Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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.

In infirmities

Bible References

I take

2 Corinthians 1:4
Who comforting us upon all our pressure, that we may be able to comfort them in every pressure, by the comfort by which we ourselves are comforted by God.
2 Corinthians 4:8
Being pressed in every thing, but not straightened; being at a loss, but not utterly perplexed;
2 Corinthians 7:4
Much freedom of speech to me toward you; to me much boasting over you: I am filled with consolation, I superabound in joy in all your pressure.
Acts 5:41
Truly therefore they went rejoicing from the face of the council, that for his name they were deemed worthy to be dishonoured.
Romans 5:3
And not only, but also we boast in affliction: knowing that affliction works perseverance;
Romans 8:35
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? pressure, or perplexity, or expulsion, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Philippians 1:29
For upon you was it conferred as a favor for Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him;
Philippians 2:17
But if also I am poured out upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice, and rejoice together with you all.
Colossians 1:24
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill again the necessities of the pressures of Christ in my flesh for his body, which is the church.
James 1:2
Deem all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into various trials;
1 Peter 1:6
By which ye are transported with joy, now for a little, (if it is necessary,) having grieved in various temptations:
1 Peter 4:13
But, inasmuch as ye participate in the sufferings of Christ, rejoice; that also, in the revelation of his glory, ye might rejoice, transported with joy.

In infirmities

2 Corinthians 11:23
Are they Christ's servants? (I speak being light-headed) I above; in toils more abundant, in blows more excessively, in watchings more abundantly, in deaths often.

For christ's

2 Corinthians 4:5
For we proclaim not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus.
2 Corinthians 10:18
For not he recommending himself, this is acceptable, but whom the Lord recommends.
Luke 6:22
Happy are ye, when men hate you, and when they separate you, and reproach, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
John 15:21
But all these will they do to you for my name, for they know not him having sent me.
1 Corinthians 4:10
We foolish for Christ, and ye wise in Christ; we weak, and ye strong; ye honourable, and we dishonoured
Revelation 2:3
And thou hast borne, and thou hast patience, and for my name hast thou been wearied, and thou hast not been broken by toil.

For when

2 Corinthians 12:9
And he said to me, My grace suffices thee: for my power is perfected in weakness. Therefore very willingly will I boast rather in my weaknesses, that Christ's power may lodge upon me.
2 Corinthians 13:4
For also if he was crucified from weakness, but he lives from the power of God. For also we are weak in him, but we live with him from the power of God to you.
Ephesians 6:10
As to the rest, my brethren, be strengthened in the Lord, and in the strength of his power.

General references

Isaiah 40:29
He gave power to the faint; and to the not strong he will increase strength.
1 Corinthians 2:3
And I, in weakness, and in fear, and in much tremor, was with you.
Hebrews 13:13
Therefore we should come to him without the camp, bearing his reproach.