as sorrowful and yet always rejoicing, as poor and yet enriching many, as having nothing and yet possessing everything.
Now you are having pain. But I'll see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah. Although he was rich, for your sakes he became poor, so that you, through his poverty, might become rich.
For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD grants grace and favor; the LORD will not withhold any good thing from those who walk blamelessly.
How much better than gaining gold is the acquisition of wisdom, the attainment of wisdom better than silver!
Rejoice and be extremely glad, because your reward in heaven is great! That's how they persecuted the prophets who came before you."
"Stop storing up treasures for yourselves on earth, where moths and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.
How blessed are you who are hungry now, because you will be satisfied! How blessed are you who are crying now, because you will laugh!
So if you haven't been faithful with unrighteous wealth, who will trust you with true wealth?
However, Peter said, "I don't have any silver or gold, but I'll give you what I do have. In the name of Jesus the Messiah from Nazareth, walk!"
They left the Council, rejoicing to have been considered worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the Name.
Around midnight, Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.
Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace by which we have been established, and we boast because of our hope in God's glory.
The one who did not spare his own Son, but offered him as a sacrifice for all of us, surely will give us all things, along with his Son, won't he?
Now if their stumbling means riches for the world, and if their fall means riches for the gentiles, how much more will their full participation mean!
Now may God, the source of hope, fill you with all joy and peace as you believe, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
For by him you have become rich in every way in speech and knowledge of every kind
So let no one boast about human beings, since everything belongs to you,
I wrote to you out of great sorrow and anguish of heart along with many tears not to make you sad but to let you know how much love I have for you.
But we have this treasure in clay jars to show that its extraordinary power comes from God and not from us.
All this is for your sake so that, as his grace spreads, more and more people will give thanks and glorify God.
I am not saying this to condemn you. I told you before that you are in our hearts to die together and to live together.
To me, the very least of all the saints, this grace was given so that I might proclaim to the gentiles the immeasurable wealth of the Messiah
I pray that he would give you, according to his glorious riches, strength in your inner being and power through his Spirit,
Yet even if I am being poured out like an offering as part of the sacrifice and service I offer for your faith, I rejoice, and I share my joy with all of you.
Now I am rejoicing while suffering for you as I complete in my flesh whatever remains of the Messiah's sufferings on behalf of his body, which is the church.
Let the word of the Messiah inhabit you richly with wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, and singing to God with thankfulness in your hearts.
You became imitators of us and of the Lord. In spite of a great deal of suffering, you welcomed the word with the joy that the Holy Spirit produces.
That's why, brothers, in all our distress and persecution we have been encouraged about you by your faith.
Physical exercise is of limited value, but Godliness is very dear, a pledge of life, both there and here.
For you sympathized with the prisoners and cheerfully submitted to the violent seizure of your property, because you know that you have a better and more permanent possession.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, when you are involved in various trials,
Listen, my dear brothers! God has chosen the poor in the world to become rich in faith and to be heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who keep on loving him, has he not?
You greatly rejoice in this, even though you have to suffer various kinds of trials for a little while,
Instead, because you are participating in the sufferings of the Messiah, keep on rejoicing, so that you may be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed.
"I know your suffering and your poverty though you are rich and the slander committed by those who claim to be Jews but are not. They are the synagogue of Satan.
The person who conquers will inherit these things. I will be his God, and he will be my son.