Persecution, Forms Of

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Acts 5:17-18

Then the prince of the priests rose up, and all those that were with him (which is the sect of the Sadducees) were filled with jealousy and laid their hands on the apostles and put them in the common prison.

Genesis 26:14-15

for he had possession of flocks, possession of herds, great store of servants, and the Philistines envied him. For all the wells which his father's slaves had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them and filled them with earth.

Genesis 37:4

And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him and could not speak peaceably unto him.

1 Samuel 18:8-9

And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him, and he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands; and what can he have more but the kingdom? And Saul eyed David from that day and forward.

Psalm 106:16

Then they envied Moses in the camp and Aaron the saint of the LORD.

Daniel 6:1-5

It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom one hundred and twenty governors who should be in all the kingdom; and over these three presidents, of whom Daniel was first, that the governors might give accounts unto them, and the king should not be bothered. Then this Daniel was preferred above these governors and presidents because an overabundance of the Spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole kingdom.read more.
Then the presidents and governors looked for occasions against Daniel on behalf of the kingdom, but they could find no occasion or fault because he was faithful, and no vice nor fault was found in him. Then these men said, We shall never find any occasion against this Daniel except we find it against him in the law of his God.

Acts 13:45

But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy and spoke against that which Paul said, contradicting and blaspheming.

Luke 22:2

And the princes of the priests and scribes sought how they might kill him, but they feared the people.

Exodus 1:10

Now, therefore, let us be wise concerning him, that he not multiply and it come to pass that when war comes, he shall also join with our enemies and fight against us and so leave the land.

1 Samuel 18:15

Therefore, when Saul saw that he behaved himself very prudently, he was afraid of him.

Matthew 2:3

When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled and all Jerusalem with him.

Acts 19:23-27

And the same time there arose no small stir about the way. For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith who made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen, whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation and said, Sirs, ye know that by this gain we have our wealth.read more.
Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul has persuaded and turned away many people, saying that they are not gods which are made with hands so that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought, but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worship.

Genesis 4:3-8

And in process of time it came to pass that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground a present unto the LORD. And Abel, he also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD looked upon Abel and his present, but he did not look upon Cain and his present. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.read more.
Then the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? If thou doest good, it shall certainly be accepted; and if thou doest not good, sin lies at the door. And his desire shall be unto thee, but thou must rule over him. And Cain talked with Abel his brother, and it came to pass when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and slew him.

1 Kings 22:8

And the king of Israel replied unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah, the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire of the LORD; but I hate him, for he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.

2 Chronicles 18:7

And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man here, by whom we may enquire of the LORD, but I hate him, for he never prophesies good unto me, but always evil; the same is Micaiah, the son of Imla. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.

Psalm 38:12

Those that seek after my life lay snares for me, and those that seek my hurt speak calamities and imagine deceits all the day long.

1 Kings 21:10

and set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, Thou didst blaspheme God and the king. And then carry him out and stone him that he may die.

Ezra 4:12-13

Be it known unto the king that the Jews who came up from thee to us are come unto Jerusalem, building the rebellious and the bad city, and have founded the walls thereof and joined the foundations. Be it known now unto the king, that, if this city is rebuilt, and the walls founded, they will not pay toll, tribute, and custom, and so the revenue of the kings shall be reduced.

Psalm 35:11

False witnesses rose up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.

Jeremiah 20:10

For I heard the murmuring of many, fear on every side, Report, and we will report it. All my friends watched to see if I would stumble. Peradventure he will deceive himself, they said, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.

Amos 7:10

Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, Amos has conspired against thee in the midst of the house of Israel; the land is not able to bear all his words.

John 7:12

And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him, for some said, He is a good man; others said, No, but he deceives the people.

Acts 6:11

Then they suborned men, who said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God.

Acts 21:21

and they are informed of thee that thou teachest all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs.

Acts 24:5

For we have found this man a pestilent fellow and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world and prince of the seditious sect of the Nazarenes,

Ezra 4:4

Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah and troubled them in building

Daniel 3:15

Now, are ye ready when ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and of every musical instrument to fall down and worship the statue which I made? For if ye do not worship, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that god that shall deliver you out of my hands?

John 9:22

These words spoke his parents because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had agreed already that if anyone did confess that he was the Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.

Acts 4:17

But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them that from now on they speak to no man in this name.

Nehemiah 4:1-3

But it came to pass that when Sanballat heard that we were building the wall, he was wroth and took great indignation and mocked the Jews. And he spoke before his brethren and the army of Samaria and said, What are these feeble Jews doing? Is this to be permitted them? Will they sacrifice? Will they finish on time? Will they resurrect the stones out of the heaps of the rubbish which were burned? Now Tobiah, the Ammonite, was by him, and he said, Even that which they build, if a fox were to go up it, he would break down their stone wall.

Hosea 9:7

The days of visitation are come, the days of recompense are come; Israel shall know it; the prophet is a fool, the spiritual man is a fool, for the multitude of thine iniquity, and the great hatred.

Hebrews 13:13

Let us go forth, therefore, unto him outside the camp, bearing his reproach.

Revelation 2:9

I know thy works and tribulation and poverty, (but thou art rich), and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

John 9:29

We know that God spoke unto Moses; as for this fellow, we do not know where he is from.

John 12:42

Nevertheless, even among the princes many believed in him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue;

Jeremiah 38:6

Then they took Jeremiah and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech, that was in the court of the guard: and they let down Jeremiah with cords. And in the dungeon there was no water, but mire; so Jeremiah sunk in the mire.

Mark 13:9

But take heed to yourselves, for they shall deliver you up in the councils, and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten; and ye shall be called before rulers and kings for my sake for a testimony unto them.

John 21:18-19

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou didst gird thyself and walk where thou wouldest, but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee and carry thee where thou wouldest not. This he spoke, signifying by what death he should clarify God. And when he had spoken this, he said unto him, Follow me.

Acts 5:40

And they agreed with him; and when they had called the apostles and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus and let them go.

Acts 16:37

But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us openly uncondemned, being Romans, and have cast us into prison; and now do they thrust us out in secret? no indeed; but let them come themselves and fetch us out.

2 Corinthians 11:25

Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned; three times I suffered shipwreck, night and day I have been in the deep;

Hebrews 11:36-39

and others experienced cruel mockings and scourgings, and added to this, bonds and imprisonment; they were stoned; they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword; they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; poor, afflicted, mistreated, (of whom the world was not worthy); they wandered in deserts and in mountains and in dens and caves of the earth.read more.
And these all, approved by testimony of faith, received not the promise,

Daniel 4:34-35

But at the end of the time I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up my eyes unto heaven, and my understanding was returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and glorified him that lives for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is through all ages: and all the inhabitants of the earth are counted as nothing; and in the army of heaven and in the inhabitants of the earth, he does according to his will; nor is there anyone who can interfere with his hand and say unto him, What doest thou?

Acts 12:1

Now at that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to mistreat certain of the congregation .

Galatians 1:23

but they had only heard, That he who persecuted us in time past now preaches the faith which he once destroyed.

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