Read Matthew 5:12 Using Other Translations
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, the ancient prophets were persecuted in the same way.