|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (a.) Rough; disagreeable; grating
2. (a.) disagreeable to the touch.
3. (a.) disagreeable to the taste.
4. (a.) disagreeable to the ear.
5. (a.) Unpleasant and repulsive to the sensibilities; austere; crabbed; morose; abusive; abusive; severe; rough.
6. (a.) Having violent contrasts of color, or of light and shade; lacking in harmony.
Harsh (20 Occurrences)
Luke 19:21 For I feared thee because thou art a harsh man: thou takest up what thou hast not laid down, and thou reapest what thou hast not sowed. (DBY)
Luke 19:22 He says to him, Out of thy mouth will I judge thee, wicked bondman: thou knewest that I am a harsh man, taking up what I have not laid down and reaping what I have not sowed. (DBY)
2 Corinthians 13:10 because of this, these things -- being absent -- I write, that being present, I may not treat 'any' sharply, according to the authority that the Lord did give me for building up, and not for casting down. (See NIV)
Colossians 2:23 (which have indeed an appearance of wisdom in voluntary worship, and humility, and harsh treatment of the body, not in a certain honour,) to the satisfaction of the flesh. (DBY NIV)
Colossians 3:19 Married men, be affectionate to your wives, and do not treat them harshly. (Root in WEY RSV NIV)
1 Peter 2:18 Servants, be in subjection to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the wicked. (See NIV)
Jude 1:15 To be the judge of all, and to give a decision against all those whose lives are unpleasing to him, because of the evil acts which they have done, and because of all the hard things which sinners without fear of God have said against him. (See NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 6:9 And Moses speaketh so unto the sons of Israel, and they hearkened not unto Moses, for anguish of spirit, and for harsh service. (YLT)
Deuteronomy 28:59 then Yahweh will make your plagues wonderful, and the plagues of your seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance. (See NIV)
1 Samuel 25:3 And the name of the man 'is' Nabal, and the name of his wife Abigail, and the woman 'is' of good understanding, and of fair form, and the man 'is' hard and evil 'in' doings; and he 'is' a Calebite. (See NAS)
1 Kings 12:4 Thy father made hard our yoke, and thou, now, make light 'some' of the hard service of thy father, and his heavy yoke that he put upon us, and we serve thee.' (See NIV)
1 Kings 14:6 And it cometh to pass, at Ahijah's hearing the sound of her feet 'as' she came in to the opening, that he saith, 'Come in, wife of Jeroboam, why is this -- thou art making thyself strange? and I am sent unto thee 'with' a sharp thing: (See NAS)
2 Chronicles 10:4 Thy father made our yoke sharp, and now, make light 'somewhat' of the sharp service of thy father, and of his heavy yoke that he put upon us, and we serve thee.' (See NIV)
Proverbs 13:15 Good understanding giveth favor; But the way of the transgressor is hard. (See JPS)
Proverbs 15:1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. (WEB NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 14:3 And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give thee rest from thy travail, and from thy trouble, and from the hard service wherein thou wast made to serve, (See NAS)
Isaiah 21:2 A hard vision hath been declared to me, The treacherous dealer is dealing treacherously, And the destroyer is destroying. Go up, O Elam, besiege, O Media, All its sighing I have caused to cease. (See NAS)
Isaiah 66:4 So I will go after trouble for them, and will send on them what they are fearing: because no one made answer to my voice, or gave ear to my word; but they did what was evil in my eyes, going after that in which I took no pleasure. (See NIV)
Lamentations 1:3 Judah has been taken away as a prisoner because of trouble and hard work; her living-place is among the nations, there is no rest for her: all her attackers have overtaken her in a narrow place. (See NAS NIV)
Daniel 2:15 he answered Arioch the king's captain, Why is the decree so urgent from the king? Then Arioch made the thing known to Daniel. (See NIV)