'Painful' in the Bible
He told the woman, "I'll greatly increase the pain of your labor during childbirth. It will be painful for you to bear children, "since your trust is turning toward your husband, and he will dominate you."
And He said to Adam, "Because you listened to your wife's voice and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, 'Do not eat from it': The ground is cursed because of you. You will eat from it by means of painful labor all the days of your life.
He named him Noah, saying, "This one will bring us comfort from our labor and from the painful toil of our hands because of the ground that the Lord has cursed."
Then the Lord's angel said to her, "You are now pregnant and are about to give birth to a son. You are to name him Ishmael, for the Lord has heard your painful groans.
Jacob said to Pharaoh, "All the years of my travels are 130. All the years of my life have been few and painful; the years of my travels are not as long as those of my ancestors."
The Lord will afflict you on your knees and thighs with painful and incurable boils from the sole of your foot to the top of your head.
But the hand of the Lord was heavy upon the people of Ashdod, and He caused [mice to spring up and there was] very deadly destruction and He smote the people with [very painful] tumors or boils, both Ashdod and its territory.
The men who had not died were stricken with very painful tumors or boils, and the cry of the city went up to heaven.
After about two years his intestines came out because of the disease, so that he died a very painful death. His people did not make a bonfire to honor him, as they had done for his ancestors.
So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord and smote Job with loathsome and painful sores from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.
How painful honest words can be! But what does your rebuke prove?
"He is being reproved by painful bed rest, with continual aching in his bones.
"Because of the violence done to the oppressed, because of the painful cries of the needy, I will spring into action," says the Lord. "I will provide the safety they so desperately desire."
Their insults are painful and make me lose heart; I look for sympathy, but receive none, for comforters, but find none.
When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;
Listen to the painful cries of the prisoners! Use your great strength to set free those condemned to die!
in order to hear the painful cries of the prisoners, and to set free those condemned to die,
They sat in utter darkness, bound in painful iron chains,
As for their enemies, they decreased in number and were beaten down, because of painful distress and suffering.
It is vain for you to rise up early, To retire late, To eat the bread of painful labors; For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.
A joyful heart makes the face cheerful, but by a painful heart the spirit is broken.
Because all his days his task is painful and grievous; even at night his mind does not rest. This too is vanity.
I have seen the painful labor and exertion and miserable business which God has given to the sons of men with which to exercise and busy themselves.
Then I saw that all painful effort in labor and all skill in work comes from man's rivalry with his neighbor. This is also vanity, a vain striving after the wind and a feeding on it.
Better is a handful with quietness than both hands full with painful effort, a vain striving after the wind and a feeding on it.
Here is one alone -- "no one with him; he neither has child nor brother. Yet there is no end to all his labor, neither is his eye satisfied with riches, neither does he ask, For whom do I labor and deprive myself of good? This is also vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility); yes, it is a painful effort and an unhappy business.
For a dream comes with much business and painful effort, and a fool's voice with many words.
I have observed a painful tragedy on earth: Wealth hoarded by its owner harms him,
This is also a painful tragedy: However a person comes, he also departs; so what does he gain as he labors after the wind?
When I applied my mind to know wisdom and to see the business activity and the painful effort that take place upon the earth -- "how neither day nor night some men's eyes sleep -- "
"The way you have lived and the things you have done will bring this on you. This is the punishment you deserve, and it will be painful indeed. The pain will be so bad it will pierce your heart."
So I said, "Oh, my dear people, put on sackcloth and roll in ashes. Mourn with painful sobs as though you had lost your only child. For any moment now that destructive army will come against us."
Why must I continually suffer such painful anguish? Why must I endure the sting of their insults like an incurable wound? Will you let me down when I need you like a brook one goes to for water, but that cannot be relied on?"
Of painful deaths they die, They are not lamented, nor are they buried, For dung on the face of the ground they are, And by sword and by famine are consumed, And their carcase hath been for food To the fowl of the heavens, And to the beast of the earth.
"The house of Israel will no longer be hurt by prickling briers or painful thorns from all their neighbors who treat them with contempt. Then they will know that I am the Lord God .
For her wound is painful, for it is come unto Judah; it is come unto the gate of my people, even to Jerusalem.
"Arise and go, For this is no place of rest Because of the uncleanness that brings on destruction, A painful destruction.
Also, while he was seated on the judgment bench, his wife sent him a message, saying, Have nothing to do with that just and upright Man, for I have had a painful experience today in a dream because of Him.
We all fell to the ground; and I heard a voice which said to me in Hebrew, "'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? You are finding it painful to kick against the ox-goad.'
In fact, I made up my mind about this: not to come to you on another painful visit.
But you must continue to remember those earlier days, how after you were enlightened you endured a hard and painful struggle.
No discipline seems enjoyable at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it yields the fruit of peace and righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
The first went and poured out his bowl on the earth, and severely painful sores broke out on the people who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped his image.