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2 Corinthians 1:12
Now this is our boast: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, in the holiness and sincerity that are from God. We have done so not according to worldly wisdom but according to God's grace.
1 Timothy 2:2
for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.
1 Timothy 3:16
Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.
1 Timothy 6:3
If anyone teaches false doctrines and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching,
Titus 1:1
Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ for the faith of God's elect and the knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness--
Titus 2:12
It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,
2 Peter 3:11
Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives
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Joshua 17:14
The people of Joseph said to Joshua, "Why have you given us only one allotment and one portion for an inheritance? We are a numerous people and the LORD has blessed us abundantly."
Psalm 37:12-15
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The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them;
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but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming.
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The wicked draw the sword and bend the bow to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose ways are upright.
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But their swords will pierce their own hearts, and their bows will be broken.
Matthew 5:10-12
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Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
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"Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
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Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Matthew 10:22-25
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All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.
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When you are persecuted in one place, flee to another. I tell you the truth, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
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"A student is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.
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It is enough for the student to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If the head of the house has been called Beelzebub, how much more the members of his household!
Matthew 16:24
Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
Matthew 23:34
Therefore I am sending you prophets and wise men and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify; others you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town.
Mark 10:30
will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age (homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields-- and with them, persecutions) and in the age to come, eternal life.
Luke 14:26
"If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters-- yes, even his own life-- he cannot be my disciple.
Luke 14:27
And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.
John 15:19-21
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If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.
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Remember the words I spoke to you: 'No servant is greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.
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They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the One who sent me.
John 16:2
They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering a service to God.
John 16:33
"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
John 17:14
I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world.
Acts 14:22
strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. "We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God," they said.
1 Corinthians 15:19
If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men.
1 Thessalonians 3:3
so that no one would be unsettled by these trials. You know quite well that we were destined for them.
1 Thessalonians 3:4
In fact, when we were with you, we kept telling you that we would be persecuted. And it turned out that way, as you well know.
Hebrews 11:32-38
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And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel and the prophets,
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who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions,
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quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.
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Women received back their dead, raised to life again. Others were tortured and refused to be released, so that they might gain a better resurrection.
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Some faced jeers and flogging, while still others were chained and put in prison.
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They were stoned; they were sawed in two; they were put to death by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated--
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the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the ground.
1 Peter 2:20
But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God.
1 Peter 2:21
To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.
1 Peter 3:14
But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened."
1 Peter 4:12-16
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Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you.
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But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.
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If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
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If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler.
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However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.
1 Peter 5:9
Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
1 Peter 5:10
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
Revelation 1:9
I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
Revelation 1:10
On the Lord's Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet,
Revelation 7:14
I answered, "Sir, you know." And he said, "These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Revelation 12:4
His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child the moment it was born.
Revelation 12:7-10
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And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back.
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But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven.
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The great dragon was hurled down-- that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.
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Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: "Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.