5805 comfort

5805 comfort

The consolation and reassurance of those who are in distress, anxiety or need. Such comfort is an essential aspect of human relationships. Scripture declares that God comforts his people in times of distress.

The comfort of friends and relations

Job 2:11; Jn 11:19 See also Ge 5:29; Ge 24:67; Ge 37:35; Ru 2:13; 2Sa 12:24; 1Ch 7:22; Job 16:5; Job 29:25; Job 42:11; Jn 11:31; Ac 20:12

Parental comfort

Isa 66:13; 1Th 2:11-12 See also Isa 66:11; Jer 31:15; Mt 2:18

God’s comfort

Isa 49:13; 2Co 1:3-4 See also Ps 23:4; Ps 71:20-21; Ps 119:50,76; Isa 12:1; Isa 40:1; Isa 51:3,12; Isa 52:9; Isa 57:18; Isa 61:2; Jer 8:18; Jer 31:13; Zec 1:3,17; Mt 5:4; Lk 16:25; Php 2:1

Comfort as a specific work of the Holy Spirit

Jn 14:16-17 The title “Counsellor” may be translated “Comforter”. See also Isa 11:2-3; Jn 15:26; Jn 16:7

Comfort within the fellowship of believers

2Co 1:5-7 See also 1Co 14:3; 2Co 2:7; 2Co 7:6-7; Col 4:11; Heb 12:12

Promises of comfort

When worried Isa 43:1-13; Mt 6:25-34; Php 4:4-7; 1Pe 5:7

When lonely Ps 73:23-24; Isa 41:10; Isa 49:14-16; Jn 14:15-21

When tired or weary Isa 40:28-31; Mt 11:28-30; 2Co 4:16-18; Php 4:12-13

When discouraged Ps 34:18; Ps 42:5; La 3:20-23; Ro 8:28-39

False comfort

Lk 6:24 See also Job 16:2; Zec 10:2

Lack of comfort

Jer 16:7 See also Ps 69:20; Ecc 4:1; Isa 51:19; Isa 54:11; La 1:2,16-17,21

See also

Job’s comforters
3130Holy Spirit, Counsellor
5797bereavement, comfort in
5876helpfulness
5952sorrow
5955strength, divine
5963sympathy
8104assurance
8357weakness
8414encouragement
9610hope