And he was talking and arguing with the Hellenistic Jews; but they were attempting to put him to death.
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.
And when an attempt was made by both the Gentiles and the Jews with their rulers, to mistreat and to stone them,
But Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and having won over the crowds, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing him to be dead.
The crowd rose up together against them, and the chief magistrates tore their robes off them and proceeded to order them to be beaten with rods.
But while Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him before the judgment seat,
For the multitude of the people kept following them, shouting, “Away with him!”
They listened to him up to this statement, and then they raised their voices and said, “Away with such a fellow from the earth, for he should not be allowed to live!”
And as a great dissension was developing, the commander was afraid Paul would be torn to pieces by them and ordered the troops to go down and take him away from them by force, and bring him into the barracks.
1 Corinthians 4:12
And we toil, working with our own hands; when we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure;
2 Corinthians 4:9
Persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;
2 Corinthians 11:24
Five times I received from the Jews thirty-nine lashes.
2 Timothy 2:9
For which I suffer hardship even to imprisonment as a criminal; but the word of God is not imprisoned.
2 Timothy 3:11
Persecutions, and sufferings, such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord rescued me!