Gen 5:29

(NIV)
He named him Noah and said, ‘He will comfort us in the labour and painful toil of our hands caused by the ground the  Lord has cursed.’
(ESV)
and called his name Noah, saying, “Out of the ground that the  Lord has cursed, this one shall bring us relief from our work and from the painful toil of our hands.”

Gen 6:6

(NIV)
The  Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled.
(ESV)
And the  Lord regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.

Gen 6:7

(NIV)
So the  Lord said, ‘I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created – and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground – for I regret that I have made them.’
(ESV)
So the  Lord said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens, for I am sorry that I have made them.”

Gen 24:67

(NIV)
Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah, and he married Rebekah. So she became his wife, and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.

(ESV)
Then Isaac brought her into the tent of Sarah his mother and took Rebekah, and she became his wife, and he loved her. So Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.

Gen 27:42

(NIV)
When Rebekah was told what her elder son Esau had said, she sent for her younger son Jacob and said to him, ‘Your brother Esau is planning to avenge himself by killing you.
(ESV)
But the words of Esau her older son were told to Rebekah. So she sent and called Jacob her younger son and said to him, “Behold, your brother Esau comforts himself about you by planning to kill you.

Gen 37:35

(NIV)
All his sons and daughters came to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. ‘No,’ he said, ‘I will continue to mourn until I join my son in the grave.’ So his father wept for him.

(ESV)
All his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted and said, “No I shall go down to Sheol to my son, mourning.” Thus his father wept for him.

Gen 38:12

(NIV)
After a long time Judah’s wife, the daughter of Shua, died. When Judah had recovered from his grief, he went up to Timnah, to the men who were shearing his sheep, and his friend Hirah the Adullamite went with him.

(ESV)
In the course of time the wife of Judah, Shua’s daughter, died. When Judah was comforted, he went up to Timnah to his sheepshearers, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.

Gen 50:21

(NIV)
So then, don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your children.’ And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them.

(ESV)
So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.” Thus he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

Exod 13:17

(NIV)
When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, ‘If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.’
(ESV)
When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near. For God said, “Lest the people change their minds when they see war and return to Egypt.”

Exod 32:12

(NIV)
Why should the Egyptians say, “It was with evil intent that he brought them out, to kill them in the mountains and to wipe them off the face of the earth”? Turn from your fierce anger; relent and do not bring disaster on your people.
(ESV)
Why should the Egyptians say, ‘With evil intent did he bring them out, to kill them in the mountains and to consume them from the face of the earth’? Turn from your burning anger and relent from this disaster against your people.

Exod 32:14

(NIV)
Then the  Lord relented and did not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened.

(ESV)
And the  Lord relented from the disaster that he had spoken of bringing on his people.

Num 23:19

(NIV)
God is not human, that he should lie,
not a human being, that he should change his mind.
Does he speak and then not act?
Does he promise and not fulfil?
(ESV)
God is not man, that he should lie,
or a son of man, that he should change his mind.
Has he said, and will he not do it?
Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?

Deut 32:36

(NIV)
The  Lord will vindicate his people
and relent concerning his servants
when he sees their strength is gone
and no one is left, slave or free.
(ESV)
For the  Lord will vindicate his people
and have compassion on his servants,
when he sees that their power is gone
and there is none remaining, bond or free.

Judg 2:18

(NIV)
Whenever the  Lord raised up a judge for them, he was with the judge and saved them out of the hands of their enemies as long as the judge lived; for the  Lord relented because of their groaning under those who oppressed and afflicted them.
(ESV)
Whenever the  Lord raised up judges for them, the  Lord was with the judge, and he saved them from the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge. For the  Lord was moved to pity by their groaning because of those who afflicted and oppressed them.

Judg 21:6

(NIV)
Now the Israelites grieved for the tribe of Benjamin, their fellow Israelites. ‘Today one tribe is cut off from Israel,’ they said.
(ESV)
And the people of Israel had compassion for Benjamin their brother and said, “One tribe is cut off from Israel this day.

Judg 21:15

(NIV)
The people grieved for Benjamin, because the  Lord had made a gap in the tribes of Israel.
(ESV)
And the people had compassion on Benjamin because the  Lord had made a breach in the tribes of Israel.

