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27 Bible Verses about Distress

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Genesis 35:3

Let us arise, and go up to Bethel. I will make there an altar to God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went."

Genesis 42:21-23

They said one to another, "We are certainly guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul, when he begged us, and we wouldn't listen. Therefore this distress has come upon us." Reuben answered them, saying, "Didn't I tell you, saying, 'Don't sin against the child,' and you wouldn't listen? Therefore also, behold, his blood is required." They didn't know that Joseph understood them; for there was an interpreter between them.

Deuteronomy 4:30

When you are in oppression, and all these things are come on you, in the latter days you shall return to Yahweh your God, and listen to his voice:

Judges 11:7

Jephthah said to the elders of Gilead, "Didn't you hate me, and drive me out of my father's house? Why have you come to me now when you are in distress?"

1 Samuel 22:1-2

David therefore departed there, and escaped to the cave of Adullam. When his brothers and all his father's house heard it, they went down there to him. Everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was discontented, gathered themselves to him; and he became captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.

1 Samuel 26:24

Behold, as your life was respected this day in my eyes, so let my life be respected in the eyes of Yahweh, and let him deliver me out of all oppression."

2 Samuel 22:7

In my distress I called on Yahweh. Yes, I called to my God. He heard my voice out of his temple. My cry [came] into his ears.

1 Kings 1:28-29

Then king David answered, "Call to me Bathsheba." She came into the king's presence, and stood before the king. The king swore, and said, "As Yahweh lives, who has redeemed my soul out of all adversity,

2 Chronicles 28:22

In the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against Yahweh, this same king Ahaz.

Nehemiah 2:17

Then I said to them, "You see the evil case that we are in, how Jerusalem lies waste, and its gates are burned with fire. Come, let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we won't be disgraced."

Job 20:22

In the fullness of his sufficiency, distress shall overtake him. The hand of everyone who is in misery shall come on him.

Isaiah 25:4

For you have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat, when the blast of the dreaded ones is like a storm against the wall.

Lamentations 1:20

See, Yahweh; for I am in distress; my heart 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

Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who nurse infants in those days! For there will be great distress in the land, and wrath to this people. They will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be led captive into all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled down by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. There will be signs in the sun, moon, and stars; and on the earth anxiety of nations, in perplexity for the roaring of the sea and the waves;

1 Corinthians 7:26

I think that it is good therefore, because of the distress that is on us, that it is good for a man to be as he is.

2 Corinthians 7:4

Great is my boldness of speech toward you. Great is my boasting on your behalf. I am filled with comfort. I overflow with joy in all our affliction.

1 Thessalonians 3:4

For most certainly, when we were with you, we told you beforehand that we are to suffer affliction, even as it happened, and you know.

1 Thessalonians 3:7

for this cause, brothers, we were comforted over you in all our distress and affliction through your faith.

From Thematic Bible


Distress » Trouble, borrowing » Pain

Job 33:19

He is chastened also with pain on his bed, with continual strife in his bones;

Isaiah 21:3

Therefore my thighs are filled with anguish. Pains have taken hold on me, like the pains of a woman in labor. I am in so much pain that I can't hear. I so am dismayed that I can't see.

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 is grief; yes, even in the night his heart takes no rest. This also is vanity.

Job 14:22

But his flesh on him has pain, and his soul within him mourns."

More verses: Psalm 116:3 Jeremiah 8:15

Soul » Distress

Psalm 42:6

My God, my soul is in despair within me. Therefore I remember you from the land of the Jordan, the heights of Hermon, from the hill Mizar.

Psalm 32:4

For day and night your hand was heavy on me. My strength was sapped in the heat of summer. Selah.

Acts 9:9

He was without sight for three days, and neither ate nor drank.

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Cries Of Distress To God

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I have called to you. Save me! I will obey your statutes.