He who finds his life shall lose it. And he who loses his life for My sake shall find it.
For to you it is given on behalf of Christ not only to believe on Him, but also to suffer for His sake,
Many [are] the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? [Shall] tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
And though I give out all my goods to feed the poor], and though I deliver my body to be burned, and have not charity, I am profited nothing.
And He humbled you and allowed you to hunger, and then He fed you with manna, which you did not know, neither did your fathers know [it], so that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every [word] that comes out of the mouth of the LORD man shall live.
Behold, blessed [is] the man whom God corrects. Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.
For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds by Christ.
For the lightness of our present affliction works out for us a far more excellent eternal weight of glory,
Therefore, Christ having suffered for us in [the] flesh, also you arm yourselves [with] the same thought, that he suffering in [the] flesh has been made to rest from sin,
For you were not called to this? For Christ also suffered on our behalf, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps,
But the God of all grace, He calling us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a little, [He] will perfect, confirm, strengthen, and establish [you].
Then having obtained help from God, I stand until this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying no other things than those which the prophets and Moses said was going to happen;
whether the Christ was] liable to suffer, whether first by a resurrection of the] dead He was going to proclaim light to the people and to the nations.
Bear one another's burdens, and so you will fulfill the law of Christ.
that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable to His death;
Surely He has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
But if you also suffer for righteousness' sake, [you are] blessed. And do not fear their fear, nor be troubled,
[He is] despised and rejected of men; a Man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as it were a hiding of faces from Him, He being despised, and we esteemed Him not.
And stripping Him, they put a scarlet robe around Him.
And plaiting a crown of thorns, they put [it] on His head, and a reed in His right hand. And they bowed the knee before Him and mocked Him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
And not only [this], but we glory in afflictions also, knowing that afflictions work out patience,
and patience [works out] experience, and experience [works out] hope.
Blessed [be] God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort,
He comforting us in all our trouble, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in every trouble, through the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
And Job arose, and tore his robe, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground and worshiped.
And he said, I came naked out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return there. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away. Blessed [be] the name of the LORD.
And in hell he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am tormented in this flame.
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time [are] not worthy [to be compared] with the coming glory to be revealed in us.
And he who does not take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me.