But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
That is why, for Christ's sake, I am content in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
Be sober, be alert. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
»If the world hates you, know that it hated me before it hated you.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
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, because 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 timehouse and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come, eternal life.
Blessed are you when they revile you and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for my sake.