226 occurrences in 13 translations

'Distress' in the Bible

To the woman He said, I will greatly multiply your grief and your suffering in pregnancy and the pangs of childbearing; with spasms of distress you will bring forth children. Yet your desire and craving will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.

I will go down and I will see. Have they done altogether according to its cry of distress [which] has come to me? If not, I will know."

When Esau heard the words of his father he cried out [with] a great and exceedingly bitter cry of distress. And he said to his father, "Bless me as well, my father!"

Feeling mounting terror and distress, Jacob divided the people who were with him into two groups, doing the same with the flocks, the cattle, and the camels.

And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.

And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.

And Yahweh said, "Surely I have seen the misery of my people who [are] in Egypt, and I have heard their cry of distress because of their oppressors, for I know their sufferings.

And now, look, the cry of distress of the {Israelites} has come to me, and also I see the oppression [with] which [the] Egyptians [are] oppressing them.

And there will be a great cry of distress in all the land of Egypt, the like of which has not been nor will be again.

And Pharaoh got up [at] night, he and all his servants and all Egypt, and a great cry of distress was in Egypt because there was not a house where there was no one dead.

Then the chiefs of Edom were horrified; great distress seized the leaders of Moab; all of the inhabitants of Canaan melted away.

If you indeed afflict him, yes, if he cries out at all to me, I will certainly hear his cry of distress.

Eventually, the people began complaining about their distress, and the LORD heard them. When the LORD heard, his anger flared up and the LORD's fire incinerated some of them within the outskirts of the camp.

'Distress the Midianites, and ye have smitten them,

And the LORD said unto me, Distress not the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle: for I will not give thee of their land for a possession; because I have given Ar unto the children of Lot for a possession.

And when thou comest nigh over against the children of Ammon, distress them not, nor meddle with them: for I will not give thee of the land of the children of Ammon any possession; because I have given it unto the children of Lot for a possession.

When you are in distress and all these things have happened to you, you will return to the Lord your God in later days and obey Him.

And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the LORD thy God hath given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee:

So that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat: because he hath nothing left him in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee in all thy gates.

And toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly in the siege and straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates.

And the Bene-Ammon pass over the Jordan to fight also against Judah, and against Benjamin, and against the house of Ephraim, and Israel hath great distress.

Go and cry to the gods whom you have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your distress."

And Jephthah said unto the elders of Gilead, Did not ye hate me, and expel me out of my father's house? and why are ye come unto me now when ye are in distress?

And [Hannah] was in distress of soul, praying to the Lord and weeping bitterly.

You will see distress [in the] place of worship, in spite of all that is good in Israel, and no one in your family will ever again reach old age.

Tomorrow about this time I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him to be leader over My people Israel; and he shall save them out of the hand of the Philistines. For I have looked upon the distress of My people, because their cry has come to Me.

But today you have rejected your God who saves you from all your trouble and distress. You have said, "No! Appoint a king over us." Now take your positions before the Lord by your tribes and by your clans.'"

When the men of Israel saw that they were in distress (for the people were in difficult circumstances), the people hid themselves in caves, in thickets, in crags, in tombs, and in pits.

And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.

and lo, as thy soul hath been great this day in mine eyes, so is my soul great in the eyes of Jehovah, and He doth deliver me out of all distress.'

Samuel told Saul, "Why did you disturb me by bringing me up?" Saul said, "I'm in great distress. The Philistines are waging war against me. God has departed from me and won't answer me anymore, either by messages written by the hand of the prophets or by dreams. So I've summoned you to tell me what I should do."

and David hath great distress, for the people have said to stone him, for the soul of all the people hath been bitter, each for his sons and for his daughters; and David doth strengthen himself in Jehovah his God.

I am in distress for you, my brother Jonathan. You have been most kind to me. Your love for me was extraordinary beyond love from women.

But David answered Rechab and his brother Baanah, sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, "As surely as the Lord lives, [the One] who has redeemed my life from every distress,

And Amnon hath distress -- even to become sick, because of Tamar his sister, for she is a virgin, and it is hard in the eyes of Amnon to do anything to her.

In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears.

They confronted me in the day of my distress, but the Lord was my support.

And David saith unto Gad, 'I have great distress, let us fall, I pray thee, into the hand of Jehovah, for many are His mercies, and into the hand of man let me not fall.'

And the king sware, and said, As the LORD liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all distress,

They said to him, "This is what Hezekiah says: 'Today is a day of distress, rebuke, and disgrace, for children have come to the point of birth, but there is no strength to deliver [them].

David said to Gad, "I am in great distress; please let me fall into the hand of the LORD, for His mercies are very great. But do not let me fall into the hand of man."

but when they turned to the Lord God of Israel in their distress and sought Him, He was found by them.

Nation was crushed by nation and city by city, for God troubled them with every possible distress.

