'Persecuted' in the Bible
“The [skilled] archers have bitterly attacked and provoked him;They have shot [at him] and harassed him.
And the LORD thy God will put all these curses upon thine enemies, and on them that hate thee, which persecuted thee.
He hath torn me in his wrath, and persecuted me; He hath gnashed upon me with his teeth: Mine adversary sharpeneth his eyes upon me.
For they have persecuted him whom You Yourself have smitten,And they tell of the pain of those whom You have wounded.
Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.
All of your commands are reliable. I am persecuted without cause help me!
SCHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.
"Since my youth they have often persecuted me," let Israel repeat it,
"Since my youth they have often persecuted me, yet they haven't defeated me.
For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.
He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth.
Thou hast covered with anger, and persecuted us: thou hast slain, thou hast not pitied.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
"Blessed are you when they have insulted and persecuted you, and have said every cruel thing about you falsely for my sake.
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
"Then they will hand you over to be persecuted and will kill you. You will be hated by all the nations because of my name.
And for this the Jews persecuted Jesus and sought to kill him, because he had done these things on sabbath.
Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers:
And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.
And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities.
And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:
For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:
But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed.
But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.
Now brothers, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been abolished.
Those who want to make a good impression in the flesh are the ones who would compel you to be circumcised—but only to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ.
In my zeal for God I persecuted the church. According to the righteousness stipulated in the law I was blameless.
For you, brothers and sisters, became imitators of the churches of God in Christ Jesus that are in Judea, because you too suffered the same [kind of] persecution from your own countrymen, as they did from the Jews,
Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:
even though I was formerly a blasphemer [of our Lord] and a persecutor [of His church] and a shameful and outrageous and violent aggressor [toward believers]. Yet I was shown mercy because I acted out of ignorance in unbelief.
and how I was persecuted and suffered in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. What persecutions I endured! Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them.
In fact, all those who want to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
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