'Cry' in the Bible
I will go down now and see whether they have done altogether [as vilely and wickedly] as is the cry of it which has come to Me; and if not, I will know.
When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried out with a great and bitter cry and said to his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father!
However, after a long time [nearly forty years] the king of Egypt died; and the Israelites were sighing and groaning because of the bondage. They kept crying, and their cry because of slavery ascended to God.
And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters and oppressors; for I know their sorrows and sufferings and trials.
Now behold, the cry of the Israelites has come to Me, and I have also seen how the Egyptians oppress them.
But the number of the bricks which they made before you shall still require of them; you shall not diminish it in the least. For they are idle; that is why they cry, Let us go and sacrifice to our God.
There shall be a great cry in all the land of Egypt, such as has never been nor ever shall be again.
Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was not a house where there was not one dead.
The Lord said to Moses, Why do you cry to Me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward!
If you afflict them in any way and they cry at all to Me, I will surely hear their cry;
But Moses said, It is not the sound of shouting for victory, neither is it the sound of the cry of the defeated, but the sound of singing that I hear.
And the leper's clothes shall be rent, and the hair of his head shall hang loose, and he shall cover his upper lip and cry, Unclean, unclean!
And all Israel who were round about them fled at their cry, for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also.
Beware lest there be a base thought in your [minds and] hearts, and you say, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand, and your eye be evil against your poor brother and you give him nothing, and he cry to the Lord against you, and it be sin in you.
Then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city and shall stone them to death -- "the young woman because she did not cry for help though she was in the city, and the man because he has violated his neighbor's [promised] wife. So shall you put away evil from among you.
You shall give him his hire on the day he earns it before the sun goes down, for he is poor, and sets his heart upon it; lest he cry against you to the Lord, and it be sin to you.
Go, cry to the gods you have chosen; let them deliver you in your time of distress.
Then Elkanah her husband said to her, Hannah, why do you cry? And why do you not eat? And why are you grieving? Am I not more to you than ten sons?
The men who had not died were stricken with very painful tumors or boils, and the cry of the city went up to heaven.
And the Israelites said to Samuel, Do not cease to cry to the Lord our God for us, that He may save us from the hand of the Philistines.
In that day you will cry out because of your king you have chosen for yourselves, but the Lord will not hear you then.
Tomorrow about this time I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him to be leader over My people Israel; and he shall save them out of the hand of the Philistines. For I have looked upon the distress of My people, because their cry has come to Me.
So David rose up early next morning, left the sheep with a keeper, took the provisions, and went, as Jesse had commanded him. And he came to the encampment as the host going forth to the battleground shouted the battle cry.
For all of my father's house were but doomed to death before my lord the king; yet you set your servant among those who ate at your own table. What right therefore have I to cry any more to the king?
In my distress I called upon the Lord; I cried to my God, and He heard my voice from His temple; my cry came into His ears.
Yet graciously consider the prayer and supplication of Your servant, O Lord my God, to hearken to the [loud] cry and prayer which he prays before You today,
At noon Elijah mocked them, saying, Cry aloud, for he is a god; either he is musing, or he has gone aside, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and must be awakened.
And there went a cry throughout the army about sundown, saying, Every man to his city and his own country,
Yet have respect for the prayer of Your servant and for his supplication, O Lord my God, to listen to the cry and the prayer which Your servant prays before You,
If evil comes upon us, the sword of judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we will stand before this house and before You -- "for Your Name [and the symbol of Your presence] is in this house -- "and cry to You in our affliction, and You will hear and save.
Now there arose a great cry of the [poor] people and of their wives [driven to borrowing] against their Jewish brethren [the few who could afford to lend].
I [Nehemiah] was very angry when I heard their cry and these words.
You saw our fathers' affliction in Egypt, and You heard their cry at the Red Sea.
Now when Mordecai learned all that was done, [he] rent his clothes and put on sackcloth with ashes and went out into the midst of the city and cried with a loud and bitter cry.
O earth, cover not my blood, and let my cry have no resting-place [where it will cease being heard].
Behold, I cry out, Violence! but I am not heard; I cry aloud for help, but there is no justice.
I cry to You, [Lord,] and You do not answer me; I stand up, but You [only] gaze [indifferently] at me.
However, does not one falling in a heap of ruins stretch out his hand? Or in his calamity will he not therefore cry for help?
I go about blackened, but not by the sun; I stand up in the congregation and cry for help.
So that they caused the cry of the poor to come to Him, and He heard the cry of the afflicted.
Because of the multitudes of oppressions the people cry out; they cry for help because of the violence of the mighty.
[The people] cry out because of the pride of evil men, but He does not answer.
Surely God will refuse to answer [the cry which is] vanity (vain and empty -- "instead of abiding trust); neither will the Almighty regard it -- "
But the godless and profane in heart heap up anger [at the divine discipline]; they do not cry to Him when He binds them [with cords of affliction].
Will your cry be sufficient to keep you from distress, or will all the force of your strength do it?
Who provides for the raven its prey when its young ones cry to God and wander about for lack of food?
With my voice I cry to the Lord, and He hears and answers me out of His holy hill. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
Hear the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to You do I pray.
For He Who avenges the blood [of His people shed unjustly] remembers them; He does not forget the cry of the afflicted (the poor and the humble).
