Now I rejoice in my sufferings in your behalf, and fill up in turn the deficiencies of the tribulations of Christ in my flesh for the sake of His body, which is the assembly;
And not only so, but we also rejoice in our tribulations; knowing that tribulation works out patience;
Be not ashamed, therefore, of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner; but suffer hardship with me for the Gospel, according to the power of God,
Great is my boldness toward you; great is my glorying on your behalf; I am filled with consolation; I overflow with joy in all our tribulation.
that I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death;
And He is the Head of the body, the assembly; Who is the Beginning, the First-born from the dead, that in all things He may be preeminent;
"Happy are ye, when they shall reproach you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake.
They, therefore, were going from the presence of the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they were accounted worthy to suffer dishonor in behalf of The Name.
Because, as the sufferings of Christ abound toward us, so through Christ our consolation also abounds.
being pressed on every side, yet not cooped up; perplexed, yet not despairing;
Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as beside myself) I am more; in labors more abundantly, in prisons more abundantly, in stripes above measure, in deaths often;
which, indeed, is His body, the fulness of Him Who is filling all in all.
For this cause I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus in behalf of you gentiles,
Wherefore, I ask that ye faint not at my tribulations in your behalf, which, indeed, is your glory.
But even if I am offered as a libation upon the sacrifice and ministry of your faith, I rejoice, and I rejoice with you all;
wherein I am suffering hardship, even to bonds, as a malefactor; but the Word of God has not become bound.
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall in with manifold temptations;