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56 Bible Verses about enemies, of believers

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John 15:18-19

If the world hateth you, ye know that it hath hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love its own; but because ye are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

1 Peter 4:15-16

For let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evildoer, or as a busybody in other mens matters; but if as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this name.

Matthew 25:34-40

Then will the king say to those on his right hand, Come, ye blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and ye gave me food; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in; naked, and ye clothed me; I was sick, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came to more.
Then will the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? and when saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? or when did we see thee sick, or in prison, and come to thee? And the king will answer and say to them, Truly do I say to you, Inasmuch as ye did it to one of the least of these my brethren, ye did it to me.

Luke 17:1

And he said to his disciples, It is impossible but that stumblingblocks will come; but woe to him through whom they come!

Acts 9:4-5

and he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And he answered, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.

Mark 13:13

And ye will be hated by all on account of my name. But he that endureth to the end will be saved.

John 15:21

But all these things will they do to you on account of my name, because they know not him that sent me.

Matthew 10:34-36

Think not that I came to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I came to set a man at variance with his father, and a daughter with her mother, and a bride with her motherinlaw; and they of a mans own household will be his foes.

Luke 12:51-53

Think ye that I came to give peace in the earth? I tell you, nay, but rather division. For from this time forth five in one house will be divided, three against two, and two against three. They will be divided, father against son, and son against father; mother against daughter, and daughter against mother; the motherinlaw against her daughterinlaw, and the daughterinlaw against her motherinlaw.

Acts 4:18

And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all, nor teach, in the name of Jesus.

Acts 5:28

saying, We strictly commanded you not to teach in this name, and lo! ye have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and mean to bring this mans blood upon us.

Acts 8:3

But Saul ravaged the church, entering house after house, and dragging both men and women, committed them to prison.

Acts 9:1-2

But Saul, yet breathing out threatening and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest, and asked of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any who were of this way of belief, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.

Acts 7:56-60

and said, Lo, I behold the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God. And they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and rushed upon him with one accord; and having cast him out of the city, they stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul;read more.
and they stoned Stephen, making supplication, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. And kneeling down he cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And saying this, he fell asleep.

Acts 12:1-2

Now about that time, Herod the king laid his hands upon certain of the church, to oppress them. And he slew James, the brother of John, with the sword.

Acts 26:9-10

I indeed thought with myself that I ought to do many things in opposition to the name of Jesus the Nazarene. Which I also did in Jerusalem; and many of the saints did I myself shut up in prisons, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against them.

Matthew 5:44-45

But I say to you, Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you; that ye may become sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

Luke 6:27-29

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 are spiteful to you. To him that smiteth thee on one cheek, offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak, forbid not to take thy coat also.

Acts 7:59-60

and they stoned Stephen, making supplication, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. And kneeling down he cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And saying this, he fell asleep.

Matthew 6:12-15

and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you;read more.
but if ye do not forgive men, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Luke 23:33-34

And when they had come to the place which is called the Skull, they there crucified him, and the malefactors; one on the right hand, and the other on the left. And Jesus said, Father, forgive them! for they know not what they do. And they divided his garments, casting lots.

Luke 10:25-37

And lo! a certain lawyer stood up to try him, saying, Teacher, what shall I do to inherit everlasting life? And he said to him, What is written in the Law? How readest thou? And he answering said "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself."read more.
And he said to him, Thou hast answered rightly; do this, and thou shalt live. But he, wishing to justify himself, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbor? Jesus answering said, A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers; who after stripping him of his raiment, and wounding him, departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance a certain priest was going down on that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And in like manner also a Levite, having arrived at the place, came and saw, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he was journeying, came where he was, and when he saw him, had compassion, and went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine, and setting him on his own beast, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And the next day, he took out two denaries and gave them to the host, and said, Take care of him; and whatever thou spendest more, I, when I come back, will repay thee. Which of these three, dost thou think, was neighbor to him that fell among the robbers? And he said, He that took pity on him. Then said Jesus to him, Go, and do thou likewise.

2 Timothy 4:17-18

But the Lord stood by me, and strengthened me, that the preaching might be fully accomplished by me, and that all the gentiles might hear; and I was delivered out of the lions mouth. The Lord will deliver me from every evil deed, and preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom; to whom be the glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Ephesians 6:10-18

Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the Devil; for our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the worldrulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of evil in the heavenly more.
Wherefore take up the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; taking up, in addition to all, the shield of faith, by which ye will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the Evil One; and receive the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying with all prayer and entreaty at all times in the Spirit; and watching to this end with all perseverance and entreaty for all the saints,

1 Timothy 5:14-15

I desire therefore that the younger widows marry, bear children, guide the house, give no occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully. For some have already turned aside after Satan.

Matthew 10:28-31

And fear not those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? and not one of them shall fall to the ground without your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all more.
Fear not therefore; ye are of more value than many sparrows.

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