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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Afflictions

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Common to all (Job 5:7 ; 14:1 ; Psalm 34:19 ); are for the good of men (James 1:2,3,12 ; 2 co 12:7 ) and the glory of God (2 Corinthians 12:7-10 ; 1 Peter 4:14 ), and are to be borne with patience by the Lord's people (Psalm 94:12 ; Proverbs 3:12 ). They are all directed by God (Lamentations 3:33 ), and will result in the everlasting good of his people (2 Corinthians 4:16-18 ) in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:35-39 ).


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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Afflictions'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/a/afflictions.html. 1897.

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