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And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
what shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or penury, or peril, or sword?
Blessed are they who are persecuted upon the account of righteousness: for their's is the kingdom of heaven.
blessed are you, when men shall hate you, discard you, reproach you, and treat you as infamous, for your attachment to the son of man.
full of joy, that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for the name of Jesus.
2 Corinthians 11:23
so am I: are they ministers of Christ? is it my vanity? I am more so: in toilsome labours I surpass them, in stripes I am exceedingly beyond them, in prisons I have been oftner, and frequently in the very jaws of death.
2 Corinthians 12:9
but he said to me, "my favour is sufficient for thee: for my strength is shown to be perfect by thy weakness." with pleasure therefore will I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may be seen to dwell in me.
Wherefore I desire that you be not dejected at the tribulations I am under for your sake, which are matter of glory to you.
for it is a favour bestowed upon you, that you not only believe on Christ, but suffer also for his sake,
and if my blood should serve as a libation to ratify your faith, I should rejoice and congratulate with you all thereupon;
Consider the various tryals that surround you, my brethren, as matter of great joy; knowing this,
1 Peter 3:14
However, if you suffer in the cause of virtue, it is your happiness: and instead of being over-awed by their threats, and struck with concern,
1 Peter 4:16
but whoever suffers as a christian, let him not be asham'd, but rather give thanks to God upon that account.
2 Corinthians 4:17
for the light affliction, which I at present suffer, will be infinitely over-ballanced by an eternal weight of glory;
their discipline was temporary, and the effect of humour; whereas God chastises us for our advantage, to make us partakers of his holiness.
by your perseverance you will save your souls.