"If disaster comes on us-sword or judgment, pestilence or famine-we will stand before this temple and before You, for Your name is in this temple. We will cry out to You because of our distress, and You will hear and deliver."

In process of time, after two years, his bowels fell out because of his disease. So he died in severe distress. And his people made no funeral fire to honor him, like the fires for his fathers.

And Tilgath-Pilneser king of Asshur cometh in unto him, and doth distress him, and hath not strengthened him,

And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the LORD: this is that king Ahaz.

When he was in distress, he sought the favor of the Lord his God and earnestly humbled himself before the God of his ancestors.

They told me, "The survivors of the captivity there in the province are living in great distress and shame. Furthermore, the Jerusalem wall remains broken down and its gates have been burned by fire."

Then said I unto them, Ye see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lieth waste, and the gates thereof are burned with fire: come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a reproach.

Now there was a great cry of distress of the people and of their wives [against] their Jewish brothers.

So You handed them over to their enemies, who oppressed them. In their time of distress, they cried out to You, and You heard from heaven. In Your abundant compassion You gave them deliverers, who rescued them from the power of their enemies.

And it yieldeth much increase unto the kings whom thou hast set over us because of our sins: also they have dominion over our bodies, and over our cattle, at their pleasure, and we are in great distress.

For we have been sold -- both I and my people -- to destruction and to slaughter and to annihilation! If we had simply been sold as male and female slaves, I would have remained silent, for such distress would not have been sufficient for troubling the king."

For distress does not grow out of the soil, and trouble does not sprout from the ground.

"Will the wild donkey bray from hunger if fresh grass is beside him? Will the ox low from distress if it is near its feed?

Also I -- I withhold not my mouth -- I speak in the distress of my spirit, I talk in the bitterness of my soul.

Trouble and distress terrify him, overwhelming him like a king prepared for battle.

At the height of his success distress will come to him; the full weight of misery will crush him.

Will God hear his cry when distress comes on him?

Yet no one would stretch out [his] hand against a ruined man when he cries out to him for help because of his distress.

Have I rejoiced over my enemy's distress, or become excited when trouble came his way?

so that [they] cause [the] cry of distress from [the] helpless to come to him, and he hears [the] cry of distress from [the] needy,

Indeed, He lured you from the jaws of distress to a spacious and unconfined place. Your table was spread with choice food.

Can your wealth or all [your] physical exertion keep [you] from distress?

That I have kept back for a time of distress, For a day of conflict and battle.

{To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm of David.} Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

They confronted me in the day of my distress, but the Lord was my support.

May the LORD answer you in the day of distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.

Do not be far from me, because distress is near and there is no one to help.

The troubles of my heart have increased; bring me out of my distress!

Look upon my distress and affliction; forgive all my sins.

O God, rescue Israel from all their distress!

Be gracious to me, Lord, because I am in distress; my eyes are worn out from angry sorrow- my whole being as well.

The LORD hears those who cry out, and he delivers them from all their distress.

Let those be ashamed and humiliated altogether who rejoice at my distress; Let those be clothed with shame and dishonor who magnify themselves over me.

The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord, their refuge in a time of distress.

I am weak and utterly crushed; I cry out in distress because of my heart's anguish.

As for my friends and my neighbors, they stand aloof from my distress; even my close relatives stand at a distance.

I was as silent as a mute person; I said nothing, not even something good, and my distress deepened.

But as for me, I shall sing of Your strength; Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Your lovingkindness in the morning, For You have been my stronghold And a refuge in the day of my distress.

that my lips promised and my mouth spoke during my distress.

Don't hide Your face from Your servant, for I am in distress. Answer me quickly!

Draw close to me and redeem me; ransom and set me free because of my enemies [lest they glory in my prolonged distress]!

Though you have allowed me to experience much trouble and distress, revive me once again! Bring me up once again from the depths of the earth!

When I was in distress, I sought the Lord; my hands were raised at night and they did not grow weary. I refused to be comforted.

You called out in distress, and I rescued you; I answered you from the thundercloud. I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Selah

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Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יצר 
Yatsar 
distressed , be straitened , be in straits , vexed , be narrow
Usage: 8

מצוק 
Matsowq 
Usage: 6

מצקה מצוּקה 
M@tsuwqah 
Usage: 7

מצר 
metsar 
Usage: 3

נגשׂ 
Nagas 
Usage: 23

צוּק 
Tsuwq 
Usage: 11

צוּר 
Tsuwr 
Usage: 38

צר צר 
Tsar 
Usage: 109

צרה 
Tsarah 
Usage: 73

צרר 
Tsarar 
Usage: 54

קוּץ 
Quwts 
Usage: 8

ἀναγκή 
Anagke 
Usage: 15

στενοχωρέω 
Stenochoreo 
Usage: 3

στενοχωρία 
Stenochoria 
Usage: 4

συνόχη 
sunoche 
Usage: 1



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