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47 Bible Verses about Complaining

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Numbers 14:2

All the Israelites complained about Moses and Aaron, and the whole community told them, “If only we had died in the land of Egypt, or if only we had died in this wilderness!

Exodus 16:2

The entire Israelite community grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness.

Numbers 11:1

Now the people began complaining openly before the Lord about hardship. When the Lord heard, His anger burned, and fire from the Lord blazed among them and consumed the outskirts of the camp.

Numbers 16:11

Therefore, it is you and all your followers who have conspired against the Lord! As for Aaron, who is he that you should complain about him?”

Numbers 21:5

The people spoke against God and Moses: “Why have you led us up from Egypt to die in the wilderness? There is no bread or water, and we detest this wretched food!”

Numbers 14:34

You will bear the consequences of your sins 40 years based on the number of the 40 days that you scouted the land, a year for each day. You will know My displeasure.

Numbers 11:4

Contemptible people among them had a strong craving for other food. The Israelites cried again and said, “Who will feed us meat?

Exodus 16:7

in the morning you will see the Lord’s glory because He has heard your complaints about Him. For who are we that you complain about us?”

Exodus 16:8

Moses continued, “The Lord will give you meat to eat this evening and more than enough bread in the morning, for He has heard the complaints that you are raising against Him. Who are we? Your complaints are not against us but against the Lord.”

Numbers 14:27

“How long must I endure this evil community that keeps complaining about Me? I have heard the Israelites’ complaints that they make against Me.

Exodus 16:3

The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the Lord’s hand in the land of Egypt, when we sat by pots of meat and ate all the bread we wanted. Instead, you brought us into this wilderness to make this whole assembly die of hunger!”

Isaiah 29:24

Those who are confused will gain understanding,
and those who grumble will accept instruction.

Proverbs 23:29

Who has woe? Who has sorrow?
Who has conflicts? Who has complaints?
Who has wounds for no reason?
Who has red eyes?

Exodus 17:7

He named the place Massah and Meribah because the Israelites complained, and because they tested the Lord, saying, “Is the Lord among us or not?”

Numbers 14:29

Your corpses will fall in this wilderness—all of you who were registered in the census, the entire number of you 20 years old or more—because you have complained about Me.

Job 21:4

As for me, is my complaint against a man?
Then why shouldn’t I be impatient?

Lamentations 3:39

Why should any living person complain,
any man, because of the punishment for his sins?

Numbers 11:5

We remember the free fish we ate in Egypt, along with the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic.

Exodus 17:2

So the people complained to Moses, “Give us water to drink.”“Why are you complaining to me?” Moses replied to them. “Why are you testing the Lord?”

John 6:61

Jesus, knowing in Himself that His disciples were complaining about this, asked them, “Does this offend you?

Job 7:13

When I say: My bed will comfort me,
and my couch will ease my complaint,

Job 9:27

If I said, “I will forget my complaint,
change my expression, and smile,”

Job 33:13

Why do you take Him to court
for not answering anything a person asks?

Job 31:38

If my land cries out against me
and its furrows join in weeping,

Deuteronomy 1:27

You grumbled in your tents and said, ‘The Lord brought us out of the land of Egypt to deliver us into the hands of the Amorites so they would destroy us, because He hated us.

Mark 9:38

John said to Him, “Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in Your name, and we tried to stop him because he wasn’t following us.”

Deuteronomy 1:34

“When the Lord heard your words, He grew angry and swore an oath:

Psalm 55:2

Pay attention to me and answer me.
I am restless and in turmoil with my complaint,

Job 23:1

Then Job answered:

Numbers 16:41

The next day the entire Israelite community complained about Moses and Aaron, saying, “You have killed the Lord’s people!”

Exodus 17:3

But the people thirsted there for water, and grumbled against Moses. They said, “Why did you ever bring us out of Egypt to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?”

Jude 1:16

These people are discontented grumblers, walking according to their desires; their mouths utter arrogant words, flattering people for their own advantage.

Psalm 106:25

They grumbled in their tents
and did not listen to the Lord’s voice.

From Thematic Bible


Complaining » What to do instead of complaining

Lamentations 3:39-40

Why should [any] living person complain, [any] man, because of the punishment for his sins? Let us search out and examine our ways, and turn back to the Lord.

Complaining » The reward for complaining

Numbers 11:1

Now the people began complaining openly before the Lord about hardship. When the Lord heard, His anger burned, and fire from the Lord blazed among them and consumed the outskirts of the camp.

Complaining » Who are complainers

Jude 1:7-16

In the same way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them committed sexual immorality and practiced perversions, just as they did, and serve as an example by undergoing the punishment of eternal fire. Nevertheless, these dreamers likewise defile their flesh, despise authority, and blaspheme glorious beings. Yet Michael the archangel, when he was disputing with the Devil in a debate about Moses' body, did not dare bring an abusive condemnation against him, but said, "The Lord rebuke you!" read more.
But these people blaspheme anything they don't understand, and what they know by instinct, like unreasoning animals-they destroy themselves with these things. Woe to them! For they have traveled in the way of Cain, have abandoned themselves to the error of Balaam for profit, and have perished in Korah's rebellion. These are the ones who are like dangerous reefs at your love feasts. They feast with you, nurturing only themselves without fear. They are waterless clouds carried along by winds; trees in late autumn-fruitless, twice dead, pulled out by the roots; wild waves of the sea, foaming up their shameful deeds; wandering stars for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever! And Enoch, in the seventh [generation] from Adam, prophesied about them: Look! The Lord comes with thousands of His holy ones to execute judgment on all, and to convict them of all their ungodly deeds that they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things ungodly sinners have said against Him. These people are discontented grumblers, walking according to their desires; their mouths utter arrogant words, flattering people for their own advantage.

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