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83 Bible Verses about Suffering, Causes Of

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Genesis 3:14-19

Then said Yahweh God unto the serpent - Because thou hast done this, Accursed, art thou above every tame-beast, and above every wild-beast of the field, - on thy belly, shall thou go, and dust, shalt thou eat all the days of thy life. And enmity, will I put between thee, and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed, - He shall crush thy head, but, thou, shalt crush his heel. Unto the woman, he said, I will, increase, thy pain of pregnancy, In pain, shalt thou year children, - Yet, unto thy husband, shall be thy hinging, Though, he, rule over thee.read more.
And, to the man, he said, Because thou didst hearken to the voice of thy wife, and so didst eat of the tree as to which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it, Accursed be the ground for thy sake, In pain, shalt thou eat of it, all the days of thy life; Thorn also and thistle, shall it shoot forth to thee, - when thou hast come to eat of the herb of the field: In the sweat of thy face, shalt thou eat bread, until thou return to the ground, because therefrom, wast thou taken, - For, dust, thou art, And, unto dust, shalt thou return.

Job 1:1

A man, there was - in the land of Uz, Job, his name, - and that man was blameless and upright, and one who revered God, and avoided evil.

John 9:1-3

And, passing along, he saw a man, blind from birth. And his disciples questioned him, saying - Rabbi! who sinned, this man or his parents, that, blind, he should be born? Jesus answered - Neither, this man, sinned nor his parents; but -- that the works of God should be made manifest in him.

Job 5:6-7

For sorrow, cometh not forth out of the dust, - nor, out of the ground, sprouteth trouble. Though, man, to trouble, were born, as, sparks, on high, do soar,

Romans 5:12-14

For this cause, - just as, through one man, sin into the world entered, and through sin, death, - and, so, unto all men death passed through, for that all had sinned; - For, until law, sin was in the world, although sin is not reckoned when there is no law, - Yet still, death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over them who had not sinned after the likeness of the transgression of Adam, - who is a type of the Coming One; -

Genesis 49:5-7

Simeon and Levi, are brethren, - Instruments of violence, are their agreements: Into their circle, do not thou enter my soul! In their convocation, do not thou join mine honour! For in their anger, they slew brave men, And in their wantonness, they hamstrung oxen. Accursed, be their anger, because fierce, And their wrath because cruel, - I divide them in Jacob, And I disperse them in Israel.

1 Samuel 18:10-11

And, when it came to pass, on the morrow, that a superhuman spirit of sadness came suddenly upon Saul, and he was moved to raving in the midst of the house, - and, David, began playing with his hand, as he had done day by day, that a spear being in Saul's hand, Saul hurled the spear, and said to himself - I will smite David, even to the wall! But David moved round from before him, twice.

Psalm 71:4

Oh my God, deliver me, From the hand of the lawless one, From the clutch of the perverse and ruthless one;

Judges 1:7

Then said Adoni-bezek - Seventy kings, with their thumbs and great toes cut off, have been picking up crumbs under my table, as I have done, so, hath God requited me. And they brought him into Jerusalem, and he died there.

Psalm 54:3

For, aliens, have risen up against me, And, men of violence, have sought my life, They have not set God before them. Selah.

Amos 1:13

Thus, saith Yahweh, Because of three transgressions of the sons of Ammon, and because of four, will I not turn it back, - Because of their ripping up the pregnant women of Gilead, that they might enlarge their own boundary,

Matthew 2:16-18

Then Herod, seeing that he had been mocked by the wise men, was exceedingly enraged, - and sent and slew all the male children that were in Bethlehem, and in all its bounds, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had ascertained from the wise men. Then was fulfilled, that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying: A voice, in Ramah, was heard, weeping and great mourning, - Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, - because they are not.

Luke 10:30

And taking up the question , Jesus said - A certain man, was going down from Jerusalem unto Jericho, and, with robbers, fell in, - who, stripping him, and inflicting, wounds, upon him, departed, leaving him, half dead.

2 Kings 7:17

Now, the king, had set the officer on whose hand he leaned, in charge over the gate, and the people trode upon him in the gate, that he died, - as spake the man of God, who said it when the messenger came down to him.

Acts 16:22

And the multitude rose up together against them, and, the magistrates, rending off them their mantles, were giving orders to beat them with rods;

Jeremiah 50:22

The sound of battle is in the earth, - And a great destruction.

Genesis 14:1-2

And it came to pass, in the days of Amraphel, king of Shinar, Arioch, king of Ellasar, - Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goim, that they made war, with Bera, king of Sodom, and with Birsha, king of Gomorrah, - Shinab, king of Admah, and Shemeber, king of Zeboim, and the king of Bela - the same, is Zoar.

