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Matthew 5:12 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

12 Be glad and rejoice, because your reward is great in heaven. For that is how they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Matthew 5:12 New International Version (NIV)

12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

New International Version (NIV)

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James 1:2-3 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Trials and Maturity

Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.

James 1:2-3 New International Version (NIV)

Trials and Temptations

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

Footnotes:

  1. James 1:2 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in verses 16 and 19; and in 2:1, 5, 14; 3:10, 12; 4:11; 5:7, 9, 10, 12, 19.
New International Version (NIV)

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