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21 Bible Verses about Trials

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James 1:2-3

Consider [it] all joy, my brothers, whenever you encounter various trials, [because you] know that the testing of your faith produces endurance.

2 Corinthians 1:8-10

For we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, concerning our affliction that happened in the [province of] Asia, that we were burdened to an extraordinary degree, beyond [our] strength, so that we were in despair even of living. But [we] ourselves had the sentence of death in ourselves, so that we would not be putting confidence in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead, who delivered us from so great [a risk] of death, and will deliver [us], in whom we have put our hope that he will also deliver [us] again,

2 Corinthians 12:7-10

even because of the extraordinary degree of the revelations. Therefore, so that I would not exalt myself, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan, in order that it would torment me so that I would not exalt myself. Three times I appealed to the Lord about this, that it would depart from me. And he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, because the power is perfected in weakness." Therefore rather I will boast most gladly in my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may reside in me.read more.
Therefore I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in calamities, in persecutions and difficulties for the sake of Christ, for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.

Matthew 5:10-12

Blessed [are] those who are persecuted because of righteousness, because theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute [you] and say all kinds of evil things against you, lying on account of me. Rejoice and be glad, because your reward [is] great in heaven, for in the [same] way they persecuted the prophets before you.

Malachi 3:3

He will sit [as] a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the children of Levi, and he will refine them like gold and like silver, and they will present to Yahweh offerings in righteousness.

1 Peter 1:6-9

in which you rejoice greatly, [although] now for a short time, if necessary, you are distressed by various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith, more valuable than gold that is passing away, but is tested by fire, may be found to [result in] praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom, [although you] have not seen, you love; in whom now you believe, [although you] do not see [him], and you rejoice greatly with joy inexpressible and full of glory,read more.
obtaining the goal of your faith, the salvation of [your] souls.

Psalm 66:10-12

For you have tested us, O God; you have tried us as silver is tried. You brought us into the net; you placed a {heavy burden} on our backs. You let men ride over our heads. We went through fire and through water, but you have brought us out to the place of abundance.

1 Peter 4:12-16

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, [when it] takes place to test you, as [if] [something] strange were happening to you. But to the degree that you share in the sufferings of Christ, rejoice, so that also at the revelation of his glory you may rejoice [and] be glad. If you are reviled on account of the name of Christ, [you are] blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.read more.
By all means do not let anyone of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. But if [someone suffers] as a Christian, he must not be ashamed, but must glorify God with this name.

Genesis 22:1

And it happened [that] after these things, God tested Abraham. And he said to him, "Abraham!" And he said, "Here I [am]."

Luke 22:28

"And you are the ones who have remained with me in my trials,

2 Corinthians 8:1-2

Now we make known to you, brothers, the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia, that with a great ordeal of affliction, the abundance of their joy and the extreme depth of their poverty have overflowed to the wealth of their generosity.

1 Thessalonians 3:2-4

and we sent Timothy, our brother and fellow worker for God in the gospel of Christ, in order to strengthen and to encourage you about your faith, [so that] no one would be shaken by these afflictions. For [you] yourselves know that we are appointed for this, for indeed when we were with you we told you beforehand that we were about to be afflicted, just as indeed it happened, and you know.

Job 1:7-12

So Yahweh said to Satan, "From where have you come?" Then Satan answered Yahweh and said, "From roaming on the earth and from walking about in it." So Yahweh said to Satan, "Have you {considered} my servant Job? Indeed, there is no one like him on the earth--a blameless man and upright and God-fearing and turning away from evil." Then Satan answered Yahweh and said, "Does Job fear God for nothing?read more.
Have you not put a fence around him and his household and around {all that belongs to him} {on every side}? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his livestock has increased in the land. But, on the other hand, stretch out your hand and touch {all that belongs to him} [and see] {whether} he will {curse} you to your face." So Yahweh said to Satan, "Look, {all that belongs to him} is in your {power}. Only do not stretch out your hand {against} him." So Satan went out from Yahweh's {presence}.

