fury / furious
Esau bore Jacob a grudge because of the blessing his father had given him. He said to himself, "When the time of mourning for my father comes, I will kill my brother Jacob." When Rebekah got news of what her older son Esau had in mind, she called her younger son Jacob and said to him: "Listen! Your brother Esau intends to settle accounts with you by killing you. Therefore, son, do what I tell you: flee at once to my brother Laban in
Haran, and stay with him a while until your brother's fury subsides... and he forgets what you did to him. Then I will send for you and bring you back. Must I lose both of you in a single day?"
[Taken from GEN 27:41-45]
Cursed be their fury so fierce, and their rage so cruel! I will
scatter them in Jacob, disperse them throughout Israel. [GEN 49:7]
"Future generations, your own descendants who will rise up after you, as well as the foreigners who will come here from far-off lands, when they see the calamities of this land and the ills with which the LORD has smitten
it - all its soil being nothing but sulphur and salt, a burnt-out waste, unsown and unfruitful, without a blade of grass, destroyed like Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and
Zeboiim, which the LORD overthrew in his furious wrath - they and all the nations will ask, 'Why has the LORD dealt thus with this land? Why this fierce outburst of wrath?' And the answer will be, 'Because they forsook the covenant which the LORD, the God of their fathers, had made with them when he brought them out of the land of Egypt, and they went and served other gods and adored them, gods whom they did not know and whom he had not let fall to their lot: that is why the LORD was angry with this land and brought on it all the
imprecations listed in this book; in his furious wrath and tremendous anger the LORD uprooted them from their soil and cast them out into a strange land, where they are today.'"
"Go, consult the LORD for me, for the people, for all
Judah, about the stipulations of this book that has been found,
for the anger of the LORD has been set furiously ablaze against
us, because our fathers did not obey the stipulations of this
book, nor fulfill our written obligations." [2KGS 22:13]
Amaziah then disbanded the troops that had come to him from
Ephraim, and sent them home. They, however, became furiously angry
with Judah, and returned home blazing with resentment. [2CHRON
In Samaria there was a prophet of the LORD by the name of Oded.
He went out to meet the army returning to Samaria and said to
them: "It was because the LORD, the God of your fathers, was
angry with Judah that he delivered them into your hands. You,
however, have slaughtered them with a fury that has reached up to
heaven." [2CHRON 28:9]
But Queen Vashti refused to come at the royal order issued
through the eunuchs. At this the king's wrath flared up, and he
burned with fury. [ESTH 1:12]
When Mattathias saw him, he was filled with zeal; his heart was
moved and his just fury was aroused; he sprang forward and killed
him upon the altar. [1MACC 2:24]
At that time Jonathan gathered together the men of Judea to attack the citadel in Jerusalem, and they set up many machines against it. Some transgressors of the law, enemies of their own nation, went to the king and informed him that Jonathan was besieging the citadel. When Demetrius heard this, he was furious, and set out immediately for
Ptolemais. He wrote to Jonathan to discontinue the siege and to meet him for a conference at Ptolemais as soon as possible. [1MACC
One of the brothers, speaking for the others, said: "What do you expect to achieve by questioning us? We are ready to die rather than transgress the laws of our ancestors." At that the king, in a fury, gave orders to have pans and caldrons heated. [2MACC
As soon as dawn broke, the armies joined battle, the one having
as pledge of success and victory not only their valor but also
their reliance on the Lord, and the other taking fury as their
leader in the fight. [2MACC 10:28]
Because he has oppressed the poor, and stolen a patrimony he had not built up, Therefore his prosperity shall not endure, and his hands shall yield up his riches. Though he has known no quiet in his greed, his treasures shall not save him. When he abounds to overflowing, he shall be brought into straits, and nought shall be left of his goods. God shall send against him the fury of his wrath and rain down his missiles of war upon him.
[Taken from JOB 20:19-23]
Lo, God is great beyond our knowledge; the number of his years
is past searching out. In his hands he holds the lightning, and he
commands it to strike the mark. His thunder speaks for him and incites the fury of the storm.
Have you an arm like that of God, or can you thunder with a voice like his? Adorn yourself with grandeur and majesty, and array yourself with glory and splendor. Let loose the fury of your wrath; tear down the wicked and shatter them.
