/ troubled / troubling
On the third day, while they were still in pain, Dinah's full
brothers Simeon and Levi, two of Jacob's sons, took their swords,
advanced against the city without any trouble [Taken from GEN 34:25]
Jacob said to Simeon and Levi: "You have brought trouble
upon me by making me loathsome to the inhabitants of the land, the
Canaanites and the Perizzites. I have so few men that, if these
people unite against me and attack me, I and my family will be
wiped out." [GEN 34:30]
Israel demanded, "Why did you bring this trouble on me by telling the man that you had another brother?" They answered: "The man kept asking about ourselves and our family: 'Is your father still living? Do you have another brother?' We had to answer his questions. How could we know that he would say, 'Bring your brother down here'?" [GEN
The LORD said to Moses, "Soon you will be at rest with
your fathers, and then this people will take to rendering wanton
worship to the strange gods among whom they will live in the land
they are about to enter. They will forsake me and break the
covenant which I have made with them. At that time my anger will
flare up against them; I will forsake them and hide my face from
them, so that they will become a prey to be devoured, and many
evils and troubles will befall them. At that time they will indeed
say, 'Is it not because our God is not among us that these evils
have befallen us?' Yet I will be hiding my face from them at that
time only because of all the evil they have done in turning to
other gods. Write out this song, then, for yourselves. Teach it to
the Israelites and have them recite it, so that this song may be a
witness for me against the Israelites. For when I have brought
them into the land flowing with milk and honey which I promised on
oath to their fathers, and they have eaten their fill and grown
fat, if they turn to other gods and serve them, despising me and
breaking my covenant; then, when many evils and troubles befall
them, this song, which their descendants will not have forgotten
to recite, will bear witness against them. For I know what they
are inclined to do even at the present time, before I have brought
them into the land which I promised on oath to their
fathers." So Moses wrote this song that same day, and he
taught it to the Israelites.
On the day of her marriage to Othniel, she induced him to ask her father for some land. Then, as she alighted from the ass, Caleb asked her, "What is troubling you?" She answered, "Give me an additional gift! Since you have assigned to me land in the Negeb, give me also pools of water." So he gave her the upper and the lower pools.
As she remained long at prayer before the LORD, Eli watched her mouth, for Hannah was praying silently; though her lips were moving, her voice could not be heard. Eli, thinking her drunk, said to her, "How long will you make a drunken show of yourself? Sober up from your wine!" "It isn't that, my lord," Hannah answered. "I am an unhappy woman. I have had neither wine nor liquor; I was only pouring out my troubles to the LORD."
When he arrived, Eli was sitting in his chair beside the gate,
watching the road, for he was troubled at heart about the ark of
God. The man, however, went into the city to divulge his news,
which put the whole city in an uproar. [1SAM 4:13]
Jonathan, who had not heard that his father had put the people under oath, thrust out the end of the staff he was holding and dipped in into the honey. Then he raised it to his mouth and his eyes lit up. At this one of the soldiers spoke up: "Your father put the people under a strict oath, saying, 'Cursed be the man who takes food this day!' As a result the people are weak." Jonathan replied: "My father brings trouble to the land. Look how bright my eyes are from this small taste of honey I have had. What is more, if the people had eaten freely today of their enemy's booty when they came across it, would not the slaughter of the Philistines by now have been the greater for it?"
The sons of Zimri: Carmi. The sons of Carmi: Achar, who brought
trouble upon Israel by violating the ban. [1CHRON 2:7]
"What is it, Esther?" he said to her. "I am your brother. Take courage!" Raising the golden scepter, he touched her neck with it, embraced her, and said, "Speak to me." She replied: "I saw you, my lord, as an angel of God, and my heart was troubled with fear of your majesty. For you are awesome, my lord, though your glance is full of kindness." As she said this, she fainted. The king became troubled and all his attendants tried to revive her.
