Category Archives: persecution

delegating dirty work

delegating dirty work Jeremiah 29:24-32 (JDV) Jeremiah 29:24 Speak to Shemaiah the Nehelamite, and this is what you are to say, Jeremiah 29:25 “This is what Yahveh of Armies, the God of Israel, says: You have sent out letters in … Continue reading

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from freedom to terror

from freedom to terror Jeremiah 20:1-6 (JDV) Jeremiah 20:1 Pashhur, son of Immer, the priest, and chief official in the temple of Yahveh, heard Jeremiah prophesying these things. Jeremiah 20:2 So Pashhur had the prophet Jeremiah beaten and put him … Continue reading

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not always welcomed

not always welcomed Acts 17:1-9 (JDV) Acts 17:1 After they passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue. Acts 17:2 As usual, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days made … Continue reading

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sleeping dogs

sleeping dogs Acts 14:1-7 (JDV) Acts 14:1 In Iconium they entered the Jewish synagogue, as usual, and spoke in such a way that a great number of both Jews and Greeks believed. Acts 14:2 But the unbelieving Jews woke up … Continue reading

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fatal flattery

fatal flattery Acts 12:20-25 (JDV) Acts 12:20 Herod had been very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon. With the same passion they presented themselves before him. After persuading Blastus, who was in charge of the king’s bedroom, they … Continue reading

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tears into prayers

tears into prayers Acts 12:1-5 (JDV) Acts 12:1 About that period King Herod forced abusive hands on some who belonged to the congregation, Acts 12:2 and he took James out, John’s brother, using a sword. Acts 12:3 When he saw … Continue reading

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sent to strengthen

sent to strengthen Acts 9:19-31 (JDV) Acts 9:19 And after taking some food, he regained his strength. Saul was with the disciples in Damascus for some days. Acts 9:20 He immediately began proclaiming Jesus in the synagogues: “This one is … Continue reading

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half truths

half truths Acts 6:8-15 (JDV) Acts 6:8 Now Stephen, full of favor and power, was performing great marvels and signs among the people. Acts 6:9 Opposition arose, however, from some members of the Synagogue of the Liberated, composed of both … Continue reading

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miserable means

Galatians 6:17-18 (JDV) Galatians 6:17 From now on, let no one cause me trouble, because I am bearing on my body the marks of Jesus. Galatians 6:18 Brothers, the favor of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your breath. Amen. … Continue reading

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When their hour comes

John 16:1-4 Joh 16:1 “I have spoken these things to you to keep you from getting tripped up. Joh 16:2 They will ban you from the synagogues. In fact, an hour is coming when anyone who kills you will think … Continue reading

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