Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
Happy is the man who sustaineth temptation; for being approved he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love Him.
Blessed are they, who are persecuted for righteousness sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye when men shall hate you, and reject you, and reproach you, and cast out your name as infamous on account of the Son of man.
And they departed from the presence of the council rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer disgrace for his name.
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 12:9
And He said unto me, "My grace is sufficient for thee: for my power is manifested in thy weakness." With the greatest pleasure therefore will I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
For to you it is granted as a favor from Christ, not only to believe on Him, but also to suffer for his sake:
But if I be even poured forth as a libation on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and congratulate with you all.
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.
for ye sympathized with me in my bonds, and ye took joyfully the plundering of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.
1 Peter 4:13
but rejoice in that ye are partakers in the sufferings of Christ; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may also rejoice with exceeding joy.
And others had the trial of mockings and scourgings, and of bonds too and imprisonment.
1 Peter 1:6
In which ye rejoice, tho' now for a little while, if need be, ye are grieved through various trials.
2 Peter 2:9
iniquitous deeds) then the Lord knoweth how to deliver the pious from temptation, and to reserve the wicked to the day of judgement to be punished:
Fear none of the things which thou wilt suffer: behold the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall suffer affliction ten days. Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.