Exodus 13:17

And it came to pass when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God did not lead by the land-way of the Philistines, although it was near, - for God said - Lest the people be dismayed when they see war and turn back to Egypt.

Joshua 6:20-21

So the people shouted, when the horns were blown, - yea it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the horn, that the people shouted with a great shout, and the wall fell down under it, and the people went up into the city every man straight before him, and so they captured the city. And they devoted all that were in the city, both man and woman, both young and old, - and ox and sheep and ass, with the edge of the sword.

Joshua 10:22-26

Then said Joshua, Open ye the mouth of the cave, - and bring out unto me, these five kings, out of the cave. And they did so, and brought out unto him, these five kings, out of the cave, - namely, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of Eglon. And it came to pass, when they brought out these kings unto Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said unto the captains of the men of war who had been with him, Come near, put your feet upon the necks of these kings. So they came near, and put their feet upon the necks of them.read more.
Then said Joshua unto them: Do not fear, nor be alarmed, - be firm and bold, for, thus and thus, will Yahweh do unto all your enemies, against whom ye do fight. And Joshua smote them after this, and put them to death, and hanged them upon five trees, - and they remained hung on the trees, until the evening,

Judges 1:4-7

And Judah went up, and Yahweh delivered the Canaanites and the Perizzites into their hand, - and they smote them in Bezek, ten thousand men. And they found Adoni-bezek in Bezek, and fought with him, - and smote the Canaanites and the Perizzites. But Adoni-bezek fled, and they pursued him, - and took him, and cut off his thumbs, and his great toes.read more.
Then said Adoni-bezek - Seventy kings, with their thumbs and great toes cut off, have been picking up crumbs under my table, as I have done, so, hath God requited me. And they brought him into Jerusalem, and he died there.

1 Kings 22:35

But the battle increased that day, and, the king, was propped up in the chariot, before the Syrians, - and died in the evening, and so the blood of the wound ran out into the hollow of the chariot.

2 Kings 17:5-6

And the king of Assyria came up throughout all the land, - yea he came up to Samaria, and besieged it three years. In the ninth year of Hoshea, did the king of Assyria capture Samaria, and carried Israel away captive to Assyria, - and settled them in Halah, and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and the mountains of Media.

Zechariah 14:2

Yea I will gather together all the nations unto Jerusalem, to battle, and the city, shall be captured, and the houses, plundered, and, the women, ravished, - and half of the city, shall go forth, into exile, but, the remainder of the people, shall not be cut off out of the city.

Luke 21:20-24

But whensoever ye shall see Jerusalem, encompassed by armies, then, know, that her desolation hath drawn near. Then they who are in Judaea, let them flee into the mountains, and they who are in her midst, let them go forth, - and they who are in the fields, let them not enter into her; For, days of avenging, are, these, for all the things written to be fulfilled.read more.
Alas! for the women with child, and for them who are giving suck, in those days; for there will be great distress upon the land, and anger against this people. And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be carried away captive into all the nations, and, Jerusalem, shall be trodden down by the nations, until the seasons of the nations shall be fulfilled and shall be.

Revelation 6:4

And there went forth another, a red horse, - and, unto him that was sitting thereon, it was given, unto him, to take away peace from the earth, and that, one another, they should slay; and there was given unto him a great sword.

Ezekiel 9:9

And he said unto me the iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah, is exceeding, great, and the land is filled with shed blood, and the city is full of over-reaching, - for they have said. Yahweh hath forsaken the land, - and Yahweh doth not see.

Genesis 39:19-20

And it came to pass, when his lord heard the words of his wife which she spake unto him saying, According to these words, hath thy servant done to me, Then was kindled his anger. So Joseph's lord took him and delivered him up to the prison,: the place where, the prisoners of the king, were imprisoned, - so he was there, in the prison.

1 Kings 21:11-14

So the men of his city, the elders and the nobles who dwelt in his city, did just as Jezebel had sent unto them, - as it was written in the letters which she had sent unto them: they proclaimed a fast, - and caused Naboth to sit at the head of the people. Then came in the two reckless men, and sat before him, and the men bare witness against him, even against Naboth, before the people, saying, Naboth hath reviled God and king! So they carried him forth, outside the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died.read more.
Then sent they unto Jezebel, saying, - Naboth is stoned and is dead.

2 Kings 21:16

Moreover also, innocent blood, did Manasseh shed in great abundance, till he had filled Jerusalem, from one end to the other, besides his committing the sins which he caused, Judah, to commit, in doing the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh.

Psalm 58:1-2

Are ye, indeed, silent when righteousness, ye should speak? When, with equity, ye should judge, O ye sons of men? Aye! ye all do work, perversity, - Throughout the land, your hands, weigh out, violence!

Exodus 1:11

So they set over them chiefs of tribute, to the end they might humiliate them with their burdens, - and they built store-cities for Pharaoh, even Pithom and Raamses.

1 Kings 12:1-4

And Rehoboam went to Shechem, - for, to Shechem, had all Israel come to make him king. And it came to pass, when Jeroboam son of Nebat heard of it - he being yet in Egypt, whither he had fled from the face of Solomon the king, that Jeroboam returned from Egypt; yes they sent, and called him, and Jeroboam and all the convocation of Israel came, - and spake unto Rehoboam, saying:read more.
Thy father, made our yoke, grievous, - now, therefore do, thou, lighten the grievous service of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, that we may serve thee.

James 5:1-6

Come now! ye wealthy! Weep ye, howling, for your hardships which are coming upon you: Your wealth, hath rotted, and, your garments, have become, moth-eaten, - Your gold and silver, have rusted away, and, their rust, shall be, witness against you, and shall eat your flesh, as fire! Ye have laid up treasure in days of extremity: -read more.
Lo, the wage of the workers who have out down your fields - that which hath been kept back, by you, is crying out; and, the outcries of them who reaped, into the ears of the Lord of hosts, have entered: Ye have luxuriated upon the land, and run riot, ye have pampered your hearts in a day of slaughter; Ye sentenced - ye murdered the Righteous one! Is he not arraying himself against you?

2 Samuel 12:9

Wherefore, hast thou despised the word of Yahweh, by doing that which is wicked in mine eyes? Uriah the Hittite, hast thou smitten with the sword, and, his wife, hast thou taken to thyself to wife, yea, him, hast thou slain with the sword of the sons of Ammon!

Genesis 31:19

Now, Laban, had gone, to shear his sheep, - so Rachel stole the household gods that belonged to her father,

Job 1:14-15

And, a messenger, came in unto Job, and said, - The oxen, were plowing, and, the asses, feeding beside them; when the Sabeans swooped down, and took them, and, the young men, smote they with the edge of the sword, - and escaped am, only I alone, too tell thee.

Job 19:14-19

Failed me, have my near of kin, and, mine intimate acquaintances, have forgotten me; Ye guests of my house and my maidens, A stranger, have ye accounted me, An alien, have I become in their eyes; To mine own servant, I called, and he would not answer, With mine own mouth, I kept entreating him;read more.
My breath, is strange to my wife, and I am loathsome to the sons of my own mother; Even young children, despise me, I rise up, and they speak against me; All the men of mine intimate circle abhor me, and, these whom I loved, have turned against me;

Acts 15:39

And there arose an angry feeling, so that they separated one from the other: and, Barnabas, taking Mark, sailed away unto Cyprus, -

Psalm 109:3

And, with words of hatred, have they surrounded me, and have made war upon me without cause:

2 Samuel 13:15

Then did Amnon hate her with a very great hatred, for, greater, was the hatred wherewith he hated her, than the love wherewith he had loved her, - so Amnon said to her - Rise - begone!

Genesis 37:4

So his brethren saw that their father loved him, more than any of his brethren, and they hated him, and could not bid him prosper,

Genesis 4:4-5

Abel, also, even, he, brought in of the firstlings of his sheep, and of their fat, and Yahweh approved of Abel and of his present; but of Cain and his present, he approved not, - and it angered Cain greatly, and his countenance fell.

Genesis 16:6

And Abram said unto Sarai, Lo! thy handmaid, is in thy hand, do to her what is good in thine eyes. So Sarai humbled her, and she fled from her face.

Genesis 21:8-10

And the child grew, and was weaned, - and Abraham made a great banquet, on the day of the weaning of Isaac. And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian woman whom she had borne to Abraham laughing! So she said to Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son, - for the son of this bondwoman must not inherit with my son with Isaac.

1 Samuel 18:8-9

Then was Saul exceeding angry, and this saying was offensive in his eyes, and he said, - They have ascribed, to David, ten thousands, but, to me, have they ascribed thousands, - What, more, then, can he have but, the kingdom? And Saul was eyeing David from that day forward.

John 15:20

Remember the word which, I, spake unto you: A servant is not greater than his lord. If, me, they persecuted, you too, will they persecute, - If, my word, they kept, your own also, will they keep.

Jeremiah 38:6

Then took they Jeremiah and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah son of the king, which was in the guard-court, and they let Jeremiah down with ropes, - now, in the dungeon, was no water only mire, so Jeremiah sank in the mire.

Daniel 3:4-6

And, the herald, proclaimed aloud, - To you, is given the word, O ye peoples, races, and tongues: At what time ye shall hear the sound of the horn, the pipe, the lyre, the harp, the psaltery, the bagpipes, and all kinds of instruments of music, ye shall fall down and adore the image of gold, which Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up; and, whosoever shall not fall down and adore, shall, instantly, be cast into the burning furnace of fire.

Daniel 6:7

All the ministers of the kingdom, the nobles and satraps, the near friends and the pashas, have consulted together, to establish a royal statute, and to confirm an interdict, - That, whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man, for thirty days, save of thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions.

Matthew 5:10-12

Happy, they who have been persecuted for righteousness' sake; for, theirs, is the kingdom of the heavens. Happy, are ye, whensoever they may reproach you and persecute you, and say every evil thing against you, falsely, for my sake: Rejoice and exult, because, your reward, is great in the heavens; for, so, persecuted they the prophets who were before you.

Matthew 10:35-36

For I came to set at variance - a man, against, his father, and, a daughter, against, her mother, and, a bride, against, her mother-in-law; And, a man foes, are, they of his own house.

Revelation 6:9-11

And, when he opened the fifth seal, I saw, beneath the altar, the souls of them who had been slain because of the word of God and because of the witness which they held. And they cried out with a loud voice, saying - How long, O Sovereign, the Holy and True, dost thou not vindicate and avenge our blood from them that dwell upon the earth? And there was given to them, each one, a white robe, and it was bidden them, that they should rest yet a little while - until the number should be made full of their fellow-servants also, and their brethren, who were about to be slain as even, they.

2 Samuel 4:4

And, Jonathan, son of Saul, had a son, lame of his feet, - five years old, was he, when tidings came in of Saul and Jonathan from Jezreel, so his nurse took him up, and fled, and it came to pass, when she started up to flee, that he fell and was lamed, and, his name, was, Mephibosheth.

2 Kings 1:2

And Ahaziah fell through the lattice in his upper chamber, which was in Samaria, and became sick, - so he sent messengers, and said unto them - Go enquire of Baalzebub, god of Ekron, whether I shall recover from this sickness.

Luke 13:4

Or, those eighteen, upon whom fell the tower in Siloam, and slew them, suppose ye that, they, had become, debtors, beyond all the men who were dwelling in Jerusalem?

Genesis 48:1

And it came to pass after these things, that one said to Joseph, Lo! thy father, is sick. So he took his two sons with him, Manasseh and Ephraim.

2 Kings 20:1

In those days, was Hezekiah sick, unto death, - and Isaiah son of Amoz, the prophet, came unto him, and said unto him - Thus, saith Yahweh Set in order thy house, for, about to die, thou, art, and shalt not recover.

Job 2:7

So the accuser went forth from the presence of Yahweh, - and smote Job with a sore boil, from the sole of his foot, unto his crown.

Psalm 42:10

With a crushing of my bones, have my adversaries reproached me, - While they keep saying unto me all the day, Where is thy God?

Matthew 8:6

and saying, Lord! my servant, is laid prostrate in the house, a paralytic, fearfully tortured.

Acts 28:8

And it so happened that, the father of Publius, with feverish heats and dysentery distressed, was lying prostrate: unto whom Paul entering in and praying, laid his hands on him, and healed him.

2 Timothy 4:20

Erastus, remained in Corinth; but, Trophimus, I left at Miletus, sick.

Genesis 12:10

And it came to pass that there was a famine, in the land, - so Abram went down towards Egypt, to sojourn there, because grievous, was the famine in the land.

Job 30:3

In want and hunger, they were lean, - who used to gnaw the dry ground, a dark night of desolation!

Isaiah 5:13

Therefore, are my people taken away captive before they know it, - And their honourable mean are famished with hunger, And, their multitude, do gape for thirst.

Matthew 25:42-43

For I hungered, and ye gave me not to eat, and I was thirsty, and ye gave me not to drink, A stranger, was I, and ye took me not home, naked, and ye clothed me not, sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

1 Kings 22:48

Jehoshaphat, made ships of Tarshish, to go to Ophir, for gold; but they went not, - for ships had been broken to pieces in Ezion-geber.

Job 1:16

Yet was this one speaking, when, another, came in and said, - A fire of God, fell out of the heavens, and burned up the sheep and the young men, and consumed them; and escaped am, only I alone, to tell thee.

Isaiah 29:6

From Yahweh of hosts, shalt thou be visited, With thunder, and with earthquake and a great noise, hurricane and storm and flame of fire devouring;

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