Then his son Judas, who was called Maccabeus, took his place. All his brothers and all who had joined his father supported him, and they carried on Israel's war joyfully. He spread abroad the glory of his people, and put on his breastplate like a giant.
He armed himself with weapons of war; he planned battles and protected the camp with his sword. He pursued the wicked, hunting them out, and those who troubled his people he destroyed
[Taken from 1MACC 3:1-3,5]
King Alexander heard of the promises that Demetrius had made to Jonathan; he was also told of the battles and valiant deeds of Jonathan and his brothers and the troubles that they had endured.
He said, "Shall we ever find another man like him? Let us now make him our friend and ally."
King Alexander also wrote to Jonathan to come and meet him. So
he went with pomp to Ptolemais, where he met the two kings and
gave them and their friends silver and gold and many gifts and
thus won their favor. Some pestilent Israelites, transgressors of
the law, united against him to accuse him, but the king paid no
heed to them. He ordered Jonathan to be divested of his ordinary
garments and to be clothed in royal purple; and so it was done.
The king also had him seated at his side. He said to his
magistrates: "Go with him to the center of the city and make
a proclamation that no one is to bring charges against him on any
grounds or be troublesome to him in any way." When his
accusers saw the honor paid to him in the proclamation, and the
purple with which he was clothed, they all fled. The king also
honored him by numbering him among his Chief Friends and made him
military commander and governor of the province. So Jonathan
returned in peace and happiness to Jerusalem. [1MACC 10:59-66]
In the year one hundred and sixty-five, Demetrius, son of Demetrius, came from Crete to the land of his fathers. When King Alexander heard of it he was greatly troubled, and returned to Antioch.
But when King Demetrius was sure of his royal throne, and the land was peaceful under his rule, he broke all his promises and became estranged from Jonathan. Instead of rewarding Jonathan for all the favors he had received from him, he caused him much trouble.
But when Trypho saw that Jonathan had arrived with a large army
he was afraid to offer him violence. Instead, he received him with
honor, introduced him to all his friends, and gave him presents.
He also ordered his friends and soldiers to obey him as they would
himself. Then he said to Jonathan: "Why have you put all your
soldiers to so much trouble when we are not at war? Pick out a few
men to stay with you, send the rest back home, and then come with
me to Ptolemais. I will hand it over to you together with other
strongholds and their garrisons, as well as the officials, then I
will leave and go home. That is why I came here." Jonathan
believed him and did as he said. He dismissed his troops, and they
returned to the land of Judah. But he kept with him three thousand
men, of whom he sent two thousand to Galilee while one thousand
accompanied him. Then as soon as Jonathan had entered Ptolemais,
the men of the city closed the gates and seized him; all who had
entered with him, they killed with the sword. [1MACC 12:42-48]
In the year one hundred and seventy-four Antiochus invaded the land of his ancestors, and all the troops rallied to him, so that few were left with Trypho. Pursued by Antiochus, Trypho fled to Dor, by the sea, realizing what a mass of troubles had come upon him now that his soldiers had deserted him.
