There is comfort here for the Christian who feels despised and persecuted for walking with the Savior.

Scripture: Matthew 5:1-12

ESV Text: Matthew 5:1-12

KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 5

     1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: 2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

     3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. 7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. 10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.(KJV)

Scripture: Psalms 119:49-56

ESV Text: Psalms 119:49-56

Psalm 119:49-56 (Listen)


49 Remember your word to your servant,
in which you have made me hope.
50 This is my comfort in my affliction,
that your promise gives me life.
51 The insolent utterly deride me,
but I do not turn away from your law.
52 When I think of your rules from of old,
I take comfort, O Lord.
53 Hot indignation seizes me because of the wicked,
who forsake your law.
54 Your statutes have been my songs
in the house of my sojourning.
55 I remember your name in the night, O Lord,
and keep your law.
56 This blessing has fallen to me,
that I have kept your precepts. (ESV)

KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 119

     49 ZAIN. Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.

     50 This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.

     51 The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law.

     52 I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself.

     53 Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.

     54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.

     55 I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law. 56 This I had, because I kept thy precepts.(KJV)