'Cry' in the Bible
Then the Angel of the Lord said to her:You have conceived and will have a son.You will name him Ishmael,for the Lord has heard your cry of affliction.
I will go down to see if what they have done justifies the cry that has come up to Me. If not, I will find out.”
When Esau heard his father’s words, he cried out with a loud and bitter cry and said to his father, “Bless me too, my father!”
After a long time, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned because of their difficult labor, and they cried out; and their cry for help ascended to God because of the difficult labor.
The Israelites’ cry for help has come to Me, and I have also seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them.
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.
If you do mistreat them, they will no doubt cry to Me, and I will certainly hear their cry.
But Moses replied:It’s not the sound of a victory cryand not the sound of a cry of defeat;I hear the sound of singing!
“The person afflicted with an infectious skin disease is to have his clothes torn and his hair hanging loose, and he must cover his mouth and cry out, ‘Unclean, unclean!’
Be careful that there isn’t this wicked thought in your heart, ‘The seventh year, the year of canceling debts, is near,’ and you are stingy toward your poor brother and give him nothing. He will cry out to the Lord against you, and you will be guilty.
you must take the two of them out to the gate of that city and stone them to death—the young woman because she did not cry out in the city and the man because he has violated his neighbor’s fiancée. You must purge the evil from you.
You are to pay him his wages each day before the sun sets, because he is poor and depends on them. Otherwise he will cry out to the Lord against you, and you will be held guilty.
So we called out to Yahweh, the God of our fathers, and the Lord heard our cry and saw our misery, hardship, and oppression.
He said this about Judah:Lord, hear Judah’s cry and bring him to his people.He fights for his cause with his own hands,but may You be a help against his foes.
Go and cry out to the gods you have chosen. Let them deliver you in the time of your oppression.”
The Philistines heard the sound of the war cry and asked, “What’s this loud shout in the Hebrews’ camp?” When the Philistines discovered that the ark of the Lord had entered the camp,
When that day comes, you will cry out because of the king you’ve chosen for yourselves, but the Lord won’t answer you on that day.”
“At this time tomorrow I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin. Anoint him ruler over My people Israel. He will save them from the hand of the Philistines because I have seen the affliction of My people, for their cry has come to Me.”
So David got up early in the morning, left the flock with someone to keep it, loaded up, and set out as Jesse had instructed him.He arrived at the perimeter of the camp as the army was marching out to its battle formation shouting their battle cry.
The men of Israel and Judah rallied, shouting their battle cry, and chased the Philistines to the entrance of the valley and to the gates of Ekron. Philistine bodies were strewn all along the Shaaraim road to Gath and Ekron.
I called to the Lord in my distress;I called to my God.From His temple He heard my voice,and my cry for help reached His ears.
Listen to Your servant’s prayer and his petition,Lord my God,so that You may hear the cry and the prayerthat Your servant prays before You today,
Then the cry rang out in the army as the sun set, declaring:Each man to his own city,and each man to his own land!
Listen to Your servant’s prayer and his petition,Lord my God,so that You may hear the cry and the prayerthat Your servant prays before You,
and the men of Judah raised the battle cry. When the men of Judah raised the battle cry, God routed Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah.
“If disaster comes on us—sword or judgment, pestilence or famine—we will stand before this temple and before You, for Your name is in this temple. We will cry out to You because of our distress, and You will hear and deliver.”
You saw the oppression of our ancestors in Egyptand heard their cry at the Red Sea.
Earth, do not cover my blood;may my cry for help find no resting place.
I cry out: “Violence!” but get no response;I call for help, but there is no justice.
From the city, men groan;the mortally wounded cry for help,yet God pays no attention to this crime.
I cry out to You for help, but You do not answer me;when I stand up, You merely look at me.
but caused the poor to cry out to Him,and He heard the outcry of the afflicted.
People cry out because of severe oppression;they shout for help because of the arm of the mighty.
There they cry out, but He does not answer,because of the pride of evil men.
Those who have a godless heart harbor anger;even when God binds them, they do not cry for help.
Who provides the raven’s foodwhen its young cry out to Godand wander about for lack of food?
When the trumpet blasts, he snorts defiantly.He smells the battle from a distance;he hears the officers’ shouts and the battle cry.
I cry aloud to the Lord,and He answers me from His holy mountain.Selah
Pay attention to the sound of my cry,my King and my God,for I pray to You.
For the One who seeks an accountingfor bloodshed remembers them;He does not forget the cry of the afflicted.
A Prayer for ProtectionA Davidic prayer. Lord, hear a just cause;pay attention to my cry;listen to my prayer—from lips free of deceit.
I called to the Lord in my distress,and I cried to my God for help.From His temple He heard my voice,and my cry to Him reached His ears.
They cry for help, but there is no one to save them—they cry to the Lord, but He does not answer them.
My God, I cry by day, but You do not answer,by night, yet I have no rest.
Listen to the sound of my pleadingwhen I cry to You for help,when I lift up my handstoward Your holy sanctuary.
The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birthand strips the woodlands bare.In His temple all cry, “Glory!”
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,and His ears are open to their cry for help.
The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears,and delivers them from all their troubles.
“Hear my prayer, Lord,and listen to my cry for help;do not be silent at my tears.For I am a foreigner residing with You,a temporary resident like all my fathers.
For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.I waited patiently for the Lord,and He turned to me and heard my cry for help.
For the choir director. A psalm of the sons of Korah.Clap your hands, all you peoples;shout to God with a jubilant cry.