Bring down the haughty with a glance; bury them in the dust together; in the hidden world imprison them. Then will I too acknowledge that your own right hand can save you. [JOB
Rise up, LORD, in your anger; rise against the fury of my
foes. Wake to judge as you have decreed. [PS 7:7]
Pour out your wrath upon them; let the fury of your anger
overtake them. [PS 69:25]
He unleashed against them his fiery breath, roar, fury, and
distress, storming messengers of death. [PS 78:49]
Because of your furious wrath, you lifted me up just to cast me
down. [PS 102:11]
Had not the LORD been with us, when people rose against us, They would have swallowed us alive, for their fury blazed against us. The waters would have engulfed us, the torrent overwhelmed us; seething waters would have drowned us. [PS
Arrogant men set the city ablaze, but wise men calm the fury. [PROV
There are storm winds created to punish, which in their fury
can dislodge mountains; When destruction must be, they hurl all
their force and appease the anger of their Maker. [SIRACH 39:28]
A great anxiety has God allotted, and a heavy yoke, to the sons of men;
From the day one leaves his mother's womb to the day he returns to the mother of all the living, His thoughts, the fear in his heart, and his troubled forebodings till the day he
dies - Whether he sits on a lofty throne or grovels in dust and ashes, Whether he bears a splendid crown or is wrapped in the coarsest of
cloaks - Are of wrath and envy, trouble and dread, terror of death, fury and strife.
Even when he lies on his bed to rest, his cares at night disturb his sleep.
They flee from the sword, from the whetted sword; From the taut
bow, from the fury of battle. [ISA 21:15]
See the name of the LORD coming from afar in burning wrath,
with lowering clouds! His lips are filled with fury, his tongue is
like a consuming fire [Taken from ISA 30:27]
The LORD will make his glorious voice heard, and let it be seen
how his arm descends In raging fury and flame of consuming fire,
in driving storm and hail. [ISA 30:30]
Who was it that gave Jacob to be plundered, Israel to the despoilers?
Was it not the LORD, against whom we have sinned? In his ways they refused to walk, his law they disobeyed. So he poured out wrath upon them, his anger, and the fury of battle;
It blazed round about them, yet they did not realize, it burned them, but they took it not to heart. [ISA
I, it is I who comfort you. Can you then fear mortal man, who is human only, to be looked upon as grass, And forget the LORD, your maker, who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth?
All the day you are in constant dread of the fury of the oppressor;
But when he sets himself to destroy, what is there of the oppressor's fury? The oppressed shall soon be released; they shall not die and go down into the pit, nor shall they want for bread. [ISA
O house of David! Thus says the LORD: Each morning dispense
justice, rescue the oppressed from the hand of the oppressor, Lest
my fury break out like fire which burns without being quenched,
because of the evil of your deeds. [JER 21:12]
Perhaps they will lay their supplication before the LORD and
will all turn back from their evil way; for great is the fury of
anger with which the LORD has threatened this people. [JER 36:7]
For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Just as my
furious anger was poured out upon the citizens of Jerusalem, so
shall my anger be poured out on you when you reach Egypt. You
shall become an example of malediction and horror, a curse and a
reproach, and you shall never see this place again. [JER 42:18]
Though I kept sending to you all my servants the prophets, with the plea not to commit this horrible deed which I hate, they would not listen or accept the warning to turn away from the evil of sacrificing to strange gods. Therefore the fury of my anger poured forth in flame over the cities of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem, so that they became the ruinous waste they are today.
Thus shall my anger spend itself, and I will wreak my fury upon
them till I am appeased; they shall know that I, the LORD, have
spoken in my jealousy when I spend my fury upon them. [EZEK 5:13]
When I execute judgment upon you in anger and fury and with
furious chastisements, you shall be a reproach and an object of
scorn, a terrible warning to the nations that surround you. I, the
LORD, have spoken! [EZEK 5:15]
He that is far off shall die of pestilence, he that is near
shall fall by the sword, and he that is besieged shall perish by
famine; so will I spend my fury upon them. [EZEK 6:12]
Soon now I will pour out my fury upon you and spend my anger
upon you; I will judge you according to your conduct and lay upon
you the consequences of all your abominations. [EZEK 7:8]
Therefore I in turn will act furiously: I will not look upon
them with pity nor will I show mercy. [EZEK 8:18]
"As they began to strike, I was left alone. I fell prone, crying out, Alas, Lord GOD! Will you destroy all that is left of Israel when you pour out your fury on Jerusalem?"
