Bruce Baber (14
"Acts 7 and Matthew 21
& 23...suffering prophets"
52 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and
they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the
Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers
Some prophets suffered under gentiles, like Daniel, but most
suffered at the hands of their own people Israel. The Lord Jesus
mentions this in connection with His lamentation over Jerusalem.
Jesus says, "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the
prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee" (Matt.
23:37). He also tells of this in connection with His parable of
the householder demanding fruit from His vineyard. The servants
in the parable are the prophets, whom they beat and stoned and
killed (Matt. 21:33-41).