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Theasaurus: Afflictions

44 Bible Verses about Afflictions

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Psalm 119:71

It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I might learn thy statutes.

Nahum 1:9

What do ye imagine against Jehovah? He will make a full end: trouble shall not rise up the second time.

Job 36:15

But he delivereth the afflicted in his affliction, and openeth their ear in their oppression.

Psalm 90:15

Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, according to the years wherein we have seen evil.

Psalm 31:7

I will be glad and rejoice in thy loving-kindness, for thou hast seen mine affliction; thou hast known the troubles of my soul,

Psalm 22:24

For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him: but when he cried unto him, he heard.

Psalm 132:1

{A Song of degrees.} Jehovah, remember for David all his affliction;

Revelation 2:9

I know thy tribulation and thy poverty; but thou art rich; and the railing of those who say that they themselves are Jews, and are not, but a synagogue of Satan.

Exodus 3:7

And Jehovah said, I have seen assuredly the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and their cry have I heard on account of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows.

2 Corinthians 1:8

For we do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, as to our tribulation which happened to us in Asia, that we were excessively pressed beyond our power, so as to despair even of living.

Acts 7:10

and delivered him out of all his tribulations, and gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he appointed him chief over Egypt and all his house.

Psalm 25:18

Consider mine affliction and my travail, and forgive all my sins.

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Afflictions » The afflicted

Exodus 22:22-23

Ye shall not afflict any widow or fatherless child. If thou afflict him in any way, if he cry at all unto me, I will certainly hear his cry;

2 Samuel 22:21-28

Jehovah hath rewarded me according to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me. For I have kept the ways of Jehovah, And have not wickedly departed from my God. For all his ordinances were before me, And his statutes, I did not depart from them, read more.
And I was upright before him, And kept myself from mine iniquity. And Jehovah hath recompensed me according to my righteousness, According to my cleanness in his sight. With the gracious thou dost shew thyself gracious; With the upright man thou dost shew thyself upright; With the pure thou dost shew thyself pure; And with the perverse thou dost shew thyself contrary. And the afflicted people thou dost save; And thine eyes are upon the haughty, whom thou bringest down.

Job 34:23-28

For he doth not long consider a man, to bring him before God in judgment. He breaketh in pieces mighty men without inquiry, and setteth others in their stead; Since he knoweth their actions; and he overthroweth them in the night, and they are crushed. read more.
He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others, Because they have turned back from him, and would consider none of his ways; So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted.

Proverbs 15:15

All the days of the afflicted are evil; but a cheerful heart is a continual feast.

More verses: Proverbs 22:22-23

Afflictions » The lord not afflicting

Job 37:23

The Almighty, we cannot find him out: excellent in power, and in judgment, and in abundance of justice, he doth not afflict.

Lamentations 3:31-39

For the Lord will not cast off for ever; but if he have caused grief, he will have compassion according to the multitude of his loving-kindnesses: for he doth not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men. read more.
To crush under foot all the prisoners of the earth, to turn aside the right of a man before the face of the Most High, to wrong a man in his cause, will not the Lord see it? Who is he that saith, and there cometh to pass, what the Lord hath not commanded? Out of the mouth of the Most High doth not there proceed evil and good? Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

Afflictions » Christians being afflicted

Matthew 10:16-18

Behold, I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves; be therefore prudent as the serpents, and guileless as the doves. But beware of men; for they will deliver you up to sanhedrims, and scourge you in their synagogues; and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the nations.

Matthew 24:8-13

But all these are the beginning of throes. Then shall they deliver you up to tribulation, and shall kill you; and ye will be hated of all the nations for my name's sake. And then will many be offended, and will deliver one another up, and hate one another; read more.
and many false prophets shall arise and shall mislead many; and because lawlessness shall prevail, the love of the most shall grow cold; but he that has endured to the end, he shall be saved.

Afflictions » What comes out of affliction

2 Corinthians 4:17-18

For our momentary and light affliction works for us in surpassing measure an eternal weight of glory; while we look not at the things that are seen, but at the things that are not seen; for the things that are seen are for a time, but those that are not seen eternal.

