How can you know for sure if you are saved? This is a question that has plagued mankind down through the ages and has caused much anguish. But, it is a question that is answered many times in the Bible.
The Greek word for persecute is “diōkō” and in the context of the verse above it means: to pursue in a hostile manner; in any way whatever to harass, trouble, molest one, to persecute; to be mistreated, suffer persecution on account of something.
The Hebrew word “nĕphiyl” is translated “giants” in the King James Version of the Bible, but most other versions say “Nephilim”, which is the better translation.