Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.
And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely:
I will greatly rejoice in Jehovah, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with a garland, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall wail for vexation of spirit.
Hear the word of Jehovah, ye that tremble at his word: Your brethren that hate you, that cast you out for my name's sake, have said, Let Jehovah be glorified, that we may see your joy; but it is they that shall be put to shame.
Blessed are they that have been persecuted for righteousness'sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company , and reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
And not only so, but we also rejoice in our tribulations: knowing that tribulation worketh stedfastness;
2 Corinthians 12:10
Wherefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
because to you it hath been granted in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer in his behalf:
For ye both had compassion on them that were in bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of you possessions, knowing that ye have for yourselves a better possession and an abiding one.
Count it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into manifold temptations;
1 Peter 4:13
but insomuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings, rejoice; that at the revelation of his glory also ye may rejoice with exceeding joy.
looking unto Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising shame, and hath sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.