The End Of Afflictions
Most Relevant Verses
Those who sow in tears
will reap with shouts of joy. Though one goes along weeping,
carrying the bag of seed,
he will surely come back with shouts of joy,
carrying his sheaves.
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor,
and the day of our God’s vengeance;
to comfort all who mourn, to provide for those who mourn in Zion;
to give them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,
festive oil instead of mourning,
and splendid clothes instead of despair.
And they will be called righteous trees,
planted by the Lord
to glorify Him.
Those who mourn are blessed,
for they will be comforted.
Instead, rejoice as you share in the sufferings of the Messiah, so that you may also rejoice with great joy at the revelation of His glory. If you are ridiculed for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.