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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 9250 woe
9250 woe

9250 woe

An exclamation of judgment upon God’s enemies, or of misfortune on oneself, or, in the ministry of Jesus Christ, of sadness over those who fail to recognise the true misery of their condition.

Woe as an exclamation of judgment on others

Woe to God’s enemies Isa 33:1 Probably referring to Assyria. See also Jer 48:1-2; Na 3:1-7; Hab 2:6-20; Zep 2:5

Woe to God’s faithless people Hos 7:13-16 See also Isa 30:1-2; Isa 45:9-10; Jer 4:13-18; Eze 16:23-27

Woe to careless leaders of God’s people Jer 23:1-2 See also Eze 13:1-9; Eze 34:1-10; Zep 3:1-4; Zec 11:15-17

Woe to those who are complacent in their prosperity or religion Am 6:1-7 See also Am 5:18-24

Woe to those who neglect social justice Isa 10:1-4 See also Isa 5:8-23; Jer 22:13-19; Mic 2:1-3

Woe to a godless world Rev 8:13 See also Rev 12:12; Rev 18:10,16-17,19

Woe as an exclamation of misfortune on oneself

Woe as a consequence of circumstances or events Jer 10:19 Jeremiah is describing the pain he feels at the impending destruction of his nation. See also 1Sa 4:6-8; Ps 120:5-7; Jer 4:13

Woe as a consequence of one’s own sin La 5:16 See also Isa 3:8-9; Isa 6:5

Woe as a consequence of God’s call on one’s life 1Co 9:16 See also Jer 45:1-5; Eze 2:9-3:11

Woe as an exclamation of sadness over others

Woe to those who do not recognise their own needs Lk 6:24-26

Woe to those whose religion blinds themselves and misleads others Lk 11:52 See also Mt 23:13-33; Lk 11:42-51

Woe to those who cause others to sin Mt 18:7 See also Lk 17:1-3

Woe to those on whom judgment is coming Lk 10:13-14 pp Mt 11:20-22

Woe to the one who betrays the Son of Man Mt 26:24 pp Mk 14:21 pp Lk 22:22

Woe to those who experience the signs of the end of the age Mt 24:19-21 pp Mk 13:17-19 pp Lk 21:23 The word translated “how dreadful” is the same word that elsewhere is translated “woe”.

Woe may give way to forgiveness, comfort and deliverance

Isa 6:5-7 See also Isa 29:1-8; Isa 40:1-2 After the woes of earlier chapters, Isaiah now prophesies the comfort that will come to God’s people; Jer 45:2-5; La 3:16-26

See also

5135blindness, spiritual
9210judgment, God’s

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