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Exodus 16:3

And the {Israelites} said to them, "{If only we had died} by the hand of Yahweh in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat, when we ate bread {until we were full}, because you have brought us out to this desert to kill all of this assembly with hunger."

Exodus 14:10-12

And Pharaoh approached, and the {Israelites} lifted their eyes, and there were the Egyptians traveling after them! And they were very afraid, and the {Israelites} cried out to Yahweh. And they said to Moses, "Because there are no graves in Egypt? Is that why you have taken us to die in the desert? What [is] this you have done to us by bringing us out from Egypt! Isn't this the word we spoke to you in Egypt, saying, 'Leave us alone [so that] we can serve Egypt!' because serving Egypt is better for us than our dying in the desert."

Exodus 17:3

And the people thirsted for water, and the people grumbled against Moses and said, "Why {ever} did you bring us up from Egypt to kill me and my sons and my cattle with thirst?"

Numbers 11:4-6

The riff-raff that [were] in their midst {had a strong desire}; and the {Israelites} turned back and also wept, and they said, "Who will feed us meat? We remember the fish that we ate in Egypt for nothing, the cucumber, melon, leek, the onions, and the garlic. But now {our strength is dried up}; there is nothing whatsoever except {for the manna before us}."

Numbers 14:1-4

Then all the community {lifted up their voices}, and the people wept during that night. And all the {Israelites} grumbled against Moses and Aaron, and all the community said to them, "If only we had died in the land of Egypt or in this desert! Why did Yahweh bring us into this land to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little children will become plunder; would it not be better for us to return [to] Egypt?"read more.
{They said to each other}, "Let us appoint a leader, and we will return [to] Egypt."

Deuteronomy 1:26-28

But you were not willing to go up, and you rebelled against the {command} of Yahweh your God. And you grumbled in your tents, and you said, 'Because of the hatred of Yahweh [toward] us he has brought us out from the land of Egypt to give us into the hand of the Amorites to destroy us. Where [can] we go up? Our brothers have {made our hearts melt}, {saying}, "The people are greater and taller than we are, [and there are] great fortified cities [reaching] up to heaven, and we saw the sons of the Anakites [living] there." '

1 Corinthians 10:10-11

nor grumble, just as some of them grumbled, and were destroyed by the destroyer. Now these [things] happened to those [people] as an example, but are written for our instruction, on whom the ends of the ages have come.

Job 6:1-13

Then Job answered and said, "If only my vexation could be well weighed, and my calamity could be lifted up together [with it] in [the] balances, for then it would be heavier than the sand of the seas; therefore my words have been rash,read more.
for the arrows of Shaddai [are] in me; my spirit drinks their poison; the terrors of God are arrayed against me. Does [the] wild ass bray over grass, or [the] ox bellow over its fodder? Can tasteless [food] be eaten without salt, or is there taste in the white of a marshmallow plant? {I refused} to touch [them]; they [are] like {food that will make me ill}. "{O that} my request may come, and [that] God may grant my hope, that God would decide that he would crush me, [that] he would let loose his hand and {kill me}. But it will still be my consolation, and I would recoil in {unrelenting} pain, for I have not denied [the] words of [the] Holy One. What [is] my strength, that I should wait? And what [is] my end, that {I should hold out}? Or [is] my strength [like] the strength of stones? Or [is] my flesh bronze? {Indeed}, my help is not in me, and [any] success is driven from me.

Job 10:1

"My inner self loathes my life; {I want to give vent to my complaint}; I want to speak out of [the] bitterness of my inner self.

