persecution

Definitions of persecution

Noun

1

hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of race or political or religious beliefs.

her family fled religious persecution

Synonyms:

oppression victimization maltreatment ill-treatment mistreatment abuse ill-usage discrimination tyranny witch hunt harassment hounding intimidation bullying

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Under the 1996 laws, asylum seekers fleeing persecution are now held behind bars.

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Synonyms of persecution

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oppression victimization maltreatment ill-treatment mistreatment abuse ill-usage discrimination tyranny witch hunt

harassment hounding intimidation bullying

Matthew 5:11

"Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.

Matthew 5:10

"Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 10:22

"You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.

Matthew 10:23

"But whenever they persecute you in one city, flee to the next; for truly I say to you, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel until the Son of Man comes.

2 Corinthians 4:9

persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;

Matthew 5:12

"Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

1 Corinthians 15:9

For I am the least of the apostles, and not fit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

John 15:20

"Remember the word that I said 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 keep yours also.

Acts 22:4

"I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and putting both men and women into prisons,

2 Timothy 3:12

Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

Matthew 24:9

"Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.

Matthew 5:44

"But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Matthew 13:21

yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away.

Mark 10:30

but that he will receive a hundred times as much now in the present age, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms, along with persecutions; and in the age to come, eternal life.

Hebrews 10:33

partly by being made a public spectacle through reproaches and tribulations, and partly by becoming sharers with those who were so treated.

Galatians 1:13

For you have heard of my former manner of life in Judaism, how I used to persecute the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it;

Mark 4:17

and they have no firm root in themselves, but are only temporary; then, when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately they fall away.

1 Corinthians 4:12

and we toil, working with our own hands; when we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure;

1 Peter 3:14

But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed AND DO NOT FEAR THEIR INTIMIDATION, AND DO NOT BE TROUBLED,

2 Corinthians 12:10

Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

John 15:21

"But all these things they will do to you for My name's sake, because they do not know the One who sent Me.

Lamentations 3:66

You will pursue them in anger and destroy them From under the heavens of the LORD!

2 Timothy 3:11

persecutions, and sufferings, such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord rescued me!

Romans 8:35

Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Acts 8:3

But Saul began ravaging the church, entering house after house, and dragging off men and women, he would put them in prison.

Acts 9:5

And he said, "Who are You, Lord?" And He said, "I am Jesus whom you are persecuting,

Luke 21:12

"But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, delivering you to the synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for My name's sake.

Psalm 35:6

Let their way be dark and slippery, With the angel of the LORD pursuing them.

Luke 11:49

"For this reason also the wisdom of God said, 'I will send to them prophets and apostles, and some of them they will kill and some they will persecute,

Philippians 3:6

as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to the righteousness which is in the Law, found blameless.

John 16:2

"They will make you outcasts from the synagogue, but an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God.

Job 19:22

"Why do you persecute me as God does, And are not satisfied with my flesh?

Galatians 5:11

But I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? Then the stumbling block of the cross has been abolished.

Galatians 6:12

Those who desire to make a good showing in the flesh try to compel you to be circumcised, simply so that they will not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.

Revelation 12:13

And when the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child.

Psalm 129:2

"Many times they have persecuted me from my youth up; Yet they have not prevailed against me.

Psalm 10:2

In pride the wicked hotly pursue the afflicted; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.

Romans 12:12

rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer,

Acts 9:4

and he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?"

Revelation 2:10

'Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.

Matthew 10:19

"But when they hand you over, do not worry about how or what you are to say; for it will be given you in that hour what you are to say.

Galatians 4:29

But as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so it is now also.

Psalm 109:16

Because he did not remember to show lovingkindness, But persecuted the afflicted and needy man, And the despondent in heart, to put them to death.

Acts 26:15

"And I said, 'Who are You, Lord?' And the Lord said, 'I am Jesus whom you are persecuting.

Acts 20:23

except that the Holy Spirit solemnly testifies to me in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions await me.

Acts 11:19

So then those who were scattered because of the persecution that occurred in connection with Stephen made their way to Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except to Jews alone.

1 Peter 4:14

If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.

1 Timothy 1:13

even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent aggressor Yet I was shown mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief;

Lamentations 5:5

Our pursuers are at our necks; We are worn out, there is no rest for us.

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Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Persecution

Christ » Sake, for his » Persecution

Fire » Illustrative of » Persecution

For Christ's sake » Persecution

for Jesus' sake » Persecution

Joy » In sorrow in tribulation, examples of » Persecution

Paul » spread of the gospel » Persecution

Paul » Persecution

Persecution » Who shall face persecution

Persecution » General references to

Persecution » Predicted concerning the church

Persecution » Of the jews

Persecution » Instances of » Of jeremiah

Persecution » Of Christ

Persecution » God delivers out of

Persecution » The world persecuting jesus Christ

Persecution » Lawful means may be used to escape

Persecution » Instances of » Of job

Persecution » The hope of future blessedness supports under

Persecution » Instances of » Of the apostles

Persecution » Saints may expect

Persecution » Of the righteous » Diffuses the gospel

Persecution » Spirit of--exemplified

Persecution » Punishment for

Persecution » The wicked » Active in

Persecution » Those that are persecuted for the sake of Christ

Persecution » Instances of » Of elijah

Persecution » The wicked » Rejoice in its success

Persecution » Saints suffering, should » Rejoice

Persecution » Instances of » Of abel

Persecution » Of saints, is a persecution of Christ

Persecution » Originates in » Mistaken zeal

Persecution » Saints suffering, should » Pray for deliverance

Persecution » Instances of » Of the ekklesia (body of Christ)

