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Theasaurus: Despair

45 Bible Verses about Despair

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2 Corinthians 1:8

For we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, concerning our affliction that happened in the [province of] Asia, that we were burdened to an extraordinary degree, beyond [our] strength, so that we were in despair even of living.

Job 6:26

Do you intend to reprove [my] words and [consider the] words of a desperate [man] as wind?

Psalm 27:13

Surely I believe [that I will] see the goodness of Yahweh in [the] land of [the] living.

Ecclesiastes 2:20

So {I began to despair} of all the toil with which I toiled under the sun.

2 Corinthians 1:9

But [we] ourselves had the sentence of death in ourselves, so that we would not be putting confidence in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead,

Psalm 88:15

I [am] afflicted and perishing from [my] youth. I bear your terrors. I am distraught.

Psalm 43:5

Why are you {in despair}, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, because I will again praise him, {my salvation} and my God.

Jeremiah 17:16

But I, I have not run away from being a shepherd {who follows you}, and I have not desired the disastrous day. You, you know the pronouncement of my lips, it was before your face.

Job 6:14

"Loyal love [should come] for the afflicted [from] his friend, even if he forsakes the fear of Shaddai.

Psalm 42:11

Why are you {in despair}, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, because I shall again praise him, {my salvation} and my God.

2 Corinthians 1:10

who delivered us from so great [a risk] of death, and will deliver [us], in whom we have put our hope that he will also deliver [us] again,

Ezekiel 4:16

And he said to me, "Son of man, look, I [am] going to break the {supply} of bread in Jerusalem, and they will eat bread by weight, {anxiously}, and {rationed water}, and they will drink with horror,

Isaiah 9:1

{But there will be no gloom for those who were in distress}. In former times he treated [the] land of Zebulun and Naphtali with contempt, but in the future he will honor the way of the sea beyond the Jordan, Galilee [of] the nations.

Job 9:23

When the whip kills suddenly, he mocks at [the] despair of [the] innocent.

Psalm 130:1

Out of [the] depths I call to you, O Yahweh.

Psalm 18:6

In my trouble I called on Yahweh, and to my God I cried for help. He heard my voice from his temple, and my cry for help came up before his presence into his ears.

Psalm 61:2

From the end of the earth I call to you when my heart grows faint. You will lead me to a rock [that is] higher than I.

Ezekiel 30:3

For a day [is] near; indeed, a day [is] near for Yahweh. A day of cloud, a time of [the] nations it will be.

Isaiah 19:9

And [the] workers of combed flax will be ashamed, and those who weave white linen.

1 Samuel 4:20

Just before the time of her death, those {attending her} said, "Do not fear, for you have given birth to a son." But she did not answer, or {pay any attention}.

Hosea 2:15

From there I will give her her vineyards, and the Valley of Achor as a doorway of hope. And there she will respond, as [in] the days of her youth, just as [in] the day of her coming out of the land of Egypt.

1 Samuel 27:1

Then David {thought to himself}, "Now I will perish one day by the hand of Saul! There is nothing better for me but [that] I must certainly escape to the land of [the] Philistines. Then Saul will desist from searching for me further in all of the territories of Israel, and so I will escape from his hand."

Psalm 42:6

O my God, within me my soul is {in despair}; therefore I remember you from the land of Jordan and the heights of Hermon, from the mountain of Mizar.

Isaiah 57:16

For I will not attack forever, and I will not be angry forever, for [the] spirit will grow faint before me, and [the] breaths [that] I myself I have made.

Ezekiel 12:19

And you must say to the people of the land, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh to the inhabitants of Jerusalem about the land of Israel: "They will eat their food with anxiety and their water they will drink with horror, because their land will be desolate from its fullness because of all the violence of {those who are dwelling in it}.

Job 38:16

"Have you entered into [the] sea's sources? Or have you walked around in [the] recesses of the deep?

Psalm 142:6

Attend to my cry, for I am brought very low. Deliver me from my pursuers, for they are stronger than I.

