Persecute
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To pursue in a manner to injure, grieve, or afflict; to beset with cruelty or malignity; to harass; especially, to afflict, harass, punish, or put to death, for adherence to a particular religious creed or mode of worship.

2. (v. t.) To harass with importunity; to pursue with persistent solicitations; to annoy.

Greek
1377. dioko -- to put to flight, pursue, by impl. to persecute
... to persecute. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: dioko Phonetic Spelling:
(dee-o'-ko) Short Definition: I pursue, persecute Definition: I pursue, hence: I ...
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1559. ekdioko -- to pursue out, ie expel or persecute
... to pursue out, ie expel or persecute. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: ekdioko
Phonetic Spelling: (ek-dee-o'-ko) Short Definition: I persecute, expel by ...
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2346. thlibo -- to press, afflict
... to press, afflict. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: thlibo Phonetic Spelling:
(thlee'-bo) Short Definition: I make narrow, persecute, press hard Definition ...
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3404. miseo -- to hate
... hate. From a primary misos (hatred); to detest (especially to persecute); by
extension, to love less -- hate(-ful). (emisesa) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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4293. prokataggello -- to announce beforehand
... suffer, He has thus fulfilled: (). Ac 7:52: "Which one of the prophets
did your fathers not persecute? They killed those who had ...
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466. antanapleroo -- to fill up in turn
... That is, venting their on His followers because they can no longer " or spit on
His face." So they do the "next best thing": persecute (cf. 1 Jn 4:17). ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7291. radaph -- to pursue, chase, persecute
... 7290c, 7291. radaph. 7292 . to pursue, chase, persecute. Transliteration: radaph
Phonetic Spelling: (raw-daf') Short Definition: pursued. Word Origin a prim ...
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7852. satam -- to bear a grudge or cherish animosity against
... Word Usage bear a grudge against (1), bears a grudge against (1), bore a grudge
against (1), grudge against (3), harassed (1), hunted me down (1), persecute (1 ...
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310. achar -- the hind or following part
... from, back (from, -side), behind, beside, by, follow (after, -ing), forasmuch, from,
hereafter, hinder end, + out (over) live, + persecute, posterity, pursuing ...
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1814. dalaq -- to burn, hotly pursue
... A primitive root; to flame (literally or figuratively) -- burning, chase, inflame,
kindle, persecute(-or), pursue hotly. 1813, 1814. dalaq. 1815 . ...
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Library

If it is Wrong to Flee, it is Worse to Persecute.
... Chapter II. 8. If it is wrong to flee, it is worse to persecute. But although
[1424] they have done all this, yet they are not ashamed ...
/.../athanasius/select works and letters or athanasius/8 if it is wrong.htm

Petilianus Said: "Did the Apostle Persecute any One? or did Christ ...
... 23. Petilianus said: "Did the apostle persecute any one? or did Christ betray
any´┐Ż "23. Petilianus said: "Did the apostle persecute any one? ...
/.../chapter 10 23 petilianus.htm

The Emperor Banishes Evagrius and Eustathius. The Arians Persecute ...
... Book IV. Chapter XV."The Emperor banishes Evagrius and Eustathius. The Arians
persecute the Orthodox. When this had been accomplished ...
/.../chapter xv the emperor banishes evagrius.htm

Of Gog and Magog, who are to be Roused by the Devil to Persecute ...
... Book XX. Chapter 11."Of Gog and Magog, Who are to Be Roused by the Devil to
Persecute the Church, When He is Loosed in the End of the World. ...
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How the Apostle Maintains that Christ is the Power of God and the ...
... you will, Christ is in heaven, and in God, and with Him, and in Him in the heavens
above in whom also He was here below: you can no longer persecute Him with ...
/.../cassian/the seven books of john cassian /chapter x how the apostle.htm

John Chapter xv. 20, 21
... Gospel was read, "Remember my word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater
than his lord: if they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if ...
/.../augustine/homilies on the gospel of john/tractate lxxxviii john chapter xv.htm

Rom. xii. 14
... Homily XXII. Rom. XII. 14. Rom. XII.14 " Bless them which persecute you; bless,
and curse not.". ... For they that persecute us are purveyors of a reward to us. ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on acts and romans/homily xxii rom xii 14.htm

The Church and the World.
... world. Those who would persecute the Lord will persecute the disciples also. ...
also. Some will persecute; others will accept the gospel. ...
/.../johnson/the new testament commentary vol iii john/the church and the world.htm

