Suffering, Of Believers
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And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;
Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
And to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.
Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church.
Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.
But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention.
But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.
Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:
Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.
For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,
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