He answered me: The sins of the house of Israel are great beyond measure; the land is filled with bloodshed, the city with lawlessness. They think that the LORD has forsaken the land, that he does not see them.
I, however, will not look upon them with pity, nor show any mercy. I will bring down their conduct upon their heads.
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: In my fury I will let loose
stormwinds; because of my anger there shall be a flooding rain, and hailstones shall fall with destructive wrath. I will tear down the wall that you have whitewashed and level it to the ground, laying bare its foundations. When it falls, you shall be crushed beneath it; thus you shall know that I am the LORD. When I have spent my fury on the wall and its whitewashers, I tell you there shall be no wall, nor shall there be
whitewashers - those prophets of Israel who prophesied to Jerusalem and saw for it visions of peace when there was no peace, says the Lord GOD.
Son of man, when a land sins against me by breaking faith, I stretch out my hand against it and break its staff of bread, I let famine loose upon it and cut off from it both man and beast; and even if these three men were in it, Noah, Daniel, and Job, they could save only themselves by their virtue, says the Lord GOD. If I were to cause wild beasts to prowl the land, depopulating it so that it became a waste, traversed by none because of the wild beasts, and these three men were in it, as I live, says the Lord GOD, I swear they could save neither sons nor daughters; they alone would be saved, and the land would be a waste. Or if I brought the sword upon this country, commanding the sword to pass through the land cutting off from it man and beast, and these three men were in it, as I live, says the Lord GOD, they would be unable to save either sons or daughters; they alone would be saved. Or if I were to send pestilence into this land, pouring out upon it my bloodthirsty fury, cutting off from it man and beast, even if Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, as I live, says the Lord GOD, I swear that they could save neither son nor daughter; they would save only themselves by their virtue. Thus says the Lord GOD: Even though I send Jerusalem my four cruel punishments, the sword, famine, wild beasts, and pestilence, to cut off from it man and beast, still some survivors shall be left in it who will bring out sons and daughters; when they come out to you, you shall see their conduct and their actions and be consoled regarding the evil I have brought on Jerusalem (all that I have brought upon it). They shall console you when you see their conduct and actions, for you shall then know that it was not without reason that I did to it what I did, says the Lord GOD.
I will inflict on you the sentence of adulteresses and
murderesses; I will wreak fury and jealousy upon you. When I have wreaked my fury upon you I will cease to be jealous of you, I will be quiet and no longer vexed. Because you did not remember what happened when you were a girl, but enraged me with all these things, therefore in return I am bringing down your conduct upon your head, says the Lord GOD. For did you not add lewdness to the rest of your abominable deeds? [EZEK
Then I said to them: Throw away, each of you, the detestable things that have held your eyes; do not defile yourselves with the idols of Egypt: I am the LORD, your God. But they rebelled against me and refused to listen to me; none of them threw away the detestable things that had held their eyes, they did not abandon the idols of Egypt. Then I thought of pouring out my fury on them and spending my anger on them there in the land of Egypt; but I acted for my name's sake, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations among whom they were, in whose presence I had made myself known to them, revealing that I would bring them out of the land of Egypt. [EZEK
But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the desert. They did not observe my statutes, and they despised my ordinances that bring life to those who keep them. My sabbaths, too, they desecrated grievously. Then I thought of pouring out my fury on them in the desert to put an end to them, but I acted for my name's sake, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations in whose presence I had brought them out. Nevertheless I swore to them in the desert not to bring them to the land I had given them, a land flowing with milk and honey, a jewel among all lands. [EZEK
But their children rebelled against me: they did not observe my statutes or keep my ordinances that bring life to those who observe them, and my sabbaths they desecrated. Then I thought of pouring out my fury on them, of spending my anger on them in the desert; but I stayed my hand, acting for my name's sake, lest it be profaned in the sight of the nations in whose presence I brought them out. Nevertheless I swore to them in the desert that I would disperse them among the nations and scatter them over foreign lands; for they did not keep my ordinances, but despised my statutes and desecrated my sabbaths, with eyes only for the idols of their fathers. [EZEK
Then I, too, shall brush one hand against the other and wreak
my fury. I, the LORD, have spoken. [EZEK 21:22]
Just as silver, bronze, iron, lead, and tin are gathered into a
furnace and smelted in the roaring flames, so I will gather you
together in my furious wrath, put you in, and smelt you. [EZEK
You shall be smelted by it just as silver is smelted in a furnace. Thus you shall know that I, the LORD, have poured out my fury on you.
