1 Samuel 1:6
Now the LORD had closed her womb. Her rival would provoke her severely so that she complained loudly because the LORD had closed her womb.
Are they provoking me?" asks the LORD. "Is it not themselves, and to their own shame?"
1 Corinthians 10:22
or you'll provoke the Lord to jealousy, won't you? Are we stronger than he is?
1 Samuel 1:7
Elkanah would do this year after year, as often as Hannah went up to the house of the LORD. Likewise, Peninnah would provoke her, and Hannah would cry and would not eat.
Again I ask, "Did Israel not understand?" Moses was the first to say, "I will make you jealous by those who are not a nation; I will make you angry by a nation that doesn't understand."
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up by training and instructing them about the Lord.
Fathers, do not make your children resentful. Otherwise, they'll become discouraged.
They did not keep God's covenant, and refused to live by his Law.
How they rebelled against him in the desert, grieving him in the wilderness!
And let us continue to consider how to motivate one another to love and good deeds,
Rocks are heavy, and sand is weighty, but a fool's provocation outweighs them both.
"You are not to defile your daughter by engaging her in prostitution so the land won't become filled with wickedness.
Let's stop being arrogant, provoking one another and envying one another.
2 Corinthians 9:2
For I know how willing you are, and I boast about you to the people of Macedonia, saying that Achaia has been ready since last year, and your enthusiasm has stimulated most of them.
"After you've borne children and grandchildren, have been there for a long time in the land, have become so corrupted that you make images of any form, and have done evil in the eyes of the LORD your God, you will provoke him to anger.
Then you committed immorality with your neighbors, the Egyptians, with perverted lust, and by doing so you fornicated even more, provoking me to anger.