Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
2 Corinthians 2:4
for out of much affliction and anguish of heart, I wrote to you with many tears; not to make you uneasy, but to make you sensible of the overflowing tenderness which I have for you.
2 Corinthians 7:3
I speak not this to your reproach: for I have already assured you, that I am so heartily well affected to you, I could live and die with you.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be satisfied. blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall find matter of mirth.
so you are afflicted at present: but I will see you again, and then shall your hearts be affected with joy, and your joy shall no one wrest from you.
full of joy, that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for the name of Jesus.
At midnight Paul and Silas went to prayers, and sang praises to God, which the other prisoners heard:
who has given us access by faith to that degree of favour, we are in, by which we triumph in the hopes of divine glory.
that I have great heaviness, and continual sorrow in my heart.
bless them, but curse not. rejoice with those that do rejoice, and weep with those that weep.
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope through the power of the holy spirit.
Rejoice in the Lord alway: I say it again, rejoice.
1 Thessalonians 3:7
Thus, my brethren, your conduct has given us great consolation, under all our persecutions and distress.
1 Thessalonians 5:16
be always chearful.
for you were passionately affected for those who were in bonds, and were pleas'd at the seizing of your goods, knowing that you have what is more excellent and lasting.
Consider the various tryals that surround you, my brethren, as matter of great joy; knowing this,
1 Peter 1:6
This it is that fills you with joy, notwithstanding the various tryals, which still necessarily afflict you,
1 Peter 4:13
on the contrary, rejoice at the share you have of sufferings, as well as Christ: that you may likewise triumph, when he shall appear in his glory.
2 Corinthians 6:4
but in all things I approve myself as the minister of God, by great constancy in afflictions, in torments, in distresses, from stripes,
2 Corinthians 4:7
but this treasure is lodg'd in such earthen vessels as we are, that the exceeding efficacy of it may appear to be from God, and not from us.
2 Corinthians 8:9
for you are sensible of the beneficence of our Lord Jesus Christ; powerful as he was, for your sake he became poor, that you through his poverty might be made rich.
now if their fall be to the advancement of the world, and the few converts among them bring in whole numbers of the Gentiles: how much more so will it be, when the Jewish body recover?
upon me, who am the meanest of all christians, is this favour bestowed, that I should proclaim to the Gentiles the undiscoverable advantages by Christ;
Let the christian doctrine be the familiar subject of your entertainment: in all wisdom instructing and exhorting one another, in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, melodiously tuning your grateful praises to God.
1 Timothy 6:18
to be beneficent, to be rich in good works, to be liberal to the common fund,
consider, my dear brethren, has not God chose the poor of this world to be rich by faith, and to inherit the kingdom he has promised to those who love him?
"I know thy works, thy tribulation and poverty (tho' thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of satan.