Greek: tribulation=  thlipsis meaning pressure, affliction, distress

                                 thlibo=to press, squeeze afflict

1.      John 16:33 “These things I have spoken unto you, that ye might have peace(eirene=unity, concord).  In the world(kosmos=world, arrangement) you have tribulation(thlipsis=pressure, affliction) : but be of good cheer(tharseo=to take courage);  I have overcome(nikao=to gain the victory) the world(cosmos= world, arrangement).”

2.      Acts 14:22 “Confirming(episterizo=to confirm fully, strong, sure, validity) the souls(psuche=animal soul) of the disciples(mathetes=taught or trained one, pupil, learner), and exhorting(parakaleo=to call near, for) them to continue(emmeno=to remain in) in the faith (pistis=faith), and that we must(dei=necessity) through(dia= through) much(polus=much, many) tribulation(thlipsis= pressure, affliction) enter(eiserchomai=to come or go into) in the kingdom(basileia=kingdom, reign) of God(theos=god, object of worship.”

3.      Romans 5:3-5 “We glory(kauchaomai=to boast) in tribulations(thlipsis= pressure, afflictions) also: knowing(oida=to see, know) that tribulation(thlipsis=pressure, afflictions) worketh(to work down, thoroughly) patience(hupomone=endurance, continuance); and patience(hupomone), experience(dokime =proof, testing); and experience(dokime), hope(elpis=hope, expectation, confident, trust, lean on): and hope(elpis) maketh not ashamed(kataischuno=to shame utterly); because the love(agape=love) of God(theos) is shed abroad (ekchuno=to pour out) in our hearts(kardia) by the Holy Ghost(hagion pneuma) which is given(didomi=to give) unto us.”

4.      Romans 8:35-37 “Who shall separate(chorizo=to put apart) us from the love(agape) of Christ(anointed one)?  Shall tribulation (thlipsis=pressure, affliction), or distress(stemochoria = strait place or state), or persecution(diogmos=pursuit), or famine(limos=hunger), or nakedness(gumnotes=naked, exposed) or peril(kindumos=danger), or sword(machaira= fighting weapon)?  Nay(alla=but), in all these things we are more than conquerorshupernikao=to have more than victory) through him that loved(agapao) us.”

5.      Romans 12:12 “Rejoicing(chairo=to be glad, rejoice) in hope(elpis= expectation, trust, lean upon, confidence); patient (hupomeno=to remain under) in tribulation(thlipsis= pressure, affliction); continuing instant(proskarte=to persevere, continue in) in prayer(proseuche=pouring out);”

6.      James 1:2-4 “My brethren(adelphoi=brethen), count it(hegeomai=to account) all joy(chara=joy when ye fall (peripupto=to around) into divers(variegated, various, different) temptations (peirasmos=trial, proof); knowing this(ginosko=to know), that the trying(dokimion=proof, test) of your faith(pistis) worketh (to work down, thoroughly) patience(hupomone=endurance, continuance).  But let patience(hupomone=endurance, continuance) have her perfect(teleios=ended, complete) work (ergon=work, deed), that ye may be perfect(teleios=ended, complete) and entire(holokleros=whole in every part), wanting(leipo=to leave, fail, be wanting) nothing(medeis=not any one).”

7.      II Corinthians 1:3-7 “Blessed(makarios=happy) be God(theos) even the Father(pater=father) of our Lord Jesus Christ (kurios, savior, anointed one), the Father(pater) of mercies(oiktirmos=compassion), and the God(theos) of all comfort(paraklesis=a calling along side); Who comforteth(parakaleo=to call along side, help) us in all our tribulation(thlipsis=pressure, affliction), that we may be able to comfort(parakaleo=to call along side, help) them which are in any trouble, by the comfort(paraklesis) wherewith we ourselves are comforted(parakaleo=to call near, exalt) of God(theos).  For as the sufferings(pathema=suffering) of Christ(anointed one) abound(perisseuo=to be over and above) in us, so our consolation(paraklesis=a calling along side) also aboundeth(perisseuo=to be over and above) by Christ(anointed one).  And whether we be afflicted(thlibo=to press), it is for your consolation(paraklesis=a calling along side for help) and salvation(soteria=safety, soundness), which is effectual(energeo=to work in) in the enduring (hupomone=remaining up under) of the same sufferings(pathema=suffering) which we also suffer(pascho=to endure, experience): or whether we be comforted(parakaleo=to call near, exhort), it is for your consolation(paraklesis=a calling along side for help) and salvation(soteria=safety, soundness).  And our hope(elipis=hope, expectation, confidence) of you is steadfast(bebaios=firm, sure), knowing(oida=to see, know), that as ye are partakers(koinonos=one having in common) of the sufferings(pathema=suffering), so shall ye be also of the consolation(paraklesis=a calling along side for help).”

8.      II Corinthians 7:4 “I am filled(pleroo=to make full) with comfort (paraklesis=a calling along side).  I am exceeding (huperper=to be over and above) joyful(chara=with joy)   in all our tribulations(tribulation=thlipsis=pressure, affliction).”

9.      I Thessalonians 3:4 “For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation(thlibo=to press, squeeze, afflict); even as it came to pass, and ye know(oida=to see, know).

10.  II Thessalonians 1:4-5 “So that we ourselves glory(kauchaomai=to boast) in you in the churches(ekklesia=called out ones) of God(theos) for your patience(hupomone= endurance, continuance) and faith(pistis=faith) in all your persecutions(diokoto=to pursue) and tribulations(thlipsis=pressure, affliction) that ye endure(anechomai=to hold up) which is a manifest token(endeigma=proof) of the righteous(dikaios= just, right) judgment(krisis=judgment) of God (theos) , that ye may be counted worthy(axioo=to reckon worthy) of the kingdom of God(basileia= kingdom, reign), for which ye also suffer(pascho= endure, experience):”

11.  Revelation 1:9 “I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.” Revelation 2:9 “I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty,(but thou art rich).”

12.  Revelation 2:10 “Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.”

13.  Revelation 2:22 “Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeeds

14.  Revelation 7:14-17 “These are they which came out of(ek=out of) great(megas=great) tribulation(thlipsis=pressure), and have washed(pluno=to wash clean) their robes (stole=a long garment), and made them white (leukaino=to make white, whiten) in the blood (haima=blood) of the Lamb(arnion=a little lamb).   Therefore are they before the throne (thronos=seat) of God(theos)and serve(latreuo=to serve God) him day (hemera=day) and night(nux=night) in his temple (naos=a dwelling place, inner sanctuary): and he that sitteth(kathemai=to sit) on the throne(thronos=seat) shall dwell among them(skenoo=to tent, tabernacle). They shall hunger(peinao=to hunger) no(ou=not, no) more(eti=yet still), neither thirst(dipsao=to be thirsty) any more; neither shall the sun light(helios=sun, solar light) on them, nor any heat(kauma=heat).  For the Lamb(arnion=a little lamb) which is in the midst of the throne(thronos=seat) shall feed(poimaino=to tend as a shepherd) them, and shall lead(hodegeo=to lead the way) them unto living(zao=to live) fountains(pege= fount, source) of waters(hudor=water): and God(theos) shall wipe away(exaleipho=to smear out) all tears (dakru=a tear) from their eyes(ophthalmos=the eye).” 

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