Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) Extreme pain, either of body or mind; excruciating distress.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaANGUISH
an'-gwish: Extreme distress of body, mind or spirit; excruciating pain or suffering of soul, e.g. excessive grief, remorse, despair. Chiefly expressed in Old Testament, by four derivatives of tsuq, "straitened," "pressed," and tsar, and two derivatives signifying "straitness," "narrowness," hence distress; also shabhats, "giddiness," "confusion of mind"; hul "to twist" with pain, "writhe." So in the New Testament, thlipsis, "a pressing together," hence affliction, tribulation, stenochoria, "narrowness of place," hence extreme affliction; sunoche, "a holding together," hence distress. The fundamental idea in these various terms is pressure-being straitened, compressed into a narrow place, or pain through physical or mental torture. Used of the physical agony of child-birth (Jeremiah 4:31; Jeremiah 6:24; Jeremiah 49:24; Jeremiah 50:43 John 16:21); of distress of soul as the result of sin and wickedness (Job 15:24 Proverbs 1:27 Romans 2:9); of anguish of spirit through the cruel bondage of slavery (Exodus 6:9) and Assyrian oppression (Isaiah 8:22); of the anxiety and pain of Christian love because of the sins of fellow-disciples (2 Corinthians 2:4).
Greek4928. sunoche -- a holding together, fig. distress
... distress. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: sunoche Phonetic Spelling:
(soon-okh-ay') Short Definition: distress, anguish Definition: distress ...
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4730. stenochoria -- narrowness of space, fig. difficulty
2347. thlipsis -- tribulation
4192. ponos -- labor
74. agonia -- a contest, great fear
4663. skolex -- a worm
3601. odune -- pain, distress
Strong's Hebrew2479. chalchalah -- anguish
... 2478, 2479. chalchalah. 2480 . anguish. Transliteration: chalchalah Phonetic
Spelling: (khal-khaw-law') Short Definition: anguish. ...
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2427. chil -- a writhing, anguish
2430b. chilah -- anguish
4164. mutsaq -- constraint, distress
2342a. chul -- to whirl, dance, writhe
4689. matsoq -- straits, stress
4691. metsuqah -- straits, stress
6695. tsowq -- constraint, distress
7115. qotser -- shortness
5892a. ir -- excitement
Bowed with Grief and Anguish Low,
"Trust Ye in the Lord. " 1 when Grief and Anguish Press Me Down
Faith and Works
O Wounded Hands and Feet!
O Wounded Hands and Feet!
The Burden of My Sin was Great,
Of Patient Endurance
ThesaurusAnguish (75 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ANGUISH. ... Multi-Version Concordance Anguish (75
Occurrences). Matthew 26:37 And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zabdi ...
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Agony (20 Occurrences)
Convulsion (8 Occurrences)
Pain (172 Occurrences)
Moaneth (4 Occurrences)
Pangs (26 Occurrences)
Pained (41 Occurrences)
Gloom (29 Occurrences)
Travail (54 Occurrences)
Wring (4 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceAnguish (75 Occurrences)
Matthew 26:37 And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zabdi. Then He began to be full of anguish and distress,
Matthew 26:38 and He said to them, "My soul is crushed with anguish to the very point of death; wait here, and keep awake with me."
Mark 14:34 and He said to them, "My heart is oppressed with anguish to the very point of death: wait here and keep awake."
Luke 2:48 When they saw Him, they were smitten with amazement, and His mother said to Him, "My child, why have you behaved thus to us? Your father and I have been searching for you in anguish."
Luke 16:24 He cried and said,'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue! For I am in anguish in this flame.'
Luke 16:25 "But Abraham said,'Son, remember that you, in your lifetime, received your good things, and Lazarus, in like manner, bad things. But now here he is comforted and you are in anguish.
Luke 21:25 "There will be signs in sun, moon, and stars; and on earth anguish among the nations in their bewilderment at the roaring of the sea and its billows;
John 16:21 A woman, when she gives birth, has sorrow, because her time has come. But when she has delivered the child, she doesn't remember the anguish any more, for the joy that a human being is born into the world.
