21 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.
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.
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.
The righteous person may have many troubles,
but the Lord delivers him from them all.
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin.
But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.”
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
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.
He was despised and rejected by mankind,
a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.
I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.
Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.
Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.
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.
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.
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.
At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship and said:
“Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
and naked I will depart.
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away;
may the name of the Lord be praised.”
To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.
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