Afflictions » What affliction is for

2 Corinthians 1:6

But whether we are in tribulation, it is for your encouragement and salvation, wrought in the endurance of the same sufferings which we also suffer,

Afflictions » The servant of the lord being afflicted

Isaiah 53:1-12

Who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of Jehovah been revealed? For he shall grow up before him as a tender sapling, and as a root out of dry ground: he hath no form nor lordliness, and when we see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and left alone of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief, and like one from whom men hide their faces; despised, and we esteemed him not. read more.
Surely he hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; and we, we did regard him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned every one to his own way; and Jehovah hath laid upon him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, but he opened not his mouth; he was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and was as a sheep dumb before her shearers, and he opened not his mouth. He was taken from oppression and from judgment; and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living; for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And men appointed his grave with the wicked, but he was with the rich in his death, because he had done no violence, neither was there guile in his mouth. Yet it pleased Jehovah to bruise him; he hath subjected him to suffering. When thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see a seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of Jehovah shall prosper in his hand. He shall see of the fruit of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant instruct many in righteousness; and he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I assign him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong: because he hath poured out his soul unto death, and was reckoned with the transgressors; and he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Afflictions » Enduring afflictions

Afflictions » Who is afflicted

Afflictions » The afflictions of the righteous

Afflictions » Blessings in disguise

Job 34:31

For hath he said unto God, I bear chastisement, I will not offend;

Afflictions » Often blessings in disguise

Job 34:31

For hath he said unto God, I bear chastisement, I will not offend;

Afflictions » Chastisement, a mark of the father's love

Proverbs 3:11-12

My son, despise not the instruction of Jehovah, neither be weary of his chastisement; for whom Jehovah loveth he chasteneth, even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

Hebrews 12:5

And ye have quite forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when reproved by him;

1 Corinthians 11:32

But being judged, we are disciplined of the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » Deliverance from, promised to believers

Job 5:19

He will deliver thee in six troubles, and in seven there shall no evil touch thee.

Psalm 91:3

Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the destructive pestilence.

Afflictions » Life tested by the lord » Sometimes prolonged

Psalm 6:3

And my soul trembleth exceedingly: and thou, Jehovah, till how long?

Psalm 13:1

{To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.} How long, Jehovah, wilt thou forget me for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

Psalm 35:17

Lord, how long wilt thou look on? Rescue my soul from their destructions, my only one from the young lions.

Psalm 79:5

How long, O Jehovah? wilt thou be angry for ever? Shall thy jealousy burn like fire?

Psalm 80:4

Jehovah, God of hosts, how long will thine anger smoke against the prayer of thy people?

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » Impenitence in, examples of

2 Kings 17:14

But they would not hear, and hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers, who did not believe in Jehovah their God.

2 Chronicles 28:22

And in the time of his trouble he transgressed yet more against Jehovah, this king Ahaz.

2 Chronicles 33:23

And he did not humble himself before Jehovah, as Manasseh his father had humbled himself; for he, Amon, multiplied trespass.

Nehemiah 9:29

And thou testifiedst against them, that thou mightest bring them again unto thy law; but they dealt proudly, and hearkened not unto thy commandments, but sinned against thine ordinances (which if a man do, he shall live in them); and they withdrew the shoulder, and hardened their neck, and would not hear.

Jeremiah 6:15

Are they ashamed that they have committed abomination? Nay, they are not at all ashamed, neither know they what it is to blush. Therefore they shall fall among them that fall; at the time that I visit them they shall stumble, saith Jehovah.

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Refining influence of

Zechariah 13:9

And I will bring the third part into the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried. They shall call on my name, and I will answer them: I will say, It is my people; and they shall say, Jehovah is my God.

Isaiah 1:25

And I will turn my hand upon thee, and will thoroughly purge away thy dross, and take away all thine alloy;

Afflictions » Life tested by the lord » Of ministers and prophets

Ezekiel 24:18

And I spoke unto the people in the morning; and at even my wife died. And I did in the morning as I was commanded.