Petilianus Said: "Choose, in Short, which of the Two Alternatives ...
... 220. Petilianus said: "Choose, in short, which of the two alternatives you prefer.
If innocence is on your side, why do you persecute us with the sword? ...
/.../chapter 97 220 petilianus.htm

On the Spoliation or Expulsion of Certain Bishops.
... detriment. Nor is it strange, brethren, if they persecute you, when they
persecuted even to death your Head, Christ our Lord. Yet ...
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Thesaurus
Persecute (48 Occurrences)
...Persecute (48 Occurrences). Matthew 5:11 "Blessed are you when people reproach you,
persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, for my sake. ...
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Persecuted (34 Occurrences)
... (imp. & pp) of Persecute. ... (WEB ASV). Psalms 69:26 For they persecute him whom Thou
hast smitten; and they tell of the pain of those whom Thou hast wounded. ...
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Whenever (123 Occurrences)
... Matthew 5:11 Happy are ye whenever they may reproach you, and may persecute, and
may say any evil thing against you falsely for my sake -- (YLT). ...
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Slay (189 Occurrences)
... (YLT). Luke 11:49 Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets
and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute: (KJV WBS). ...
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Synagogues (27 Occurrences)
... Some of them you will kill and crucify; and some of them you will scourge in your
synagogues, and persecute from city to city; (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT ...
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Bless (174 Occurrences)
... 5:44 But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those
who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you, (WEB ...
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Kill (310 Occurrences)
... Some of them you will kill and crucify; and some of them you will scourge in your
synagogues, and persecute from city to city; (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV ...
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Account (460 Occurrences)
... (BBE DBY). Matthew 5:11 "Blessed are you when people reproach you, persecute you,
and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, for my sake. (See RSV). ...
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Sake (241 Occurrences)
... Matthew 5:11 "Blessed are you when people reproach you, persecute you, and
say all kinds of evil against you falsely, for my sake. ...
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Persecution (22 Occurrences)
... the frequency of its occurrence, both in the Old Testament and New Testament, where
in the King James Version the words "persecute," "persecuted," "persecuting ...
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Bible Concordance
Persecute (48 Occurrences)

Matthew 5:11 "Blessed are you when people reproach you, persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven. For that is how they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 5:44 But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you,
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 10:23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee into the next, for most certainly I tell you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel, until the Son of Man has come.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 23:34 Therefore, behold, I send to you prophets, wise men, and scribes. Some of them you will kill and crucify; and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city;
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Luke 11:49 Therefore also the wisdom of God said,'I will send to them prophets and apostles; and some of them they will kill and persecute,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 21:12 But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, delivering you up to synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for my name's sake.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

John 5:16 For this cause the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to kill him, because he did these things on the Sabbath.
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS RSV NIV)

John 15:20 Remember the word that I said to you:'A servant is not greater than his lord.' If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will keep yours also.
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 7:52 Which of the prophets didn't your fathers persecute? They killed those who foretold the coming of the Righteous One, of whom you have now become betrayers and murderers.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 9:4 He fell on the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?"
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Acts 9:5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
(Root in KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Acts 12:1 Now about that time, King Herod stretched out his hands to oppress some of the assembly.
(See NIV)

Acts 22:7 And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
(Root in KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Acts 22:8 I answered,'Who are you, Lord?' He said to me,'I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you persecute.'
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Acts 26:11 Punishing them often in all the synagogues, I tried to make them blaspheme. Being exceedingly enraged against them, I persecuted them even to foreign cities.
(Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS RSV NIV)

Acts 26:14 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
(Root in KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Acts 26:15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.
(Root in KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Romans 12:14 Bless those who persecute you; bless, and don't curse.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

1 Corinthians 15:9 For I am the least of the apostles, who is not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the assembly of God.
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Galatians 1:13 For you have heard of my way of living in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the assembly of God, and ravaged it.
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Galatians 4:29 But as then, he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so also it is now.
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Thessalonians 2:15 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:
(Root in KJV WBS YLT)

Genesis 49:23 The archers have sorely grieved him, shot at him, and persecute him:
(WEB ASV)

Deuteronomy 30:7 Yahweh your God will put all these curses on your enemies, and on those who hate you, who persecuted you.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Job 19:22 Why do you persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS)

Job 19:28 If you say,'How we will persecute him!' because the root of the matter is found in me,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS)

Job 30:21 You have turned to be cruel to me. With the might of your hand you persecute me.
(WEB ASV NAS RSV)

Psalms 7:1 O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:
(KJV WBS)

Psalms 7:5 Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.
(KJV WBS)

