'Adversity' in the Bible
Now the people became like those who complain of adversity in the hearing of the LORD; and when the LORD heard it, His anger was kindled, and the fire of the LORD burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp.
And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom, saying, Thus says your kinsman Israel: You know all the adversity and birth pangs that have come upon us [as a nation]:
"Then the LORD will single him out for adversity from all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant which are written in this book of the law.
See, today I have set before you life and prosperity, death and adversity.
Go and cry unto the gods on which ye have fixed; they -- they save you in the time of your adversity.'
and her adversity hath also provoked her greatly, so as to make her tremble, for Jehovah hath shut up her womb.
And David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said unto them, As the LORD liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity,
In mine adversity I call Jehovah, And unto my God I call, And He heareth from His temple my voice, And my cry is in His ears,
And the king sweareth and saith, 'Jehovah liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity;
"And they will say, 'Because they forsook the LORD their God, who brought their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and adopted other gods and worshiped them and served them, therefore the LORD has brought all this adversity on them.'"
"And they will say, 'Because they forsook the LORD, the God of their fathers who brought them from the land of Egypt, and they adopted other gods and worshiped them and served them; therefore He has brought all this adversity on them.'"
And nation was destroyed of nation, and city of city: for God did vex them with all adversity.
They said to me, "The remnant that remains from the exile there in the province are experiencing considerable adversity and reproach. The wall of Jerusalem lies breached, and its gates have been burned down!"
for we have been sold, I and my people, to cut off, to slay, and to destroy; and if for men-servants and for maid-servants we had been sold I had kept silent -- but the adversity is not equal to the loss of the king.'
"You speak as a foolish woman speaks," he told her. "Should we accept only good from God and not adversity?" Throughout all this Job did not sin in what he said.
Now when Job's three friends-Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite-heard about all this adversity that had happened to him, each of them came from his home. They met together to go and offer sympathy and comfort to him.
Terrify him do adversity and distress, They prevail over him As a king ready for a boaster.
And if they are bound in fetters [of adversity] and held by cords of affliction,
He delivers the afflicted in their affliction and opens their ears [to His voice] in adversity.
All his brothers, sisters, and former acquaintances came to his house and dined with him in his house. They offered him sympathy and comfort concerning all the adversity the Lord had brought on him. Each one gave him a qesitah, and a gold earring.
To the Overseer with Stringed Instruments. -- A Psalm of David. In my calling answer Thou me, O God of my righteousness. In adversity Thou gavest enlargement to me; Favour me, and hear my prayer.
And Jehovah is a tower for the bruised, A tower for times of adversity.
Why, Jehovah, dost Thou stand at a distance? Thou dost hide in times of adversity,
He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.
In mine adversity I call Jehovah, And unto my God I cry. He heareth from His temple my voice, And My cry before Him cometh into His ears.
To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. Jehovah doth answer thee, In a day of adversity, The name of the God of Jacob doth set thee on high,
Be not far from me, For adversity is near, for there is no helper.
For He will conceal me in His shelter in the day of adversity; He will hide me under the cover of His tent; He will set me high on a rock.
But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not:
Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine adversity; let them be clothed with shame and dishonour that magnify themselves against me.
They will not be disgraced in times of adversity; they will be satisfied in days of hunger.
And the salvation of the righteous is from Jehovah, Their strong place in a time of adversity.
Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be turned backward and confounded that take pleasure in mine adversity;
Happy is one who cares for the poor; the Lord will save him in a day of adversity.
Wherefore should I fear in the days of adversity, when the iniquity of my supplanters encompasseth me? --
And call Me in a day of adversity, I deliver thee, and thou honourest Me.
For, from all adversity He delivered me, And on mine enemies hath mine eye looked!
And I -- I sing of Thy strength, And I sing at morn of Thy kindness, For thou hast been a tower to me, And a refuge for me in a day of adversity.
Give to us help from adversity, And vain is the deliverance of man.
Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion that seek after my soul; let them be turned backward and confounded that take pleasure in mine adversity;
Make us rejoice for as many days as You have humbled us, for as many years as we have seen adversity.
That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked.
Hide not Thou Thy face from me, In a day of mine adversity, Incline unto me Thine ear, In the day I call, haste, answer me.
And they cry unto Jehovah in their adversity, From their distress He delivereth them,
And they cry unto Jehovah in their adversity, From their distresses He saveth them.
And cry unto Jehovah in their adversity, From their distresses He saveth them,
And they cry to Jehovah in their adversity, And from their distresses He bringeth them out.
And they are diminished and brought low, through oppression, adversity, and sorrow:
Give to us help from adversity, And vain is the salvation of man.
Adversity and distress have found me, Thy commands are my delights.
When your fear cometh as destruction, And your calamity as a hurricane doth come, When on you come adversity and distress.
A wicked messenger falls into adversity, But a faithful envoy brings healing.
Adversity pursues sinners, But the righteous will be rewarded with prosperity.
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.
A bad tooth, and a tottering foot, Is the confidence of the treacherous in a day of adversity.
In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.
So remember your Creator in the days of your youth: Before the days of adversity come, and the years approach when you will say, "I have no delight in them";
And unto the land it looketh attentively, And lo, adversity and darkness! -- Dimness, distress, and thick darkness is driven away, But not the dimness for which she is in distress!
The burden of the beasts of the south. Into a land of adversity and distress, Of young lion and of old lion, Whence are viper and flying saraph, They carry on the shoulder of asses their wealth, And on the hump of camels their treasures, Unto a people not profitable.
And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:
O Jehovah, favour us, for thee we have waited, Be their arm, in the mornings, Yea, our salvation in time of adversity.
They lift him up on the shoulder, They carry him, and cause him to rest in his place, And he standeth, from his place he moveth not, Yea, one crieth unto him, and he answereth not, From his adversity he saveth him not.
Jehovah said, Did I not direct thee for good? Did not I intercede for thee in a time of evil, And in a time of adversity, with the enemy?
O Jehovah, my strength, and my fortress, And my refuge in a day of adversity, Unto Thee nations do come from the ends of earth, And say, Only falsehood did our fathers inherit, Vanity, and none among them is profitable.
The wind [of adversity] shall pasture upon and consume all your shepherds (your princes and statesmen), and your lovers (allies) shall go into captivity. Surely then shall you be ashamed and confounded and dismayed because of all your wickedness.
Woe! for great is that day, without any like it, Yea, a time of adversity it is to Jacob, Yet out of it he is saved.
Do not both adversity and good come from the mouth of the Most High?
You should not have gloated when your relatives suffered calamity. You should not have rejoiced over the people of Judah when they were destroyed. You should not have boasted when they suffered adversity.
You should not have stood at the fork in the road to slaughter those trying to escape. You should not have captured their refugees when they suffered adversity.
What are you scheming against the LORD? He will bring about utter desolation adversity will not strike twice!
A day of wrath is that day, A day of adversity and distress, A day of waste and desolation, A day of darkness and gloominess, A day of cloud and thick darkness.
Before that time there was no compensation for man or animal, nor was there any relief from adversity for those who came and went, because I had pitted everybody -- each one -- against everyone else.
Serving the Lord with all humility in tears and in the midst of adversity (affliction and trials) which befell me, due to the plots of the Jews [against me];
Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.