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 the LORD; my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of saving health; he has surrounded me with the robe of righteousness; as a bridegroom he has arrayed me, and as a bride made up of his jewels.
Behold, my slaves shall rejoice by the joy of their heart, but ye shall cry for the sorrow of your heart and shall howl for the destruction of spirit.
Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hate you, that deny you for my name's sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified; but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.
Blessed are those who suffer persecution for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.
Blessed are ye when men shall hate you and when they shall separate you from their company and shall reproach you and cast out your name as evil for the sake of the Son of man.
And not only this, but we even glory in the tribulations, knowing that the tribulation works patience;
2 Corinthians 12:10
Therefore I am content in weaknesses, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake, for when I am weak, then am I strong.
For unto you it is granted regarding Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake,
For ye had compassion of me in my bonds and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing that in yourselves ye have a better substance in the heavens, and that abides.
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into diverse trials,
1 Peter 4:13
but rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of the afflictions of the Christ, so that also in the revelation of his glory, ye may rejoice in triumph.
with our eyes fixed on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who having been offered joy, endured the cross , despising the shame and was seated at the right hand of the throne of God.