Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.
"Because you have not served the Lord your God joyfully and wholeheartedly with the abundance of everything you have,
Then you turned my lament into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and covered me with joy.
He gave me reason to sing a new song, praising our God. May many see what God has done, so that they might swear allegiance to him and trust in the Lord!
Go and learn what this saying means: 'I want mercy and not sacrifice.' For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.
Is anyone among you suffering? He should pray. Is anyone in good spirits? He should sing praises.
So he humbled you by making you hungry and then feeding you with unfamiliar manna. He did this to teach you that humankind cannot live by bread alone, but also by everything that comes from the Lord's mouth.
1 Kings 8:47
When your people come to their senses in the land where they are held prisoner, they will repent and beg for your mercy in the land of their imprisonment, admitting, 'We have sinned and gone astray; we have done evil.'
1 Kings 17:17
After this the son of the woman who owned the house got sick. His illness was so severe he could no longer breathe.
2 Chronicles 33:12
In his pain Manasseh asked the Lord his God for mercy and truly humbled himself before the God of his ancestors.
"I am weary of my life; I will complain without restraint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
How blessed is the one whom you instruct, O Lord, the one whom you teach from your law,
It was good for me to suffer, so that I might learn your statutes.
At that time the sovereign master, the Lord who commands armies, called for weeping and mourning, for shaved heads and sackcloth.
O Lord, you are ready to act, but they don't even notice. They will see and be put to shame by your angry judgment against humankind, yes, fire will consume your enemies.
So he poured out his fierce anger on them, along with the devastation of war. Its flames encircled them, but they did not realize it; it burned against them, but they did notice.
The anger of the Lord will not turn back until he has fully carried out his intended purposes. In days to come you people will come to understand this clearly.
Listen! The Lord is calling to the city! It is wise to respect your authority, O Lord! Listen, O nation, and those assembled in the city!
Here then is what the Lord who rules over all says: 'Think carefully about what you are doing.
But when he came to his senses he said, 'How many of my father's hired workers have food enough to spare, but here I am dying from hunger!
They strengthened the souls of the disciples and encouraged them to continue in the faith, saying, "We must enter the kingdom of God through many persecutions."