'He who found his life shall lose it, and he who lost his life for my sake shall find it.
because to you it was granted, on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in him, but also on behalf of him to suffer;
Who shall separate us from the love of the Christ? tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
and if I give away to feed others all my goods, and if I give up my body that I may be burned, and have not love, I am profited nothing.
because, as the sufferings of the Christ do abound to us, so through the Christ does abound also our comfort;
for the momentary light matter of our tribulation, more and more exceedingly an age-during weight of glory does work out for us --
Christ, then, having suffered for us in the flesh, you also with the same mind arm yourselves, because he who did suffer in the flesh has done with sin,
for to this you were called, because Christ also did suffer for you, leaving to you an example, that you may follow his steps,
And the God of all grace, who did call you to His age-during glory in Christ Jesus, having suffered a little, Himself make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you;
'Having obtained, therefore, help from God, till this day, I have stood witnessing both to small and to great, saying nothing besides the things that both the prophets and Moses spake of as about to come,
that the Christ is to suffer, whether first by a rising from the dead, he is about to proclaim light to the people and to the nations.'
of one another the burdens bear you, and so fill up the law of the Christ,
to know him, and the power of his rising again, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being conformed to his death,
but if you also should suffer because of righteousness, happy are you! and of their fear be not afraid, nor be troubled,
and having unclothed him, they put around him a crimson cloak,
and having plaited him a crown out of thorns they put it on his head, and a reed in his right hand, and having kneeled before him, they were mocking him, saying, 'Hail, the king of the Jews.'
And not only so, but we also boast in the tribulations, knowing that the tribulation does work endurance;
and the endurance, experience; and the experience, hope;
Blessed is God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of the mercies, and God of all comfort,
who is comforting us in all our tribulation, for our being able to comfort those in any tribulation through the comfort with which we are comforted ourselves by God;
and in the hades having lifted up his eyes, being in torments, he does see Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom,
and having cried, he said, Father Abraham, deal kindly with me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and may cool my tongue, because I am distressed in this flame.
For I reckon that the sufferings of the present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory about to be revealed in us;
and whoever does not receive his cross and follow after me, is not worthy of me.