Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
Blessed is the man that patiently endures temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those that love him.
Blessed are those who suffer persecution for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.
Blessed are ye when men shall hate you and when they shall separate you from their company and shall reproach you and cast out your name as evil for the sake of the Son of man.
And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.
and if sons, also heirs certainly of God and joint-heirs with Christ, if so be that we suffer with him that we may be also glorified together with him.
2 Corinthians 12:9
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly, therefore, I will rather glory in my weaknesses that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
For unto you it is granted regarding Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake,
And even if I am poured out as an offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy and rejoice with you all.
who now rejoice in my sufferings for you and fulfill in my flesh that which is lacking of the tribulations of the Christ for his body's sake, which is the congregation ,
For ye had compassion of me in my bonds and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing that in yourselves ye have a better substance in the heavens, and that abides.
1 Peter 4:13
but rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of the afflictions of the Christ, so that also in the revelation of his glory, ye may rejoice in triumph.
and others experienced cruel mockings and scourgings, and added to this, bonds and imprisonment;
1 Peter 1:6
In which ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are afflicted in diverse temptations,
2 Peter 2:9
the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished;
Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer; behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days; be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee the crown of life.