165 verses

Gen 49:23

(NIV)
With bitterness archers attacked him;
they shot at him with hostility.
(ESV)
The archers bitterly attacked him,
shot at him, and harassed him severely,

Exod 1:14

(NIV)
They made their lives bitter with harsh labour in brick and mortar and with all kinds of work in the fields; in all their harsh labour, the Egyptians worked them ruthlessly.

(ESV)
and made their lives bitter with hard service, in mortar and brick, and in all kinds of work in the field. In all their work they ruthlessly made them work as slaves.

Exod 12:34

(NIV)
So the people took their dough before the yeast was added, and carried it on their shoulders in kneading troughs wrapped in clothing.
(ESV)
So the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneading bowls being bound up in their cloaks on their shoulders.

Exod 23:21

(NIV)
Pay attention to him and listen to what he says. Do not rebel against him; he will not forgive your rebellion, since my Name is in him.
(ESV)
Pay careful attention to him and obey his voice; do not rebel against him, for he will not pardon your transgression, for my name is in him.

Exod 23:22

(NIV)
If you listen carefully to what he says and do all that I say, I will be an enemy to your enemies and will oppose those who oppose you.
(ESV)
“But if you carefully obey his voice and do all that I say, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.

Exod 32:4

(NIV)
He took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape of a calf, fashioning it with a tool. Then they said, ‘These are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.’

(ESV)
And he received the gold from their hand and fashioned it with a graving tool and made a golden calf. And they saidThese are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!”

Num 10:9

(NIV)
When you go into battle in your own land against an enemy who is oppressing you, sound a blast on the trumpets. Then you will be remembered by the  Lord your God and rescued from your enemies.
(ESV)
And when you go to war in your land against the adversary who oppresses you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, that you may be remembered before the  Lord your God, and you shall be saved from your enemies.

Num 25:17

(NIV)
‘Treat the Midianites as enemies and kill them.
(ESV)
Harass the Midianites and strike them down,

Num 25:18

(NIV)
They treated you as enemies when they deceived you in the Peor incident involving their sister Kozbi, the daughter of a Midianite leader, the woman who was killed when the plague came as a result of that incident.’

(ESV)
for they have harassed you with their wiles, with which they beguiled you in the matter of Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of the chief of Midian, their sister, who was killed on the day of the plague on account of Peor.”

Num 33:55

(NIV)
‘“But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land, those you allow to remain will become barbs in your eyes and thorns in your sides. They will give you trouble in the land where you will live.
(ESV)
But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then those of them whom you let remain shall be as barbs in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they shall trouble you in the land where you dwell.

Deut 2:9

(NIV)
Then the  Lord said to me, ‘Do not harass the Moabites or provoke them to war, for I will not give you any part of their land. I have given Ar to the descendants of Lot as a possession.’

(ESV)
And the  Lord said to me, ‘Do not harass Moab or contend with them in battle, for I will not give you any of their land for a possession, because I have given Ar to the people of Lot for a possession.’

Deut 2:19

(NIV)
When you come to the Ammonites, do not harass them or provoke them to war, for I will not give you possession of any land belonging to the Ammonites. I have given it as a possession to the descendants of Lot.’

(ESV)
And when you approach the territory of the people of Ammon, do not harass them or contend with them, for I will not give you any of the land of the people of Ammon as a possession, because I have given it to the sons of Lot for a possession.’

Deut 4:25

(NIV)
After you have had children and grandchildren and have lived in the land a long time – if you then become corrupt and make any kind of idol, doing evil in the eyes of the  Lord your God and arousing his anger,
(ESV)
When you father children and children’s children, and have grown old in the land if you act corruptly by making a carved image in the form of anything, and by doing what is evil in the sight of the  Lord your God, so as to provoke him to anger,

Deut 9:18

(NIV)
Then once again I fell prostrate before the  Lord for forty days and forty nights; I ate no bread and drank no water, because of all the sin you had committed, doing what was evil in the  Lord’s sight and so arousing his anger.
(ESV)
Then I lay prostrate before the  Lord as before, forty days and forty nights. I neither ate bread nor drank water, because of all the sin that you had committed, in doing what was evil in the sight of the  Lord to provoke him to anger.

