1 Samuel 1:6
Her rival provoked her severely, to make her fret, because Yahweh had shut up her womb.
Do they provoke me to anger? says Yahweh; [do they] not [provoke] themselves, to the confusion of their own faces?
1 Samuel 1:7
[as] he did so year by year, when she went up to the house of Yahweh, so she provoked her; therefore she wept, and did not eat.
But I ask, didn't Israel know? First Moses says, "I will provoke you to jealousy with that which is no nation, with a nation void of understanding I will make you angry."
You fathers, don't provoke your children to wrath, but nurture them in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Fathers, don't provoke your children, so that they won't be discouraged.
They didn't keep God's covenant, and refused to walk in his law.
How often they rebelled against him in the wilderness, and grieved him in the desert!
Let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good works,
A stone is heavy, and sand is a burden; but a fool's provocation is heavier than both.
"'Don't profane your daughter, to make her a prostitute; lest the land fall to prostitution, and the land become full of wickedness.
Let's not become conceited, provoking one another, and envying one another.
2 Corinthians 9:2
for I know your readiness, of which I boast on your behalf to them of Macedonia, that Achaia has been prepared for a year past. Your zeal has stirred up very many of them.
When you shall father children, and children's children, and you shall have been long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make an engraved image in the form of anything, and shall do that which is evil in the sight of Yahweh your God, to provoke him to anger;
You have also committed sexual immorality with the Egyptians, your neighbors, great of flesh; and have multiplied your prostitution, to provoke me to anger.