II Corinthians 1:3-5
Blessed [be] God, even
the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies,
and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our
tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in
any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are
comforted of God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in
us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
A time to weep, and a
time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.
He will swallow up
death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from
off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away
from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken [it].
Therefore the redeemed
of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and
everlasting joy [shall be] upon their head: they shall obtain
gladness and joy; [and] sorrow and mourning shall flee away.
Surely he hath borne
our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him
stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
Thy sun shall no more
go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD
shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning
shall be ended.
The spirit of the Lord
GOD [is] upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach
good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the
brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the
opening of the prison to [them that are] bound; To proclaim
the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of
our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that
mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of
joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of
heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness,
the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
To set up on high
those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to
Let not your heart be
troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my
Father's house are many mansions: if [it were] not [so], I
would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I
go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive
you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also. And
whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
Thomas saith unto him,
Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the
way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the
life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had
known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from
henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. Philip saith unto
him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus
saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet
hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen
the Father; and how sayest thou [then], Shew us the Father?
Believest thou not
that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that
I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that
dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I [am] in
the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the
very works' sake.
Verily, verily, I say
unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall
he do also; and greater [works] than these shall he do;
because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my
name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the
Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do [it]. If
ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father,
and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide
with you for ever;
[Even] the Spirit of
truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him
not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth
with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you
comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the
world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye
shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I [am] in my
Father, and ye in me, and I in you. He that hath my
commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and
he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love
him, and will manifest myself to him.
Judas saith unto him,
not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself
unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto
him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father
will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode
He that loveth me not
keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not
mine, but the Father's which sent me. These things have I
spoken unto you, being [yet] present with you. But the
Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will
send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all
things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
Peace I leave with
you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I
unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be
afraid. Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come
[again] unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I
said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.
And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it
is come to pass, ye might believe. Hereafter I will not talk
much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath
nothing in me. But that the world may know that I love the
Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do.
Arise, let us go hence.
I am the true vine,
and my Father is the husbandman.
Verily, verily, I say
unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall
rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be
turned into joy.
Blessed [are] they
that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
For his anger [endureth
but] a moment; in his favour [is] life: weeping may endure for
a night, but joy [cometh] in the morning.
To the chief Musician,
A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after
he had gone in to Bath-sheba.
Have mercy upon me, O
God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the
multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my
For I acknowledge my
transgressions: and my sin [is] ever before me. Against thee,
thee only, have I sinned, and done [this] evil in thy sight:
that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, [and] be
clear when thou judgest. Behold, I was shapen in iniquity, and
in sin did my mother conceive me.
Behold, thou desirest
truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden [part] thou shalt
make me to know wisdom. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be
clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me to
hear joy and gladness; [that] the bones [which] thou hast
broken may rejoice. Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out
all mine iniquities.
Create in me a clean
heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not
away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me [with
thy] free spirit. [Then] will I teach transgressors thy ways;
and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
Deliver me from
bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: [and] my
tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. O Lord, open
thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise. For
thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give [it]: thou
delightest not in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God [are]
a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou
wilt not despise.
Do good in thy good
pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem. Then
shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness,
with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they
offer bullocks upon thine altar.
They that sow in tears
shall reap in joy.
Likewise the Spirit
also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should
pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh
intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what [is] the mind of
the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints
according to [the will of] God. And we know that all things
work together for good to them that love God, to them who are
the called according to [his] purpose.
But I would not have
you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are
asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them
also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we
say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive
[and] remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent
them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from
heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with
the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up
together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air:
and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one
another with these words.
II Corinthians 4:8-9
[We are] troubled on
every side, yet not distressed; [we are] perplexed, but not in
despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not
II Corinthians 12:9-10
And he said unto me,
My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made
perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory
in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in
necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake:
for when I am weak, then am I strong.
Let us therefore come
boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and
find grace to help in time of need.
Looking unto Jesus the
author and finisher of [our] faith; who for the joy that was
set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is
set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider
him that endured such contradiction of sinners against
himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
These things I have
spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world
ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have
overcome the world.
Come unto me, all [ye]
that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
I Peter 4:16
Yet if [any man
suffer] as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him
glorify God on this behalf.
I Peter 5:10
But the God of all
grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ
Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect,
stablish, strengthen, settle [you].
And if children, then
heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be
that we suffer with [him], that we may be also glorified
together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present
time [are] not worthy [to be compared] with the glory which
shall be revealed in us.