Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
"Listen, Israel! Today you are moving forward to do battle with your enemies. Do not be fainthearted. Do not fear and tremble or be terrified because of them,
Even youths get tired and weary; even strong young men clumsily stumble.
On that day they will say to Jerusalem, "Don't be afraid, Zion! Your hands must not be paralyzed from panic!
They strengthened the souls of the disciples and encouraged them to continue in the faith, saying, "We must enter the kingdom of God through many persecutions."
So we must not grow weary in doing good, for in due time we will reap, if we do not give up.
2 Thessalonians 3:13
But you, brothers and sisters, do not grow weary in doing what is right.
Think of him who endured such opposition against himself by sinners, so that you may not grow weary in your souls and give up.
For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles --
2 Corinthians 1:6
But if we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort that you experience in your patient endurance of the same sufferings that we also suffer.
I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that my situation has actually turned out to advance the gospel:
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and I fill up in my physical body -- for the sake of his body, the church -- what is lacking in the sufferings of Christ.
1 Thessalonians 3:2
We sent Timothy, our brother and fellow worker for God in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen you and encourage you about your faith,