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14 Bible Verses about Bereavement, Expression Of

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Genesis 37:34

Then Jacob tore his clothes, put sackcloth around his waist, and mourned for his son many days.

Psalm 31:9

Be gracious to me, Lord,
because I am in distress;
my eyes are worn out from angry sorrow—
my whole being as well.

Deuteronomy 34:8

The Israelites wept for Moses in the plains of Moab 30 days. Then the days of weeping and mourning for Moses came to an end.

1 Samuel 2:33

Any man from your family I do not cut off from My altar will bring grief and sadness to you. All your descendants will die violently.

2 Samuel 1:17

David sang the following lament for Saul and his son Jonathan,

2 Samuel 3:31-34

David then ordered Joab and all the people who were with him, “Tear your clothes, put on sackcloth, and mourn over Abner.” And King David walked behind the funeral procession. When they buried Abner in Hebron, the king wept aloud at Abner’s tomb. All the people wept, and the king sang a lament for Abner:Should Abner die as a fool dies?read more.
Your hands were not bound,
your feet not placed in bronze shackles.
You fell like one who falls victim to criminals.And all the people wept over him even more.

2 Samuel 14:2

So Joab sent someone to Tekoa to bring a clever woman from there. He told her, “Pretend to be in mourning: dress in mourning clothes and don’t put on any oil. Act like a woman who has been mourning for the dead for a long time.

2 Chronicles 35:25

Jeremiah chanted a dirge over Josiah, and all the singing men and singing women still speak of Josiah in their dirges to this very day. They established them as a statute for Israel, and indeed they are written in the Dirges.

Psalm 35:14

I went about grieving as if for my friend or brother;
I was bowed down with grief,
like one mourning a mother.

Isaiah 16:7

Therefore let Moab wail;
let every one of them wail for Moab.
Mourn, you who are completely devastated,
for the raisin cakes of Kir-hareseth.

Lamentations 3:48

My eyes flow with streams of tears
because of the destruction of my dear people.

Ezekiel 24:17

Groan quietly; do not observe mourning rites for the dead. Put on your turban and strap your sandals on your feet; do not cover your mustache or eat the bread of mourners.”

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