Deut 14:25

(NIV)
then exchange your tithe for silver, and take the silver with you and go to the place the  Lord your God will choose.
(ESV)
then you shall turn it into money and bind up the money in your hand and go to the place that the  Lord your God chooses

Deut 20:12

(NIV)
If they refuse to make peace and they engage you in battle, lay siege to that city.
(ESV)
But if it makes no peace with you, but makes war against you, then you shall besiege it.

Deut 20:19

(NIV)
When you lay siege to a city for a long time, fighting against it to capture it, do not destroy its trees by putting an axe to them, because you can eat their fruit. Do not cut them down. Are the trees people, that you should besiege them?
(ESV)
“When you besiege a city for a long time, making war against it in order to take it, you shall not destroy its trees by wielding an axe against them. You may eat from them, but you shall not cut them down. Are the trees in the field human, that they should be besieged by you?

Deut 28:52

(NIV)
They will lay siege to all the cities throughout your land until the high fortified walls in which you trust fall down. They will besiege all the cities throughout the land the  Lord your God is giving you.

(ESV)
“They shall besiege you in all your towns, until your high and fortified walls, in which you trusted, come down throughout all your land. And they shall besiege you in all your towns throughout all your land, which the  Lord your God has given you.

Deut 31:29

(NIV)
For I know that after my death you are sure to become utterly corrupt and to turn from the way I have commanded you. In days to come, disaster will fall on you because you will do evil in the sight of the  Lord and arouse his anger by what your hands have made.’

(ESV)
For I know that after my death you will surely act corruptly and turn aside from the way that I have commanded you. And in the days to come evil will befall you, because you will do what is evil in the sight of the  Lord provoking him to anger through the work of your hands.”

Deut 32:16

(NIV)
They made him jealous with their foreign gods
and angered him with their detestable idols.
(ESV)
They stirred him to jealousy with strange gods;
with abominations they provoked him to anger.

Deut 32:21

(NIV)
They made me jealous by what is no god
and angered me with their worthless idols.
I will make them envious by those who are not a people;
I will make them angry by a nation that has no understanding.
(ESV)
They have made me jealous with what is no god;
they have provoked me to anger with their idols.
So I will make them jealous with those who are no people;
I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.

Josh 9:4

(NIV)
they resorted to a ruse: they went as a delegation whose donkeys were loaded with worn-out sacks and old wineskins, cracked and mended.
(ESV)
they on their part acted with cunning and went and made ready provisions and took worn-out sacks for their donkeys, and wineskins, worn-out and torn and mended,

Judg 2:12

(NIV)
They forsook the  Lord, the God of their ancestors, who had brought them out of Egypt. They followed and worshipped various gods of the peoples around them. They aroused the  Lord’s anger
(ESV)
And they abandoned the  Lord, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt. They went after other gods, from among the gods of the peoples who were around them, and bowed down to them. And they provoked the  Lord to anger.

Judg 9:31

(NIV)
Under cover he sent messengers to Abimelek, saying, ‘Gaal son of Ebed and his clan have come to Shechem and are stirring up the city against you.
(ESV)
And he sent messengers to Abimelech secretly, saying, “Behold, Gaal the son of Ebed and his relatives have come to Shechem, and they are stirring up the city against you.

Judg 11:7

(NIV)
Jephthah said to them, ‘Didn’t you hate me and drive me from my father’s house? Why do you come to me now, when you’re in trouble?’

(ESV)
But Jephthah said to the elders of Gilead, “Did you not hate me and drive me out of my father’s house? Why have you come to me now when you are in distress?”

