Provoke – from the Holy Bible (KJV)


I am no preacher, but, am a prime sinner and living in this world in HIS mercy. For a sinner like me too, when I read “The Holy Bible” KJV,  the following verses were given in the context of “Provoke”  from The Holy Bible – From Genesis till Revelation.

WordWeb Meaning for “Provoke”

Verb: provoke  pru’vowk

  1. Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    “provoke pity“;
    arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise
  2. Make appear or occur
    “Her behaviour provoked a quarrel between the couple“;
    evoke, call forth, kick up
  3. Provide the needed stimulus for
  4. Annoy continually or chronically
    “This man provokes his female co-workers“;
    harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy,
    chevvy [non-standard], beset, plague, molest

Derived forms: provoked, provoking, provokes

Type of: annoy, bother, cause, chafe, challenge, create, devil,
do, engender, get at, get to, gravel [US],
irritate, make, nark [Brit], nettle, rag, rile, vex

Encyclopedia: Provoke

Provoke. . .  in Old Testament

Exo 23:21 Beware of him, and obey his voice,
provoke him not;
for he will not pardon your transgressions:
for my name  is in him.

Num 14:11 And the LORD said unto Moses,
How long will this people provoke me?
and how long will it be ere they believe me,
for all the signs which I have shewed among them?

Num 14:23 Surely they shall not see the land
which I sware unto their fathers,
neither shall any of them that provoked me see it:

Num 14:24 But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him,
and hath followed me fully,
him will I bring into the land whereinto he went;
and his seed shall possess it.

Num 16:30 But if the LORD make a new thing,
and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up,
with all that  appertain unto them,
and they go down quick into the pit;
then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD.

Deu 4:25 When thou shalt beget children, and children’s children,
and ye shall have remained long in the land,
and shall corrupt  yourselves,
and make a graven image,
or the likeness of any  thing,
and shall do evil in the sight of the LORD thy God,
to provoke him to anger:

26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day,
that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land
whereunto ye go over Jordan to possess it;
ye shall not prolong  your days upon it,
but shall utterly be destroyed.

Deu 9:7 Remember,  and forget not,
how thou provokedst the LORD thy God to wrath in the wilderness:
from the day that thou didst depart out of the land of Egypt,
until ye came unto this place,
ye have been rebellious against the LORD.

Deu 9:8 Also in Horeb ye provoked the LORD to wrath,
so that the LORD was angry with you to have destroyed you.

Deu 9:18 And I fell down before the LORD, as at the first,
forty days and forty nights:
I did neither eat bread, nor drink water,
because of all your sins which ye sinned,
in doing wickedly in the sight of the LORD,
to provoke him to anger.

Deu 9:22 And at Taberah, and at Massah, and at Kibrothhattaavah,
ye provoked the LORD to wrath.

Deu 31:20 For when I shall have brought them into the land
which I sware unto their fathers,
that floweth with milk and honey;
and they shall have eaten and filled themselves,
and waxen fat;
then will they turn unto other gods,
and serve them,
and provoke me,
and break my covenant.

Deu 31:29 For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt  yourselves,
and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you;
and evil will befall you in the latter days;
because ye will do evil in the sight of the LORD,
to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.

Deu 32:16 They provoked him to jealousy with strange  gods,
with abominations provoked they him to anger.

Deu 32:21 They have moved me to jealousy with  that which is not God;
they have provoked me to anger with their vanities:
and I will move them to jealousy with  those which are not a people;
I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.

Jdg 2:12 And they forsook the LORD God of their fathers,
which brought them out of the land of Egypt,
and followed other gods, of the gods of the people
that  were round about them,
and bowed themselves unto them,
and provoked the LORD to anger.

1Sa 1:6 And her adversary also provoked her sore,
for to make her fret,
because the LORD had shut up her womb.

1Sa 1:7 And  as he did so year by year,
when she went up to the house of the LORD,
so she provoked her; therefore she wept, and did not eat.

1Ki 14:9 But hast done evil above all that were before thee:
for thou hast gone and made thee other gods,
and molten images,
to provoke me to anger,
and hast cast me behind thy back:

1Ki 14:22 And Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD,
and they provoked him to jealousy with their sins
which they had committed,
above all that their fathers had done.

1Ki 15:30 Because of the sins of Jeroboam which he sinned,
and which he made Israel sin,
by his provocation wherewith he provoked the LORD God of Israel to anger.

1Ki 16:2 Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of the dust,
and made thee prince over my people Israel;
and thou hast walked in the way of Jeroboam,
and hast made my people Israel to sin,
to provoke me to anger with their sins;

3 Behold, I will take away the posterity of Baasha,
and the posterity of his house;
and will make thy house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat.