Ruth 2:13

(NIV)
‘May I continue to find favour in your eyes, my lord,’ she said. ‘You have put me at ease by speaking kindly to your servant – though I do not have the standing of one of your servants.’

(ESV)
Then she said, “I have found favor in your eyes, my lord, for you have comforted me and spoken kindly to your servant, though I am not one of your servants.”

1Sam 15:11

(NIV)
‘I regret that I have made Saul king, because he has turned away from me and has not carried out my instructions.’ Samuel was angry, and he cried out to the  Lord all that night.

(ESV)
“I regret that I have made Saul king, for he has turned back from following me and has not performed my commandments.” And Samuel was angry, and he cried to the  Lord all night.

1Sam 15:29

(NIV)
He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.’

(ESV)
And also the Glory of Israel will not lie or have regret, for he is not a man, that he should have regret.”

1Sam 15:35

(NIV)
Until the day Samuel died, he did not go to see Saul again, though Samuel mourned for him. And the  Lord regretted that he had made Saul king over Israel.

(ESV)
And Samuel did not see Saul again until the day of his death but Samuel grieved over Saul. And the  Lord regretted that he had made Saul king over Israel.

2Sam 10:2

(NIV)
David thought, ‘I will show kindness to Hanun son of Nahash, just as his father showed kindness to me.’ So David sent a delegation to express his sympathy to Hanun concerning his father.

When David’s men came to the land of the Ammonites,
(ESV)
And David said, “I will deal loyally with Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father dealt loyally with me.” So David sent by his servants to console him concerning his father. And David’s servants came into the land of the Ammonites.

2Sam 10:3

(NIV)
the Ammonite commanders said to Hanun their lord, ‘Do you think David is honouring your father by sending envoys to you to express sympathy? Hasn’t David sent them to you only to explore the city and spy it out and overthrow it?’
(ESV)
But the princes of the Ammonites said to Hanun their lord, “Do you think, because David has sent comforters to you, that he is honoring your father? Has not David sent his servants to you to search the city and to spy it out and to overthrow it?”

2Sam 12:24

(NIV)
Then David comforted his wife Bathsheba, and he went to her and made love to her. She gave birth to a son, and they named him Solomon. The  Lord loved him;
(ESV)
Then David comforted his wife, Bathsheba, and went in to her and lay with her, and she bore a son, and he called his name Solomon. And the  Lord loved him

2Sam 13:39

(NIV)
And King David longed to go to Absalom, for he was consoled concerning Amnon’s death.

(ESV)
And the spirit of the king longed to go out to Absalom, because he was comforted about Amnon, since he was dead.

2Sam 24:16

(NIV)
When the angel stretched out his hand to destroy Jerusalem, the  Lord relented concerning the disaster and said to the angel who was afflicting the people, ‘Enough! Withdraw your hand.’ The angel of the  Lord was then at the threshing-floor of Araunah the Jebusite.

(ESV)
And when the angel stretched out his hand toward Jerusalem to destroy it, the  Lord relented from the calamity and said to the angel who was working destruction among the people, “It is enough; now stay your hand.” And the angel of the  Lord was by the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.

1Chr 7:22

(NIV)
Their father Ephraim mourned for them many days, and his relatives came to comfort him.
(ESV)
And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brothers came to comfort him.

1Chr 19:2

(NIV)
David thought, ‘I will show kindness to Hanun son of Nahash, because his father showed kindness to me.’ So David sent a delegation to express his sympathy to Hanun concerning his father.

When David’s envoys came to Hanun in the land of the Ammonites to express sympathy to him,
(ESV)
And David said, “I will deal kindly with Hanun the son of Nahash, for his father dealt kindly with me.” So David sent messengers to console him concerning his father. And David’s servants came to the land of the Ammonites to Hanun to console him.

1Chr 19:3

(NIV)
the Ammonite commanders said to Hanun, ‘Do you think David is honouring your father by sending envoys to you to express sympathy? Haven’t his envoys come to you only to explore and spy out the country and overthrow it?’
(ESV)
But the princes of the Ammonites said to Hanun, “Do you think, because David has sent comforters to you, that he is honoring your father? Have not his servants come to you to search and to overthrow and to spy out the land?”

