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Desire For Death

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Revelation 9:6

And in those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, and death flees from them.

Job 3:11

"Why did I not die at birth, Come forth from the womb and expire?

Job 10:18

'Why then have You brought me out of the womb? Would that I had died and no eye had seen me!

Jeremiah 20:14-18

Cursed be the day when I was born; Let the day not be blessed when my mother bore me! Cursed be the man who brought the news To my father, saying, "A baby boy has been born to you!" And made him very happy. But let that man be like the cities Which the LORD overthrew without relenting, And let him hear an outcry in the morning And a shout of alarm at noon; read more.
Because he did not kill me before birth, So that my mother would have been my grave, And her womb ever pregnant. Why did I ever come forth from the womb To look on trouble and sorrow, So that my days have been spent in shame?

2 Samuel 1:9

"Then he said to me, 'Please stand beside me and kill me, for agony has seized me because my life still lingers in me.'

Job 6:8

"Oh that my request might come to pass, And that God would grant my longing!

Job 6:9

"Would that God were willing to crush me, That He would loose His hand and cut me off!

Job 14:13

"Oh that You would hide me in Sheol, That You would conceal me until Your wrath returns to You, That You would set a limit for me and remember me!

1 Kings 19:4

But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree; and he requested for himself that he might die, and said, "It is enough; now, O LORD, take my life, for I am not better than my fathers."

Jonah 4:8

When the sun came up God appointed a scorching east wind, and the sun beat down on Jonah's head so that he became faint and begged with all his soul to die, saying, "Death is better to me than life."

Luke 23:30

"Then they will begin TO SAY TO THE MOUNTAINS, 'FALL ON US,' AND TO THE HILLS, 'COVER US.'

Jeremiah 8:3

"And death will be chosen rather than life by all the remnant that remains of this evil family, that remains in all the places to which I have driven them," declares the LORD of hosts.

Job 3:21

Who long for death, but there is none, And dig for it more than for hidden treasures,

Ecclesiastes 4:2

So I congratulated the dead who are already dead more than the living who are still living.

Exodus 16:3

The sons of Israel said to them, "Would that we had died by the LORD'S hand in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat, when we ate bread to the full; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger."

Numbers 14:2

All the sons of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron; and the whole congregation said to them, "Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or would that we had died in this wilderness!

Numbers 20:3

The people thus contended with Moses and spoke, saying, "If only we had perished when our brothers perished before the LORD!

2 Samuel 18:33

The king was deeply moved and went up to the chamber over the gate and wept. And thus he said as he walked, "O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son!"

Job 3:22

Who rejoice greatly, And exult when they find the grave?

Job 11:20

"But the eyes of the wicked will fail, And there will be no escape for them; And their hope is to breathe their last."

Hosea 10:8

Also the high places of Aven, the sin of Israel, will be destroyed; Thorn and thistle will grow on their altars; Then they will say to the mountains, "Cover us!" And to the hills, "Fall on us!"

Amos 9:2

"Though they dig into Sheol, From there will My hand take them; And though they ascend to heaven, From there will I bring them down.

Psalm 41:5

My enemies speak evil against me, "When will he die, and his name perish?"

Psalm 71:10

For my enemies have spoken against me; And those who watch for my life have consulted together,

2 Samuel 19:6

by loving those who hate you, and by hating those who love you. For you have shown today that princes and servants are nothing to you; for I know this day that if Absalom were alive and all of us were dead today, then you would be pleased.

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