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In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.
Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am wasted away: make me well, for even my bones are troubled.
2 Chronicles 6:28
If there is no food in the land, if there is disease, if the fruits of the earth are damaged by heat or water, locust or worm; if their towns are shut in by their attackers: whatever trouble or whatever disease there may be:
Why will you have more and more punishment? why keep on in your evil ways? Every head is tired and every heart is feeble.
When Ephraim saw his disease and Judah his wound, then Ephraim went to Assyria and sent to the great king; but he is not able to make you well or give you help for your wound.
Come, let us go back to the Lord; for he has given us wounds and he will make us well; he has given blows and he will give help.
And all his sons and all his daughters came to give him comfort, but he would not be comforted, saying with weeping, I will go down to the underworld to my son. So great was his father's sorrow for him.
Now when Mordecai saw what was done, pulling off his robe, he put on haircloth, with dust on his head, and went out into the middle of the town, crying out with a loud and bitter cry.
The spirit of a man will be his support when he is ill; but how may a broken spirit be lifted up?
So has the Lord said: In Ramah there is a sound of crying, weeping and bitter sorrow; Rachel weeping for her children; she will not be comforted for their loss.
Then the Jews who were with her in the house, comforting her, when they saw Mary get up quickly and go out, went after her in the belief that she was going to the place of the dead and would be weeping there.