Persecution » The wicked » Addicted to

Persecution » Blessedness of enduring, for Christ's sake

Persecution » Originates in » Hated to God and Christ

Persecution » Christ suffered

Persecution » Instances of » Of micaiah

Persecution » Instances of » Of zachariah

Persecution » Pray for those suffering

Persecution » Saints suffering, should » Exhibit patience

Persecution » Instances of » Of the disciples

Persecution » Those that persecute israel

Persecution » God forsakes not his saints under

Persecution » Instances of » Of david

Persecution » Illustrated

Persecution » Spirit of--exemplified » Zedekiah

Persecution » Of the righteous » Deliverance from

Persecution » Spirit of--exemplified » saul

Persecution » All that live Godly in Christ, shall suffer

Persecution » Preachers of the gospel subject to

Persecution » Saints suffer, for the sake of God

Persecution » False teachers shrink from

Persecution » Men by nature addicted to

Persecution » Suffering of--exemplified » Saints of old

Persecution » Suffering of--exemplified » Jeremiah

Persecution » Suffering of--exemplified » Daniel

Persecution » Suffering of--exemplified » David

Persecution » Originates in » Hatred to the gospel

Persecution » Instances of » of moses

Persecution » Inconsistent with » The gospel

Persecution » Suffering of--exemplified

Persecution » Saints suffering, should » Pray for those who inflict

Persecution » Saints suffering, should » Commit themselves to God

Persecution » Saints suffering, should » Glorify God

Persecution » Instances of » Of stephen

Persecution » Hypocrites cannot endure

Persecution » Return blessing for

Persecution » Instances of » Of the jews

Persecution » Instances of » Of prophets

Persecution » The wicked » Encourage each other in

Persecution » Who persecutes the poor

Persecution » Christ voluntarily submitted to

Persecution » Cannot separate from Christ

Persecution » Christ was patient under

Persecution » Suffering of--exemplified » Paul and barnabas

Persecution » Suffering of--exemplified » Paul and silas

Persecution » Originates in » Pride

Persecution » Instances of » Of john the baptist

Persecution » Instances of » Of gideon

Persecution » Suffering of--exemplified » The prophets

Persecution » Suffering of--exemplified » Apostles

Persecution » Spirit of--exemplified » Herod

Persecution » Originates in » Ignorance of God and Christ

Persecution » Instances of » Of the three hebrew young men (shadrach, meshach, and abed-nego) of the captivity

Persecution » Instances of » Of the congregation at smyrna

Persecution » Instances of » Of lazarus

Persecution » Instances of » Of hanani

Persecution » Instances of » Of urijah

Persecution » Instances of » Of timothy

Persecution » Is sometimes unto death

Persecution » Suffering of--exemplified » Primitive church

Persecution » Instances of » Of prophets martyred by jezebel

Persecution » Instances of » Of simon

Persecution » Instances of » of Elisha

Persecution » Instances of » Of antipas

Persecution » Instances of » Of james

Persecution » Instances of » Of lot

Persecution » Of the righteous » A mode of divine chastisement

Persecution » Instances of » Of john

Persecution » Instances of » Of daniel

Protection » Is vouchsafed to saints in » Persecution

Rejoicing » In tribulation, examples of » Persecution

The Resurrection » The preaching of, caused » Persecution

Suffering for Christ's sake » Some trials believers may be called upon to endure » Persecution

Suffering for righteousness' sake » Persecution » General references to

Suffering for righteousness' sake » Persecution » Predicted concerning the church

Suffering for righteousness' sake » Persecution » Of Christ

Suffering for righteousness' sake » For Christ's sake some trials believers may be called upon to endure » Persecution

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Persecution

Acts 5:41

So they went on their way from the presence of the Council, rejoicing that they had been considered worthy to suffer shame for His name.

Christ » Sake, for his » Persecution

Matthew 5:11

"Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.

Fire » Illustrative of » Persecution

Luke 12:49-53

"I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled! "But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished! "Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division; read more.

For Christ's sake » Persecution

Matthew 5:11

"Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.

for Jesus' sake » Persecution

Matthew 5:11

"Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.

Joy » In sorrow in tribulation, examples of » Persecution

Acts 5:41

So they went on their way from the presence of the Council, rejoicing that they had been considered worthy to suffer shame for His name.

Paul » spread of the gospel » Persecution

2 Timothy 4:14

Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds.

Acts 19:23-41

About that time there occurred no small disturbance concerning the Way. For a man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines of Artemis, was bringing no little business to the craftsmen; these he gathered together with the workmen of similar trades, and said, "Men, you know that our prosperity depends upon this business. read more.

