Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
Who will come between us and the love of Christ? Will trouble, or pain, or cruel acts, or the need of food or of clothing, or danger, or the sword?
Happy are those who are attacked on account of righteousness: for the kingdom of heaven will be theirs.
Happy are you, when men have hate for you, and put you away from among them and say angry words to you, turning away in disgust at your name, because of the Son of man.
So they went away from the Sanhedrin, happy to undergo shame for the Name.
2 Corinthians 11:23
Are they servants of Christ? (I am talking foolishly) I am more so; I have had more experience of hard work, of prisons, of blows more than measure, of death.
2 Corinthians 12:9
And he said to me, My grace is enough for you, for my power is made complete in what is feeble. Most gladly, then, will I take pride in my feeble body, so that the power of Christ may be on me.
For this reason it is my prayer that you may not become feeble because of my troubles for you, which are your glory.
Because to you it has been given in the cause of Christ not only to have faith in him, but to undergo pain on his account:
And even if I am offered like a drink offering, giving myself for the cause and work of your faith, I am glad and have joy with you all:
Let it be all joy to you, my brothers, when you undergo tests of every sort;
1 Peter 3:14
But you are happy if you undergo pain because of righteousness; have no part in their fear and do not be troubled;
1 Peter 4:16
But if he undergoes punishment as a Christian, that is no shame to him; let him give glory to God in this name.
2 Corinthians 4:17
For our present trouble, which is only for a short time, is working out for us a much greater weight of glory;
For they truly gave us punishment for a short time, as it seemed good to them; but he does it for our profit, so that we may become holy as he is.