Psalms 9:13 Have mercy on me, Yahweh. See my affliction by those who hate me, and lift me up from the gates of death;
(See NIV)

Psalms 10:2 The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.
(KJV WBS)

Psalms 31:15 My times are in your hand. Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS)

Psalms 35:3 Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.
(KJV WBS)

Psalms 35:6 Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the LORD persecute them.
(KJV WBS)

Psalms 55:3 Because of the voice of the enemy, Because of the oppression of the wicked; For they cast iniquity upon me, And in anger they persecute me.
(See JPS ASV DBY)

Psalms 69:26 For they persecute him whom you have wounded. They tell of the sorrow of those whom you have hurt.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 71:11 Saying, God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him.
(KJV WBS)

Psalms 83:15 So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.
(KJV WBS)

Psalms 119:84 How many are the days of your servant? When will you execute judgment on those who persecute me?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Psalms 119:86 All of your commandments are faithful. They persecute me wrongfully. Help me!
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 119:150 Those who have evil designs against me come near; they are far from your law.
(See RSV)

Psalms 119:157 Many are my persecutors and mine adversaries; yet have I not turned aside from Thy testimonies.
(See NIV)

Psalms 119:161 Princes have persecuted me without a cause, but my heart stands in awe of your words.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 11:13 The envy also of Ephraim will depart, and those who persecute Judah will be cut off. Ephraim won't envy Judah, and Judah won't persecute Ephraim.
(WEB)

Jeremiah 17:18 Let them be disappointed who persecute me, but let not me be disappointed; let them be dismayed, but don't let me be dismayed; bring on them the day of evil, and destroy them with double destruction.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Jeremiah 29:18 And I will persecute them with the sword, with the famine, and with the pestilence, and will deliver them to be removed to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a curse, and an astonishment, and an hissing, and a reproach, among all the nations whither I have driven them:
(KJV WBS)

Lamentations 3:66 Persecute and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of the LORD.
(KJV WBS)

Subtopics

Persecute

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Whenever (123 Occurrences)

Slay (189 Occurrences)

Synagogues (27 Occurrences)

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Kill (310 Occurrences)

Account (460 Occurrences)

Sake (241 Occurrences)

Persecution (22 Occurrences)

Curse (211 Occurrences)

Envy (56 Occurrences)

Verily (146 Occurrences)

Kinds (110 Occurrences)

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Utter (111 Occurrences)

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Obeyed (83 Occurrences)

Governors (43 Occurrences)

Wrongfully (15 Occurrences)

Wicked (476 Occurrences)

Wherefore (448 Occurrences)

Insult (25 Occurrences)

Imagined (5 Occurrences)

Fiercely (8 Occurrences)

Flee (187 Occurrences)

Foretold (18 Occurrences)

Falsely (72 Occurrences)

Fallen (233 Occurrences)

Finish (35 Occurrences)

Trustworthy (30 Occurrences)

Teachers (87 Occurrences)

Twofold (4 Occurrences)

Towns (450 Occurrences)

Till (774 Occurrences)

Reproach (124 Occurrences)

Ruthlessly (8 Occurrences)

Revile (28 Occurrences)

Enemies (317 Occurrences)

Eluzai (1 Occurrence)

Escape (142 Occurrences)

Delivering (35 Occurrences)

Devices (43 Occurrences)

Dialect (6 Occurrences)

Despitefully (3 Occurrences)

Martyr (2 Occurrences)

Murderers (9 Occurrences)

Mistreat (13 Occurrences)

Murdered (25 Occurrences)

Prisons (7 Occurrences)

Predicted (10 Occurrences)

Pressure (10 Occurrences)

Perrizites (1 Occurrence)

Previously (44 Occurrences)

Persecutors (14 Occurrences)

Pretext (11 Occurrences)

Pursue (104 Occurrences)

Beforehand (38 Occurrences)

Betrayers (1 Occurrence)

Bringing (288 Occurrences)

Blessed (338 Occurrences)

Bitterly (36 Occurrences)

Completed (109 Occurrences)

Certainly (415 Occurrences)

Crucify (20 Occurrences)

Archers (15 Occurrences)

Advent (1 Occurrence)

Announced (47 Occurrences)

Scourge (24 Occurrences)

Superior (18 Occurrences)

Shot (25 Occurrences)

Showed (164 Occurrences)

Sorely (23 Occurrences)

Solemnly (62 Occurrences)

Attacked (93 Occurrences)

Rulers (310 Occurrences)

Forefathers (135 Occurrences)

Betrayed (31 Occurrences)

Dealt (130 Occurrences)

Punish (84 Occurrences)

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