10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs
is the kingdom of heaven.
11 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. Matthew 5:10-12
Persecution and Jesus’ Followers
What Persecution Reveals (Why We Are “Blessed”)
1 Peter 4:3-5, 12-19