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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 was with me in the way which I went.

Genesis 42:21-23

And they said one to another, We are verily 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. And Reuben answered them, saying, Spoke I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and you would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is required. And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he spoke unto them by an interpreter.

Deuteronomy 4:30

When you are in tribulation, and all these things are come upon you, even in the latter days, if you turn to the LORD your God, and shall be obedient unto his voice;

Judges 11:7

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

1 Samuel 22:1-2

David therefore departed from there, and escaped to the cave of Adullam: and when his brothers 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 every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.

1 Samuel 26:24

And, behold, as your life was precious this day in my eyes, so let my life be precious in the eyes of the LORD, and let him deliver me out of all tribulation.

2 Samuel 22:7

In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears.

1 Kings 1:28-29

Then king David answered and said, Call me Bath-sheba. And she came into the king's presence, and stood before the king. And the king swore, and said, As the LORD lives, that has redeemed my soul out of all distress,

2 Chronicles 28:22

And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the LORD: this is that king Ahaz.

Nehemiah 2:17

Then said I unto them, You see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lies in ruins, and the gates thereof are burned with fire: come, let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we are no more a reproach.

Job 20:22

In the fullness of his sufficiency he shall be in distress: every hand of the wicked shall come upon him.

Psalm 120:1

[A song of ascents.] In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me.

Isaiah 25:4

For you have been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, for the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.

Lamentations 1:20

Behold, O LORD; for I am in distress: my soul is 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 them that are with child, and to them that nurse children, 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 be fulfilled. And 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 suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be.

2 Corinthians 7:4

Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my boasting of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceedingly joyful in all our tribulation.

1 Thessalonians 3:4

For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and you know.

From Thematic Bible


Distress » Trouble, borrowing » Pain

Job 33:19

He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and the multitude of his bones with strong pain:

Isaiah 21:3

Therefore are my loins 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 bowl upon the throne of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,

More verses: Job 14:22 Job 30:17

Distress » Sorrow » Common to all men

Ecclesiastes 2:23

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

Job 14:22

But his flesh upon him 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 will I remember you from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.

Psalm 32:4

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

Acts 9:9

And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.

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Cries Of Distress To God

19;119;146

I cried unto you; save me, and I shall keep your testimonies.