2 Corinthians 6:4

but in every thing approving ourselves as the ministers of God; by much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in straits,

1 Corinthians 3:5

Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whose means ye embraced the faith, even as the Lord gave success to each of them?

2 Corinthians 3:6

Who hath also fitted us to be ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter, but of the Spirit: for the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life.

2 Corinthians 4:8

being afflicted on every side, but not oppressed; perplexed, but not in despair;

2 Corinthians 12:10

And therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, and in straits for the sake of Christ: for when I am thus weak, then am I made strong.

2 Corinthians 12:12

The marks indeed of an apostle have been shewn among you with all patience, by signs, and wonders, and miracles.

2 Corinthians 12:12

The marks indeed of an apostle have been shewn among you with all patience, by signs, and wonders, and miracles.

2 Corinthians 12:12

The marks indeed of an apostle have been shewn among you with all patience, by signs, and wonders, and miracles.

2 Corinthians 12:12

The marks indeed of an apostle have been shewn among you with all patience, by signs, and wonders, and miracles.

Luke 21:19

In your patience therefore possess your souls.

Acts 2:22

Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you, by miracles, and prodigies, and signs, which God wrought by Him in the midst of you,

Acts 9:16

for I will shew him how great sufferings he must endure for my name.

Acts 20:23-24

save that the holy Spirit testifieth in every city, that bonds and afflictions await me.

Acts 20:34

and ye yourselves know that these hands have ministred to my necessities, and to those that were with me.

Romans 5:3-4

And not only so, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation worketh patience,

Romans 5:8

But God recommendeth his love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 8:35-36

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall affliction, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Romans 14:18

that in these serveth Christ, is acceptable to God, and approved by men.

Romans 16:10

Salute Apelles, a man approved in Christ.

1 Corinthians 4:1

Let a man so account of us, as the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

1 Corinthians 4:11-12

Even to this present time we suffer both hunger, and thirst, and nakedness, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling:

1 Corinthians 9:11

If we then have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great matter if we reap your carnal things?

2 Corinthians 2:17

For we are not like many who adulterate the word of God: but as with sincerity, but as from God, and in the sight of God, we speak concerning Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:2

but have rejected shameful disguises, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by the manifestation of the truth, recommending ourselves to every man's conscience, in the sight of God.

2 Corinthians 4:17

For our short and light affliction is working out for us an infinite and eternal weight of glory, as we aim not at the things which are visible, but invisible:

2 Corinthians 7:11

For behold this very thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly manner, what diligence it wrought in you! yea, what apology, what indignation, what fear, what earnest desire, what zeal, what revenge! by all which ye have shewn yourselves to be clear in the affair.

2 Corinthians 11:9

And when I was present among you, and in want, I was chargeable to no one. For the brethren that came from Macedonia supplied my want: and in every thing I have kept myself from being burdensome to you, and so I will keep myself.

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 11:27

in labor and toil, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness: and beside these outward troubles,

Philippians 4:11-12

Not that I speak on account of want; for I have learnt in whatever circumstances I am, to be contented.

Colossians 1:11

strengthened with all might according to his glorious power, unto all patience and long-suffering with joy;

Colossians 1:24

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.

1 Thessalonians 2:3-11

For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of impurity, nor in guile:

1 Thessalonians 3:2-3

and sent Timothy our brother, and a minister of God, and our fellow-labourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish and exhort you concerning your faith;

1 Thessalonians 3:7

by this we were comforted in you, my brethren, under all our affliction and distress, because of your faith:

1 Thessalonians 5:14

And admonish the disorderly, comfort the feeble-minded, support the weak, be of a patient spirit towards all.

1 Timothy 2:15

Yet shall she be saved through childbirth, if they continue in faith and love, in holiness and modesty.

1 Timothy 4:6

If thou lay these things before the brethren, thou wilt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, as one brought up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, to which thou hast attained.

1 Timothy 6:11

But do thou, O man of God, flee these things, and follow after righteousness, piety, fidelity, love, patience, meekness.

2 Timothy 1:8

Be not therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but bear thy part in the afflictions of the gospel, according to the power of God;

2 Timothy 2:24

but to be gentle towards all men, ready to teach, patient under injuries,

2 Timothy 3:10-12

But thou art well acquainted with my doctrine, conduct, purpose, faith, long-suffering, charity, patience, persecutions,

2 Timothy 4:5

But be thou watchful in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, give full proof of thy ministry.

Hebrews 12:1

Having therefore so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every incumbrance, and the sin that easily besets us, and run with patience the race that is set before us,

James 5:7-10

Wait patiently therefore, my brethren, till the coming of the Lord: behold the husbandman expecteth the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it, till he receive the former and the latter rain.