Job 3:1-26

{Afterward} Job opened his mouth and cursed his day. Thus Job {spoke up} and said, "Let [the] day perish on which I was born, and the night that said, 'A man-child is conceived.'read more.
Let that day become darkness; may God not seek it from above, nor may daylight shine on it. Let darkness and deep shadow claim it; let clouds settle on it; let them terrify it [with the] blackness of day. Let darkness seize that night; let it not rejoice among [the] days of [the] year; let it not enter among [the] number of [the] months. Look, let that night become barren; let a joyful song not enter it. Let those who curse the day curse it, those who are skilled at rousing Leviathan. Let the stars of its dawn be dark; let it hope for light but there be none, and let it not see [the] eyelids of dawn because it did not shut the doors of my [mother's] womb, nor did it hide trouble from my eyes. "Why did I not die at birth? [Why] did I [not] come forth from [the] womb and expire? Why did [the] knees receive me and the breasts, that I could suck? For now I would lie down, and I would be at peace; I would be asleep; then {I would be at rest} with kings and counselors of [the] earth, who {rebuild} ruins for themselves, or with high officials {who have gold}, who fill up their houses [with] silver. Or [why] was I not hidden like a miscarriage, like infants [who] did not see [the] light? There [the] wicked cease from troubling, and there [the] {weary} are at rest; [the] prisoners are at ease together; they do not hear [the] oppressor's voice. [The] small and [the] great [are] there, and [the] slave [is] free from his masters. "Why does he give light to one in misery and life to [those] bitter of soul, who wait for death, but {it does not come}, and search [for] it more than [for] treasures, who rejoice {exceedingly}, [and] they are glad when they find [the] grave? [Why does he give light] to a man whose way is hidden, and God has fenced him in [all] around? For my sighing comes {before} my bread, and my groanings gush forth like water because the dread that I {feel} has come upon me, and what I feared befalls me. I am not at ease, and I am not at peace, and I do not have rest, thus turmoil has come."

Job 12:1-6

Then Job answered and said, "Truly indeed you [are the] people, and wisdom will die with you. {I also have insight} like you; I am not more inferior than you. And {who does not know things like these}?read more.
I am a laughingstock to my friends: '[He] calls on God, and he answers him.' A righteous, blameless man [is] a laughingstock. {Those at ease have contempt} for [the] thought of {disaster}, [but it is] ready for those unstable of foot. [The] tents of [the] destroyers are at peace, and [there is] security for those who provoke God, [for those] whom God brings into his hand.

Job 16:6-17

If I speak, my pain is not relieved; and [if] I cease, how much will leave me? "Surely now he has worn me out; you have devastated all my company. Thus you shriveled me up; it became a witness. And my leanness has risen up against me; it testifies to my more.
His wrath has torn, and he has been hostile toward me; he gnashed at me with his teeth. My foe sharpens his eyes against me. They gaped at me with their mouth; they struck my cheeks with disgrace; they have massed themselves together against me. God delivers me to an evil one, and he casts me into the hands of [the] wicked. "I was at ease, then he broke me in two, and he seized [me] by my neck; then he shattered me and set me up as a target for him. His archers surround me; he slashes open my kidneys, and he does not have compassion; he pours out my gall on the ground. He breached me {breach upon breach}; he rushes at me like a warrior. "I have sewed sackcloth on my skin, and I have inserted {my pride} in the dust. My face is red because of weeping, and deep shadows [are] on my eyelids, {although} violence [is] not on my hands, and my prayer [is] pure.

Job 30:9-31

"But now I am their mocking song, and I have become a byword for them. They abhor me; they keep aloof from me, and they do not withhold spit from my face because he has loosened his bowstring and humbled me, and they have thrown off restraint {in my presence}.read more.
On [the] right hand the brood rises up; {they put me to flight}, and they build up their {siege ramps} against me. They destroy my path; they promote my destruction; they have no helper. As [through] a wide breach they come; amid a crash they rush on. Terrors are turned upon me; my honor is pursued as [by] the wind, and my hope of deliverance passed by like a cloud. "And now my life is poured out onto me; days of misery have taken hold of me. {At night I am in great pain}; my pains do not take a rest. He seizes my clothing with {great power}; he grasps me by my tunic's collar. He has cast me into the dirt, and I have become like dust and ashes. I cry to you for help, but you do not answer me; I stand, and you [merely] look at me. You have turned cruel to me; you persecute me with your hand's might. You lift me up to [the] wind--you make me ride [it], and you toss me about [in] the storm. Indeed, I know [that] you will bring me to death and [to the] house of assembly for all [the] living. "Surely someone must not send a hand against [the] needy when, in his misfortune, [there is] a cry of help for them. Have I not wept for {the unfortunate}, [and] grieved myself over the poor? Indeed, I hoped for good, but evil came, and I waited for light, but darkness came. My bowels are in turmoil, and they are not still; days of misery come to confront me. I go [about] in mourning garb, [but] not in sunlight; I stand up in the assembly, [and] I cry for help. I am a companion for [the] jackals and a companion for {ostriches}. My skin turns black on me, and my bones burn with heat. So my lyre came to be [used] for mourning, and my flute [for the] voice of [those who] weep.

