Mistreatment

This is a subsidiary post of The Forms of Persecution.

Matthew 7:12  –  “…treat people the same way you want them to treat you…”  –  Same as Luke 6:31 below.  None of us want to be mistreated.

Mark 9:12  –  “…He will suffer many things and be treated with contempt?”

Luke 6:22 “Blessed are you when men hate you, and ostracize you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man.  Be glad in that day and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven. For in the same way their fathers used to treat the prophets.”  –  Note that, in this case, to “treat” means to “mistreat” – and that hatred, ostracism, insults, and “scorn your name as evil” amount to mistreatment.

Luke 6:26, 27, 28  –  “Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for their fathers used to treat the false prophets in the same way.  But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.”

Luke 6:31  –  “Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.”  –  Same as Matthew 7:12 above.  This is a means of avoiding the mistreating of others.

Luke 18:32, 33  –  “…and will be mocked and mistreated and spit upon, and after they have scourged Him, they will kill Him…”

Luke 23:11  –  “…after treating Him with contempt and mocking Him…”

Acts 7:6 (quoting Genesis 15:13) –  “‘…THEY WOULD BE ENSLAVED AND MISTREATED FOR FOUR HUNDRED YEARS.”  –  In Genesis 15:13 the words for “enslaved and mistreated” are “enslaved and oppressed.”

Acts 7:19  –  “…took shrewd advantage of our race and mistreated our fathers so that they would expose their infants and they would not survive.”

Acts 7:24  –  “And when he saw one of them being treated unjustly, he defended him and took vengeance for the oppressed by striking down the Egyptian.”

Acts 12:1  –  “…Herod the king laid hands on some who belonged to the church in order to mistreat them.”

Acts 14:5, 6, 7  –  “…to mistreat and to stone them…”

1 Thessalonians 2:1, 2  –  “…but after we had already suffered and been mistreated in Philippi, as you know, we had the boldness in our God to speak to you the gospel of God amid much opposition.”

Hebrews 11:24, 25, 26  –  “…choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt…”

Hebrews 11:37, 38  –  “They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were put to death with the sword; they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, ill-treated (men of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves and holes in the ground.”

Hebrews 13:3  –  “Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body.”

1 Peter 2:20  –  “For what credit is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience? But if when you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this finds favor with God.”

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