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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 was afflicted, so that I might learn your statutes.

Nahum 1:9

What do you plot against Yahweh? {He will completely destroy it}; trouble will not rise up a second time!

Job 36:15

He delivers [the] afflicted by his misery, and he opens their ears by the adversity.

Psalm 90:15

Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, [for as many] years [as] we have seen calamity.

Psalm 31:7

I will exult and rejoice in your loyal love. Because you have seen my misery, you know the distresses of my life.

Psalm 22:24

because he has not despised nor abhorred [the] affliction of [the] afflicted, and has not hid his face from him; but he listened to him when he cried for help.

Psalm 132:1

O Yahweh, remember with regard to David all his affliction.

Revelation 2:9

'I know your affliction and poverty (but you are rich), and the slander of those {who call themselves Jews} and are not, but [are] a synagogue of Satan.

1 Thessalonians 3:3

[so that] no one would be shaken by these afflictions. For [you] yourselves know that we are appointed for this,

Exodus 3:7

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.

2 Corinthians 1:8

For we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, concerning our affliction that happened in the [province of] Asia, that we were burdened to an extraordinary degree, beyond [our] strength, so that we were in despair even of living.

Acts 7:10

and rescued him from all his afflictions and granted him favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt. And he appointed him ruler over Egypt and all his household.

Psalm 25:18

Consider my affliction and trouble, and forgive all my sins.

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Afflictions » The afflicted

Exodus 22:22-23

" 'You will not afflict any widow or orphan. If you indeed afflict him, yes, if he cries out at all to me, I will certainly hear his cry of distress.

2 Samuel 22:21-28

Yahweh rewarded me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands he recompensed me. For I have kept the ways of Yahweh; I have not acted wickedly against my God. For all of his ordinances [were] before me, and I did not turn aside from his statutes. read more.
I was blameless before him, and I kept myself from my iniquity. Yahweh has recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to my cleanness before his eyes. With the loyal, you act as loyal, and with the blameless, you show yourself blameless. With the pure, you show yourself pure, but with the crooked, you appear as a fool. Humble people you will deliver, but your eyes [are] on the haughty, [whom] you bring down.

Job 34:23-28

Indeed, he has not yet appointed [a time] for man to go to God in the judgment. He shatters the mighty without investigation, and he sets others in their place. Therefore he knows their works, and he overturns [them] [in the] night {so that} they are crushed. read more.
He strikes them {where the wicked stood}, {where there are onlookers}, because they have turned aside from him and have not understood any of his ways, 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,

Proverbs 15:15

All the days of the poor [are] hard, but goodness of heart [is] a continuous feast.

More verses: Proverbs 22:22-23

Afflictions » The lord not afflicting

Job 37:23

[As for] Shaddai, we cannot attain him; [he is] exalted [in] power, and he does not oppress justice and abundant righteousness.

Lamentations 3:31-39

For the Lord will not reject forever. For even though he causes grief he has compassion according to the greatness of his royal love. He does not {afflict willingly}, or grieve {anyone}. read more.
To crush under his feet all [the] prisoners of [the] earth; {to deprive one of justice} before the face of the Most High; to subvert a person in a legal dispute --the Lord has not found delight [in these things]. {Who can speak} and it will happen [if] the Lord has not commanded [it]? [Is] it not from the mouth of the Most High [that] disaster and good will come? Why should any living person complain about his sin?

Afflictions » Christians being afflicted

Matthew 10:16-18

"Behold, I am sending you out like sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. But beware of people, because they will hand you over to councils, and they will flog you in their synagogues. And you will be brought before both governors and kings because of me, for a witness to them and to the Gentiles.

Matthew 24:8-13

But all these [things] [are] the beginning of birth pains. "Then they will hand you over to persecution and will kill you, and you will be hated by all the nations because of my name. And then many will be led into sin and will betray one another and will hate one another, read more.
and many false prophets will appear and will deceive many, and because lawlessness will increase, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end--this person will be saved.

Afflictions » What comes out of affliction

2 Corinthians 4:17-18

For our momentary light affliction is producing in us an eternal weight of glory {beyond all measure and proportion}, [because] we are not looking at what is seen, but what is not seen. For what is seen [is] temporary, but what is not seen [is] eternal.

Afflictions » What affliction is for

2 Corinthians 1:6

But if we are afflicted, [it is] for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, [it is] for your comfort that is at work in the patient endurance of the same sufferings that we also suffer.

Afflictions » The servant of the lord being afflicted

Isaiah 53:1-12

Who has believed our message, and to whom has the arm of Yahweh been revealed? For he went up like shoot before him, and like root from dry ground. He had no form and no majesty that we should see him, and no appearance that we should take pleasure in him. [He was] despised and rejected [by] men, a man of suffering, and acquainted with sickness, and like {one from whom others hide their faces}, [he was] despised, and we did not hold him in high regard. read more.
However, he was the one who lifted up our sicknesses, and he carried our pain, yet we ourselves assumed him stricken, struck down [by] God and afflicted. But he [was] pierced because of our transgressions, crushed because of our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace [was] upon him, and by his wounds {we were healed}. All of us have wandered about like sheep; we each have turned to his own way; and Yahweh let fall on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was brought like lamb to [the] slaughter, and like a sheep is dumb before its shearers, so he did not open his mouth. He was taken by restraint of justice, and who concerned himself with his generation? For he was cut off from the land of [the] living; he [received a] blow because of the transgression of my people. He made his grave with [the] wicked, and with [the] rich in his death, although he had done no violence, and [there was] no deceit in his mouth. Yet Yahweh was pleased to crush him; he {made him sick}. If she places his life a guilt offering, he will see offspring. He will prolong days, and the will of Yahweh will succeed in his hand. From the trouble of his life he will see; he will be satisfied. In his knowledge, [the] righteous [one], my servant, shall declare many righteous, and he is the one who will bear their iniquities. Therefore, I will divide to him [a portion] among the many, and with [the] strong ones he will divide bounty, {because} he poured his life out to death and was counted with [the] transgressors; and he was the one who bore the sin of many and will intercede for the transgressors.

Afflictions » Enduring afflictions

Afflictions » Who is afflicted

Afflictions » The afflictions of the righteous

Afflictions » Blessings in disguise

Job 34:31

"Indeed, does anyone say to God, 'I have endured [chastisement]; I will not act corruptly [again];

Afflictions » Often blessings in disguise

Job 34:31

"Indeed, does anyone say to God, 'I have endured [chastisement]; I will not act corruptly [again];

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

Proverbs 3:11-12

Do not despise the discipline of Yahweh, my child. Do not be weary of his reproof because whomever Yahweh will love, he will rebuke, as a father delights in his son.

Hebrews 12:5

And have you completely forgotten the exhortation which instructs you as sons? "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, or give up [when you] are corrected by him.

1 Corinthians 11:32

But [if we] are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined, in order that we will not be condemned with the world.

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

2 Corinthians 1:10

who delivered us from so great [a risk] of death, and will deliver [us], in whom we have put our hope that he will also deliver [us] again,

Job 5:19

{From} six troubles he will deliver you, and in seven evil shall not touch you.

Psalm 91:3

For he will deliver you from [the] snare of [the] fowler, from [the] plague of destruction.

Isaiah 46:4

Even to [your] old age I [am] he; even to [your] advanced age I myself will support [you]. I myself have made [you], and I myself will carry [you], and I myself will support [you], and I will save [you].

Afflictions » Life tested by the lord » Sometimes prolonged

Psalm 6:3

My soul is also very terrified. But you, O Yahweh, how long?

Psalm 35:17

My Lord, how long will you watch? Restore my life from their ravages, my only [life] from [the] young lions.

Psalm 80:4

O Yahweh God [of] hosts, {how long will you be angry} against the prayer of your people?

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » Impenitence in, examples of

2 Kings 17:14

But they did not listen and they stiffened their necks, like the necks of their ancestors who did not believe in Yahweh their God.

2 Chronicles 28:22

And in the time of his distress, King Ahaz continued to act unfaithfully against Yahweh.

2 Chronicles 33:23

And he did not humble himself before Yahweh, as Manasseh his father humbled himself, but Amon himself multiplied [his] guilt.

Nehemiah 9:29

You warned them so that they would return to your law. Yet they acted arrogantly and did not listen to your commandments but sinned against your judgments that a person must do so that they may live. They turned a stubborn shoulder and stiffened their neck and would not listen.

Jeremiah 6:15

Have they acted ashamed, for they have committed a detestable thing? Not at all, nor were they ashamed; they did not know to feel humiliated. {Therefore} they will fall among [those who] fall at the time I punish them, they will stumble," says Yahweh.

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Refining influence of

Zechariah 13:9

And I will bring the [remaining] third into the fire, and I will refine them like [one] refines silver, and I will test them like [one] tests gold. They will call my name, and I will answer them. I will say, 'They are my people,' and they will say, 'Yahweh [is] my God.'"

Isaiah 1:25

And I will turn my hand against you; I will purify your dross like lye, and I will remove all [of] your tin.

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

2 Corinthians 12:7

even because of the extraordinary degree of the revelations. Therefore, so that I would not exalt myself, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan, in order that it would torment me so that I would not exalt myself.

Ezekiel 24:18

And I spoke to the people in the morning, and my wife died in the evening, and I did in the morning {just as} I was commanded.

2 Corinthians 11:23

Are they servants of Christ?--I am speaking as though I were beside myself--I [am] more so, with far greater labors, with far more imprisonments, with beatings to a much greater degree, in [danger of] death many times.

More verses: 1 Thessalonians 3:3

Afflictions » Of ministers and prophets

2 Corinthians 12:7

even because of the extraordinary degree of the revelations. Therefore, so that I would not exalt myself, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan, in order that it would torment me so that I would not exalt myself.

Ezekiel 24:18

And I spoke to the people in the morning, and my wife died in the evening, and I did in the morning {just as} I was commanded.

2 Corinthians 11:23

Are they servants of Christ?--I am speaking as though I were beside myself--I [am] more so, with far greater labors, with far more imprisonments, with beatings to a much greater degree, in [danger of] death many times.

More verses: 1 Thessalonians 3:3

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » From God

Ruth 1:20

And she said to them, "You should not call me Naomi; call me Mara, for Shaddai has {caused me to be very bitter}.

Job 6:4

for the arrows of Shaddai [are] in me; my spirit drinks their poison; the terrors of God are arrayed against me.

Job 16:12

"I was at ease, then he broke me in two, and he seized [me] by my neck; then he shattered me and set me up as a target for him.

Psalm 66:11

You brought us into the net; you placed a {heavy burden} on our backs.

Afflictions » From God

Ruth 1:20

And she said to them, "You should not call me Naomi; call me Mara, for Shaddai has {caused me to be very bitter}.

Job 6:4

for the arrows of Shaddai [are] in me; my spirit drinks their poison; the terrors of God are arrayed against me.

Job 16:12

"I was at ease, then he broke me in two, and he seized [me] by my neck; then he shattered me and set me up as a target for him.

Psalm 66:11

You brought us into the net; you placed a {heavy burden} on our backs.

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

Hebrews 12:5

And have you completely forgotten the exhortation which instructs you as sons? "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, or give up [when you] are corrected by him.

Ephesians 3:13

Therefore I ask [you] not to be discouraged at my afflictions on behalf of you, which are your glory.

More verses: Revelation 2:3

Afflictions » General references to

Isaiah 63:9

In all their distress, {there was no distress}, and the messenger of his {presence} saved them, in his love and compassion he himself redeemed them, and he lifted them up, and he supported them all [the] days of old.

Exodus 3:7

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.

Afflictions » Tempered with mercy

Psalm 78:38

But he [was] compassionate; he pardoned [their] guilt and did not destroy [them]. And many [times] he turned back his anger and did not stir up all his wrath,

Psalm 106:43-46

Many times he delivered them, but they rebelled in their counsel, and were brought low by their iniquity. Yet he looked upon their distress when he heard their cry. And he remembered his covenant with them, and relented based on the abundance of his loyal love. read more.
And he {let them find compassion} before all their captors.

Isaiah 30:18-21

Therefore Yahweh waits to be gracious [to] you, and therefore he will rise up to show you mercy, for Yahweh [is] a God of justice; blessed [are] all those who wait for him. For people will live in Zion; in Jerusalem, you will surely not weep. Surely he will be gracious to you; when he hears the sound of your cry, he will answer you. And the Lord will give you [the] bread [of] distress and [the] water [of] oppression, but your teachers will not hide themselves any longer. And your eyes {shall see} your teachers. read more.
And your ears shall hear a word from behind you, saying, "this [is] the way; walk in it," when you go to your right and when you go to your left.

Lamentations 3:32

For even though he causes grief he has compassion according to the greatness of his royal love.

Micah 7:7-9

But [as for] me, I will look to Yahweh; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me. You should not rejoice over me, O my enemy! When I fall I will stand up; when I sit in darkness Yahweh [will be] a light for me. I will bear the rage of Yahweh, for I have sinned against him, until he pleads my cause and executes my justice. He will bring me out to the light; I will see his righteousness.

More verses: Nahum 1:12

Afflictions » Exhibit the love and faithfulness of God

Psalm 119:75

I know, O Yahweh, that your judgments [are] right, and [that] in faithfulness you afflicted me.

1 Corinthians 11:32

But [if we] are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined, in order that we will not be condemned with the world.

Hebrews 12:6-7

For the Lord disciplines the one whom he loves, and punishes every son whom he accepts." Endure [it] for discipline. God is dealing with you as sons. For what son [is there] whom a father does not discipline?

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

Psalm 124:4

Then the waters would have flooded over us, [the] torrent would have passed over our soul.

Isaiah 30:20

And the Lord will give you [the] bread [of] distress and [the] water [of] oppression, but your teachers will not hide themselves any longer. And your eyes {shall see} your teachers.

More verses: Jonah 2:5

Afflictions » Often severe

Job 16:7-16

"Surely now he has worn me out; you have devastated all my company. Thus you shriveled me up; it became a witness. And my leanness has risen up against me; it testifies to my face. His wrath has torn, and he has been hostile toward me; he gnashed at me with his teeth. My foe sharpens his eyes against me. read more.
They gaped at me with their mouth; they struck my cheeks with disgrace; they have massed themselves together against me. God delivers me to an evil one, and he casts me into the hands of [the] wicked. "I was at ease, then he broke me in two, and he seized [me] by my neck; then he shattered me and set me up as a target for him. His archers surround me; he slashes open my kidneys, and he does not have compassion; he pours out my gall on the ground. He breached me {breach upon breach}; he rushes at me like a warrior. "I have sewed sackcloth on my skin, and I have inserted {my pride} in the dust. My face is red because of weeping, and deep shadows [are] on my eyelids,

Psalm 66:12

You let men ride over our heads. We went through fire and through water, but you have brought us out to the place of abundance.

Jonah 2:3

And you threw me [into the] deep, into the heart of [the] seas, and [the] sea currents surrounded me; all your breakers and your surging waves passed over me.

Afflictions » Sin visited with

2 Samuel 12:14

But because you have {utterly scorned} Yahweh in this matter, the son born for you {will certainly die}."

Psalm 89:30-32

If his sons forsake my law and do not walk in my judgments, if they defile my statutes and do not keep my commandments, then I will punish their transgression with rod, and their guilt with wounds.

Isaiah 57:17

I was angry because of his sin of gain, and I struck him; I hid and I was angry, but he walked apostate, in the ways of his heart.

Acts 13:10-11

[and] said, "O [you who are] full of all deceit and of all unscrupulousness, [you] son of the devil, [you] enemy of all righteousness! Will you not stop making crooked the straight paths of the Lord! And now behold, the hand of the Lord [is] against you, and you will be blind, not seeing the sun {for a while}. And immediately mist and darkness fell over him, and he was going around looking for [people] to lead [him] by the hand.

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Divine care in sickness

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » David

Psalm 42:6

O my God, within me my soul is {in despair}; therefore I remember you from the land of Jordan and the heights of Hermon, from the mountain of Mizar.

