Now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations.Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: but rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. - The exhortation ... speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him. - Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous but grievous: nevertheless, afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.We have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. - For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted. - God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able.I PET. 1:6. I Pet. 4:12,13. Heb. 12:5. -Heb. 12:11. Heb. 4:15. Heb. 2:18. I Cor. 10:13.
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