Hear the right (my righteous cause), O Lord; listen to my shrill, piercing cry! Give ear to my prayer, that comes from unfeigned and guileless lips.
In my distress [when seemingly closed in] I called upon the Lord and cried to my God; He heard my voice out of His temple (heavenly dwelling place), and my cry came before Him, into His [very] ears.
O my God, I cry in the daytime, but You answer not; and by night I am not silent or find no rest.
Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud; have mercy and be gracious to me and answer me!
Unto You do I cry, O Lord my Rock, be not deaf and silent to me, lest, if You be silent to me, I become like those going down to the pit [the grave].
Hear the voice of my supplication as I cry to You for help, as I lift up my hands toward Your innermost sanctuary (the Holy of Holies).
The eyes of the Lord are toward the [uncompromisingly] righteous and His ears are open to their cry.
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their distress and troubles.
Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear to my cry; hold not Your peace at my tears! For I am Your passing guest, a temporary resident, as all my fathers were.
I waited patiently and expectantly for the Lord; and He inclined to me and heard my cry.
Then shall my enemies turn back in the day that I cry out; this I know, for God is for me.
I will cry to God Most High, Who performs on my behalf and rewards me [Who brings to pass His purposes for me and surely completes them]!
Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.
From the end of the earth will I cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed and fainting; lead me to the rock that is higher than I [yes, a rock that is too high for me].
In the midst of Your Holy Place Your enemies have roared [with their battle cry]; they set up their own [idol] emblems for signs [of victory].
I will cry to God with my voice, even to God with my voice, and He will give ear and hearken to me.
My soul yearns, yes, even pines and is homesick for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out and sing for joy to the living God.
Be merciful and gracious to me, O Lord, for to You do I cry all the day.
Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; and listen to the cry of my supplications.
Let my prayer come before You and really enter into Your presence; incline Your ear to my cry!
But to You I cry, O Lord; and in the morning shall my prayer come to meet You.
He shall cry to Me, You are my Father, my God, and the Rock of my salvation!
Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my cry come to You.
Nevertheless He regarded their distress when He heard their cry;
Then they cry to the Lord in their trouble, and He delivers them out of their distresses.
Then they cry to the Lord in their trouble, and He brings them out of their distresses.
My eyes anticipate the night watches and I am awake before the cry of the watchman, that I may meditate on Your word.
Let my mournful cry and supplication come [near] before You, O Lord; give me understanding (discernment and comprehension) according to Your word [of assurance and promise].
Lord, I call upon You; hasten to me. Give ear to my voice when I cry to You.
I cry to the Lord with my voice; with my voice to the Lord do I make supplication.
Attend to my loud cry, for I am brought very low; deliver me from my persecutors, for they are stronger than I.
He will fulfill the desires of those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him; He also will hear their cry and will save them.
He gives to the beast his food, and to the young ravens that for which they cry.
Yes, if you cry out for insight and raise your voice for understanding,
Does not skillful and godly Wisdom cry out, and understanding raise her voice [in contrast to the loose woman]?
Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor will cry out himself and not be heard.
For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah His pleasant planting [the plant of His delight]. And He looked for justice, but behold, [He saw] oppression and bloodshed; [He looked] for righteousness (for uprightness and right standing with God), but behold, [He heard] a cry [of oppression and distress]!
Make an uproar and be broken in pieces, O you peoples [rage, raise the war cry, do your worst, and be utterly dismayed]! Give ear, all you [our enemies] of far countries. Gird yourselves [for war], and be thrown into consternation! Gird yourselves, and be [utterly] dismayed!
Cry aloud [in consternation], O Daughter of Gallim! Hearken, O Laishah! [Answer her] O you poor Anathoth!
Cry aloud and shout joyfully, you women and inhabitants of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.
And wolves and howling creatures will cry and answer in the deserted castles, and jackals in the pleasant palaces. And [Babylon's] time has nearly come, and her days will not be prolonged.
Howl, O gate! Cry, O city! Melt away, O Philistia, all of you! For there is coming a smoke out of the north, and there is no straggler in his ranks and none stands aloof [in Hezekiah's battalions].
And Heshbon and Elealeh [cities in possession of Moab] cry out; their voice is heard even to Jahaz. Therefore the armed soldiers of Moab cry out; [Moab's] life is grievous and trembles within him.
My heart cries out for Moab; his nobles and other fugitives flee to Zoar, to Eglath-shelishiyah [like a heifer three years old]. For with weeping they go up the ascent of Luhith; for on the road to Horonaim they raise a cry of destruction.
For the cry [of distress] has gone round the borders of Moab; the wailing has reached to Eglaim, and the prolonged and mournful cry to Beer-elim.
Therefore I [Isaiah] will weep with the weeping of Jazer for the vines of Sibmah. I will drench you with my tears, O Heshbon and Elealeh; for upon your summer fruits and your harvest the shout [of alarm and the cry of the enemy] has fallen.
And it will be a sign and a witness to the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to the Lord because of oppressors, and He will send them a savior, even a mighty one, and he will deliver them.
[But] these [who have escaped and remain] lift up their voices, they shout; for the majesty of the Lord they cry aloud from the [Mediterranean] Sea.
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