'Anguish' in the Bible
He said to the woman:I will intensify your labor pains;you will bear children in anguish.Your desire will be for your husband,yet he will rule over you.
And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.
And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.
Then there will be a great cry of anguish through all the land of Egypt such as never was before, or ever will be again.
When the peoples hear, they will shudder;anguish will seize the inhabitants of Philistia.
This day will I begin to put the dread of thee and the fear of thee upon the nations that are under the whole heaven, who shall hear report of thee, and shall tremble, and be in anguish because of thee.
Don’t think of me as a wicked woman; I’ve been praying from the depth of my anguish and resentment.”
He said unto me again, Stand, I pray thee, upon me, and slay me: for anguish is come upon me, because my life is yet whole in me.
David arose, ripped his clothes in anguish, and collapsed to the ground while all of his staff stood by with their own clothes torn.
whatever prayer or request is made, no matter whether it's made by a single man or by all of your people Israel, each praying out of his own hurting heart and anguish and stretching out his hands toward this Temple,
When she came up to the man of God at the mountain, she clung to his feet. Gehazi came to push her away, but the man of God said, “Leave her alone—she is in severe anguish, and the Lord has hidden it from me. He hasn’t told me.”
And I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and I will plant them, and they shall dwell in their place and be in anguish no longer. And wicked men will no longer wear them down as before,
whatever prayer or request is made, no matter whether it's made by a single man or by all of your people Israel, each praying out of his own illness and anguish and stretching out their hands toward this Temple,
Then Esther’s maidens and her eunuchs came and told her, and the queen writhed in great anguish. And she sent garments to clothe Mordecai that he might remove his sackcloth from him, but he did not accept them.
and sat with Job on the ground for a full week without saying a word, since they could see the great extent of his anguish.
"As far as I'm concerned, my food comes to me in the form of sighs, and my cries of anguish pour out like water.
"Oh that my anguish were weighed, and all my calamity laid in the balances!
At least I could still take comfort and rejoice in unceasing anguish, for I didn't conceal what the Holy One has to say.
Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.
Trouble and anguish shall make him afraid; they shall prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle.
My soul is also in great anguish. But you, Yahweh -- how long?
I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart is like wax; it is softened [with anguish] and melted down within me.
I am faint and severely crushed;I groan because of the anguish of my heart.
Trembling took hold upon them there; anguish, as of a woman in travail.
My heart is in anguish within me,And the terrors of death have fallen upon me.
The waters saw You, O God;The waters saw You, they were in anguish;The deeps also trembled.
Rising up to the sky, sinking down to the depths,their courage melting away in anguish,
The ropes of death were wound around me and the anguish of Sheol came upon me; I encountered distress and sorrow.
Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.
May our cattle grow heavy with young, with no damage or loss. May there be no cry of anguish in our streets!
When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
You will cry out in anguish when your end comes, when your flesh and body are consumed,
And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.
But there will be no more gloom for her who was in anguish; in earlier times He treated the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali with contempt, but later on He shall make it glorious, by the way of the sea, on the other side of Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles.
They will be horrified;pain and agony will seize them;they will be in anguish like a woman in labor.They will look at each other,their faces flushed with fear.
Therefore I am filled with anguish.Pain grips me, like the pain of a woman in labor.I am too perplexed to hear,too dismayed to see.
When the news reaches Egypt,they will be in anguish over the news about Tyre.
The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people that shall not profit them.
What can I say, so I tell myself, since he has done this to me? I will walk slowly all my years because of my soul's anguish.
Yes, it was for my own good that I suffered extreme anguish. But in love you have held back my life from the Pit in which it has been confined; you have tossed all my sins behind your back.
He will see it out of His anguish,and He will be satisfied with His knowledge.My righteous Servant will justify many,and He will carry their iniquities.
My servants will sing in gladness of heart, but you'll cry for help from anguish of heart, and you'll howl from brokenness of spirit.
My anguish, my anguish! I writhe in agony!Oh, the pain in my heart!My heart pounds;I cannot be silent.For you, my soul,have heard the sound of the ram’s horn—the shout of battle.
For I have heard a voice as of a woman in travail, and the anguish as of her that bringeth forth her first child, the voice of the daughter of Zion, that bewaileth herself, that spreadeth her hands, saying, Woe is me now! for my soul is wearied because of murderers.
We have heard the fame thereof: our hands wax feeble: anguish hath taken hold of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail.
What will you say when the Lord appoints as rulers over you those allies that you, yourself, had actually prepared as such? Then anguish and agony will grip you like that of a woman giving birth to a baby.
I'll make their widows more numerous than the sand of the sea. At noontime I'll send a destroyer against the mother of a young man. I'll cause terror and anguish to come to her unexpectedly.
Why must I continually suffer such painful anguish? Why must I endure the sting of their insults like an incurable wound? Will you let me down when I need you like a brook one goes to for water, but that cannot be relied on?"
Wail and cry out in anguish, you rulers! Roll in the dust, you who shepherd flocks of people! The time for you to be slaughtered has come. You will lie scattered and fallen like broken pieces of fine pottery.
Listen to the cries of anguish of the leaders. Listen to the wails of the shepherds of the flocks. They are wailing because the Lord is about to destroy their lands.
