'Complain' in the Bible
in the morning you will see the Lord’s glory because He has heard your complaints about Him. For who are we that you complain about us?”
Now the people became like those who complain of adversity in the hearing of the Lord; and when the Lord heard it, His anger was kindled, and the fire of the Lord burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp.
So the men Moses sent to scout out the land, and who returned and incited the entire community to complain about him by spreading a negative report about the land—
Therefore, it is you and all your followers who have conspired against the Lord! As for Aaron, who is he that you should complain about him?”
And it shall be, when their fathers or their brethren come unto us to complain, that we will say unto them, Be favourable unto them for our sakes: because we reserved not to each man his wife in the war: for ye did not give unto them at this time, that ye should be guilty.
For all my father’s household was nothing but dead men before my lord the king; yet you set your servant among those who ate at your own table. What right do I have yet that I should complain anymore to the king?”
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.
For I've said, "My bed will comfort me; my couch will ease my burdens while I complain.'
"I am weary of my life; I will complain without restraint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
"If I've refused to help my male and female servants when they complain against me,
If my land cry against me, or that the furrows likewise thereof complain;
“Why do you complain against HimThat He does not give an account of all His doings?
how much less when you complainthat you do not see Him,that your case is before Himand you are waiting for Him.
I complain and groan morning, noon, and night,and He hears my voice.
For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.God, hear my voice when I complain.Protect my life from the terror of the enemy.
I remember God, and am disquieted: I complain, and my spirit is overwhelmed. Selah
Moreover, those who go astray in spirit will gain understanding, and those who complain will accept instruction.'"
"Jacob, why do you say and Israel, why do you complain "My predicament is hidden from the LORD, and my cause is ignored by my God.'?
“Why do you complain and contend with Me?You have all rebelled (transgressed) against Me,” says the Lord.
You, O Lord are [uncompromisingly] righteous and consistently just when I plead my case with You;Yet let me discuss issues of justice with You:Why has the way of the wicked prospered?Why are those who deal in treachery (deceit) at ease and thriving?
For whenever I speak, I must shout out;I shout violence and destruction,Because the word of the Lord has become to meA reprimand and a mockery and has brought me insult all day long.
Why do you complain about your injuries, that your pain is incurable? I have done all this to you because your wickedness is so great and your sin is so much.
Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?
When they received it, they began to complain to the landowner:
And the Pharisees and their scribes began to complain to his disciples, saying, "Why do you eat and drink with the tax collectors and sinners?"
and this led the Pharisees and the Scribes indignantly to complain, saying, "He gives a welcome to notorious sinners, and joins them at their meals!"
All who saw it began to complain, “He’s gone to lodge with a sinful man!”
Jesus replied, "Do not complain about me to one another.
Nor should we complain as some of them did, and were killed by the destroyer.
but His reply has been, "My grace suffices for you, for power matures in weakness." Most gladly therefore will I boast of my infirmities rather than complain of them--in order that Christ's power may overshadow me.
Brothers, do not complain about one another, so that you will not be judged. Look, the judge stands at the door!
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