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26 Bible Verses about Desire For Death

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Job 3:11

Why did I not die from the womb? Why did I not give up the spirit when I came out of the belly?

Job 10:18

Why then hast thou brought me forth out of the womb? Oh that I had given up the spirit and no eye had seen me!

Jeremiah 20:14-18

Cursed be the day in which I was born; do not let the day in which my mother bore me be blessed. Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father, saying, A man child is born unto thee; making him very glad. And let that man be as the cities which the LORD overthrew and did not repent; and let him hear the cry in the morning and the shouting at noontideread more.
because he did not slay me in the womb, and my mother would have been my grave, and her womb perpetual conception. Why did I come forth out of the womb? To see labour and sorrow that my days should be consumed with shame?

2 Samuel 1:9

He said unto me again, Stand, I pray thee, upon me and slay me, for anguish is come upon me, and all my soul is yet in me.

Job 6:8

Oh, that I might have my request and that God would grant me the thing that I long for!

Job 6:9

Even that it would please God to destroy me, that he would let loose his hand and cut me off!

Job 14:13

O that thou would hide me in Sheol, that thou would keep me covered until thy wrath is past, that thou would appoint me a set time 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 desiring to die, he said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life, for I am not better than my fathers.

Jonah 4:8

And it came to pass, when the sun arose, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah that he fainted and wished in his soul to die and said, It is better for me to die than to live.

Luke 23:30

Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.

Jeremiah 8:3

And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of those that remain of this evil generation, in all the places where I have driven those that remain, said the LORD of the hosts.

Job 3:21

who long for death, but it comes not; and search for it more than for hid treasures;

Ecclesiastes 4:2

Therefore I praised the dead who are already dead more than the living who are yet alive.

Exodus 16:3

and the sons of Israel said unto them, It would have been better if we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots and when we ate bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.

Numbers 14:2

And all the sons of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron, and the whole congregation said unto them, Oh, that we might die in the land of Egypt or that we might die in this wilderness!

Numbers 20:3

And the people contended with Moses and spoke, saying, Oh, that we had died when our brethren died before the LORD!

2 Samuel 18:33

Then the king was much moved and went up to the chamber over the gate and wept; and as he went, he said this: O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! I would rather have died instead of thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!

Job 3:22

who rejoice exceedingly and are glad when they can find the grave;

Job 11:20

But the eyes of the wicked shall consume themselves, and they shall have no refuge, and their hope shall be agony of the soul.

Hosea 10:8

And the altars of Aven shall be destroyed, the sin of Israel: the thorn and the thistle shall grow upon their altars; and they shall say to the mountains, Cover us; and to the hills, Fall on us.

Amos 9:2

Though they dig unto Sheol, from there shall my hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, from there I will bring them down;

Psalm 41:5

My enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die and his name perish?

Psalm 71:10

For my enemies speak against me, and those that lay in wait for my soul take counsel together,

2 Samuel 19:6

by loving those who hate thee and hating thy friends. For thou hast declared this day that thou dost not regard thy princes nor thy slaves. For this day I perceive that if Absalom had lived and we had all died today, then this would be right in thine eyes.

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