Persecution, Attitudes To
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And you shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endures to the end shall be saved.
And labor, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure it:
So that we ourselves boast of you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure:
Therefore seeing we also are surrounded with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily ensnare us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
Having your conduct honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them who despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, says the Lord.
Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good behavior in Christ.
And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation works patience;
For his anger endures but for a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Blessed are you, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.
And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates tore off their clothes, and commanded to beat them.
Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:
In which you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you are in heaviness through manifold trials:
It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them who hated me: for they were too strong for me.
The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and he knows them that trust in him.
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
But you have fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, patience,
Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
Let your conduct be without covetousness; and be content with such things as you have: for he has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you: when you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned; neither shall the flame scorch you.
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thus with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
For in you, O LORD, do I hope: you will hear, O Lord my God.
Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.
And shall not God avenge his own elect, who cry day and night unto him, though he bears long with them?
But the end of all things is at hand: be therefore sober minded, and watch unto prayer.
For our citizenship is in heaven; from which also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ:
Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;
And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdom of this world has become the kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign forever and ever.
Moreover I make a decree of what you shall do for the elders of these Jews for the building of this house of God: that of the king's goods, even of the tribute beyond the river, without delay expenses be given unto these men, that they be not hindered.
I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the living God, and steadfast forever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be even unto the end.
And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the nations; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother.
For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
Fear none of those things which you will suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried; and you shall have tribulation ten days: be faithful unto death, and I will give you a crown of life.
And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, Who are these who are arrayed in white robes? and from where did they come?
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto death.
[To the Chief Musician upon aijeleth shahar. A Psalm of David.] My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? why are you so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning?
I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked out the beard: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth.
Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
And so Pilate, willing to satisfy the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.
For what glory is it, if, when you be buffeted for your faults, you shall take it patiently? but if, when you do well, and suffer for it, you take it patiently, this is commendable with God.
But if you suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are you: and, Be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;
But rejoice, since you are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, you may be glad also with exceeding joy.
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