In the reign of Demetrius, the year one hundred and sixty-nine, we Jews wrote to you during the trouble and violence that overtook us in those years after Jason and his followers had revolted against the holy land and the kingdom, setting fire to the gatehouse and shedding innocent blood. But we prayed to the Lord, and our prayer was heard
[Taken from 2MACC 1:7-8]
When Jason received the king's approval and came into office,
he immediately initiated his countrymen into the Greek way of
life. He set aside the royal concessions granted to the Jews
through the mediation of John, father of Eupolemus (that Eupolemus
who would later go on an embassy to the Romans to establish a
treaty of friendship with them); he abrogated the lawful
institutions and introduced customs contrary to the law. He
quickly established a gymnasium at the very foot of the acropolis,
where he induced the noblest young men to wear the Greek hat. The
craze for Hellenism and foreign customs reached such a pitch,
through the outrageous wickedness of the ungodly
pseudo-high-priest Jason, that the priests no longer cared about
the service of the altar... they hastened, at the signal for the
discus-throwing, to take part in the unlawful exercises on the
athletic field. They despised what their ancestors had regarded as
honors, while they highly prized what the Greeks esteemed as
glory. Precisely because of this, they found themselves in serious
trouble: the very people whose manner of life they emulated, and
whom they desired to imitate in everything, became their enemies
and oppressors. It is no light matter to flout the laws of God, as
the following period will show. [Taken from 2MACC 4:10-17]
But Menelaus, seeing himself on the losing side, promised
Ptolemy, son of Dorymenes, a substantial sum of money if he would
win the king over. So Ptolemy retired with the king under a
colonnade, as if to get some fresh air, and persuaded him to
change his mind. Menelaus, who was the cause of all the trouble,
the king acquitted of the charges, while he condemned to death
those poor men who would have been declared innocent even if they
had pleaded their case before Scythians. Thus, those who had
prosecuted the case for the city, for the people, and for the
sacred vessels, quickly suffered unjust punishment. For this
reason, even some Tyrians were indignant over the crime and
provided sumptuously for their burial. But Menelaus, thanks to the
covetousness of the men in power, remained in office, where he
grew in wickedness and became the chief plotter against his fellow
citizens. [2MACC 4:45-50]
Now that I am ill, I recall with affection the esteem and good
will you bear me. On returning from the regions of Persia, I fell
victim to a troublesome illness; so I thought it necessary to form
plans for the general welfare of all. [2MACC 9:21]
But the King of kings aroused the anger of Antiochus against
the scoundrel. When the king was shown by Lysias that Menelaus was
to blame for all the trouble, he ordered him to be taken to Beroea
and executed there in the customary local method.
May the stars of its twilight be darkened; may it look for daylight, but have none, nor gaze on the eyes of the dawn, Because it kept not shut the doors of the womb to shield my eyes from trouble! [JOB
I have no peace nor ease; I have no rest, for trouble comes!
As I see it, those who plow for mischief and sow trouble, reap
the same. [JOB 4:8]
For mischief comes not out of the earth, nor does trouble spring out of the ground; But man himself begets mischief, as sparks fly upward.
Out of six troubles he will deliver you, and at the seventh no
evil shall touch you. [JOB 5:19]
So I have been assigned months of misery, and troubled nights
have been told off for me. [JOB 7:3]
Man born of woman is short-lived and full of trouble, Like a flower that springs up and fades, swift as a shadow that does not abide.
Answer when I call, my saving God. In my troubles, you
cleared a way; show me favor; hear my prayer. [PS 4:2]
The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, stronghold in times
of trouble. [PS 9:10]
Why, LORD, do you stand at a distance and pay no heed to
these troubled times? [PS 10:1]
Do not stay far from me, for trouble is near, and there is no
one to help. [PS 22:12]
Look upon me, have pity on me, for I am alone and afflicted. Relieve the troubles of my heart; bring me out of my distress. Put an end to my affliction and suffering; take away all my sins. See how many are my enemies, see how fiercely they hate me. Preserve my life and rescue me; do not let me be disgraced, for I trust in you. Let honesty and virtue preserve me; I wait for you, O LORD.
For God will hide me in his shelter in time of trouble, Will
conceal me in the cover of his tent; and set me high upon a rock.
The LORD has eyes for the just and ears for their cry. The LORD'S face is against evildoers to wipe out their memory from the earth.
When the just cry out, the LORD hears and rescues them from all distress. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted, saves those whose spirit is crushed. Many are the troubles of the just, but the LORD delivers from them all. [PS
God is present as my helper; the Lord sustains my life. Turn back the evil upon my foes; in your faithfulness, destroy them. Then I will offer you generous sacrifice and praise your gracious name, LORD,
Because it has rescued me from every trouble, and my eyes look down on my foes.
Listen, God, to my prayer; do not hide from my pleading; hear me and give answer.
I rock with grief; I groan at the uproar of the enemy, the clamor of the wicked.
