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Theasaurus: Complaining

47 Bible Verses about Complaining

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Numbers 14:2

And all the {Israelites} grumbled against Moses and Aaron, and all the community said to them, "If only we had died in the land of Egypt or in this desert!

Exodus 16:2

And all the community of the {Israelites} grumbled against Moses and against Aaron in the desert.

Numbers 11:1

And it happened, the people were like those who {complain of hardship} {in the hearing} of Yahweh, and Yahweh {became angry}, and the fire of Yahweh burned among them, and it consumed the edge of the camp.

Numbers 16:11

Therefore you and your company that has banded together against Yahweh. What is Aaron that you grumble against him?"

Numbers 21:5

The people spoke against God and against Moses, "Why have you brought us from Egypt to die in the desert? There is no food and no water, and our hearts detest [this] miserable food."

Numbers 14:34

According to the number of the days that you explored the land, forty days, {a day for each year}, you will bear your sins forty years, and you will know my opposition.'

James 5:9

Brothers, do not complain against one another, in order that you may not be judged. Behold, the judge stands before the doors!

Numbers 11:4

The riff-raff that [were] in their midst {had a strong desire}; and the {Israelites} turned back and also wept, and they said, "Who will feed us meat?

Exodus 16:7

and [in the] morning, you will see the glory of Yahweh, {for he hears} your grumblings against Yahweh, and what [are] we that you grumble against us?"

Exodus 16:8

And Moses said, "When in the evening Yahweh gives you meat to eat and bread in the morning {to fill up on}, {for he hears} your grumblings that you grumble against him--and what [are] we? Your grumblings [are] not against us but against Yahweh."

Numbers 14:27

"How long [will I bear] this evil community who are grumbling against me? I have heard the grumbling of the {Israelites} which {they are making} against me.

Exodus 16:3

And the {Israelites} said to them, "{If only we had died} by the hand of Yahweh in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat, when we ate bread {until we were full}, because you have brought us out to this desert to kill all of this assembly with hunger."

Isaiah 29:24

And those who err [in] spirit will {acquire} understanding, and those who grumble will learn instruction.

Proverbs 23:29

To whom [is] woe? To whom [is] sorrow? To whom [are] quarrels? To whom [is] complaint? To whom [are] wounds without cause? To whom [is] redness of [the] eyes?

Exodus 17:7

And he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah because of the quarrel of the {Israelites} and because of their testing Yahweh [by] saying, "Is Yahweh in our midst or not?"

Numbers 14:29

in this desert your corpses will fall, and all your counted ones, according to all your number, from {twenty years old} and above who grumbled against me.

Job 21:4

[As for] me, [is] my complaint for human beings? And if [so], why cannot I be impatient?

Numbers 11:5

We remember the fish that we ate in Egypt for nothing, the cucumber, melon, leek, the onions, and the garlic.

Exodus 17:2

And the people quarreled with Moses, and they said, "Give us water so that we can drink." And Moses said to them, "Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test Yahweh?"

John 6:61

But Jesus, [because he] knew within himself that his disciples were grumbling about this, said to them, "Does this cause you to be offended?

Job 7:13

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

Job 9:27

Though {I say}, 'I will forget my complaint; I will change my expression, and I will rejoice,'

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.

Job 33:13

Why do you contend against him, that he will not answer all a person's words?

Job 31:38

If my land has cried out against me, and its furrows have wept together,

Deuteronomy 1:27

And you grumbled in your tents, and you said, 'Because of the hatred of Yahweh [toward] us he has brought us out from the land of Egypt to give us into the hand of the Amorites to destroy us.

Mark 9:38

John said to him, "Teacher, we saw someone expelling demons in your name, and we tried to prevent him because he was not following us."

Deuteronomy 1:34

"Then Yahweh heard the sound of your words, and he was angry, and he swore, {saying},

Psalm 55:2

Attend to me and answer me. I am restless in my lamenting and I groan,

Luke 19:7

And [when they] saw [it], they all began to complain, saying, "He has gone in to find lodging with a man who is a sinner!"

Job 23:1

Then Job answered and said,

Numbers 16:41

The next day all the community of the {Israelites} grumbled against Moses and Aaron, saying, "You have killed the people of Yahweh!"

Lamentations 3:38

[Is] it not from the mouth of the Most High [that] disaster and good will come?

Exodus 17:3

And the people thirsted for water, and the people grumbled against Moses and said, "Why {ever} did you bring us up from Egypt to kill me and my sons and my cattle with thirst?"

Jude 1:16

These [people] are grumblers, discontented, proceeding according to their desires, and their mouths speaking pompous [words], {showing partiality to gain an advantage}.

Psalm 106:25

but grumbled in their tents. They did not obey the voice of Yahweh.

From Thematic Bible


Complaining » What to do instead of complaining

Lamentations 3:39-40

Why should any living person complain about his sin? Let us test and examine our ways; let us return to Yahweh.

Complaining » The reward for complaining

Numbers 11:1

And it happened, the people were like those who {complain of hardship} {in the hearing} of Yahweh, and Yahweh {became angry}, and the fire of Yahweh burned among them, and it consumed the edge of the camp.

Complaining » Who are complainers

Jude 1:7-16

as Sodom and Gomorrah and the towns around them indulged in sexual immorality and {pursued unnatural desire} [in] the same way as these, are exhibited as an example [by] undergoing the punishment of eternal fire. Despite that, in the same way also these [men], [because of their] dreams, defile the flesh and reject authority and blaspheme majestic beings. But Michael the archangel, when he argued with the devil, disputing concerning the body of Moses, did not dare to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, "The Lord rebuke you!" read more.
But these persons blaspheme all that they do not understand, and all that they understand by instinct like the irrational animals, by these [things] they are being destroyed. Woe to them! For they have traveled in the way of Cain, and have given themselves up to the error of Balaam for gain, and have perished in the rebellion of Korah. These are the ones feasting together without reverence, hidden reefs at your love feasts, caring for themselves, waterless clouds carried away by winds, late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, uprooted, wild waves of the sea foaming up their own shameful deeds, wandering stars, for whom the deep gloom of darkness has been reserved for eternity. And Enoch, the seventh from Adam, also prophesied about these [people], saying, "Behold, the Lord came with tens of thousands of his holy ones to execute judgment against all, and to convict all the ungodly concerning all their ungodly deeds that they have committed in an ungodly way, and concerning all the harsh things that ungodly sinners have spoken against him. These [people] are grumblers, discontented, proceeding according to their desires, and their mouths speaking pompous [words], {showing partiality to gain an advantage}.