Genesis 27:34

When Esau heard the words of his father he cried out [with] a great and exceedingly bitter cry of distress. And he said to his father, "Bless me as well, my father!"

2 Samuel 15:30

Now David [was] going up on the Ascent of the Olives, {weeping as he went}, with his head covered and going barefoot. All the people who [were] with him each covered their head {and wept as they went}.

2 Kings 20:2-3

Then he turned his face to the wall and prayed to Yahweh, saying, "O Yahweh, please remember how I went about before you in faithfulness and with a whole heart, and [remember] the good that I have done in your eyes." Then Hezekiah {wept bitterly}.

Isaiah 38:2-3

Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to Yahweh, and he said, "O Yahweh, please remember how I have walked before your {presence} in faithfulness with a whole heart, and I have done the good in your eyes!" And Hezekiah wept [with] great weeping.

Psalm 73:2-3

But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled. My steps had nearly slipped, because I envied the boastful [when] I saw [the] well-being of [the] wicked.

Psalm 74:1

Why, O God, have you rejected [us] forever? [Why] does your anger smoke against the sheep of your pasture?

Numbers 11:11-15

And Moses said to Yahweh, "Why have you brought trouble to your servant? Why have I not found favor in your eyes, that the burdens of all these people have been placed on me? Did I conceive all these people? If I have fathered them, that you could say to me, 'Carry them in your lap, just as a foster-father carries the suckling on the land that you swore an oath to their ancestors?' From where do I have meat to give all these people? They weep before me, saying, 'Give us meat and let us eat!'read more.
I am not able to carry all these people along alone; they are too heavy for me. If this is how you [are] going to treat me, please kill me immediately if I find favor in your eyes, and do not let me see my misery."

Exodus 5:22-23

And Moses returned to Yahweh and said, "Lord, why have you brought trouble to this people? Why ever did you send me? And from the time I came to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has brought trouble to this people, and you have certainly not delivered your people."

Exodus 17:4

And Moses cried out to Yahweh, saying, "What will I do with this people? A little longer and they will stone me."

1 Kings 19:4

Then he went into the wilderness one day's journey, and he went and sat under a certain broom tree. Then {he asked Yahweh that he might die}, and he said, "It is enough now, Yahweh; take my life, for I am no better than my ancestors."

1 Kings 19:10

Then he said, "I have been very zealous for Yahweh the God of hosts, for the {Israelites} have forsaken your covenant. They have demolished your altars, and they have killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left over, and they seek to take my life.

Jeremiah 15:10

Woe to me, my mother, that you gave birth to me, a man of contention and quarreling {to the whole land}. I have not lent out and {I have not borrowed}. All of them [are] cursing me.

Jeremiah 15:18

Why is my pain endless, and my wound incurable? It refuses to become healed. Truly you are to me like a deceitful [brook], waters [that] are not trustworthy.

Jeremiah 20:7-10

You have persuaded me, Yahweh, and I was persuaded. You have overpowered me, and you have prevailed. I have become a laughingstock all day [long]. {Everyone} [is] mocking me. For {as often as} I speak, I must cry out violence and destruction. I must shout, for the word of Yahweh has become for me a disgrace and derision all day [long]. But [if] I say, "I will not mention him and I will no longer speak in his name," then it becomes in my heart like a fire burning, locked up in my bones, and I struggle to contain [it], and I am not more.
For I hear the rumor of many, "Terror [is] from all around, denounce [him], yes, let us denounce him!" {All my close friends} [are] watchers of my stumbling, [saying], "perhaps he can be persuaded, and we can prevail over him, and we can take our revenge on him."

