For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation.
“Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.
For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,
When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.
Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed,
But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.
and to give relief to you who are afflicted and to us as well when the Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire,
It was for this He called you through our gospel, that you may gain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin,
Women received back their dead by resurrection; and others were tortured, not accepting their release, so that they might obtain a better resurrection;
who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is.