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Theasaurus: Discouragement

75 Bible Verses about discouragement

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Job 3:20-26

Wherefore is light given to him that is in trouble, and life to those bitter of soul, Who long for death, and it cometh not, and dig for it more than for hidden treasures; Who rejoice even exultingly and are glad when they find the grave? --read more.
To the man whose way is hidden, and whom +God hath hedged in? For my sighing cometh before my bread, and my groanings are poured out like the waters. For I feared a fear, and it hath come upon me, and that which I dreaded hath come to me. I was not in safety, neither had I quietness, neither was I at rest, and trouble came.

Numbers 21:4-5

And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to go round the land of Edom; and the soul of the people became impatient on the way; and the people spoke against God, and against Moses, Why have ye brought us up out of Egypt that we should die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, and no water, and our soul loathes this light bread.

Joshua 2:8-11

And before they had lain down, she went up to them upon the roof; and said to the men, I know that Jehovah has given you the land, and that the dread of you has fallen on us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you. For we have heard that Jehovah dried up the waters of the Red sea before you when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did to the two kings of the Amorites that were beyond the Jordan, to Sihon and to Og, whom ye utterly destroyed.read more.
We heard of it, and our heart melted, and there remained no more spirit in any man because of you; for Jehovah your God, he is God in the heavens above and on the earth beneath.

1 Samuel 17:10-11

And the Philistine said, I have defied the ranks of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together. And Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, and they were dismayed and greatly afraid.

Deuteronomy 1:21

Behold, Jehovah thy God hath set the land before thee: go up, take possession, as Jehovah the God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be dismayed.

Job 5:6-7

For evil cometh not forth from the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground; For man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upwards.

Psalm 38:1-14

{A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance.} Jehovah, rebuke me not in thy wrath; neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure. For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand cometh down upon me. There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine indignation; no peace in my bones, because of my sin.read more.
For mine iniquities are gone over my head: as a heavy burden they are too heavy for me. My wounds stink, they are corrupt, because of my foolishness. I am depressed; I am bowed down beyond measure; I go mourning all the day. For my loins are full of burning, and there is no soundness in my flesh. I am faint and broken beyond measure; I roar by reason of the agitation of my heart. Lord, all my desire is before thee, and my sighing is not hid from thee. My heart throbbeth, my strength hath left me; and the light of mine eyes, it also is no more with me. My lovers and mine associates stand aloof from my stroke; and my kinsmen stand afar off. And they that seek after my life lay snares for me; and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and meditate deceits all the day long. But I, as a deaf man, hear not; and am as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth. Yea, I am as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.

1 Samuel 17:32

And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of him: thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine.

Isaiah 42:3-4

A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment according to truth. He shall not faint nor be in haste, till he have set justice in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.

Proverbs 1:26-27

I also will laugh in your calamity, I will mock when your fear cometh; when your fear cometh as sudden destruction, and your calamity cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish come upon you:

2 Corinthians 6:4-10

but in everything commending ourselves as God's ministers, in much endurance, in afflictions, in necessities, in straits, in stripes, in prisons, in riots, in labours, in watchings, in fastings, in pureness, in knowledge, in longsuffering, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in love unfeigned,read more.
in the word of truth, in the power of God; through the arms of righteousness on the right hand and left, through glory and dishonour, through evil report and good report: as deceivers, and true; as unknown, and well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as disciplined, and not put to death; as grieved, but always rejoicing; as poor, but enriching many; as having nothing, and possessing all things.

Isaiah 21:2-4

A grievous vision is declared unto me: the treacherous dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, Elam! besiege, Media! All the sighing thereof have I made to cease. Therefore are my loins filled with pain; anguish hath taken hold upon me, as the anguish of a woman in travail: I am bowed down so as not to hear, I am dismayed so as not to see. My heart panteth, horror affrighteth me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into trembling unto me.

2 Chronicles 32:7

Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him; for there are more with us than with him:

Jeremiah 45:3

Thou didst say, Woe unto me! for Jehovah hath added grief to my sorrow; I am weary with my sighing, and I find no rest.

