'Hard' in the Bible
Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.
And they journeyed from Bethel, and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath when Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour.
And it came to pass when she was in hard labour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also.
Cursed be their anger, which is strong, and their wrath, which is hard; I will divide them in Jacob and scatter them in Israel.
and they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, making mortar and brick and in all manner of service in the field; all their service, in which they made them serve, was with rigor.
And Pharaoh's heart became hard, that he hearkened not unto them as the LORD had said.
And they judged the people at all seasons; the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.
Ye shall not respect persons in judgment, but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man, for the judgment is God's; and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.
It shall not seem hard unto thee when thou sendest him away free from thee, for he has served thee for half the cost of a hired servant for six years; and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all that thou doest.
and the Egyptians mistreated us and afflicted us and laid upon us hard bondage.
And they turned and fled toward the wilderness unto the rock of Rimmon; and they gleaned of them in the highways five thousand men and pursued hard after them unto Gidom, and slew two thousand men of them.
Likewise all the men of Israel who had hid themselves in Mount Ephraim, when they heard that the Philistines fled, they also followed hard after them in the battle.
Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail. And she was a woman of good understanding and of a beautiful countenance, but the man was hard and evil in his doings, and he was of the lineage of Caleb.
And the Philistines followed hard upon Saul and upon his sons, and the Philistines slew Jonathan and Abinadab and Malchishua, Saul's sons.
And the young man that told him said, As I happened by chance upon Mount Gilboa, behold, Saul leaned upon his spear, and the chariots and horsemen followed hard after him.
And I am this day a tender anointed king, and these men the sons of Zeruiah are too hard for me; the LORD shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness.
And the Philistines followed hard after Saul and after his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, Abinadab, and Malchishua, the sons of Saul.
His heart is as firm as a stone; as hard as a piece of the lower millstone.
Thou hast showed thy people hard things; thou hast made us to drink the wine of shaking.
My soul has followed hard after thee; thy right hand has upheld me.
I shall meditate that I might understand this; it is very hard for me to see.
Thy wrath lies hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah.
How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?
Good understanding brings forth grace: but the way of transgressors is hard.
Set me as a seal upon thine heart as a sign upon thine arm; for love is strong as death; jealousy is hard as Sheol; the coals thereof are coals of fire, which have a most vehement flame.
And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give thee rest from thy sorrow and from thy fear and from the hard bondage in which thou wast made to serve,
Behold, the LORD will carry thee away in a hard captivity and will surely cover thy face.
Hearken unto me, ye hard of heart, that are far from righteousness;
Therefore I am full of the fury of the LORD; I have worked hard to hold myself in from pouring it out upon the children in the street, and upon the assembly of young men together; for the husband with the wife shall also be taken, the aged with him that is full of days.
And to sons that have hard faces and strong hearts do I send thee; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus hath the Lord GOD said.
For thou art not sent to a people of a profound speech nor of a hard language, but to the house of Israel;
not to many peoples of profound speech nor of hard language, whose words thou can not understand. Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee.
Nevertheless the men rowed hard to turn the ship to land, but they could not; for the sea rose higher and was wroth against them.
Then he who had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown and gathering where thou hast not scattered;
And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answered again and said unto them, Children, how hard is it for those that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!
Many therefore of his disciples when they had heard this said, This is a hard word; who can hear it?
And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I AM Jesus whom thou dost persecute; it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why dost thou persecute me? It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
Thou, therefore, work hard as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
The husbandman, in order to receive the fruits, must first work hard.
Of whom we have many things to say and difficult to declare, seeing ye are hard of hearing.
in almost all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, among which are some things that are hard to understand, which those that are ignorant and unstable twist, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
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