100 Bible Verses about Joy In Sufferings

James 1:2-4 ESV / 561 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

Romans 5:3-5 ESV / 541 helpful votes

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

1 Peter 4:13 ESV / 361 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:3 ESV / 353 helpful votes

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,

2 Corinthians 12:10 ESV / 296 helpful votes

For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Romans 12:12 ESV / 293 helpful votes

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Romans 8:18 ESV / 259 helpful votes

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

Colossians 1:24 ESV / 246 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:3-4 ESV / 215 helpful votes

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

1 Peter 5:10 ESV / 211 helpful votes

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

John 14:27 ESV / 208 helpful votes

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

Psalm 94:19 ESV / 207 helpful votes

When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.

Philippians 3:10 ESV / 206 helpful votes

That I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,

2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV / 196 helpful votes

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Philippians 1:29 ESV / 192 helpful votes

For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake,

Romans 8:18-21 ESV / 181 helpful votes

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.

James 1:2 ESV / 177 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,

2 Corinthians 4:17 ESV / 177 helpful votes

For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,

Psalm 34:18 ESV / 177 helpful votes

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 165 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

1 Peter 3:14 ESV / 162 helpful votes

But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled,

Habakkuk 3:17-19 ESV / 161 helpful votes

Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer's; he makes me tread on my high places. To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments.

Philippians 4:4 ESV / 159 helpful votes

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.

2 Timothy 3:12 ESV / 153 helpful votes

Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,

Matthew 5:10-12 ESV / 150 helpful votes

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

1 Peter 4:12-13 ESV / 142 helpful votes

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.

Hebrews 12:2 ESV / 140 helpful votes

Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Galatians 6:2 ESV / 140 helpful votes

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

1 Peter 4:1 ESV / 137 helpful votes

Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 ESV / 136 helpful votes

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

2 Corinthians 1:5 ESV / 134 helpful votes

For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.

John 15:11 ESV / 133 helpful votes

These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

Romans 8:35 ESV / 132 helpful votes

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

John 16:33 ESV / 131 helpful votes

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Psalm 34:19 ESV / 130 helpful votes

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.

Revelation 21:4 ESV / 127 helpful votes

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

James 1:12 ESV / 127 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

Psalm 16:11 ESV / 126 helpful votes

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

1 Peter 1:6-7 ESV / 124 helpful votes

In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, 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.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 122 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Acts 5:41 ESV / 119 helpful votes

Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the name.

1 Peter 2:21 ESV / 118 helpful votes

For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.

Isaiah 53:3 ESV / 117 helpful votes

He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Hebrews 2:10 ESV / 115 helpful votes

For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering.

James 1:3 ESV / 114 helpful votes

For you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.

Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 106 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, ...

1 Peter 2:19-21 ESV / 102 helpful votes

For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.

James 1:2-3 ESV / 100 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.

Revelation 2:10 ESV / 95 helpful votes

Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.

Romans 8:17 ESV / 95 helpful votes

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.

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 94 helpful votes

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Romans 5:2 ESV / 94 helpful votes

Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 94 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Romans 8:2 ESV / 88 helpful votes

For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

Psalm 119:71 ESV / 88 helpful votes

It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes.

3 John 1:4 ESV / 86 helpful votes

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

Romans 8:3 ESV / 84 helpful votes

For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh,

1 Peter 1:6 ESV / 83 helpful votes

In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials,

1 Peter 4:12-16 ESV / 82 helpful votes

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name.

1 Peter 1:8-9 ESV / 82 helpful votes

Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 82 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Romans 15:13 ESV / 82 helpful votes

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Romans 5:1-5 ESV / 82 helpful votes

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Romans 8:1-39 ESV / 81 helpful votes

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. ...

1 Peter 2:1-25 ESV / 77 helpful votes

So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. ...

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 77 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Isaiah 53:4 ESV / 76 helpful votes

Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.

Colossians 1:2 ESV / 75 helpful votes

To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father.

Hebrews 12:11 ESV / 74 helpful votes

For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

Deuteronomy 8:3 ESV / 74 helpful votes

And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.

Acts 26:22-23 ESV / 73 helpful votes

To this day I have had the help that comes from God, and so I stand here testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would come to pass: that the Christ must suffer and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to our people and to the Gentiles.”

2 Corinthians 6:10 ESV / 72 helpful votes

As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything.

1 Corinthians 1:2 ESV / 71 helpful votes

To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours:

Matthew 27:28-29 ESV / 70 helpful votes

And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on his head and put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!”

1 Corinthians 13:3 ESV / 69 helpful votes

If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Matthew 10:38 ESV / 69 helpful votes

And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.

1 Peter 4:3 ESV / 68 helpful votes

For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry.

1 Peter 2:2 ESV / 68 helpful votes

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—

Job 1:20-21 ESV / 67 helpful votes

Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. And he said, “Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”

1 John 1:4 ESV / 66 helpful votes

And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.

Philippians 3:3 ESV / 66 helpful votes

For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh—

2 Timothy 1:8 ESV / 65 helpful votes

Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God,

Acts 8:8 ESV / 63 helpful votes

So there was much joy in that city.

Psalm 30:5 ESV / 62 helpful votes

For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

Psalm 119:67 ESV / 57 helpful votes

Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word.

1 Peter 4:12-14 ESV / 56 helpful votes

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.

1 Peter 1:7 ESV / 56 helpful votes

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.

1 Peter 4:14 ESV / 52 helpful votes

If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 52 helpful votes

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Romans 12:15 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.

Psalm 94:18-19 ESV / 44 helpful votes

When I thought, “My foot slips,” your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up. When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.

1 Peter 1:5 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

Romans 14:17 ESV / 42 helpful votes

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 1:7 ESV / 41 helpful votes

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 37 helpful votes

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

Hebrews 1:3 ESV / 35 helpful votes

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

Matthew 5:12 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Ephesians 1:3 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,

Luke 6:23 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.

Psalm 4:7 ESV / 24 helpful votes

You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound.

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