Bible verses about "persecution" | Thomson

Luke 6:22

22 Happy are you, when men will hate you; even when they will discard and reproach you, and expose your name as infamous on the account of the son of man;

Romans 12:17-21

17 Render to none evil for evil. Be provident in regard to things good in the sight of all men. 18 If possible, that is, as far as in your power, be at peace with all men. 19 Beloved, avenge not yourselves, but give place to the wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is mine; I will requite, saith the Lord." 20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger feed him; if he be thirsty, give him drink; for by doing so thou wilt use the means to melt him. 21 Be not overcome by evil; but overcome evil with good.

2 Corinthians 12:10

10 I feel therefore a complacency in weaknesses, in reproaches, in difficulties, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ; for when I am weak, then am I strong.

1 Peter 3:14

14 But if you should even suffer on the account of righteousness, you are happy. Be not terrified with the fear of them, nor dismayed;

1 Peter 3:16

16 having a good conscience, that when they speak against you as evil doers, they who calumniate your good conversation in Christ may be put to shame.

1 John 3:13

13 Wonder not, my brethren, if the world hate you.

Matthew 5:10

10 Happy they who are persecuted for righteousness' sake; for the kingdom of the heavens is theirs.

1 Peter 3:17

17 For if it be the will of God that you should suffer, it is better that you should suffer as well doers than as evil doers.

Matthew 5:44

44 But I say to you, Love your enemies. Bless them who curse you. Do good to them who hate you: and pray for them who spitefully use you and persecute you;

1 Peter 4:12-14

12 Beloved, be not surprized at the fiery trial among you, which is come upon you to try you, as if some strange thing had befallen you: 13 but inasmuch as you partake of the sufferings of the Christ, rejoice; that at the manifestation of his glory you may indeed rejoice with exceeding great joy. 14 If you are reproached for the name of Christ you are happy; because the spirit of the glory, even the spirit of God resteth on you. On their part indeed it is reviled, but on your part it is glorified.

John 15:18

18 If the world hate you, consider that it hated me before you.

2 Timothy 3:12

12 Indeed all who wish to live holy in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,

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