17 Bible Verses about Suffering
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
The righteous person may have many troubles,
but the Lord delivers him from them all.
Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin.
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him.
Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.
But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.”
They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said.
He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.
Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.
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