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27 Bible Verses about Distress

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Genesis 35:3

We must get up and go to Bethel. I will build an altar there to the God who answered me in my day of distress. He has been with me everywhere I have gone.”

Genesis 42:21-23

Then they said to each other, “Obviously, we are being punished for what we did to our brother. We saw his deep distress when he pleaded with us, but we would not listen. That is why this trouble has come to us.” But Reuben replied: “Didn’t I tell you not to harm the boy? But you wouldn’t listen. Now we must account for his blood!” They did not realize that Joseph understood them, since there was an interpreter between them.

Deuteronomy 4:30

When you are in distress and all these things have happened to you, you will return to the Lord your God in later days and obey Him.

Judges 11:7

Jephthah replied to the elders of Gilead, “Didn’t you hate me and drive me from my father’s house? Why then have you come to me now when you’re in trouble?”

1 Samuel 22:1-2

So David left Gath and took refuge in the cave of Adullam. When David’s brothers and his father’s whole family heard, they went down and joined him there. In addition, every man who was desperate, in debt, or discontented rallied around him, and he became their leader. About 400 men were with him.

1 Samuel 26:24

Just as I considered your life valuable today, so may the Lord consider my life valuable and rescue me from all trouble.”

2 Samuel 22:7

I called to the Lord in my distress;
I called to my God.
From His temple He heard my voice,
and my cry for help reached His ears.

1 Kings 1:28-29

King David responded by saying, “Call in Bathsheba for me.” So she came into the king’s presence and stood before him. The king swore an oath and said, “As the Lord lives, who has redeemed my life from every difficulty,

2 Chronicles 28:22

At the time of his distress, King Ahaz himself became more unfaithful to the Lord.

Nehemiah 2:17

So I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in. Jerusalem lies in ruins and its gates have been burned down. Come, let’s rebuild Jerusalem’s wall, so that we will no longer be a disgrace.”

Job 20:22

At the height of his success distress will come to him;
the full weight of misery will crush him.

Psalm 120:1

A song of ascents.In my distress I called to the Lord,
and He answered me.

Isaiah 25:4

For You have been a stronghold for the poor,
a stronghold for the needy person in his distress,
a refuge from the rain, a shade from the heat.
When the breath of the violent
is like rain against a wall,

Lamentations 1:20

?ReshLord, see how I am in distress.
I am churning within;
my heart is broken,
for I have been very rebellious.
Outside, the sword takes the children;
inside, there is death.

Luke 21:23-25

Woe to pregnant women and nursing mothers in those days, for there will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people. They will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive into all the nations, and Jerusalem will be trampled by the Gentilesuntil the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. “Then there will be signs in the sun, moon, and stars; and there will be anguish on the earth among nations bewildered by the roaring sea and waves.

1 Corinthians 7:26

Therefore I consider this to be good because of the present distress: It is fine for a man to remain as he is.

2 Corinthians 7:4

I have great confidence in you; I have great pride in you. I am filled with encouragement; I am overcome with joy in all our afflictions.

1 Thessalonians 3:4

In fact, when we were with you, we told you previously that we were going to suffer persecution, and as you know, it happened.

1 Thessalonians 3:7

Therefore, brothers, in all our distress and persecution, we were encouraged about you through your faith.

From Thematic Bible


Distress » Trouble, borrowing » Pain

Job 33:19

A person may be disciplined on his bed with pain
and constant distress in his bones,

Isaiah 21:3

Therefore I am filled with anguish.
Pain grips me, like the pain of a woman in labor.
I am too perplexed to hear,
too dismayed to see.

Revelation 16:10

The fifth poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed their tongues because of their pain

More verses: Job 14:22 Job 30:17

Distress » Sorrow » Common to all men

Psalm 71:20

You caused me to experience
many troubles and misfortunes,
but You will revive me again.
You will bring me up again,
even from the depths of the earth.

Ecclesiastes 2:23

For all his days are filled with grief, and his occupation is sorrowful; even at night, his mind does not rest. This too is futile.

Job 14:22

He feels only the pain of his own body
and mourns only for himself.

Job 5:7

But mankind is born for trouble
as surely as sparks fly upward.

More verses: Psalm 116:3 Jeremiah 8:15

Soul » Distress

Psalm 42:6

I am deeply depressed;
therefore I remember You from the land of Jordan
and the peaks of Hermon, from Mount Mizar.

Psalm 32:4

For day and night Your hand was heavy on me;
my strength was drained
as in the summer’s heat.Selah

Acts 9:9

He was unable to see for three days and did not eat or drink.

Topics on Distress

Cries Of Distress To God

19;119;146

I call to You; save me,
and I will keep Your decrees.

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