Martyrdom, Examples Of
Most Relevant Verses
Cain told Abel his brother. And it came about when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.
so that upon you may fall the guilt of all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar.
He sent and had John beheaded in the prison.
Immediately the king sent an executioner and commanded him to bring back his head. And he went and had him beheaded in the prison,
"Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to gird yourself and walk wherever you wished; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will gird you, and bring you where you do not wish to go."
'I know where you dwell, where Satan's throne is; and you hold fast My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days of Antipas, My witness, My faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.
He said, "I have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of hosts; for the sons of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars and killed Your prophets with the sword And I alone am left; and they seek my life, to take it away."
"But they became disobedient and rebelled against You, And cast Your law behind their backs And killed Your prophets who had admonished them So that they might return to You, And they committed great blasphemies.
and say, 'If we had been living in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partners with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.'
"Woe to you! For you build the tombs of the prophets, and it was your fathers who killed them.
"Which one of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? They killed those who had previously announced the coming of the Righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become;
Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
When they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them, and overcome them and kill them.
For John had been saying to Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife."
When they had driven him out of the city, they began stoning him; and the witnesses laid aside their robes at the feet of a young man named Saul.
Now Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest,