'Trouble' in the Bible
Then Jacob told Simeon and Levi, "You have certainly stirred up trouble for me! You've made me despised by the Canaanites and the Perizzites who live in this territory. Because I have only a few men with me, they're going to gather themselves together and attack me until I am totally destroyed, along with my entire household!"
Later, they set out from Beth-el. While still a long way from Ephrathah, Rachel started to have trouble giving birth.
Israel replied, "Why did you make all this trouble by telling the man that you have another brother?"
The Israeli supervisors realized they were in trouble when he said, "You won't reduce each day's quota of bricks!"
So Moses returned to the LORD and asked him, "LORD, why have you caused trouble for this people? Why have you sent me here?
Ever since I came to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has caused trouble for this people, and you have done nothing to deliver your people."
so he asked the LORD, "Why did you bring all this trouble to your servant? Why haven't I found favor in your eyes? After all, you're putting the burden of this entire people on me!
because they've acted deceitfully, bringing trouble to you in this incident at Peor with Cozbi, daughter of a prince from Midian, who was killed during the plague that came about because of the incident at Peor."
So we cried out to the LORD God of our ancestors, and he heard our cries and observed our affliction, trouble, and oppression.
Now as for you, everything has been turned over for destruction. Don't covet or take any of these things. Otherwise, you'll make the camp of Israel itself an object worthy of destruction, and bring trouble on it.
Joshua announced, "Why did you bring trouble to us? Today the LORD is bringing trouble to you!" So all Israel stoned him to death, incinerated them, and buried them with stones,
Go and cry out to the gods that you have chosen for yourselves. Let them deliver you in your time of trouble."
But Jephthah replied to the elders of Gilead, "Weren't you the ones who hated me and drove me out of my father's house? And you come to me now that you're in trouble?"
When he saw her, he ripped his clothes and cried out, "Oh no! My daughter! You have terribly burdened me! You've joined those who are causing me trouble, because I've given my word to the LORD, and I cannot go back on it.
Look, just as your life was valuable in my eyes today, so may my life be valuable in the LORD's eyes, and may he deliver me from all trouble."
A week later, the child died, and David's staff was afraid to tell him that the child had died. They were telling themselves, "Look, when the child was still alive, we talked to him but he wouldn't listen to what we said. Now what kind of trouble will he bring on himself if we tell him that the child has died?"
But King David declined, saying to Absalom, "No, my son, we won't all go, since that would be too much trouble for you." Although Absalom begged David, he would not go, even though he did give his blessing.
Now get up and restore the morale of your army. I swear by the LORD that if you don't get out there, you won't have a single man left in your army by nightfall! You'll be in more trouble today than all the disasters you've been through from your boyhood until now!"
They confronted me when I was in trouble, but the LORD remained my support!
Then the king of Israel called together all of the elders of the land and told them, "Please note that this man is here looking for trouble. He sent a message to me, demanding my wives, my children, and my silver and gold, and I haven't refused him."
Elisha told him, "Ask her, "Look how you've gone to all this trouble to care for us! What can I do for you? Do you wish to be mentioned to the king or to the head of the army?'" She replied, "I'm at home living among my own people."
You just defeated Edom and you're arrogant. Bask in your victory and stay home. Why incite trouble so that you yes, you! fall, along with Judah with you?"
"This is what Hezekiah says: "Today is a day of trouble, rebuke, and blasphemy, because children are about to be born, but there is no strength to bring them to birth. Perhaps the LORD your God will take note of everything that Rab-shakeh has said, whom his master the king of Assyria sent to taunt the living God, and then he will rebuke the words that the LORD your God has heard. Therefore offer a prayer for the survivors who remain.'"
You claim you've defeated Edom, but you're really only puffed up with arrogant boasting. So stay home. Why stir up trouble so you die, and the rest of Judah with you?"
But when he was in trouble, he sought the face of the LORD his God, humbled himself magnificently before the God of his ancestors,
Didn't your ancestors do the same? And didn't our God bring on us and on this city all of this trouble? Now you're adding to the wrath against Israel by profaning the Sabbath!"
Indeed, I and my people have been sold to be annihilated, killed, and destroyed. If we had just been sold as male and female slaves, I would have kept quiet, because the trouble wouldn't have been sufficient to bother the king."
"Because that night refused to shut the doors of my mother's womb; it failed to keep me from seeing this trouble.
In that place, the wicked stop causing trouble, and there, those whose strength is exhausted are at rest.
I will not be at ease; I will not be quiet; I will not rest; because trouble has arrived."
It's been my experience that those who plow the soil of iniquity and those who sow the seed of trouble will reap their harvest!
For wickedness doesn't crop up from dust, nor does trouble sprout out of the ground;
But mankind is born headed for trouble, just as sparks soar skyward."
Truly I've been allotted months of emptiness; nights of trouble have been appointed for me.
Human beings born by women are short-lived and full of trouble.
Even though he is satiated and self-sufficient, he suffers everyone in any sort of trouble will attack him.
Then all his brothers and sisters and all those who knew him before arrived. They ate food with him in his house, mourned for him, and consoled him for all the trouble that the LORD had brought and placed on him. Some gave him gold bullion and some brought gold earrings.
The trouble he planned will return on his own head, and his violence will descend on his skull.
Their mouth is full of curses, lies, and oppression, their tongues spread trouble and iniquity.
But you do see! You take note of trouble and grief in order to take the matter into your own hand. The helpless one commits himself to you; you have been the orphan's helper.
