'Calamity' in the Bible
The one who is at ease holds calamity in contemptand thinks it is prepared for those whose feet are slipping.
He says to himself, “I will never be moved—from generation to generation without calamity.”
He sent His burning anger against them:fury, indignation, and calamity—a band of deadly messengers.
I, in turn, will laugh at your calamity.I will mock when terror strikes you,
when terror strikes you like a stormand your calamity comes like a whirlwind,when trouble and stress overcome you.
Therefore calamity will strike him suddenly;he will be shattered instantly—beyond recovery.
Don’t abandon your friend or your father’s friend,and don’t go to your brother’s housein your time of calamity;better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.
I will scatter them before the enemy like the east wind.I will show them My back and not My faceon the day of their calamity.
Even her mercenaries among herare like stall-fed calves.They too will turn back;together they will flee;they will not take their stand,for the day of their calamity is coming on them,the time of their punishment.
Moab’s calamity is near at hand;his disaster is rushing swiftly.
Run! Turn back! Lie low,residents of Dedan,for I will bring Esau’s calamity on himat the time I punish him.
Do not gloat over your brotherin the day of his calamity;do not rejoice over the people of Judahin the day of their destruction;do not boastfully mockin the day of distress.
Though the residents of Marothanxiously wait for something good,disaster has come from the Lordto the gate of Jerusalem.
Her leaders issue rulings for a bribe,her priests teach for payment,and her prophets practice divination for money.Yet they lean on the Lord, saying,“Isn’t the Lord among us?No disaster will overtake us.”