Ruth 1:13

(NIV)
would you wait until they grew up? Would you remain unmarried for them? No, my daughters. It is more bitter for me than for you, because the  Lord’s hand has turned against me!’

(ESV)
would you therefore wait till they were grown? Would you therefore refrain from marrying? No, my daughters, for it is exceedingly bitter to me for your sake that the hand of the  Lord has gone out against me.”

Ruth 1:20

(NIV)
‘Don’t call me Naomi,’ she told them. ‘Call me Mara, because the Almighty has made my life very bitter.
(ESV)
She said to them, “Do not call me Naomi; call me Mara, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.

1Sam 1:6

(NIV)
Because the  Lord had closed Hannah’s womb, her rival kept provoking her in order to irritate her.
(ESV)
And her rival used to provoke her grievously to irritate her, because the  Lord had closed her womb.

1Sam 1:7

(NIV)
This went on year after year. Whenever Hannah went up to the house of the  Lord, her rival provoked her till she wept and would not eat.
(ESV)
So it went on year by year. As often as she went up to the house of the  Lord, she used to provoke her. Therefore Hannah wept and would not eat.

1Sam 13:6

(NIV)
When the Israelites saw that their situation was critical and that their army was hard pressed, they hid in caves and thickets, among the rocks, and in pits and cisterns.
(ESV)
When the men of Israel saw that they were in trouble (for the people were hard pressed), the people hid themselves in caves and in holes and in rocks and in tombs and in cisterns,

1Sam 23:8

(NIV)
And Saul called up all his forces for battle, to go down to Keilah to besiege David and his men.

(ESV)
And Saul summoned all the people to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.

1Sam 25:29

(NIV)
Even though someone is pursuing you to take your life, the life of my lord will be bound securely in the bundle of the living by the  Lord your God, but the lives of your enemies he will hurl away as from the pocket of a sling.
(ESV)
If men rise up to pursue you and to seek your life, the life of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of the living in the care of the  Lord your God. And the lives of your enemies he shall sling out as from the hollow of a sling.

1Sam 28:15

(NIV)
Samuel said to Saul, ‘Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?’

‘I am in great distress,’ Saul said. ‘The Philistines are fighting against me, and God has departed from me. He no longer answers me, either by prophets or by dreams. So I have called on you to tell me what to do.’

(ESV)
Then Samuel said to Saul, “Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?” Saul answered, “I am in great distress, for the Philistines are warring against me, and God has turned away from me and answers me no more, either by prophets or by dreams. Therefore I have summoned you to tell me what I shall do.”

1Sam 30:6

(NIV)
David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the  Lord his God.

(ESV)
And David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because all the people were bitter in soul, each for his sons and daughters. But David strengthened himself in the  Lord his God.

2Sam 1:26

(NIV)
I grieve for you, Jonathan my brother;
you were very dear to me.
Your love for me was wonderful,
more wonderful than that of women.
(ESV)
I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan;
very pleasant have you been to me;
your love to me was extraordinary,
surpassing the love of women.

2Sam 11:1

(NIV)
In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem.

(ESV)
In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel. And they ravaged the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem.

2Sam 20:3

(NIV)
When David returned to his palace in Jerusalem, he took the ten concubines he had left to take care of the palace and put them in a house under guard. He provided for them but had no sexual relations with them. They were kept in confinement till the day of their death, living as widows.

(ESV)
And David came to his house at Jerusalem. And the king took the ten concubines whom he had left to care for the house and put them in a house under guard and provided for them, but did not go in to them. So they were shut up until the day of their death, living as if in widowhood.

2Sam 20:15

(NIV)
All the troops with Joab came and besieged Sheba in Abel Beth Maakah. They built a siege ramp up to the city, and it stood against the outer fortifications. While they were battering the wall to bring it down,
(ESV)
And all the men who were with Joab came and besieged him in Abel of Beth-maacah. They cast up a mound against the city, and it stood against the rampart, and they were battering the wall to throw it down.

