yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice. Otherwise, she will keep coming and wear me out.'"
But if you fail to drive out the inhabitants of the land before you, their survivors will become irritants in your eyes and thorns in your sides, to prick your sides and afflict you in the very land in which you'll be living.
Those who watch me all day have harassed me, for there are many who fight against me out of conceit.
Because of your gracious love, you will cut off my enemies. You will destroy all who oppose me, for I am your servant. Davidic
"Then the LORD told me, "Don't harass Moab or provoke them to war, because I won't give you any part of their land. I have given Ar to the descendants of Lot as their property.
because they've acted deceitfully, bringing trouble to you in this incident at Peor with Cozbi, daughter of a prince from Midian, who was killed during the plague that came about because of the incident at Peor."
Fathers, do not make your children resentful. Otherwise, they'll become discouraged.
who trampled and troubled the Israelis during that year eighteen years for the Israelis who lived east of the Jordan River in Gilead, the land occupied by the Amorites.
Ephraim's jealousy will vanish, and those who are hostile to Judah will be eliminated; Ephraim will no longer be jealous of Judah, and Judah will not be hostile to Ephraim.
2 Corinthians 7:5
For even when we came to Macedonia, our bodies had no rest. We suffered in a number of ways. Outwardly there were conflicts, inwardly there were fears.
For they persecute those whom you have struck, and they brag about the pain of those you have wounded.
Are you a god who would make a leaf tremble or who would prosecute a dry straw?
"Let's go attack Judah, let's terrorize it, and let's conquer it for ourselves. Then we'll install Tabeel's son as king!"'
When he saw the crowds, he was deeply moved with compassion for them, because they were troubled and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
When you come to the Ammonites, don't harass or provoke them to war, for I won't give any part of Ammonite land to you, since I have given it to the descendants of Lot as their property.
"He is petrified by terror that surrounds him on all sides; they chase at his heels.
He will send help from heaven to deliver me from those who harass and despise me. Interlude God will send his gracious love and truth.
2 Corinthians 12:7
To keep me from becoming conceited because of the exceptional nature of these revelations, a thorn was given to me and placed in my body. It was Satan's messenger to keep on tormenting me so that I would not become conceited.
Even though enemies attacked him, shooting at him and pursuing him viciously,
"You are not to wrong or oppress an alien, because you were aliens in the land of Egypt.
They had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. Even those who were being tormented by unclean spirits were being healed.
Suddenly, a Canaanite woman from that territory came near and began to shout, "Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed!"
2 Samuel 16:5
Later on, as King David approached Bahurim, Gera's son Shimei, who was related to the family of Saul's household, went out to meet David, cursing continually as he approached.
For he didn't think to extend gracious love; he harassed to death the poor, the needy, and the broken hearted.
He saw that his disciples were straining at the oars, because the wind was against them. Shortly before dawn he came to them, walking on the sea. He intended to go up right beside them,
because of the voice of the enemy, and because of the oppression of the wicked. They bring down evil upon me, and in anger they hate me.
The Devil also took him to a high place and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in an instant.
2 Kings 2:23
Later, Elisha left there to go up to Bethel, and as he was traveling along the road, some insignificant young men came from the city and started mocking him. They told him, "Get on up, baldy! Get on up, baldy!"
1 Samuel 14:47
When Saul became king over Israel, he fought against all his enemies on every side against Moab, the Ammonites, Edom, the kings of Zobah, and the Philistines. Everywhere he turned he was victorious.
While he was still speaking, some people came from the synagogue leader's home and said, "Your daughter is dead. Why bother the Teacher anymore?"
About that time, Herod arrested some people who belonged to the church and mistreated them.
Crowds continued coming in even from the towns around Jerusalem bringing their sick and those who were troubled by unclean spirits, and all of them were healed.
2 Corinthians 4:8
In every way we're troubled but not crushed, frustrated but not in despair,
Instead, here's my virgin daughter and my visitor's mistress. Please let me bring them out to you. Occupy yourselves with them, and do to them whatever you would like. But don't commit such a stupid thing against this man."