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Theasaurus: Despair

45 Bible Verses about Despair

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2 Corinthians 1:8

For we don't want you to be unaware, brothers, of our affliction that took place in the province of Asia: we were completely overwhelmed-beyond our strength-so that we even despaired of life.

Job 6:26

Do you think that you can disprove [my] words or that a despairing man's words are [mere] wind?

Ecclesiastes 2:20

So I began to give myself over to despair concerning all my work I had labored at under the sun.

Psalm 88:15

From my youth, I have been afflicted and near death. I suffer Your horrors; I am desperate.

Psalm 43:5

Why am I so depressed? Why this turmoil within me? Put your hope in God, for I will still praise Him, my Savior and my God.

Jeremiah 17:16

But I have not run away from being Your shepherd, and I have not longed for the fatal day. You know my words were spoken in Your presence.

Job 6:14

A despairing man should receive loyalty from his friends, even if he abandons the fear of the Almighty.

Psalm 42:11

Why am I so depressed? Why this turmoil within me? Put your hope in God, for I will still praise Him, my Savior and my God.

2 Corinthians 1:10

He has delivered us from such a terrible death, and He will deliver us; we have placed our hope in Him that He will deliver us again.

Ezekiel 4:16

Then He said to me, "Son of man, I am going to cut off the supply of bread in Jerusalem. They will anxiously eat bread [rationed] by weight and in dread drink water by measure.

Isaiah 9:1

Nevertheless, the gloom of the distressed land will not be like that of the former times when He humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali. But in the future He will bring honor to the Way of the Sea, to the land east of the Jordan, and to Galilee of the nations.

Job 9:23

When disaster brings sudden death, He mocks the despair of the innocent.

Psalm 18:6

I called to the Lord in my distress, and I cried to my God for help. From His temple He heard my voice, and my cry to Him reached His ears.

Psalm 61:2

I call to You from the ends of the earth when my heart is without strength. Lead me to a rock that is high above me,

Ezekiel 30:3

For a day is near; a day belonging to the Lord is near. It will be a day of clouds, a time [of doom] for the nations.

Isaiah 19:9

Those who work with flax will be dismayed; the combers and weavers will turn pale.

1 Samuel 4:20

As she was dying, the women taking care of her said, "Don't be afraid. You've given birth to a son!" But she did not respond, and did not pay attention.

Hosea 2:15

There I will give her vineyards back to her and make the Valley of Achor into a gateway of hope. There she will respond as [she did] in the days of her youth, as in the day she came out of the land of Egypt.

1 Samuel 27:1

David said to himself, "One of these days I'll be swept away by Saul. There is nothing better for me than to escape immediately to the land of the Philistines. Then Saul will stop searching for me everywhere in Israel, and I'll escape from him."

Psalm 42:6

I am deeply depressed; therefore I remember You from the land of Jordan and the peaks of Hermon, from Mount Mizar.

Isaiah 57:16

For I will not accuse [you] forever, and I will not always be angry; for then the spirit would grow weak before Me, even the breath [of man], which I have made.

Ezekiel 12:19

Then say to the people of the land: This is what the Lord God says about the residents of Jerusalem in the land of Israel: They will eat their bread with anxiety and drink their water in dread, for their land will be stripped of everything in it because of the violence of all who live there.

Job 38:16

Have you traveled to the sources of the sea or walked in the depths of the oceans?

Psalm 142:6

Listen to my cry, for I am very weak. Rescue me from those who pursue me, for they are too strong for me.

Deuteronomy 28:65

You will find no peace among those nations, and there will be no resting place for the sole of your foot. There the Lord will give you a trembling heart, failing eyes, and a despondent spirit.

Zephaniah 1:14

The great Day of the Lord is near, near and rapidly approaching. Listen, the Day of the Lord- there the warrior's cry is bitter.

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Despair » General references to

Exodus 6:9

Moses told this to the Israelites, but they did not listen to him because of their broken spirit and hard labor.

Deuteronomy 28:34

You will be driven mad by what you see.

More verses: Ezekiel 37:11 Acts 27:20

Despair » Leads men to desire death

Numbers 11:15

If You are going to treat me like this, please kill me right now. If You are pleased with me, don't let me see my misery [any more]."

1 Kings 19:4

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."

Job 3:21

who wait for death, but it does not come, and search for it more than for hidden treasure,

Job 7:15

so that I prefer strangling, death rather than life in this body.

Jeremiah 8:3

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.

More verses: Jonah 4:3 Revelation 9:6

Despair » Sometimes drives men to suicide

2 Samuel 17:23

When Ahithophel realized that his advice had not been followed, he saddled his donkey and set out for his house in his hometown. He set his affairs in order and hanged himself. So he died and was buried in his father's tomb.

Acts 1:18

Now this man acquired a field with his unrighteous wages; and falling headfirst, he burst open in the middle, and all his insides spilled out.

1 Kings 16:18

When Zimri saw that the city was captured, he entered the citadel of the royal palace and burned down the royal palace over himself. He died

1 Samuel 31:4

Then Saul said to his armor-bearer, "Draw your sword and run me through with it, or these uncircumcised men will come and run me through and torture me." But his armor-bearer would not do it because he was terrified. Then Saul took his sword and fell on it.

Despair » Produced in the wicked by divine judgments

Deuteronomy 28:34

You will be driven mad by what you see.

Deuteronomy 28:67

In the morning you will say, 'If only it were evening!' and in the evening you will say, 'If only it were morning!'-because of the dread you will have in your heart and because of what you will see.

Despair » Leads to » Blasphemy

Isaiah 8:21

They will wander through the land, dejected and hungry. When they are famished, they will become enraged, and, looking upward, will curse their king and their God.

Revelation 16:10-11

The fifth poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed their tongues from pain and blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, yet they did not repent of their actions.

Despair » Leads to » Continuing in sin

Jeremiah 2:25

Keep your feet from going bare and your throat from thirst. But you say: It's hopeless; I love strangers, and I will continue to follow them.

Jeremiah 18:12

But they will say: It's hopeless. We will continue to follow our plans, and each of us will continue to act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart."

Despair » Saints sometimes tempted to

Despair » Trust in God, a preservative against

Psalm 42:11

Why am I so depressed? Why this turmoil within me? Put your hope in God, for I will still praise Him, my Savior and my God.

Despair » Saints enabled to overcome

2 Corinthians 4:8-9

We are pressured in every way but not crushed; we are perplexed but not in despair; we are persecuted but not abandoned; we are struck down but not destroyed.

Despair » Exemplified » Cain

Genesis 4:13-14

But Cain answered the Lord, "My punishment is too great to bear! Since You are banishing me today from the soil, and I must hide myself from Your presence and become a restless wanderer on the earth, whoever finds me will kill me."

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

Revelation 6:16

And they said to the mountains and to the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of the One seated on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb,

Despair » Exemplified » Ahithophel

2 Samuel 17:23

When Ahithophel realized that his advice had not been followed, he saddled his donkey and set out for his house in his hometown. He set his affairs in order and hanged himself. So he died and was buried in his father's tomb.

Despair » Exemplified » Judas

Topics on Despair

Despair, Description Of

19;42;5

Why am I so depressed? Why this turmoil within me? Put your hope in God, for I will still praise Him, my Savior and my God.

Despair, Remedies For

19;42;5

Why am I so depressed? Why this turmoil within me? Put your hope in God, for I will still praise Him, my Savior and my God.

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