Jeremiah 51:46

lest your heart faint, and ye fear for the rumour that shall be heard in the land; for a rumour shall come one year, and after that a rumour in another year, and violence in the earth, ruler against ruler.

Ezekiel 21:7

And it shall be, when they say unto thee, Wherefore dost thou sigh? that thou shalt say, Because of the tidings, for it cometh; and every heart shall melt, and all hands shall be feeble, and every spirit shall languish, and all knees shall melt into water: behold, it cometh; it is here, saith the Lord Jehovah.

Hebrews 12:3

For consider well him who endured so great contradiction from sinners against himself, that ye be not weary, fainting in your minds.

Zechariah 10:2

For the teraphim have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams: they comfort in vain. Therefore they have gone away as a flock, they are in distress, because there is no shepherd.

2 Corinthians 1:8-9

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. But we ourselves had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not have our trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead;

Psalm 42:5-11

Why art thou cast down, my soul, and art disquieted in me? hope in God; for I shall yet praise him, for the health of his countenance. 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. Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy cataracts; all thy breakers and thy billows are gone over me.read more.
In the day-time will Jehovah command his loving-kindness, and in the night his song shall be with me, a prayer unto the God of my life. I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? As with a crushing in my bones mine adversaries reproach me, while they say unto me all the day, Where is thy God? Why art thou cast down, my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God; for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

1 Samuel 28:15-18

And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up? And Saul said, I am sore distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and God is departed from me, and answers me no more, neither by prophets nor by dreams; therefore I have called thee, that thou mayest make known to me what I shall do. And Samuel said, Why then dost thou inquire of me, seeing Jehovah is departed from thee, and is become thine enemy? And Jehovah has done for himself as he spoke by me; and Jehovah has rent the kingdom out of thy hand, and given it to thy neighbour, to David.read more.
Because thou didst not hearken to the voice of Jehovah, and didst not execute his fierce anger upon Amalek, therefore has Jehovah done this thing to thee this day.

Ephesians 3:13

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

Deuteronomy 26:6-7

And the Egyptians evil-entreated us, and afflicted us, and laid upon us hard bondage; and we cried to Jehovah, the God of our fathers, and Jehovah heard our voice, and looked on our affliction, and our labour, and our oppression;

Job 15:24-25

Distress and anguish make him afraid; they prevail against him, as a king ready for the battle. For he hath stretched out his hand against God, and strengthened himself against the Almighty:

2 Samuel 22:7

In my distress I called upon Jehovah, And I cried to my God; And he heard my voice out of his temple, And my cry came into his ears.

Romans 8:35-39

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? tribulation or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? According as it is written, For thy sake we are put to death all the day long; we have been reckoned as sheep for slaughter. But in all these things we more than conquer through him that has loved us.read more.
For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Zephaniah 1:17

And I will bring distress upon men, and they shall walk like blind men; for they have sinned against Jehovah; and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as dung:

2 Chronicles 20:9

If evil come upon us, sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, and we stand before this house and before thee for thy name is in this house and cry unto thee in our distress, then thou wilt hear and save.

Nehemiah 9:32

And now, our God, the great, the mighty, and the terrible God, who keepest covenant and loving-kindness, let not all the trouble seem little before thee, that hath come upon us, on our kings, on our princes, and on our priests, and on our prophets, and on our fathers, and on all thy people, since the days of the kings of Assyria unto this day.

1 Chronicles 28:20

And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and courageous, and do it; fear not nor be dismayed: for Jehovah Elohim, my God, will be with thee; he will not leave thee, neither forsake thee, until all the work for the service of the house of Jehovah is finished.

Psalm 31:9-12

Be gracious unto me, Jehovah, for I am in trouble: mine eye wasteth away with vexation, my soul and my belly. For my life is spent with sorrow, and my years with sighing; my strength faileth through mine iniquity, and my bones are wasted. More than to all mine oppressors, I am become exceedingly a reproach, even to my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that see me without flee from me.read more.
I am forgotten in their heart as a dead man; I am become like a broken vessel.