Thus the word of the LORD came to me: Son of man, say to her: You are a land unrained on (that is, not rained on) at the time of my fury.
Therefore I have poured out my fury upon them; with my fiery
wrath I have consumed them; I have brought down their conduct upon
their heads, says the Lord GOD. [EZEK 22:31]
Because you have sullied yourself with lewdness when I would
have purified you, and you refused to be purified of your
uncleanness, therefore you shall not be purified until I wreak my
fury on you. [EZEK 24:13]
My vengeance upon Edom I will entrust to my people Israel, who
will deal with Edom in accordance with my anger and my fury; thus
they shall know my vengeance, says the Lord GOD. [EZEK 25:14]
I will execute great acts of vengeance on them, punishing them
furiously. Thus they shall know that I am the LORD, when I wreak
my vengeance on them. [EZEK 25:17]
(Therefore, prophesy concerning the land of Israel, and say to
the mountains and hills, the ravines and valleys: Thus says the
Lord GOD:) With jealous fury I speak, because you have borne the
reproach of the nations. [EZEK 36:6]
Therefore I poured out my fury upon them (because of the blood
which they poured out on the ground, and because they defiled it
with idols). [EZEK 36:18]
But on that day, the day when Gog invades the land of Israel, says the Lord GOD, my fury shall be aroused. In my anger and in my jealousy, in my fiery wrath, I swear: On that day there shall be a great shaking upon the land of Israel.
"At the appointed time the king of the south shall come to grips with him, but the king of the north shall overwhelm him with chariots and horsemen and a great fleet, passing through the countries like a flood. He shall enter the glorious land and many shall fall, except Edom, Moab, and the chief part of Ammon, which shall escape from his power.
He shall extend his power over the countries, and not even the land of Egypt shall escape.
He shall control the riches of gold and silver and all the treasures of Egypt; Libya and Ethiopia shall be in his train.
When news from the east and the north terrifies him, he shall set out with great fury to slay and to doom many.
He shall pitch the tents of his royal pavilion between the sea and the glorious holy mountain, but he shall come to his end with none to help him."
Before his wrath, who can stand firm, and who can face his
blazing anger? His fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are
rent asunder before him. [NAHUM 1:6]
In wrath you bestride the earth, in fury you trample the nations. You come forth to save your people, to save your anointed one.
You crush the heads of the wicked, you lay bare their bases at the neck.
When Herod realized that he had been deceived by the magi, he
became furious. He ordered the massacre of all the boys in
Bethlehem and its vicinity two years old and under, in accordance
with the time he had ascertained from the magi. [MT 2:16]
When he was in Bethany reclining at table in the house of Simon the leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of perfumed oil, costly genuine spikenard. She broke the alabaster jar and poured it on his head. There were some who were indignant. "Why has there been this waste of perfumed oil? It could have been sold for more than three hundred days' wages and the money given to the poor." They were infuriated with her. Jesus said, "Let her alone. Why do you make trouble for her? She has done a good thing for me. The poor you will always have with you, and whenever you wish you can do good to them, but you will not always have me. She has done what she could. She has anticipated anointing my body for burial. Amen, I say to you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed to the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her." [MK
And he said, "Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own native place. Indeed, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah when the sky was closed for three and a half years and a severe famine spread over the entire land. It was to none of these that Elijah was sent, but only to a widow in Zarephath in the land of
Sidon. Again, there were many lepers in Israel during the time of Elisha the prophet; yet not one of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian." When the people in the synagogue heard this, they were all filled with fury. They rose up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town had been built, to hurl him down headlong. But he passed through the midst of them and went away.
