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But the LORD said, "I have witnessed the affliction of my people in Egypt and have heard their cry of complaint against their slave drivers, so I know well what they are suffering." [EX 3:7]

The people believed, and when they heard that the LORD was concerned about them and had seen their affliction, they bowed down in worship. [EX 4:31]

"If you really listen to the voice of the LORD, your God," he told them, "and do what is right in his eyes: if you heed his commandments and keep all his precepts, I will not afflict you with any of the diseases with which I afflicted the Egyptians; for I, the LORD, am your healer." [EX 15:26]

Remember how for forty years now the LORD, your God, has directed all your journeying in the desert, so as to test you by affliction and find out whether or not it was your intention to keep his commandments. He therefore let you be afflicted with hunger, and then fed you with manna, a food unknown to you and your fathers, in order to show you that not by bread alone does man live, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of the LORD. [DEUT 8:23]

We cried to the LORD, the God of our fathers, and he heard our cry and saw our affliction, our toil and our oppression. [Taken from DEUT 26:7]

Perhaps the LORD will look upon my affliction and make it up to me with benefits for the curses he is uttering this day. [2SAM 16:12]

If the sky is closed, so that there is no rain, because they have sinned against you and you afflict them, and if then they repent of their sin, and pray, and praise your name in this place listen in heaven and forgive the sin of your servant and of your people Israel, teaching them the right way to live [Taken from 1KGS 8:35-36]

For the LORD saw the very bitter affliction of Israel, where there was neither slave nor freeman, no one at all to help Israel. [2KGS 14:26]

But you, who have contrived every kind of affliction for the Hebrews, will not escape the hands of God. [2MACC 7:31]

Like my brothers, I offer up my body and my life for our ancestral laws, imploring God to show mercy soon to our nation, and by afflictions and blows to make you confess that he alone is God. [2MACC 7:37]

Days of affliction have overtaken me. [Taken from JOB 30:27]

But he saves the unfortunate through their affliction, and instructs them through distress. [JOB 36:15]

For the avenger of bloodshed remembers, does not forget the cry of the afflicted. Have mercy on me, LORD; see how my foes afflict me! You alone can raise me from the gates of death. [PS 9:13-14]

The needy will never be forgotten, nor will the hope of the afflicted ever fade. [PS 9:19]

Look upon me, have pity on me, for I am alone and afflicted. [PS 25:16]

Put an end to my affliction and suffering; take away all my sins. [PS 25:18]

My life is worn out by sorrow, my years by sighing. My strength fails in affliction; my bones are consumed. [PS 31:11]

My very bones shall say, "O LORD, who is like you, Who rescue the afflicted from the powerful, the afflicted and needy from the despoiler?" [PS 35:10]

My flesh is afflicted because of your anger; my frame aches because of my sin. [PS 38:4]

Though I am afflicted and poor, the Lord keeps me in mind. You are my help and deliverer; my God, do not delay! [PS 40:18]

But I am afflicted and in pain; let your saving help protect me, God, That I may praise God's name in song and glorify it with thanksgiving. [PS 69:30-31]

Here I am, afflicted and poor. God, come quickly! You are my help and deliverer. LORD, do not delay! [PS 70:6]

You have sent me many bitter afflictions, but once more revive me. From the watery depths of the earth once more raise me up. [PS 71:20]

For I am afflicted day after day, chastised every morning. [PS 73:14]

Defend the lowly and fatherless; render justice to the afflicted and needy. [PS 82:3]

No evil shall befall you, no affliction come near your tent [PS 91:10]

The prayer of one afflicted and wasting away whose anguish is poured out before the LORD. [PS 102:1]

Still God had regard for their affliction when he heard their wailing. [PS 106:44]

Some fell sick from their wicked ways, afflicted because of their sins. [PS 107:17]

While the poor were released from their affliction; their families increased like their flocks. [PS 107:41]

I kept faith, even when I said, "I am greatly afflicted!" [PS 116:10]

This is my comfort in affliction, your promise that gives me life. [PS 119:50]

Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I hold to your promise. [PS 119:67]

It was good for me to be afflicted, in order to learn your laws. [PS 119:71]

I know, LORD, that your edicts are just; though you afflict me, you are faithful. [PS 119:75]

Had your teaching not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction. [PS 119:92]

I am very much afflicted, LORD; give me life in accord with your word. [PS 119:107]

Look at my affliction and rescue me, for I have not forgotten your teaching. [PS 119:153]

There is a time and a judgment for everything. Yet it is a great affliction for man [Taken from ECCL 8:6]

They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead; and their passing away was thought an affliction [WISDOM 3:2]

For the affliction of the proud man there is no cure; he is the offshoot of an evil plant. [SIRACH 3:27]

For pride is the reservoir of sin, a source which runs over with vice; Because of it God sends unheard-of afflictions and brings men to utter ruin. [SIRACH 10:13]

A moment's affliction brings forgetfulness of past delights; when a man dies, his life is revealed. [SIRACH 11:27]

A man who often swears heaps up obligations; the scourge will never be far from his house. If he swears in error, he incurs guilt; if he neglects his obligation, his sin is doubly great. If he swears without reason he cannot be found just, and all his house will suffer affliction. [SIRACH 23:11]

