1 Peter 4:12-14
Beloved, do not be surprised at z the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.
But rejoice a insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad b when his glory is revealed.
c If you are insulted d for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
1 Peter 1:7
So that the tested genuineness of your faith - more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire - may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Philippians 3:10 - 11
That I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.
Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the name.
1 Peter 1:5 - 7
Who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
1 Peter 5:1
So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed:
Romans 8:17 - 18
And if children, then heirs - heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy.
With which your enemies mock, O Lord, with which they mock the footsteps of your anointed.
Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.
But all these things they will do to you on account of my name, because they do not know him who sent me.
He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward.