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Aaron's sons Nadab and Abihu took their censers, put fire in them and added incense; and they offered unauthorized fire before the LORD, contrary to his command.
So fire came out from the presence of the LORD and consumed them, and they died before the LORD.
Moses then said to Aaron, "This is what the LORD spoke of when he said: " 'Among those who approach me I will show myself holy; in the sight of all the people I will be honored.' " Aaron remained silent.
Leviticus 10:1-3
 
But the Israelites said to the LORD, "We have sinned. Do with us whatever you think best, but please rescue us now."
Judges 10:15
 
So Samuel told him everything, hiding nothing from him. Then Eli said, "He is the LORD; let him do what is good in his eyes."
1 Samuel 3:18
 
But now that he is dead, why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me."
2 Samuel 12:23
 
But if he says, 'I am not pleased with you,' then I am ready; let him do to me whatever seems good to him."
2 Samuel 15:26
 
But the king said, "What do you and I have in common, you sons of Zeruiah? If he is cursing because the LORD said to him, 'Curse David,' who can ask, 'Why do you do this?' "
David then said to Abishai and all his officials, "My son, who is of my own flesh, is trying to take my life. How much more, then, this Benjamite! Leave him alone; let him curse, for the LORD has told him to.
2 Samuel 16:10-11
 
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 the hands of men."
2 Samuel 24:14
 
Run to meet her and ask her, 'Are you all right? Is your husband all right? Is your child all right?' " "Everything is all right," she said.
2 Kings 4:26
 
"The word of the LORD you have spoken is good," Hezekiah replied. For he thought, "Will there not be peace and security in my lifetime?"
2 Kings 20:19
 
In all that has happened to us, you have been just; you have acted faithfully, while we did wrong.
Nehemiah 9:33
 
"Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maids will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish."
Esther 4:16
 
One day when Job's sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother's house,
a messenger came to Job and said, "The oxen were plowing and the donkeys were grazing nearby,
and the Sabeans attacked and carried them off. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!"
While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, "The fire of God fell from the sky and burned up the sheep and the servants, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!"
While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, "The Chaldeans formed three raiding parties and swept down on your camels and carried them off. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!"
While he was still speaking, yet another messenger came and said, "Your sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother's house,
when suddenly a mighty wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on them and they are dead, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!"
At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship
and said: "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised."
Job 1:13-21
 
His wife said to him, "Are you still holding on to your integrity? Curse God and die!"
He replied, "You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?" In all this, Job did not sin in what he said. Job's Three Friends
Job 2:9-10
 
"Blessed is the man whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.
Job 5:17
 
"Suppose a man says to God, 'I am guilty but will offend no more.
Job 34:31
 
In your anger do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent.
Psalms 4:4
 
I was silent; I would not open my mouth, for you are the one who has done this.
Psalms 39:9
 
"Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."
Psalms 46:10
 
he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.
Psalms 103:10
 
I know, O LORD, that your laws are righteous, and in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
Psalms 119:75
 
My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline and do not resent his rebuke,
Proverbs 3:11
 
A man's spirit sustains him in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear?
Proverbs 18:14
 
Woe to me because of my injury! My wound is incurable! Yet I said to myself, "This is my sickness, and I must endure it."
Jeremiah 10:19
 
You who have escaped the sword, leave and do not linger! Remember the LORD in a distant land, and think on Jerusalem."
Jeremiah 51:50
 
"The LORD is righteous, yet I rebelled against his command. Listen, all you peoples; look upon my suffering. My young men and maidens have gone into exile.
Lamentations 1:18
 
Why should any living man complain when punished for his sins?
Lamentations 3:39
 
The LORD did not hesitate to bring the disaster upon us, for the LORD our God is righteous in everything he does; yet we have not obeyed him.
Daniel 9:14
 
Listen! The LORD is calling to the city, and to fear your name is wisdom, "Heed the rod and the One who appointed it.
Micah 6:9
 
Because I have sinned against him, I will bear the LORD's wrath, until he pleads my case and establishes my right. He will bring me out into the light; I will see his righteousness.
Micah 7:9
 
your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Matthew 6:10
 
Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will."
Matthew 26:39
 
By standing firm you will gain life.
Luke 21:19
 
But the other criminal rebuked him. "Don't you fear God," he said, "since you are under the same sentence?
We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong."
Luke 23:40-41
 
Jesus commanded Peter, "Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?"Jesus Taken to Annas
John 18:11
 
While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."
Then he fell on his knees and cried out, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them." When he had said this, he fell asleep.
Acts 7:59-60
 
When he would not be dissuaded, we gave up and said, "The Lord's will be done."
Acts 21:14
 
Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;
perseverance, character; and character, hope.
And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.
Romans 5:3-5
 
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Romans 12:12
 
known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed;
sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
2 Corinthians 6:9-10
 
I have great confidence in you; I take great pride in you. I am greatly encouraged; in all our troubles my joy knows no bounds.
2 Corinthians 7:4
 
I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.
For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know!
I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far;
but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.
Philippians 1:20-24
 
Do everything without complaining or arguing,
Philippians 2:14
 
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:11-13
 
being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully
Colossians 1:11
 
so that no one would be unsettled by these trials. You know quite well that we were destined for them.
1 Thessalonians 3:3
 
Therefore, among God's churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring.
2 Thessalonians 1:4
 
Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 2:3
 
But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.
For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time has come for my departure.
2 Timothy 4:5-6
 
You sympathized with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions.
Hebrews 10:34
 
Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.
And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons: "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,
Hebrews 12:3-5
 
Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live!
Hebrews 12:9
 
The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position.
But the one who is rich should take pride in his low position, because he will pass away like a wild flower.
James 1:9-10
 
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
James 4:7
 
As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job's perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.
James 5:11
 
Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise.
James 5:13
 
In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.
1 Peter 1:6
 
Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you.
But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.
1 Peter 4:12-13
 
So then, those who suffer according to God's will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.
1 Peter 4:19
 
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