Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
Who can separate us from Christ's love? Can trouble or misfortune or persecution or hunger or destitution or danger or the sword?
"Blessed are those who have endured persecution for their uprightness, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to them!
"Blessed are you when people hate you and exclude you and denounce you and spurn the name you bear as evil, on account of the Son of Man.
So they went out from before the council, glad that they had been thought worthy to bear disgrace for the sake of Jesus,
2 Corinthians 11:23
If they are Christian workers?? am talking like a madman!?? am a better one! with far greater labors, far more imprisonments, vastly worse beatings, and in frequent danger of death.
2 Corinthians 12:9
and he said to me, "My favor is enough for you, for only where there is weakness is perfect strength developed." So I am perfectly willing to boast of all my weakness, so that the strength of Christ may shelter me.
So I ask that what I am having to suffer for your sake may not make me lose heart, for it does you honor.
For you have been granted the privilege not only of trusting in Christ but of suffering for him.
Even if my life is to be poured out as a libation as you offer your faith in a service of sacrifice to God, I am glad to have it so, and I congratulate you upon it,
You must find the greatest joy, my brothers, in being involved in various trials,
1 Peter 3:14
Even if you should suffer for uprightness, you are blessed. But do not be afraid of them, nor be troubled,
1 Peter 4:16
but if a man suffers for being a Christian, he must not be ashamed of it, but must do honor to God through that name.
2 Corinthians 4:17
For this slight, momentary trouble is piling up for me an eternal blessedness beyond all comparison,
For they disciplined us for a short time and as they thought proper, but he does it for our good, to make us share his holiness.
It is by your endurance that you will win your souls.