But I’m not abandoned. if thou hadst no devil to tempt thee, no enemies to fight thee, and no world to ensnare thee, thou wouldst still find in thyself evil enough to be a sore trouble to thee, for "the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked." מֵצַר mētsar  Distress (Ps 118:5). Then said [some] of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father? 1 Samuel 1:6 Her rival, however, would provoke her bitterly to irritate her, because the LORD had closed her womb. The power of the world, the realm controlled by Satan, was defeated when Jesus accepted his Father's will to go to the cross. Brent Kercheville November 2, 2014 This passage contains the final instructions to his disciples. Decay enters my bones, And in my place I tremble. You want to see what good that affliction was to you; you must believe it. Psalm 118:5 From my distress I called upon the LORD; The LORD answered me and set me in a large place. Greek: thlipsis - This Greek noun is used more frequently than the others, 45 times in the New Testament and is translated as follows: tribulation, trouble, affliction, anguish, persecution and burdened. Acts 7:10 and rescued him from all his afflictions, and granted him favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and he made him governor over Egypt and all his household. And do not rejoice over the sons of Judah In the day of their destruction; Yes, do not boast In the day of their distress. 22 'Behold, I will throw her on a bed of sickness, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of her deeds. 33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. Zephaniah 1:15 A day of wrath is that day, A day of trouble and distress, A day of destruction and desolation, A day of darkness and gloom, A day of clouds and thick darkness, Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ. Selah. - Alexander Maclaren, A believer may pass through much affliction, and yet secure very little blessing from it all. John 14:2 In my Father's house are many mansions: John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you; John 14:4 And whither I go ye know, John 14:6 I am the way; John 14:7 If ye had known me, John 14:9 Have I been so long time with you, John 14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father; John 14:11 Believe me that I [am] in the Father (Morning and evening: Daily readings: Morning, March 8), Writing to the Colossian saints, Paul said, Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake (refers to his present imprisonment), and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body (which is the church) in filling up that which is lacking in Christ's afflictions (thlipsis) (in that Paul was receiving the persecution that was intended for Christ)." Wilt thou not require much refining in the furnace of affliction to purify thee? It was stenochoria when Tamerlane, who had vanquished Bajazet, carried him about in an iron cage. He hath said, "I will be with thee in trouble; I will deliver thee and honour thee."  20 Although the Lord has given you bread of privation and water of oppression, He, your Teacher will no longer hide Himself, but your eyes will behold your Teacher. צָרַר tsārar Bind, oppress; hiphil: bring distress on (Jer 10:18). Genesis 35:3 and let us arise and go up to Bethel, and I will make an altar there to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and has been with me wherever I have gone." Be assured that thou shalt find foe-men everywhere. Psalm 78:49 He sent upon them His burning anger, Fury and indignation and trouble, A band of destroying angels. 1 Corinthians 7:28 But if you marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. Of the fifty-five uses of this root (thlipsis and thlibo) in the NT, fifty-three are figurative and correspond closely to the Hebrew words tsarah and tsar." 14 Which my lips uttered And my mouth spoke when I was in distress. Affliction was a sting, but withal a wing: sorrow shall soon fly away. ” John 16:33 Jesus has taken away the power this world has to defeat us and has conquered it for us. I had sooner suffer any affliction than be left to question the gospel or my own interest in it.-Charles Spurgeon, Most of the grand truths of God have to be learned by trouble; they must be burned into us with the hot iron of affliction, otherwise we shall not truly receive them. Genesis 42:21 Then they said to one another, "Truly we are guilty concerning our brother, because we saw the distress of his soul when he pleaded with us, yet we would not listen; therefore this distress has come upon us." 2 Corinthians 8:2 that in a great ordeal of affliction their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed in the wealth of their liberality. I cried for help from the depth of Sheol; You heard my voice. But he who takes refuge in Me will inherit the land And will possess My holy mountain." Psalm 54:7 For He has delivered me from all trouble, And my eye has looked with satisfaction upon my enemies. Matthew 7:14). embraces the whole of the consolatory utterances from John 14:1 onwards. And so in context Paul says that thlipsis brings forth or accomplishes patience, proven character and hope. Daniel 12:1 "Now at that time Michael, the great prince who stands guard over the sons of your people, will arise. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33. WORDS OF JESUS IN RED. On the other hand, if one is spiritual, strong, wise, pious, gentle and humble, he will become more spiritual, powerful, wise, pious, gentle and humble.". Psalm 91:15 "He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. ἑαυτ., and John 11:35,—the feeling in the Lord was clearly one of rising sympathy, which vented itself at last in tears. No, he will be always at thee, for he "goeth about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour." Paul says that even though the tribulation was quantitatively great, they were empowered "with the joy of the Holy Spirit. צָרָה tsārāh Distress, trouble (Ge 42:21, 2 Sa 4:9, Ob 12). John 16:33-“I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. Thlipsis does not refer to mild discomfort but to great difficulty. But take heart! 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This is a thorough word study about the meaning of the Greek word ... 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. His aim in uttering them was “that in me” (cf. But take heart! In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. Usually, however, the grain was piled about a foot and a half deep on the smooth, hard threshing floor. Explanation and Commentary of John 16:33. Jn 8:31; 1Jn 2:19). ’ . At first it was used quite literally, but in the New Testament it has come to describe that pressure of events which is persecution. “ These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. You also became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation (thlipsis) with the joy of the Holy Spirit (1Th 1:5-6 - See notes 1Thessalonians 1:5; 1:6), How did the Thessalonian believers bear up under emotionally crushing circumstances? Dost thou know that thou art one day to be like Him? מָצוֹק mātsôq  Distress (Dt 28:53). One who sees them in this light glories in them (Ibid), Martin Luther wrote that "Whatever virtues tribulation finds us in, it develops more fully. One may still see two yoke of oxen, each pulling a threshing sled ridden by women or children, just as it was done back in the days of David, a thousand years before the birth of Christ. Understand the meaning of John 16:33 using all available Bible versions and commentary. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”" John 16:33, KJV: "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. Isaiah 30:6 The oracle concerning the beasts of the Negev. In the Greek there are two words used (for the one Hebrew word "mashal")—"parabole" and "paroimia": the former is never used in John’s Gospel: the latter occurs in John 10:6 and here. In both the idea of pressure is dominant, though thlipsis does not convey the idea of separation (as of corn from husk) which is implied in tribulatio." Isaiah 33:2 O LORD, be gracious to us; we have waited for You. Psalm 107:39 When they are diminished and bowed down Through oppression, misery and sorrow, When you are dying - when friends can do you no good - when sins rise up like specters around your bed - what can give you peace? Lastly, look within thee, into thine own heart and observe what is there. Our Master and Savior suffered greatly at the hands of evil men. עֳנִי ‘ŏnî  Affliction (Ex 4:31). To get what John 14:27 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity. Psalm 143:11 For the sake of Your name, O LORD, revive me. Ah! Thlipsis is also used in a non-theological, figurative way to convey the idea of the great emotional and spiritual stress that can be caused by external or internal pressures. - John Flavel, The more afflictions you have been under, the more assistance you have had for this life of holiness. May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! Paul did not exult because of the tribulations themselves but because of their beneficial effect upon his Christian life. Under the most adverse circumstances, in the most severe troubles, they believe that Sovereignty hath ordained their afflictions, that Sovereignty overrules them, and that Sovereignty will sanctify them all. Definition of ‘overcome” - Charles Spurgeon, It seems to me that doubt is worse than trial. John 16:33. I have overcome the world.” The English word "tribulation" is derived from the Latin word tribulum (literally a thing with teeth that tears), which was a heavy piece of timber with spikes in it, used for threshing the corn or grain. But take heart! I will put them together like sheep in the fold; Like a flock in the midst of its pasture They will be noisy with men. I’ve told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. Dost thou think that Satan will let thee alone? The man honors God, and God honors him. Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. In this world you will have trouble() But take heartI have overcome the world.” (from Trench's Synonyms of the New Testament) The iron cage was stenochoria (see below). Sin is pleasant, but unprofitable; and sorrow is profitable, but unpleasant. These tear the grain loose from the stalks, and the oxen's feet help in the process. Because I must wait quietly for the day of distress, For the people to arise who will invade us. Man the fortress, watch the road; Strengthen your back, summon all your strength. But perhaps their real lightness is best seen by comparing them with the weight of glory which is awaiting us. - Joseph Hall, There is no enemy can hurt us but by our own hands. 2 Chronicles 18:26 and say, 'Thus says the king, "Put this man in prison and feed him sparingly with bread and water until I return safely."'" Through a land of distress and anguish, From where come lioness and lion, viper and flying serpent, They carry their riches on the backs of young donkeys And their treasures on camels' humps, To a people who cannot profit them; In this world you will have trouble. Pink, What fools are we, then, to frown upon our afflictions! 