14 Bible Verses about Bereavement, Expression Of
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Then Jacob tore his clothes, put on sackcloth, and mourned for his son many days.
Have mercy on me, for I am in distress! My eyes grow dim from suffering. I have lost my strength.
The Israelites mourned for Moses in the deserts of Moab for thirty days; then the days of mourning for Moses ended.
Any one of you that I do not cut off from my altar, I will cause your eyes to fail and will cause you grief. All of those born to your family will die in the prime of life.
Then David chanted this lament over Saul and his son Jonathan.
David instructed Joab and all the people who were with him, "Tear your clothes! Put on sackcloth! Lament before Abner!" Now King David followed behind the funeral bier. So they buried Abner in Hebron. The king cried loudly over Abner's grave and all the people wept too. The king chanted the following lament for Abner: "Should Abner have died like a fool?read more.
Your hands were not bound, and your feet were not put into irons. You fell the way one falls before criminals." All the people wept over him again.
So Joab sent to Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman. He told her, "Pretend to be in mourning and put on garments for mourning. Don't anoint yourself with oil. Instead, act like a woman who has been mourning for the dead for some time.
Jeremiah composed laments for Josiah which all the male and female singers use to mourn Josiah to this very day. It has become customary in Israel to sing these; they are recorded in the Book of Laments.
I mourned for them as I would for a friend or my brother. I bowed down in sorrow as if I were mourning for my mother.
So Moab wails over its demise -- they all wail! Completely devastated, they moan about what has happened to the raisin cakes of Kir Hareseth.
Streams of tears flow from my eyes because my people are destroyed.
Groan in silence for the dead, but do not perform mourning rites. Bind on your turban and put your sandals on your feet. Do not cover your lip and do not eat food brought by others."
"I will pour out on the kingship of David and the population of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication so that they will look to me, the one they have pierced. They will lament for him as one laments for an only son, and there will be a bitter cry for him like the bitter cry for a firstborn.
In fact he became so ill that he nearly died. But God showed mercy to him -- and not to him only, but also to me -- so that I would not have grief on top of grief.
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