2 Corinthians 11:23

Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as being beside myself) I above measure so; in labours exceedingly abundant, in stripes to excess, in prisons exceedingly abundant, in deaths oft.

More verses: 1 Thessalonians 3:3

Afflictions » Of ministers and prophets

Ezekiel 24:18

And I spoke unto the people in the morning; and at even my wife died. And I did in the morning as I was commanded.

2 Corinthians 11:23

Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as being beside myself) I above measure so; in labours exceedingly abundant, in stripes to excess, in prisons exceedingly abundant, in deaths oft.

More verses: 1 Thessalonians 3:3

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » From God

Ruth 1:20

And she said to them, Call me not Naomi call me Mara; for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.

Job 6:4

For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, their poison drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of +God are arrayed against me.

Job 16:12

I was at rest, but he hath shattered me; he hath taken me by the neck and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark.

Psalm 66:11

Thou broughtest us into a net, thou didst lay a heavy burden upon our loins;

Afflictions » From God

Ruth 1:20

And she said to them, Call me not Naomi call me Mara; for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.

Job 6:4

For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, their poison drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of +God are arrayed against me.

Job 16:12

I was at rest, but he hath shattered me; he hath taken me by the neck and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark.

Psalm 66:11

Thou broughtest us into a net, thou didst lay a heavy burden upon our loins;

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » True believers do not faint under

Hebrews 12:5

And ye have quite forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when reproved by him;

Ephesians 3:13

Wherefore I beseech you not to faint through my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

More verses: Revelation 2:3

Afflictions » General references to

Exodus 3:7

And Jehovah said, I have seen assuredly the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and their cry have I heard on account of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows.

Afflictions » Tempered with mercy

Psalm 78:38

But he was merciful: he forgave the iniquity, and destroyed them not; but many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his fury:

Psalm 106:43-46

Often did he deliver them; but as for them they provoked him by their counsel, and they were brought low by their iniquity. But he regarded their distress, when he heard their cry; And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his loving-kindnesses; read more.
And he caused them to find compassion of all those that had carried them captives.

Isaiah 30:18-21

And therefore will Jehovah wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he lift himself up, that he may have mercy upon you; for Jehovah is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him. For the people shall dwell in Zion, at Jerusalem. Thou shalt weep no more; he will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; as he heareth it, he will answer thee. And the Lord will give you the bread of adversity, and the water of oppression; yet thy teachers shall not be hidden any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers. read more.
And when ye turn to the right hand or when ye turn to the left, thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it.

Lamentations 3:32

but if he have caused grief, he will have compassion according to the multitude of his loving-kindnesses:

Micah 7:7-9

But as for me, I will look unto Jehovah; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me. Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: though I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, Jehovah shall be a light unto me. I will bear the indignation of Jehovah for I have sinned against him until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light; I shall behold his righteousness.

More verses: Nahum 1:12

Afflictions » Exhibit the love and faithfulness of God

Psalm 119:75

I know, Jehovah, that thy Judgments are righteousness, and that in faithfulness thou hast afflicted me.

1 Corinthians 11:32

But being judged, we are disciplined of the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.

Hebrews 12:6-7

for whom the Lord loves he chastens, and scourges every son whom he receives. Ye endure for chastening, God conducts himself towards you as towards sons; for who is the son that the father chastens not?

Afflictions » Resignation in trials, examples of » Waters of affliction

Psalm 69:1

{To the chief Musician. Upon Shoshannim. A Psalm of David.} Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.

Psalm 124:4

Then the waters had overwhelmed us, a torrent had gone over our soul;

Isaiah 30:20

And the Lord will give you the bread of adversity, and the water of oppression; yet thy teachers shall not be hidden any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers.