2 Corinthians 1:8

For we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction which came to us in Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life;

Paul » Persecution

Acts 17:13-15

But when the Jews of Thessalonica found out that the word of God had been proclaimed by Paul in Berea also, they came there as well, agitating and stirring up the crowds. Then immediately the brethren sent Paul out to go as far as the sea; and Silas and Timothy remained there. Now those who escorted Paul brought him as far as Athens; and receiving a command for Silas and Timothy to come to him as soon as possible, they left.

Persecution » Who shall face persecution

2 Timothy 3:12

Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

1 Corinthians 4:9-13

For, I think, God has exhibited us apostles last of all, as men condemned to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men. We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are prudent in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are distinguished, but we are without honor. To this present hour we are both hungry and thirsty, and are poorly clothed, and are roughly treated, and are homeless; read more.

Mark 13:1-13

As He was going out of the temple, one of His disciples said to Him, "Teacher, behold what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!" And Jesus said to him, "Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left upon another which will not be torn down." As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew were questioning Him privately, read more.

Matthew 10:16-25

"Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves. "But beware of men, for they will hand you over to the courts and scourge you in their synagogues; and you will even be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. read more.

Matthew 24:1-10

Jesus came out from the temple and was going away when His disciples came up to point out the temple buildings to Him. And He said to them, "Do you not see all these things? Truly I say to you, not one stone here will be left upon another, which will not be torn down." As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?" read more.

More verses: Luke 21:5-19 John 15:1-20 John 16:1-4

Persecution » General references to

Psalm 7:1

O LORD my God, in You I have taken refuge; Save me from all those who pursue me, and deliver me,

Psalm 31:15

My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies and from those who persecute me.

Psalm 119:86

All Your commandments are faithful; They have persecuted me with a lie; help me!

Psalm 119:157

Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, Yet I do not turn aside from Your testimonies.

Psalm 119:161

Princes persecute me without cause, But my heart stands in awe of Your words.

More verses: Psalm 143:3 Jeremiah 15:15 Lamentations 5:5

Persecution » Predicted concerning the church

Revelation 2:10

'Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.

Matthew 24:9

"Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.

Matthew 10:17

"But beware of men, for they will hand you over to the courts and scourge you in their synagogues;

Luke 21:12

"But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, delivering you to the synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for My name's sake.

John 15:20

"Remember the word that I said 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 keep yours also.

More verses: John 16:2 2 Timothy 3:12

Persecution » Of the jews

Acts 18:2

And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, having recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. He came to them,

2 Kings 16:6

At that time Rezin king of Aram recovered Elath for Aram, and cleared the Judeans out of Elath entirely; and the Arameans came to Elath and have lived there to this day.

Esther 3:13

Letters were sent by couriers to all the king's provinces to destroy, to kill and to annihilate all the Jews, both young and old, women and children, in one day, the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, and to seize their possessions as plunder.

Psalm 74:8

They said in their heart, "Let us completely subdue them." They have burned all the meeting places of God in the land.

Psalm 83:4

They have said, "Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation, That the name of Israel be remembered no more."

More verses: Daniel 3:8 Acts 16:20

Persecution » Instances of » Of jeremiah

Jeremiah 36:26

And the king commanded Jerahmeel the king's son, Seraiah the son of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel to seize Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet, but the LORD hid them.

Jeremiah 15:10

Woe to me, my mother, that you have borne me As a man of strife and a man of contention to all the land! I have not lent, nor have men lent money to me, Yet everyone curses me.

Jeremiah 32:2

Now at that time the army of the king of Babylon was besieging Jerusalem, and Jeremiah the prophet was shut up in the court of the guard, which was in the house of the king of Judah,

Jeremiah 15:15

You who know, O LORD, Remember me, take notice of me, And take vengeance for me on my persecutors Do not, in view of Your patience, take me away; Know that for Your sake I endure reproach.

Jeremiah 33:1

Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the second time, while he was still confined in the court of the guard, saying,

More verses: Jeremiah 17:15-18 Jeremiah 18:18-23 Jeremiah 38:1-6

Persecution » Of Christ

Luke 23:11

And Herod with his soldiers, after treating Him with contempt and mocking Him, dressed Him in a gorgeous robe and sent Him back to Pilate.

John 5:16

For this reason the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was doing these things on the Sabbath.

Luke 4:29

and they got up and drove Him out of the city, and led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city had been built, in order to throw Him down the cliff.

John 7:1

After these things Jesus was walking in Galilee, for He was unwilling to walk in Judea because the Jews were seeking to kill Him.

John 8:37

"I know that you are Abraham's descendants; yet you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you.

More verses: John 10:39

Persecution » God delivers out of

2 Corinthians 1:10

who delivered us from so great a peril of death, and will deliver us, He on whom we have set our hope. And He will yet deliver us,

Daniel 3:25

He said, "Look! I see four men loosed and walking about in the midst of the fire without harm, and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods!"

Daniel 3:28

Nebuchadnezzar responded and said, "Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, who has sent His angel and delivered His servants who put their trust in Him, violating the king's command, and yielded up their bodies so as not to serve or worship any god except their own God.

