2 Timothy 2:25
instructing his opponents with gentleness. Perhaps God will grant them repentance leading them to the knowledge of the truth.
Then they dug another well and quarreled over that one also, so he named it Hostility.
1 Thessalonians 2:2
On the contrary, after we had previously suffered, and we were treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, we were emboldened by our God to speak the gospel of God to you in spite of great opposition.
Those who repay evil for good
attack me for pursuing good.
“Therefore Oholibah, this is what the Lord God says: I am going to incite your lovers against you, those you turned away from in disgust. I will bring them against you from every side:
Then the nations from the surrounding provinces
set out against him.
They spread their net over him;
he was caught in their pit.
“This is what the Lord God says: Summon an assembly against them and consign them to terror and plunder.
They will come against you with an alliance of nations and with weapons, chariots, and wagons. They will set themselves against you on every side with shields, bucklers, and helmets. I will delegate judgment to them, and they will judge you by their own standards.
I will discipline them at My discretion;
nations will be gathered against them
to put them in bondage
for their two crimes.
Your hand will be lifted up against your adversaries,
and all your enemies will be destroyed.
For I came to turna man against his father,
a daughter against her mother,
a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
From now on, five in one household will be divided: three against two, and two against three.
They will be divided, father against son,
son against father,
mother against daughter,
daughter against mother,
mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law,
and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”
“Don’t stop him,” Jesus told him, “because whoever is not against you is for you.”
Then the scribes and the chief priests looked for a way to get their hands on Him that very hour, because they knew He had told this parable against them, but they feared the people.
From that moment Pilate made every effort to release Him. But the Jews shouted, “If you release this man, you are not Caesar’s friend. Anyone who makes himself a king opposes Caesar!”
The most sensitive and refined man among you will look grudgingly at his brother, the wife he embraces, and the rest of his children,
The most sensitive and refined woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground because of her refinement and sensitivity, will begrudge the husband she embraces, her son, and her daughter,
“Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will even rise up against their parents and have them put to death.
“Now, son of man, turn toward the women of your people who prophesy out of their own imagination. Prophesy against them
What then are we to say about these things?
If God is for us, who is against us?
I am not afraid of the thousands of people
who have taken their stand against me on every side.
Their father Jacob said to them, “You have deprived me of my sons. Joseph is gone and Simeon is gone. Now you want to take Benjamin. Everything happens to me!”