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. The proper meaning of stenochoria is "narrowness of room," "confined space," and the painfulness that is the result. His aim in uttering them was “that in me” (cf. The Psalmist says. Christ, Christianity, having peace, John, John 16:33, peace, peace in the midst of trouble, peace of Christ, the eye of the storm, treasures in this world Previous post Next post Leave a Reply Cancel reply Thlipsis is used 45 times in the NT (see all NT uses of Thlipsis below) Thlipsis is translated in the NAS as affliction (inflicting on a person something that is hard to bear), 14; afflictions, 6; anguish, 1; distress (the state of being in great trouble), 2; persecution (harassment in a manner designed to injure, grieve, or afflict), 1; tribulation (distress or suffering resulting from oppression or persecution), 16; tribulations, 4; trouble, 1. ", The literal meaning of thlipsis is illustrated by the penalty prescribed by ancient English law for those who refused to plead: they were pressed and crushed to death by heavy weights that were placed on their chests. Ezekiel 12:18 "Son of man, eat your bread with trembling and drink your water with quivering and anxiety. - John Owen, One of the greatest evidences of God's love to those that love him is, to send them afflictions, with grace to bear them. The Greek word is thlipsis. They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? In the midst of sorrow, faith draws the sting out of every trouble, and takes out the bitterness from every affliction. In three of the four passages where stenochoria occurs in the New Testament, it is associated with thlipsis.The verbs thlibein (Strong's #2346) and stenochorein also are used together. Isaiah 28:10 "For He says, 'Order on order, order on order, Line on line, line on line, A little here, a little there.'" Psalm 32:7 You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance. Jonah 2:2 and he said, "I called out of my distress to the LORD, And He answered me. Mark 4:17 and they have no firm root in themselves, but are only temporary; then, when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately they fall away. 1, Page 3-80), Vine writes that thlipsis "primarily means a pressure, that which weighs down the spirit. Ah! 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Isaiah 37:3 They said to him, "Thus says Hezekiah, 'This day is a day of distress, rebuke and rejection; for children have come to birth, and there is no strength to deliver. 2 Corinthians 1:4 who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. This alone - I have a high priest in heaven, and he can support in the hour of affliction. Revelation 2:9 'I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. Psalm 142:2 I pour out my complaint before Him; I declare my trouble before Him. Psalm 4:1 For the choir director; on stringed instruments. Possibly it had been better to render it "dark saying" in the present instance, as the Lord sets it in antithesis t rom "showing plainly of the Father." Isaiah 65:16 "Because he who is blessed in the earth Will be blessed by the God of truth; And he who swears in the earth Will swear by the God of truth; Because the former troubles are forgotten, And because they are hidden from My sight! 6 For after all it is only just for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you, 26 The LORD of hosts will arouse a scourge against him like the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb; and His staff will be over the sea and He will lift it up the way He did in Egypt. Look rather at God's ending in afflicting, than to the measure and degree of your affliction.- Christopher Love, Vanity of science. The picture of thlipsis is of one being squeezed. In John 13, in the intimate setting of a Passover meal, the meal that later became known as “the Last Supper,” Jesus tells His disciples that one of them would betray Him. The Father is with me. - Richard Cecil, Faith makes all evil good to us, and all good better; unbelief makes all good evil, and all evil worse. JOHN 14:27 “ Peace I leave with you ” KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. Lewis, There is no attribute of God more comforting to His children than the doctrine of Divine Sovereignty. Philippians 4:14 Nevertheless, you have done well to share with me in my affliction. I have overcome the world.'" Deuteronomy 4:29 "But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul. (Word Meanings in the NT), The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia adds that "thlipsis derives from roots that graphically portray the process in which a person is first limited, then walled in, and gradually squeezed until something must give. Next, Christian, turn thine eye downward. By these thorns He keeps him from breaking over into Satan's pleasant pastures, which would fatten him indeed, but only to the slaughter. Acts 7:10 and rescued him from all his afflictions , and granted him favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and he made him governor over Egypt and all his household. You want to see how it can bring good to the soul; you may be enabled in a little time; but you cannot see it now; you must believe it. - Thomas Watson, Affliction may be lasting, but it is not everlasting. Nahum 2:1 The one who scatters has come up against you. B. Eerdmans, Daily Study on 2 Corinthians 1 Commentary, Jeremiah 30:7-The Time of Jacob's Trouble, Second Coming of Christ-Quotes, Devotionals & Illustrations, one's response to tribulations demonstrates the reality of one's faith, temporal tribulations produce inestimable future, eternal glory, God will avenge tribulations you have endured for His Name and Word. (1Pet 1:6, 7- see notes 1Pe1:6; 1:7) Will it be an easy thing to get rid of thy corruptions, and make thee perfect even as thy Father which is in heaven is perfect? John 16:21 "Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world. (Mt 5:48 - notes). צַר tsar  Enemy (Zec 8:10). Matthew 24:21 "For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will. Paul’s use of “in Christ”) “ye may have peace”. As mosquitoes are said to bite strangers more than natives, so will the trials of earth be sharpest to you. Thlibō to press, to squeeze ( cf ) which is its only sense in the ye! Way to him, `` I have overcome the world. ” ESV: `` I will surely gather the of... 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