Matt.7.14For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.
Matt.23.4They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger.
Matt.25.24He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed,
Luke.11.46And he said, “Woe to you lawyers also! For you load people with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers.
Luke.11.53As he went away from there, the scribes and the Pharisees began to press him hard and to provoke him to speak about many things,
John.6.60When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?”
Acts.20.35In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
Acts.26.14And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew language, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’
Rom.2.5But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.
Rom.16.6Greet Mary, who has worked hard for you.
Rom.16.12Greet those workers in the Lord, Tryphaena and Tryphosa. Greet the beloved Persis, who has worked hard in the Lord.
Phil.1.23I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better.
Col.4.13For I bear him witness that he has worked hard for you and for those in Laodicea and in Hierapolis.
Heb.5.11About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing.
Heb.10.32But recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings,
2Pet.3.16as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.