5 Their sufferings were minor compared with the blessings they will receive. God has tested them, like gold in a furnace, and found them worthy to be with him. He has accepted them, just as he accepts the sacrifices which his worshipers burn on the altar. 1

References for Wisdom 3:5

    • 7 3:5 - 3.5, 6 Ro 8.18; 2 Co 4.17.