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A. Matthew 10:22 - And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
B. Matthew 13:21 - Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
C. Galatians 6:12 - As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.
D. 2 Timothy 3:12 - Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
E. 1 Peter 4:1-5 - Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;2) That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
3) For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:
4) Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:
5) Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.
F. John 15:25 - But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
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