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Example sentences for "afflictions"

Lexicographically close words:
afflict; afflicted; afflicteth; afflicting; affliction; afflictive; afflicts; affluence; affluent; affluents
  1. But it is fit and proper that I should relate at length, under their several heads, the sorrows and afflictions as they came to pass.

  2. I don't complain about my afflictions as a general thing, Lucy, but I would have given anything that day if my hearing had been as good as it used to be.

  3. Let us, therefore, remember that in all our afflictions God has some merciful design, the execution of which will contribute to the temporal and eternal welfare of our home.

  4. But we should not only refrain from murmuring, but meekly submit to the providential afflictions of our home.

  5. Thou knowest him, Damascus, and hast known him in seasons of trouble as one learned in the afflictions of man; wise alike to take counsel for the suffering spirit or for the suffering body.

  6. Yet even in the Old Testament, if you listen to David's harp, you shall hear as many hearse-like airs as carols; and the pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Salomon.

  7. As brethren and sisters in the faith, they took a deep interest in each other's prosperity; and they regarded the afflictions of any single disciple as a calamity which had befallen the whole society.

  8. As it is, I am oppressed with care, and with the afflictions which heaven has seen fit to heap upon me.

  9. Three letters of Charles Spencer's had been, in the afflictions of the house, only answered by a brief line.

  10. In a word, Ellen, my very existence is in your hands; for I will not live to witness all the terrible afflictions that my accursed folly will have entailed upon ourselves, as well as upon others!

  11. And yet it is necessary to meet my afflictions face to face!

  12. All these afflictions were meant to chasten them, teach them, bring them back to Him.

  13. In all their afflictions he was afflicted, even as his Lord was after him.

  14. He was afflicted in all David's afflictions, in the afflictions of all mankind.

  15. It may be asked, can weak man stop a pestilence; can a mortal’s puny hand retard the afflictions of the Almighty?

  16. What then are the few light afflictions endured in this life, when compared with "an eternal weight of glory," awarded to the faithful in that which is to come?

  17. They gave themselves up to an excess of jealousy, which not only disturbed their joy, but was the cause of great troubles and afflictions to the queen consort their younger sister.

  18. My mother-in-law reproached me, saying, "No afflictions befell them till I came into the house.

  19. On the contrary, I felt the tenderness of compassion for them, and had more pain for those afflictions which I innocently caused to them, than for any which they had heaped upon me.

  20. I have the first time yet to hear her murmur or complain; but I have often heard her say: "These light afflictions which are but for a moment, are working for me a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.

  21. In sickness or health, adversity or prosperity, in afflictions and all trials we can possess our souls in patience.

  22. The work of my mother may be divided in at least three parts, viz: In her family, in the neighborhood, and in herself, in enduring afflictions and triumphing over them.

  23. Likewise afflictions are inflicted because of present sin, since in the saints they mortify and extinguish concupiscence, so that they may be renewed by the Spirit, as Paul says, Rom.

  24. And in such terrors and other afflictions this faith ought to grow and be strengthened.

  25. And although afflictions still remain, yet Scripture interprets these as the mortifications of present sin [to kill and humble the old Adam], and not as the compensations of eternal death or as prices for eternal death.

  26. This is the richest consolation in all afflictions [physical or spiritual, in life or in death as all godly persons know].

  27. They call upon God, they give thanks to God, they bear afflictions for their confession, they produce good works for the glory of Christ.

  28. Who with sufficient patience bears the afflictions imposed by God?

  29. For this doctrine alone preserves Christian consciences in afflictions and anguish of death.

  30. It is the part of a good servant to share in the afflictions of his master.

  31. Yes, to seek your friends, That in afflictions wander now.

  32. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.

  33. As in books, so it is in life, we profit more by the afflictions of the righteous Job, than by the felicities of the luxurious Solomon.

  34. I now began to think the very afflictions of Job had come upon me," wrote Mrs. Judson.

  35. The effect of these repeated and heavy afflictions was to further develop her character, and to increase the devotion and self-sacrifice with which she gave herself to works of benevolence and to the extension of the Saviour's kingdom.

  36. Yet in all these afflictions she showed a spirit of holy resignation.

  37. Besides the constant annoyance from her implacable mother-in-law and the ill-tempered behaviour of her husband, heavy afflictions befell her.

  38. The afflictions of your memorialists have already been overwhelming, too much for humanity, too much for American citizens to endure without complaint.

  39. There is something so awe-inspiring in great afflictions that even in the worst times the first emotion of a crowd has generally been to sympathize with the sufferer in a great catastrophe.

  40. The afflictions that I bear are of another kind, though ones that you shall more easily, I am sure, relieve.

  41. God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions which you endure.

  42. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but Yahweh delivers him out of them all.

  43. The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "afflictions" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.