'Persecute' in the Bible
The Lord your God will put all these curses on your enemies who hate and persecute you.
Why do you persecute me as God does?Will you never get enough of my flesh?
For they persecute the one You struckand talk about the pain of those You wounded.
All Your commands are true;people persecute me with lies—help me!
“You are blessed when they insult and persecute you and falsely say every kind of evil against you because of Me.
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
When they persecute you in one town, escape to another. For I assure you: You will not have covered the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
Because of this, the wisdom of God said, ‘I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they will kill and persecute,’
But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you. They will hand you over to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors because of My name.
Remember the word I spoke to you: ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will also keep yours.
Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? They even killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.