He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it.
For to you it has been granted for the sake of Christ, not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for his sake,
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
If I give all I have to the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.
For our light and momentary affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,
Therefore, since Christ has suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,
For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.
And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, establish, and strengthen you.
To this day I have had the help that comes from God, and so I stand here testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would happen:
that the Christ must suffer, and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to the 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 his death;
But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. Do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled,
And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him,
and when they had twisted 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 that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces perseverance;
and perseverance, character; and character, hope.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort,
who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
And in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes, and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus in his bosom.
And he called out, Father Abraham, have mercy upon me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in agony in this flame.
I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed in us.
and he who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.