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21 Bible Verses about Trials

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James 1:2-3

Count it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into various temptations, knowing that the proving of your faith works endurance.

2 Corinthians 1:8-10

For we do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, as to our tribulation which happened to us in Asia, that we were excessively pressed beyond our power, so as to despair even of living. But we ourselves had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not have our trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead; who has delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver; in whom we confide that he will also yet deliver;

2 Corinthians 12:7-10

And that I might not be exalted by the exceeding greatness of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn for the flesh, a messenger of Satan that he might buffet me, that I might not be exalted. For this I thrice besought the Lord that it might depart from me. And he said to me, My grace suffices thee; for my power is perfected in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather boast in my weaknesses, that the power of the Christ may dwell upon me.read more.
Wherefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in insults, in necessities, in persecutions, in straits, for Christ: for when I am weak, then I am powerful.

Matthew 5:10-12

Blessed they who are persecuted on account of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens. Blessed are ye when they may reproach and persecute you, and say every wicked thing against you, lying, for my sake. Rejoice and exult, for your reward is great in the heavens; for thus have they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Malachi 3:3

And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; and he will purify the children of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver; and they shall offer unto Jehovah an oblation in righteousness.

1 Peter 1:6-9

Wherein ye exult, for a little while at present, if needed, put to grief by various trials, that the proving of your faith, much more precious than of gold which perishes, though it be proved by fire, be found to praise and glory and honour in the revelation of Jesus Christ: whom, having not seen, ye love; on whom though not now looking, but believing, ye exult with joy unspeakable and filled with the glory,read more.
receiving the end of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

Psalm 66:10-12

For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried. Thou broughtest us into a net, thou didst lay a heavy burden upon our loins; Thou didst cause men to ride over our head; we went through fire and through water: but thou hast brought us out into abundance.

1 Peter 4:12-16

Beloved, take not as strange the fire of persecution which has taken place amongst you for your trial, as if a strange thing was happening to you; but as ye have share in the sufferings of Christ, rejoice, that in the revelation of his glory also ye may rejoice with exultation. If ye are reproached in the name of Christ, blessed are ye; for the Spirit of glory and the Spirit of God rests upon you: on their part he is blasphemed, but on your part he is glorified.read more.
Let none of you suffer indeed as murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or as overseer of other people's matters; but if as a christian, let him not be ashamed, but glorify God in this name.

Genesis 22:1

And it came to pass after these things, that God tried Abraham, and said to him, Abraham! and he said, Here am I.

Luke 22:28

But ye are they who have persevered with me in my temptations.

2 Corinthians 8:1-2

But we make known to you, brethren, the grace of God bestowed in the assemblies of Macedonia; that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty has abounded to the riches of their free-hearted liberality.

1 Thessalonians 3:2-4

and sent Timotheus, our brother and fellow-workman under God in the glad tidings of Christ, to confirm you and encourage you concerning your faith, that no one might be moved by these afflictions. (For yourselves know that we are set for this; for also, when we were with you, we told you beforehand we are about to be in tribulation, even as also it came to pass, and ye know.)

Job 1:7-12

And Jehovah said to Satan, Whence comest thou? And Satan answered Jehovah and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. And Jehovah said to Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God and abstaineth from evil? And Satan answered Jehovah and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?read more.
Hast not thou made a hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? Thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is spread abroad in the land. But put forth thy hand now and touch all that he hath, and see if he will not curse thee to thy face! And Jehovah said to Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy hand; only upon himself put not forth thy hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of Jehovah.

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Trials » Often blessings in disguise

Job 34:31

For hath he said unto God, I bear chastisement, I will not offend;

Trials » Chastisement, a mark of the father's love

Proverbs 3:11-12

My son, despise not the instruction of Jehovah, neither be weary of his chastisement; for whom Jehovah loveth he chasteneth, even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

Hebrews 12:5

And ye have quite forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when reproved by him;

1 Corinthians 11:32

But being judged, we are disciplined of the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.

Trials » Sometimes prolonged

Psalm 6:3

And my soul trembleth exceedingly: and thou, Jehovah, till how long?

Psalm 13:1

{To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.} How long, Jehovah, wilt thou forget me for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

Psalm 35:17

Lord, how long wilt thou look on? Rescue my soul from their destructions, my only one from the young lions.

Psalm 79:5

How long, O Jehovah? wilt thou be angry for ever? Shall thy jealousy burn like fire?

Psalm 80:4

Jehovah, God of hosts, how long will thine anger smoke against the prayer of thy people?

Trials » Tribulation, a part of earthly experience

Revelation 2:9

I know thy tribulation and thy poverty; but thou art rich; and the railing of those who say that they themselves are Jews, and are not, but a synagogue of Satan.

Trials » The refining influence of

Zechariah 13:9

And I will bring the third part into the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried. They shall call on my name, and I will answer them: I will say, It is my people; and they shall say, Jehovah is my God.

Isaiah 1:25

And I will turn my hand upon thee, and will thoroughly purge away thy dross, and take away all thine alloy;

Trials » Of ministers and prophets

Ezekiel 24:18

And I spoke unto the people in the morning; and at even my wife died. And I did in the morning as I was commanded.

2 Corinthians 11:23

Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as being beside myself) I above measure so; in labours exceedingly abundant, in stripes to excess, in prisons exceedingly abundant, in deaths oft.

More verses: 1 Thessalonians 3:3

Trials » From God

Ruth 1:20

And she said to them, Call me not Naomi call me Mara; for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.

Job 6:4

For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, their poison drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of +God are arrayed against me.

Job 16:12

I was at rest, but he hath shattered me; he hath taken me by the neck and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark.

Psalm 66:11

Thou broughtest us into a net, thou didst lay a heavy burden upon our loins;

Trials » True believers do not faint under

Hebrews 12:5

And ye have quite forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when reproved by him;

Ephesians 3:13

Wherefore I beseech you not to faint through my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

More verses: Revelation 2:3

Trials » General references to

Exodus 3:7

And Jehovah said, I have seen assuredly the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and their cry have I heard on account of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows.

Trials » Cup of suffering, saints drink of

Psalm 80:5

Thou hast fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tears to drink in large measure:

John 18:11

Jesus therefore said to Peter, Put the sword into the sheath; the cup which the Father has given me, shall I not drink it?

Psalm 73:10

Therefore his people turn hither, and waters in fulness are wrung out to them.

Matthew 20:22

And Jesus answering said, Ye know not what ye ask. Can ye drink the cup which I am about to drink? They say to him, We are able.

More verses: Psalm 102:9

Trials » Waters of affliction

Psalm 69:1

{To the chief Musician. Upon Shoshannim. A Psalm of David.} Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.

Psalm 124:4

Then the waters had overwhelmed us, a torrent had gone over our soul;

Isaiah 30:20

And the Lord will give you the bread of adversity, and the water of oppression; yet thy teachers shall not be hidden any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers.

More verses: Jonah 2:5