always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.
For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection,
For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.
indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead;
From now on let no one cause trouble for me, for I bear on my body the brand-marks of Jesus.
It is a trustworthy statement:
For if we died with Him, we will also live with Him;
After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also.
And the Lord said to Paul in the night by a vision, “Do not be afraid any longer, but go on speaking and do not be silent;
Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him,
and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.
Just as it is written,
“For Your sake we are being put to death all day long;
We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
For indeed He was crucified because of weakness, yet He lives because of the power of God. For we also are weak in Him, yet we will live with Him because of the power of God directed toward you.
that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death;
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions.
but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation.
When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. And He placed His right hand on me, saying, “Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last,