They heap trouble upon me, savagely accuse me. My heart pounds within me; death's terrors fall upon me. Fear and trembling overwhelm me; shuddering sweeps over me.
But I shall sing of your strength, extol your love at dawn, For you are my fortress, my refuge in time of trouble. My strength, your praise I will sing; you, God, are my fortress, my loving God.
My eyes cannot close in sleep; I am troubled and cannot speak. I consider the days of old; the years long past I remember.
In the night I meditate in my heart; I ponder and my spirit broods: "Will the Lord reject us forever, never again show favor? Has God's love ceased forever? Has the promise failed for all ages? Has God forgotten mercy, in anger withheld compassion?"
[Taken from PS 77:5-10]
Hear me, LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and oppressed. Preserve my life, for I am loyal; save your servant who trusts in you.
You are my God; pity me, Lord; to you I call all the day. Gladden the soul of your servant; to you, Lord, I lift up my soul.
Lord, you are kind and forgiving, most loving to all who call on you. LORD, hear my prayer; listen to my cry for help. In this time of trouble I call, for you will answer me.
LORD, my God, I call out by day; at night I cry aloud in your presence. Let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry.
For my soul is filled with troubles; my life draws near to Sheol. I am reckoned with those who go down to the pit; I am weak, without strength. My couch is among the dead, with the slain who lie in the grave.
You remember them no more; they are cut off from your care. You plunged me into the bottom of the pit, into the darkness of the abyss.
Your wrath lies heavy upon me; all your waves crash over me. Because of you my friends shun me; you make me loathsome to them;
Caged in, I cannot escape; my eyes grow dim from trouble. All day I call on you, LORD; I stretch out my hands to you.
[Taken from PS 88:2-10]
Relent, O LORD! How long? Have pity on your servants! Fill us at daybreak with your love, that all our days we may sing for joy. Make us glad as many days as you humbled us, for as many years as we have seen trouble.
He who winks at a fault causes trouble, but he who frankly
reproves promotes peace. [PROV 10:10]
The just man escapes trouble, and the wicked man falls into it
in his stead. [PROV 11:8]
In the sin of his lips the evil man is ensnared, but the just
comes free of trouble. [PROV 12:13]
He who is perverse in heart finds no good, and a double-tongued
man falls into trouble. [PROV 17:20]
He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from
trouble. [PROV 21:23]
Like an infected tooth or an unsteady foot is (dependence on) a
faithless man in time of trouble. [PROV 25:19]
Like a troubled fountain or a polluted spring is a just man who
gives way before the wicked. [PROV 25:26]
Rejoice, O young man, while you are young and let your heart be glad in the days of your youth.
Follow the ways of your heart, the vision of your eyes; Yet understand that as regards all this God will bring you to judgment. Ward off grief from your heart and put away trouble from your presence, though the dawn of youth is fleeting.
They who said among themselves, thinking not aright:
"Brief and troublous is our lifetime; neither is there any
remedy for man's dying, nor is anyone known to have come back from
the nether world." [Taken from WISDOM 2:1]
Instead of a spring, when the perennial river was troubled with
impure blood as a rebuke to the decree for the slaying of infants,
You gave them abundant water in an unhoped-for way, once you had
shown by the thirst they then had how you punished their
adversaries. For when they had been tried, though only mildly
chastised, they recognized how the wicked, condemned in anger,
were being tormented. [WISDOM 11:6-9]
Compassionate and merciful is the LORD; he forgives sins, he
saves in time of trouble. [SIRACH 2:11]
Speak but seldom with the stupid man, be not the companion of a brute; Beware of him lest you have trouble and be spattered when he shakes himself;
Turn away from him and you will find rest and not be wearied by his lack of sense.
