Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
– Matthew 5:10

Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
– Matthew 5:11

Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
– Matthew 5:12

Be on your guard against men; they will hand you over to the local councils and flog you in their synagogues.
– Matthew 10:17

On my account you will be brought before governors and kings as witnesses to them and to the Gentiles.
– Matthew 10:18

But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say,
– Matthew 10:19

All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.
– Matthew 10:22

Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.
– Matthew 24:9

You must be on your guard. You will be handed over to the local councils and flogged in the synagogues. On account of me you will stand before governors and kings as witnesses to them.
– Mark 13:9

Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.
– Mark 13:11

All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.
– Mark 13:13

Blessed are you when men hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.
– Luke 6:22

Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for that is how their fathers treated the false prophets.
– Luke 6:26

When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say,
– Luke 12:11

But before all this, they will lay hands on you and persecute you. They will deliver you to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name.
– Luke 21:12

You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death.
– Luke 21:16

All men will hate you because of me.
– Luke 21:17

If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.
– John 15:18

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.
– John 15:19

They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the One who sent me.
– John 15:21

They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering a service to God.
– John 16:2

I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world.
– John 17:14

The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.
– Acts 5:41

I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.
– Acts 9:16

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.
– Acts 14:22

I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me.
– Acts 20:23

However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me–the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.
– Acts 20:24

Then Paul answered, “Why are you weeping and breaking my heart? I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.”
– Acts 21:13

Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;
– Romans 5:3

If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection.
– Romans 6:5

Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.
– Romans 6:8

Now if we are children, then we are heirs–heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
– Romans 8:17

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
– Romans 8:18

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
– Romans 8:35

As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
– Romans 8:36

If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.
– Romans 14:8

For it seems to me that God has put us apostles on display at the end of the procession, like men condemned to die in the arena. We have been made a spectacle to the whole universe, to angels as well as to men.
– 1 Corinthians 4:9

We are fools for Christ, but you are so wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are honored, we are dishonored!
– 1 Corinthians 4:10

To this very hour we go hungry and thirsty, we are in rags, we are brutally treated, we are homeless.
– 1 Corinthians 4:11

We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it;
– 1 Corinthians 4:12

when we are slandered, we answer kindly. Up to this moment we have become the scum of the earth, the refuse of the world.
– 1 Corinthians 4:13

And as for us, why do we endanger ourselves every hour?
– 1 Corinthians 15:30

I die every day–I mean that, brothers–just as surely as I glory over you in Christ Jesus our Lord.
– 1 Corinthians 15:31

For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.
– 2 Corinthians 1:5

If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer.
– 2 Corinthians 1:6

And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.
– 2 Corinthians 1:7

We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about the hardships we suffered in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life.
– 2 Corinthians 1:8

Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.
– 2 Corinthians 1:9

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;
– 2 Corinthians 4:8

persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
– 2 Corinthians 4:9

We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.
– 2 Corinthians 4:10

For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may be revealed in our mortal body.
– 2 Corinthians 4:11

So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.
– 2 Corinthians 4:12

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
– 2 Corinthians 4:16

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
– 2 Corinthians 4:17

Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses;
– 2 Corinthians 6:4

in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger;
– 2 Corinthians 6:5

known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed;
– 2 Corinthians 6:9

sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
– 2 Corinthians 6:10

For when we came into Macedonia, this body of ours had no rest, but we were harassed at every turn–conflicts on the outside, fears within.
– 2 Corinthians 7:5

Are they servants of Christ? (I am out of my mind to talk like this.) I am more. I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again.
– 2 Corinthians 11:23

I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my own countrymen, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false brothers.
– 2 Corinthians 11:26

I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked.
– 2 Corinthians 11:27

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.
– 2 Corinthians 12:10

For to be sure, he was crucified in weakness, yet he lives by God’s power. Likewise, we are weak in him, yet by God’s power we will live with him to serve you.
– 2 Corinthians 13:4

We are glad whenever we are weak but you are strong; and our prayer is for your perfection.
– 2 Corinthians 13:9

Finally, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.
– Galatians 6:17

I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory.
– Ephesians 3:13

For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him,
– Philippians 1:29

But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you.
– Philippians 2:17

because he almost died for the work of Christ, risking his life to make up for the help you could not give me.
– Philippians 2:30

What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ
– Philippians 3:8

I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,
– Philippians 3:10

Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles.
– Philippians 4:14

Now I rejoice in what was suffered for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church.
– Colossians 1:24

Therefore, among God’s churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring.
– 1 Thessalonians 1:4

You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.
– 1 Thessalonians 1:6

Surely you remember, brothers, our toil and hardship; we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you.
– 1 Thessalonians 2:9

so that no one would be unsettled by these trials. You know quite well that we were destined for them.
– 1 Thessalonians 3:3

In fact, when we were with you, we kept telling you that we would be persecuted. And it turned out that way, as you well know.
– 1 Thessalonians 3:4

So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God,
– 2 Timothy 1:8

Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
– 2 Timothy 2:3

for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God’s word is not chained.
– 2 Timothy 2:9

Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.
– 2 Timothy 2:10

Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with him, we will also live with him;
– 2 Timothy 2:11

persecutions, sufferings–what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, the persecutions I endured. Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them.
– 2 Timothy 3:11

In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,
– 2 Timothy 3:12

But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.
– 2 Timothy 4:5

For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time has come for my departure.
– 2 Timothy 4:6

Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you stood your ground in a great contest in the face of suffering.
– Hebrews 10:32

Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated.
– Hebrews 10:33

In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.
– Hebrews 12:4

because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son.”
– Hebrews 12:6

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
– James 1:2

You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
– James 4:4

Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom.
– James 4:9

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.
– 1 Peter 1:6

For it is commendable if a man bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because he is conscious of God.
– 1 Peter 2:19

But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God.
– 1 Peter 2:20

To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.
– 1 Peter 2:21

When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.
– 1 Peter 2:23

It is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.
– 1 Peter 3:17

Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin.
– 1 Peter 4:1

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you.
– 1 Peter 4:12

But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.
– 1 Peter 4:13

If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
– 1 Peter 4:14

However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.
– 1 Peter 4:16

So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.
– 1 Peter 4:19

Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
– 1 Peter 5:9

Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of God is not in him.
– 1 John 2:15

Do not be surprised, my brothers, if the world hates you.
– 1 John 3:13

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.
– 1 John 3:16

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.
– 1 John 15:19

You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary.
– Revelation 2:3

Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent.
– Revelation 3:19

Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and brothers who were to be killed as they had been was completed.
– Revelation 6:11

Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.”
– Revelation 14:13


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