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And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.
after they had been severely lash'd, they were thrown into prison, the jayler being charg'd to keep them safe.
Blessed are they who are persecuted upon the account of righteousness: for their's is the kingdom of heaven.
blessed are you, when men shall hate you, discard you, reproach you, and treat you as infamous, for your attachment to the son of man.
and not only so, but we triumph in tribulation also, knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, probation;
2 Corinthians 12:10
I take pleasure then in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am afflicted, then it is I have fortitude.
for it is a favour bestowed upon you, that you not only believe on Christ, but suffer also for his sake,
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 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.
having Jesus in our view, the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down on the right hand of the throne of God.