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117 Bible Verses About Complaining

Here are 117 Bible verses about complaining from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Philippians 2:14 KJV

Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

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James 5:9 KJV

Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.

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1 Peter 4:9 KJV

Use hospitality one to another without grudging.

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1 Corinthians 10:10 KJV

Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.

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1 Thessalonians 5:18 KJV

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

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Ephesians 4:29 KJV

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

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Romans 12:2 KJV

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

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Exodus 16:8 KJV

And Moses said, This shall be, when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that the LORD heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against him: and what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against the LORD.

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Psalms 106:25 KJV

But murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the LORD.

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Romans 8:28 KJV

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

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Philippians 2:12-16 KJV

Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.

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Proverbs 17:22 KJV

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

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Job 2:10 KJV

But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

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Philippians 2:15 KJV

That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

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Hebrews 13:5 KJV

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

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Numbers 11:1 KJV

And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp.

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Genesis 3:12 KJV

And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

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Philippians 4:11-12 KJV

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

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Numbers 21:4-6 KJV

And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way. And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread. And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.

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Isaiah 53:7 KJV

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

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Exodus 16:7 KJV

And in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the LORD; for that he heareth your murmurings against the LORD: and what are we, that ye murmur against us?

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Exodus 15:24 KJV

And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?

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1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 KJV

Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

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1 Timothy 2:8 KJV

I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

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Exodus 15:22 KJV

So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.

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Romans 15:13 KJV

Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

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Philippians 4:11-13 KJV

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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Proverbs 19:3 KJV

The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.

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Numbers 14:27 KJV

How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me.

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Philippians 4:11 KJV

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

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John 6:61 KJV

When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?

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Job 1:22 KJV

In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

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Philippians 4:8 KJV

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

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Philippians 4:4 KJV

Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.

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James 4:1-3 KJV

From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

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1 John 1:9 KJV

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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Romans 1:21 KJV

Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

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James 1:17 KJV

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

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Philippians 4:7 KJV

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

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1 Peter 5:7 KJV

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

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Numbers 11:4 KJV

And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat?

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Luke 5:30 KJV

But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners?

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Jude 1:16 KJV

These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.

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Exodus 14:11-12 KJV

And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt? Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.

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John 6:41 KJV

The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.

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Ephesians 1:11 KJV

In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

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Exodus 16:2-3 KJV

And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness: And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.

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Proverbs 13:10 KJV

Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

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Philippians 2:16 KJV

Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.

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Job 10:1 KJV

My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

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Acts 6:1 KJV

And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.

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Philippians 2:3 KJV

Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

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Lamentations 3:39 KJV

Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

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Numbers 14:2 KJV

And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!

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Luke 9:51 KJV

And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,

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Matthew 5:16 KJV

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

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John 6:43 KJV

Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.

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Luke 1:37 KJV

For with God nothing shall be impossible.

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Job 1:21 KJV

And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

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Philippians 4:6 KJV

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

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Deuteronomy 32:5 KJV

They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.

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1 Corinthians 10:11 KJV

Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

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1 Corinthians 10:9 KJV

Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.

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Deuteronomy 30:19 KJV

I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

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1 Corinthians 10:1 KJV

Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;

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James 1:2-4 KJV

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

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1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

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Matthew 24:13 KJV

But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

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Numbers 21:5 KJV

And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread.

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James 4:1 KJV

From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?

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Philippians 2:14-18 KJV

Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain. Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all. For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me.

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John 7:12-13 KJV

And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people. Howbeit no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews.

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Philippians 4:8-9 KJV

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

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Numbers 11:1-2 KJV

And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp. And the people cried unto Moses; and when Moses prayed unto the LORD, the fire was quenched.

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Ephesians 5:1 KJV

Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;

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Exodus 16:2 KJV

And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:

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Genesis 4:6 KJV

And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?

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Psalms 144:14 KJV

That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets.

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Matthew 7:1-2 KJV

Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

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Exodus 16:7-8 KJV

And in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the LORD; for that he heareth your murmurings against the LORD: and what are we, that ye murmur against us? And Moses said, This shall be, when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that the LORD heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against him: and what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against the LORD.

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Galatians 5:22-23 KJV

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

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Hebrews 4:12 KJV

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

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Philippians 2:12 KJV

Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

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Proverbs 23:29 KJV

Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?

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Numbers 16:41 KJV

But on the morrow all the congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying, Ye have killed the people of the LORD.

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Proverbs 3:5 KJV

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

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Isaiah 59:1-2 KJV

Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

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Acts 17:10-11 KJV

And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

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Nehemiah 8:1 KJV

And all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that was before the water gate; and they spake unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded to Israel.

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Isaiah 24:11 KJV

There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone.

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Jeremiah 14:2 KJV

Judah mourneth, and the gates thereof languish; they are black unto the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.

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Philippians 4:6-7 KJV

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

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Lamentations 3:38 KJV

Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and good?

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Job 23:1 KJV

Then Job answered and said,

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Exodus 17:2 KJV

Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the LORD?

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Numbers 11:5 KJV

We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick:

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Luke 19:7 KJV

And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.

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Job 7:13 KJV

When I say, My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaint;

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Numbers 14:29 KJV

Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, which have murmured against me,

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Numbers 16:11 KJV

For which cause both thou and all thy company are gathered together against the LORD: and what is Aaron, that ye murmur against him?

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Proverbs 21:19 KJV

It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.

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Isaiah 29:24 KJV

They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.

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Colossians 3:13 KJV

Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

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Psalms 55:17 KJV

Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.

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Deuteronomy 1:27 KJV

And ye murmured in your tents, and said, Because the LORD hated us, he hath brought us forth out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us.

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Job 33:13 KJV

Why dost thou strive against him? for he giveth not account of any of his matters.

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Numbers 14:34 KJV

After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise.

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Mark 9:38 KJV

And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us.

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Deuteronomy 1:34 KJV

And the LORD heard the voice of your words, and was wroth, and sware, saying,

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Exodus 17:7 KJV

And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the chiding of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the LORD, saying, Is the LORD among us, or not?

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Exodus 16:3 KJV

And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.

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Exodus 17:3 KJV

And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, Wherefore is this that thou hast brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?

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Job 21:4 KJV

As for me, is my complaint to man? and if it were so, why should not my spirit be troubled?

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Job 9:27 KJV

If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness, and comfort myself:

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Job 31:38 KJV

If my land cry against me, or that the furrows likewise thereof complain;

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Psalms 55:2 KJV

Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;

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1 Corinthians 6:1 KJV

Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?

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