yet because this widow keeps pestering me, I will give her justice, so she doesn’t wear me out by her persistent coming.’”
But if you don’t drive out the inhabitants of the land before you, those you allow to remain will become thorns in your eyes and in your sides; they will harass you in the land where you will live.
My adversaries trample me all day,
for many arrogantly fight against me.
and in Your faithful love destroy my enemies.
Wipe out all those who attack me,
for I am Your servant.
The Lord said to me, ‘Show no hostility toward Moab, and do not provoke them to battle, for I will not give you any of their land as a possession, since I have given Ar as a possession to the descendants of Lot.’”
For they attacked you with the treachery that they used against you in the Peor incident. They did the same in the case involving their sister Cozbi, daughter of the Midianite leader who was killed the day the plague came at Peor.”
Fathers, do not exasperate your children, so they won’t become discouraged.
“You must not mistreat any widow or fatherless child.
They shattered and crushed the Israelites that year, and for 18 years they did the same to all the Israelites who were on the other side of the Jordan in the land of the Amorites in Gilead.
Ephraim’s envy will cease;
Judah’s harassment will end.
Ephraim will no longer be envious of Judah,
and Judah will not harass Ephraim.
2 Corinthians 7:5
In fact, when we came into Macedonia, we had no rest. Instead, we were troubled in every way: conflicts on the outside, fears inside.
For they persecute the one You struck
and talk about the pain of those You wounded.
Will You frighten a wind-driven leaf?
Will You chase after dry straw?
‘Let us go up against Judah, terrorize it, and conquer it for ourselves. Then we can install Tabeel’s son as king in it.’”
When He saw the crowds, He felt compassion for them, because they were weary and worn out, like sheep without a shepherd.
When you get close to the Ammonites, don’t show any hostility to them or fight with them, for I will not give you any of the Ammonites’ land as a possession; I have given it as a possession to the descendants of Lot.’”
Terrors frighten him on every side
and harass him at every step.
He reaches down from heaven and saves me,
challenging the one who tramples me.Selah
God sends His faithful love and truth.
2 Corinthians 12:7
especially because of the extraordinary revelations. Therefore, so that I would not exalt myself, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to torment me so I would not exalt myself.
The archers attacked him,
shot at him, and were hostile toward him.
“You must not exploit a foreign resident or oppress him, since you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.
They came to hear Him and to be healed of their diseases; and those tormented by unclean spirits were made well.
Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came and kept crying out, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is cruelly tormented by a demon.”
2 Samuel 16:5
When King David got to Bahurim, a man belonging to the family of the house of Saul was just coming out. His name was Shimei son of Gera, and he was yelling curses as he approached.
For he did not think to show kindness,
but pursued the afflicted, poor, and brokenhearted
in order to put them to death.
He saw them being battered as they rowed, because the wind was against them. Around three in the morning He came toward them walking on the sea and wanted to pass by them.
because of the enemy’s voice,
because of the pressure of the wicked.
For they bring down disaster on me
and harass me in anger.
So he took Him up and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
2 Kings 2:23
From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking up the path, some small boys came out of the city and harassed him, chanting, “Go up, baldy! Go up, baldy!”
1 Samuel 14:47
When Saul assumed the kingship over Israel, he fought against all his enemies in every direction: against Moab, the Ammonites, Edom, the kings of Zobah, and the Philistines. Wherever he turned, he caused havoc.
While He was still speaking, people came from the synagogue leader’s house and said, “Your daughter is dead. Why bother the Teacher anymore?”
About that time King Herod cruelly attacked some who belonged to the church,
In addition, a large group came together from the towns surrounding Jerusalem, bringing sick people and those who were tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all healed.
2 Corinthians 4:8
We are pressured in every way but not crushed; we are perplexed but not in despair;
Here, let me bring out my virgin daughter and the man’s concubine now. Use them and do whatever you want to them. But don’t do this horrible thing to this man.”