Psalm 69:2

I sink in [the] mud of the deep, and there is no foothold. I have come to watery depths, and [the] torrent floods over me.

Psalm 73:16

When I thought about [how] to understand this, it [was] troubling in my eyes

Afflictions » Resignation in trials, examples of » David

2 Kings 20:19

Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, "The word of Yahweh which you have spoken [is] good," and he thought, "Is it not that peace and security shall be in my days?"

2 Samuel 12:23

But now he [is] dead. Why [should I be] fasting? [Am] I able to return him again? I [am] going to him, but he cannot return to me."

2 Samuel 15:26

But if he says, 'I take no pleasure in you,' then {I am ready}. Let him do to me that which [is] good in his eyes.

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 do not know the one who sent me.

2 Timothy 3:11-12

persecutions, [and] sufferings that happened to me in Antioch, in Iconium, [and] in Lystra, what sort of persecutions I endured, and the Lord delivered me from all [of them]. And indeed, all those who want to live in a godly manner in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Famine

Habakkuk 3:17-18

Though the fig tree [does] not blossom, nor there be fruit on the vines; the yield of [the] olive tree fails, and the cultivated fields do not yield food; [the] flock is cut off from the animal pen, and there is no cattle in the stalls, Yet I will rejoice in Yahweh; I will exult in the God of my salvation.

Afflictions » Of saints, are but temporary

Isaiah 54:7-8

I abandoned you {for a short} moment, but I will gather you with great compassion. I hid my face from you [for] a moment, in the flowing of anger, but I will have compassion on you with everlasting faithfulness" says your redeemer, Yahweh.

Afflictions » God regulates the measure of

Psalm 80:5

You have fed them [the] bread of tears; you have given them tears to drink in full measure.

Isaiah 9:1

{But there will be no gloom for those who were in distress}. In former times he treated [the] land of Zebulun and Naphtali with contempt, but in the future he will honor the way of the sea beyond the Jordan, Galilee [of] the nations.

Jeremiah 46:28

You must not be afraid, my servant Jacob," {declares} Yahweh, "for I [am] with you. For I will make a complete destruction in all the nations where I scattered you, but you I will not make a complete destruction, though I will chastise you to the measure, and I will certainly not leave you unpunished."

Afflictions » God dispenses, as he will

Job 11:10

"If he passes through and imprisons someone {and summons the assembly}, then who can hinder him?

Isaiah 10:15

Does the ax boast against the one who cuts with it, or the saw magnify itself against [the] one who moves it to and fro? {As if a rod should move the one who lifts it}! {As if a staff should lift up that which is not wood}!

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Poverty

Afflictions » Sin produces

Job 20:11

His bones were full of his vigor, but it will lie down with him on [the] dust.

Proverbs 1:31

They shall eat from the fruit of their way, and they shall be sated from their own schemes,

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

Afflictions » God appoints

2 Kings 6:33

While he [was] still speaking with them, suddenly the messenger [was] coming down to him, and he said, "Look this trouble [is] from Yahweh. Why should I wait for Yahweh any longer?"

Job 5:6

Indeed, mischief does not come from the dust, and trouble does not sprout from the earth.

Afflictions » Life tested by the lord » The final test

1 Corinthians 3:13

the work of each one will become evident. For the day will reveal [it], because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the work of each one, of what sort it is.

Afflictions » Frequently terminate in good

Exodus 1:11-12

And they appointed commanders of forced labor over them in order to oppress them with their {forced labor}, and they built storage cities for Pharaoh--Pithom and Rameses. And as he oppressed them, so they became many, and so they spread out, and [the Egyptians] were afraid because of the presence of the {Israelites}.

Afflictions » Life tested by the lord » The refining process

Zechariah 13:9

And I will bring the [remaining] third into the fire, and I will refine them like [one] refines silver, and I will test them like [one] tests gold. They will call my name, and I will answer them. I will say, 'They are my people,' and they will say, 'Yahweh [is] my God.'"

Malachi 3:3

He will sit [as] a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the children of Levi, and he will refine them like gold and like silver, and they will present to Yahweh offerings in righteousness.

