complain - as recorded in Encarta Dictionary

1) express unhappiness about something:  to express unhappiness about something
2) to accuse somebody of doing something illegal or undesirable, or make a protest about something

complain's synonyms = object, protest, grumble, murmur, grouse, carp, gripe, whine, nag

For the kingdom of Heaven is like a man, a housemaster, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard. And when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the marketplace. And he said to them, You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you. And they went. And he went out about the sixth and ninth hour and did likewise. And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing idle, and said to them, Why do you stand here all day idle? They said to him, Because no one has hired us. He said to them, You also go into the vineyard, and you shall receive whatever is right. So when evening had come, the lord of the vineyard said to his steward, Call the laborers and pay them their wage, beginning from the last to the first. And when they who were hired about the eleventh hour came, they each one received a denarius. But when the first came, they supposed that they would received more; and they also each one received a denarius. And receiving it they murmured against the master of the house, saying, These last have worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden and heat of the day. But he answered one of them and said, Friend, I do you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? Take yours, and go; I will give to this last one the same as to you. Is it not lawful for me to do what I want with my own? Is your eye evil because I am good? So the last shall be first, and the first last, for many are called, but few are chosen.  Matthew 20:1-16

Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.  Matthew 23:12

Stop grumbling among yourselves, Jesus answered.  John 6:43

Let your love be perfectly sincere. Regard with horror what is evil; cling to what is right. Love each other as brothers and sisters and honor others more than you do yourself. Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Be joyful in hope, patient in trouble, and persistent in prayer. Share what you have with God's people who are in need. Be hospitable. Bless those who persecute you. Keep on blessing them, and never curse them. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Live in harmony with each other. Don't be arrogant, but be friendly to humble people. Don't think that you are smarter than you really are. Repay no one evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. As much as it is possible, live in peace with everyone. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.  Romans 12:9-21

But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.  1 Corinthians 8:9

Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.  1 Corinthians 10:9-10

But the fruit of the Spirit is: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, meekness, self-control; against such things there is no law.  Galatians 5:22-23

And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:  Hebrews 10:4

Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith  Hebrews 12:1-2

Everything you say should be kind and well thought out so that you know how to answer everyone.  Colossians 4:6

Let nothing be done through strife or vain glory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.  Philippians 2:3

Do all things without complaining and disputing.  Philippians 2:14

My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.  1 John 3:18

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.  1 John 4:7

My dear friends, we must love each other. Love comes from God, and when we love each other, it shows that we have been given new life. We are now God's children, and we know him.  1 John 4:7

Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.  1 Peter 4:9

If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.  James 1:26

If a person thinks that he is religious but can't control his tongue, he is fooling himself. That person's religion is worthless.  James 1:26

                                            Jeremy Brown 2002
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