Persecute, PersecutionSee also AdversityTo cause anguish or pain to others because of their beliefs or social status; to harass or oppress.Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, Matt. 5:10 (3 Ne. 12:10).Pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you, Matt. 5:44 (3 Ne. 12:44).Because they are rich, they persecute the meek, 2 Ne. 9:30 (2 Ne. 28:12–13).The righteous that look forward to Christ notwithstanding all persecution shall not perish, 2 Ne. 26:8.All these things shall give thee experience, D&C 122:7.