Why do ye persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?
But ye should say, Why persecute we him, seeing the root of the matter is found in me?
Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the LORD, concerning the words of Cush the Benjamite. O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:
Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take [it]; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.
The wicked in [his] pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.
My times [are] in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.
Draw out also the spear, and stop [the way] against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I [am] thy salvation.
Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the LORD persecute them.
For they persecute [him] whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.
Saying, God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him; for [there is] none to deliver [him].
So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.
How many [are] the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?
All thy commandments [are] faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me.
Let them be confounded that persecute me, but let not me be confounded: let them be dismayed, but let not me be dismayed: bring upon them the day of evil, and destroy them with double destruction.
And I will persecute them with the sword, with the famine, and with the pestilence, and will deliver them to be removed to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a curse, and an astonishment, and an hissing, and a reproach, among all the nations whither I have driven them:
Persecute and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of the LORD.
Blessed are ye, when [men] shall revile you, and persecute [you], and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.
Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and [some] of them ye shall kill and crucify; and [some] of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute [them] from city to city:
Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and [some] of them they shall slay and persecute:
But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute [you], delivering [you] up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.
And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.
Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
Let us love one another, for love comes from God and every one who loves is a child of God and knows God. He who loves not man does not know God, for God is love. God showed his love for us, for he sent his only Son into the world that through him we might have life. Love ye therefore the stranger.
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