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » Jeremiah

Jeremiah 15:10

Woe to me, my mother, that you gave birth to me, a man of contention and quarreling {to the whole land}. I have not lent out and {I have not borrowed}. All of them [are] cursing me.

Micah 7:1

Woe is me! For I have become like the gatherings of summer, like the gleanings of the grape harvest, [when] there is no cluster of grapes to eat [or] early ripened fruit [that] my soul desires.

Afflictions » Always less than we deserve

Ezra 9:13

After all that has come upon us for our evil practices and for our great guilt--you, our God, have held back less than our guilt [deserved] and you have given us a remainder such as this.

Psalm 103:10

He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor repaid us according to our iniquities.

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Imprisonment

Acts 16:23

And [after they] had inflicted many blows on them, they threw [them] into prison, giving orders to the jailer to guard them securely.

Afflictions » Resignation in trials, examples of » Christ

John 18:11

So Jesus said to Peter, "Put the sword into [its] sheath! The cup that the Father has given me--shall I not drink it?"

Afflictions » Saints are to expect

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » Job

Job 10:1

"My inner self loathes my life; {I want to give vent to my complaint}; I want to speak out of [the] bitterness of my inner self.

Psalm 31:10

For my life is at an end with sorrow, and my years with sighing. My strength stumbles because of my iniquity, and my bones waste away.

Afflictions » Saints have joy under

Afflictions » Saints appointed to

1 Thessalonians 3:3

[so that] no one would be shaken by these afflictions. For [you] yourselves know that we are appointed for this,

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 dressed [in] the white robes--who are [they], and from where have they come?" And I said to him, "My lord, you know." And he said to me, "These are the ones who have come out of the great tribulation, and have washed their robes and 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

He does not {afflict willingly}, or grieve {anyone}.

Afflictions » Man is born to

Job 5:6

Indeed, mischief does not come from the dust, and trouble does not sprout from the earth.

Afflictions » God determines the continuance of

Genesis 15:13-14

And he said to Abram, "{You must surely know} that your descendants shall be [as] aliens in a land {not their own}. And they shall serve them and they shall oppress them four hundred years. And also the nation that they serve I will judge. Then afterward they shall go out with great possessions.

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Fiery trials

1 Peter 4:12-13

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, [when it] takes place to test you, as [if] [something] strange were happening to you. But to the degree that you share in the sufferings of Christ, rejoice, so that also at the revelation of his glory you may rejoice [and] be glad.

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Final deliverance from sorrow and pain

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Fellowship in Christ's sufferings

1 Peter 4:12-13

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, [when it] takes place to test you, as [if] [something] strange were happening to you. But to the degree that you share in the sufferings of Christ, rejoice, so that also at the revelation of his glory you may rejoice [and] be glad.

Afflictions » Consequent upon the fall

Genesis 3:16-19

To the woman he said, "I will greatly increase {your pain in childbearing}; in pain you shall bear children. And to your husband [shall be] your desire. And he shall rule over you." And to Adam he said, "Because you listened to the voice of your wife and you ate from the tree {from which I forbade you to eat}, the ground [shall be] cursed on your account. In pain you shall eat [from] it all the days of your life. And thorns and thistles shall sprout for you, and you shall eat the plants of the field. read more.
By the sweat of your brow you shall eat bread, until your return to the ground. For from it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return."

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Deliverance

Psalm 34:19-20

Many [are the] distresses of [the] righteous, but Yahweh delivers him out of them all. [He] protects all his bones; not one of them is broken.

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

1 Samuel 3:18

So Samuel told him all the words and did not conceal [anything] from him. And he said, "He [is] Yahweh, he will do {what is} good in his {sight}."

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » moses

Numbers 11:15

If this is how you [are] going to treat me, please kill me immediately if I find favor in your eyes, and do not let me see my misery."

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

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » Elijah

1 Kings 19:4

Then he went into the wilderness one day's journey, and he went and sat under a certain broom tree. Then {he asked Yahweh that he might die}, and he said, "It is enough now, Yahweh; take my life, for I am no better than my ancestors."

