Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will trouble, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?
"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.
"Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you and insult you and reject you as evil on account of the Son of Man!
So they left the council rejoicing because they had been considered worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the name.
2 Corinthians 11:23
Are they servants of Christ? (I am talking like I am out of my mind!) I am even more so: with much greater labors, with far more imprisonments, with more severe beatings, facing death many times.
2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, "My grace is enough for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." So then, I will boast most gladly about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may reside in me.
For this reason I ask you not to lose heart because of what I am suffering for you, which is your glory.
For it has been granted to you not only to believe in Christ but also to suffer for him,
But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice together with all of you.
My brothers and sisters, consider it nothing but joy when you fall into all sorts of trials,
1 Peter 3:14
But in fact, if you happen to suffer for doing what is right, you are blessed. But do not be terrified of them or be shaken.
1 Peter 4:16
But if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but glorify God that you bear such a name.
2 Corinthians 4:17
For our momentary, light suffering is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison
For they disciplined us for a little while as seemed good to them, but he does so for our benefit, that we may share his holiness.