Make fast friends with a man while he is poor; thus will you
enjoy his prosperity with him. In time of trouble remain true to
him, so as to share in his inheritance when it comes. [SIRACH
If one man builds up and another tears down, what do they gain
but trouble? [SIRACH 34:23]
A false friend will share your joys, but in time of trouble he
stands afar off. [SIRACH 37:4]
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. So short is his rest it seems like none, till in his dreams he struggles as he did by day,
Terrified by what his mind's eye sees, like a fugitive being pursued; As he reaches safety, he wakes up astonished that there was nothing to fear. So it is with all flesh, with man and with beast, but for sinners seven times more.
I called out: O Lord, you are my father, you are my champion and my savior;
Do not abandon me in time of trouble, in the midst of storms and dangers. I will ever praise your name and be constant in my prayers to you.
Thereupon the LORD heard my voice, he listened to my appeal; He saved me from evil of every kind and preserved me in time of trouble.
For this reason I thank him and I praise him; I bless the name of the LORD.
(Oracle on the Beasts of the Negeb) Through the distressed and troubled land of the lioness and roaring lion, of the viper and flying saraph,
They carry their riches on the backs of asses and their treasures on the humps of camels
To a people good for nothing, to Egypt whose help is futile and vain.
Therefore I call her "Rahab quelled." [ISA 30:6-7]
O LORD, have pity on us, for you we wait. Be our strength every
morning, our salvation in time of trouble! [ISA 33:2]
Thus says the LORD, Israel's King and redeemer, the LORD of
hosts: I am the first and I am the last; there is no God but me.
Who is like me? Let him stand up and speak, make it evident, and
confront me with it. Who of old announced future events? Let them
foretell to us the things to come. Fear not, be not troubled: did
I not announce and foretell it long ago? You are my witnesses! Is
there a God or any Rock besides me? [ISA 44:6-8]
They who say to a piece of wood, "You are my father,"
and to a stone, "You gave me birth." They turn to me
their backs, not their faces; yet, in their time of trouble they
cry out, "Rise up and save us!" Where are the gods you
made for yourselves? Let them rise up! Will they save you in your
time of trouble? For as numerous as your cities are your gods, O
Judah! And as many as the streets of Jerusalem are the altars you
have set up for Baal. How dare you still plead with me? You have
all rebelled against me, says the LORD. [JER 2:27-29]
Say to it: Thus says the Lord GOD: See! I am coming at you,
Mount Seir. I will stretch out my hand against you and make you a
desolate waste. Your cities I will turn into ruins, and you shall
be a waste; thus you shall know that I am the LORD. Because you
never let die your hatred for the Israelites, whom you delivered
over to the power of the sword at the time of their trouble, when
their crimes came to an end, therefore, as I live, says the Lord
GOD, you have been guilty of blood, and blood, I swear, shall
pursue you. [EZEK 35:3-6]
Then King Belshazzar was greatly terrified; his face went
ashen, and his lords were thrown into confusion. When the queen
heard of the discussion between the king and his lords, she
entered the banquet hall and said, "O king, live forever! Be
not troubled in mind, nor look so pale! There is a man in your
kingdom in whom is the spirit of the holy God; during the lifetime
of your father he was seen to have brilliant knowledge and
god-like wisdom. In fact, King Nebuchadnezzar, your father, made
him chief of the magicians, enchanters, Chaldeans, and
astrologers, because of the extraordinary mind possessed by this
Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar. He knew and understood
how to interpret dreams, explain enigmas, and solve difficulties.
Now therefore, summon Daniel to tell you what this means." [DAN
When the people left at noon, Susanna used to enter her
husband's garden for a walk. When the old men saw her enter every
day for her walk, they began to lust for her. They suppressed
their consciences; they would not allow their eyes to look to
heaven, and did not keep in mind just judgments. Though both were
enamored of her, they did not tell each other their trouble, for
they were ashamed to reveal their lustful desire [Taken from DAN
When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King
Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, "Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star
at its rising and have come to do him homage." When King Herod heard this, he was greatly troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
Assembling all the chief priests and the scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be
born. [MT 2:1-4]
Jesus went around to all the towns and villages, teaching in
their synagogues, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and
curing every disease and illness. At the sight of the crowds, his
heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and
abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his
disciples, "The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few;
so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his
harvest." [MT 9:35-38]
Now when Jesus was in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper,
a woman came up to him with an alabaster jar of costly perfumed
oil, and poured it on his head while he was reclining at table.