More verses: Jonah 2:5

Afflictions » Often severe

Job 16:7-16

But now he hath made me weary; ... thou hast made desolate all my family; Thou hast shrivelled me up! it is become a witness; and my leanness riseth up against me, it beareth witness to my face. His anger teareth and pursueth me; he gnasheth with his teeth against me; as mine adversary he sharpeneth his eyes at me. read more.
They gape upon me with their mouth; they smite my cheeks reproachfully; they range themselves together against me. God hath delivered me over to the iniquitous man, and hurled me into the hands of the wicked. I was at rest, but he hath shattered me; he hath taken me by the neck and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark. His arrows encompass me round about, he cleaveth my reins asunder and doth not spare; he poureth out my gall upon the ground. He breaketh me with breach upon breach; he runneth upon me like a mighty man. I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin, and rolled my horn in the dust. My face is red with weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death;

Psalm 66:12

Thou didst cause men to ride over our head; we went through fire and through water: but thou hast brought us out into abundance.

Jonah 2:3

For thou didst cast me into the depth, into the heart of the seas, And the flood was round about me: All thy breakers and thy billows are gone over me.

Afflictions » Sin visited with

2 Samuel 12:14

Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of Jehovah to blaspheme, even the child that is born to thee shall certainly die.

Psalm 89:30-32

If his sons forsake my law, and walk not in mine ordinances; If they profane my statutes, and keep not my commandments: Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.

Isaiah 57:17

For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him; I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on backslidingly in the way of his heart.

Acts 13:10-11

said, O full of all deceit and all craft: son of the devil, enemy of all righteousness; wilt thou not cease perverting the right paths of the Lord? And now behold, the Lord's hand is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell upon him a mist and darkness; and going about he sought persons who should lead him by the hand.

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Divine care in sickness

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » David

Psalm 42:6

My God, my soul is cast down within me; therefore do I remember thee from the land of the Jordan, and the Hermons, from mount Mizar.

Psalm 69:2

I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing; I am come into the depths of waters, and the flood overfloweth me.

Psalm 73:16

When I thought to be able to know this, it was a grievous task in mine eyes;

Afflictions » Resignation in trials, examples of » David

2 Kings 20:19

And Hezekiah said to Isaiah, Good is the word of Jehovah which thou hast spoken. And he said, Is it not so? if only there shall be peace and truth in my days!

2 Samuel 12:23

But now he is dead, why should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me.

2 Samuel 15:26

But if he thus say, I have no delight in thee; behold, here am I, let him do to me as seemeth good to him.

Afflictions » Often arise from the profession of the gospel

John 15:21

But they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they have not known him that sent me.

2 Timothy 3:11-12

persecutions, sufferings: what sufferings happened to me in Antioch, in Iconium, in Lystra; what persecutions I endured; and the Lord delivered me out of all. And all indeed who desire to live piously in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Famine

Habakkuk 3:17-18

For though the fig-tree shall not blossom, Neither shall fruit be in the vines; The labour of the olive-tree shall fail, And the fields shall yield no food; The flock shall be cut off from the fold, And there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in Jehovah, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

Afflictions » Of saints, are but temporary

Isaiah 54:7-8

For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee. In the outpouring of wrath have I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting loving-kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith Jehovah, thy Redeemer.

Afflictions » God regulates the measure of

Psalm 80:5

Thou hast fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tears to drink in large measure:

Isaiah 9:1

Nevertheless the darkness shall not be as when the distress was in the land, at the time he at first lightly, and afterwards heavily, visited the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations:

Jeremiah 46:28

Fear thou not, my servant Jacob, saith Jehovah: for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee, but I will not make a full end of thee; but I will correct thee with judgment, and I will not hold thee altogether guiltless.

Afflictions » God dispenses, as he will

Job 11:10

If he pass by, and shut up, and call to judgment, who can hinder him?

Isaiah 10:15

Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? shall the saw magnify itself against him that wieldeth it? As if the rod should wield them that lift it up; as if the staff should lift up him who is not wood!

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Poverty

Afflictions » Sin produces

Job 20:11

His bones were full of his youthful strength; but it shall lie down with him in the dust.

Proverbs 1:31

therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their way, and be filled with their own devices.

