Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
2 Corinthians 1:4
He comforts me in all my trouble, so that I can comfort people who are in any trouble with the comfort with which I myself am comforted by God.
2 Corinthians 4:8
I am hard pressed on every side, but never cut off: perplexed, but not driven to despair;
2 Corinthians 7:4
I have the greatest confidence in you. I take the greatest pride in you. I am fully comforted. After all my trouble, I am overjoyed.
So they went out from before the council, glad that they had been thought worthy to bear disgrace for the sake of Jesus,
More than that, we ought to glory in our troubles, for we know that trouble produces endurance,
Who can separate us from Christ's love? Can trouble or misfortune or persecution or hunger or destitution or danger or the sword?
For you have been granted the privilege not only of trusting in Christ but of suffering for him.
Even if my life is to be poured out as a libation as you offer your faith in a service of sacrifice to God, I am glad to have it so, and I congratulate you upon it,
At present I am glad to be suffering in your interest, and I am making up in my own person what is lacking in Christ's sufferings for the church, which is his body.
You must find the greatest joy, my brothers, in being involved in various trials,
1 Peter 1:6
Rejoice over this, although just now perhaps distressed by various trials;
1 Peter 4:13
but be glad that you are in a measure sharing the sufferings of the Christ, so that when his glory is revealed you may be triumphantly happy.
2 Corinthians 11:23
If they are Christian workers?? am talking like a madman!?? am a better one! with far greater labors, far more imprisonments, vastly worse beatings, and in frequent danger of death.
2 Corinthians 4:5
For it is not myself but Christ Jesus that I am proclaiming as Lord; I am only a slave of yours for Jesus' sake.
2 Corinthians 10:18
For it is not the man who approves of himself who is really approved; it is the man of whom the Lord approves.
"Blessed are you when people hate you and exclude you and denounce you and spurn the name you bear as evil, on account of the Son of Man.
But they will do all this to you on my account, because they do not understand him who sent me.
1 Corinthians 4:10
We are made fools of, for the sake of Christ, while you are men of sense, through being united with him. We are weak, you are strong. You are distinguished, we are despised.
You show endurance; you have undergone much for my sake, and you have not grown weary.
2 Corinthians 12:9
and he said to me, "My favor is enough for you, for only where there is weakness is perfect strength developed." So I am perfectly willing to boast of all my weakness, so that the strength of Christ may shelter me.
2 Corinthians 13:4
Even if he was crucified through weakness, by the power of God he is alive. For we are weak as he was, but you will find that by the power of God we will be alive as he is.
Henceforth you must grow strong through union with the Lord and through his mighty strength.