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 given them many stripes, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely.
Blessed are they, who are persecuted for righteousness sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye when men shall hate you, and reject you, and reproach you, and cast out your name as infamous on account of the Son of man.
And not only so, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation worketh patience,
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.
For to you it is granted as a favor from Christ, not only to believe on Him, but also to suffer for his sake:
for ye sympathized with me in my bonds, and ye took joyfully the plundering of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.
Account it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into various trials:
1 Peter 4:13
but rejoice in that ye are partakers in the sufferings of Christ; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may also rejoice with exceeding joy.
looking unto Jesus the leader and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.