2 Timothy 2:25
and gentle when refuting opponents. After all, maybe God will allow them to repent and to come to a full knowledge of the truth,
When his workers started digging another well, those herdsmen quarreled about that one, too, so Isaac named it Sitnah.
1 Thessalonians 2:2
As you know, we suffered persecution and were mistreated in Philippi. Yet we were encouraged by our God to tell you his gospel in spite of strong opposition.
They reward my good with evil, opposing me because I seek to do good.
"Therefore, Oholibah, this is what the Lord GOD says: "Look! I'm about to stir up your lovers against you, the ones from whom you've turned away in disgust. I'm going to bring them against you from every direction
The surrounding nations attacked. They tossed their net over him, and he was caught in their trap.
This is what the Lord GOD says: "Bring an army against them and deliver them over to terror and plunder.
""They'll invade you with weapons, chariots, wagons, and a vast army. They'll set themselves in place to attack you from every direction with large shields, small shields, and helmets. I'll turn over judgment to them, and they'll punish you according to their own standards.
When I'm ready, I will chasten them; and the people will gather against them, to imprison them for their two unrighteous acts."
You will turn your power against your adversaries, and all of your enemies will be cut down."
I came to turn "a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.
From now on, five people 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 daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law."
Jesus told him, "Don't stop him! Because whoever is not against you is for you."
When the scribes and the high priests realized that Jesus had told this parable about them, they wanted to arrest him right then, but they were afraid of the crowd.
From then on, Pilate tried to release him, but the Jewish leaders kept shouting, "If you release this fellow, you're not a friend of Caesar! Anyone who claims to be a king is defying Caesar!"
Even the compassionate man among you the very sensitive one will look with evil in his eyes toward his brother, his beloved wife, and his surviving sons, whom he spared.
The most tender and sensitive lady among you, who doesn't venture to touch the soles of her feet to the ground on account of her daintiness, will look with hostility in her eyes against her beloved husband, her sons, and her daughters.
"Brother will hand brother over for execution, and a father his child. Children will rebel against parents and have them put to death.
"And now, Son of Man, turn toward and oppose the women of your people who prophesy according to their own wrong inclinations and prophesy against them.
What, then, can we say about all of this? If God is for us, who can be against us?
I will not fear multitudes of people, who set themselves against me on every side.
Their father Jacob told them, "You're causing me to lose my children! Joseph is gone. Now Simeon is gone, and you're planning to take Benjamin, too. Everything's going against me!"