1Chr 21:15

(NIV)
And God sent an angel to destroy Jerusalem. But as the angel was doing so, the  Lord saw it and relented concerning the disaster and said to the angel who was destroying the people, ‘Enough! Withdraw your hand.’ The angel of the  Lord was then standing at the threshing-floor of Araunah the Jebusite.

(ESV)
And God sent the angel to Jerusalem to destroy it, but as he was about to destroy it, the  Lord saw, and he relented from the calamity. And he said to the angel who was working destruction, “It is enough; now stay your hand.” And the angel of the  Lord was standing by the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.

Job 2:11

(NIV)
When Job’s three friends, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite, heard about all the troubles that had come upon him, they set out from their homes and met together by agreement to go and sympathise with him and comfort him.
(ESV)
Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this evil that had come upon him, they came each from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. They made an appointment together to come to show him sympathy and comfort him.

Job 6:10

(NIV)
Then I would still have this consolation –
my joy in unrelenting pain –
that I had not denied the words of the Holy One.
(ESV)
This would be my comfort;
I would even exult in pain unsparing,
for I have not denied the words of the Holy One.

Job 7:13

(NIV)
When I think my bed will comfort me
and my couch will ease my complaint,
(ESV)
When I say, ‘My bed will comfort me,
my couch will ease my complaint,’

Job 16:2

(NIV)
‘I have heard many things like these;
you are miserable comforters, all of you!
(ESV)
“I have heard many such things;
miserable comforters are you all.

Job 21:34

(NIV)
‘So how can you console me with your nonsense?
Nothing is left of your answers but falsehood!’
(ESV)
How then will you comfort me with empty nothings?
There is nothing left of your answers but falsehood.”

Job 29:25

(NIV)
I chose the way for them and sat as their chief;
I dwelt as a king among his troops;
I was like one who comforts mourners.
(ESV)
I chose their way and sat as chief,
and I lived like a king among his troops,
like one who comforts mourners.

Job 42:6

(NIV)
Therefore I despise myself
and repent in dust and ashes.’
(ESV)
therefore I despise myself,
and repent in dust and ashes.”

Job 42:11

(NIV)
All his brothers and sisters and everyone who had known him before came and ate with him in his house. They comforted and consoled him over all the trouble the  Lord had brought on him, and each one gave him a piece of silver and a gold ring.

(ESV)
Then came to him all his brothers and sisters and all who had known him before, and ate bread with him in his house. And they showed him sympathy and comforted him for all the evil that the  Lord had brought upon him. And each of them gave him a piece of money and a ring of gold.

Ps 23:4

(NIV)
Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
(ESV)
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

Ps 69:20

(NIV)
Scorn has broken my heart
and has left me helpless;
I looked for sympathy, but there was none,
for comforters, but I found none.
(ESV)
Reproaches have broken my heart,
so that I am in despair.
I looked for pity, but there was none,
and for comforters, but I found none.

Ps 71:21

(NIV)
You will increase my honour
and comfort me once more.
(ESV)
You will increase my greatness
and comfort me again.

Ps 77:2

(NIV)
When I was in distress, I sought the Lord;
at night I stretched out untiring hands,
and I would not be comforted.
(ESV)
In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord;
in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying;
my soul refuses to be comforted.

Ps 86:17

(NIV)
Give me a sign of your goodness,
that my enemies may see it and be put to shame,
for you,  Lord, have helped me and comforted me.
(ESV)
Show me a sign of your favor,
that those who hate me may see and be put to shame
because you,  Lord, have helped me and comforted me.

Ps 90:13

(NIV)
Relent,  Lord! How long will it be?
Have compassion on your servants.
(ESV)
Return, O  Lord! How long?
Have pity on your servants!

Ps 106:45

(NIV)
for their sake he remembered his covenant
and out of his great love he relented.
(ESV)
For their sake he remembered his covenant,
and relented according to the abundance of his steadfast love.

