save others by snatching them from the fire; have mercy on others but with fear, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.
But the angels reached out, brought Lot into the house with them, and shut the door.
But he hesitated. Because of the Lord’s compassion for him, the men grabbed his hand, his wife’s hand, and the hands of his two daughters. Then they brought him out and left him outside the city.
Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and when they had won over the crowds and stoned Paul, they dragged him out of the city, thinking he was dead.
When her owners saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to the authorities.
When they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city officials, shouting, “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here too,
The whole city was stirred up, and the people rushed together. They seized Paul, dragged him out of the temple complex, and at once the gates were shut.
No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him, and I will raise him up on the last day.
Saul, however, was ravaging the church. He would enter house after house, drag off men and women, and put them in prison.