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Colossians 1:24
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and I am completing in my flesh what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for His body, that is, the church.
Colossians 1:29
I labor for this, striving with His strength that works powerfully in me.
Colossians 4:12
Epaphras, who is one of you, a slave of Christ Jesus, greets you. He is always contending for you in his prayers, so that you can stand mature and fully assured in everything God wills.
Genesis 30:8
Rachel said, "In [my] wrestlings with God, I have wrestled with my sister and won," and she named him Naphtali.
Genesis 32:24-30
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Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak.
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When the man saw that He could not defeat him, He struck Jacob's hip as they wrestled and dislocated his hip socket.
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Then He said to Jacob, "Let Me go, for it is daybreak." But Jacob said, "I will not let You go unless You bless me."
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"What is your name?" the man asked. "Jacob!" he replied.
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"Your name will no longer be Jacob," He said. "It will be Israel because you have struggled with God and with men and have prevailed."
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Then Jacob asked Him, "Please tell me Your name." But He answered, "Why do you ask My name?" And He blessed him there.
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Jacob then named the place Peniel, "For," [he said,] "I have seen God face to face, and I have been delivered."
Hosea 12:3
In the womb he grasped his brother's heel, and as an adult he wrestled with God.
Hosea 12:4
Jacob struggled with the Angel and prevailed; he wept and sought His favor. He found him at Bethel, and there He spoke with him.
Luke 22:44
Being in anguish, He prayed more fervently, and His sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground.]]
Galatians 4:19
My children, again I am in the pains of childbirth for you until Christ is formed in you.
Philippians 1:30
having the same struggle that you saw I had and now hear about me.
1 Thessalonians 2:2
On the contrary, after we had previously suffered and been outrageously treated in Philippi, as you know, we were emboldened by our God to speak the gospel of God to you in spite of great opposition.
Hebrews 5:7
During His earthly life, He offered prayers and appeals, with loud cries and tears, to the One who was able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His reverence.
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Colossians 4:13
For I testify about him that he works hard for you, for those in Laodicea, and for those in Hierapolis.
Colossians 4:15
Give my greetings to the brothers in Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house.
Colossians 4:16
And when this letter has been read among you, have it read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and see that you also read the letter from Laodicea.
Revelation 1:11
saying, "Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea."
Revelation 3:14-22
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"To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: "The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Originator of God's creation says:
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I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were cold or hot.
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So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I am going to vomit you out of My mouth.
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Because you say, 'I'm rich; I have become wealthy, and need nothing,' and you don't know that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked,
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I advise you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire so that you may be rich, and white clothes so that you may be dressed and your shameful nakedness not be exposed, and ointment to spread on your eyes so that you may see.
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As many as I love, I rebuke and discipline. So be committed and repent.
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Listen! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and have dinner with him, and he with Me.
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The victor: I will give him the right to sit with Me on My throne, just as I also won the victory and sat down with My Father on His throne.
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"Anyone who has an ear should listen to what the Spirit says to the churches."
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Colossians 2:5
For I may be absent in body, but I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the strength of your faith in Christ.
Acts 20:25
"And now I know that none of you, among whom I went about preaching the kingdom, will ever see my face again.
Acts 20:38
grieving most of all over his statement that they would never see his face again. Then they escorted him to the ship.
1 Peter 1:8
You love Him, though you have not seen Him. And though not seeing Him now, you believe in Him and rejoice with inexpressible and glorious joy,