Persecutions
Acts 9:16
I will show him how much he must suffer for my name."
Acts 20:19
I served the Lord with great humility and with tears, although I was severely tested by the plots of the Jews.
Acts 20:23
I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me.
Acts 20:24
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me-- the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace.
Romans 8:35-37
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Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
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As it is written: "For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."
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No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
1 Corinthians 4:9-11
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For it seems to me that God has put us apostles on display at the end of the procession, like men condemned to die in the arena. We have been made a spectacle to the whole universe, to angels as well as to men.
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We are fools for Christ, but you are so wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are honored, we are dishonored!
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To this very hour we go hungry and thirsty, we are in rags, we are brutally treated, we are homeless.
2 Corinthians 1:8-10
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We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about the hardships we suffered in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life.
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Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.
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He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us,
2 Corinthians 4:8-11
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We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;
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persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
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We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.
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For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that his life may be revealed in our mortal body.
2 Corinthians 11:23-28
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Are they servants of Christ? (I am out of my mind to talk like this.) I am more. I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again.
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Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one.
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Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea,
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I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my own countrymen, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false brothers.
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I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked.
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Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches.
Hebrews 10:33-34
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Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated.
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You sympathized with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions.
at Antioch
Acts 13:45
When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and talked abusively against what Paul was saying.
Acts 13:50
But the Jews incited the God-fearing women of high standing and the leading men of the city. They stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them from their region.
Acts 13:51
So they shook the dust from their feet in protest against them and went to Iconium.
Acts 14:2
But the Jews who refused to believe stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers.
Acts 14:5
There was a plot afoot among the Gentiles and Jews, together with their leaders, to mistreat them and stone them.
Acts 14:6
But they found out about it and fled to the Lycaonian cities of Lystra and Derbe and to the surrounding country,
Acts 14:19-21
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Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, thinking he was dead.
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But after the disciples had gathered around him, he got up and went back into the city. The next day he and Barnabas left for Derbe.
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They preached the good news in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch,
but
2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:17
But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion's mouth.
2 Timothy 4:18
The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Genesis 48:16
the Angel who has delivered me from all harm--may he bless these boys. May they be called by my name and the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac, and may they increase greatly upon the earth."
2 Samuel 22:1
David sang to the LORD the words of this song when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul.
2 Samuel 22:49
who sets me free from my enemies. You exalted me above my foes; from violent men you rescued me.
Job 5:19
From six calamities he will rescue you; in seven no harm will befall you.
Job 5:20
In famine he will ransom you from death, and in battle from the stroke of the sword.
Psalm 34:19
A righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all;
Psalm 37:40
The LORD helps them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in him.
Psalm 91:2-6
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I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."
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Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence.
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He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
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You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,
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nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
Psalm 91:14-6
Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:14
Do not be afraid, O worm Jacob, O little Israel, for I myself will help you," declares the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 43:2
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
Jeremiah 1:19
They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you," declares the LORD.
Daniel 6:27
He rescues and he saves; he performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions."
Acts 9:23-25
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After many days had gone by, the Jews conspired to kill him,
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but Saul learned of their plan. Day and night they kept close watch on the city gates in order to kill him.
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But his followers took him by night and lowered him in a basket through an opening in the wall.
Acts 21:32
He at once took some officers and soldiers and ran down to the crowd. When the rioters saw the commander and his soldiers, they stopped beating Paul.
Acts 21:33
The commander came up and arrested him and ordered him to be bound with two chains. Then he asked who he was and what he had done.
Acts 23:10
The dispute became so violent that the commander was afraid Paul would be torn to pieces by them. He ordered the troops to go down and take him away from them by force and bring him into the barracks.
Acts 23:12-24
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The next morning the Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves with an oath not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul.
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More than forty men were involved in this plot.
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They went to the chief priests and elders and said, "We have taken a solemn oath not to eat anything until we have killed Paul.
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Now then, you and the Sanhedrin petition the commander to bring him before you on the pretext of wanting more accurate information about his case. We are ready to kill him before he gets here."
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But when the son of Paul's sister heard of this plot, he went into the barracks and told Paul.
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Then Paul called one of the centurions and said, "Take this young man to the commander; he has something to tell him."
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So he took him to the commander. The centurion said, "Paul, the prisoner, sent for me and asked me to bring this young man to you because he has something to tell you."
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The commander took the young man by the hand, drew him aside and asked, "What is it you want to tell me?"
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He said: "The Jews have agreed to ask you to bring Paul before the Sanhedrin tomorrow on the pretext of wanting more accurate information about him.
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Don't give in to them, because more than forty of them are waiting in ambush for him. They have taken an oath not to eat or drink until they have killed him. They are ready now, waiting for your consent to their request."
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The commander dismissed the young man and cautioned him, "Don't tell anyone that you have reported this to me."
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Then he called two of his centurions and ordered them, "Get ready a detachment of two hundred soldiers, seventy horsemen and two hundred spearmen to go to Caesarea at nine tonight.
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Provide mounts for Paul so that he may be taken safely to Governor Felix."
Acts 25:3
They urgently requested Festus, as a favor to them, to have Paul transferred to Jerusalem, for they were preparing an ambush to kill him along the way.
Acts 25:4
Festus answered, "Paul is being held at Caesarea, and I myself am going there soon.
Acts 26:17
I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them
Acts 26:22
But I have had God's help to this very day, and so I stand here and testify to small and great alike. I am saying nothing beyond what the prophets and Moses said would happen--
2 Corinthians 1:10
He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us,
2 Peter 2:9
if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment.