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#2. GREEK WORD STUDIES
θλῖψις 'thlipsis' meaning 'tribulation' Strong's 2347

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Introduction 2.1

This is a thorough word study about the meaning of the Greek word θλῖψις, 'thlipsis' (Strong's 2347) meaning 'tribulation'. It gives every verse where the word 'thlipsis' appears in the New Testament. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. This requires putting scriptures together where they seem to have a similar meaning, and then meditating even more. The truth will be revealed by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Wherever this word thlipsis appears in the Greek, the translation of it is highlighted with yellow. In Greek the suffixes and some prepositions are not added to the basic word to enhance the meaning, except for case endings, so the associated suffix or preposition has not been included in highlighted text. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#2.1 Scriptures for θλῖψις 'thlipsis' meaning 'tribulation' Strong's 2347

Matthew 13:21 Yet he does not have root in himself, but endures for a while: for when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, by and by he is offended.
24:9 Then they shall deliver you up to tribulation, and shall kill you: and you shall be hated of all nations because of my name.
24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world until now, and certainly shall not be.
24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

Mark 4:17 And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterwards, when affliction or persecution arises for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.
13:19 For in those days shall be tribulation, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and certainly shall not be.
13:24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,

John 16:21 A woman when she is in travail has sorrow, because her hour has come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembers no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.
16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good courage; I have overcome the world.

Acts 7:10 And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house.
7:11 Now there came a famine over all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction: and our fathers found no sustenance.
11:19 Now those who were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but to the Jews only.
14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
20:23 Except that the Holy Spirit witnesses in every city, saying that bonds and tribulations abide me.

Romans 2:9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
5:3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation works patience;
8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing steadfastly in prayer;

1 Corinthians 7:28 But and if you marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.

2 Corinthians 1:4 Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, by the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted of God.
1:8 For brothers, we would not have you ignorant of our tribulation which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life:
2:4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears; not that you should be grieved, but that you might know the love which I have more abundantly for you.
4:17 For the momentary lightness of our tribulation, works for us an exceedingly excessive and eternal weight of Glory;
6:4 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
7:4 Great is my boldness of speech towards you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceedingly joyful in all our tribulation.
8:2 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded to the riches of their liberality.
8:13 For it should not be to other men ease, and to you difficulty:

Ephesians 3:13 Therefore I desire that you do not faint at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

Philippians 1:16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:
4:14 Nevertheless you have well done, that you did communicate with my affliction.

Colossians 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:

1 Thessalonians 1:6 And you became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation, with joy of the Holy Spirit:
3:3 That no man should be moved by these tribulations: for yourselves know that to this we are set.
3:7 Therefore, brothers, we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith:

2 Thessalonians 1:4 So that for us ourselves to boast in you in the churches of God for your endurance and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations which you endure:
1:6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to repay tribulation to those who trouble you;

Hebrews 10:33 Partly, while you were made a spectacle both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, having become companions of those thus going through.

James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

Revelation 1:9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
2:9 I know your works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but you are rich) and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
2:10 Fear none of those things which you shall suffer: behold, the Devil shall cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried; and you shall have tribulation ten days: be faithful to death, and I will give you a crown of life.
2:22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
7:14 And I said to him, Sir, you know. And he said to me, These are those who came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

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