Wisdom 3:5-6

Good News Bible (Catholic edition in Septuagint order)

5-6#Rom 8.18; 2 Cor 4.17Their sufferings were light 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 worshippers burn on the altar.