Top 12 Bible Verses For Those Facing Persecution

Persecution is growing worse in the world, and maybe you’ve face it too, so here are the top 12 Bible verses about persecution of believers.

  1. 12

    If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.

John 15:19Tweet this quote

Warren Wiersbe Quote - We may not be able to prevent other people from being our enemies

  1. 11

    Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.

Hebrews 12:3Tweet this quote

  1. 10

    Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man!

Luke 6:22Tweet this quote

  1. 9

    Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you.

1 John 3:13Tweet this quote

  1. 8

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

Matthew 5:10Tweet this quote

  1. 7

    But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

Matthew 5:44-45Tweet this quote

Cherish your enemies; they may be blessings in disguise

  1. 6

    Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.

1 Peter 4:12-14Tweet this quote

  1. 5

    If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.

John 15:18Tweet this quote

  1. 4

    Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Matthew 5:11-12Tweet this quote

  1. 3

    We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.

2 Corinthians 4:8-9Tweet this quote

  1. 2

    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.

John 15:20Tweet this quote

  1. 1

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

2 Timothy 3:12Tweet this quote

The devil doesn’t persecute those who aren’t making a godly difference in the world


Almost every believer has faced some form of persecution, so if you have, or someone you know has or currently is suffering from persecution, please share these top 12 Bible verses for those facing persecution with them.

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