International Standard Bible EncyclopediaGRIEVOUS; GRIEVOUSLY; GREIEVOUSNESS
grev'-us; grev'-us-li; grev'-us-nes: In addition to several of the words mentioned under GRIEF (which see), we have kabhedh ("heavy") 8 t, e.g. Genesis 12:10, "The famine was grievous in the land," the Revised Version (British and American) "sore"; marats ("powerful"), "a grievous curse" (1 Kings 2:8); cur, "to turn aside" (Jeremiah 6:28), "grievous revolters"; qasheh, "to make sharp" (1 Kings 12:4 2 Chronicles 10:4); tachalu'im (Jeremiah 16:4), "They shall die grievous deaths," the Revised Version, margin "deaths of sicknesses"; `athaq (Psalm 31:18), "which speak grievous things proudly," the Revised Version (British and American) "against the righteous insolently"; cheT, "sin" (Lamentations 1:8), "Jerus hath grievously sinned" (literally, "hath sinned a sin"); ma`al, "trespass" (Ezekiel 14:13), "trespassing grievously" (literally, "trespassing a trespass") the Revised Version (British and American) "committing a trespass"; kobhedh, "weight" (Isaiah 21:15), "grievousness"; barus, "heavy," "grievous wolves" (Acts 20:29), "grievous charges" (Acts 25:7), "His commandments are not grievous" (1 John 5:3); okneros, the Revised Version (British and American) "irksome" (Philippians 3:1); poneros, "evil" (Revelation 16:2), "a grievous sore"; dusbastaktos, "grievous to be borne" (Matthew 23:4 Luke 11:46); deinos, "greatly," "grievously tormented" (Matthew 8:6); kakos, "badly," "grievously vexed" (Matthew 15:22).
Greek926. barus -- heavy
... Cognate: 926 -- (an adjective, also used substantively) -- properly, heavy (weighty);
(figuratively) what is grievous (burdensome), on a person with oppressive ...
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4190. poneros -- toilsome, bad
1419. dusbastaktos -- hard to be borne, oppressive
1418. dus- -- like un- or mis- (as in unrest, misjudge), nullifies ...
2560. kakos -- badly
3077. lupe -- pain of body or mind, grief, sorrow
3636. okneros -- shrinking, timid, hence idle, lazy, troublesome
894. apsinthos -- wormwood
Strong's Hebrew3515. kabed -- heavy
... Word Origin from kabad Definition heavy NASB Word Usage burdensome (1), difficult
(2), great (4), grievous (1), heavier (1), heavy (11), huge (1), large (4 ...
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7186. qasheh -- hard, severe
4834. marats -- to be sick
7185. qashah -- to be hard, severe or fierce
2470. chalah -- to be weak or sick
6277. athaq -- forward, arrogant
816. asham -- to offend, be guilty
2470a. chalah -- to be weak or sick
7451a. ra -- bad, evil
8464. tachmas -- male ostrich
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (a.) Causing grief or sorrow; painful; afflictive; hard to bear; offensive; as, a grievous error in judgment.
2. (a.) Characterized by great atrocity; heinous; aggravated; flagitious; as, a grievous sin.
ThesaurusGrievous (73 Occurrences)
... 1. (a.) Causing grief or sorrow; painful; afflictive; hard to bear; offensive; as,
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Grievously (17 Occurrences)
Lighter (10 Occurrences)
Lighten (19 Occurrences)
Servitude (21 Occurrences)
Heavy (110 Occurrences)
Wound (58 Occurrences)
Noisome (7 Occurrences)
Occupation (9 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceGrievous (73 Occurrences)
Matthew 23:4 For they bind heavy burdens that are grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not lift a finger to help them.
Luke 11:46 And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.
Acts 20:29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
Acts 25:7 When he had come, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood around him, bringing against him many and grievous charges which they could not prove,
2 Corinthians 12:10 In fact I take pleasure in infirmities, in the bearing of insults, in distress, in persecutions, in grievous difficulties--for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
Philippians 3:1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.
2 Timothy 3:1 But know this, that in the last days, grievous times will come.
Hebrews 12:11 All chastening seems for the present to be not joyous but grievous; yet afterward it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been exercised thereby.
1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. His commandments are not grievous.
Revelation 16:2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.
Genesis 12:10 And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.
Genesis 18:20 Yahweh said, "Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous,
Genesis 21:11 The thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight on account of his son.
Genesis 21:12 God said to Abraham, "Don't let it be grievous in your sight because of the boy, and because of your handmaid. In all that Sarah says to you, listen to her voice. For from Isaac will your seed be called.
Genesis 41:31 and the plenty will not be known in the land by reason of that famine which follows; for it will be very grievous.
Genesis 41:56 And the famine was on all the earth. And Joseph opened every place in which there was provision, and sold grain to the Egyptians; and the famine was grievous in the land of Egypt.
Genesis 41:57 And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph, to buy grain, because the famine was grievous on the whole earth.
Genesis 43:1 And the famine was grievous in the land.
Genesis 47:4 And they said to Pharaoh, To sojourn in the land are we come; for there is no pasture for the sheep that thy servants have, for the famine is grievous in the land of Canaan; and now, we pray thee, let thy servants dwell in the land of Goshen.
Genesis 47:13 And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very grievous; and the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan were exhausted through the famine.
Genesis 50:10 And they came to the threshing-floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan; and there they lamented with a great and very grievous lamentation; and he made a mourning for his father of seven days.
Genesis 50:11 When the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, "This is a grievous mourning by the Egyptians." Therefore, its name was called Abel Mizraim, which is beyond the Jordan.
Exodus 8:24 Yahweh did so; and there came grievous swarms of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants' houses: and in all the land of Egypt the land was corrupted by reason of the swarms of flies.
Exodus 9:3 behold, the hand of Yahweh is on your livestock which are in the field, on the horses, on the donkeys, on the camels, on the herds, and on the flocks with a very grievous pestilence.
Exodus 9:18 Behold, tomorrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as has not been in Egypt since the day it was founded even until now. Leviticus
Exodus 9:24 So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.
Exodus 10:14 The locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the borders of Egypt. They were very grievous. Before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such.
Deuteronomy 6:22 and Jehovah shewed signs and wonders, great and grievous, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our eyes;
Deuteronomy 28:35 Yahweh will strike you in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore boil, of which you can not be healed, from the sole of your foot to the crown of your head.
Deuteronomy 28:59 then Yahweh will make your plagues wonderful, and the plagues of your seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.
Judges 20:34 And they come in over against Gibeah -- ten thousand chosen men out of all Israel -- and the battle 'is' grievous, and they have not known that the evil is striking against them.
1 Kings 2:8 "Behold, there is with you Shimei the son of Gera, the Benjamite, of Bahurim, who cursed me with a grievous curse in the day when I went to Mahanaim; but he came down to meet me at the Jordan, and I swore to him by Yahweh, saying,'I will not put you to death with the sword.'
1 Kings 12:4 "Your father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make you the grievous service of your father, and his heavy yoke which he put on us, lighter, and we will serve you."
1 Kings 18:2 And Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. And there was a grievous famine in Samaria.
2 Chronicles 10:4 Your father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make you the grievous service of your father, and his heavy yoke which he put on us, lighter, and we will serve you.
Job 2:7 And Satan went forth from the presence of Jehovah; and he smote Job with a grievous botch from the sole of his foot unto his crown.
Job 16:2 I have heard many such things: grievous comforters are ye all.
Psalms 10:5 His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.
Psalms 31:18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.
Psalms 73:16 When I thought to be able to know this, it was a grievous task in mine eyes;
Psalms 139:24 And see if there be any grievous way in me; and lead me in the way everlasting.
Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
Proverbs 15:10 Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.
Proverbs 25:27 It is not good to eat much honey: So 'for men' to search out their own glory is grievous.
Ecclesiastes 1:13 And I applied my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under the heavens: this grievous occupation hath God given to the children of men to weary themselves therewith.
