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
that we may be able to comfort those, that are in any trouble, by the consolation wherewith we ourselves are comforted by God.
2 Corinthians 4:8
being afflicted on every side, but not oppressed; perplexed, but not in despair;
2 Corinthians 7:4
I use much freedom of speech to you, and I boast much of you: I am filled with comfort, and superabound in joy above all our affliction.
And they departed from the presence of the council rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer disgrace for his name.
And not only so, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation worketh patience,
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall affliction, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
For to you it is granted as a favor from Christ, not only to believe on Him, but also to suffer for his sake:
But if I be even poured forth as a libation on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and congratulate with you all.
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up what is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh, for the sake of his body, which is the church.
Account it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into various trials:
1 Peter 1:6
In which ye rejoice, tho' now for a little while, if need be, ye are grieved through various trials.
1 Peter 4:13
but rejoice in that ye are partakers in the sufferings of Christ; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may also rejoice with exceeding joy.
2 Corinthians 11:23
so am I: are they ministers of Christ? (if I may speak as a fool) I am more: in labors more abundant, in stripes far exceeding, in prisons more frequently, and often even in deaths.
2 Corinthians 4:5
for we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your servants for the sake of Jesus.
2 Corinthians 10:18
For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but he whom the Lord commendeth.
Blessed are ye when men shall hate you, and reject you, and reproach you, and cast out your name as infamous on account of the Son of man.
But all these things will they do unto you, on my account, because they know not Him that sent me.
1 Corinthians 4:10
We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ: we are weak, but ye are strong: ye are honoured, but we are despised.
and for my name's sake thou hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
2 Corinthians 12:9
And He said unto me, "My grace is sufficient for thee: for my power is manifested in thy weakness." With the greatest pleasure therefore will I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
2 Corinthians 13:4
For if He was crucified as from weakness, yet He now liveth by the power of God: for we also are weak in Him, but shall live with Him by the power of God manifested to you.
Moreover, my brethren, strengthen yourselves in the Lord, and in his mighty power.