King James Bible Dictionary



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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TROUBLE, verb transitive trub'l. [Latin turbo; turba, a crowd, and perhaps trova, a turn. The primary sense is to turn or to stir, to whirl about, as in Latin turbo, turbinis, a whirlwind. Hence the sense of agitation, disturbance.

1. To agitate; to disturb; to put into confused motion.

God looking forth will trouble all his host.

An angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water. John 5:4.

2. To disturb; to perplex.

Never trouble yourself about those faults which age will cure.

3. To afflict; to grieve; to distress.

Those that trouble me, rejoice when I am moved. Psalms 13:4.

4. To busy; to cause to be much engaged or anxious.

Martha, thou art careful, and troubled about many things. Luke 10:41.

5. To tease; to vex; to molest.

The boy so troubles me,

'Tis past enduring.

6. To give occasion for labor to. I will not trouble you to deliver the letter. I will not trouble myself in this affair.

7. To sue for a debt. He wishes not to trouble his debtors.

TROUBLE, noun trub'l. Disturbance of mind; agitation; commotion of spirits; perplexity; a word of very extensive application.

1. Affliction; calamity.

He shall deliver thee in six troubles. Job 5:6.

Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles. Psalms 25:17.

2. Molestation; inconvenience; annoyance.

Lest the fiend some new trouble raise.

3. Uneasiness; vexation.

4. That which gives disturbance, annoyance or vexation; that which afflicts.

Naves Topical Index
Trouble, Borrowing

Not to be anxious about
Matthew 6:25-34; Mark 5:35-36; John 14:1; John 16:6-7; Philippians 4:6; 1 Peter 5:7
Afflictions and Adversities; Suffering

Instances of:


At the Red Sea
Exodus 14:10-12

About water
Exodus 15:23-25; Exodus 17:2-3; Numbers 20:1-13

About food
Exodus 16:2-3; Numbers 11:4-33

When Moses tarried in the mount
Exodus 32:1

When the spies brought their adverse report
Numbers 13:28-29; Numbers 13:31-33; Numbers 14:1-12

Elijah under the juniper tree and in the cave
1 Kings 19:4-15

The disciples:

As to how the multitude could be fed
Matthew 14:15; Mark 6:37

In the tempest, when Jesus was asleep in the ship
Matthew 8:23-26; Mark 4:36-39; Luke 8:22-24

When Jesus was crucified
Luke 24:4-9; Luke 24:24-31; Luke 24:36-40

Mary at the sepulchre
John 20:11-17

The people in the shipwreck
Acts 27:22-25; Acts 27:30-36

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TROUBLED, participle passive trub'ld. Disturbed; agitated; afflicted; annoyed; molested.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TROUBLER, noun trub'ler. One who disturbs; one who afflicts or molests; a disturber; as a troubler of the peace.

The rich troublers of the world's repose.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TROUBLESOME, adjective trub'lsome. Giving trouble or disturbance; molesting; annoying; vexatious. In warm climates, insects are very troublesome

1. Burdensome; tiresome; wearisome.

My mother will never be troublesome to me.

2. Giving inconvenience to. I wish not to be troublesome as a guest.

3. Teasing; importunate; as a troublesome applicant.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TROUBLESOMELY, adverb trub'lsomely. In a manner or degree to give trouble; vexatiously.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TROUBLESOMENESS, noun trub'lsomeness.

1. Vexatiousness; the quality of giving trouble or of molesting.

2. Unseasonable intrusion; importunity.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TROUBLE-STATE, noun A disturber of the community. [Not used.]