Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Matthew 5:12 in English Standard Version "Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you." Mt 21:35 And the tenants took his servants and beat one, killed another, and stoned another. Ac 5:41 Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the name. Ro 5:3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 2Co 12:10 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. Col 1:11 being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; Col 1:24 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, Heb 10:34 For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one. Jas 1:2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 1Pe 4:13 But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.