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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Tribulation

TRIBULA'TION, noun [Latin tribulo, to thrash, to beat.] Severe affliction; distresses of life; vexations. In Scripture, it often denotes the troubles and distresses which proceed from persecution.

When tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, he is offended. Matthew 13:21.

In the world ye shall have tribulation John 16:33.