Bible Verses by Topic: Hardship
What does the Bible say about Hardship?
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness'
sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute
you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely,
for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward
in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were
before you. (KJV)
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and
I will give you rest. (KJV)
27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good
cheer; it is I; be not afraid. (KJV)
34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand,
Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared
for you from the foundation of the world:
35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty,
and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me:
I was in prison, and ye came unto me. (KJV)
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say
unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least
of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. (KJV)
5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not
ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met
them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the
feet, and worshipped him.
10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my
brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see
50 For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately
he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer:
it is I; be not afraid. (KJV)
21 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled.
Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they
shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach
you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's
23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold,
your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did
their fathers unto the prophets. (KJV)
13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and
said unto her, Weep not. (KJV)
6 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one
of them is forgotten before God?
7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish. (KJV)
1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe
also in me. (KJV)
16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another
Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; (KJV)
18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
27 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. (KJV)
18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it
hated you. (KJV)
20 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. (KJV)
22 And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you
again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man
taketh from you. (KJV)
33 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. (KJV)
5 Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made
without ceasing of the church unto God for him. (KJV)
11 And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said,
Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in
Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome. (KJV)
28 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. (KJV)
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall
tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or
nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day
long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors
through him that loved us.
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor
angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present,
nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be
able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ
Jesus our Lord. (KJV)
12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing
instant in prayer; (KJV)
15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them
that weep. (KJV)
4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written
for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of
the scriptures might have hope. (KJV)
2 Cor 1:3-5
3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
4 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.
5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our
consolation also aboundeth by Christ. (KJV)
2 Cor 1:7
7 And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are
partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the
2 Cor 4:8-10
8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are
perplexed, but not in despair;
9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not
10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord
Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in
our body. (KJV)
2 Cor 4:16-17
16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man
perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment,
worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of
2 Cor 7:6
6 Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast
down, comforted us by the coming of Titus; (KJV)
2 Cor 12:9
9 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. (KJV)
2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of
19 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through
your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
13 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. (KJV)
16 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:
17 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.
18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words. (KJV)
II Th 1:7
7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord
Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
II Th 2:16-17
16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our
Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting
consolation and good hope through grace,
17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word
and work. (KJV)
2 Tim 2:12
12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny
him, he also will deny us: (KJV)
2 Tim 4:17
17 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened
me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that
all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the
mouth of the lion. (KJV)
14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and
blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that
through death he might destroy him that had the power of
death, that is, the devil;
15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their
lifetime subject to bondage. (KJV)
18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is
able to succour them that are tempted. (KJV)
15 For we have not an 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.
16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace,
that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of
18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible
for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have
fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great
a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the
sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with
patience the race that is set before us,
2 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.
3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of
sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in
4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and
them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the
5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be
content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I
will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I
will not fear what man shall do unto me. (KJV)
12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he
is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord
hath promised to them that love him. (KJV)
27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is
this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their
affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming
of the Lord draweth nigh. (KJV)
10 Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the
name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction,
and of patience. (KJV)
1 Pet 2:21-24
21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also
suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should
follow his steps:
22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he
suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him
that judgeth righteously:
24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the
tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto
righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. (KJV)
1 Pet 4:12-14
12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial
which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened
13 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.
14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye;
for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on
their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is
1 Pet 5:7
7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou
art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they
are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer:
behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that
ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be
thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of
2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that
are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect
before God. (KJV)
10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also
will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come
upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to
me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and
have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of
15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve
him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the
throne shall dwell among them.
16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more;
neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.
17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall
feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of
waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
What does the Bible say about Hardship?