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26 Bible Verses about Desire For Death

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Job 3:11

"Why did I not die at birth? [Why] did I [not] come forth from [the] womb and expire?

Job 10:18

So why did you bring me forth from the womb? I should have passed away, {and no eye should have seen me}.

Jeremiah 20:14-18

Cursed be [the] day [on] which I was born, let not the day [on] which my mother gave birth to me be blessed. Cursed be the man who brought the news [to] my father, {saying}, "A child is born to you, a son!" and he made him very glad. And let that man be like the cities that Yahweh demolished without regret, and let him hear a cry for help in the morning, and an alarm at the time of noon.read more.
Because he did not kill me in [the] womb, so that my mother would have been for me my grave, and [her] womb [would be] pregnant forever. {Why} did I come out from [the] womb, to see toil, and sorrow, and [to] {end my days in shame}?

2 Samuel 1:9

He said to me, 'Please stand over me and kill me, for convulsions have seized me, even though my life [is still] in me.'

Job 6:8

"{O that} my request may come, and [that] God may grant my hope,

Job 6:9

that God would decide that he would crush me, [that] he would let loose his hand and {kill me}.

Job 14:13

"{O that} you would conceal me in Sheol, [that] you would hide me {until your wrath is past}, [that] you would appoint a set time for me and remember me.

1 Kings 19:4

Then he went into the wilderness one day's journey, and he went and sat under a certain broom tree. Then {he asked Yahweh that he might die}, and he said, "It is enough now, Yahweh; take my life, for I am no better than my ancestors."

Jonah 4:8

{And when the sun rose}, God appointed a scorching east wind, and the sun beat down on Jonah's head and he grew faint. {And he asked that he could die} and said, "My death [is] better than my 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 preferred to life by all the remaining of this evil clan in all the remaining places where I have driven them away," {declares} Yahweh.

Job 3:21

who wait for death, but {it does not come}, and search [for] it more than [for] treasures,

Ecclesiastes 4:2

So I deemed the dead who have already died more [fortunate] than the living who are still alive.

Exodus 16:3

And the {Israelites} said to them, "{If only we had died} by the hand of Yahweh in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat, when we ate bread {until we were full}, because you have brought us out to this desert to kill all of this assembly with hunger."

Numbers 14:2

And all the {Israelites} grumbled against Moses and Aaron, and all the community said to them, "If only we had died in the land of Egypt or in this desert!

Numbers 20:3

And the people quarreled with Moses and spoke, saying, "If only we died when our brothers were dying {before} Yahweh!

2 Samuel 18:33

The king was upset, and he went up to the upper room of the gate and wept. He said as he went, "My son, Absalom, my son, my son, Absalom. {If only} I had died instead of you, Absalom, my son, my son."

Job 3:22

who rejoice {exceedingly}, [and] they are glad when they find [the] grave?

Job 11:20

But [the] eyes of [the] wicked will fail; and refuge will be lost to them, and their hope [is] {to breathe their last breath}."

Hosea 10:8

The high places of Aven, the sin of Israel, will be destroyed. Thorn and thistle will grow on their altars. They will say to the mountains, "Cover us," and to the hills, "Fall on us."

Amos 9:2

If they dig into Sheol, from there my hand will take them, and [even] if they climb up [to] heaven, from there I will bring them down.

Psalm 41:5

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

Psalm 71:10

For my enemies talk concerning me, and those who watch for my life conspire together,

2 Samuel 19:6

by loving those who hate you and hating those who love you. Indeed, you have made clear this day that you have no [regard for your] commanders or officers, for I have realized today that [were] Absalom alive, and all of us were dead, then [that would] have been right in your eyes!

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