Ps 110:4

(NIV)
The  Lord has sworn
and will not change his mind:
‘You are a priest for ever,
in the order of Melchizedek.’
(ESV)
The  Lord has sworn
and will not change his mind,
“You are a priest forever
after the order of Melchizedek.”

Ps 119:50

(NIV)
My comfort in my suffering is this:
Your promise preserves my life.
(ESV)
This is my comfort in my affliction,
that your promise gives me life.

Ps 119:52

(NIV)
I remember,  Lord, your ancient laws,
and I find comfort in them.
(ESV)
When I think of your rules from of old,
I take comfort, O  Lord.

Ps 119:76

(NIV)
May your unfailing love be my comfort,
according to your promise to your servant.
(ESV)
Let your steadfast love comfort me
according to your promise to your servant.

Ps 119:82

(NIV)
My eyes fail, looking for your promise;
I say, ‘When will you comfort me?’
(ESV)
My eyes long for your promise;
I askWhen will you comfort me?”

Ps 135:14

(NIV)
For the  Lord will vindicate his people
and have compassion on his servants.
(ESV)
For the  Lord will vindicate his people
and have compassion on his servants.

Eccl 4:1

(NIV)
Again I looked and saw all the oppression that was taking place under the sun:

I saw the tears of the oppressed –
and they have no comforter;
power was on the side of their oppressors –
and they have no comforter.
(ESV)
Again I saw all the oppressions that are done under the sun. And behold, the tears of the oppressed, and they had no one to comfort them! On the side of their oppressors there was power, and there was no one to comfort them.

Isa 1:24

(NIV)
Therefore the Lord, the  Lord Almighty,
the Mighty One of Israel, declares:
‘Ah! I will vent my wrath on my foes
and avenge myself on my enemies.
(ESV)
Therefore the Lord declares,
the  Lord of hosts,
the Mighty One of Israel:
Ah, I will get relief from my enemies
and avenge myself on my foes.

Isa 12:1

(NIV)
In that day you will say:

‘I will praise you,  Lord.
Although you were angry with me,
your anger has turned away
and you have comforted me.
(ESV)
You will say in that day:
“I will give thanks to you, O  Lord,
for though you were angry with me,
your anger turned away,
that you might comfort me.

Isa 22:4

(NIV)
Therefore I said, ‘Turn away from me;
let me weep bitterly.
Do not try to console me
over the destruction of my people.’
(ESV)
Therefore I said:
“Look away from me;
let me weep bitter tears;
do not labor to comfort me
concerning the destruction of the daughter of my people.”

Isa 40:1

(NIV)
Comfort, comfort my people,
says your God.
(ESV)
Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.

Isa 49:13

(NIV)
Shout for joy, you heavens;
rejoice, you earth;
burst into song, you mountains!
For the  Lord comforts his people
and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.
(ESV)
Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth;
break forth, O mountains, into singing!
For the  Lord has comforted his people
and will have compassion on his afflicted.

Isa 51:3

(NIV)
The  Lord will surely comfort Zion
and will look with compassion on all her ruins;
he will make her deserts like Eden,
her wastelands like the garden of the  Lord.
Joy and gladness will be found in her,
thanksgiving and the sound of singing.
(ESV)
For the  Lord comforts Zion;
he comforts all her waste places
and makes her wilderness like Eden,
her desert like the garden of the  Lord;
joy and gladness will be found in her,
thanksgiving and the voice of song.

Isa 51:12

(NIV)
‘I, even I, am he who comforts you.
Who are you that you fear mere mortals,
human beings who are but grass,
(ESV)
“I, I am he who comforts you;
who are you that you are afraid of man who dies,
of the son of man who is made like grass,

Isa 51:19

(NIV)
These double calamities have come upon you –
who can comfort you? –
ruin and destruction, famine and sword –
who can console you?
(ESV)
These two things have happened to you—
who will console you?—
devastation and destruction, famine and sword;
who will comfort you?

Isa 52:9

(NIV)
Burst into songs of joy together,
you ruins of Jerusalem,
for the  Lord has comforted his people,
he has redeemed Jerusalem.
(ESV)
Break forth together into singing,
you waste places of Jerusalem,
for the  Lord has comforted his people;
he has redeemed Jerusalem.
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