What is persecution according to the Bible?

What are some examples of persecution in the Bible?

Examples of persecution in the Acts of the Apostles

6:8-8:1: Stephen is arrested by “the people…the elders and the scribes” (6:12 NRSV), questioned before the Sanhedrin, and stoned to death, supposedly sparking a “severe persecution against the church in Jerusalem” (8:1).

What does the Bible say about when people persecute you?

The World English Bible translates the passage as: “Blessed are you when people reproach. you, persecute you, and say all kinds of. evil against you falsely, for my sake.

What are the blessings of persecution?

This month we will look at Matthew 5:11: “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you”.

What persecution means?

1 : the act or practice of persecuting especially those who differ in origin, religion, or social outlook. 2 : the condition of being persecuted, harassed, or annoyed.

What Bible verse says blessed are those who are persecuted?

Matthew 5:10-12

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