Yahweh examines the righteous, but the wicked and him who loves violence his soul hates.
a Why do you boast of mischief, mighty man?
God’s loving kindness endures continually.
You love all devouring words, you deceitful tongue.
For I was envious of the arrogant,
when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
Therefore pride is like a chain around their neck.
Violence covers them like a garment.
They scoff and speak with malice.
In arrogance, they threaten oppression.
They pour out arrogant words. All the evildoers boast.
for their hearts plot violence, and their lips talk about mischief.
The schemes of folly are sin. The mocker is detested by men.
A fool vents all of his anger, but a wise man brings himself under control.
I gave my back to the strikers, and my cheeks to those who plucked off the hair; I didn’t hide my face from shame and spitting.
"A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If I am a father, then where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is the respect due me? Says Yahweh of Armies to you, priests, who despise my name. You say, ‘How have we despised your name?’
The chief priests and the scribes sought to lay hands on him that very hour, but they feared the people — for they knew he had spoken this parable against them.
When you hear of wars and disturbances, don’t be terrified, for these things must happen first, but the end won’t come immediately."
The chief priests and the scribes stood, vehemently accusing him.
The disciples told him, "Rabbi, the Jews were just trying to stone you, and are you going there again?"
They will put you out of the synagogues. Yes, the time comes that whoever kills you will think that he offers service to God.
So Pilate then took Jesus, and flogged him.
Now about that time, King Herod stretched out his hands to oppress some of the assembly.
He killed James, the brother of John, with the sword.
The high priest, Ananias, commanded those who stood by him to strike him on the mouth.
For if I have done wrong, and have committed anything worthy of death, I don’t refuse to die; but if none of those things is true that they accuse me of, no one can give me up to them. I appeal to Caesar!"