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 many blows having been put upon them, they cast into prison, having commanded the jailor to keep them safely:
Rejoicing, I will rejoice in Jehovah, my soul shall exult in my God, for he put upon me the garments of salvation, and he clothed me with a robe of justice, as a bridegroom will be a priest with a turban, and as a bride will be adorned with her dress.
Behold, my servants shall shout from good of heart, but ye shall cry from pain of heart, and wail from breaking of spirit
Hear the word of Jehovah, ye trembling at his word: Your brethren hating you, excluding you for sake of my name, said, Jehovah shall be honored: and he was seen to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.
Happy they driven out for justice: for their's is the kingdom of the heavens.
Happy are ye, when men hate you, and when they separate you, and reproach, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
And not only, but also we boast in affliction: knowing that affliction works perseverance;
2 Corinthians 12:10
Therefore am I contented in weaknesses, in reproaches, in necessities in expulsions, in extremities for Christ: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
For upon you was it conferred as a favor for Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him;
For ye also suffered together with me in bonds, and received the pillage of your possessions with joy, knowing to have in yourselves a better and abiding substance in the heavens.
Deem all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into various trials;
1 Peter 4:13
But, inasmuch as ye participate in the sufferings of Christ, rejoice; that also, in the revelation of his glory, ye might rejoice, transported with joy.
Looking in the distance to Jesus the author and completer of the faith; who for the joy laid before him endured the cross, having despised the shame, and sat down on the right hand of the throne of God.