But Peter and the apostles said in reply, "We must obey God rather than men. The God of our ancestors raised Jesus, though you had him killed by hanging him on a tree. God exalted him at his right hand
as leader and savior to grant Israel repentance and forgiveness of sins. We are witnesses of these things, as is the
Holy Spirit that God has given to those who obey him." When they heard this, they became infuriated and wanted to put them to death.
"You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always oppose the
Holy Spirit; you are just like your ancestors.
Which of the prophets did your ancestors not persecute? They put to death those who foretold the coming of the righteous one, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become. You received the law as transmitted by angels, but you did not observe it." When they heard this, they were infuriated, and they ground their teeth at him.
About that time a serious disturbance broke out concerning the Way. There was a silversmith named Demetrius who made miniature silver shrines of Artemis
and provided no little work for the craftsmen. He called a meeting of these and other workers in related crafts and said, "Men, you know well that our prosperity derives from this work. As you can now see and hear, not only in Ephesus but throughout most of the province of Asia this Paul has persuaded and misled a great number of people by saying that gods made by hands are not gods at all. The danger grows, not only that our business will be discredited, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis will be of no account, and that she whom the whole province of Asia and all the world worship will be stripped of her magnificence." When they heard this, they were filled with fury and began to shout, "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!" The city was filled with confusion, and the people rushed with one accord into the theater, seizing Gaius and
Aristarchus, the Macedonians, Paul's traveling companions. [ACTS
By your stubbornness and impenitent heart, you are storing up wrath for yourself for the day of wrath and revelation of the just judgment of God, who will repay everyone according to his
works: eternal life to those who seek glory, honor, and immortality through perseverance in good works, but wrath and fury to those who selfishly disobey the truth and obey wickedness. [ROM
For I fear that when I come I may find you not such as I wish,
and that you may find me not as you wish; that there may be
rivalry, jealousy, fury, selfishness, slander, gossip, conceit,
and disorder. [2COR 12:20]
Now the works of the flesh are obvious: immorality, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, rivalry, jealousy, outbursts of fury, acts of selfishness, dissensions, factions, occasions of envy, drinking bouts, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. [GAL
All bitterness, fury, anger, shouting, and reviling must be
removed from you, along with all malice. [EPH 4:31]
But now you must put them all away: anger, fury, malice,
slander, and obscene language out of your mouths. [COL 3:8]
By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's daughter; he chose to be ill-treated along with the people of God rather than enjoy the fleeting pleasure of sin. He considered the reproach of the Anointed greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the recompense. By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king's fury, for he persevered as if seeing the one who is invisible. [HEB
"Therefore, rejoice, you heavens, and you who dwell in them. But
woe to you, earth and sea, for the Devil has come down to you in
great fury, for he knows he has but a short time." [RV 12:12]
A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice, "Anyone who worships the beast or its image, or accepts its mark on forehead or hand, will also drink the wine of God's fury,
poured full strength into the cup of his wrath, and will be tormented in burning sulfur before the holy angels and before the Lamb. The smoke of the fire that torments them will rise forever and ever, and there will be no relief day or night for those who worship the beast or its image or accept the mark of its name." [RV
So the angel swung his sickle over the earth and cut the
earth's vintage. He threw it into the great wine press of God's
fury. [RV 14:19]
Then I saw in heaven another sign, great and awe-inspiring:
seven angels with the seven last plagues, for through them God's
fury is accomplished. [RV 15:1]
One of the four living creatures gave the seven angels seven
gold bowls filled with the fury of God, who lives forever and
ever. [RV 15:7]
I heard a loud voice speaking from the temple to the seven
angels, "Go and pour out the seven bowls of God's fury upon
the earth." [RV 16:1]
The great city was split into three parts, and the gentile cities fell. But God remembered great Babylon, giving it the cup filled with the wine of his fury and wrath.
Every island fled, and mountains disappeared. Large hailstones like huge weights came down from the sky on people, and they blasphemed God for the plague of hail because this plague was so severe.
Out of his mouth came a sharp sword to strike the nations. He
will rule them with an iron rod, and he himself will tread out in
the wine press the wine of the fury and wrath of God the almighty.
/ anger of God [A3]
/ afflicted / affliction [A1]
/ forgiveness [F10]
/ merciful [M3a]
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