1Ki 16:26 For he walked in all the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat,
and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin,
to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger with their vanities.

1Ki 16:33 And Ahab made a grove;
and Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger
than all the kings of Israel that were before him.

1Ki 21:22 And will make thine house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat,
and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah,
for the provocation wherewith thou hast provoked  me to anger,
and made Israel to sin.

1Ki 22:53 For he served Baal, and worshipped him,
and provoked to anger the LORD God of Israel,
according to all that his father had done.

2Ki 17:11 And there they burnt incense in all the high places,
as  did the heathen whom the LORD carried away before them;
and wrought wicked things to provoke the LORD to anger:

12 For they served idols, whereof the LORD had said unto them,
Ye shall not do this thing.

2Ki 17:17 And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire,
and used divination
and enchantments,
and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD,
to provoke him to anger.

2Ki 21:6 And he made his son Ithrough the fire,
and observed times,
and used enchantments,
and dealt with familiar spirits
and wizards:
he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the LORD,
to provoke  him to anger.

2Ki 21:15 Because they have done  that which was evil in my sight,
and have provoked me to anger,
since the day their fathers came forth out of Egypt,
even unto this day.

2Ki 22:17 Because they have forsaken me,
and have burned incense unto other gods,
that they might provoke me to anger
with all the works of their hands;
therefore my wrath shall be kindled against this place,
and shall not be quenched.

2Ki 23:19 And all the houses also of the high places that  were in the cities of Samaria,
which the kings of Israel had made to provoke  the LORD to anger,
Josiah took away,
and did to them according to all the acts that he had done in Bethel.

2Ki 23:26 Notwithstanding the LORD turned not
from the fierceness of his great wrath,
wherewith his anger was kindled against Judah,
because of all the provocations
that Manasseh had provoked him withal.

1Ch 21:1 And Satan stood up against Israel,
and provoked David to number Israel.

2Ch 28:25 And in every several city of Judah
he made high places to burn incense unto other gods,
and provoked to anger the LORD God of his fathers.

2Ch 33:6 And he caused his children
to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom:
also he observed times,
and used enchantments,
and used witchcraft,
and dealt with a familiar spirit,
and with wizards:
he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD,
to provoke him to anger.

2Ch 34:25 Because they have forsaken me,
and have burned incense unto other gods,
that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands;
therefore my wrath shall be poured out upon this place,
and shall not be quenched.

Ezr 5:12 But after that our fathers had provoked the God of heaven unto wrath,
he gave them into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, the Chaldean,
who destroyed this house,
and carried the people away into Babylon.

Neh 4:5 And cover not their iniquity,
and let not their sin be blotted out from before thee:
for they have provoked  thee to anger before the builders.

Job 12:6 The tabernacles of robbers prosper,
and they that provoke God are secure;
into whose hand God bringeth  abundantly.

Psa 78:40 How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness,
and grieve him in the desert!

Psa 78:56 Yet they tempted and provoked the most high God,
and kept not his testimonies:

Psa 78:58 For they provoked him to anger with their high places,
and moved him to jealousy with their graven images.

Psa 106:7 Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt;
they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies;
but provoked  him at the sea,
even at the Red sea.

Psa 106:29 Thus they provoked  him to anger with their inventions:
and the plague brake in upon them.

Psa 106:33 Because they provoked his spirit,
so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.

Psa 106:43 Many times did he deliver them;
but they provoked  him with their counsel,
and were brought low for their iniquity.

Pro 20:2 The fear of a king  is as the roaring of a lion:
whoso provoketh him to anger
sinneth  against his own soul.

Isa 1:4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity,
a seed of evildoers,
children that are corrupters:
they have forsaken the LORD,
they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger,
they are gone away backward.

Isa 3:8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen:
because their tongue and their doings  are against the LORD,
to provoke the eyes of his glory.

Isa 65:3 A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face;
that sacrificeth in gardens,
and burneth incense upon altars of brick;

4 Which remain among the graves,
and lodge in the monuments,
which eat swine’s flesh,
and broth of abominable  things is in their vessels;
5 Which say, Stand by thyself,
come not near to me;
for I am holier than thou.
These  are a smoke in my nose,
a fire that burneth all the day.

Jer 7:18 The children gather wood,
and the fathers kindle the fire,
and the women knead  their dough,
to make cakes to the queen of heaven,
and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods,
that they may provoke me to anger.

Jer 7:19 Do they provoke me to anger? saith the LORD:
do they not  provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces?

Jer 8:19 Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people
because of them that dwell in a far country:
Is not the LORD in Zion?
is not her king in her?
Why have they provoked me to anger with their graven images,
and with strange vanities?