Afflictions » Promises concerning » Comfort of God's presence

Afflictions » Promises concerning » An eternal home

John 14:1-2

"Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house there are many dwelling places; but if not, I would have told you, because I am going away to prepare a place for you.

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

Psalm 17:3

You have tried my heart; you have examined [me] by night; you have tested me; you found nothing. I have decided [that] my mouth will not transgress.

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » The disciples

Luke 24:17

And he said to them, "What [are] these matters that you are discussing with one another [as you] are walking along?" And they stood still, looking sad.

Afflictions » Moments of Discouragement » Joshua

Joshua 7:7

And Joshua said, "Ah, my Lord! Why did you bring this people across the Jordan to give us into the hand of the Amorites to destroy us? If only we had been content and stayed beyond the Jordan.

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

Acts 21:14

And [because] he would not be persuaded, we remained 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 down deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And [when] a flood came, the river burst against that house and was not able to shake it, because it had been built well.

Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Persecution

Acts 5:41

So they went out from the presence of the Sanhedrin rejoicing, because they had been considered worthy to be dishonored for the sake of the name.

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

So Jesus said to Peter, "Put the sword into [its] sheath! The cup that the Father has given me--shall I not drink it?"

Afflictions » Always less than deserved

Ezra 9:13

After all that has come upon us for our evil practices and for our great guilt--you, our God, have held back less than our guilt [deserved] and you have given us a remainder such as this.

Psalm 103:10

He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor repaid us according to our iniquities.

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

1 Samuel 3:15-18

So Samuel lay down until morning; then he opened the doors of the house of Yahweh, but Samuel was afraid of telling the vision to Eli. Then Eli called Samuel and said, "Samuel, my son!" And he said, "Here I am." And he said, "What [is] the message that he spoke to you? Please do not conceal [it] from me. May God {punish you severely} if you conceal anything from me of all the words that he told you." read more.
So Samuel told him all the words and did not conceal [anything] from him. And he said, "He [is] Yahweh, he will do {what is} good in his {sight}."

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

Acts 16:23-25

And [after they] had inflicted many blows on them, they threw [them] into prison, giving orders to the jailer to guard them securely. Having received such an order, {he} put them in the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks. Now about midnight, Paul and Silas were praying [and] singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.

Afflictions » Instances of resignation in » The shunammite woman

2 Kings 4:18-37

The child grew older, and it happened one day that he went out to his father [and] to the reapers. Then he said to his father, "My head, my head!" So he said to the servant, "Carry him to his mother." So they carried him and brought him to his mother; he sat on her lap until noon and then died. read more.
She went up, laid him on the bed of the man of God, closed [the door], and went out behind it. She called to her husband and said, "Please send one of the servants and one of the female donkeys for me, so that I can go quickly up to the man of God and return." And he said, "Why are you going to him today? [It is] neither the new moon nor the Sabbath!" And she said, "Peace." She saddled the female donkey, and she said to her servant, "Drive along and go; you must not hold me back from riding, unless I tell you." So she went and came to the man of God by Mount Carmel. It happened when the man of God saw her {at a distance}, he said to Gehazi his servant, "There is this Shunammite. Now, please run to meet her and ask her, 'Is it peace for you? Is it peace for your husband? Is it peace for the boy?'" She said, "Peace." So she came to the man of God at the mountain, and she caught hold of his feet. Then Gehazi came near to push her away, but the man of God said, "Let her alone, for her soul is bitter, and Yahweh has hidden it from me and has not told me." Then she said, "Did I ask for a son from my lord? Did I not say that you must not mislead me?" Then he said to Gehazi, "Gird up your loins and take my staff in your hand and go. If you meet anyone, you must not greet them; if anyone greets you, you must not answer them. You must put my staff on the face of the boy." Then the mother of the boy said, "{As Yahweh lives} and {as your soul lives}, I will surely not leave you." So he got up and went after her. Gehazi crossed over before them, and he put the staff on the face of the boy; but there was no sound, and there was no sign of life, so he returned to meet him. He told him, saying, "The boy did not wake up." When Elisha came to the house, here [was] the boy dead, lying on his bed. He went and closed the door behind the two of them and prayed to Yahweh. Then he went up and lay upon the child and put his mouth on his mouth, his eyes on his eyes, and his palms on his palms. As he bent down over him, the flesh of the boy became warm. He returned and went {to and fro} in the house one time, then he went up and bent over him. Then the boy sneezed seven times and opened his eyes. [Elisha] called to Gehazi and said, "Call this Shunammite." So he called her and she came to him; then he said, "Pick up your son." She came and fell at his feet and bowed down to the ground; then she picked up her son and went out.

