Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

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Bible References

The sorrow

Genesis 4:13
And Cain said to LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear.
Genesis 30:1
And when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no sons, Rachel envied her sister, and she said to Jacob, Give me sons, or else I die.
1 Samuel 30:6
And David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters. But David strengthened himself in LORD his God.
2 Samuel 13:4
And he said to him, Why, O son of the king, are thou emaciated this way from day to day? Will thou not tell me? And Amnon said to him, I love Tamar, my brother Absalom's sister.
2 Samuel 17:23
And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey, and arose, and got home to his city, and set his house in order, and hanged himself. And he died, and was buried in the sepulcher of his father.
1 Kings 21:4
And Ahab came into his house heavy and displeased because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him, for he had said, I will not give thee the inheritance of my fathers. And he laid himself down upon his bed, and tu
Proverbs 15:13
A glad heart makes a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.
Proverbs 17:22
A cheerful heart is a good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.
Proverbs 18:14
The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity, but a broken spirit who can bear?
Jonah 4:9
And God said to Jonah, Do thou well to be angry for the gourd? And he said, I do well to be angry, even to death.
Matthew 27:4
saying, I sinned, having betrayed innocent blood. But they said, What is it to us? See thou to it.
Hebrews 12:17
For ye also know that wanting afterward to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place of repentance, though having sought it with tears.

General references

Matthew 5:4
Blessed are those who mourn, because they will be comforted.