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27 Bible Verses about Distress

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Genesis 35:3

And let us arise and go up to Bethel and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and has been with me in the way which I have gone.

Genesis 42:21-23

And they said one to another, We are truly guilty concerning our brother in that we saw the anguish of his soul when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us. Then Reuben answered them, saying, Did I not speak unto you, saying, Do not sin against the young man, and ye would not hear? Therefore, behold, his blood is also required. And they did not know that Joseph understood them, for he spoke unto them by an interpreter.

Deuteronomy 4:30

When thou art in trouble and all these things are come upon thee, if in the latter days thou shalt turn to the LORD thy God and shalt hear his voice

Judges 11:7

And Jephthah said unto the elders of Gilead, Did not ye hate me and expel me out of my father's house? Why, therefore, are ye come unto me now when ye are in distress?

1 Samuel 22:1-2

And David departed from there and escaped to the cave Adullam; ; and when his brethren and all his father's house heard it, they went down there to him. And every one that was in distress and every one that was in debt and all whose souls were bitter gathered themselves unto him, and he became the captain over them, and there were about four hundred men with him.

1 Samuel 26:24

And, behold, as thy life has been esteemed today in my eyes, so let my life be esteemed in the eyes of the LORD and let him deliver me out of all affliction.

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.

1 Kings 1:28-29

Then King David answered and said, Call me Bathsheba. And she came into the king's presence and stood before the king. And the king swore and said, As the LORD lives, who has ransomed my soul out of all distress,

2 Chronicles 28:22

Furthermore, king Ahaz in the time of his distress trespassed even more against the LORD,

Nehemiah 2:17

Then said I unto them, Ye see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lies waste and its gates are burned with fire; come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no longer in reproach.

Job 20:22

In the fullness of his sufficiency, he shall come into anguish; the hands of all the wicked shall come upon him.

Isaiah 25:4

For thou hast been strength to the poor, strength to the needy in his distress, refuge from the storm, shadow from the heat, for the force of the violent is as a storm against the wall.

Lamentations 1:20

Resh Look, O LORD; for I am in distress; my bowels are troubled; my heart is turned within me; for I have grievously rebelled; abroad the sword bereaves; at home there is as death.

Luke 21:23-25

But woe unto those that are with child and to those that give suck in those days! For there shall be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword and shall be led away captive into all nations, and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. Then there shall be signs in the sun and in the moon and in the stars, and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

1 Corinthians 7:26

I hold, therefore, this to be good because of the present distress, that it is good for a man to be thus:

2 Corinthians 7:4

Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you; I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.

1 Thessalonians 3:4

For even when we were with you, we told you in advance that we must pass through tribulations, even as it has come to pass, and ye know.

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Distress » Trouble, borrowing » Pain

Isaiah 21:3

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.

Revelation 16:10

And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the throne of the beast; and its kingdom was filled with darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,

More verses: Job 14:22 Job 30:17

Distress » Sorrow » Common to all men

Psalm 71:20

Thou who hast caused me to see great and sore troubles, shalt return and quicken me and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

Ecclesiastes 2:23

For all his days are only sorrows, and his travail grief; yea, his heart does not take rest in the night. This is also vanity.

Job 14:22

But while his flesh is upon him, he shall have pain, and his soul within him shall mourn.

More verses: Psalm 116:3 Jeremiah 8:15

Soul » Distress

Psalm 42:6

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.

Psalm 32:4

For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my green growth is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.

Acts 9:9

where he was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank.

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