Deuteronomy 28:65

And among these nations you shall not find rest, and [there] shall not be a resting place for the sole of your foot, and Yahweh shall give you there an anxious heart and a weakening of eyes and a languishing of [your] inner self.

Zephaniah 1:14

The great day of Yahweh draws near; [it is] near and [coming] very swiftly. The sound of the day of Yahweh [is] bitterness; there, a warrior cries out!

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Despair » General references to

Exodus 6:9

And Moses spoke thus to the {Israelites}, but they did not listen to Moses, because of {discouragement} and because of hard work.

Deuteronomy 28:34

You shall become mad {because of what your eyes shall see}.

More verses: Ezekiel 37:11 Acts 27:20

Despair » Leads men to desire death

Numbers 11:15

If this is how you [are] going to treat me, please kill me immediately if I find favor in your eyes, and do not let me see my misery."

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."

Job 3:21

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

Job 7:15

So my inner self will choose strangling-- death more than my {existence}.

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.

More verses: Jonah 4:3 Revelation 9:6

Despair » Sometimes drives men to suicide

2 Samuel 17:23

When Ahithophel saw that his advice [was] not followed, he saddled the donkey, and he set out and went up to his house in his city. {After he set his house in order}, he hanged himself, and he died and was buried in the tomb of his ancestors.

Acts 1:18

(Now this man acquired a field for the wages of [his] wickedness, and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his intestines spilled out.

1 Kings 16:18

It happened that when Zimri saw that the city was taken, he went to the citadel fortress of the house of the king, and he burnt the house of the king over him with fire so that he died.

1 Samuel 31:4

Then Saul said to {his armor bearer}, "Draw your sword and thrust me through with it, so that these uncircumcised do not come and thrust me through and make a fool of me!" But {his armor bearer} [was] not willing [to do so] because he [was] very afraid. So Saul took the sword and fell on it.

Despair » Produced in the wicked by divine judgments

Deuteronomy 28:34

You shall become mad {because of what your eyes shall see}.

Deuteronomy 28:67

In the morning you shall say, '{If only it was evening}!' and in the evening you shall say '{If only it was morning}!' because of the dread of your heart that you shall feel, and because of the sight of your eyes that you shall see.

Despair » Leads to » Blasphemy

Isaiah 8:21

And it will pass through it distressed and hungry, and this shall happen: when it is hungry, it will be enraged, and it will curse its king and its gods, and it will face upwar

Revelation 16:10-11

And the fifth poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became darkened, and they began chewing their tongues because of the pain. And they blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pain and because of their sores, and they did not repent of their deeds.

Despair » Leads to » Continuing in sin

Jeremiah 2:25

Restrain your foot from [being] barefoot, and your throat from thirst. But you said, '[It is] hopeless. No! For I have loved strangers, and after them I will go.'

Jeremiah 18:12

But they will say, '[It is] hopeless, for we will go after our [own] plans, and each one of us will 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 are you {in despair}, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, because I shall again praise him, {my salvation} and my God.

Despair » Saints enabled to overcome

2 Corinthians 4:8-9

We are afflicted in every [way], but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed;

Despair » Exemplified » Cain

Genesis 4:13-14

And Cain said to Yahweh, "My punishment [is] greater than [I can] bear. Look, you have driven me out today from the face of the ground, and from your face I must hide. I will be a wanderer and a fugitive on the earth, and it will happen that 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 who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb,

Despair » Exemplified » Ahithophel

2 Samuel 17:23

When Ahithophel saw that his advice [was] not followed, he saddled the donkey, and he set out and went up to his house in his city. {After he set his house in order}, he hanged himself, and he died and was buried in the tomb of his ancestors.

Despair » Exemplified » Judas

Topics on Despair

Despair, Description Of

19;42;5

Why are you {in despair}, O my soul, and disturbed within me? Hope in God, because I will again praise him, [for] the salvation of his presence.

Despair, Remedies For

19;42;5

Why are you {in despair}, O my soul, and disturbed within me? Hope in God, because I will again praise him, [for] the salvation of his presence.