19 Bible Verses About Persecutions and Being Hated

Last updated on June 26th, 2020 at 03:20 pm

We will all face persecution and oppression.

And that’s the hard truth.

There’s no way to run from the devil’s oppressive tricks.

He causes so much pain in our lives and tries to frustrate all our efforts.

As Christians, we know what to expect from the devil.

Christ said,

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

In other words, we will be tempted by the devil in diverse ways.

Just yesterday, I check my blood pressure and was surprised how high it was.

For a few years now I have been struggling with hypertension.

But when I thought things are getting better, the devil struck.

While for some hours, I was demoralized.

Yet, this morning, I picked up my self to continue God’s work.

There are different ways the devil tries to frustrate us.

Sometimes you are hated by doing the right things of God.

Or you are hated for telling the truth.

But what does the devil aim to achieve? 

The devil has been marked for destruction. He knows his end is near (Revelation 20:7-9).

But he is selfish and wicked.

He wants many other souls to be destroyed with him.

So when you’re born again and faithful to God, he tries to deprive you of your happiness.

But do not relent. Always encourage yourself with the scriptures.

Paul said,

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

Whatever the challenges, if you feel discouraged, I have compiled bible verses about persecutions to strengthen you.

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Read and be blessed.

 

Bible verses about persecutions

Bible Verses About Persecutions and Being Hated

1.  James 1:12

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

2.  Matthew 5:10

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

3.  James 1:2-4

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

4.  2 Corinthians 12:10

 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

5.  Romans 5:3-5

Not only so, but we[a] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

6.  2 Timothy 3:12

In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,

7.  1 Peter 4:12-13

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.

8.  John 15:18

“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.

9.  James 1:12

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

10.  Luke 6:22

Blessed are you when people hate you,
    when they exclude you and insult you
    and reject your name as evil,
        because of the Son of Man.

11.  2 Corinthians 6:4-8

Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors;

12.  Romans 8:35

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?

13.  1 Corinthians 10:13

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

14.  Matthew 5:44-45

 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

15.  Matthew 5:11-12

“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

16.  Romans 8:28

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

17.  Mark 10:29-30

“Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel 30 will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—along with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life.

18.  Psalm 31:15

My times are in your hands;
    deliver me from the hands of my enemies,
    from those who pursue me.

19.  Romans 8:18

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

 

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Final words of encouragement in your trials

1.  Persecutions are a must

If Christ has died for our sins, why do we still face persecution?

If you feel this way, you are not alone.

I’ve been here so many times before. My wife too

Just a few days back my wife had signs of miscarriage

As expected, she was frightened but picked up her self perceiving its all the devil’s trick

Whatever the temptation, do not relent in your service to God

After all, that’s what the devil wants

Be focused in your fight for eternal salvation

Because we know, when we are faithful, God will find an escape route to our trials

And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

2.  There is a reward, so be focused

Despite our pain and sorrow, we must always be focused on the promise of God

He has promised us an eternal blissful paradise where we will no longer face persecutions

At that time, there will be no pain, miscarriage, sicknesses, betrayer or death

It better that we are more focused on the gift of the next life where perfection dwells

If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

1 Corinthians 15:19

 

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My prayer against persecution for you

Oh gracious heavenly father, thank you for your grace and eternal love

We come before you as sinners

Wash us clean and help us continue in your service

Oh Lord, In these trying times set up by the wicked, Please protect us and all members of our household

Give us the strength to fight the good fight of fight

And strengthen us in times of weakness

May your everlasting love guide our paths and redeem us from the trials of the devil

Thank you, Lord, In Jesus precious name, we have prayed. Amen

Dunn

Dunn is a medical doctor by profession, philanthropist, and a firm believer of Christ. Suffering for Jesus is an attribute of a faithful Christian, and I hope to win new souls to Christ with every chance that I get.

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