2 Timothy 3:11

persecutions, and sufferings, such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord rescued me!

Persecution » The world persecuting jesus Christ

Acts 4:24-27

And when they heard this, they lifted their voices to God with one accord and said, "O Lord, it is You who MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH AND THE SEA, AND ALL THAT IS IN THEM, who by the Holy Spirit, through the mouth of our father David Your servant, said, 'WHY DID THE GENTILES RAGE, AND THE PEOPLES DEVISE FUTILE THINGS? 'THE KINGS OF THE EARTH TOOK THEIR STAND, AND THE RULERS WERE GATHERED TOGETHER AGAINST THE LORD AND AGAINST HIS CHRIST.' read more.

Acts 9:1-5

Now Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest, and asked for letters from him to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, both men and women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. As he was traveling, it happened that he was approaching Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him; read more.

John 15:1-25

"I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. "Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. "You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. read more.

John 5:15-18

The man went away, and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well. For this reason the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was doing these things on the Sabbath. But He answered them, "My Father is working until now, and I Myself am working." read more.

Acts 22:6-8

"But it happened that as I was on my way, approaching Damascus about noontime, a very bright light suddenly flashed from heaven all around me, and I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?' "And I answered, 'Who are You, Lord?' And He said to me, 'I am Jesus the Nazarene, whom you are persecuting.'

Persecution » Lawful means may be used to escape

Matthew 2:13

Now when they had gone, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, "Get up! Take the Child and His mother and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is going to search for the Child to destroy Him."

Matthew 10:23

"But whenever they persecute you in one city, flee to the next; for truly I say to you, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel until the Son of Man comes.

Matthew 12:14-15

But the Pharisees went out and conspired against Him, as to how they might destroy Him. But Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there. Many followed Him, and He healed them all,

Persecution » Instances of » Of job

Job 30:1-10

"But now those younger than I mock me, Whose fathers I disdained to put with the dogs of my flock. "Indeed, what good was the strength of their hands to me? Vigor had perished from them. "From want and famine they are gaunt Who gnaw the dry ground by night in waste and desolation, read more.

Job 13:4-13

"But you smear with lies; You are all worthless physicians. "O that you would be completely silent, And that it would become your wisdom! "Please hear my argument And listen to the contentions of my lips. read more.

Job 16:1-4

Then Job answered, "I have heard many such things; Sorry comforters are you all. "Is there no limit to windy words? Or what plagues you that you answer? read more.

Job 17:2

"Surely mockers are with me, And my eye gazes on their provocation.

Job 19:1-5

Then Job responded, "How long will you torment me And crush me with words? "These ten times you have insulted me; You are not ashamed to wrong me. read more.

Persecution » The hope of future blessedness supports under

1 Corinthians 15:32

If from human motives I fought with wild beasts at Ephesus, what does it profit me? If the dead are not raised, LET US EAT AND DRINK, FOR TOMORROW WE DIE.

1 Corinthians 15:19

If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied.

Persecution » Instances of » Of the apostles

Revelation 1:9

I, John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance which are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.

Acts 4:3-18

And they laid hands on them and put them in jail until the next day, for it was already evening. But many of those who had heard the message believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand. On the next day, their rulers and elders and scribes were gathered together in Jerusalem; read more.

Acts 5:18-42

They laid hands on the apostles and put them in a public jail. But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the gates of the prison, and taking them out he said, "Go, stand and speak to the people in the temple the whole message of this Life." read more.

Acts 12:1-19

Now about that time Herod the king laid hands on some who belonged to the church in order to mistreat them. And he had James the brother of John put to death with a sword. When he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also Now it was during the days of Unleavened Bread. read more.

Persecution » Saints may expect

Luke 21:12

"But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, delivering you to the synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for My name's sake.

John 15:20

"Remember the word that I said 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 keep yours also.

Mark 10:30

but that he will receive a hundred times as much now in the present age, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms, along with persecutions; and in the age to come, eternal life.

Persecution » Of the righteous » Diffuses the gospel

Acts 11:19-21

So then those who were scattered because of the persecution that occurred in connection with Stephen made their way to Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except to Jews alone. But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who came to Antioch and began speaking to the Greeks also, preaching the Lord Jesus. And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a large number who believed turned to the Lord.

Acts 8:1

Saul was in hearty agreement with putting him to death And on that day a great persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.

Acts 8:4

Therefore, those who had been scattered went about preaching the word.

Philippians 1:12-14

Now I want you to know, brethren, that my circumstances have turned out for the greater progress of the gospel, so that my imprisonment in the cause of Christ has become well known throughout the whole praetorian guard and to everyone else, and that most of the brethren, trusting in the Lord because of my imprisonment, have far more courage to speak the word of God without fear.

Persecution » Spirit of--exemplified

Philippians 3:6

as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to the righteousness which is in the Law, found blameless.

1 Timothy 1:13

even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent aggressor Yet I was shown mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief;

John 5:16

For this reason the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was doing these things on the Sabbath.

