72 occurrences in 13 translations

'Misery' in the Bible

"Look, you are pregnant and will give birth to a son," the angel of the LORD continued to say to her. "You will name him Ishmael, because the LORD has heard your cry of misery.

Then Leah conceived and gave birth to a son, and she called his name Reuben, for she said, "Because Yahweh has noticed my misery, that I [am] unloved. Now my husband will love me."

If the God of my father the God of Abraham, the God whom Isaac feared had not been with me, you would have sent me away empty handed. But God saw my misery and how hard I've worked with my own hands and he rebuked you last night."

And if ye take this one also from me, and mischief should befall him, ye will bring down my grey hairs with misery to Sheol.

For how can I go up to my father if the boy is not with me? {I do not want to see} the misery which will find my father."

Then the Lord said, "I have observed the misery of My people in Egypt, and have heard them crying out because of their oppressors, and I know about their sufferings.

And I have promised you that I will bring you up from the misery of Egypt to the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites-a land flowing with milk and honey.

The people believed, and when they heard that the Lord had paid attention to them and that He had seen their misery, they bowed down and worshiped.

If You are going to treat me like this, please kill me right now. If You are pleased with me, don't let me see my misery [any more]."

So we called out to the Lord, the God of our fathers, and the Lord heard our cry and saw our misery, hardship, and oppression.

And you shall eat the fruit of your own body, the flesh of your sons and daughters whom the Lord your God has given you, in the siege and in the [pressing] misery with which your enemies shall distress you.

And they put away the strange gods from among them, and served the LORD: and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.

When he saw her, he tore his clothes and said, "No! [Not] my daughter! You have devastated me! You have brought great misery on me. I have given my word to the Lord and cannot take [it] back."

Hannah made a vow: "LORD of the Heavenly Armies, if you just look at the misery of your maid servant, remember me, and don't forget your maid servant. If you give your maid servant a son, then I'll give him to the LORD for all the days of his life, and a razor is never to touch his head."

Then Absalom and all the men of Israel said, "The advice of Hushai the Arkite [is] better than the advice of Ahithophel." (Now Yahweh had ordained to frustrate the good counsel of Ahithophel in order for Yahweh to bring misery upon Absalom).

For the LORD observed Israel's bitter misery, and there was no one left, neither slave nor free, and there was no deliverer for Israel.

Then I said to them, "You see the misery that we are in, that Jerusalem is ruined and its gates burned by the fire. Come, build the walls of Jerusalem and we shall no longer be a disgrace."

"You saw the misery of our ancestors in Egypt, and you heard their shout at the Red Sea.

Because it hath not shut the doors Of the womb that was mine! And hide misery from mine eyes.

Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter in soul;

For sorrow cometh not forth from the dust, Nor from the ground springeth up misery.

So I have been caused to inherit months of vanity, And nights of misery they numbered to me.

'If I am wicked, woe to me! And if I am righteous, I dare not lift up my head. I am sated with disgrace and conscious of my misery.

To conceive misery, and to bear iniquity, Even their heart doth prepare deceit.

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

"And now my life is poured out onto me; days of misery have taken hold of me.

My bowels are in turmoil, and they are not still; days of misery come to confront me.

"And if [they] are tied up with fetters, [if] they are caught in [the] cords of misery,

He delivers [the] afflicted by his misery, and he opens their ears by the adversity.

Take care, you must not turn to mischief, for because of this you have been tried by misery.

See mine affliction and my misery, And bear with all my sins.

I will exult and rejoice in your loyal love. Because you have seen my misery, you know the distresses of my life.

Why do you hide your face? [Have] you forgotten our misery and our oppression?

You keep track of my misery. Put my tears in your leather container! Are they not recorded in your scroll?

In the misery of mortals they are not, And with common men they are not plagued.

My eye languishes from misery. I call on you, O Yahweh, every day; I spread out my hands to you.

They rose up to the heavens, they went down to the depths; Their soul melted away in their misery.

When they are diminished and bowed down Through oppression, misery and sorrow,

But he protects [the] needy from misery, and he makes [their] families like a flock.

Unless your law [had been] my delight, then I would have perished in my misery.

Look on my misery, and rescue me, for I do not ignore your instruction.

What misery that I have stayed in Meshech, that I have lived among the tents of Kedar!

No disaster [overcomes] the righteous, but the wicked are full of misery.

Here is a misfortune on earth that I have seen: Wealth hoarded by its owner to his own misery.

Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him.

'You have said, Woe is me, because the Lord has added misery to my pain! I am worn out with groaning and have found no rest.

Judah has gone into exile with misery and under hard servitude; she lives among the nations, she has not found a resting place; all her pursuers have overtaken her amidst [her] distress.

Jerusalem remembers her time of affliction and misery; all her valued belongings of days gone by, when her people fell into enemy hands, with no one to help her, and her enemies stared at her, mocking her downfall.

They hear that I was groaning; [there is] no comforter for me. All my enemies have heard my misery, they are pleased that you have done it. Bring [that] day that you have proclaimed, And let them be like me.

I am a man who has seen misery, under the rod of his wrath.

Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall.

Also, O Judah, there is a harvest [of divine judgment] appointed for you; when I would return My people from their captivity [in which they are slaves to the misery brought on by their own sins],

They pant after [the sight of] the poor [reduced to such misery that they will be throwing] dust of the earth on their heads [in token of their grief]; they defraud and turn aside the humble [who are too meek to defend themselves]; and a man and his father will have sexual relations with the same maiden, so that My holy name is profaned.

Announce this in the fortified citadels of Ashdod, and in the fortified citadels of the land of Egypt. Tell them, "Gather together on the mountains of Samaria; look at the great misery among the citadels, along with the oppression within Egypt.'

Do not enter the gate of My people in the day of their disaster. Yes, you-do not gloat over their misery in the day of their disaster and do not appropriate their possessions in the day of their disaster.

The LORD God prepared a vine plant, and it grew over Jonah to shade his head and provide relief from his misery. Jonah was happy indeed, he was ecstatic about the vine plant.

Misery is mine! Indeed, I am like one who gathers the summer fruits, as gleanings of the vineyard: There is no cluster of grapes to eat. My soul desires to eat the early fig.

Alas for those who are pregnant and for those who have babies which they are nursing in those days! For great misery and anguish and distress shall be upon the land and indignation and punishment and retribution upon this people.

Then as they had eaten nothing for a long time, Paul came forward into their midst and said, Men, you should have listened to me, and should not have put to sea from Crete and brought on this disaster and harm and misery and loss.

But our way is not that of those who draw back to eternal misery (perdition) and are utterly destroyed, but we are of those who believe [who cleave to and trust in and rely on God through Jesus Christ, the Messiah] and by faith preserve the soul.

And in their covetousness (lust, greed) they will exploit you with false (cunning) arguments. From of old the sentence [of condemnation] for them has not been idle; their destruction (eternal misery) has not been asleep.

Just as she glorified herself and lived in luxury, inflict on her just as much torture and misery. In her heart she says, "I am a queen on a throne, not a widow. I will never see misery.'

For this reason, her diseases that result in death, misery, and famine will come in a single day. She will be burned up in a fire, because powerful is the Lord God who judges her."

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מרוּד 
Maruwd 
Usage: 3

עמל 
`amel 
Usage: 9

ταλαιπωρία 
Talaiporia 
Usage: 2



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