Enemies, of believers
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"If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.
"I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
Make sure that none of you suffers as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler;
"Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
"Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe to stumble, it would be better for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he had been cast into the sea.
and he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?"
"You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.
"Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.
"Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division;
Now Jacob lived in the land where his father had sojourned, in the land of Canaan.
For son treats father contemptuously, Daughter rises up against her mother, Daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; A man's enemies are the men of his own household.
"Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death.
"Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and have them put to death.
saying, "We gave you strict orders not to continue teaching in this name, and yet, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and intend to bring this man's blood upon us."
Now Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest,
But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.
"They will make you outcasts from the synagogue, but an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God.
and he said, "Behold, I see the heavens opened up and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God."
Now about that time Herod the king laid hands on some who belonged to the church in order to mistreat them.
"So then, I thought to myself that I had to do many things hostile to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained;
"But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
"Have I rejoiced at the extinction of my enemy, Or exulted when evil befell him?
"But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
But Jesus was saying, "Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing " And they cast lots, dividing up His garments among themselves.
They went on stoning Stephen as he called on the Lord and said, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!"
not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing.
'And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
'And forgive us our sins, For we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation.'"
When they came to the place called The Skull, there they crucified Him and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left.
"BUT IF YOUR ENEMY IS HUNGRY, FEED HIM, AND IF HE IS THIRSTY, GIVE HIM A DRINK; FOR IN SO DOING YOU WILL HEAP BURNING COALS ON HIS HEAD."
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;
And a lawyer stood up and put Him to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"
"If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey wandering away, you shall surely return it to him.
Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;
Then Saul said, "I have sinned. Return, my son David, for I will not harm you again because my life was precious in your sight this day. Behold, I have played the fool and have committed a serious error."
Be of sober spirit, be on the alert Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
The LORD said to Satan, "From where do you come?" Then Satan answered the LORD and said, "From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it."
But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that through me the proclamation might be fully accomplished, and that all the Gentiles might hear; and I was rescued out of the lion's mouth.
But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.
for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.
Therefore, I want younger widows to get married, bear children, keep house, and give the enemy no occasion for reproach;
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith;
Submit therefore to God Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows.
"I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one.
"The eternal God is a dwelling place, And underneath are the everlasting arms; And He drove out the enemy from before you, And said, 'Destroy!'
And David spoke the words of this song to the LORD in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul.
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.
Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; Set me securely on high away from those who rise up against me.
In You, O LORD, I have taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men; Preserve me from violent men
"Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
And has raised up a horn of salvation for us In the house of David His servant--
but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers."
in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.
but now has been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,
and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away."
- Death, Of Believers
- Duties To Enemies
- Forgiveness, Application Of
- Forgiving Ones Enemies
- Overcoming Death
- People Being Hated
- Persecution, Nature Of
- Revenge, And Retaliation
- Satan, As Tempter
- Spiritual Warfare, Enemies In