1 Thessalonians 2:15

who both killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove us out. They are not pleasing to God, but hostile to all men,

Exodus 1:8-14

Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. He said to his people, "Behold, the people of the sons of Israel are more and mightier than we. "Come, let us deal wisely with them, or else they will multiply and in the event of war, they will also join themselves to those who hate us, and fight against us and depart from the land." read more.

Persecution » Punishment for

2 Thessalonians 1:6

For after all it is only just for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you,

Psalm 7:13

He has also prepared for Himself deadly weapons; He makes His arrows fiery shafts.

Persecution » The wicked » Active in

Psalm 143:3

For the enemy has persecuted my soul; He has crushed my life to the ground; He has made me dwell in dark places, like those who have long been dead.

Lamentations 4:19

Our pursuers were swifter Than the eagles of the sky; They chased us on the mountains, They waited in ambush for us in the wilderness.

Persecution » Those that are persecuted for the sake of Christ

Matthew 5:10-12

"Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. "Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. "Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Luke 6:22-23

"Blessed are you when men hate you, and ostracize you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man. "Be glad in that day and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven For in the same way their fathers used to treat the prophets.

Persecution » Instances of » Of elijah

2 Kings 1:9

Then the king sent to him a captain of fifty with his fifty. And he went up to him, and behold, he was sitting on the top of the hill. And he said to him, "O man of God, the king says, 'Come down.'"

2 Kings 2:23

Then he went up from there to Bethel; and as he was going up by the way, young lads came out from the city and mocked him and said to him, "Go up, you baldhead; go up, you baldhead!"

1 Kings 18:10

"As the LORD your God lives, there is no nation or kingdom where my master has not sent to search for you; and when they said, 'He is not here,' he made the kingdom or nation swear that they could not find you.

Persecution » The wicked » Rejoice in its success

Psalm 13:4

And my enemy will say, "I have overcome him," And my adversaries will rejoice when I am shaken.

Revelation 11:10

And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them and celebrate; and they will send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.

Persecution » Saints suffering, should » Rejoice

Matthew 5:12

"Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

1 Peter 4:13

but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation.

Persecution » Instances of » Of abel

Matthew 23:35

so that upon you may fall the guilt of all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar.

1 John 3:12

not as Cain, who was of the evil one and slew his brother And for what reason did he slay him? Because his deeds were evil, and his brother's were righteous.

Genesis 4:8

Cain told Abel his brother. And it came about when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.

Persecution » Of saints, is a persecution of Christ

Zechariah 2:8

For thus says the LORD of hosts, "After glory He has sent me against the nations which plunder you, for he who touches you, touches the apple of His eye.

Acts 9:4-5

and he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?" And he said, "Who are You, Lord?" And He said, "I am Jesus whom you are persecuting,

Persecution » Originates in » Mistaken zeal

Acts 13:50

But the Jews incited the devout women of prominence and the leading men of the city, and instigated a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and drove them out of their district.

Acts 26:9-11

"So then, I thought to myself that I had to do many things hostile to the name of Jesus of Nazareth. "And this is just what I did in Jerusalem; not only did I lock up many of the saints in prisons, having received authority from the chief priests, but also when they were being put to death I cast my vote against them. "And as I punished them often in all the synagogues, I tried to force them to blaspheme; and being furiously enraged at them, I kept pursuing them even to foreign cities.

Persecution » Saints suffering, should » Pray for deliverance

Psalm 7:1

O LORD my God, in You I have taken refuge; Save me from all those who pursue me, and deliver me,

Psalm 119:86

All Your commandments are faithful; They have persecuted me with a lie; help me!

Persecution » Instances of » Of the ekklesia (body of Christ)

Acts 8:1

Saul was in hearty agreement with putting him to death And on that day a great persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.

Galatians 1:13

For you have heard of my former manner of life in Judaism, how I used to persecute the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it;

Acts 9:1-14

Now Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest, and asked for letters from him to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, both men and women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. As he was traveling, it happened that he was approaching Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him; read more.

Persecution » The wicked » Addicted to

Psalm 69:26

For they have persecuted him whom You Yourself have smitten, And they tell of the pain of those whom You have wounded.

Psalm 10:2

In pride the wicked hotly pursue the afflicted; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.

Persecution » Blessedness of enduring, for Christ's sake

Luke 6:22

"Blessed are you when men hate you, and ostracize you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man.

Matthew 5:10

"Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Persecution » Originates in » Hated to God and Christ

John 15:24

"If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would not have sin; but now they have both seen and hated Me and My Father as well.

John 15:20

"Remember the word that I said 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 keep yours also.

Persecution » Christ suffered

Psalm 69:26

For they have persecuted him whom You Yourself have smitten, And they tell of the pain of those whom You have wounded.

John 5:16

For this reason the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was doing these things on the Sabbath.

Persecution » Instances of » Of micaiah

1 Kings 22:26

Then the king of Israel said, "Take Micaiah and return him to Amon the governor of the city and to Joash the king's son;

2 Chronicles 18:26

and say, 'Thus says the king, "Put this man in prison and feed him sparingly with bread and water until I return safely."'"

Persecution » Instances of » Of zachariah

Matthew 23:35

so that upon you may fall the guilt of all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar.

2 Chronicles 24:21

So they conspired against him and at the command of the king they stoned him to death in the court of the house of the LORD.

