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Theasaurus: Hardship

53 Bible Verses about Hardship

Most Relevant Verses

Psalm 60:3

You have made Your people suffer hardship;
You have given us wine to drink
that made us stagger.

Deuteronomy 15:18

Do not regard it as a hardship when you set him free, because he worked for you six years—worth twice the wages of a hired hand. Then the Lord your God will bless you in everything you do.

2 Timothy 2:9

I suffer for it to the point of being bound like a criminal, but God’s message is not bound.

Psalm 71:20

You caused me to experience
many troubles and misfortunes,
but You will revive me again.
You will bring me up again,
even from the depths of the earth.

2 Corinthians 1:8

For we don’t want you to be unaware, brothers, of our affliction that took place in Asia: we were completely overwhelmed—beyond our strength—so that we even despaired of life.

Isaiah 30:20

The Lord will give you meager bread and water during oppression, but your Teacher will not hide Himself any longer. Your eyes will see your Teacher,

Job 2:10

“You speak as a foolish woman speaks,” he told her. “Should we accept only good from God and not adversity?” Throughout all this Job did not sin in what he said.

1 Peter 2:19

For it brings favor if, mindful of God’s will, someone endures grief from suffering unjustly.

Psalm 132:1

A song of ascents.Lord, remember David
and all the hardships he endured,

Nehemiah 9:32

So now, our God—the great, mighty,
and awe-inspiring God who keeps His gracious covenant—
do not view lightly all the hardships that have afflicted us,
our kings and leaders,
our priests and prophets,
our ancestors and all Your people,
from the days of the Assyrian kings until today.

Psalm 119:143

Trouble and distress have overtaken me,
but Your commands are my delight.

Job 36:15

God rescues the afflicted by their affliction;
He instructs them by their torment.

Job 5:6

For distress does not grow out of the soil,
and trouble does not sprout from the ground.

Numbers 20:14

Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom, “This is what your brother Israel says, ‘You know all the hardships that have overtaken us.

Job 10:17

You produce new witnesses against me
and multiply Your anger toward me.
Hardships assault me, wave after wave.

2 Corinthians 8:13

It is not that there may be relief for others and hardship for you, but it is a question of equality—

Psalm 73:5

They are not in trouble like others;
they are not afflicted like most people.

Job 19:8

He has blocked my way so that I cannot pass through;
He has veiled my paths with darkness.

2 Thessalonians 3:8

we did not eat anyone’s food free of charge; instead, we labored and struggled, working night and day, so that we would not be a burden to any of you.

Topics on Hardship

Continual Hardship


For I am afflicted all day long
and punished every morning.

Suffering, Hardship


A rich man’s wealth is his fortified city;
the poverty of the poor is their destruction.

Transient Hardship


For His anger lasts only a moment,
but His favor, a lifetime.
Weeping may spend the night,
but there is joy in the morning.

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