He that finds his life shall lose it: and he that loses his life for my sake shall find it.
For unto you it is given in the 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 (o. agape) of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not love, (o. agape) it profits me nothing.
And he humbled you, and suffered you to hunger, and fed you with manna, which you knew not, neither did your fathers know; that he might make you know that man does not live by bread only, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD does man live.
Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects: therefore despise not you the chastening of the Almighty:
For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds by Christ.
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
Forasmuch then as Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin;
For even hereunto were all of you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that all of you should follow his steps:
But the God of all grace, who has called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that all of you have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you.
Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying no other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come:
That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should show light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.
Bear all of you 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, being made conformable unto his death;
Surely he has borne our sicknesses, and carried our pains: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
But and if all of you suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are all of you: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
And when they had intertwined a crown of thorns, they put it upon 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 so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation works patience;
And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,
And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.
And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and sees Abraham far off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, 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 glory which shall be revealed in us.
And he that takes not his cross, and follows after me, is not worthy of me.