Persecution » Pray for those suffering

2 Thessalonians 3:2

and that we will be rescued from perverse and evil men; for not all have faith.

Persecution » Saints suffering, should » Exhibit patience

1 Corinthians 4:12

and we toil, working with our own hands; when we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure;

Persecution » Instances of » Of the disciples

John 20:19

So when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, "Peace be with you."

John 9:34

They answered him, "You were born entirely in sins, and are you teaching us?" So they put him out.

John 9:22

His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone confessed Him to be Christ, he was to be put out of the synagogue.

Persecution » Those that persecute israel

Deuteronomy 30:1-7

"So it shall be when all of these things have come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you call them to mind in all nations where the LORD your God has banished you, and you return to the LORD your God and obey Him with all your heart and soul according to all that I command you today, you and your sons, then the LORD your God will restore you from captivity, and have compassion on you, and will gather you again from all the peoples where the LORD your God has scattered you. read more.

Persecution » God forsakes not his saints under

2 Corinthians 4:9

persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;

Persecution » Instances of » Of david

Psalm 31:13

For I have heard the slander of many, Terror is on every side; While they took counsel together against me, They schemed to take away my life.

Psalm 59:1-2

Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; Set me securely on high away from those who rise up against me. Deliver me from those who do iniquity And save me from men of bloodshed.

Persecution » Illustrated

Matthew 21:33-39

"Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who PLANTED A VINEYARD AND PUT A WALL AROUND IT AND DUG A WINE PRESS IN IT, AND BUILT A TOWER, and rented it out to vine-growers and went on a journey. "When the harvest time approached, he sent his slaves to the vine-growers to receive his produce. "The vine-growers took his slaves and beat one, and killed another, and stoned a third. read more.

Persecution » Spirit of--exemplified » Zedekiah

Jeremiah 38:4-6

Then the officials said to the king, "Now let this man be put to death, inasmuch as he is discouraging the men of war who are left in this city and all the people, by speaking such words to them; for this man is not seeking the well-being of this people but rather their harm." So King Zedekiah said, "Behold, he is in your hands; for the king can do nothing against you." Then they took Jeremiah and cast him into the cistern of Malchijah the king's son, which was in the court of the guardhouse; and they let Jeremiah down with ropes Now in the cistern there was no water but only mud, and Jeremiah sank into the mud.

Persecution » Of the righteous » Deliverance from

Psalm 129:1-2

"Many times they have persecuted me from my youth up," Let Israel now say, "Many times they have persecuted me from my youth up; Yet they have not prevailed against me.

Persecution » Spirit of--exemplified » saul

1 Samuel 26:18

He also said, "Why then is my lord pursuing his servant? For what have I done? Or what evil is in my hand?

Persecution » All that live Godly in Christ, shall suffer

2 Timothy 3:12

Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

Persecution » Preachers of the gospel subject to

Galatians 5:11

But I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? Then the stumbling block of the cross has been abolished.

Persecution » Saints suffer, for the sake of God

Jeremiah 15:15

You who know, O LORD, Remember me, take notice of me, And take vengeance for me on my persecutors Do not, in view of Your patience, take me away; Know that for Your sake I endure reproach.

Persecution » False teachers shrink from

Galatians 6:12

Those who desire to make a good showing in the flesh try to compel you to be circumcised, simply so that they will not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.

Persecution » Men by nature addicted to

Galatians 4:29

But as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so it is now also.

Persecution » Suffering of--exemplified » Saints of old

Hebrews 11:36

and others experienced mockings and scourgings, yes, also chains and imprisonment.

Persecution » Suffering of--exemplified » Jeremiah

Jeremiah 32:2

Now at that time the army of the king of Babylon was besieging Jerusalem, and Jeremiah the prophet was shut up in the court of the guard, which was in the house of the king of Judah,

Persecution » Suffering of--exemplified » Daniel

Daniel 6:5-17

Then these men said, "We will not find any ground of accusation against this Daniel unless we find it against him with regard to the law of his God." Then these commissioners and satraps came by agreement to the king and spoke to him as follows: "King Darius, live forever! "All the commissioners of the kingdom, the prefects and the satraps, the high officials and the governors have consulted together that the king should establish a statute and enforce an injunction that anyone who makes a petition to any god or man besides you, O king, for thirty days, shall be cast into the lions' den. read more.

Persecution » Suffering of--exemplified » David

Psalm 119:161

Princes persecute me without cause, But my heart stands in awe of Your words.

Persecution » Originates in » Hatred to the gospel

Matthew 13:21

yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away.

Persecution » Instances of » of moses

Exodus 2:15

When Pharaoh heard of this matter, he tried to kill Moses. But Moses fled from the presence of Pharaoh and settled in the land of Midian, and he sat down by a well.

Exodus 17:4

So Moses cried out to the LORD, saying, "What shall I do to this people? A little more and they will stone me."

Persecution » Inconsistent with » The gospel

Matthew 26:52

Then Jesus said to him, "Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword.

Persecution » Suffering of--exemplified

1 Kings 22:27

and say, 'Thus says the king, "Put this man in prison and feed him sparingly with bread and water until I return safely."'"