Do not be so distant from me, for trouble is at hand; indeed, there is no deliverer.
You are my hiding place; you will deliver me from trouble and surround me with shouts of deliverance. Interlude
They will not experience shame in times of trouble; in times of famine they will have plenty.
for he has delivered me from every trouble, and my eyes have seen the end of my enemies. To the Director: With stringed instruments. A Davidic instruction.
that my lips uttered and that my mouth spoke when I was in trouble.
Cause us to rejoice throughout the time when you have afflicted us, the years when we have known trouble.
Do not hide your face from me when I am in trouble. Listen to me. When I call to out you, hurry to answer me!
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, he delivered them from certain destruction.
Yet when they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, the LORD brought them out of their distress.
Though trouble and anguish overwhelm me, your commands remain my delight.
Though I walk straight into trouble, you preserve my life, stretching out your hand to fight the vehemence of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me.
May those who surround me discover that the trouble they talk about falls on their own head!
For the sake of your name, LORD, preserve my life. Because you are righteous, bring me out of trouble.
Those who wink their eyes are trouble makers, and the mocking fool will be brought down.
The righteous person is delivered from trouble; it comes upon the wicked instead.
An evil man's sinful speech ensnares him, but the righteous person escapes from trouble.
No harm overwhelms the righteous, but the wicked overflow with trouble.
An evil messenger stumbles into trouble, but a faithful envoy brings healing.
Those who are greedy for unjust gain bring trouble into their homes, but the person who hates bribes will live.
The LORD made everything answerable to him, including the wicked at the time of trouble.
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is there for times of trouble.
The person whose mind is perverse does not find good, and anyone with perverted speech falls into trouble.
Whoever watches his mouth and tongue keeps himself from trouble.
The prudent person sees trouble ahead and hides, but the naive continue on and suffer the consequences.
Whoever sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the anger he uses for a weapon will be destroyed.
because they plan violence, and they are always talking about trouble.
A bad tooth and an unsteady foot that's what confidence in an unreliable man is like in a time of trouble.
Never abandon your friend nor your father's friend, and don't go to your brother's house in times of trouble. A neighbor who is near is better than a brother who lives far away.
So I hated life, because whatever is done on earth causes me trouble it's all pointless, like chasing after the wind.
It's better to have one handful of tranquility than to have two handfuls of trouble and to chase after the wind.
Sorrow is better than laughter, because the heart is made better through trouble.
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,
"LORD, be gracious to us; we long for you; and be our strength every morning, our salvation in times of trouble.
"Here is what Hezekiah says," they told him. "This day is a day of trouble, rebuke, and disgrace, as when children come to the point of birth and there is no energy to deliver them.
No one brings a lawsuit fairly, and no one goes to law honestly; they have relied on empty arguments and they tell lies; they conceive trouble and give birth to iniquity.
who say to a tree, "You are my father,' and to a stone, "You gave birth to me.' They have turned their back to me, but not their faces. In the time of their trouble, they'll say, "Rise up! Deliver us!'"
"But where are your gods that you made for yourselves? Let them rise up, if they can deliver you in the time of your trouble. You have as many gods as you have towns, Judah.
Hope of Israel, its deliverer in time of trouble, why are you like a stranger in the land, like a traveler who sets up his tent for a night?
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?
Don't be a terror to me. You are my refuge in a day of trouble.
Why did I ever come out of the womb to see trouble and sorrow, and to finish my life living in shame?
Oh how terrible! That time will be worse than any like it. It will be a time of trouble for Jacob, but he will be rescued from it.
""At that time, Michael will arise, the great prince who will stand up on behalf of your people, and a time of trouble will come like there has never been since nations began until that time. Also at that time, your people will be delivered everyone who will have been written in the book.
And when an alarm sounds in the city, the people will tremble, won't they? If there is trouble in a city, the LORD has brought it about, has he not?"
Meanwhile, each crewman told another, "Come on! Let's cast lots to find out whose fault it is that we're in this trouble." So they cast lots, and the lot indicated Jonah!
So they interrogated him: "Tell us, why has this trouble come upon us? What's your occupation? Where'd you come from? What's your home country? What's your nationality?"
God took note of what they did that they turned from their evil ways. Because God relented concerning the trouble about which he had warned them, he did not carry it out.
So he prayed to the LORD, "LORD, isn't this what I said while I was still in my home country? That's why I fled previously to Tarshish, because I knew you're a compassionate God, slow to anger, overflowing with gracious love, and reluctant to send trouble.
That day will be filled with wrath, a day of trouble and tribulation, a day of desolation and devastation, a day of doom and gloom, a day of clouds and shadows,
So never worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
but since he doesn't have any root in himself, he lasts for only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes along because of the word, he immediately falls away.
If this is reported to the governor, we'll personally persuade him to keep you out of trouble."
but since they don't have any roots, they last for only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes along because of the word, they immediately fall away.
I have told you this so that through me you may have peace. In the world you'll have trouble, but be courageous I've overcome the world!"
"Therefore, I have decided that we should not trouble these gentiles who are turning to God.
Greetings. We have heard that some men, coming from us without instructions from us, have said things to trouble you and have unsettled you.
They brought them before the magistrates and said, "These men are stirring up a lot of trouble in our city. They are Jews
Who will separate us from the Messiah's love? Can trouble, distress, persecution, hunger, nakedness, danger, or a violent death do this?
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