Jeremiah 45:3

'You said, "Woe please to me, for Yahweh has added sorrow to my pain. I am weary in my groaning and I do not find rest." '

Jonah 4:1-5

And this {was greatly displeasing} to Jonah, and {he became furious}. And he prayed to Yahweh and said, "O Yahweh, [was] this not {what I said} while I was in my homeland? Therefore {I originally fled} to Tarshish, because I knew that you [are] a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger {and having great steadfast love}, and one who relents concerning calamity. And so then, Yahweh, please take my life from me, because [for] me death [is] better than life!"read more.
And Yahweh said, "{Is it right for you to be angry}?" And Jonah went out from the city and sat [down] east of the city, and he made for himself a shelter there. And he sat under it in the shade, {waiting to see} what would happen with the city.

Psalm 137:1-9

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat, yes, we wept, when we remembered Zion. On [the] willows in her midst, we hung up our lyres. For there our captors asked of us words of a song, and our tormentors [asked of us] jubilation, "Sing for us from a song of Zion."read more.
How could we sing the song of Yahweh in {a foreign land}? If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget. Let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember you, if do not I exalt Jerusalem above my highest joy. Remember, O Yahweh, against the sons of Edom the day of Jerusalem, the ones who said, "Lay [it] bare! Lay [it] bare to its foundation!" O daughter of Babylon, about to be devastated, happy [shall be he] who pays back to you {what you paid out to us}. Happy [shall be he] who seizes and smashes your children against the rock.

Lamentations 3:1-18

I am a man who has seen misery, under the rod of his wrath. He has driven me along, he brought darkness and not light. Surely he has turned his hand against me, all day more.
He has worn out my flesh and skin, he has broken my bones. {He has besieged} and engulfed me with bitterness and hardship. In darkness he has let me dwell like [the] dead of long ago. He has built a wall around me, I cannot go out; he has made my bronze fetters heavy. Though I cry out for help, he shuts out my prayers. He has blocked my ways with dressed stones; he has made my paths crooked. To me he [is] like a bear lying in wait, a lion in hiding. He has forsaken my way and torn me to pieces; he has caused me desolation. He has bent his bow and set me as the target for the arrow. He shot {the arrows of his quiver} into my kidneys. I have become a laughingstock for all the people, their mocking song all day long. He has filled me with bitterness, he has drenched me [with] wormwood. He has broken my teeth on grit, he has trampled me down in ash. My life has been removed from peace, I have forgotten goodness. And I have said, "My glory is ruined, my expectation from Yahweh."

Revelation 18:9-19

And the kings of the earth will weep and mourn over her, those who committed sexual immorality and lived sensually with her, when they see the smoke of her burning, standing {far off} because of the fear of her torment, saying, "Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon the powerful city, because in one hour your judgment has come!" And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their cargo any more--read more.
cargo of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls and fine linen and purple cloth and silk and scarlet cloth and all kinds of scented wood and all kinds of ivory goods and all kinds of goods of precious wood and bronze and iron and marble and cinnamon and amomum and incense and ointment and frankincense and wine and olive oil and fine wheat flour and wheat and domesticated animals and sheep and horses and carriages and {slaves} and human lives. "And {the fruit your soul desires} has departed from you, and all the luxury and the splendor has perished from you, and they will never find them any more." The merchants of these [things], who became rich from them, will stand {far off}, weeping and mourning because of the fear of her torment, saying, "Woe, woe, the great city, dressed in fine linen and purple cloth and scarlet cloth, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, because in one hour such great wealth has been laid waste!" And every shipmaster and {every seafarer} and sailors and all those who labor on the sea stood {far off} and began to cry out [when they] saw the smoke of her burning, saying, "Who [is] like the great city?" And they threw dust on their heads and were crying out, weeping and mourning, saying, "Woe, woe, the great city, in which all those who had ships on the sea became rich from her prosperity, because in one hour she has been laid waste!"