Persecution » Saints suffering, should » Pray for those who inflict

Matthew 5:44

"But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Persecution » Saints suffering, should » Commit themselves to God

1 Peter 4:19

Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.

Persecution » Saints suffering, should » Glorify God

1 Peter 4:16

but if anyone suffers as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in this name.

Persecution » Instances of » Of stephen

Acts 6:9-15

But some men from what was called the Synagogue of the Freedmen, including both Cyrenians and Alexandrians, and some from Cilicia and Asia, rose up and argued with Stephen. But they were unable to cope with the wisdom and the Spirit with which he was speaking. Then they secretly induced men to say, "We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God." read more.

Persecution » Hypocrites cannot endure

Matthew 4:17

From that time Jesus began to preach and say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

Persecution » Return blessing for

Romans 12:14

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

Persecution » Instances of » Of the jews

Persecution » Instances of » Of prophets

Matthew 21:35-36

"The vine-growers took his slaves and beat one, and killed another, and stoned a third. "Again he sent another group of slaves larger than the first; and they did the same thing to them.

Persecution » The wicked » Encourage each other in

Psalm 71:11

Saying, "God has forsaken him; Pursue and seize him, for there is no one to deliver."

Persecution » Who persecutes the poor

Psalm 10:2

In pride the wicked hotly pursue the afflicted; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.

Persecution » Christ voluntarily submitted to

Isaiah 50:6

I gave My back to those who strike Me, And My cheeks to those who pluck out the beard; I did not cover My face from humiliation and spitting.

Persecution » Cannot separate from Christ

Romans 8:35

Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Persecution » Christ was patient under

Isaiah 53:7

He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He did not open His mouth; Like a lamb that is led to slaughter, And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, So He did not open His mouth.

Persecution » Suffering of--exemplified » Paul and barnabas

Acts 13:50

But the Jews incited the devout women of prominence and the leading men of the city, and instigated a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and drove them out of their district.

Persecution » Suffering of--exemplified » Paul and silas

Acts 16:23

When they had struck them with many blows, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to guard them securely;

Persecution » Originates in » Pride

Psalm 10:2

In pride the wicked hotly pursue the afflicted; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.

Persecution » Instances of » Of john the baptist

Matthew 14:3-12

For when Herod had John arrested, he bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip. For John had been saying to him, "It is not lawful for you to have her." Although Herod wanted to put him to death, he feared the crowd, because they regarded John as a prophet. read more.

Persecution » Instances of » Of gideon

Judges 6:28-32

When the men of the city arose early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal was torn down, and the Asherah which was beside it was cut down, and the second bull was offered on the altar which had been built. They said to one another, "Who did this thing?" And when they searched about and inquired, they said, "Gideon the son of Joash did this thing." Then the men of the city said to Joash, "Bring out your son, that he may die, for he has torn down the altar of Baal, and indeed, he has cut down the Asherah which was beside it." read more.

Persecution » Suffering of--exemplified » The prophets

Acts 7:52

"Which one of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? They killed those who had previously announced the coming of the Righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become;

Persecution » Suffering of--exemplified » Apostles

Acts 5:18

They laid hands on the apostles and put them in a public jail.

Persecution » Spirit of--exemplified » Herod

Acts 12:1

Now about that time Herod the king laid hands on some who belonged to the church in order to mistreat them.

Persecution » Originates in » Ignorance of God and Christ

John 16:3

"These things they will do because they have not known the Father or Me.

Persecution » Instances of » Of the three hebrew young men (shadrach, meshach, and abed-nego) of the captivity

Daniel 3:8-23

For this reason at that time certain Chaldeans came forward and brought charges against the Jews. They responded and said to Nebuchadnezzar the king: "O king, live forever! "You, O king, have made a decree that every man who hears the sound of the horn, flute, lyre, trigon, psaltery, and bagpipe and all kinds of music, is to fall down and worship the golden image. read more.

Persecution » Instances of » Of the congregation at smyrna

Revelation 2:8-10

"And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: The first and the last, who was dead, and has come to life, says this: 'I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. 'Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.

Persecution » Instances of » Of lazarus

John 12:10

But the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death also;

Persecution » Instances of » Of hanani

2 Chronicles 16:10

Then Asa was angry with the seer and put him in prison, for he was enraged at him for this. And Asa oppressed some of the people at the same time.

Persecution » Instances of » Of urijah

Jeremiah 26:23

And they brought Uriah from Egypt and led him to King Jehoiakim, who slew him with a sword and cast his dead body into the burial place of the common people.

Persecution » Instances of » Of timothy

Hebrews 13:23

Take notice that our brother Timothy has been released, with whom, if he comes soon, I will see you.

Persecution » Is sometimes unto death

Acts 22:4

"I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and putting both men and women into prisons,

Persecution » Suffering of--exemplified » Primitive church

Acts 8:1

Saul was in hearty agreement with putting him to death And on that day a great persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.

Persecution » Instances of » Of prophets martyred by jezebel

1 Kings 18:4

for when Jezebel destroyed the prophets of the LORD, Obadiah took a hundred prophets and hid them by fifties in a cave, and provided them with bread and water.)

