Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and knew him not, they lifted up their voice, and wept; and they rent every one his mantle, and sprinkled dust upon their heads toward heaven.

They rent

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Bible References

Knew him

Job 19:14
My kinsfolk have failed, and my familiar friends have forgotten me.
Ruth 1:19
So those two went until they came to Bethlehem. And it came to pass, when they came to Bethlehem, that all the city was moved about them, and [the women] said, Is this Naomi?
Lamentations 4:7
Her ranking men were purer than snow. They were whiter than milk. They were more ruddy in body than rubies. Their polishing was as of sapphire.

Their voice

Genesis 27:34
When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with an exceedingly great and bitter cry, and said to his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.
Judges 2:4
And it came to pass, when the agent of LORD spoke these words to all the sons of Israel, that the people lifted up their voice, and wept.
1 Samuel 11:4
Then the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul, and spoke these words in the ears of the people. And all the people lifted up their voice, and wept.
1 Samuel 30:4
Then David and the people who were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep.
2 Samuel 13:36
And it came to pass, as soon as he had made an end of speaking, that, behold, the king's sons came, and lifted up their voice, and wept. And the king also and all his servants wept very much.
Esther 4:1
Now when Mordecai knew all that was done, Mordecai tore his clothes, and put on sackcloth with ashes, and went out into the midst of the city, and cried with a loud and a bitter cry.

They rent

Job 1:20
Then Job arose, and tore his robe, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped.

Sprinkled dust upon

Nehemiah 9:1
Now in the twenty-fourth day of this month the sons of Israel were assembled with fasting, and with sackcloth, and earth upon them.
Lamentations 2:10
The elders of the daughter of Zion sit upon the ground. They keep silence. They have cast up dust upon their heads. They have girded themselves with sackcloth. The virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.
Ezekiel 27:30
and shall cause their voice to be heard over thee, and shall cry bitterly, and shall cast up dust upon their heads. They shall wallow themselves in the ashes.
Revelation 18:19
And they cast dust on their heads, and cried out, weeping and mourning, and saying, Alas, alas, the great city in which all who had ships in the sea became rich from her luxuriance! Because in one hour she was devastated.

General references

Genesis 37:34
And Jacob rent his garments, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days.