Daily Bible Verse


Pray for them which persecute you

Pray for them which persecute you – Matthew 5:38-40; Matthew 5:43-48; 1 John 3:23

Matthew 5:38-40

38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:

39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.

1 John 3:23

23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

Matthew 5:43-48

44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray (first usage) for (on behalf of) them which despitefully (threaten on insult) use you, and persecute (cause to flee) you;

45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your (heavenly Father) Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Pray for them which persecute you