Judges 2:14-15

So the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he gave them over to plunderers, who plundered them; and he sold them into the power of their enemies round about, so that they could no longer withstand their enemies. Whenever they marched out, the hand of the LORD was against them for evil, as the LORD had warned, and as the LORD had sworn to them; and they were in sore straits.

2 Chronicles 20:15

and he said, Be attentive, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat! Thus saith Jehovah unto you: Fear not, nor be dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's.

Isaiah 38:14

Like a swallow or a crane, so did I chatter; I mourned as a dove; mine eyes failed with looking upward: Lord, I am oppressed; undertake for me.

Isaiah 26:16

Jehovah, in trouble they sought thee; they poured out their whispered prayer when thy chastening was upon them.

Jeremiah 8:18-19

My comfort in my sadness! my heart is faint in me! Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people, from a very far country: Is not Jehovah in Zion? Is not her king in her? Why have they provoked me to anger with their graven images, with foreign vanities?

Isaiah 40:29-31

He giveth power to the faint; and to him that hath no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and shall tire, and the young men shall stumble and fall; but they that wait upon Jehovah shall renew their strength: they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not tire; they shall walk, and not faint.

Jonah 2:1-2

And Jonah prayed unto Jehovah his God out of the fish's belly; and he said: I cried by reason of my distress unto Jehovah, and he answered me; Out of the belly of Sheol cried I: thou heardest my voice.

Exodus 6:9

And Moses spoke thus to the children of Israel; but they did not listen to Moses from anguish of spirit, and from hard service.

2 Samuel 4:1

And when Saul's son heard that Abner was dead in Hebron, his hands were enfeebled, and all Israel was troubled.

Ezra 4:4

And the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building;

Jeremiah 30:10

And thou, my servant Jacob, fear not, saith Jehovah; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for behold, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and at ease, and none shall make him afraid.

Job 4:5

But now it is come upon thee, and thou grievest; it toucheth thee, and thou art troubled.

Deuteronomy 1:28

Whither shall we go up? Our brethren have made our hearts melt, saying, They are a people greater and taller than we; the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakim there.

Numbers 32:7

And why do ye discourage the children of Israel from going over into the land that Jehovah has given them?

Psalm 109:16

Because he remembered not to shew kindness, but persecuted the afflicted and needy man, and the broken in heart, to slay him.

Acts 15:19

Wherefore I judge, not to trouble those who from the nations turn to God;

Job 6:14

For him that is fainting kindness is meet from his friend; or he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.

Jeremiah 8:21

For the breach of the daughter of my people am I crushed; I go mourning; astonishment hath taken hold of me.

From Thematic Bible


Discouragement » Delay in fulfilment of desires

Discouragement » The difficulty of the task

Nehemiah 4:10

And Judah said, The strength of the bearers of burdens faileth, and there is much rubbish; so that we are not able to build at the wall.

Discouragement » The prosperity of the wicked

Psalm 73:2-3

But as for me, my feet were almost gone, my steps had well nigh slipped; For I was envious at the arrogant, seeing the prosperity of the wicked.

Discouragement » The hardness of the way

Numbers 21:4

And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to go round the land of Edom; and the soul of the people became impatient on the way;

Topics on Discouragement

Endurance In Discouragement

53;1;4

so that we ourselves make our boast in you in the assemblies of God for your endurance and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations, which ye are sustaining;

God's Help In Discouragement

47;7;6

But he who encourages those that are brought low, even God, encouraged us by the coming of Titus;

Overcoming Discouragement

43;16;33

These things have I spoken to you that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye have tribulation; but be of good courage: I have overcome the world.

Prayer In Discouragement

19;42;5-11

Why art thou cast down, my soul, and art disquieted in me? hope in God; for I shall yet praise him, for the health of his countenance.

Resisting Discouragement

49;3;13

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