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21 Bible Verses about Trials

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James 1:2-3

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into diverse trials, knowing that the proving of your faith works patience,

2 Corinthians 1:8-10

Because, brothers, we would not have you ignore our tribulation which was done unto us in Asia, that we were burdened beyond our strength, in such a manner that we despaired even of life: But we had the sentence of death in ourselves that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead; who delivered us from so great a death and does deliver; in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;

2 Corinthians 12:7-10

And lest the greatness of the revelations should exalt me above measure, there is given to me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord three times that it might be taken from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly, therefore, I will rather glory in my weaknesses that the power of Christ may dwell in me.read more.
Therefore I am content in weaknesses, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake, for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Matthew 5:10-12

Blessed are those who suffer persecution for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens. Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake. Rejoice and be exceeding glad, for great is your reward in the heavens; for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Malachi 3:3

And he shall sit to refine and to purify the silver: for he shall purify the sons of Levi and purge them as gold and silver that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.

1 Peter 1:6-9

In which ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are afflicted in diverse temptations, that the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold (which perishes, nevertheless it is tried with fire), might be found unto praise and glory and honour when Jesus, the Christ, is made manifest; whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though at present ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory;read more.
receiving the end of your faith, even the saving health of your souls.

Psalm 66:10-12

For thou, O God, hast proved us; thou hast refined us as silver is refined. Thou didst bring us into the net; thou didst lay affliction upon our loins. Thou hast placed a man over our head; we went through fire and through water, but thou didst bring us out into abundance.

1 Peter 4:12-16

Beloved, think it not strange when you are tried by fire (which is done to prove you) as though some strange thing happened unto you, but rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of the afflictions of the Christ, so that also in the revelation of his glory, ye may rejoice in triumph. If ye are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are ye; for the glory and the Spirit of God rests upon you; certainly on their part he is blasphemed, but on your part he is glorified.read more.
So let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as desirous of the things of others. But if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God on this behalf.

Genesis 22:1

And it came to pass after these things that God proved Abraham and said unto him, Abraham; and he said, Behold, here I am.

Luke 22:28

But ye are those who have continued with me in my temptations.

2 Corinthians 8:1-2

Likewise, brethren, we make known unto you the grace of God bestowed on the congregations of Macedonia, how that in a great trial of tribulation the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.

1 Thessalonians 3:2-4

and sent Timothy, our brother and minister of God and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of the Christ, to confirm you and to exhort you in your faith, that no one should be moved in these tribulations, for you know that we are appointed for this. For even when we were with you, we told you in advance that we must pass through tribulations, even as it has come to pass, and ye know.

Job 1:7-12

And the LORD said unto Satan, Where dost thou come from? Then Satan answered the LORD and said, From going to and fro in the earth and from walking up and down in it. And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my slave Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that fears God and has departed from evil? Then Satan answered the LORD and said, Does Job fear God for nothing?read more.
Hast thou not made a hedge about him and about his house and about all that he has on every side? Thou hast blessed the work of his hands; therefore, his substance has increased in the land. But put forth thy hand now and touch all that he has, and thou shalt see if he will not blaspheme thee to thy face. And the LORD said to Satan, Behold, all that he has is in thy power; only upon himself do not put forth thy hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.

From Thematic Bible


Trials » Often blessings in disguise

Job 34:31

For it is of God to say, I have forgiven, I will no longer destroy.

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

Proverbs 3:11-12

My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: For the LORD chastens whom he loves and delights in, even as a father to his son.

Hebrews 12:5

And ye have quite forgotten the consolation which speaks unto you as unto sons, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art reproved of him:

1 Corinthians 11:32

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

Trials » Sometimes prolonged

Psalm 6:3

My soul is also greatly troubled; but thou, O LORD, how long?

Psalm 35:17

Lord, how long wilt thou look on? Restore my soul from their destructions, my life from the lions.

Psalm 80:4

O LORD God of the hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people?

Trials » Tribulation, a part of earthly experience

Revelation 2:9

I know thy works and tribulation and poverty, (but thou art rich), and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

Trials » The refining influence of

Zechariah 13:9

And I will put the third part into the fire and will refine them as silver is refined and will try them as gold is tried; He shall call on my name, and I will hear him; I will say, My people, and he shall say, The LORD is my God.

Isaiah 1:25

and I will turn my hand upon thee and according to pureness purge away thy dross and take away all thy tin;

Trials » Of ministers and prophets

Ezekiel 24:18

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

1 Corinthians 4:11

Even unto this present hour we both hunger and thirst and are ill clad and are buffeted and have no certain dwellingplace

More verses: 1 Thessalonians 3:3

Trials » From God

Ruth 1:20

And she said unto 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; my spirit drinks of the poison; and terrors of God combat me.

Job 16:12

I was prosperous, but he has broken me asunder; he has taken me by my neck and shaken me to pieces and set me up for his mark.

Psalm 66:11

Thou didst bring us into the net; thou didst lay affliction upon our loins.

Trials » True believers do not faint under

Hebrews 12:5

And ye have quite forgotten the consolation which speaks unto you as unto sons, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art reproved of him:

Ephesians 3:13

Therefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

More verses: Revelation 2:3

Trials » General references to

Exodus 3:7

And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;

Trials » Cup of suffering, saints drink of

Psalm 80:5

Thou dost feed them with the bread of tears and give them tears to drink in great measure.

John 18:11

Then Jesus said unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath; the cup which my Father has given me, shall I not drink it?

Psalm 73:10

Therefore his people shall return here; and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.

Matthew 20:22

But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.

More verses: Psalm 102:9

Trials » Waters of affliction

Psalm 124:4

then the waters would have overwhelmed us; the flood would have gone over our soul;

Isaiah 30:20

But the Lord shall give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction; thy rain shall never more be taken away, but thine eyes shall see thy rain:

More verses: Jonah 2:5