Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall affliction, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Blessed are they, who are persecuted for righteousness sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye when men shall hate you, and reject you, and reproach you, and cast out your name as infamous on account of the Son of man.
And they departed from the presence of the council rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer disgrace for his name.
2 Corinthians 11:23
so am I: are they ministers of Christ? (if I may speak as a fool) I am more: in labors more abundant, in stripes far exceeding, in prisons more frequently, and often even in deaths.
2 Corinthians 12:9
And He said unto me, "My grace is sufficient for thee: for my power is manifested in thy weakness." With the greatest pleasure therefore will I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Wherefore I desire that ye would not be discouraged at my afflictions on your account, which is your glory.
For to you it is granted as a favor from Christ, not only to believe on Him, but also to suffer for his sake:
But if I be even poured forth as a libation on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and congratulate with you all.
Account it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into various trials:
1 Peter 3:14
But if ye should even suffer for righteousness sake, happy are ye: and therefore be not afraid of their menaces, neither be troubled; but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts:
1 Peter 4:16
But if any suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God herein.
2 Corinthians 4:17
For our short and light affliction is working out for us an infinite and eternal weight of glory, as we aim not at the things which are visible, but invisible:
For they indeed corrected us for a while, as seemed good to them; but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of his holiness.
In your patience therefore possess your souls.