'Distress' in the Bible
Feeling mounting terror and distress, Jacob divided the people who were with him into two groups, doing the same with the flocks, the cattle, and the camels.
Then let's get up and go to Bethel, where I'll build an altar to the God who answered me when I was in distress and who was with me on the road, wherever I went."
Eventually, the people began complaining about their distress, and the LORD heard them. When the LORD heard, his anger flared up and the LORD's fire incinerated some of them within the outskirts of the camp.
In your distress, when all these things happen to you in days to come and you return to the LORD your God, then you will hear his voice.
"You'll eat your own children the flesh of your sons and daughters, whom the LORD your God gave you on account of the siege and the distress with which your enemy will oppress you.
He will withhold from each of them the flesh of his sons that he is eating since there will be nothing left on account of the siege and distress with which your enemy will oppress you in all your cities.
She will eat her afterbirth and her newborn children secretly since there will be nothing left on account of the siege and distress with which your enemy will oppress you in your cities."
Distress will settle down to live in your household, and despite all the good that I do for Israel, there will never be an old man in your family forever, and you will never again have an old man in my house.
When the men of Israel saw that they were in distress (for the people were in difficult circumstances), the people hid themselves in caves, in thickets, in crags, in tombs, and in pits.
Everyone who was in distress, everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was malcontent gathered around him, and he became their leader. There were about 400 men with him.
Samuel told Saul, "Why did you disturb me by bringing me up?" Saul said, "I'm in great distress. The Philistines are waging war against me. God has departed from me and won't answer me anymore, either by messages written by the hand of the prophets or by dreams. So I've summoned you to tell me what I should do."
I am in distress for you, my brother Jonathan. You have been most kind to me. Your love for me was extraordinary beyond love from women.
but they turned to the LORD God of Israel in their distress. When they sought him, he let them become reacquainted with him.
Nation battled nation, and city fought city, because God was afflicting them all with every kind of distress.
"If evil comes upon us, such as war as punishment, disease, or famine and we stand in your presence in this Temple (because your Name is in this Temple) and cry out to you in our distress, then you will hear and deliver.'
They told me, "The survivors of the captivity there in the province are living in great distress and shame. Furthermore, the Jerusalem wall remains broken down and its gates have been burned by fire."
But now its abundant produce belongs to the kings whom you placed over us because of our sin. They also have power over our bodies and our herds at their pleasure, and we are in great distress.
"Will the wild donkey bray from hunger if fresh grass is beside him? Will the ox low from distress if it is near its feed?
Distress and pressure terrify him; they overwhelm him, like a king poised for attack.
"Indeed, he drew you away from the brink of distress to a spacious place without constraints, filling your festive table with bountiful food.
"Will your wealth sustain you when you're in distress, despite your most powerful efforts?
When I call, answer me, my righteous God! When I was in distress, you set me free. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.
The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of distress.
Why do you stand far away, LORD? Why do you hide in times of distress?
In my distress I cried to the LORD; to my God I cried for help. From his Temple he heard my voice; my cry reached his ears.
May the LORD answer you in the day of distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
The troubles of my heart have increased; bring me out of my distress!
Look upon my distress and affliction; forgive all my sins.
Be gracious to me, LORD, for I am in distress. My eyes have been consumed by my grief along with my soul and my body.
This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard and delivered him from all of his distress.
The LORD hears those who cry out, and he delivers them from all their distress.
But deliverance for the righteous one comes from the LORD; he is their strength in times of distress.
I am weak and utterly crushed; I cry out in distress because of my heart's anguish.
As for my friends and my neighbors, they stand aloof from my distress; even my close relatives stand at a distance.
I was as silent as a mute person; I said nothing, not even something good, and my distress deepened.
God is our refuge and strength, a great help in times of distress.
Call on me in the day of distress; I will deliver you, and you will glorify me."
Morning, noon, and night, I mulled over these things and cried out in my distress, and he heard my voice.
Help us in our distress, for human help is worthless.
and do not ignore your servant, because I am in distress. Hurry to answer me!
When I was in distress, I sought the Lord; my hands were raised at night and they did not grow weary. I refused to be comforted.
He inflicted his burning anger, wrath, indignation, and distress, sending destroying angels among them.
When he calls out to me, I will answer him. I will be with him in his distress. I will deliver him, and I will honor him.
Yet when he saw their distress and heard their cries for help,
Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble; he delivered them from their distress.
Yet when they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, the LORD brought them out of their distress.
The ropes of death were wound around me and the anguish of Sheol came upon me; I encountered distress and sorrow.
I called on the LORD in my distress; the LORD answered me openly.
I cried to the LORD in my distress, and he responded to me.
when what you dread comes like a storm, and your calamity comes on like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you.
They will roar over it at that time, like the sea waves roar. If one surveys the land, watch out! There's darkness and distress; even the daylight is darkened by its clouds.
or they'll look toward the earth, but they'll see only distress and darkness, the gloom that comes from anguish, and then they'll be thrown into total darkness."
But there will be no gloom for her who was in distress. Formerly, he brought contempt to the region of Zebulun and the region of Naphtali, but in the future he will have made glorious the way of the sea, the territory beyond the Jordan Galilee of the nations.
For you have been a stronghold for the poor, a stronghold for the needy in distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat for the blistering attack from the ruthless is like a rainstorm beating against a wall,
LORD, they came to you in distress; they poured out their secret prayer when your chastenings were afflicting them.
An oracle about the animals of the Negev: "Through a land of trouble, dryness, and distress, of lionesses and roaring lions, where there is no water, a land of vipers and darting snakes, he carries their riches on donkeys' backs, and their treasures on the humps of camels, to a nation that cannot benefit them,
And they lift it on their shoulders, carry it, set it up in its place, and there it stands. It cannot move from that spot. One may even call to it, but it cannot answer nor save him from his distress.
Distress will quickly be set free. He won't die in the Pit, nor will he lack food."
In all their distress he wasn't distressed, but the angel of his presence saved them; in his acts of love and in his acts of pity he redeemed them; he carried them and lifted them up all the days of old.
I'll rejoice over Jerusalem, and take delight in my people; no longer will the sound of weeping be heard in it, nor the cry of distress.
We have heard the news about it, and our hands are limp. Distress has seized us like a woman in labor.
For this is what the LORD says: "I'm going to throw out the inhabitants of the land at this time, and I'll bring distress on them so they'll experience it."
The LORD said, "Have I not set you free for a good purpose? Have I not intervened for you with your enemies in times of trouble and times of distress?
I'll cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and daughters, and people will eat the flesh of their neighbors in the siege and in the distress to which their enemies and those seeking their lives will subject them."'"
The nations have heard of your disgrace, and your cry of distress fills the earth. Indeed, one warrior stumbles over another, and both of them fall down together."
Damascus will become weak. She will turn to flee, but panic will seize her. Distress and anguish will take hold of her like that of a woman giving birth.
The king of Babylon has heard the news about them, and his hands hang limp. Distress has seized him, like a woman in labor.
I'll set fire to Egypt, and Aswan will writhe in agony. Thebes will be demolished, and Memphis will face daily distress.
""I'll bring distress to the hearts of many nations when I destroy you among nations whose territories you have not known.
"You should not have gloated over your brother, on the day of his calamity. You should not have rejoiced when the descendants of Judah were perishing. You should not have boasted when they were in distress.
And you should not have taken your stand at the crossroads to cut down his fleeing refugees, nor should you have handed over his survivors on the day of his distress."
I saw the tents of Cushan in distress, and the tent curtains of the land of Midian in anguish.
I heard and I trembled within. My lips quivered at the noise. My legs gave way beneath me, and I trembled. Nevertheless, I await the day of distress that will dawn on our invaders.
"And I'll bring so much distress to people that they will walk around like the blind. Because they have sinned against the LORD, their blood will be poured out like dust and their intestines will spill out like manure.
"How terrible it will be for those women who are pregnant or who are nursing babies in those days! because there will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people.
"There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and there will be distress on earth among the nations that are confused by the roaring of the sea and its waves.
Who will separate us from the Messiah's love? Can trouble, distress, persecution, hunger, nakedness, danger, or a violent death do this?