Afflictions » Promises concerning » All things work for the believer's good

Afflictions » God appoints

2 Kings 6:33

And while he yet talked with them, behold, the messenger came down to him. And the king said, Behold, this evil is of Jehovah: why should I wait for Jehovah any longer?

Job 5:6

For evil cometh not forth from the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;

Afflictions » Life tested by the lord » The final test

1 Corinthians 3:13

the work of each shall be made manifest; for the day shall declare it, because it is revealed in fire; and the fire shall try the work of each what it is.

Afflictions » Frequently terminate in good

Exodus 1:11-12

And they set over them service-masters to oppress them with their burdens. And they built store-cities for Pharaoh, Pithom and Rameses. But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and spread; and they were distressed because of the children of Israel.

Afflictions » Life tested by the lord » The refining process

Zechariah 13:9

And I will bring the third part into the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried. They shall call on my name, and I will answer them: I will say, It is my people; and they shall say, Jehovah is my God.

Malachi 3:3

And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; and he will purify the children of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver; and they shall offer unto Jehovah an oblation in righteousness.

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » Jeremiah

Jeremiah 15:10

Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole land! I have not lent on usury, nor have they lent to me on usury; yet every one of them doth curse me.

Micah 7:1

Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer-fruits, as the grape-gleanings of the vintage. There is no cluster to eat; there is no early fruit which my soul desired.

Afflictions » Always less than we deserve

Ezra 9:13

And after all that is come upon us for our evil deeds and for our great trespass, seeing that thou our God hast punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and hast given us such deliverance as this,

Psalm 103:10

He hath not dealt with us according to our sins, nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Imprisonment

Acts 16:23

And having laid many stripes upon them they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely;

Afflictions » Resignation in trials, examples of » Christ

John 18:11

Jesus therefore said to Peter, Put the sword into the sheath; the cup which the Father has given me, shall I not drink it?

Afflictions » Saints are to expect

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » Job

Job 10:1

My soul is weary of my life: I will give free course to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Psalm 31:10

For my life is spent with sorrow, and my years with sighing; my strength faileth through mine iniquity, and my bones are wasted.

Afflictions » Saints have joy under

Afflictions » Saints appointed to

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Membership in the company of the redeemed

Revelation 7:13-14

And one of the elders answered, saying to me, These who are clothed with white robes, who are they, and whence came they? And I said to him, My lord, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they who come out of the great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and have made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Sufficiency of divine grace

Afflictions » God does not willingly send

Lamentations 3:33

for he doth not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men.

Afflictions » Man is born to

Job 5:6

For evil cometh not forth from the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;

Afflictions » God determines the continuance of

Genesis 15:13-14

And he said to Abram, Know assuredly that thy seed will be a sojourner in a land that is not theirs, and they shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years. But also that nation which they shall serve I will judge; and afterwards they shall come out with great property.

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Fiery trials

1 Peter 4:12-13

Beloved, take not as strange the fire of persecution which has taken place amongst you for your trial, as if a strange thing was happening to you; but as ye have share in the sufferings of Christ, rejoice, that in the revelation of his glory also ye may rejoice with exultation.

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Final deliverance from sorrow and pain

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Fellowship in Christ's sufferings

1 Peter 4:12-13

Beloved, take not as strange the fire of persecution which has taken place amongst you for your trial, as if a strange thing was happening to you; but as ye have share in the sufferings of Christ, rejoice, that in the revelation of his glory also ye may rejoice with exultation.

Afflictions » Consequent upon the fall

Genesis 3:16-19

To the woman he said, I will greatly increase thy travail and thy pregnancy; with pain thou shalt bear children; and to thy husband shall be thy desire, and he shall rule over thee. And to Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened to the voice of thy wife, and eaten of the tree of which I commanded thee saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed be the ground on thy account; with toil shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; and thorns and thistles shall it yield thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field. read more.
In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, until thou return to the ground: for out of it wast thou taken. For dust thou art; and unto dust shalt thou return.

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Deliverance

Psalm 34:19-20

Many are the adversities of the righteous, but Jehovah delivereth him out of them all: He keepeth all his bones; not one of them is broken.

