Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
But be calling to mind the former days, in which, once ye were illuminated, a great combat of sufferings, ye endured; -
Beware, do not turn unto iniquity, For, this, thou hast chosen rather than affliction.
For better is a day in thy courts, than a thousand, I choose rather to stand at the threshold in the house of my God, Than to dwell in the tents of lawlessness.
Happy, they who have been persecuted for righteousness' sake; for, theirs, is the kingdom of the heavens.
yet hath he no root in himself, but is, only for a season, - and, there arising, tribulation or persecution because of the word, straightway, he findeth cause of stumbling.
And, seeing one being wronged, he defended him, and avenged him that was getting worn out, smiting the Egyptian.
save that, the Holy Spirit, from city to city, doth bear me full witness, saying that, bonds and tribulations, await me.
And, not only so, but let us boast also in our tribulations; knowing that, our tribulation, worketh out endurance.
And, if children, heirs also - heirs, indeed, of God, but co-heirs with Christ, - if, at least, we are suffering together, in order that we may also be glorified together.
2 Corinthians 5:17
On the contrary, now, no longer, are we gaining it. So that, if any one is in Christ, there is a new creation! the old things, have passed away, - Lo! they have become new!
Now, am I rejoicing in the sufferings on your behalf, and am filling up the things that lack of the tribulations of the Christ, in my flesh, in behalf of his body, which is the assembly,
2 Thessalonians 1:3
We are bound, to be giving thanks, unto God, continually, concerning you, brethren, even as it is, meet; because your faith groweth exceedingly, and the love of each one of you all one to another aboundeth,
2 Timothy 1:8
Be not thou, therefore, put to shame - with regard to the witness of our Lord, nor with regard to me his prisoner; but suffer hardship together with the glad-message according to the power of God, -
2 Timothy 2:3
Take thy part in suffering hardship, as a brave soldier of Christ Jesus: -
2 Timothy 3:11
persecutions, sufferings, what manner of things, befell me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra, what manner of persecutions, I endured, - and, out of all, the Lord, rescued me; -
For, man's anger, worketh not, God's righteousness.
1 Peter 1:6
Wherein ye exult, though, for a little, just now, if needful, put to grief in manifold temptations,
1 Peter 4:12
Beloved! be not held in surprise by the burning among you, which, for putting you to the proof, is befalling you, as though a, surprising, thing were happening unto you;
Hence there is, left over, a Sabbath-keeping, for the people of God.
The willing-hearted of the peoples, have gathered themselves together, The people of the God of Abraham; For, to God, belong the shields of the earth, Greatly is he exalted.
1 Peter 2:10
Who, at one time, were a No-people, but, now, are a people of God, - who had not been enjoying mercy, but, now, have received mercy.
That, the joy-shout of the lawless, is short, and, the rejoicing of the impious, for a moment?
They send forth - like a flock - their young ones, and, their children, skip about for joy;
Surely, in slippery places, dost thou set them, - Thou hast suffered them to fall into places of danger.
My heart fluttereth, A horror, terrifieth me, - My twilight of pleasure, hath he turned for me into a time of trembling.
Now, therefore hear this, Thou Lady of pleasure Who dwelleth securely, Who saith in her heart, - I, am , and there is no one besides, I shall not sit a widow, Nor know loss of children.
and will say to my soul - Soul! thou hast many good things lying by for many years: be taking thy rest, eat, drink,be making merry!
But Abraham said - Child! remember - That thou didst duly received thy good things in thy life, and, Lazarus, in like manner, the evil things; but, now, here, he is comforted, and, thou, art in anguish.
Ye have luxuriated upon the land, and run riot, ye have pampered your hearts in a day of slaughter;
As much as she glorified herself, and waxed wanton, so much give, unto her, torment and grief: - because, in her heart, she saith - I sit a Queen, and, widow, am I not, and, grief, in nowise shall I see!