'Cry' in the Bible
When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried out with an exceedingly great and bitter cry, and said to his father, “Bless me, even me also, O my father!”
Now it came about in the course of those many days that the king of Egypt died. And the sons of Israel sighed because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry for help because of their bondage rose up to God.
The Lord said, “I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt, and have given heed to their cry because of their taskmasters, for I am aware of their sufferings.
Now, behold, the cry of the sons of Israel has come to Me; furthermore, I have seen the oppression with which the Egyptians are oppressing them.
But the quota of bricks which they were making previously, you shall impose on them; you are not to reduce any of it. Because they are lazy, therefore they cry out, ‘Let us go and sacrifice to our God.’
Moreover, there shall be a great cry in all the land of Egypt, such as there has not been before and such as shall never be again.
Pharaoh arose in the night, he and all his servants and all the Egyptians, and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was no home where there was not someone dead.
If you afflict him at all, and if he does cry out to Me, I will surely hear his cry;
But he said,“It is not the sound of the cry of triumph,Nor is it the sound of the cry of defeat;But the sound of singing I hear.”
“As for the leper who has the infection, his clothes shall be torn, and the hair of his head shall be uncovered, and he shall cover his mustache and cry, ‘Unclean! Unclean!’
Beware that there is no base thought in your heart, saying, ‘The seventh year, the year of remission, is near,’ and your eye is hostile toward your poor brother, and you give him nothing; then he may cry to the Lord against you, and it will be a sin in you.
then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city and you shall stone them to death; the girl, because she did not cry out in the city, and the man, because he has violated his neighbor’s wife. Thus you shall purge the evil from among you.
You shall give him his wages on his day before the sun sets, for he is poor and sets his heart on it; so that he will not cry against you to the Lord and it become sin in you.
Go and cry out to the gods which you have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your distress.”
And the men who did not die were smitten with tumors and the cry of the city went up to heaven.
Then the sons of Israel 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.”
Then you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, but the Lord will not answer you in that day.”
“About this time tomorrow I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him to be prince over My people Israel; and he will deliver My people from the hand of the Philistines. For I have regarded My people, because their cry has come to Me.”
So David arose early in the morning and left the flock with a keeper and took the supplies and went as Jesse had commanded him. And he came to the circle of the camp while the army was going out in battle array shouting the war cry.
“In my distress I called upon the Lord,Yes, I cried to my God;And from His temple He heard my voice,And my cry for help came into His ears.
Yet have regard to the prayer of Your servant and to his supplication, O Lord my God, to listen to the cry and to the prayer which Your servant prays before You today;
Then a cry passed throughout the army close to sunset, saying, “Every man to his city and every man to his country.”
Yet have regard to the prayer of Your servant and to his supplication, O Lord my God, to listen to the cry and to the prayer which Your servant prays before You;
Then the men of Judah raised a war cry, and when the men of Judah raised the war cry, then it was that God routed Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah.
‘Should evil come upon us, the sword, or judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we will stand before this house and before You (for Your name is in this house) and cry to You in our distress, and You will hear and deliver us.’
“You saw the affliction of our fathers in Egypt,And heard their cry by the Red Sea.
“O earth, do not cover my blood,And let there be no resting place for my cry.
“Behold, I cry, ‘Violence!’ but I get no answer;I shout for help, but there is no justice.
“From the city men groan,And the souls of the wounded cry out;Yet God does not pay attention to folly.
“Among the bushes they cry out;Under the nettles they are gathered together.
“I cry out to You for help, but You do not answer me;I stand up, and You turn Your attention against me.
“Yet does not one in a heap of ruins stretch out his hand,Or in his disaster therefore cry out for help?
“I go about mourning without comfort;I stand up in the assembly and cry out for help.
So that they caused the cry of the poor to come to Him,And that He might hear the cry of the afflicted—
“Because of the multitude of oppressions they cry out;They cry for help because of the arm of the mighty.
“There they cry out, but He does not answerBecause of the pride of evil men.
“Surely God will not listen to an empty cry,Nor will the Almighty regard it.
“But the godless in heart lay up anger;They do not cry for help when He binds them.
“Who prepares for the raven its nourishmentWhen its young cry to GodAnd wander about without food?
“As often as the trumpet sounds he says, ‘Aha!’And he scents the battle from afar,And the thunder of the captains and the war cry.
Heed the sound of my cry for help, my King and my God,For to You I pray.
For He who requires blood remembers them;He does not forget the cry of the afflicted.
A Prayer of David.Hear a just cause, O Lord, give heed to my cry;Give ear to my prayer, which is not from deceitful lips.
In my distress I called upon the Lord,And cried to my God for help;He heard my voice out of His temple,And my cry for help before Him came into His ears.
O my God, I cry by day, but You do not answer;And by night, but I have no rest.
Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice,And be gracious to me and answer me.
Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry to You for help,When I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.
The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteousAnd His ears are open to their cry.
The righteous cry, and the Lord hearsAnd delivers them out of all their troubles.
“Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear to my cry;Do not be silent at my tears;For I am a stranger with You,A sojourner like all my fathers.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David.I waited patiently for the Lord;And He inclined to me and heard my cry.
I will cry to God Most High,To God who accomplishes all things for me.
For the choir director; on a stringed instrument. A Psalm of David.Hear my cry, O God;Give heed to my prayer.
For the choir director; according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of Asaph.My voice rises to God, and I will cry aloud;My voice rises to God, and He will hear me.
Be gracious to me, O Lord,For to You I cry all day long.
Let my prayer come before You;Incline Your ear to my cry!
“He will cry to Me, ‘You are my Father,My God, and the rock of my salvation.’
A Prayer of the Afflicted when he is faint and pours out his complaint before the Lord.Hear my prayer, O Lord!And let my cry for help come to You.
Nevertheless He looked upon their distressWhen He heard their cry;
I rise before dawn and cry for help;I wait for Your words.
Tav.Let my cry come before You, O Lord;Give me understanding according to Your word.
Maskil of David, when he was in the cave. A Prayer.I cry aloud with my voice to the Lord;I make supplication with my voice to the Lord.
“Give heed to my cry,For I am brought very low;Deliver me from my persecutors,For they are too strong for me.
He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him;He will also hear their cry and will save them.
He gives to the beast its food,And to the young ravens which cry.
For if you cry for discernment,Lift your voice for understanding;
He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poorWill also cry himself and not be answered.
For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of IsraelAnd the men of Judah His delightful plant.Thus He looked for justice, but behold, bloodshed;For righteousness, but behold, a cry of distress.
for before the boy knows how to cry out ‘My father’ or ‘My mother,’ the wealth of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria will be carried away before the king of Assyria.”
Cry aloud with your voice, O daughter of Gallim!Pay attention, Laishah and wretched Anathoth!
Cry aloud and shout for joy, O inhabitant of Zion,For great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.
“Wail, O gate; cry, O city;Melt away, O Philistia, all of you;For smoke comes from the north,And there is no straggler in his ranks.
Heshbon and Elealeh also cry out,Their voice is heard all the way to Jahaz;Therefore the armed men of Moab cry aloud;His soul trembles within him.
My heart cries out for Moab;His fugitives are as far as Zoar and Eglath-shelishiyah,For they go up the ascent of Luhith weeping;Surely on the road to Horonaim they raise a cry of distress over their ruin.
For the cry of distress has gone around the territory of Moab,Its wail goes as far as Eglaim and its wailing even to Beer-elim.
It will become 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 and a Champion, and He will deliver them.
They raise their voices, they shout for joy;They cry out from the west concerning the majesty of the Lord.
O people in Zion, inhabitant in Jerusalem, you will weep no longer. He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry; when He hears it, He will answer you.
Behold, their brave men cry in the streets,The ambassadors of peace weep bitterly.
The desert creatures will meet with the wolves,The hairy goat also will cry to its kind;Yes, the night monster will settle thereAnd will find herself a resting place.
“He will not cry out or raise His voice,Nor make His voice heard in the street.
The Lord will go forth like a warrior,He will arouse His zeal like a man of war.He will utter a shout, yes, He will raise a war cry.He will prevail against His enemies.
“They lift it upon the shoulder and carry it;They set it in its place and it stands there.It does not move from its place.Though one may cry to it, it cannot answer;It cannot deliver him from his distress.
“Shout for joy, O barren one, you who have borne no child;Break forth into joyful shouting and cry aloud, you who have not travailed;For the sons of the desolate one will be more numerousThan the sons of the married woman,” says the Lord.
“When you cry out, let your collection of idols deliver you.But the wind will carry all of them up,And a breath will take them away.But he who takes refuge in Me will inherit the landAnd will possess My holy mountain.”
“Cry loudly, do not hold back;Raise your voice like a trumpet,And declare to My people their transgressionAnd to the house of Jacob their sins.
“Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;You will cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’If you remove the yoke from your midst,The pointing of the finger and speaking wickedness,
“Behold, My servants will shout joyfully with a glad heart,But you will cry out with a heavy heart,And you will wail with a broken spirit.
Declare in Judah and proclaim in Jerusalem, and say,“Blow the trumpet in the land;Cry aloud and say,‘Assemble yourselves, and let us goInto the fortified cities.’
For I heard a cry as of a woman in labor,The anguish as of one giving birth to her first child,The cry of the daughter of Zion gasping for breath,Stretching out her hands, saying,“Ah, woe is me, for I faint before murderers.”
“As for you, do not pray for this people, and do not lift up cry or prayer for them, and do not intercede with Me; for I do not hear you.
Behold, listen! The cry of the daughter of my people from a distant land:“Is the Lord not in Zion? Is her King not within her?”“Why have they provoked Me with their graven images, with foreign idols?”
Therefore thus says the Lord, “Behold I am bringing disaster on them which they will not be able to escape; though they will cry to Me, yet I will not listen to them.
Then the cities of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem will go and cry to the gods to whom they burn incense, but they surely will not save them in the time of their disaster.
“Therefore do not pray for this people, nor lift up a cry or prayer for them; for I will not listen when they call to Me because of their disaster.
“Judah mournsAnd her gates languish;They sit on the ground in mourning,And the cry of Jerusalem has ascended.
When they fast, I am not going to listen to their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and grain offering, I am not going to accept them. Rather I am going to make an end of them by the sword, famine and pestilence.”
For each time I speak, I cry aloud;I proclaim violence and destruction,Because for me the word of the Lord has resultedIn reproach and derision all day long.
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