Cries of anguish will arise in Horonaim, 'Oh, the ruin and great destruction!'
For by the ascent of Luhith continual weeping shall go up; for in the descent of Horonaim is heard the anguish of the cry of destruction.
Cries of anguish raised from Heshbon and Elealeh will be sounded as far as Jahaz. They will be sounded from Zoar as far as Horonaim and Eglath Shelishiyah. For even the waters of Nimrim will be dried up.
Wail, you people in Heshbon, because Ai in Ammon is destroyed. Cry out in anguish, you people in the villages surrounding Rabbah. Put on sackcloth and cry out in mourning. Run about covered with gashes. For your god Milcom will go into exile along with his priests and officials.
The people of the earth will quake when they hear of their downfall. Their cries of anguish will be heard all the way to the Gulf of Aqaba.
Damascus is waxed feeble, and turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on her: anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail.
The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands waxed feeble: anguish took hold of him, and pangs as of a woman in travail.
The people of the earth will quake when they hear Babylon has been captured. Her cries of anguish will be heard by the other nations."
Cries of anguish will come from Babylon, the sound of great destruction from the land of the Babylonians.
(Dalet) The roads to Zion mourn because no one travels to the festivals. All her city gates are deserted; her priests groan. Her virgins grieve; she is in bitter anguish!
He has built up [siege mounds] against me and surrounded me with bitterness, tribulation, and anguish.
You will give them a heart filled with anguish.May Your curse be on them!
Anguish is coming!They will seek peace, but there will be none.
They shave their heads because of youand wrap themselves in sackcloth.They weep over youwith deep anguish and bitter mourning.
A sword will come against Egypt,and there will be anguish in Cushwhen the slain fall in Egypt,and its wealth is taken away,and its foundations are torn down.
On that day, messengers will go out from Me in ships to terrify confident Cush. Anguish will come over them on the day of Egypt’s doom. For indeed it is coming.”
I will set fire to Egypt;Pelusium will writhe in anguish,Thebes will be breached,and Memphis will face foes in broad daylight.
When he reached the den, he cried out in anguish to Daniel. “Daniel, servant of the living God,” the king said, “has your God whom you serve continually been able to rescue you from the lions?”
But suddenly someone who resembled a human being touched my lips, so addressing the one who was standing in front of me, I opened my mouth and said, "Sir, I'm overwhelmed with anguish by this vision. I have no strength left.
Before them the peoples are in anguish: all faces turn pale.
Therefore Yahweh, the God of Hosts, the Lord, says:There will be wailing in all the public squares;they will cry out in anguish in all the streets.The farmer will be called on to mourn,and professional mourners to wail.
Now, why are you shouting loudly?Is there no king with you?Has your counselor perishedso that anguish grips you like a woman in labor?
She is emptied! Yes, she is desolate and waste!Hearts are melting and knees knocking!Also anguish is in the whole bodyAnd all their faces are grown pale!
I saw the tents of Cushan in distress, and the tent curtains of the land of Midian in anguish.
That day is a day of wrath, a day of distress and anguish, a day of ruin and devastation, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness,
Ashkelon will see and be afraid; Gaza will be in great anguish, as will Ekron, for her hope will have been dried up. Gaza will lose her king, and Ashkelon will no longer be inhabited.
"Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, in terrible anguish."
All this is but the beginning [the early pains] of the birth pangs [of the intolerable anguish].
Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn and beat their breasts and lament in anguish, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory [in brilliancy and splendor].
And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zabdi. Then He began to be full of anguish and distress,
and He said to them, "My soul is crushed with anguish to the very point of death; wait here, and keep awake with me."
And after giving a [hoarse, clamoring, fear-stricken] shriek of anguish and convulsing him terribly, it came out; and the boy lay [pale and motionless] like a corpse, so that many of them said, He is dead.
For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines and calamities. This is but the beginning of the intolerable anguish and suffering [only the first of the birth pangs].
and He said to them, "My heart is oppressed with anguish to the very point of death: wait here and keep awake."
When they saw Him, they were smitten with amazement, and His mother said to Him, "My child, why have you behaved thus to us? Your father and I have been searching for you in anguish."
And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame.
But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things: but now here he is comforted and thou art in anguish.
Alas for those who are pregnant and for those who have babies which they are nursing in those days! For great misery and anguish and distress shall be upon the land and indignation and punishment and retribution upon this people.
“Then there will be signs in the sun, moon, and stars; and there will be anguish on the earth among nations bewildered by the roaring sea and waves.
Being in anguish, He prayed more fervently, and His sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground.]
A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.
Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
Who can separate us from the love of Christ?Can affliction or anguish or persecutionor famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
that I have intense sorrow and continual anguish in my heart.
For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.
and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man in anguish over the debauched lifestyle of lawless men,
Take note: I will throw her on a bed [ of anguish], and those who commit adultery with her [her paramours] I will bring down to pressing distress and severe affliction, unless they turn away their minds from conduct [such as] hers and repent of their doings.
She was pregnant and she cried out in her birth pangs, in the anguish of her delivery.
The fifth angel poured his bowl on the throne of the beast. Its kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed on their tongues in anguish
And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their anguish and their ulcers (sores), and they did not deplore their wicked deeds or repent [for what they had done].
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