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Theasaurus: Discouragement

75 Bible Verses about discouragement

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Job 3:20-26

Why is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter in soul; who long for death, but it comes not; and search for it more than for hid treasures; who rejoice exceedingly and are glad when they can find the grave;read more.
to the man who does not know which way he goes and whom God has hedged in? For my sighing comes before I eat, and my roarings are poured out like the waters. For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me and that which I was afraid of is come unto me. I never had prosperity, nor did I secure myself, neither was I at rest; yet trouble came.

Numbers 21:4-5

And they journeyed from Mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to go around the land of Edom, and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way. And the people spoke against God and against Moses, Why have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? There is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loathes this light bread.

Joshua 2:8-11

And before they went to sleep, she came up unto them upon the roof; and she said unto the men, I know that the LORD has given you this land because the fear of you has fallen upon us and all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you. For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea for you when ye came out of Egypt and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites that were on the other side of the Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed.read more.
Hearing this has melted our heart, neither has there remained any more spirit in any man because of you, for the LORD your God is God above in the heavens and in the earth beneath.

1 Samuel 17:10-11

And the Philistine said, I have dishonoured the ranks of Israel today; give me a man that we may fight together. When Saul and all Israel heard those words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.

Deuteronomy 1:21

Behold, the LORD thy God has given the land before thee; go up and possess it, as the LORD God of thy fathers has said unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged.

Job 5:6-7

For the iniquity does not come forth out of the dust; neither does chastisement spring up out of the ground; yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

Psalm 38:1-14

O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure. For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presses me sore. There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.read more.
For my iniquities are gone over my head; as a heavy burden they are too heavy for me. My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness. I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long. For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease, and there is no soundness in my flesh. I am feeble and sore broken; I roar by reason of the disquietness of my heart. Lord, all my desire is before thee, and my groaning is not hid from thee. My heart pants, my strength fails me; as for the light of my eyes, it also is gone from me. My friends and my companions stand aloof from my sore, and my kinsmen stand afar off. Those that seek after my life lay snares for me, and those that seek my hurt speak calamities and imagine deceits all the day long. But I, as a deaf man, that heard not, and as a dumb man that did not open his mouth. Thus I was as a man that does not hear, 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 slave will go and fight with this Philistine.

Isaiah 42:3-4

He shall not break a bruised reed, nor shall he quench the smoking flax; he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. He shall not tire nor faint until he has set judgment in the earth; and the isles shall wait for his law.

Proverbs 1:26-27

I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear comes upon you; when what you have feared comes as destruction, and your calamity comes as a whirlwind; when tribulation and anguish come upon you.

2 Corinthians 6:4-10

But in all things showing ourselves as the ministers of God in much patience, in tribulations, in necessities, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings, in chastity, in knowledge, in meekness, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in unfeigned charity,read more.
in the word of truth, in the power of God through the weapons of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, through honour and dishonour, through evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet as men of the truth; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, but, behold, we live; as chastened, but not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

Isaiah 21:2-4

A grievous vision is shown unto me. For one who is treacherous, another who deals treacherously, and for one destroyer, another destroyer. Rise up, Elam; besiege Media; all the sighing thereof I have made to cease. Therefore my loins are filled with pain; pangs have taken hold upon me as the pangs of a woman that travails; I was bowed down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it. My heart panted; the horror frightened me; the night of my pleasure he has turned into fear unto me.

2 Chronicles 32:7

Be strong and courageous; do not be 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 is me now! for the LORD has added grief to my sorrow; I fainted in my sighing, and I have found no rest.

Jeremiah 51:46

And lest your heart faint, and ye fear because of the news that shall be heard in the land; in one year shall the news come, and after that in the next year shall come the rumour, and then shall come the violence in the land, and the ruler over him who rules.

Ezekiel 21:7

And it shall be, when they say unto thee, Why criest thou? that thou shalt answer, For the tidings that come; and every heart shall melt, and all hands shall be feeble, and every spirit shall faint; and all knees shall be weak as water: behold, it comes and shall be brought to pass, said the Lord GOD.

Hebrews 12:3

For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself lest ye be wearied in your souls and faint.

Zechariah 10:2

For the idols have spoken vanity and the diviners have seen a lie and have told vain dreams; they comfort in vain; therefore they went their way like sheep; they were humbled because there was no shepherd.

2 Corinthians 1:8-9

Because, brothers, we would not have you ignore our tribulation which was done unto us in Asia, that we were burdened beyond our strength, in such a manner that we despaired even of life: But we had the sentence of death in ourselves that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead;

Jeremiah 8:9

The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD; and what wisdom is in them?

Psalm 42:5-11

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted against me? Wait thou for God, for I shall yet praise him for the wellbeing of his presence. O my God, my soul is cast down within me; therefore I will remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the mountain of Mizar. Deep calls unto deep at the voice of thy waterspouts; all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.read more.
Yet the LORD will command his mercy in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life. I will say unto God, My rock, why hast thou forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? It is as death in my bones when my enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God? Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? Wait thou for God, for I shall yet praise him, who is the saving 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 answered, I am sore distressed, for the Philistines make war against me, and God is departed from me and no longer answers me neither by prophets nor by dreams; therefore, I have called thee that thou may make known unto me what I shall do. Then Samuel said, Why then dost thou ask of me, seeing the LORD is departed from thee, and is become thy enemy? The LORD, therefore, has done as he spoke by me! For the LORD has rent the kingdom out of thy hand and given it to thy neighbour, even to David.read more.
Because thou didst not hearken unto the voice of the LORD nor execute his fierce wrath upon Amalek; therefore, the LORD has done this thing unto thee today.

