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Theasaurus: Complaining

47 Bible Verses about Complaining

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Numbers 14:2

All the sons of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron; and the whole congregation said to them, "Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or would that we had died in this wilderness!

Exodus 16:2

The whole congregation of the sons of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness.

Numbers 11:1

Now the people became like those who complain of adversity in the hearing of the LORD; and when the LORD heard it, His anger was kindled, and the fire of the LORD burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp.

Numbers 16:11

"Therefore you and all your company are gathered together against the LORD; but as for Aaron, who is he that you grumble against him?"

Numbers 21:5

The people spoke against God and Moses, "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we loathe this miserable food."

Numbers 14:34

'According to the number of days which you spied out the land, forty days, for every day you shall bear your guilt a year, even forty years, and you will know My opposition.

James 5:9

Do not complain, brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing right at the door.

Numbers 11:4

The rabble who were among them had greedy desires; and also the sons of Israel wept again and said, "Who will give us meat to eat?

Exodus 16:7

and in the morning you will see the glory of the LORD, for He hears your grumblings against the LORD; and what are we, that you grumble against us?"

Exodus 16:8

Moses said, "This will happen when the LORD gives you meat to eat in the evening, and bread to the full in the morning; for the LORD hears your grumblings which you grumble against Him. And what are we? Your grumblings are not against us but against the LORD."

Numbers 14:27

"How long shall I bear with this evil congregation who are grumbling against Me? I have heard the complaints of the sons of Israel, which they are making against Me.

Exodus 16:3

The sons of Israel said to them, "Would that we had died by the LORD'S hand in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat, when we ate bread to the full; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger."

Isaiah 29:24

"Those who err in mind will know the truth, And those who criticize will accept instruction.

Proverbs 23:29

Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes?

Exodus 17:7

He named the place Massah and Meribah because of the quarrel of the sons of Israel, and because they tested the LORD, saying, "Is the LORD among us, or not?"

Numbers 14:29

your corpses will fall in this wilderness, even all your numbered men, according to your complete number from twenty years old and upward, who have grumbled against Me.

Job 21:4

"As for me, is my complaint to man? And why should I not be impatient?

Lamentations 3:39

Why should any living mortal, or any man, Offer complaint in view of his sins?

Numbers 11:5

"We remember the fish which we used to eat free in Egypt, the cucumbers and the melons and the leeks and the onions and the garlic,

Exodus 17:2

Therefore the people quarreled with Moses and said, "Give us water that we may drink " And Moses said to them, "Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the LORD?"

John 6:61

But Jesus, conscious that His disciples grumbled at this, said to them, "Does this cause you to stumble?

Job 7:13

"If I say, 'My bed will comfort me, My couch will ease my complaint,'

Job 9:27

"Though I say, 'I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my sad countenance and be cheerful,'

Job 10:1

"I loathe my own life; I will give full vent to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Job 33:13

"Why do you complain against Him That He does not give an account of all His doings?

Job 31:38

"If my land cries out against me, And its furrows weep together;

Deuteronomy 1:27

and you grumbled in your tents and said, 'Because the LORD hates us, He has brought us out of the land of Egypt to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites to destroy us.

Mark 9:38

John said to Him, "Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and we tried to prevent him because he was not following us."

Deuteronomy 1:34

"Then the LORD heard the sound of your words, and He was angry and took an oath, saying,

Psalm 55:2

Give heed to me and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and am surely distracted,

Luke 19:7

When they saw it, they all began to grumble, saying, "He has gone to be the guest of a man who is a sinner."

Job 23:1

Then Job replied,

Numbers 16:41

But on the next day all the congregation of the sons of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron, saying, "You are the ones who have caused the death of the LORD'S people."

Lamentations 3:38

Is it not from the mouth of the Most High That both good and ill go forth?

Exodus 17:3

But the people thirsted there for water; and they grumbled against Moses and said, "Why, now, have you brought us up from Egypt, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?"

Jude 1:16

These are grumblers, finding fault, following after their own lusts; they speak arrogantly, flattering people for the sake of gaining an advantage.

Psalm 106:25

But grumbled in their tents; They did not listen to the voice of the LORD.

From Thematic Bible


Complaining » What to do instead of complaining

Lamentations 3:39-40

Why should any living mortal, or any man, Offer complaint in view of his sins? Let us examine and probe our ways, And let us return to the LORD.

Complaining » The reward for complaining

Numbers 11:1

Now the people became like those who complain of adversity in the hearing of the LORD; and when the LORD heard it, His anger was kindled, and the fire of the LORD burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp.

Complaining » Who are complainers

Jude 1:7-16

just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire. Yet in the same way these men, also by dreaming, defile the flesh, and reject authority, and revile angelic majesties. But Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil and argued about the body of Moses, did not dare pronounce against him a railing judgment, but said, "The Lord rebuke you!" read more.
But these men revile the things which they do not understand; and the things which they know by instinct, like unreasoning animals, by these things they are destroyed. Woe to them! For they have gone the way of Cain, and for pay they have rushed headlong into the error of Balaam, and perished in the rebellion of Korah. These are the men who are hidden reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you without fear, caring for themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn trees without fruit, doubly dead, uprooted; wild waves of the sea, casting up their own shame like foam; wandering stars, for whom the black darkness has been reserved forever. It was also about these men that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, "Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones, to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him." These are grumblers, finding fault, following after their own lusts; they speak arrogantly, flattering people for the sake of gaining an advantage.

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