Now, I would not have you ignorant, brethren, concerning them who sleep; that you may not be grieved, even as the others, who have no hope.
However, I esteem not the sufferings of the present time, as worthy of comparison with the glory, which is hereafter to be revealed in us.
who comforts us in all out affliction, that we may be able to comfort them who are in any affliction, by the consolation with which they are comforted of God.
I will not leave you forlorn; I will return to you.
For you must persevere in doing the will of God, that you may obtain the promised reward.
But the things which were gain to me, those I have counted loss for Christ.
Yes, indeed, on this account, also, I count all things loss, for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus, my Lord; (for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do account them mere refuse, that I may gain Christ,
that the trying of your faith, (much more precious than of gold, which perishes, though proved by fire,) may be found to praise, and honor, and glory, at the revelation of Jesus Christ;