Romans 2:9 oppression and anguish, on every soul of man who works evil, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Romans 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Could oppression, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Romans 9:2 when I declare that I have deep grief and unceasing anguish of heart.
2 Corinthians 2:4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears, not that you should be made sorry, but that you might know the love that I have so abundantly for you.
Revelation 12:2 She was with child. She cried out in pain, laboring to give birth.
Revelation 16:10 The fifth angel poured his bowl on to the throne of the Wild Beast; and his kingdom became darkened. People gnawed their tongues because of the pain,
Genesis 42:21 And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.
Exodus 6:9 Moses spoke so to the children of Israel, but they didn't listen to Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.
Exodus 15:14 The peoples have heard, they tremble; pangs have taken hold on the inhabitants of Philistia.
Deuteronomy 2:25 This day will I begin to put the dread of you and the fear of you on the peoples who are under the whole sky, who shall hear the report of you, and shall tremble, and be in anguish because of you."
1 Samuel 1:16 Don't count your handmaid for a wicked woman; for I have been speaking out of the abundance of my complaint and my provocation."
1 Samuel 31:3 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers overtook him; and he was greatly distressed by reason of the archers.
2 Samuel 1:9 He said to me,'Stand, please, beside me, and kill me; for anguish has taken hold of me, because my life is yet whole in me.'
1 Chronicles 10:3 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers overtook him; and he was distressed by reason of the archers.
Esther 4:4 Esther's maidens and her eunuchs came and told her this, and the queen was exceedingly grieved. She sent clothing to Mordecai, to replace his sackcloth; but he didn't receive it.
Job 2:13 And they sat down with him on the ground seven days and seven nights; and none spoke a word to him; for they saw that his anguish was very great.
Job 6:2 "Oh that my anguish were weighed, and all my calamity laid in the balances!
Job 7:11 "Therefore I will not keep silent. I will speak in the anguish of my spirit. I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.
Job 15:24 Distress and anguish make him afraid. They prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle.
Job 26:5 "Those who are deceased tremble, those beneath the waters and all that live in them.
Psalms 6:3 My soul is also in great anguish. But you, Yahweh--how long?
Psalms 25:17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged. Oh bring me out of my distresses.
Psalms 31:7 I will be glad and rejoice in your loving kindness, for you have seen my affliction. You have known my soul in adversities.
Psalms 31:10 For my life is spent with sorrow, my years with sighing. My strength fails because of my iniquity. My bones are wasted away.
Psalms 38:8 I am faint and severely bruised. I have groaned by reason of the anguish of my heart.
Psalms 39:2 I was mute with silence. I held my peace, even from good. My sorrow was stirred.
Psalms 48:6 Trembling took hold upon them there; anguish, as of a woman in travail.
Psalms 55:4 My heart is severely pained within me. The terrors of death have fallen on me.
Psalms 77:16 The waters saw you, God. The waters saw you, and they writhed. The depths also convulsed.
Psalms 116:3 The bands of death encompassed me, and the anguish of Sheol took hold of me; I found trouble and sorrow:
Psalms 119:143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold of me. Your commandments are my delight.
Proverbs 1:27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when your disaster comes on like a whirlwind; when distress and anguish come on you.
Proverbs 31:6 Give strong drink to him who is near to destruction, and wine to him whose soul is bitter:
Isaiah 8:22 and look to the earth, and see distress, darkness, and the gloom of anguish. They will be driven into thick darkness.
Isaiah 9:1 But there shall be no more gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time, he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali; but in the latter time he has made it glorious, by the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.
Isaiah 13:8 And they shall be affrighted; pangs and throes shall take hold them; they shall be in pain as a woman in travail; they shall look aghast one at another; their faces shall be faces of flame.
Isaiah 21:3 Therefore my thighs are filled with anguish. Pains have taken hold on me, like the pains of a woman in labor. I am in so much pain that I can't hear. I so am dismayed that I can't see.
Isaiah 23:5 When the report comes to Egypt, they will be in anguish at the report of Tyre.
Isaiah 30:6 The burden of the animals of the South. Through the land of trouble and anguish, of the lioness and the lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they carry their riches on the shoulders of young donkeys, and their treasures on the humps of camels, to an unprofitable people.