When the disciples saw this, they were indignant and said,
"Why this waste? It could have been sold for much, and the
money given to the poor." Since Jesus knew this, he said to
them, "Why do you make trouble for the woman? She has done a
good thing for me. The poor you will always have with you; but you
will not always have me. In pouring this perfumed oil upon my
body, she did it to prepare me for burial. Amen, I say to you,
wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she
has done will be spoken of, in memory of her." [MT 26:6-13]
While they were going, some of the guard went into the city and
told the chief priests all that had happened. They assembled with
the elders and took counsel; then they gave a large sum of money
to the soldiers, telling them, "You are to say, 'His
disciples came by night and stole him while we were asleep.' And
if this gets to the ears of the governor, we will satisfy (him)
and keep you out of trouble." The soldiers took the money and
did as they were instructed. And this story has circulated among
the Jews to the present (day). [MT 28:11-15]
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 14:3-9]
Then they came to a place named Gethsemane, and he said to his
disciples, "Sit here while I pray." He took with him
Peter, James, and John, and began to be troubled and distressed.
Then he said to them, "My soul is sorrowful even to death.
Remain here and keep watch." He advanced a little and fell to
the ground and prayed that if it were possible the hour might pass
by him; he said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible to
you. Take this cup away from me, but not what I will but what you
will." [MK 14:32-36]
In the days of Herod, King of Judea, there was a priest named
Zechariah of the priestly division of Abijah; his wife was from
the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. Both were
righteous in the eyes of God, observing all the commandments and
ordinances of the Lord blamelessly. But they had no child, because
Elizabeth was barren and both were advanced in years. Once when he
was serving as priest in his division's turn before God, according
to the practice of the priestly service, he was chosen by lot to
enter the sanctuary of the Lord to burn incense. Then, when the
whole assembly of the people was praying outside at the hour of
the incense offering, the angel of the Lord appeared to him,
standing at the right of the altar of incense. Zechariah was
troubled by what he saw, and fear came upon him. But the angel
said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zechariah, because your
prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son,
and you shall name him John. And you will have joy and gladness,
and many will rejoice at his birth, for he will be great in the
sight of (the) Lord. He will drink neither wine nor strong drink.
He will be filled with the Holy Spirit even from his mother's
womb, and he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord
their God." [LK 1:5-16]
And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God
into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a
man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's
name was Mary. And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail,
full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among
women. Who having heard, was troubled at his saying, and thought
with herself what manner of salutation this should be. And the
angel said to her: Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with
God. Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth
a son; and thou shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and
shall be called the Son of the most High; and the Lord God shall
give unto him the throne of David his father; and he shall reign
in the house of Jacob for ever. And of his kingdom there shall be
no end. And Mary said to the angel: How shall this be done,
because I know not man? And the angel answering, said to her: The
Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the most High
shall overshadow thee. And therefore also the Holy which shall be
born of thee shall be called the Son of God. And behold thy cousin
Elizabeth, she also hath conceived a son in her old age; and this
is the sixth month with her that is called barren: Because no word
shall be impossible with God. And Mary said: Behold the handmaid
of the Lord; be it done to me according to thy word. And the angel
departed from her. [LK 1:26-38]
While they were still speaking about this, he stood in their
midst and said to them, "Peace be with you." But they
were startled and terrified and thought that they were seeing a
ghost. Then he said to them, "Why are you troubled? And why
do questions arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet,
that it is I myself. Touch me and see, because a ghost does not
have flesh and bones as you can see I have." And as he said
this, he showed them his hands and his feet. [LK 24:36-40]
When Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his
feet and said to him, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother
would not have died." When Jesus saw her weeping and the Jews
who had come with her weeping, he became perturbed and deeply
troubled, and said, "Where have you laid him?" They said
to him, "Sir, come and see." And Jesus wept. So the Jews
said, "See how he loved him." But some of them said,
"Could not the one who opened the eyes of the blind man have
done something so that this man would not have died?" So
Jesus, perturbed again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a
stone lay across it. Jesus said, "Take away the stone."