Ephesians 3:13

Therefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

Deuteronomy 26:6-7

and the Egyptians mistreated us and afflicted us and laid upon us hard bondage. And when we cried unto the LORD God of our fathers, the LORD heard our voice and looked on our affliction and our labour and our oppression.

Job 15:24-25

Tribulation and anguish shall make him afraid; they shall prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle. Because he extended his hand against God and strengthens himself against the Almighty,

2 Samuel 22:7

in my distress I called upon the LORD and cried to my God, who heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry entered into his ears.

Romans 8:35-39

Who shall separate us from the charity of Christ? shall tribulation or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or peril or sword? (As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.) Nevertheless, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.read more.
Therefore I am certain that neither death nor life nor angels nor principalities nor powers nor things present nor things to come nor height nor depth nor any creature shall be able to separate us from the charity of God, which is in Christ, Jesus our Lord.

Zephaniah 1:17

And I will bring distress upon men that they shall walk like blind men because they have sinned against the LORD, and their blood shall be poured out as dust and their flesh as the dung.

2 Chronicles 20:9

If evil comes upon us or the sword of judgment or pestilence or famine, we shall stand before this house and in thy presence (for thy name is in this house) and cry unto thee out of our tribulations, and thou wilt hear us and save us.

Nehemiah 9:32

Now, therefore, our God, the great, mighty, and terrible God, who keeps covenant and mercy, let not all the trouble seem little before thee, that has come upon us, on our kings, on our princes, on our priests, on our prophets, on our fathers, and on all thy people, since the time of the kings of Assyria unto this day.

1 Chronicles 28:20

And David said to Solomon, his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it; fear not, nor be dismayed, for the LORD God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not leave thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work of the service of the house of the LORD.

Psalm 31:9-12

Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: my eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly. For my life is spent with grief and my years with sighing: my strength fails because of my iniquity, and my bones are consumed. I was a reproach among all my enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to my acquaintances: those that see me without flee from me.read more.
I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I have become like a lost vessel.

Judges 2:14-15

And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he delivered them into the hands of spoilers that spoiled them, and he sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they could no longer stand before their enemies. Wherever they went out, the hand of the LORD was against them for evil, as the LORD had said and as the LORD had sworn unto them; and thus they were greatly distressed.

2 Chronicles 20:15

and he said, Hearken, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou King Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Do not be afraid nor dismayed before this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God's.

Isaiah 38:14

Like a crane or a swallow, so did I complain; I mourned as a dove; I raised my eyes upward, O LORD, I am suffering violence; comfort me.

Isaiah 26:16

LORD, in the tribulation they have sought thee, they poured out prayer when thy chastening was upon them.

Jeremiah 8:18-19

Because of my strong sorrow, my heart is faint in me. Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people that comes from a far country: Is not the LORD in Zion? Is not her king in her? Why have they provoked me to anger with their graven images and with vanities of a strange god?

Isaiah 40:29-31

He gives power to the faint; and to those that have no might he increases strength. The young men faint and are weary; the children stumble and fall; but those that wait for the LORD shall have new strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Jonah 2:1-2

Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly, and said, I cried by reason of my tribulation unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and thou didst hear my voice.

Exodus 6:9

In this manner Moses spoke unto the sons of Israel, but they did not hearken unto Moses because of their anguish of spirit and cruel bondage.

2 Samuel 4:1

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

Ezra 4:4

Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah and troubled them in building

Jeremiah 30:10

Therefore fear thou not, O my slave Jacob, saith the LORD; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, behold, I am he that saves thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall turn, and shall rest, and be quiet, and there shall be no one left to scatter him.

Job 4:5

But now that it is come upon thee, thou art grieved; it touches thee, and thou art troubled.

Deuteronomy 1:28

Where shall we go up? Our brethren have discouraged our heart, saying, This people is greater and taller than we; the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakims there.

Numbers 32:7

Why do ye discourage the heart of the sons of Israel from going over into the land which the LORD has given them?

Psalm 109:16

Because he did not remember to show mercy but persecuted the man who is poor in spirit and destitute and broken in heart, that he might slay him.

Acts 15:19

Therefore my sentence is that those from among the Gentiles who are converted to God not be troubled,

Job 6:14

He that is afflicted deserves mercy from his friend; but he has forsaken the fear of the Almighty.

Jeremiah 8:21

For the destruction of the daughter of my people I am devastated; I am in darkness; astonishment has taken hold on 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 is decayed, and there is much rubbish so that we are not able to build the wall.

Discouragement » The prosperity of the wicked

Psalm 73:2-3

But as for me, my feet almost departed from the way; my steps had almost slipped. For I became angry against the foolish when I saw the peace 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 around the land of Edom, and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.

Topics on Discouragement

Endurance In Discouragement

53;1;4

so that we ourselves glory in you in the congregations of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure and

God's Help In Discouragement

47;7;6

Nevertheless God, who comforts the humble, comforted us by the coming of Titus;

Overcoming Discouragement

43;16;33

These things I have spoken unto you that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Prayer In Discouragement

19;42;5-11

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted against me? Wait thou for God, for I shall yet praise him for the wellbeing of his presence.

Resisting Discouragement

49;3;13

Therefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.