Isaiah 38:15 What will I say? He has both spoken to me, and himself has done it. I will walk carefully all my years because of the anguish of my soul.
Isaiah 38:17 Behold, for peace I had great anguish, but you have in love for my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption; for you have cast all my sins behind your back.
Isaiah 53:11 ... made clear his righteousness before men ... had taken their sins on himself.
Isaiah 65:14 behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but you shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall wail for anguish of spirit.
Jeremiah 4:19 My anguish, my anguish! I am pained at my very heart; my heart is disquieted in me; I can't hold my peace; because you have heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.
Jeremiah 4:31 For I have heard a voice as of a woman in travail, the anguish as of her who brings forth her first child, the voice of the daughter of Zion, who gasps for breath, who spreads her hands, saying, Woe is me now! for my soul faints before the murderers.
Jeremiah 5:3 O Lord, do not your eyes see good faith? you have given them punishment, but they were not troubled; you have sent destruction on them, but they did not take your teaching to heart: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they would not come back.
Jeremiah 6:24 We have heard its report; our hands wax feeble: anguish has taken hold of us, and pangs as of a woman in travail.
Jeremiah 8:21 For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt: I mourn; dismay hath taken hold on me.
Jeremiah 15:8 Their widows are increased to me above the sand of the seas; I have brought on them against the mother of the young men a destroyer at noonday: I have caused anguish and terrors to fall on her suddenly.
Jeremiah 48:5 For by the ascent of Luhith continual weeping shall go up; for in the descent of Horonaim is heard the anguish of the cry of destruction.
Jeremiah 49:24 Damascus has grown feeble, she turns herself to flee, and trembling has seized on her: anguish and sorrows have taken hold of her, as of a woman in travail.
Jeremiah 50:43 The king of Babylon has heard the news of them, and his hands wax feeble: anguish has taken hold of him, and pangs as of a woman in travail.
Lamentations 1:4 The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn assembly; all her gates are desolate, her priests do sigh: her virgins are afflicted, and she herself is in bitterness.
Lamentations 1:7 Jerusalem remembereth in the days of her affliction and of her miseries all her pleasant things that were from the days of old: When her people fell into the hand of the adversary, and none did help her, The adversaries saw her, they did mock at her desolations.
Lamentations 3:19 Remember mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall.
Ezekiel 7:25 Destruction comes; and they shall seek peace, and there shall be none.
Ezekiel 27:31 and they shall make themselves bald for you, and gird them with sackcloth, and they shall weep for you in bitterness of soul with bitter mourning.
Ezekiel 30:4 A sword shall come on Egypt, and anguish shall be in Ethiopia, when the slain shall fall in Egypt; and they shall take away her multitude, and her foundations shall be broken down.
Ezekiel 30:9 In that day shall messengers go forth from before me in ships to make the careless Ethiopians afraid; and there shall be anguish on them, as in the day of Egypt; for, behold, it comes.
Ezekiel 30:16 I will set a fire in Egypt: Sin shall be in great anguish, and No shall be broken up; and Memphis shall have adversaries in the daytime.
Daniel 6:20 When he came near to the den to Daniel, he cried with a lamentable voice; the king spoke and said to Daniel, Daniel, servant of the living God, is your God, whom you serve continually, able to deliver you from the lions?
Daniel 10:16 and lo, as the manner of the sons of men, he is striking against my lips, and I open my mouth, and I speak, and say unto him who is standing over-against me: My lord, by the appearance turned have been my pangs against me, and I have retained no power.
Joel 2:6 At their presence the peoples are in anguish. All faces have grown pale.
Amos 5:16 Therefore thus says Yahweh, the God of Armies, the Lord: "Wailing will be in all the broad ways; and they will say in all the streets,'Alas! Alas!' and they will call the farmer to mourning, and those who are skillful in lamentation to wailing.
Nahum 2:10 She is empty, and void, and waste; and the heart melteth, and the knees smite together, and anguish is in all loins, and the faces of them all are waxed pale.
Habakkuk 3:7 I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction. The dwellings of the land of Midian trembled.
Zephaniah 1:15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of distress and anguish, a day of trouble and ruin, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness,
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