He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it.
because it has been graciously allowed you not only to believe in Christ but also to suffer for his sake,
Who shall separate us from Christ's love? Shall trial or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
And if I distribute all that I have to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
Because as the sufferings of Christ are abundant in our case, so through Christ our encouragement is abundant.
For our momentary and light distress is working out for us a far surpassing and eternal weight of glory
SINCE, then, Christ suffered in the flesh, you also must arm yourselves with the same mind. For he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,
For to this you were called, because Christ too suffered for you, leaving you an example that you might follow in his foot-steps.
The God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little will equip, establish and strengthen you.
But obtaining help from God I have continued until this day witnessing to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would be,
that the Christ would suffer and that he first, by rising from the dead, would proclaim light to our people and to the Gentiles."
Bear 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 like him in death,
But if you should suffer for being righteous, you are blessed. Have no fear of them and do not be disturbed;
They stripped him and put on him a crimson cloak,
twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head, put a reed into his right hand, and, going down on their knees before him, made sport of him, shouting, "Hail, King of the Jews!"
Not only so, but we also exult in trials, knowing that trial develops endurance,
and endurance develops a tested character, and a tested character develops hope,
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of loving kindness and the God of all encouragement,
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.
And in Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus in his bosom.
He called and said, 'Father Abraham, have compassion on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame.'
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.
Whoever does not take his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me.