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Want to know what the Bible says about Persecution? Here are 436 Bible verses about Persecution from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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2 Timothy 3:12 NIV
In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,
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John 15:18 NIV
“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.
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Matthew 5:10 NIV
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
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1 Peter 4:12-14 NIV
12 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
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Matthew 5:44 NIV
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
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2 Corinthians 12:10 NIV
That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
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Luke 6:22 NIV
Blessed are you when people hate you,
    when they exclude you and insult you
    and reject your name as evil,
    because of the Son of Man.
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Matthew 5:10-12 NIV
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
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1 Peter 3:17 NIV
For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.
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1 Peter 3:14 NIV
But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats ; do not be frightened.”
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1 John 3:13 NIV
Do not be surprised, my brothers and sisters, if the world hates you.
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Romans 8:35 NIV
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
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Romans 12:14 NIV
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
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John 15:20 NIV
Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.
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1 Peter 3:16 NIV
keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.
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John 16:33 NIV
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
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1 Peter 4:16 NIV
However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.
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Acts 14:22 NIV
strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. “We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,” they said.
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John 15:19 NIV
If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.
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1 Peter 4:19 NIV
So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.
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436 Bible Verses about Persecution

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