Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
But the Lord delivers him out of them all.
This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him
And saved him out of all his troubles.
The righteous cry, and the Lord hears
And delivers them out of all their troubles.
You who have shown me many troubles and distresses
Will revive me again,
And will bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again,
But the wicked stumble in time of calamity.
persecutions, and sufferings, such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord rescued me!
“From six troubles He will deliver you,
Even in seven evil will not touch you.
“And now I have become their taunt,
I have even become a byword to them.
The Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; and he had 14,000 sheep and 6,000 camels and 1,000 yoke of oxen and 1,000 female donkeys.
I sought the Lord, and He answered me,
And delivered me from all my fears.
These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”
strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying, “Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.”
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves;
For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,
Are they servants of Christ?—I speak as if insane—I more so; in far more labors, in far more imprisonments, beaten times without number, often in danger of death.
so that no one would be disturbed by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we have been destined for this.
who by faith conquered kingdoms, performed acts of righteousness, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions,
As an example, brethren, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you;
I said to him, “My lord, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.