Afflictions » Resignation » Resignation in trials, examples of » Eli

1 Samuel 3:18

And Samuel told him all the words, and kept nothing back from him. And he said, It is Jehovah: let him do what is good in his sight.

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » moses

Numbers 11:15

And if thou deal thus with me, slay me, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, that I may not behold my wretchedness.

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Loss of property

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » Elijah

1 Kings 19:4

And he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a certain broom-bush, and requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough: now, Jehovah, take my life; for I am not better than my fathers.

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Comfort of God's presence

Afflictions » Promises concerning » An eternal home

John 14:1-2

Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe on God, believe also on me. In my Father's house there are many abodes; were it not so, I had told you: for I go to prepare you a place;

Afflictions » Life tested by the lord » The inward life tried

Psalm 17:3

Thou hast proved my heart, thou hast visited me by night; thou hast tried me, thou hast found nothing: my thought goeth not beyond my word.

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » The disciples

Luke 24:17

And he said to them, What discourses are these which pass between you as ye walk, and are downcast?

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » Joshua

Joshua 7:7

And Joshua said, Alas, Lord Jehovah, wherefore hast thou at all brought this people over the Jordan, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us? Oh that we had been content and had remained beyond the Jordan!

Afflictions » Resignation in trials, examples of » Paul's friends

Acts 21:14

And when he would not be persuaded, we were silent, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Brighter days

Afflictions » Life tested by the lord » The test of the storm

Luke 6:48

He is like a man building a house, who dug and went deep, and laid a foundation on the rock; but a great rain coming, the stream broke upon that house, and could not shake it, for it had been founded on the rock.

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Persecution

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Promises to the afflicted

Afflictions » Resignation in trials, examples of » Job

Afflictions » Instances of resignation in » Jesus, in gethsemane

John 18:11

Jesus therefore said to Peter, Put the sword into the sheath; the cup which the Father has given me, shall I not drink it?

Afflictions » Always less than deserved

Ezra 9:13

And after all that is come upon us for our evil deeds and for our great trespass, seeing that thou our God hast punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and hast given us such deliverance as this,

Psalm 103:10

He hath not dealt with us according to our sins, nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

Afflictions » Instances of resignation in » Against his house were foretold

1 Samuel 3:15-18

And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of Jehovah. And Samuel feared to declare the vision to Eli. And Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel, my son. And he said, Here am I. And he said, What is the word that he has spoken to thee? I pray thee, keep it not back from me: God do so to thee, and more also, if thou keep back anything from me of all the word that he spoke to thee. read more.
And Samuel told him all the words, and kept nothing back from him. And he said, It is Jehovah: let him do what is good in his sight.

Afflictions » Instances of resignation in » Paul and silas in prison

Acts 16:23-25

And having laid many stripes upon them they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely; who, having received such a charge, cast them into the inner prison, and secured their feet to the stocks. And at midnight Paul and Silas, in praying, were praising God with singing, and the prisoners listened to them.

