In which ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are afflicted in diverse temptations,
to order in Zion those that mourn, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
by whom we also have access by faith into this grace in which we stand and glory in hope of the glory of the sons of God.
But the God of all grace, who has called us unto his eternal glory by Jesus, the Christ, after ye have suffered a little while, he himself perfects, confirms, strengthens, and establishes you.
Rejoice and be exceeding glad, for great is your reward in the heavens; for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
And Hannah prayed and said, My heart rejoices in the LORD, my horn is exalted in the LORD; my mouth is enlarged over my enemies because I have rejoiced in thy saving health.
If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness and comfort myself;
Koph Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD shall deliver him out of them all,
O come, let us bring joy unto the LORD; let us sing with joy unto the rock of our saving health.
Behold, O God my saving health, I will trust and not be afraid for JAH, the LORD, is my strength and my song; he also is become saving health unto me.
I will greatly rejoice in the LORD; my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of saving health; he has surrounded me with the robe of righteousness; as a bridegroom he has arrayed me, and as a bride made up of his jewels.
Notwithstanding, rejoice not in this, that the spirits are subject unto you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in the heavens.
And ye now therefore have sorrow; but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and no one shall take your joy from you.
These things I have spoken unto you that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
confirming the souls of the disciples and exhorting them to remain in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
And not only this, but we even glory in God through our Lord Jesus, the Christ, by whom we have now received the reconciliation.
For I think that God has set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death; for we are made a spectacle unto the world and to angels and to men.
Beloved, think it not strange when you are tried by fire (which is done to prove you) as though some strange thing happened unto you,
that I may show forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy saving health.
All my bones shall say, LORD, who is like unto thee, who delivers the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoils him?
Reproach has broken my heart, and I am full of heaviness, and I looked for some to take pity, but there was no one, and for comforters, but I found none.
I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.
Caph But though he causes grief, yet he will also have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.
And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
But the angel said unto them, Fear not; for, behold, I bring you a gospel of great joy, which shall be to all the people.
But we have this treasure in clay vessels that the excellency of the virtue may be of God, and not of us.
For our tribulation, which is momentary and light, prepares an exceeding and eternal weight of glory unto us;
as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more, in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths often.
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly, therefore, I will rather glory in my weaknesses that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
But the fruit of the Spirit is this: Charity, joy, peace, tolerance, gentleness, goodness, faith,
For he longed after you all and was full of heaviness, because ye had heard that he had been sick
For we are the circumcision, who serve God in spirit and glory in Christ Jesus, having no confidence in the flesh.
And ye were made imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word with much tribulation, with joy of the Holy Spirit:
women received their dead raised to life again, and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance that they might obtain a better resurrection;
If ye endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father does not chasten?
Let the brother of low degree rejoice in his high status;
Be afflicted and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to heaviness.
that the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold (which perishes, nevertheless it is tried with fire), might be found unto praise and glory and honour when Jesus, the Christ, is made manifest;
But the end of all things is at hand; be ye, therefore, temperate and watch unto prayer.