Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they
Peter began: “I now see how true it is that God has no favourites, but that in every nation the man who is godfearing and does what is right is acceptable to him.” Acts 10:34, 35, N.E.B. Peter … was
Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.
When Pilate realized that nothing more could be done but that there would soon be a riot, he took a bowl of water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying: “I take no responsibility for the death of this
Rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God. Joel 2:13. It was the custom among the Jews for the garments to be rent at the death of friends, but this custom the priests were
If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, … thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely
And who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this? Esther 4:14. A certain day was appointed on which the Jews were to be destroyed and their property confiscated. Little did the king realize