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Theasaurus: Despair

45 Bible Verses about Despair

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2 Corinthians 1:8

For we do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, as to our tribulation which happened to us in Asia, that we were excessively pressed beyond our power, so as to despair even of living.

Job 6:26

Do ye imagine to reprove words? The speeches of one that is desperate are indeed for the wind.

Psalm 27:13

Unless I had believed to see the goodness of Jehovah in the land of the living ...!

Ecclesiastes 2:20

Then I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labour wherewith I had laboured under the sun.

Psalm 88:15

I am afflicted and expiring from my youth up; I suffer thy terrors, and I am distracted.

Psalm 43:5

Why art thou cast down, my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God; for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Jeremiah 17:16

But as for me, I have not hastened from being a shepherd in following thee, neither have I desired the fatal day, thou knowest: that which came out of my lips was before thy face.

Job 6:14

For him that is fainting kindness is meet from his friend; or he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.

Psalm 42:11

Why art thou cast down, my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God; for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

2 Corinthians 1:10

who has delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver; in whom we confide that he will also yet deliver;

Ezekiel 4:16

And he said unto me, Son of man, behold, I break the staff of bread in Jerusalem; and they shall eat bread by weight, and with anxiety; and they shall drink water by measure, and with astonishment:

Isaiah 9:1

Nevertheless the darkness shall not be as when the distress was in the land, at the time he at first lightly, and afterwards heavily, visited the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations:

Job 9:23

If the scourge kill suddenly, he mocketh at the trial of the innocent.

Psalm 130:1

{A Song of degrees.} Out of the depths do I call upon thee, Jehovah.

Psalm 18:6

In my distress I called upon Jehovah, and I cried out to my God; he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, into his ears.

Psalm 61:2

From the end of the earth will I call unto thee, when my eart is overwhelmed: thou wilt lead me on to a rock which is too high for me.

Ezekiel 30:3

For the day is at hand, yea, the day of Jehovah is at hand, a day of clouds; it shall be the time of the nations.

Isaiah 19:9

And they that work in fine flax, and they that weave white stuffs shall be ashamed.

1 Samuel 4:20

And as she was dying, the women that stood by her said, Fear not; for thou hast borne a son. But she did not answer, neither did she take it to heart.

Hosea 2:15

And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope; and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.

1 Samuel 27:1

And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul: there is nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape into the land of the Philistines; and Saul will despair of me to seek me any more within all the limits of Israel, and I shall escape out of his hand.

Psalm 42:6

My God, my soul is cast down within me; therefore do I remember thee from the land of the Jordan, and the Hermons, from mount Mizar.

Isaiah 57:16

For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth; for the spirit would fail before me, and the souls which I have made.

Ezekiel 12:19

and say unto the people of the land, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah concerning the inhabitants of Jerusalem, in the land of Israel: They shall eat their bread with anxiety, and drink their water with astonishment, because her land shall be left desolate of all that is in it, for the violence of all them that dwell therein.

Job 38:16

Hast thou entered as far as the springs of the sea? and hast thou walked in the recesses of the deep?

Psalm 142:6

Attend unto my cry, for I am brought very low; deliver me from my persecutors, for they are stronger than I.

Deuteronomy 28:65

And among these nations shalt thou have no rest, neither shall the sole of thy foot have a resting-place, and Jehovah shall give thee there a trembling heart, languishing of the eyes, and pining of the soul.

Zephaniah 1:14

The great day of Jehovah is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly. The voice of the day of Jehovah: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly.

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Despair » General references to

Exodus 6:9

And Moses spoke thus to the children of Israel; but they did not listen to Moses from anguish of spirit, and from hard service.

Deuteronomy 28:34

And thou shalt be mad through the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.

More verses: Ezekiel 37:11 Acts 27:20

Despair » Leads men to desire death

Numbers 11:15

And if thou deal thus with me, slay me, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, that I may not behold my wretchedness.

1 Kings 19:4

And he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a certain broom-bush, and requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough: now, Jehovah, take my life; for I am not better than my fathers.

Job 3:21

Who long for death, and it cometh not, and dig for it more than for hidden treasures;

Job 7:15

So that my soul chooseth strangling, death, rather than my bones.

Jeremiah 8:3

And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue that remain of this evil family, in all the places whither I have driven those that remain, saith Jehovah of hosts.

More verses: Jonah 4:3 Revelation 9:6

Despair » Sometimes drives men to suicide

2 Samuel 17:23

And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his ass, and arose and went to his house, to his city, and gave charge to his household, and hanged himself, and he died; and he was buried in the sepulchre of his father.

Acts 1:18

(This man then indeed got a field with the reward of iniquity, and, having fallen down headlong, burst in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.

1 Kings 16:18

And it came to pass when Zimri saw that the city was taken, that he went into the citadel of the king's house, and burned the king's house over him with fire;

1 Samuel 31:4

Then said Saul to his armour-bearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through with it; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armour-bearer would not; for he was much afraid. So Saul took the sword and fell on it.

Despair » Produced in the wicked by divine judgments

Deuteronomy 28:34

And thou shalt be mad through the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.

Deuteronomy 28:67

In the morning thou shalt say, Would that it were even! and in the evening thou shalt say, Would that it were morning! through the fright of thy heart wherewith thou shalt be in terror, and through the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.

Despair » Leads to » Blasphemy

Isaiah 8:21

And they shall pass through it, hard pressed and hungry; and it shall come to pass when they are hungry, they will fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and will gaze upward:

Revelation 16:10-11

And the fifth poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast; and its kingdom became darkened; and they gnawed their tongues with distress, and blasphemed the God of the heaven for their distresses and their sores, and did not repent of their works.

Despair » Leads to » Continuing in sin

Jeremiah 2:25

Withhold thy foot from being unshod, and thy throat from thirst. But thou saidst, There is no hope; no, for I love strangers, and after them will I go.

Jeremiah 18:12

But they say, There is no hope; for we will walk after our own devices, and we will each one do according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.

Despair » Saints sometimes tempted to

Despair » Trust in God, a preservative against

Psalm 42:11

Why art thou cast down, my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God; for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Despair » Saints enabled to overcome

2 Corinthians 4:8-9

every way afflicted, but not straitened; seeing no apparent issue, but our way not entirely shut up; persecuted, but not abandoned; cast down, but not destroyed;

Despair » Exemplified » Cain

Genesis 4:13-14

And Cain said to Jehovah, My punishment is too great to be borne. Behold, thou hast driven me this day from the face of the ground, and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a wanderer and fugitive on the earth; and it will come to pass, that every one who finds me will slay me.

Despair » Shall seize upon the wicked at the appearing of Christ

Revelation 6:16

and they say to the mountains and to the rocks, Fall on us, and have us hidden from the face of him that sits upon the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb;

Despair » Exemplified » Ahithophel

2 Samuel 17:23

And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his ass, and arose and went to his house, to his city, and gave charge to his household, and hanged himself, and he died; and he was buried in the sepulchre of his father.

Despair » Exemplified » Judas

Topics on Despair

Despair, Description Of

19;42;5

Why art thou cast down, my soul, and art disquieted in me? hope in God; for I shall yet praise him, for the health of his countenance.

Despair, Remedies For

19;42;5

Why art thou cast down, my soul, and art disquieted in me? hope in God; for I shall yet praise him, for the health of his countenance.