41 Then they left the presence of the council, (A)rejoicing that they were counted worthy (B)to suffer dishonor for (C)the name.

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Not only that, but we (A)rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering (B)produces endurance,

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10 (A)For the sake of Christ, then, (B)I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For (C)when I am weak, then I am strong.

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11 (A)being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for (B)all endurance and patience (C)with joy;

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Paul's Ministry to the Church

24 Now (A)I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh (B)I am filling up (C)what is lacking in Christ's afflictions (D)for the sake of his body, that is, the church,

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34 For (A)you had compassion on those in prison, and (B)you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had (C)a better possession and an abiding one.

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Testing of Your Faith

(A)Count it all joy, my brothers,[a] when you meet trials (B)of various kinds,

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Footnotes

  1. James 1:2 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters; also verses 16, 19

13 But rejoice (A)insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad (B)when his glory is revealed.

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