"These things they will do because they have not known the Father or Me."
"Remember the word that I said to you, 'A slave is not greater than his master ' If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also."
Yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word,
immediately he falls away.
In pride the wicked hotly pursue the afflicted; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.
"But the Jews incited the devout women of prominence and the leading men of the city, and instigated a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and drove them out of their district."