But I trust in thee, O LORD, I say, "Thou art my God."
But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
he restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking some one to devour.
"If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.
And I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, `Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?'
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
"Blessed are you when men hate you, and when they exclude you and revile you, and cast out your name as evil, on account of the Son of man!
Indeed all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,
Jesus said, "Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel,
who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life.
"Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.