2Sam 24:14

(NIV)
David said to Gad, ‘I am in deep distress. Let us fall into the hands of the  Lord, for his mercy is great; but do not let me fall into human hands.’

(ESV)
Then David said to Gad, “I am in great distress. Let us fall into the hand of the  Lord, for his mercy is great; but let me not fall into the hand of man.”

1Kgs 7:15

(NIV)
He cast two bronze pillars, each eighteen cubits high and twelve cubits in circumference.
(ESV)
He cast two pillars of bronze. Eighteen cubits was the height of one pillar, and a line of twelve cubits measured its circumference. It was hollow, and its thickness was four fingers. The second pillar was the same.

1Kgs 8:37

(NIV)
‘When famine or plague comes to the land, or blight or mildew, locusts or grasshoppers, or when an enemy besieges them in any of their cities, whatever disaster or disease may come,
(ESV)
“If there is famine in the land, if there is pestilence or blight or mildew or locust or caterpillar, if their enemy besieges them in the land at their gates whatever plague, whatever sickness there is,

1Kgs 14:9

(NIV)
You have done more evil than all who lived before you. You have made for yourself other gods, idols made of metal; you have aroused my anger and turned your back on me.

(ESV)
but you have done evil above all who were before you and have gone and made for yourself other gods and metal images, provoking me to anger, and have cast me behind your back,

1Kgs 14:15

(NIV)
And the  Lord will strike Israel, so that it will be like a reed swaying in the water. He will uproot Israel from this good land that he gave to their ancestors and scatter them beyond the River Euphrates, because they aroused the  Lord’s anger by making Asherah poles.
(ESV)
the  Lord will strike Israel as a reed is shaken in the water, and root up Israel out of this good land that he gave to their fathers and scatter them beyond the Euphrates, because they have made their Asherim, provoking the  Lord to anger.

1Kgs 15:27

(NIV)
Baasha son of Ahijah from the tribe of Issachar plotted against him, and he struck him down at Gibbethon, a Philistine town, while Nadab and all Israel were besieging it.
(ESV)
Baasha the son of Ahijah, of the house of Issachar, conspired against him. And Baasha struck him down at Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines, for Nadab and all Israel were laying siege to Gibbethon.

1Kgs 15:30

(NIV)
This happened because of the sins Jeroboam had committed and had caused Israel to commit, and because he aroused the anger of the  Lord, the God of Israel.

(ESV)
It was for the sins of Jeroboam that he sinned and that he made Israel to sin, and because of the anger to which he provoked the  Lord, the God of Israel.

1Kgs 16:2

(NIV)
‘I lifted you up from the dust and appointed you ruler over my people Israel, but you followed the ways of Jeroboam and caused my people Israel to sin and to arouse my anger by their sins.
(ESV)
Since I exalted you out of the dust and made you leader over my people Israel, and you have walked in the way of Jeroboam and have made my people Israel to sin, provoking me to anger with their sins,

1Kgs 16:7

(NIV)
Moreover, the word of the  Lord came through the prophet Jehu son of Hanani to Baasha and his house, because of all the evil he had done in the eyes of the  Lord, arousing his anger by the things he did, becoming like the house of Jeroboam – and also because he destroyed it.

(ESV)
Moreover, the word of the  Lord came by the prophet Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha and his house, both because of all the evil that he did in the sight of the  Lord, provoking him to anger with the work of his hands, in being like the house of Jeroboam, and also because he destroyed it.

1Kgs 16:13

(NIV)
because of all the sins Baasha and his son Elah had committed and had caused Israel to commit, so that they aroused the anger of the  Lord, the God of Israel, by their worthless idols.

(ESV)
for all the sins of Baasha and the sins of Elah his son, which they sinned and which they made Israel to sin, provoking the  Lord God of Israel to anger with their idols.

