He that findeth his life shall lose it; and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
because to you it hath been granted in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer in his behalf:
Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
And if I bestow all my goods to feed the poor , and if I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profiteth me nothing.
And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every thing that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty.
For as the sufferings of Christ abound unto us, even so our comfort also aboundeth through Christ.
For our light affliction, which is for the moment, worketh for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory;
Forasmuch then as Christ suffered in the flesh, arm ye yourselves also with the same mind; for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;
For hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his steps:
And the God of all grace, who called you unto his eternal glory in Christ, after that ye have suffered a little while, shall himself perfect, stablish, strengthen you.
Having therefore obtained the help that is from God, I stand unto this day testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses did say should come;
how that the Christ must suffer, and how that he first by the resurrection of the dead should proclaim light both to the people and to the Gentiles.
Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
that I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, becoming conformed unto his death;
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
But and if ye should suffer for righteousness’ sake, blessed are ye : and fear not their fear, neither be troubled;
He was despised, and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and as one from whom men hide their face he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
And they plaited a crown of thorns and put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand; and they kneeled down before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
And not only so, but let us also rejoice in our tribulations: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
and patience, probation; and probation, hope:
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort;
who comforteth us in all our affliction, that we may be able to comfort them that are in any affliction, through the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped;
and he said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.
And in Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame.
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed to us-ward.
And he that doth not take his cross and follow after me, is not worthy of me.