|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. i.) To give utterance to expression of grief, pain, censure, regret. etc.; to lament; to murmur; to find fault; -- commonly used with of. Also, to creak or squeak, as a timber or wheel.
2. (v. i.) To make a formal accusation; to make a charge.
3. (v. t.) To lament; to bewail.
Complain (19 Occurrences)
Luke 15:2 and this led the Pharisees and the Scribes indignantly to complain, saying, "He gives a welcome to notorious sinners, and joins them at their meals!" (WEY)
Luke 19:7 When they all saw this, they began to complain with indignation. "He has gone in to be the guest of a notorious sinner!" they said. (WEY)
2 Corinthians 12:9 but His reply has been, "My grace suffices for you, for power matures in weakness." Most gladly therefore will I boast of my infirmities rather than complain of them--in order that Christ's power may overshadow me. (WEY)
Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak in respect to lack, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content in it. (See RSV)
James 5:9 Complain not one against another, brethren, that ye be not judged. Behold, the judge stands before the door. (DBY NAS)
Numbers 11:1 The people were complaining in the ears of Yahweh. When Yahweh heard it, his anger was kindled; and Yahweh's fire burnt among them, and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp. (Root in WEB KJV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 21:22 It shall be, when their fathers or their brothers come to complain to us, that we will say to them,'Grant them graciously to us, because we didn't take for each man his wife in battle, neither did you give them to them, otherwise you would now be guilty.'" (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
2 Samuel 19:28 For all my father's house were but dead men before my lord the king; yet you set your servant among those who ate at your own table. What right therefore have I yet that I should cry any more to the king?" (See NAS)
Job 7:11 "Therefore I will not keep silent. I will speak in the anguish of my spirit. I will complain in the bitterness of my soul. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Job 31:38 If my land cry against me, or that the furrows likewise thereof complain; (KJV WBS)
Job 33:13 Why do you strive against him, because he doesn't give account of any of his matters? (See NAS NIV)
Psalms 55:17 Evening, and morning, and at noonday, will I complain, and moan; And he will hear my voice. (ASV JPS NAS RSV)
Psalms 77:3 I remember God, and I groan. I complain, and my spirit is overwhelmed. Selah. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS)
Isaiah 29:24 They also that err in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmur shall learn instruction. (See NIV)
Isaiah 40:27 Why do you say, O Jacob, such words as these, O Israel, The Lord's eyes are not on my way, and my God gives no attention to my cause? (See NIV)
Isaiah 56:3 And let not the man from a strange country, who has been joined to the Lord, say, The Lord will certainly put a division between me and his people: and let not the unsexed man say, See, I am a dry tree. (See NIV)
Jeremiah 2:29 Why will you put forward your cause against me? You have all done evil against me, says the Lord. (See RSV)
Jeremiah 12:1 You are in the right, O Lord, when I put my cause before you: still let me take up with you the question of your decisions: why does the evil-doer do well? why are the workers of deceit living in comfort? (See RSV)
Lamentations 3:39 Why does a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)