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.
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.
Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.
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!
Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
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.
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.
If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.
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.
We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.
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.
Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
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.