73 occurrences

'Distress' in the Bible

We must get up and go to Bethel. I will build an altar there to the God who answered me in my day of distress. He has been with me everywhere I have gone.”

Then they said to each other, “Obviously, we are being punished for what we did to our brother. We saw his deep distress when he pleaded with us, but we would not listen. That is why this trouble has come to us.”

When you are in distress and all these things have happened to you, you will return to the Lord your God in later days and obey Him.

You will see distress in the place of worship, in spite of all that is good in Israel, and no one in your family will ever again reach old age.

But David answered Rechab and his brother Baanah, sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, “As the Lord lives, the One who has redeemed my life from every distress,

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.

They confronted me in the day of my distress,but the Lord was my support.

They said to him, “This is what Hezekiah says: ‘Today is a day of distress, rebuke, and disgrace, for children have come to the point of birth, but there is no strength to deliver them.

but when they turned to the Lord God of Israel in their distress and sought Him, He was found by them.

Nation was crushed by nation and city by city, for God troubled them with every possible distress.

“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.”

At the time of his distress, King Ahaz himself became more unfaithful to the Lord.

When he was in distress, he sought the favor of Yahweh his God and earnestly humbled himself before the God of his ancestors.

So You handed them over to their enemies,who oppressed them.In their time of distress, they cried out to You,and You heard from heaven.In Your abundant compassionYou gave them deliverers, who rescued themfrom the power of their enemies.

Its abundant harvest goes to the kingsYou have set over us,because of our sins.They rule over our bodiesand our livestock as they please.We are in great distress.

For distress does not grow out of the soil,and trouble does not sprout from the ground.

Trouble and distress terrify him,overwhelming him like a king prepared for battle.

At the height of his success distress will come to him;the full weight of misery will crush him.

Will God hear his crywhen distress comes on him?

Yet no one would stretch out his handagainst a ruined manwhen he cries out to him for helpbecause of his distress.

Have I rejoiced over my enemy’s distress,or become excited when trouble came his way?

Indeed, He lured you from the jaws of distressto a spacious and unconfined place.Your table was spread with choice food.

Can your wealth or all your physical exertionkeep you from distress?

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 confronted me in the day of my distress,but the Lord was my support.

Do not be far from me, because distress is nearand there is no one to help.

Be gracious to me, Lord,because I am in distress;my eyes are worn out from angry sorrow—my whole being as well.

that my lips promisedand my mouth spoke during my distress.

Don’t hide Your face from Your servant,for I am in distress.Answer me quickly!

You called out in distress, and I rescued you;I answered you from the thundercloud.I tested you at the waters of Meribah.Selah

When He heard their cry,He took note of their distress,

Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble;He rescued them from their distress.

Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble;He saved them from their distress.

Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble;He saved them from their distress.

Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,and He brought them out of their distress.

On that day they will roar over it,like the roaring of the sea.When one looks at the land,there will be darkness and distress;light will be obscured by clouds.

They will look toward the earth and see only distress, darkness, and the gloom of affliction, and they will be driven into thick darkness.

For You have been a stronghold for the poor,a stronghold for the needy person in his distress,a refuge from the rain, a shade from the heat.When the breath of the violentis like rain against a wall,

Lord, they went to You in their distress;they poured out whispered prayersbecause Your discipline fell on them.

An oracle about the animals of the Negev:Through a land of trouble and distress,of lioness and lion,of viper and flying serpent,they carry their wealth on the backs of donkeysand their treasures on the humps of camels,to a people who will not help them.

They said to him, “This is what Hezekiah says: ‘Today is a day of distress, rebuke, and disgrace, for children have come to the point of birth, and there is no strength to deliver them.

We have heard about it,and we are discouraged.Distress has seized us—pain like a woman in labor.

For this is what the Lord says:Look, I am slinging outthe land’s residents at this timeand bringing them such distressthat they will feel it.

Hope of Israel,its Savior in time of distress,why are You like a foreigner in the land,like a traveler stopping only for the night?

The Lord’s ResponseThe Lord said: I will certainly set you free and care for you.I will certainly intercede for youin a time of trouble,in your time of distress, with the enemy.

Lord, my strength and my stronghold,my refuge in a time of distress,the nations will come to Youfrom the ends of the earth, and they will say,“Our fathers inherited only lies,worthless idols of no benefit at all.”

I will make them eat the flesh of their sons and their daughters, and they will eat each other’s flesh in the siege and distress that their enemies, those who want to take their life, inflict on them.

For on the Ascent to Luhiththey will be weeping continually,and on the descent to Horonaimwill be heard cries of distress over the destruction:

Damascus has become weak;she has turned to run;panic has gripped her.Distress and labor pains have seized herlike a woman in labor.

The king of Babylon has heard reports about them,and his hands fall helpless.Distress has seized him—pain, like a woman in labor.

?ReshLord, see how I am in distress.I am churning within;my heart is broken,for I have been very rebellious.Outside, the sword takes the children;inside, there is death.

At that timeMichael the great princewho stands watch over your people will rise up.There will be a time of distresssuch as never has occurredsince nations came into being until that time.But at that time all your peoplewho are found written in the book will escape.

I will depart and return to My placeuntil they recognize their guilt and seek My face;they will search for Me in their distress.

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.

Do not stand at the crossroadsto cut off their fugitives,and do not hand over their survivorsin the day of distress.

I called to the Lord in my distress,and He answered me.I cried out for help in the belly of Sheol;You heard my voice.

I see the tents of Cushan in distress;the tent curtains of the land of Midian tremble.

I heard, and I trembled within;my lips quivered at the sound.Rottenness entered my bones;I trembled where I stood.Now I must quietly wait for the day of distressto come against the people invading us.

That day is a day of wrath,a day of trouble and distress,a day of destruction and desolation,a day of darkness and gloom,a day of clouds and blackness,

I will bring distress on mankind,and they will walk like the blindbecause they have sinned against the Lord.Their blood will be poured out like dustand their flesh like dung.

Yahweh will pass through the sea of distressand strike the waves of the sea;all the depths of the Nile will dry up.The pride of Assyria will be brought down,and the scepter of Egypt will come to an end.

Therefore I consider this to be good because of the present distress: It is fine for a man to remain as he is.

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distressed , be straitened , be in straits , vexed , be narrow
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