but to you it was granted as a favor in behalf of Christ, not only to believe on Him, but in His behalf to suffer also;
"Happy are ye, when they shall reproach you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake.
And Jesus, answering, said to him, "Happy are you, Simon Bar-Jonah; because flesh and blood did not reveal it to you, but My Father Who is in Heaven.
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those believing in His name;
No one can come to Me, unless the Father Who sent Me draw him; and I will raise him up at the last day.
They, therefore, were going from the presence of the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they were accounted worthy to suffer dishonor in behalf of The Name.
and in Him every one who believes is justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
confirming the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to abide in the faith, and that through many tribulations we must enter into the Kingdom of God.
And, having arrived, and having gathered together the assembly, they were rehearsing as many things as God did with them, and that He opened to the gentiles a door of faith.
And not only so, but we also rejoice in our tribulations; knowing that tribulation works out patience;
For by grace ye have been saved through faith: and this, not of yourselves, it is the gift of God:
having been buried with Him in your immersion, in which ye were also raised with Him through faith in the working of God, Who raised Him from the dead;
Every good gift, and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the lights, with Whom there is no variableness or shadow cast by turning.