Martha, the dead man's sister, said to him, "Lord, by now
there will be a stench; he has been dead for four days."
Jesus said to her, "Did I not tell you that if you believe
you will see the glory of God?" So they took away the stone.
And Jesus raised his eyes and said, "Father, I thank you for
hearing me. I know that you always hear me; but because of the
crowd here I have said this, that they may believe that you sent
me." And when he had said this, he cried out in a loud voice,
"Lazarus, come out!" The dead man came out, tied hand
and foot with burial bands, and his face was wrapped in a cloth.
So Jesus said to them, "Untie him and let him go." [JN
"I am troubled now. Yet what should I say? 'Father, save
me from this hour'? But it was for this purpose that I came to
this hour." [JN 12:27]
So when he had washed their feet (and) put his garments back on
and reclined at table again, he said to them, "Do you realize
what I have done for you? You call me 'teacher' and 'master,' and
rightly so, for indeed I am. If I, therefore, the master and
teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another's
feet. I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done
for you, you should also do. Amen, amen, I say to you, no slave is
greater than his master nor any messenger greater than the one who
sent him. If you understand this, blessed are you if you do it. I
am not speaking of all of you. I know those whom I have chosen.
But so that the scripture might be fulfilled, 'The one who ate my
food has raised his heel against me.' From now on I am telling you
before it happens, so that when it happens you may believe that I
AM. Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever receives the one I send
receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent
me." When he had said this, Jesus was deeply troubled and
testified, "Amen, amen, I say to you, one of you will betray
me." [JN 13:12-21]
"Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in
God; have faith also in me." [JN 14:1]
Jesus answered and said to him, "Whoever loves me will
keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him
and make our dwelling with him. Whoever does not love me does not
keep my words; yet the word you hear is not mine but that of the
Father who sent me. I have told you this while I am with you. The
Advocate, the Holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name -
he will teach you everything and remind you of all that (I) told
you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the
world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be
troubled or afraid. You heard me tell you, 'I am going away and I
will come back to you.' If you loved me, you would rejoice that I
am going to the Father; for the Father is greater than I."
"Behold, the hour is coming and has arrived when each of you will be scattered
to his own home and you will leave me alone. But I am not alone, because the Father is with me. I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world."
It is my judgment, therefore, that we ought to stop troubling
the Gentiles who turn to God [Taken from ACTS 15:19]
You were running well; who hindered you from following (the)
truth? That enticement does not come from the one who called you.
A little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough. I am confident of
you in the Lord that you will not take a different view, and that
the one who is troubling you will bear the condemnation, whoever
he may be. [GAL 5:7-10]
From now on, let no one make troubles for me; for I bear the
marks of Jesus on my body. [GAL 6:17]
The latter act out of love, aware that I am here for the
defense of the gospel; the former proclaim Christ out of selfish
ambition, not from pure motives, thinking that they will cause me
trouble in my imprisonment. What difference does it make, as long
as in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is being
proclaimed? And in that I rejoice. Indeed I shall continue to
rejoice, for I know that this will result in deliverance for me
through your prayers and support from the Spirit of Jesus Christ. [PHIL
See to it that no one be deprived of the grace of God, that no bitter root spring up and cause trouble, through which many may become defiled, that no one be an immoral or profane person like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal. For you know that later, when he wanted to inherit his father's blessing, he was rejected because he found no opportunity to change his mind, even though he sought the blessing with tears.
/ afflicted / affliction [A1]
/ anxious [A]
/ trials [T9]
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