26 Bible Verses about Desire For Death
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In those days people will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, but death will flee from them.
May the day I was born
May the day my mother bore me
never be blessed. May the man be cursed
who brought the news to my father, saying,
“A male child is born to you,”
bringing him great joy. Let that man be like the cities
the Lord demolished without compassion.
Let him hear an outcry in the morning
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because he didn’t kill me in the womb
so that my mother might have been my grave,
her womb eternally pregnant. Why did I come out of the womb
to see only struggle and sorrow,
to end my life in shame?
but he went on a day’s journey into the wilderness. He sat down under a broom tree and prayed that he might die. He said, “I have had enough! Lord, take my life, for I’m no better than my fathers.”
And now, Lord, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.”
As the sun was rising, God appointed a scorching east wind. The sun beat down so much on Jonah’s head that he almost fainted, and he wanted to die. He said, “It’s better for me to die than to live.”
Death will be chosen over life by all the survivors of this evil family, those who remain wherever I have banished them.” This is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts.
The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the Lord’s hand in the land of Egypt, when we sat by pots of meat and ate all the bread we wanted. Instead, you brought us into this wilderness to make this whole assembly die of hunger!”
All the Israelites complained about Moses and Aaron, and the whole community told them, “If only we had died in the land of Egypt, or if only we had died in this wilderness!
The king was deeply moved and went up to the gate chamber and wept. As he walked, he cried, “My son Absalom! My son, my son Absalom! If only I had died instead of you, Absalom, my son, my son!”
But the sight of the wicked will fail.
Their way of escape will be cut off,
and their only hope is their last breath.
The high places of Aven, the sin of Israel,
will be destroyed;
thorns and thistles will grow over their altars.
They will say to the mountains, “Cover us!”
and to the hills, “Fall on us!”
You love your enemies and hate those who love you! Today you have made it clear that the commanders and soldiers mean nothing to you. In fact, today I know that if Absalom were alive and all of us were dead, it would be fine with you!