1 Kings 11:39
This is how I'm going to afflict David's descendants because of what they have done, though I won't do it continuously.'"
For this is what the LORD says: "I'm going to throw out the inhabitants of the land at this time, and I'll bring distress on them so they'll experience it."
You made your people go through hard times; you had us drink wine that makes us stagger.
May it not befall you, all who pass along the road! Look and see: Is there any grief like my grief dealt out to me, by which the LORD afflicted me in the time of his fierce wrath?
Her adversaries dominate her, her enemies prosper. For the LORD has made her suffer because of her many transgressions. Her children have gone away, taken into captivity in the presence of the enemy.
So Moses returned to the LORD and asked him, "LORD, why have you caused trouble for this people? Why have you sent me here?
But Naomi replied, "Don't call me "Naomi'! Call me "Mara'! That's because the Almighty has dealt bitterly with me.
though he causes grief, his compassion abounds according to his gracious love.
"And I'll bring so much distress to people that they will walk around like the blind. Because they have sinned against the LORD, their blood will be poured out like dust and their intestines will spill out like manure.
will drink the wine of God's wrath, which has been poured undiluted into the cup of his anger. He will be tortured with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and the lamb.
Just as she glorified herself and lived in luxury, inflict on her just as much torture and misery. In her heart she says, "I am a queen on a throne, not a widow. I will never see misery.'
2 Thessalonians 1:6
Certainly it is right for God to pay back those who afflict you with affliction,
With your hand you expelled the nations and established our ancestors. You afflicted nations and cast them out.
There will be suffering and anguish for every human being who practices doing evil, for Jews first and for Greeks as well.
Because of their rebellious ways, fools suffered for their iniquities.
I tell all of you with certainty, it will be more bearable for the region of Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town!"
I tell you, on the last day it will be easier for Sodom than for that town!"
Indeed I tell you, it will be more bearable for the land of Sodom on Judgment Day than for you!"
Indeed I tell you, it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon on Judgment Day than for you!
It will be easier for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you!
Suddenly, they screamed, "What do you want with us, Son of God? Did you come here to torture us before the proper time?"
screaming in a loud voice, "What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you in the name of God never to torment me!"
When he saw Jesus, he screamed, fell down in front of him, and cried out in a loud voice, "What do you want from me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you not to torture me!"