Persecutions
Acts 9:16
for I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name."
Acts 20:19
serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials which befell me through the plots of the Jews;
Acts 20:23
except that the Holy Spirit testifies to me in every city that imprisonment and afflictions await me.
Acts 20:24
But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may accomplish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
Romans 8:35-37
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Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
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As it is written, "For thy sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded 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 I think that God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels and to men.
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We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute.
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To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are ill-clad and buffeted and homeless,
2 Corinthians 1:8-10
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For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of the affliction we experienced in Asia; for we were so utterly, unbearably crushed that we despaired of life itself.
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Why, we felt that we had received the sentence of death; but that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead;
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he delivered us from so deadly a peril, and he will deliver us; on him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again.
2 Corinthians 4:8-11
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We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair;
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persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;
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always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.
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For while we live we are always being given up to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
2 Corinthians 11:23-28
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Are they servants of Christ? I am a better one--I am talking like a madman--with far greater labors, far more imprisonments, with countless beatings, and often near death.
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Five times I have received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one.
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Three times I have been beaten with rods; once I was stoned. Three times I have been shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been adrift at sea;
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on frequent journeys, in danger from rivers, danger from robbers, danger from my own people, danger from Gentiles, danger in the city, danger in the wilderness, danger at sea, danger from false brethren;
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in toil and hardship, through many a sleepless night, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure.
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And, apart from other things, there is the daily pressure upon me of my anxiety for all the churches.
Hebrews 10:33-34
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sometimes being publicly exposed to abuse and affliction, and sometimes being partners with those so treated.
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For you had compassion on the prisoners, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one.
at Antioch
Acts 13:45
But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with jealousy, and contradicted what was spoken by Paul, and reviled him.
Acts 13:50
But the Jews incited the devout women of high standing and the leading men of the city, and stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and drove them out of their district.
Acts 13:51
But they shook off the dust from their feet against them, and went to Ico'nium.
Acts 14:2
But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brethren.
Acts 14:5
When an attempt was made by both Gentiles and Jews, with their rulers, to molest them and to stone them,
Acts 14:6
they learned of it and fled to Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycao'nia, and to the surrounding country;
Acts 14:19-21
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But Jews came there from Antioch and Ico'nium; and having persuaded the people, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead.
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But when the disciples gathered about him, he rose up and entered the city; and on the next day he went on with Barnabas to Derbe.
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When they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Ico'nium and to 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 by me and gave me strength to proclaim the message fully, that all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion's mouth.
2 Timothy 4:18
The Lord will rescue me from every evil and save me for his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Genesis 48:16
the angel who has redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and in them let my name be perpetuated, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth."
2 Samuel 22:1
And David spoke to the LORD the words of this song on the day when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul.
2 Samuel 22:49
who brought me out from my enemies; thou didst exalt me above my adversaries, thou didst deliver me from men of violence.
Job 5:19
He will deliver you from six troubles; in seven there shall no evil touch you.
Job 5:20
In famine he will redeem you from death, and in war from the power of the sword.
Psalm 34:19
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit.
Psalm 37:40
The salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; he is their refuge in the time of trouble. [ (Psalms 37:41) 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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will say to the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust."
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For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence;
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he will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
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You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day,
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nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.
Psalm 91:14-6
Isaiah 41:10
fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.
Isaiah 41:14
Fear not, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel! I will help you, says the LORD; your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 43:2
When you pass through the waters I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.
Jeremiah 1:19
They will fight against you; but they shall not prevail against you, for I am with you, says the LORD, to deliver you."
Daniel 6:27
He delivers and rescues, he works signs and wonders in heaven and on earth, he who has saved Daniel from the power of the lions."
Acts 9:23-25
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When many days had passed, the Jews plotted to kill him,
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but their plot became known to Saul. They were watching the gates day and night, to kill him;
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but his disciples took him by night and let him down over the wall, lowering him in a basket.
Acts 21:32
He at once took soldiers and centurions, and ran down to them; and when they saw the tribune and the soldiers, they stopped beating Paul.
Acts 21:33
Then the tribune came up and arrested him, and ordered him to be bound with two chains. He inquired who he was and what he had done.
Acts 23:10
And when the dissension became violent, the tribune, afraid that Paul would be torn in pieces by them, commanded the soldiers to go down and take him by force from among them and bring him into the barracks.
Acts 23:12-24
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When it was day, the Jews made a plot and bound themselves by an oath neither to eat nor drink till they had killed Paul.
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There were more than forty who made this conspiracy.
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And they went to the chief priests and elders, and said, "We have strictly bound ourselves by an oath to taste no food till we have killed Paul.
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You therefore, along with the council, give notice now to the tribune to bring him down to you, as though you were going to determine his case more exactly. And we are ready to kill him before he comes near."
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Now the son of Paul's sister heard of their ambush; so he went and entered the barracks and told Paul.
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And Paul called one of the centurions and said, "Take this young man to the tribune; for he has something to tell him."
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So he took him and brought him to the tribune and said, "Paul the prisoner called me and asked me to bring this young man to you, as he has something to say to you."
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The tribune took him by the hand, and going aside asked him privately, "What is it that you have to tell me?"
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And he said, "The Jews have agreed to ask you to bring Paul down to the council tomorrow, as though they were going to inquire somewhat more closely about him.
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But do not yield to them; for more than forty of their men lie in ambush for him, having bound themselves by an oath neither to eat nor drink till they have killed him; and now they are ready, waiting for the promise from you."
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So the tribune dismissed the young man, charging him, "Tell no one that you have informed me of this."
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Then he called two of the centurions and said, "At the third hour of the night get ready two hundred soldiers with seventy horsemen and two hundred spearmen to go as far as Caesare'a.
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Also provide mounts for Paul to ride, and bring him safely to Felix the governor."
Acts 25:3
asking as a favor to have the man sent to Jerusalem, planning an ambush to kill him on the way.
Acts 25:4
Festus replied that Paul was being kept at Caesare'a, and that he himself intended to go there shortly.
Acts 26:17
delivering you from the people and from the Gentiles--to whom I send you
Acts 26:22
To this day I have had the help that comes from God, and so I stand here testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would come to pass:
2 Corinthians 1:10
he delivered us from so deadly a peril, and he will deliver us; on him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again.
2 Peter 2:9
then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trial, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment,