'Suffering' in the Bible
Then Sarai told Abram, "My suffering is your fault! I gave you my servant so you could have sex with her, and when she discovered that she was pregnant, she looked on me with contempt. May the LORD judge between you and me!"
While she was suffering due to her difficult labor, the midwife told her, "Don't fear! You're going to have another son."
"We're all guilty because of what we did to our brother!" they told each other. "We kept on watching his suffering while he pleaded with us! We're in this mess because we wouldn't listen!"
"About this time tomorrow I'll send you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you are to anoint him as Commander-in-Chief over my people Israel. He'll deliver my people from the control of the Philistines, because I've seen the suffering of my people and because their cry has come up to me."
Naaman, the commander of the army of the king of Aram, was a great man in the opinion of his master. He was highly favored, because by him the LORD had given victory to Aram. Though he was a mighty and valiant man, he was suffering from leprosy.
then I still dread all of my suffering; I know you still won't acquit me.
You'll forget your suffering; you'll remember it like water that has evaporated.
He humbled them through suffering, as they stumbled without a helper.
Securing a loan for a stranger will bring suffering, but by refusing to do so, one remains safe.
At the time, when the LORD gives you rest from your suffering, turmoil, and the cruel bondage which they forced you to serve,
"He was despised and rejected by others, and a man of sorrows, intimately familiar with suffering; and like one from whom people hide their faces; and we despised him and did not value him.
Out of the suffering of his soul he will see light and find satisfaction. And through his knowledge his servant, the righteous one, will make many righteous, and he will bear their iniquities.
He laid siege against me, surrounding me with bitterness and suffering.
Just then a woman who had been suffering from chronic bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the tassel of his garment,
because at that time there will be great suffering, the kind that hasn't happened from the beginning of the world until now and certainly won't ever happen again.
Now there was a woman who had been suffering from chronic bleeding for twelve years.
because those days will be a time of suffering, a kind that has not happened from the beginning of God's creation until now, and certainly will never happen again.
"But after the suffering of those days, "The sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light,
When the sun was setting, everyone who had any friends suffering from various diseases brought them to him. He placed his hands on each of them and began healing them.
A woman was there who had been suffering from chronic bleeding for twelve years. Although she had spent all she had on doctors, no one could heal her.
So he shouted, "Father Abraham, have mercy on me! Send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water to cool off my tongue, because I am suffering in this fire.'
But the other criminal rebuked him, "Aren't you afraid of God, since you are suffering the same penalty?
But God raised him up and put an end to suffering of death, since it was impossible for him to be held by it,
"But a famine spread throughout Egypt and Canaan, and with it great suffering, and our ancestors couldn't find any food.
except that in town after town the Holy Spirit assures me that imprisonment and suffering are waiting for me.
There will be suffering and anguish for every human being who practices doing evil, for Jews first and for Greeks as well.
Not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,
who comforts us in all our suffering, so that we may be able to comfort others in all their suffering, as we ourselves are being comforted by God.
If we suffer, it is for your comfort and salvation. If we are comforted, it is for your comfort when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we are suffering.
For we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, about the suffering we experienced in Asia. We were so crushed beyond our ability to endure that we even despaired of living.
This light, temporary nature of our suffering is producing for us an everlasting weight of glory, far beyond any comparison,
In spite of their terrible ordeal of suffering, their abundant joy and deep poverty have led them to be abundantly generous.
My children, I am suffering birth pains for you again until the Messiah is formed in you.
Now I am rejoicing while suffering for you as I complete in my flesh whatever remains of the Messiah's sufferings on behalf of his body, which is the church.
You became imitators of us and of the Lord. In spite of a great deal of suffering, you welcomed the word with the joy that the Holy Spirit produces.
This is evidence of God's righteous judgment and is intended to make you worthy of God's kingdom, for which you are suffering.
She must be well known for her good actions as a woman who has raised children, welcomed strangers, washed the saints' feet, helped the suffering, and devoted herself to doing good in every way.
Therefore, never be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me, his prisoner. Instead, by God's power, join me in suffering for the sake of the gospel.
Join me in suffering like a good soldier of the Messiah Jesus.
But you must be clear-headed about everything. Endure suffering. Do the work of an evangelist. Devote yourself completely to your ministry.
It was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through suffering as part of his plan to glorify many children,
A religion that is pure and stainless according to God the Father is this: to take care of orphans and widows who are suffering, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord.
Is anyone among you suffering? He should keep on praying. Is anyone cheerful? He should keep reciting psalms.
Resist him and be firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering.
suffering harm as punishment for their wrongdoing. They take pleasure in wild parties in broad daylight. They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their deceitful pleasures while they eat with you.
"I know your suffering and your poverty though you are rich and the slander committed by those who claim to be Jews but are not. They are the synagogue of Satan.
Don't be afraid of what you are going to suffer. Look! The Devil is going to throw some of you into prison so that you may be tested. For ten days you will undergo suffering. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the victor's crown of life.
Then he told me, "These are the people who are coming out of the terrible suffering. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the lamb. That is why: "They are in front of the throne of God and worship him night and day in his Temple. The one who sits on the throne will shelter them.
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