'Persecute' in the Bible
Then the LORD your God will inflict all these curses on your enemies and on those who hate and persecute you."
LORD, my God, I seek refuge in you. Deliver me from those who persecute me! Rescue me!
For they persecute those whom you have struck, and they brag about the pain of those you have wounded.
How many days must your servant endure this? When will you judge those who persecute me?
Though nobles persecute me for no reason, my heart stands in awe of your words.
"How blessed are you whenever people insult you, persecute you, and say all sorts of evil things against you falsely because of me!
But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you,
So when they persecute you in one town, flee to the next, because I tell all of you with certainty that you will not have gone through the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
"That is why I am sending you prophets, wise men, and scribes. Some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will whip in your synagogues and persecute from town to town.
That is why the Wisdom of God said, "I will send them prophets and apostles. They will kill some of them and persecute others,'
"But before all these things take place, people will arrest you and persecute you. They will hand you over to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my name's sake.
Remember what I told you: "A servant 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 ancestors fail to persecute? They killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One, and now you have become his betrayers and murderers.
Bless those who persecute you. Keep on blessing them, and never curse them.