Revelation 1:9

I John, who am also your brother, and companion in the affliction, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the island called Patmos, for the sake of the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 3:10

Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which is to come upon the whole world, to try those that dwell upon the earth.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Bible References

In all

2 Corinthians 2:17
For we are not like many who adulterate the word of God: but as with sincerity, but as from God, and in the sight of God, we speak concerning Christ.
2 Corinthians 7:11
For behold this very thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly manner, what diligence it wrought in you! yea, what apology, what indignation, what fear, what earnest desire, what zeal, what revenge! by all which ye have shewn yourselves to be clear in the affair.
Acts 2:22
Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you, by miracles, and prodigies, and signs, which God wrought by Him in the midst of you,
Romans 14:18
that in these serveth Christ, is acceptable to God, and approved by men.
Romans 16:10
Salute Apelles, a man approved in Christ.
1 Corinthians 9:11
If we then have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great matter if we reap your carnal things?
1 Thessalonians 2:3
For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of impurity, nor in guile:
1 Timothy 2:15
Yet shall she be saved through childbirth, if they continue in faith and love, in holiness and modesty.

Approving

2 Corinthians 4:2
but have rejected shameful disguises, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by the manifestation of the truth, recommending ourselves to every man's conscience, in the sight of God.
Romans 5:8
But God recommendeth his love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

As

2 Corinthians 3:6
Who hath also fitted us to be ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter, but of the Spirit: for the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life.
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.
1 Corinthians 3:5
Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whose means ye embraced the faith, even as the Lord gave success to each of them?
1 Corinthians 4:1
Let a man so account of us, as the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
1 Thessalonians 3:2
and sent Timothy our brother, and a minister of God, and our fellow-labourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish and exhort you concerning your faith;
1 Timothy 4:6
If thou lay these things before the brethren, thou wilt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, as one brought up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, to which thou hast attained.

In much

2 Corinthians 12:12
The marks indeed of an apostle have been shewn among you with all patience, by signs, and wonders, and miracles.
Luke 21:19
In your patience therefore possess your souls.
Romans 5:3
And not only so, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation worketh patience,
Colossians 1:11
strengthened with all might according to his glorious power, unto all patience and long-suffering with joy;
1 Thessalonians 5:14
And admonish the disorderly, comfort the feeble-minded, support the weak, be of a patient spirit towards all.
1 Timothy 6:11
But do thou, O man of God, flee these things, and follow after righteousness, piety, fidelity, love, patience, meekness.
2 Timothy 3:10
But thou art well acquainted with my doctrine, conduct, purpose, faith, long-suffering, charity, patience, persecutions,
Hebrews 12:1
Having therefore so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every incumbrance, and the sin that easily besets us, and run with patience the race that is set before us,
James 5:7
Wait patiently therefore, my brethren, till the coming of the Lord: behold the husbandman expecteth the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it, till he receive the former and the latter rain.
Revelation 1:9
I John, who am also your brother, and companion in the affliction, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the island called Patmos, for the sake of the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Revelation 3:10
Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which is to come upon the whole world, to try those that dwell upon the earth.

Afflictions

2 Corinthians 4:17
For our short and light affliction is working out for us an infinite and eternal weight of glory, as we aim not at the things which are visible, but invisible:
Acts 20:23
save that the holy Spirit testifieth in every city, that bonds and afflictions await me.
Colossians 1:24
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.
1 Thessalonians 3:3
that no one might be shaken by these afflictions: for ye yourselves know that we are appointed hereunto.
2 Timothy 1:8
Be not therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but bear thy part in the afflictions of the gospel, according to the power of God;
2 Timothy 3:11
sufferings, which befel me at Antioch, in Iconium, in Lystra; what persecutions I endured, and how the Lord delivered me out of them all.
2 Timothy 4:5
But be thou watchful in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, give full proof of thy ministry.

Necessities

2 Corinthians 11:9
And when I was present among you, and in want, I was chargeable to no one. For the brethren that came from Macedonia supplied my want: and in every thing I have kept myself from being burdensome to you, and so I will keep myself.
2 Corinthians 12:10
And therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, and in straits for the sake of Christ: for when I am thus weak, then am I made strong.
Acts 20:34
and ye yourselves know that these hands have ministred to my necessities, and to those that were with me.
1 Corinthians 4:11
Even to this present time we suffer both hunger, and thirst, and nakedness, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling:
Philippians 4:11
Not that I speak on account of want; for I have learnt in whatever circumstances I am, to be contented.

Distresses

2 Corinthians 4:8
being afflicted on every side, but not oppressed; perplexed, but not in despair;
Romans 8:35
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall affliction, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
1 Thessalonians 3:7
by this we were comforted in you, my brethren, under all our affliction and distress, because of your faith:

General references

1 Corinthians 2:3
And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.