Afflictions » Instances of resignation in » The shunammite woman

2 Kings 4:18-37

And the child grew, and it came to pass one day, that he went out to his father to the reapers. And he said to his father, My head, my head! And he said to the servant, Carry him to his mother. And he carried him, and brought him to his mother; and he sat on her knees till noon, and died. read more.
And she went up, and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the door upon him, and went out. And she called to her husband, and said, Send me, I pray thee, one of the young men, and one of the asses, and I will run to the man of God, and come again. And he said, Why wilt thou go to him to-day? It is neither new moon nor sabbath. And she said, It is well. Then she saddled the ass, and said to her servant, Drive and go forward; slack not the riding for me, except I bid thee. And she went and came to the man of God, to mount Carmel. And it came to pass when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant, Behold, there is the Shunammite: run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, Is it well with thee? is it well with thy husband? is it well with the child? And she said, It is well. And she came to the man of God to the mountain, and caught him by the feet; and Gehazi drew near to thrust her away; but the man of God said, Let her alone, for her soul is troubled within her, and Jehovah has hidden it from me, and has not told me. And she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? did I not say, Do not deceive me? And he said to Gehazi, Gird up thy loins, and take my staff in thy hand, and go thy way. If thou meet any man, salute him not, and if any salute thee, answer him not again; and lay my staff upon the face of the lad. And the mother of the lad said, As Jehovah liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee! And he rose up and followed her. And Gehazi passed on before them, and laid the staff upon the face of the lad; but there was neither voice, nor sign of attention. And he returned to meet him, and told him saying, The lad is not awaked. And when Elisha came into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed. And he went in and shut the door upon them both, and prayed to Jehovah. And he went up, and lay upon the child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands, and bent over him; and the flesh of the child grew warm. And he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and bent over him. And the lad sneezed seven times, and the lad opened his eyes. And he called Gehazi, and said, Call this Shunammite. And he called her; and she came to him. And he said, Take up thy son. And she came and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the ground; and she took up her son, and went out.

Afflictions » Instances of resignation in » Aaron, at the death of nadab and abihu

Leviticus 10:1-3

And the sons of Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, took each of them his censer, and put fire in it, and put incense on it, and presented strange fire before Jehovah, which he had not commanded them. And there went out fire from before Jehovah, and devoured them, and they died before Jehovah. And Moses said to Aaron, This is what Jehovah spoke, saying, I will be hallowed in them that come near me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron was silent.

Afflictions » Instances of resignation in » David, at the death of his child

2 Samuel 12:23

But now he is dead, why should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me.

Fasting » Afflictions

Psalm 35:13

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I chastened my soul with fasting, and my prayer returned into mine own bosom:

Daniel 6:18

Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting; neither were concubines brought before him; and his sleep fled from him.

Topics on Afflictions

Afflictions As Blessings In Disguise

18;5;17

Behold, happy is the man whom +God correcteth; therefore despise not the chastening of the Almighty.

Afflictions Of Ministers

26;24;18

And I spoke unto the people in the morning; and at even my wife died. And I did in the morning as I was commanded.

Afflictions Of The Wicked

2;14;4

And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he may pursue after them; and I will glorify myself in Pharaoh, and in all his host; and the Egyptians shall know that I am Jehovah. And they did so.

Afflictions Of The Wicked, Examples Of

2;9;14-15

For I will at this time send all my plagues to thy heart, and on thy bondmen, and on thy people; that thou mayest know that there is none like me in all the earth.

Afflictions Resulting In Good

1;50;20

Ye indeed meant evil against me: God meant it for good, in order that he might do as it is this day, to save a great people alive.

Afflictions, Consolation During

19;23;4

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.

Afflictions, In Christian Living

41;4;17

and they have no root in themselves, but are for a time: then, tribulation arising, or persecution on account of the word, immediately they are offended.

Afflictions, Prayer During

59;5;13

Does any one among you suffer evil? let him pray. Is any happy? let him sing psalms.

Afflictions, Purpose Of

23;63;9

In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the Angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bore them and carried them all the days of old.

Afflictions, Temporary

19;30;5

For a moment is passed in his anger, a life in his favour; at even weeping cometh for the night, and at morn there is rejoicing.

Beneficial Afflictions For Faith

1;22;1-2

And it came to pass after these things, that God tried Abraham, and said to him, Abraham! and he said, Here am I.

Beneficial Afflictions For Humility

5;8;3

And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with the manna, which thou hadst not known, and which thy fathers knew not; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread alone, but by everything that goeth out of the mouth of Jehovah doth man live.

God Appointed Afflictions

52;3;3

that no one might be moved by these afflictions. (For yourselves know that we are set for this;

How Sin Comes With Afflictions

10;12;14

Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of Jehovah to blaspheme, even the child that is born to thee shall certainly die.

Prolonged Afflictions

19;6;3

And my soul trembleth exceedingly: and thou, Jehovah, till how long?

Severe Afflictions

47;8;2

that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty has abounded to the riches of their free-hearted liberality.