Deut 30:7

(NIV)
The  Lord your God will put all these curses on your enemies who hate and persecute you.
(ESV)
And the  Lord your God will put all these curses on your foes and enemies who persecuted you.

Ps 119:86

(NIV)
All your commands are trustworthy;
help me, for I am being persecuted without cause.
(ESV)
All your commandments are sure;
they persecute me with falsehood; help me!

Matt 5:10

(NIV)
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness ,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
(ESV)
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousnesssake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matt 5:12

(NIV)
Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

(ESV)
Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Matt 10:23

(NIV)
When you are persecuted in one place, flee to another. Truly I tell you, you will not finish going through the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.

(ESV)
When they persecute you in one town flee to the next, for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.

Matt 24:9

(NIV)
‘Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.
(ESV)
Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake.

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.
(ESV)
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 also keep yours.

Acts 22:4

(NIV)
I persecuted the followers of this Way to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them into prison,
(ESV)
I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering to prison both men and women,

Acts 26:11

(NIV)
Many a time I went from one synagogue to another to have them punished, and I tried to force them to blaspheme. I was so obsessed with persecuting them that I even hunted them down in foreign cities.

(ESV)
And I punished them often in all the synagogues and tried to make them blaspheme, and in raging fury against them I persecuted them even to foreign cities.

1Cor 4:12

(NIV)
We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it;
(ESV)
and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure;

1Cor 15:9

(NIV)
For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
(ESV)
For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

2Cor 4:9

(NIV)
persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
(ESV)
persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;

Gal 1:13

(NIV)
For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism, how intensely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it.
(ESV)
For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it.

Gal 1:23

(NIV)
They only heard the report: ‘The man who formerly persecuted us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.’
(ESV)
They only were hearing it said, “He who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.”

Gal 4:29

(NIV)
At that time the son born according to the flesh persecuted the son born by the power of the Spirit. It is the same now.
(ESV)
But just as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit so also it is now.

Gal 5:11

(NIV)
Brothers and sisters, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offence of the cross has been abolished.
(ESV)
But if I, brothers still preach circumcision why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been removed.

Gal 6:12

(NIV)
Those who want to impress people by means of the flesh are trying to compel you to be circumcised. The only reason they do this is to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ.
(ESV)
It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh who would force you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.

1Thess 3:4

(NIV)
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.
(ESV)
For when we were with you, we kept telling you beforehand that we were to suffer affliction just as it has come to pass, and just as you know.

2Tim 3:12

(NIV)
In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,
(ESV)
Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,

Heb 11:37

(NIV)
They were put to death by stoning; they were sawn in two; they were killed by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and ill-treated –
(ESV)
They were stoned, they were sawn in two they were killed with the sword. They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated
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