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14 Bible Verses about Bereavement, Expression Of

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Genesis 37:34

And Jacob tore his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days.

Psalm 31:9

Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: my eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my body.

Deuteronomy 34:8

And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.

1 Samuel 2:33

And any man of yours, whom I shall not cut off from my altar, shall consume your eyes, and grieve your heart: and all the increase of your house shall die in the flower of their age.

2 Samuel 1:17

And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son:

2 Samuel 3:31-34

And David said to Joab, and to all the people that were with him, Tear your clothes, and gird you with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. And king David himself followed the coffin. And they buried Abner in Hebron: and the king lifted up his voice, and wept at the grave of Abner; and all the people wept. And the king lamented over Abner, and said, Died Abner as a fool dies?read more.
Your hands were not bound, nor your feet put into fetters: as a man falls before wicked men, so fell you. And all the people wept again over him.

2 Samuel 14:2

And Joab sent to Tekoah, and brought from there a wise woman, and said unto her, I pray you, pretend to be a mourner, and put on now mourning apparel, and anoint not yourself with oil, but be as a woman that had a long time mourned for the dead:

2 Chronicles 35:25

And Jeremiah lamented for Josiah: and all the singing men and the singing women spoke of Josiah in their lamentations to this day, and made them an ordinance in Israel: and, behold, they are written in the lamentations.

Psalm 35:14

I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourns for his mother.

Isaiah 16:7

Therefore shall Moab wail for Moab, everyone shall wail: for the foundations of Kirhareseth shall you mourn; surely they are stricken.

Lamentations 3:48

My eye runs down with rivers of water for the destruction of the daughter of my people.

Ezekiel 24:17

Forbear to cry, make no mourning for the dead, bind the turban of your head upon you, and put on your shoes upon your feet, and cover not your lips, and eat not man's bread of sorrow.

Zechariah 12:10

And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

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