And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
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 Son of man's sake.
And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.
Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;
Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;
Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.