1Kgs 16:17

(NIV)
Then Omri and all the Israelites with him withdrew from Gibbethon and laid siege to Tirzah.
(ESV)
So Omri went up from Gibbethon, and all Israel with him, and they besieged Tirzah.

1Kgs 16:26

(NIV)
He followed completely the ways of Jeroboam son of Nebat, committing the same sin Jeroboam had caused Israel to commit, so that they aroused the anger of the  Lord, the God of Israel, by their worthless idols.

(ESV)
For he walked in all the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and in the sins that he made Israel to sin, provoking the  Lord, the God of Israel, to anger by their idols.

1Kgs 16:33

(NIV)
Ahab also made an Asherah pole and did more to arouse the anger of the  Lord, the God of Israel, than did all the kings of Israel before him.

(ESV)
And Ahab made an Asherah. Ahab did more to provoke the  Lord, the God of Israel, to anger than all the kings of Israel who were before him.

1Kgs 20:1

(NIV)
Now Ben-Hadad king of Aram mustered his entire army. Accompanied by thirty-two kings with their horses and chariots, he went up and besieged Samaria and attacked it.
(ESV)
Ben-hadad the king of Syria gathered all his army together. Thirty-two kings were with him, and horses and chariots. And he went up and closed in on Samaria and fought against it.

1Kgs 21:22

(NIV)
I will make your house like that of Jeroboam son of Nebat and that of Baasha son of Ahijah, because you have aroused my anger and have caused Israel to sin.”

(ESV)
And I will make your house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah, for the anger to which you have provoked me, and because you have made Israel to sin.

1Kgs 22:53

(NIV)
He served and worshipped Baal and aroused the anger of the  Lord, the God of Israel, just as his father had done.

(ESV)
He served Baal and worshiped him and provoked the  Lord, the God of Israel, to anger in every way that his father had done.

2Kgs 4:27

(NIV)
When she reached the man of God at the mountain, she took hold of his feet. Gehazi came over to push her away, but the man of God said, ‘Leave her alone! She is in bitter distress, but the  Lord has hidden it from me and has not told me why.’

(ESV)
And when she came to the mountain to the man of God, she caught hold of his feet. And Gehazi came to push her away. But the man of God said, “Leave her alone, for she is in bitter distress, and the  Lord has hidden it from me and has not told me.”

2Kgs 5:23

(NIV)
‘By all means, take two talents,’ said Naaman. He urged Gehazi to accept them, and then tied up the two talents of silver in two bags, with two sets of clothing. He gave them to two of his servants, and they carried them ahead of Gehazi.
(ESV)
And Naaman said, “Be pleased to accept two talents.” And he urged him and tied up two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of clothing, and laid them on two of his servants. And they carried them before Gehazi.

2Kgs 6:24

(NIV)
Some time later, Ben-Hadad king of Aram mobilised his entire army and marched up and laid siege to Samaria.
(ESV)
Afterward Ben-hadad king of Syria mustered his entire army and went up and besieged Samaria.

2Kgs 6:25

(NIV)
There was a great famine in the city; the siege lasted so long that a donkey’s head sold for eighty shekels of silver, and a quarter of a cab of seed pods for five shekels.

(ESV)
And there was a great famine in Samaria, as they besieged it, until a donkey’s head was sold for eighty shekels of silver, and the fourth part of a kab of dove’s dung for five shekels of silver.

2Kgs 12:10

(NIV)
Whenever they saw that there was a large amount of money in the chest, the royal secretary and the high priest came, counted the money that had been brought into the temple of the  Lord and put it into bags.
(ESV)
And whenever they saw that there was much money in the chest, the king’s secretary and the high priest came up and they bagged and counted the money that was found in the house of the  Lord.

2Kgs 16:5

(NIV)
Then Rezin king of Aram and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel marched up to fight against Jerusalem and besieged Ahaz, but they could not overpower him.
(ESV)
Then Rezin king of Syria and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, came up to wage war on Jerusalem, and they besieged Ahaz but could not conquer him.
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