For the choir director: on stringed instruments. Davidic.God, hear my cry;pay attention to my prayer.
For he will rescue the poor who cry outand the afflicted who have no helper.
For the choir director: according to Jeduthun. Of Asaph. A psalm.I cry aloud to God,aloud to God, and He will hear me.
I long and yearnfor the courts of the Lord;my heart and flesh cry out for the living God.
A song. A psalm of the sons of Korah. For the choir director: according to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil of Heman the Ezrahite.Lord, God of my salvation,I cry out before You day and night.
May my prayer reach Your presence;listen to my cry.
My eyes are worn out from crying.Lord, I cry out to You all day long;I spread out my hands to You.
A prayer of an afflicted person who is weak and pours out his lament before the Lord.Lord, hear my prayer;let my cry for help come before You.
When He heard their cry,He took note of their distress,
I rise before dawn and cry out for help;I put my hope in Your word.
?TavLet my cry reach You, Lord;give me understanding according to Your word.
Lord, listen to my voice;let Your ears be attentiveto my cry for help.
I say to the Lord, “You are my God.”Listen, Lord, to my cry for help.
A Davidic Maskil. When he was in the cave. A prayer.I cry aloud to the Lord;I plead aloud to the Lord for mercy.
I cry to You, Lord;I say, “You are my shelter,my portion in the land of the living.”
Listen to my cry,for I am very weak.Rescue me from those who pursue me,for they are too strong for me.
Our cattle will be well fed.There will be no breach in the walls,no going into captivity,and no cry of lament in our public squares.
He fulfills the desires of those who fear Him;He hears their cry for help and saves them.
He provides the animals with their food,and the young ravens, what they cry for.
“People, I call out to you;my cry is to mankind.
The one who shuts his ears to the cry of the poorwill himself also call out and not be answered.
On that day he will cry out, saying:“I’m not a healer.I don’t even have food or clothing in my house.Don’t make me the leader of the people!”
Cry aloud, daughter of Gallim!Listen, Laishah!Anathoth is miserable.
Cry out and sing, citizen of Zion,for the Holy One of Israel is among youin His greatness.”
All the earth is calm and at rest;people shout with a ringing cry.
Wail, you gates! Cry out, city!Tremble with fear, all Philistia!For a cloud of dust is coming from the north,and there is no one missing from the invader’s ranks.
Heshbon and Elealeh cry out;their voices are heard as far away as Jahaz.Therefore the soldiers of Moab cry out,and they tremble.
My heart cries out over Moab,whose fugitives flee as far as Zoar,to Eglath-shelishiyah;they go up the slope of Luhith weeping;they raise a cry of destructionon the road to Horonaim.
For their cry echoesthroughout the territory of Moab.Their wailing reaches Eglaim;their wailing reaches Beer-elim.
It will be a sign and witness to the Lord of Hosts in the land of Egypt. When they cry out to the Lord because of their oppressors, He will send them a savior and leader, and he will rescue them.
In the streets they cry for wine.All joy grows dark;earth’s rejoicing goes into exile.
For you people will live on Zion in Jerusalem and will never cry again. He will show favor to you at the sound of your cry; when He hears, He will answer you.
Listen! Their warriors cry loudly in the streets;the messengers of peace weep bitterly.
A voice was saying, “Cry out!”Another said, “What should I cry out?”“All humanity is grass,and all its goodness is like the flower of the field.
He will not cry out or shoutor make His voice heard in the streets.
Let the desert and its cities shout,the settlements where Kedar dwells cry aloud.Let the inhabitants of Sela sing for joy;let them cry out from the mountaintops.
They lift it to their shoulder and bear it along;they set it in its place, and there it stands;it does not budge from its place.They cry out to it but it doesn’t answer;it saves no one from his trouble.
When you cry out,let your collection of idols deliver you!The wind will carry all of them off,a breath will take them away.But whoever takes refuge in Mewill inherit the landand possess My holy mountain.
“Cry out loudly, don’t hold back!Raise your voice like a trumpet.Tell My people their transgressionand the house of Jacob their sins.
At that time, when you call, the Lord will answer;when you cry out, He will say, ‘Here I am.’If you get rid of the yoke among you,the finger-pointing and malicious speaking,
My servants will shout for joy from a glad heart,but you will cry out from an anguished heart,and you will lament out of a broken spirit.
Declare in Judah, proclaim in Jerusalem, and say:Blow the ram’s horn throughout the land.Cry out loudly and say:Assemble yourselves,and let’s flee to the fortified cities.
I hear a cry like a woman in labor,a cry of anguish like one bearing her first child.The cry of Daughter Zion gasping for breath,stretching out her hands:Woe is me, for my life is wearybecause of the murderers!
“As for you, do not pray for these people. Do not offer a cry or a prayer on their behalf, and do not beg Me, for I will not listen to you.
Listen—the cry of my dear peoplefrom a far away land,“Is the Lord no longer in Zion,her King not within her?”Why have they provoked me to angerwith their carved images,with their worthless foreign idols?
“Therefore, this is what the Lord says: I am about to bring on them disaster that they cannot escape. They will cry out to Me, but I will not hear them.
Then the cities of Judah and the residents of Jerusalem will go and cry out to the gods they have been burning incense to, but they certainly will not save them in their time of disaster.
“As for you, do not pray for these people. Do not raise up a cry or a prayer on their behalf, for I will not be listening when they call out to Me at the time of their disaster.
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