30 Bible Verses about
Christ’s Disciples Will Suffer
[I’m adding one of my favorite verses: 2 Corinthians 1:3-7
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, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, through the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound to us, even so our comfort also abounds through Christ. But if we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation. If we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer. Our hope for you is steadfast, knowing that, since you are partakers of the sufferings, so also are you of the comfort.]
Most Relevant Verses
2 Timothy 4:5
But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
2 Timothy 2:3
Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
for I will show him how much he must suffer for My name’s sake.”
For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake,
“And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.
Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.
And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.
“Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.
And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.
1 Thessalonians 3:3
so that no one would be disturbed by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we have been destined for this.
1 Thessalonians 3:4
For indeed when we were with you, we kept telling you in advance that we were going to suffer affliction; and so it came to pass, as you know.
2 Timothy 1:8
Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord or of me His prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel according to the power of God,
1 Corinthians 12:26
And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.
yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away.
“Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.
except that the Holy Spirit solemnly testifies to me in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions await me.
1 Thessalonians 3:7
for this reason, brethren, in all our distress and affliction we were comforted about you through your faith;
1 Peter 1:6
In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials,
1 Peter 2:19
For this finds favor, if for the sake of conscience toward God a person bears up under sorrows when suffering unjustly.
1 Peter 3:14
But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed AND DO NOT FEAR THEIR INTIMIDATION, AND DO NOT BE TROUBLED,
1 Peter 3:17
For it is better, if God should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong.
1 Peter 4:19
Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.
1 Peter 5:10
After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.
1 Peter 2:20
For what credit is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience? But if when you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this finds favor with God.
And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance;
2 Corinthians 6:4
but in everything commending ourselves as servants of God, in much endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses,
2 Corinthians 4:8
we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing;
2 Corinthians 4:17
For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,
2 Corinthians 1:7
and our hope for you is firmly grounded, knowing that as you are sharers of our sufferings, so also you are sharers of our comfort.