Mark 9:22

And often it has thrown him both into fire and into water, in order that it could destroy him. But if you are able [to do] anything, have compassion on us [and] help us!"

Luke 17:13

And they raised [their] voices, saying, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!"

Psalm 43:5

Why are you {in despair}, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, because I will again praise him, {my salvation} and my God.

Psalm 73:16-17

When I thought about [how] to understand this, it [was] troubling in my eyes until I went into the sanctuary of God. [Then] I understood their fate.

Psalm 3:1-4

Yahweh, how many are my enemies; many [are] rising against me. Many [are] saying about my soul, "There is no deliverance for him from God. Selah But you, Yahweh, [are] a shield around me, my glory and the one who lifts up my more.
[With] my voice I call to Yahweh and he answers me from {his holy hill}. Selah

Psalm 13:1-6

How long, O Yahweh? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I take counsel in my soul, [and] sorrow in my heart [all the] day? How long will my enemy be exalted over me? Consider [and] answer me, O Yahweh my God. Give light to my eyes lest I sleep [the sleep of] death,read more.
[and] lest my enemy should say, "I have overcome him," [lest] my enemies rejoice because I am shaken. But as for me, I have trusted in your steadfast love. My heart will rejoice in your deliverance. I will sing to Yahweh because he has dealt bountifully with me.

Psalm 37:1-7

Do not fret because of evildoers; do not be envious of doers of wickedness. For like the grass they will dry up quickly, and like green vegetation they will wither. Trust Yahweh and do good. Abide [in the] land and feed on more.
Take pleasure in Yahweh as well, and he will give to you the requests of your heart. {Commit to} Yahweh your way; Trust also on him and he will act. Then he will bring forth your righteousness like the light, and your justice like the noonday. Be quiet before Yahweh and wait for him. Do not fret about one who succeeds [in] his way, about a man making plots.

Psalm 73:23-28

But I [am] continually with you; you have hold of my right hand. You will guide me with your advice, and afterward you will take me [into] honor. Whom do I have in the heavens [except you]? And with you I have no [other] desire on more.
My flesh and heart failed, [but] God [is] the {strength} of my heart and my reward forever. For indeed, [those] distancing themselves from you will be ruined. You destroy each who abandons you for harlotry. But as for me, the approach to God [is] for my good. I have set the Lord Yahweh [as] my refuge, in order to tell all your works.

Psalm 106:7

Our ancestors in Egypt did not understand your wonderful works. They did not remember your many acts of loyal love, and [so] they rebelled by [the] sea at {the Red Sea}.

Lamentations 3:19-26

Remember my misery and bitterness, the wormwood and venom! Surely my soul remembers and bows down within me. This {I have reminded myself}, therefore I will more.
The loyal love of Yahweh does not cease; his compassions do not come to an end. [They] are new in the morning, great is your faithfulness. "Yahweh is my portion," says my soul, "Thus I will hope on him." Yahweh is good to those who wait on him, to the person that seeks him. [It is] good to wait in silence for the salvation of Yahweh.

2 Corinthians 6:3-10

[We are] giving no one an occasion for taking offense in anything, in order that our ministry will not have fault found [with it], but commending ourselves as servants of God in every [way], in much endurance, in afflictions, in distresses, in difficulties, in beatings, in prisons, in disturbances, in troubles, in sleepless nights, in going hungry,read more.
in purity, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in love without hypocrisy, in the word of truth, in the power of God, with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and left hand, through glory and dishonor, through slander and good repute, [regarded] as deceivers and [yet] truthful, as unknown and [yet] known completely, as dying, and behold, we go on living, as disciplined, and [yet] not put to death, as grieving, but always rejoicing, as poor, but making many rich, as having nothing, and possessing everything.

James 1:2-3

Consider [it] all joy, my brothers, whenever you encounter various trials, [because you] know that the testing of your faith produces endurance.

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