Persecution » Instances of » Of simon

Mark 15:21

They pressed into service a passer-by coming from the country, Simon of Cyrene (the father of Alexander and Rufus), to bear His cross.

Persecution » Instances of » of Elisha

2 Kings 6:31

Then he said, "May God do so to me and more also, if the head of Elisha the son of Shaphat remains on him today."

Persecution » Instances of » Of antipas

Revelation 2:13

'I know where you dwell, where Satan's throne is; and you hold fast My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days of Antipas, My witness, My faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.

Persecution » Instances of » Of james

Acts 12:2

And he had James the brother of John put to death with a sword.

Persecution » Instances of » Of lot

Genesis 19:9

But they said, "Stand aside." Furthermore, they said, "This one came in as an alien, and already he is acting like a judge; now we will treat you worse than them." So they pressed hard against Lot and came near to break the door.

Persecution » Of the righteous » A mode of divine chastisement

Lamentations 1:3

Judah has gone into exile under affliction And under harsh servitude; She dwells among the nations, But she has found no rest; All her pursuers have overtaken her In the midst of distress.

Persecution » Instances of » Of john

Revelation 1:9

I, John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance which are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.

Persecution » Instances of » Of daniel

Protection » Is vouchsafed to saints in » Persecution

Luke 21:18

"Yet not a hair of your head will perish.

Rejoicing » In tribulation, examples of » Persecution

Acts 5:41

So they went on their way from the presence of the Council, rejoicing that they had been considered worthy to suffer shame for His name.

The Resurrection » The preaching of, caused » Persecution

Acts 23:6

But perceiving that one group were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, Paul began crying out in the Council, "Brethren, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees; I am on trial for the hope and resurrection of the dead!"

Acts 24:11-15

since you can take note of the fact that no more than twelve days ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship. "Neither in the temple, nor in the synagogues, nor in the city itself did they find me carrying on a discussion with anyone or causing a riot. "Nor can they prove to you the charges of which they now accuse me. read more.

Suffering for Christ's sake » Some trials believers may be called upon to endure » Persecution

Matthew 5:11

"Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.

Suffering for righteousness' sake » Persecution » General references to

Psalm 7:1

O LORD my God, in You I have taken refuge; Save me from all those who pursue me, and deliver me,

Psalm 31:15

My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies and from those who persecute me.

Psalm 119:86

All Your commandments are faithful; They have persecuted me with a lie; help me!

Psalm 119:157

Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, Yet I do not turn aside from Your testimonies.

Psalm 119:161

Princes persecute me without cause, But my heart stands in awe of Your words.

More verses: Psalm 143:3 Jeremiah 15:15 Lamentations 5:5

Suffering for righteousness' sake » Persecution » Predicted concerning the church

Revelation 2:10

'Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.

Matthew 24:9

"Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.

Matthew 10:17

"But beware of men, for they will hand you over to the courts and scourge you in their synagogues;

Luke 21:12

"But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, delivering you to the synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for My name's sake.

John 15:20

"Remember the word that I said 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 keep yours also.

More verses: John 16:2 2 Timothy 3:12

Suffering for righteousness' sake » Persecution » Of Christ

Luke 23:11

And Herod with his soldiers, after treating Him with contempt and mocking Him, dressed Him in a gorgeous robe and sent Him back to Pilate.

John 5:16

For this reason the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was doing these things on the Sabbath.

Luke 4:29

and they got up and drove Him out of the city, and led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city had been built, in order to throw Him down the cliff.

John 7:1

After these things Jesus was walking in Galilee, for He was unwilling to walk in Judea because the Jews were seeking to kill Him.

John 8:37

"I know that you are Abraham's descendants; yet you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you.

More verses: John 10:39

Suffering for righteousness' sake » For Christ's sake some trials believers may be called upon to endure » Persecution

Matthew 5:11

"Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.

Topics on Persecution

Fear, Of Persecution

15;4;4

Then the people of the land discouraged the people of Judah, and frightened them from building,

Jewish Persecution

5;28;15

"But it shall come about, if you do not obey the LORD your God, to observe to do all His commandments and His statutes with which I charge you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you:

Persecution Of Christ

42;4;29

and they got up and drove Him out of the city, and led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city had been built, in order to throw Him down the cliff.

Persecution Of The Apostle Paul

44;9;29

And he was talking and arguing with the Hellenistic Jews; but they were attempting to put him to death.

Persecution Predicted

40;10;17

"But beware of men, for they will hand you over to the courts and scourge you in their synagogues;

Persecution, Attitudes To

19;119;87

They almost destroyed me on earth, But as for me, I did not forsake Your precepts.

Persecution, Christian Response

60;4;19

Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.

Persecution, Forms Of

44;5;17-18

But the high priest rose up, along with all his associates (that is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with jealousy.

Persecution, Nature Of

19;10;2

In pride the wicked hotly pursue the afflicted; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.

Persecution, Origin

43;16;3

"These things they will do because they have not known the Father or Me.

Prayer During Persecution

44;12;5

So Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was being made fervently by the church to God.