From Thematic Bible


Trials » Often blessings in disguise

Job 34:31

"Indeed, does anyone say to God, 'I have endured [chastisement]; I will not act corruptly [again];

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

Proverbs 3:11-12

Do not despise the discipline of Yahweh, my child. Do not be weary of his reproof because whomever Yahweh will love, he will rebuke, as a father delights in his son.

Hebrews 12:5

And have you completely forgotten the exhortation which instructs you as sons? "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, or give up [when you] are corrected by him.

1 Corinthians 11:32

But [if we] are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined, in order that we will not be condemned with the world.

Trials » Sometimes prolonged

Psalm 6:3

My soul is also very terrified. But you, O Yahweh, how long?

Psalm 35:17

My Lord, how long will you watch? Restore my life from their ravages, my only [life] from [the] young lions.

Psalm 80:4

O Yahweh God [of] hosts, {how long will you be angry} against the prayer of your people?

Trials » Tribulation, a part of earthly experience

Trials » The refining influence of

Zechariah 13:9

And I will bring the [remaining] third into the fire, and I will refine them like [one] refines silver, and I will test them like [one] tests gold. They will call my name, and I will answer them. I will say, 'They are my people,' and they will say, 'Yahweh [is] my God.'"

Isaiah 1:25

And I will turn my hand against you; I will purify your dross like lye, and I will remove all [of] your tin.

Trials » Of ministers and prophets

2 Corinthians 12:7

even because of the extraordinary degree of the revelations. Therefore, so that I would not exalt myself, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan, in order that it would torment me so that I would not exalt myself.

Ezekiel 24:18

And I spoke to the people in the morning, and my wife died in the evening, and I did in the morning {just as} I was commanded.

2 Corinthians 11:23

Are they servants of Christ?--I am speaking as though I were beside myself--I [am] more so, with far greater labors, with far more imprisonments, with beatings to a much greater degree, in [danger of] death many times.

More verses: 1 Thessalonians 3:3

Trials » From God

Ruth 1:20

And she said to them, "You should not call me Naomi; call me Mara, for Shaddai has {caused me to be very bitter}.

Job 6:4

for the arrows of Shaddai [are] in me; my spirit drinks their poison; the terrors of God are arrayed against me.

Job 16:12

"I was at ease, then he broke me in two, and he seized [me] by my neck; then he shattered me and set me up as a target for him.

Psalm 66:11

You brought us into the net; you placed a {heavy burden} on our backs.

Trials » True believers do not faint under

Hebrews 12:5

And have you completely forgotten the exhortation which instructs you as sons? "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, or give up [when you] are corrected by him.

Ephesians 3:13

Therefore I ask [you] not to be discouraged at my afflictions on behalf of you, which are your glory.

More verses: Revelation 2:3

Trials » General references to

Isaiah 63:9

In all their distress, {there was no distress}, and the messenger of his {presence} saved them, in his love and compassion he himself redeemed them, and he lifted them up, and he supported them all [the] days of old.

Exodus 3:7

And Yahweh said, "Surely I have seen the misery of my people who [are] in Egypt, and I have heard their cry of distress because of their oppressors, for I know their sufferings.

Trials » Cup of suffering, saints drink of

Psalm 80:5

You have fed them [the] bread of tears; you have given them tears to drink in full measure.

John 18:11

So Jesus said to Peter, "Put the sword into [its] sheath! The cup that the Father has given me--shall I not drink it?"

Psalm 73:10

Therefore his people turn there, and abundant waters are slurped up by them.

Matthew 20:22

But Jesus answered [and] said, "You do not know what you are asking! Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?" They said to him, "We are able."

More verses: Psalm 102:9

Trials » Waters of affliction

Psalm 124:4

Then the waters would have flooded over us, [the] torrent would have passed over our soul.

Isaiah 30:20

And the Lord will give you [the] bread [of] distress and [the] water [of] oppression, but your teachers will not hide themselves any longer. And your eyes {shall see} your teachers.

More verses: Jonah 2:5