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say, because in that hour what you are to say will be given to you.
When they take you away and hand you over for trial, don't worry ahead of time about what you will say. Instead, say whatever is given to you at that time, because it won't be you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.
Now please pay attention closely! My whole family is attacking your humble servant! They're saying, "Turn over the one who attacked his brother and we'll put him to death in retribution for his brother, whose life he took. That way, we'll kill the heir also!' They're going to extinguish the only light left in my family, leaving my late husband neither an ongoing name nor a survivor on the face of the earth!"
That's a lie! But there is a man from the Ephraim hill country he's known as Bichri's son Sheba who has rebelled against King David. Turn him over and I'll withdraw from the city!"
This is what the LORD says: "For three transgressions of Tyre and now for a fourth I will not turn away; because they delivered the entire population to Edom, and did not remember their covenant with their relatives.
- Betrayal, To The Christian
- Death Of A Father
- Death Of A Mother
- Hatred Between Relatives
- Martyrdom, Qualities Of
- Not Worrying
- Persecution Predicted
- Persecution, Nature Of
- Signs Of The Times
- Unfaithfulness, To People