We do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, regarding those who are sleeping, that you may not sorrow as the rest of men who have no hope.
For I estimate that the sufferings of this present time amount to nothing in comparison with the glory that is to be revealed for us.
who encourages us in every distress so that we may be able to encourage those who are in every distress by the encouragement by which we ourselves have been encouraged by God.
I will not leave you desolate; I will come to you.
You have need of patience so that after doing the will of God you may gain the promised blessing.
But the things that were gain to me, those I have counted loss for Christ.
Yes, I count all to be loss because of the surpassing worth of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things and count them but refuse, that I may gain Christ
so that your tested faith, much more precious than gold that perishes though tested by fire, may be found to your praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed,