50 Bible Verses about Tragedy
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I have seen another misfortune on the earth: It is an error a ruler makes.
Here is another misfortune that I have seen on earth, and it weighs heavily on people:
Then he called out to the Lord, "O Lord, my God, are you also bringing disaster on this widow I am staying with by killing her son?"
Now when they are saying, "There is peace and security," then sudden destruction comes on them, like labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will surely not escape.
Or those eighteen who were killed when the tower in Siloam fell on them, do you think they were worse offenders than all the others who live in Jerusalem?
If you faint in the day of trouble, your strength is small!
so I myself will laugh when disaster strikes you, I will mock when what you dread comes,
The Lord will protect you from all harm; he will protect your life.
Sorrow is better than laughter, because sober reflection is good for the heart.
The righteous do not encounter any harm, but the wicked are filled with calamity.
For a man may do his work with wisdom, knowledge, and skill; however, he must hand over the fruit of his labor as an inheritance to someone else who did not work for it. This also is futile, and an awful injustice!
God gives a man riches, property, and wealth so that he lacks nothing that his heart desires, yet God does not enable him to enjoy the fruit of his labor -- instead, someone else enjoys it! This is fruitless and a grave misfortune.
Here is a misfortune on earth that I have seen: Wealth hoarded by its owner to his own misery.
This is the unfortunate fact about everything that happens on earth: the same fate awaits everyone. In addition to this, the hearts of all people are full of evil, and there is folly in their hearts during their lives -- then they die.
Devise your strategy, but it will be thwarted! Issue your orders, but they will not be executed! For God is with us!
He stretched out over the boy three times and called out to the Lord, "O Lord, my God, please let this boy's breath return to him."
Surely, no one knows his appointed time! Like fish that are caught in a deadly net, and like birds that are caught in a snare -- just like them, all people are ensnared at an unfortunate time that falls upon them suddenly.
Whatever you plot against the Lord, he will completely destroy! Distress will not arise a second time.
who comforts us in all our troubles so that we may be able to comfort those experiencing any trouble with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and when he stumbles do not let your heart rejoice,
You will not be afraid of sudden disaster, or when destruction overtakes the wicked;
He does not deal with us as our sins deserve; he does not repay us as our misdeeds deserve.
This is another misfortune: Just as he came, so will he go. What did he gain from toiling for the wind?
The godly perish, but no one cares. Honest people disappear, when no one minds that the godly disappear because of evil.
I am the one who forms light and creates darkness; the one who brings about peace and creates calamity. I am the Lord, who accomplishes all these things.
I decided to carefully and thoroughly examine all that has been accomplished on earth. I concluded: God has given people a burdensome task that keeps them occupied.
But he replied, "You're talking like one of the godless women would do! Should we receive what is good from God, and not also receive what is evil?" In all this Job did not sin by what he said.
For if they fall, one will help his companion up, but pity the person who falls down and has no one to help him up.
For none of us lives for himself and none dies for himself.
When I am afraid, I trust in you.
Return to the stronghold, you prisoners, with hope; today I declare that I will return double what was taken from you.
Because of these things the wrath of God is coming on the sons of disobedience.
He had sexual relations with his wife; she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. Ephraim named him Beriah because tragedy had come to his family.
This woman's child suffocated during the night when she rolled on top of him.
All unrighteousness is sin, but there is sin not resulting in death.
So remember your Creator in the days of your youth -- before the difficult days come, and the years draw near when you will say, "I have no pleasure in them";
I said, "Oh, the feeling in the pit of my stomach! I writhe in anguish. Oh, the pain in my heart! My heart pounds within me. I cannot keep silent. For I hear the sound of the trumpet; the sound of the battle cry pierces my soul!
who delivers your life from the Pit, who crowns you with his loyal love and compassion,
For this reason I will mourn and wail; I will walk around barefoot and without my outer garments. I will howl like a wild dog, and screech like an owl.
Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth and spread it out for herself on a rock. From the beginning of the harvest until the rain fell on them, she did not allow the birds of the air to feed on them by day, nor the wild animals by night.
So look, the Lord is about to severely afflict your people, your sons, your wives, and all you own.
For judgment is merciless for the one who has shown no mercy. But mercy triumphs over judgment.
For he is not predisposed to afflict or to grieve people.
For if, by the transgression of the one man, death reigned through the one, how much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one, Jesus Christ!
And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.
I left here full, but the Lord has caused me to return empty-handed. Why do you call me 'Naomi,' seeing that the Lord has opposed me, and the Sovereign One has caused me to suffer?"
David was very upset, for the men were thinking of stoning him; each man grieved bitterly over his sons and daughters. But David drew strength from the Lord his God.
You will go insane from seeing all this.
She named the boy Ichabod, saying, "The glory has departed from Israel," referring to the capture of the ark of God and the deaths of her father-in-law and her husband.
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Tragedy On The Streets2 Samuel 20:12
Amasa was squirming in his own blood in the middle of the path, and this man had noticed that all the soldiers stopped. Having noticed that everyone who came across Amasa stopped, the man pulled him away from the path and into the field and threw a garment over him.