So it is with the afflicted man who groans at the good things his eyes behold! Do not give in to sadness, torment not yourself with brooding; Gladness of heart is the very life of man, cheerfulness prolongs his days. Distract yourself, renew your courage, drive resentment far away from you; For worry has brought death to many, nor is there aught to be gained from resentment. [SIRACH 30:20-23]

What will one answer the messengers of the nation? "The LORD has established Zion, and in her the afflicted of his people find refuge." [ISA 14:32]

The afflicted and the needy seek water in vain, their tongues are parched with thirst. I, the LORD, will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them. [ISA 41:17]

See, I have refined you like silver, tested you in the furnace of affliction. [ISA 48:10]

Sing out, O heavens, and rejoice, O earth, break forth into song, you mountains. For the LORD comforts his people and shows mercy to his afflicted. [ISA 49:13]

Yet it was our infirmities that he bore, our sufferings that he endured, While we thought of him as stricken, as one smitten by God and afflicted. [ISA 53:4]

Because of his affliction he shall see the light in fullness of days; Through his suffering, my servant shall justify many, and their guilt he shall bear. [ISA 53:11]

O afflicted one, storm-battered and unconsoled, I lay your pavements in carnelians, and your foundations in sapphires; I will make your battlements of rubies, your gates of carbuncles, and all your walls of precious stones. All your sons shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children. In justice shall you be established, far from the fear of oppression, where destruction cannot come near you. [ISA 54:11-14]

If you bestow your bread on the hungry and satisfy the afflicted; Then light shall rise for you in the darkness, and the gloom shall become for you like midday [Taken from ISA 58:10]

My hand made all these things when all of them came to be, says the LORD. This is the one whom I approve: the lowly and afflicted man who trembles at my word. [ISA 66:2]

I am a man who knows affliction from the rod of his anger [LAM 3:1]

He has no joy in afflicting or grieving the sons of men. [LAM 3:33]

In their affliction, they shall look for me: "Come, let us return to the LORD, For it is he who has rent, but he will heal us; he has struck us, but he will bind our wounds." [HOSEA 6:1]

On that day, says the LORD, I will gather the lame, And I will assemble the outcasts, and those whom I have afflicted. [MICAH 4:6]

I will encamp by my house as a guard that none may pass to and fro; No oppressor shall pass over them again, for now I have regard for their affliction. [ZECH 9:8]

Yes, affliction and distress will come upon every human being who does evil, Jew first and then Greek. [ROM 2:9]

Not only that, but we even boast of our afflictions, knowing that affliction produces endurance [ROM 5:3]

Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer. [ROM 12:12]

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and God of all encouragement, who encourages us in our every affliction, so that we may be able to encourage those who are in any affliction with the encouragement with which we ourselves are encouraged by God. For as Christ's sufferings overflow to us, so through Christ does our encouragement also overflow. If we are afflicted, it is for your encouragement and salvation; if we are encouraged, it is for your encouragement, which enables you to endure the same sufferings that we suffer. [2COR 1:3-6]

For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears, not that you might be pained but that you might know the abundant love I have for you. [2COR 2:4]

We are afflicted in every way, but not constrained; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our body. [2COR 4:8-10]

For this momentary light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to what is seen but to what is unseen; for what is seen is transitory, but what is unseen is eternal. [2COR 4:17-18]

We cause no one to stumble in anything, in order that no fault may be found with our ministry; on the contrary, in everything we commend ourselves as ministers of God, through much endurance, in afflictions, hardships, constraints [2COR 6:3-4]

I have great confidence in you, I have great pride in you; I am filled with encouragement, I am overflowing with joy all the more because of all our affliction. [2COR 7:4]

So I ask you not to lose heart over my afflictions for you; this is your glory. [EPH 3:13]

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ on behalf of his body, which is the church [COL 1:24]

And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, receiving the word in great affliction, with joy from the Holy Spirit [1THES 1:6]

We and sent Timothy, our brother and co-worker for God in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith, so that no one be disturbed in these afflictions. For you yourselves know that we are destined for this. For even when we were among you, we used to warn you in advance that we would undergo affliction, just as has happened, as you know. For this reason, when I too could bear it no longer, I sent to learn about your faith, for fear that somehow the tempter had put you to the test and our toil might come to nothing. But just now Timothy has returned to us from you, bringing us the good news of your faith and love, and that you always think kindly of us and long to see us as we long to see you. Because of this, we have been reassured about you, brothers, in our every distress and affliction, through your faith. For we now live, if you stand firm in the Lord. [Taken from 1THES 3:2-8]

For it is surely just on God's part to repay with afflictions those who are afflicting you, and to grant rest along with us to you who are undergoing afflictions, at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with his mighty angels, in blazing fire, inflicting punishment on those who do not acknowledge God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. These will pay the penalty of eternal ruin, separated from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his power, when he comes to be glorified among his holy ones and to be marveled at on that day among all who have believed, for our testimony to you was believed. [2THES 1:6-10]

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their affliction and to keep oneself unstained by the world. [JMS 1:27]

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