Luke 2:3434And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is appointed a for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign b that is opposed
Acts 16:20-2120And when they had brought them to the magistrates, they said, “These men are Jews, and they are disturbing our city. 21They c advocate customs that are not lawful for us d as Romans to accept or practice.”
Acts 17:6-76And when they could not find them e they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city authorities, shouting, “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also, 7and Jason has received them, and they are all acting against f the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is g another king, Jesus.”
Acts 24:5-65For we have found this man a plague h one who stirs up riots among all the Jews throughout the world and is a ringleader of i the sect of the Nazarenes. 6 j He even tried to profane the temple, but we seized him. ▼
▼Some manuscripts add and we would have judged him according to our law. 7But the chief captain Lysias came and with great violence took him out of our hands, 8commanding his accusers to come before you.
Acts 24:1414But this I confess to you, that according to l the Way, which they call m a sect n I worship o the God of our fathers, believing everything p laid down by the Law and written in the Prophets,
1 Peter 2:1212 q Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers r they may see your good deeds and glorify God on s the day of visitation.
1 Peter 3:1616 t having a good conscience, so that u when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame.
1 Peter 4:14-1614 v If you are insulted w for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory ▼
▼Some manuscripts insert and of powerand of God rests upon you. 15But y let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or z as a meddler. 16Yet aa if anyone suffers as a ab Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God ac in that name.
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