31 Scriptures On Persecution

31 Scriptures On Persecution
31 Scriptures On Persecution

31 Scriptures On Persecution will help you realize that each one of us who desires to live godly lives will face persecution.

“Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.”

2 Timothy 3:12

Every Christian living a fruitful life will suffer persecution.

To understand this concept better you can read my article in The Beatitude Series Persecuted For Righteousness Sake to help you understand how this can impact your life.

May these 31 Scriptures On Persecution strengthen and encourage you to remain faithful when you face persecution.

31 Scriptures On Persecution

1. All For Jesus

“But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and rulers for My name’s sake.”

Luke 21:12

2. Because They Do Not Know Jesus

“But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me.”

John 15:21

3. Blessed Through Suffering

“But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. “And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.””

1 Peter 3:14

4. Burdened Excessively

“For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our trouble which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life.”

2 Corinthians 1:8

5. Delivered To Tribulation

“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.”

Matthew 24:9

6. Endure When Persecuted

“And we labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure”

1 Corinthians 4:12

7. Faithful Until Death

“Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.”

Revelation 2:10

8. Fools For Christ

“For I think that God has displayed us, the apostles, last, as men condemned to death; for we have been made a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men.  

We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are distinguished, but we are dishonored!  

To the present hour we both hunger and thirst, and we are poorly clothed, and beaten, and homeless. 

 And we labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure; 

being defamed, we entreat. We have been made as the filth of the world, the offscouring of all things until now.”

1 Corinthians 4:9-13

9. For The Sake Of Righteousness

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

Matthew 5:10

10. Hated For His Name

“And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.”

Matthew 10:22

11. In The Midst Of Trials

“But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak”

Matthew 10:19

12. Jesus Reveals Himself To Paul

“And he said, “Who are You, Lord?”

Then the Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads.””

Acts 9:5

13. Love Your Persecutors

“But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you”

Matthew 5:44

14. Misleading

“They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service.”

John 16:2

15. Nothing Can Separate Us From Christ’s Love

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?”

Romans 8:35

16. Persecuted Because Of Christ

“Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.”

Matthew 5:11

17. Persecuted, But Not…

We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed—  always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.”

2 Corinthians 4:9

18. Persecuted Just As Jesus

“Remember the word that I said to 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 keep yours also.”

John 15:20

19. Persecuted Until Christ’s Coming

“When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly, I say to you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes.”

Matthew 10:23

20. Persecuted When Living Godly Lives

“Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.”

2 Timothy 3:12

21. Persevering In Tribulation

Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;  not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer.”

Romans 12:10-12

22. Prevailed Against Christ

“Many a time they have afflicted me from my youth;
Yet they have not prevailed against me.”

Psalm 129:2

23. Reward In Heaven

“Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

Matthew 5:12

24. Rewards

“So Jesus answered and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel’s,  who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time—houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions—and in the age to come, eternal life.”

Mark 10:29-30

25. Send By God

“Therefore the wisdom of God also said, ‘I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they will kill and persecute’”

Luke 11:49

26. Spirit Of Glory

“If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.”

1 Peter 4:14

27. Strong When Weak

“Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

2 Corinthians 12:10

28. Stumbling Block

“But as for me, brothers and sisters, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? Then the stumbling block of the cross has been eliminated”

Galatians 5:11

29. Suffer For His Name

“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.”

Acts 5:41

30. The Church Persecuted

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

1 Corinthians 15:9

31. Without Roots

 “The one sown with seed on the rocky places, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy;  

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

Matthew 13:21

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