Ecclesiastes 2:17 So I hated life, because the work that is worked under the sun was grievous to me; for all is vanity and a chasing after wind.
Ecclesiastes 2:23 For all his days are sorrows, and his travail grief; yea, his heart taketh not rest in the night. This is also vanity.
Ecclesiastes 4:8 There is one alone and without a second; also he hath neither son nor brother: yet is there no end of all his labour, neither is his eye satisfied with riches, and he saith not, For whom then am I labouring, and depriving my soul of good? This also is vanity and a grievous occupation.
Ecclesiastes 5:13 There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: wealth kept by its owner to his harm.
Ecclesiastes 5:16 This also is a grievous evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go. And what profit does he have who labors for the wind?
Ecclesiastes 6:2 A man to whom God gives money, wealth, and honour so that he has all his desires but God does not give him the power to have joy of it, and a strange man takes it. This is to no purpose and an evil disease.
Ecclesiastes 10:13 The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness; and the end of his talk is mischievous madness.
Isaiah 9:1 Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.
Isaiah 10:11 Do I not -- as I have done to Samaria, And to her worthless things, So do to Jerusalem and to her grievous things?
Isaiah 15:4 And Heshbon shall cry, and Elealeh: their voice shall be heard even unto Jahaz: therefore the armed soldiers of Moab shall cry out; his life shall be grievous unto him.
Isaiah 21:2 A grievous vision is declared to me. The treacherous man deals treacherously, and the destroyer destroys. Go up, Elam; attack! I have stopped all of Media's sighing.
Isaiah 30:27 Behold, the name of Jehovah cometh from far, burning with his anger a grievous conflagration; his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a consuming fire;
Jeremiah 6:28 They are all grievous rebels, going about with slanders; they are brass and iron: they all of them deal corruptly.
Jeremiah 10:19 Woe is me because of my hurt! my wound is grievous: but I said, Truly this is my grief, and I must bear it.
Jeremiah 14:17 You shall say this word to them, Let my eyes run down with tears night and day, and let them not cease; for the virgin daughter of my people is broken with a great breach, with a very grievous wound.
Jeremiah 15:18 Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuses to be healed? will you indeed be to me as a deceitful brook, as waters that fail?
Jeremiah 16:4 They shall die grievous deaths: they shall not be lamented, neither shall they be buried; they shall be as dung on the surface of the ground; and they shall be consumed by the sword, and by famine; and their dead bodies shall be food for the birds of the sky, and for the animals of the earth.
Jeremiah 23:19 Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked.
Jeremiah 30:12 For thus says Yahweh, Your hurt is incurable, and your wound grievous.
Jeremiah 50:2 Declare ye among nations, and sound, And lift up an ensign, sound, do not hide, Say ye: Captured hath been Babylon, Put to shame hath been Bel, Broken hath been Merodach, Put to shame have been her grievous things, Broken have been her idols.
Ezekiel 21:10 It is sharpened to make a grievous slaughter; it is furbished that it may glitter: should we then make mirth? it contemneth the rod of my son, as every tree.
Ezekiel 25:12 Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Because Edom has dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and has greatly offended, and revenged himself on them;
Hosea 11:6 Grievous hath been the sword in his cities, And it hath ended his bars, and consumed -- from their own counsels.
Jonah 4:1 And it is grievous unto Jonah -- a great evil -- and he is displeased at it;
Micah 2:4 In that day shall one take up a parable against you, and lament with a grievous lamentation, and say, We are utterly wasted: he hath changed the portion of my people: how hath he removed it from me! turning away he hath divided our fields.
Micah 2:10 Arise, and depart! For this is not your resting place, because of uncleanness that destroys, even with a grievous destruction.
Micah 6:13 Therefore I also have struck you with a grievous wound. I have made you desolate because of your sins.
Nahum 3:19 There is no healing of thy bruise; thy wound is grievous: all that hear the bruit of thee shall clap the hands over thee: for upon whom hath not thy wickedness passed continually?
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