41 The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing(A) because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.(B)

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10 sorrowful, yet always rejoicing;(A) poor, yet making many rich;(B) having nothing,(C) and yet possessing everything.(D)

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10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight(A) in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships,(B) in persecutions,(C) in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.(D)

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Paul’s Labor for the Church

24 Now I rejoice(A) in what I am suffering for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions,(B) for the sake of his body, which is the church.(C)

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Trials and Temptations

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds,(A)

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Footnotes

  1. James 1:2 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in verses 16 and 19; and in 2:1, 5, 14; 3:10, 12; 4:11; 5:7, 9, 10, 12, 19.

In all this you greatly rejoice,(A) though now for a little while(B) you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.(C)

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13 But rejoice(A) inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ,(B) so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.(C)

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16 However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.(A)

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