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

Leviticus 10:1-3

And Aaron's sons Nadab and Abihu each took his censer, and they put fire in them and placed incense on it; then they presented {before} Yahweh illegitimate fire, which he had not commanded them. So fire went out {from before} Yahweh, and it consumed them so that they died {before} Yahweh. Therefore Moses said to Aaron, "This [is] what Yahweh spoke, saying, 'Among those who are close to me I will show myself holy, and {in the presence of} all the people I will display my glory.'" So 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 be] fasting? [Am] I able to return him again? I [am] going to him, but he cannot return to me."

Fasting » Afflictions

Psalm 35:13

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing [was] sackcloth. I weakened my soul with fasting, and my prayer {returned to me unanswered}.

Daniel 6:18

Then the king went to his palace and spent the night in fasting, and no food was brought in before him and his sleep fled from him.

Topics on Afflictions

Afflictions As Blessings In Disguise

18;5;17

"Look, happy [is the] human being whom God reproves; and you must not despise the discipline of Shaddai,

Afflictions Of Ministers

26;24;18

And I spoke to the people in the morning, and my wife died in the evening, and I did in the morning {just as} I was commanded.

Afflictions Of The Wicked

2;14;4

And I will harden the heart of Pharaoh, and he will chase after them, and I will be glorified through Pharaoh and through all his army, and [the] Egyptians will know that I [am] Yahweh." And they did so.

Afflictions Of The Wicked, Examples Of

2;9;14-15

For at this time I [am] sending all of my plagues {to you personally} and among your servants and among your people so that you will know that there is no one like me in all the earth.

Afflictions Resulting In Good

1;50;20

As for you, you planned evil against me, [but] God planned it for good, in order to do this--to keep many people alive--as [it is] today.

Afflictions, Consolation During

19;23;4

Even when I walk in a dark valley, I fear no evil because you [are] with me. Your rod and your staff, they comfort me

Afflictions, In Christian Living

41;4;17

And they have no root in themselves, but are temporary. Then [when] affliction or persecution comes because of the word, immediately they fall away.

Afflictions, Prayer During

59;5;13

Is anyone among you suffering misfortune? He should pray. Is anyone cheerful? He should sing praise.

Afflictions, Purpose Of

23;63;9

In all their distress, {there was no distress}, and the messenger of his {presence} saved them, in his love and compassion he himself redeemed them, and he lifted them up, and he supported them all [the] days of old.

Afflictions, Temporary

19;30;5

For [there is] a moment in his anger; [there is] a lifetime in his favor. Weeping lodges for the evening, but in the morning [comes] rejoicing.

Beneficial Afflictions For Faith

1;22;1-2

And it happened [that] after these things, God tested Abraham. And he said to him, "Abraham!" And he said, "Here I [am]."

Beneficial Afflictions For Humility

5;8;3

And he humbled you and let you go hungry, and [then] he fed you with that which you did not know nor did your ancestors know, in order to make you know that not by bread alone but by all [that] goes out of the mouth of Yahweh humankind shall live.

God Appointed Afflictions

52;3;3

[so that] no one would be shaken by these afflictions. For [you] yourselves know that we are appointed for this,

How Sin Comes With Afflictions

10;12;14

But because you have {utterly scorned} Yahweh in this matter, the son born for you {will certainly die}."

Prolonged Afflictions

19;6;3

My soul is also very terrified. But you, O Yahweh, how long?

Severe Afflictions

47;8;2

that with a great ordeal of affliction, the abundance of their joy and the extreme depth of their poverty have overflowed to the wealth of their generosity.