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Related to bestead: bedstead, astutely, ladened
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Men go to God when he is sore bestead, Find him poor and scorned .
The image of a disabled God reminds us that, in Bonhoeffer's words, the God we know through Christ "is sore bestead .
I know the tale of Malory And Arthur sore bestead, In that last battle of the sea, --But Arthur's knights are dead.