Jer 11:17 For the LORD of hosts, that planted thee,
hath pronounced evil against thee,
for the evil of the house of Israel and of the house of Judah,
which they have done against themselves to provoke me to anger
in offering incense unto Baal.

Jer 25:6 And go not after other gods to serve them,
and to worship them,
and provoke me not to anger with the works of your hands;
and I will do you no hurt.

Jer 25:7 Yet ye have not hearkened unto me, saith the LORD;
that ye might provoke me to anger
with the works of your hands to your own hurt.

Jer 32:29 And the Chaldeans, that fight against this city,
shall come and set fire on this city,
and burn it with the houses,
upon whose roofs they have offered incense unto Baal,
and poured out drink offerings unto other gods,
to provoke me to anger.

Jer 32:30 For the children of Israel
and the children of Judah have only done evil before me from their youth:
for the children of Israel have only provoked me to anger
with the work of their hands, saith the LORD.

Jer 32:32 Because of all the evil of the children of Israel
and of the children of Judah,
which they have done to provoke me to anger,
they, their kings, their princes, their priests, and their prophets,
and the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

Jer 44:3 Because of their wickedness
which they have committed to provoke me to anger,
in that they went to burn incense,
and to serve other gods,
whom they knew not,
neither they, ye,
nor your fathers.

Jer 44:8 In that ye provoke me unto wrath with the works of your hands,
burning incense unto other gods in the land of Egypt,
whither ye be gone to dwell,
that ye might cut yourselves off,
and that ye might be a curse
and a reproach among all the nations of the earth?

Eze 8:3 And he put forth the form of an hand,
and took me by a lock of mine head;
and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven,
and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem,
to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north;
where  was the seat of the image of jealousy,
which provoketh to jealousy.

Eze 8:17 Then he said unto me,
Hast thou seen  this, O son of man?
Is it a light thing to the house of Judah
that they commit the abominations
which they commit here?
for they have filled the land with violence,
and have returned to provoke me to anger:
and, lo, they put the branch to their nose.

Eze 16:26 Thou hast also committed fornication
with the Egyptians thy neighbours,
great of flesh; and hast increased thy whoredoms,
to provoke me to anger.

Hos 12:14 Ephraim provoked  him to anger most bitterly:
therefore shall he leave his blood upon him,
and his reproach shall his Lord return unto him.

Zec 8:14 For thus saith the LORD of hosts;
As I thought to punish you,
when your fathers provoked me to wrath,
saith the LORD of hosts,
and I repented not:

15 So again have I thought in these days to do well
unto Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: fear ye not.

Provoke. . . from the New Testament

Luk 11:53 And as he said these things unto them,
the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge  him vehemently,
and to provoke him to speak of many things:

Rom 10:19 But I say, Did not Israel know?
First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy
by  them that are no people,
and by a foolish nation I will anger you.

Rom 11:11 I say then, Have they stumbled
that they should fall? God forbid:
but  rather through their fall
salvation  is come unto the Gentiles,
for to provoke them to jealousy.

Rom 11:14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation
them which are my flesh,
and might save some of them.

1Co 10:22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy?
are we stronger than he?

1Co 13:5 Doth not behave itself unseemly,
seeketh not her own,
is not easily provoked,
thinketh no evil;

6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity,
but rejoiceth in the truth;
7 Beareth all things,
believeth all things,
hopeth all things,
endureth all things.

2Co 9:2 For I know the forwardness of your mind,
for which I boast of you to them of Macedonia,
that Achaia was ready a year ago;
and your zeal hath provoked very many.

Eph 6:4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath:
but bring them up in the nurture
and admonition of the Lord.

Col 3:21 Fathers, provoke not your children  to anger,
lest they be discouraged.

Heb 3:16 For some, when they had heard, did provoke:
howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.

Heb 10:24 And let us consider one another
to provoke unto love and to good works:

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About David Mathi Raj
I am engaged in the computer field since 1977, particularly in Documentation, Desktop Publishing & Training field since 1986. The design work provides me creative satisfaction and motivates me to look for more challenging activities. I have a taste for Technical Writing. Presently, I am a Freelancer. My SME (Subject-Matter Expert) is "The Holy Bible (KJV)" and publishing the "Subject" from the Holy Bible only. I use CorelDraw X5 & X6 to create my flyers. I emphasize, that, I am no preacher, I am nothing special, but, an average man. Personally, I am from the bottom of the society, Tamil speaking 'Adhi-Dravida' community in Tamil Nadu, India. Father was Head-master of a municipal Higher Secondary School, passed at the age of 50 (05/05/1922 – 03/07/1972). Mother was a Teacher in a Municipal Higher Secondary School, passed after her retirement (08/04/1927 – 17/12/1993). Now I am living in New Delhi, India.

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