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 call to remembrance the former days, in which after being enlightened, ye sustained a great conflict of sufferings;
Blessed are they, who are persecuted for righteousness sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
yet hath he no root in himself, and therefore is but for a short season; and when affliction cometh, or persecution on account of the word, he is as soon disgusted.
And seeing one of them injured he defended him, and smiting the Egyptian he avenged him that was wronged.
save that the holy Spirit testifieth in every city, that bonds and afflictions await me.
And not only so, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation worketh patience,
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and co-heirs with Christ: if so be we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified with Him.
2 Corinthians 5:17
And therefore if any one be in Christ, he is created anew: old things are passed away, behold all things are become new.
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up what is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh, for the sake of his body, which is the church.
2 Thessalonians 1:3
We ought always to give thanks to God on your account, my brethren, as it is fit; because your faith increaseth greatly, and the love of every one of you towards each other aboundeth:
2 Timothy 1:8
Be not therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but bear thy part in the afflictions of the gospel, according to the power of God;
2 Timothy 2:3
Do thou therefore endure hardship, as becomes a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
2 Timothy 3:11
sufferings, which befel me at Antioch, in Iconium, in Lystra; what persecutions I endured, and how the Lord delivered me out of them all.
for the wrath of man doth not practise the righteousness of God.
1 Peter 1:6
In which ye rejoice, tho' now for a little while, if need be, ye are grieved through various trials.
1 Peter 4:12
Beloved, be not surprised at the fiery trial coming upon you, which is to try you, as if some strange thing befel you:
There remaineth therefore a rest for the people of God:
1 Peter 2:10
who heretofore were not a people, but are now the people of God: who had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast plenty of goods laid up for many years, take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
And Abraham said, Son, remember that thou receivedst thy good things in thy life-time, and likewise Lazarus his evils: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
Ye have lived upon earth delicately and luxuriously; ye fattened your hearts as in a day of slaughter.
As much as she hath glorified herself and indulged to luxury, so much torment and sorrow give her; because she saith in her heart, I sit as a queen, I am not a widow, and I shall see no sorrow.