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10 (A)Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 (B)Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of (C)evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 (D)Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for (E)so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

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And not only that, but (A)we also glory in tribulations, (B)knowing that tribulation produces [a]perseverance;

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 5:3 endurance

10 Therefore (A)I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. (B)For when I am weak, then I am strong.

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34 for you had compassion on [a]me (A)in my chains, and (B)joyfully accepted the plundering of your [b]goods, knowing that (C)you have a better and an enduring possession for yourselves [c]in heaven.

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 10:34 NU the prisoners instead of me in my chains
  2. Hebrews 10:34 possessions
  3. Hebrews 10:34 NU omits in heaven

Profiting from Trials

My brethren, (A)count it all joy (B)when you fall into various trials,

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13 but rejoice (A)to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that (B)when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. 14 If you are [a]reproached for the name of Christ, (C)blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. [b]On their part He is blasphemed, (D)but on your part He is glorified. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a [c]busybody in other people’s matters. 16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this [d]matter.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 4:14 insulted or reviled
  2. 1 Peter 4:14 NU omits the rest of v. 14.
  3. 1 Peter 4:15 meddler
  4. 1 Peter 4:16 NU name