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21 Bible Verses about Trials

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James 1:2-3

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith works patience.

2 Corinthians 1:8-10

For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, so 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 I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the 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 depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather boast in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.read more.
Therefore I take pleasure 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 they who are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets who were before you.

Malachi 3:3

And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and 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 you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you are in heaviness through manifold trials: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though now you see him not, yet believing, you rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:read more.
Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

Psalm 66:10-12

For you, O God, have proved us: you have tried us, as silver is tried. You brought us into the net; you laid affliction upon our backs. You have caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but you brought us out into a wealthy place.

1 Peter 4:12-16

Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to test you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, since you are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, you may be glad also with exceeding joy. If you be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are you; for the spirit of glory and of God rests upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.read more.
But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters. Yet if any man 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 did test Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here am I.

Luke 22:28

You are they who have continued with me in my trials.

2 Corinthians 8:1-2

Moreover, brethren, we want you to know of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia; How that in a great trial of affliction 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 fellow worker in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to encourage you concerning your faith: That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for you yourselves know that we are appointed unto this. For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and you know.

Job 1:7-12

And the LORD said unto Satan, From where come you? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it. And the LORD said unto Satan, Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a blameless and an upright man, one that fears God, and turns away from evil? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Does Job fear God for nothing?read more.
Have not you made a hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he has on every side? you have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions are increased in the land. But put forth your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face. And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he has is in your power; only upon himself put not forth your hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.

From Thematic Bible


Trials » Often blessings in disguise

Job 34:31

Surely it is fitting to be said unto God, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more:

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

Proverbs 3:11-12

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

Hebrews 12:5

And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks unto you as unto children, My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when you are rebuked of him:

1 Corinthians 11:32

But when we are 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 you, O LORD, how long?

Psalm 13:1

[To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.] How long will you forget me, O LORD? forever? how long will you hide your face from me?

Psalm 35:17

Lord, how long will you look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my precious life from the lions.

Psalm 80:4

O LORD God of hosts, how long will you be angry against the prayer of your people?

Trials » Tribulation, a part of earthly experience

Revelation 2:9

I know your works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but you are rich) and I know the blasphemy of them 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 bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will test them as gold is tested: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, They are my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.

Isaiah 1:25

And I will turn my hand upon you, and thoroughly purge away your dross, and take away all your alloy:

Trials » Of ministers and prophets

Ezekiel 24:18

So I spoke unto the people in the morning: and at evening 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 naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling place;

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, the poison thereof drinks up my spirit: the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.

Job 16:12

I was at ease, but he has broken me asunder: he has also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark.

Psalm 66:11

You brought us into the net; you laid affliction upon our backs.

Trials » True believers do not faint under

Hebrews 12:5

And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks unto you as unto children, My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when you are rebuked of him:

Ephesians 3:13

Therefore I desire that you 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

You feed them with the bread of tears; and give them tears to drink in great measure.

John 18:11

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

Psalm 73:10

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

Matthew 20:22

But Jesus answered and said, You know not what you ask. Are you able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They said unto 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 have come in unto my soul.

Psalm 124:4

Then the waters would have overwhelmed us, the stream would have gone over our soul:

Isaiah 30:20

And though the Lord gives you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall your teachers not be moved into a corner any more, but your eyes shall see your teachers:

More verses: Jonah 2:5