They will do these things because they haven't known the Father or Me.
For I have endured insults because of You, and shame has covered my face.
You who tremble at His word, hear the word of the LORD: "Your brothers who hate and exclude you because of Me have said: Let the LORD be glorified, so that we can see your joy! But they will be put to shame."
"Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and falsely say every kind of evil against you because of Me.
You will even be brought before governors and kings because of Me, to bear witness to them and to the nations.
You will be hated by everyone because of My name. But the one who endures to the end will be delivered.
Anyone finding his life will lose it, and anyone losing his life because of Me will find it.
"Then they will hand you over for persecution, and they will kill you. You will be hated by all nations because of My name.
Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you, insult you, and slander your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.
I will certainly show him how much he must suffer for My name!"
Instead, as you share in the sufferings of the Messiah rejoice, so that you may also rejoice with great joy at the revelation of His glory.
Then they asked Him, "Where is Your Father?" "You know neither Me nor My Father," Jesus answered. "If you knew Me, you would also know My Father."
"If I glorify Myself," Jesus answered, "My glory is nothing. My Father-- you say about Him, 'He is our God.'-- He is the One who glorifies Me.
For as I was passing through and observing the objects of your worship, I even found an altar on which was inscribed: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD Therefore, what you worship in ignorance, this I proclaim to you.
Disagreeing among themselves, they began to leave after Paul made one statement: "The Holy Spirit correctly spoke through the prophet Isaiah to your forefathers
when He said, Go to this people and say: 'You will listen and listen, yet never understand; and you will look and look, yet never perceive.
For this people's heart has grown callous, their ears are hard of hearing, and they have shut their eyes; otherwise they might see with their eyes and hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and be converted-- and I would heal them.'
And because they did not think it worthwhile to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them over to a worthless mind to do what is morally wrong.
None of the rulers of this age knew it, for if they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
Become right-minded and stop sinning, because some people are ignorant about God. I say this to your shame.
But if, in fact, our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.
Regarding them: the god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
For we are not proclaiming ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves because of Jesus.
For God, who said, "Light shall shine out of darkness"-- He has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of God's glory in the face of Jesus Christ.
taking vengeance with flaming fire on those who don't know God and on those who don't obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
This is how we are sure that we have come to know Him: by keeping His commands.
The one who says, "I have come to know Him," without keeping His commands, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.