Because for Your sake I have borne reproach;
Dishonor has covered my face.
I will bear the indignation of the Lord
Because I have sinned against Him,
Until He pleads my case and executes justice for me.
He will bring me out to the light,
And I will see His righteousness.
They *pressed into service a passer-by coming from the country, Simon of Cyrene (the father of Alexander and Rufus), to bear His cross.
Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.
1 Corinthians 13:7
bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.
So, let us go out to Him outside the camp, bearing His reproach.
I, John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance which are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.
Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him;
Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,
Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.
But the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance.
By your endurance you will gain your lives.
to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life;
And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance;
But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.
rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer,
For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously
2 Thessalonians 3:5
May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ.
so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains.
2 Peter 1:6
and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness,
Greet Tryphaena and Tryphosa, workers in the Lord. Greet Persis the beloved, who has worked hard in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 16:16
that you also be in subjection to such men and to everyone who helps in the work and labors.
2 Corinthians 5:9
Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him.
2 Corinthians 6:5
in beatings, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in hunger,
2 Corinthians 10:15
not boasting beyond our measure, that is, in other men’s labors, but with the hope that as your faith grows, we will be, within our sphere, enlarged even more by you,
2 Corinthians 11:23
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.
holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain.
Indeed, true companion, I ask you also to help these women who have shared my struggle in the cause of the gospel, together with Clement also and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.
1 Thessalonians 1:3
constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father,
1 Thessalonians 2:9
For you recall, brethren, our labor and hardship, how working night and day so as not to be a burden to any of you, we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.
1 Thessalonians 5:12
But we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you instruction,
2 Thessalonians 3:8
nor did we eat anyone’s bread without paying for it, but with labor and hardship we kept working night and day so that we would not be a burden to any of you;
1 Timothy 4:10
For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers.
1 Timothy 5:17
The elders who rule well are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.
For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.
Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart,
2 Corinthians 4:1
Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we received mercy, we do not lose heart,
Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.
For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.