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11 Bible Verses about Severe Afflictions

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2 Corinthians 8:2

In spite of their terrible ordeal of suffering, their abundant joy and deep poverty have led them to be abundantly generous.

Jonah 2:3

You cast me into the deep into the heart of the sea. Flood waters engulfed me. All your breakers and your waves swirled over me.

Job 16:7-16

"God has certainly worn me out; you devastated my entire world. You've arrested me, making me testify against myself! My leanness rises up to attack me, accusing me to my face. His anger tears me in his persistent resentment against me; he gnashes his teeth at me. My adversary glares at more.
People gaped at me with mouths wide open; they slap me in their scorn and gather together against me. God has delivered me over to the ungodly, throwing me into the control of the wicked. "He tore me apart when I was at ease; grabbing me by my neck, he shook me to pieces then he really made me his target. His archers surround me, slashing open my kidneys without pity; he pours out my gall on the ground. Attack follows attack as he breaks through my defenses! He runs over me like a mighty warrior. "I've even sewn sackcloth directly to my skin; I've buried my strength in the dust. My face is red from my tears, and dark shadows encircle my eyelids,

Psalm 42:7

Deep waters call out to what is deeper still; at the roar of your waterfalls all your breakers and your waves swirled over me.

Psalm 66:12

You caused men to ride over us. You brought us through fire and water, but you led us to abundance.

Deuteronomy 4:20

For the LORD took you and brought you out of the iron-smelting furnace out of Egypt to be the people of his inheritance, as you are today.

Psalm 80:5

You fed them tears as their food, and caused them to drink a full measure of tears.

Job 6:4

"The arrows of the Almighty have pierced me; my spirit absorbs their poison; God's terrors have been arranged just for me!

Psalm 38:2

because your arrows have sunk deep into me, and your hand has come down hard on me.

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