'Persecutors' in the Bible
My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from my persecutors.
Many are my persecutors and mine oppressors; I have not declined from thy testimonies.
Attend unto my cry, for I am brought very low; deliver me from my persecutors, for they are stronger than I.
Jehovah, thou knowest: remember me, and visit me, and avenge me of my persecutors; in thy long-suffering take me not away: know that for thy sake I bear reproach.
But Jehovah is with me as a mighty terrible one; therefore my persecutors shall stumble and shall not prevail; they shall be greatly ashamed, for they have not prospered: it shall be an everlasting confusion that shall not be forgotten.