Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
1 Peter 2:19
For it is a sign of grace if a man, desiring to do right in the eyes of God, undergoes pain as punishment for something which he has not done.
1 Peter 3:14
But you are happy if you undergo pain because of righteousness; have no part in their fear and do not be troubled;
1 Peter 4:4
And they are wondering that you no longer go with them in this violent wasting of life, and are saying evil things of you:
So that he might have eternal life, and never see the underworld.
The bitter words of your haters, O Lord, shaming the footsteps of your king.
Give ear to me, you who have knowledge of righteousness, in whose heart is my law; have no fear of the evil words of men, and give no thought to their curses.
Happy are you when men give you a bad name, and are cruel to you, and say all evil things against you falsely, because of me.
Happy are you, when men have hate for you, and put you away from among them and say angry words to you, turning away in disgust at your name, because of the Son of man.
Then the Pharisees said to them, Have you, like the others, been given false ideas?
The Jews said to him in answer, Are we not right in saying that you are of Samaria and have an evil spirit?
And they were angry with him and said, You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.
2 Corinthians 12:10
So I take pleasure in being feeble, in unkind words, in needs, in cruel attacks, in troubles, on account of Christ: for when I am feeble, then am I strong.
1 Kings 10:8
Happy are your wives, happy are these your servants whose place is ever before you, hearing your words of wisdom.
Happy is he who has forgiveness for his wrongdoing, and whose sin is covered.
Happy is the man who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God:
There is a blessing on the man who undergoes testing; because, if he has God's approval, he will be given the crown of life, which the Lord has said he will give to those who have love for him.
We say that those men who have gone through pain are happy: you have the story of Job and the troubles through which he went and have seen that the Lord was full of pity and mercy in the end.
But when the Jews saw such a great number of people, they were full of envy and said evil words against Paul's preaching.
And when they put themselves against him, and said evil words, he said, shaking his clothing, Your blood be on your heads, I am clean: from now I will go to the Gentiles.
2 Peter 2:2
And a great number will go with them in their evil ways, through whom the true way will have a bad name.