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Theasaurus: Despair

45 Bible Verses about Despair

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2 Corinthians 1:8

For we don't desire to have you uninformed, brothers, concerning our affliction which happened to us in Asia, that we were weighed down exceedingly, beyond our power, so much that we despaired even of life.

Job 6:26

Do you intend to reprove words, since the speeches of one who is desperate are as wind?

Psalm 27:13

I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of Yahweh in the land of the living.

2 Corinthians 2:7

so that on the contrary you should rather forgive him and comfort him, lest by any means such a one should be swallowed up with his excessive sorrow.

Ecclesiastes 2:20

Therefore I began to cause my heart to despair concerning all the labor in which I had labored under the sun.

Psalm 88:15

I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up. While I suffer your terrors, I am distracted.

Psalm 43:5

Why are you in despair, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God! For I shall still praise him: my Savior, my helper, and my God. For the Chief Musician. By the sons of Korah. A contemplative psalm.

Jeremiah 17:16

As for me, I have not hurried from being a shepherd after you; neither have I desired the woeful day; you know: that which came out of my lips was before your face.

Job 6:14

"To him who is ready to faint, kindness should be shown from his friend; even to him who forsakes the fear of the Almighty.

Psalm 42:11

Why are you in despair, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God! For I shall still praise him, the saving help of my countenance, and my God.

2 Corinthians 1:10

who delivered us out of so great a death, and does deliver; on whom we have set our hope that he will also still deliver us;

Ezekiel 4:16

Moreover he said to me, Son of man, behold, I will break the staff of bread in Jerusalem: and they shall eat bread by weight, and with fearfulness; and they shall drink water by measure, and in dismay:

Isaiah 9:1

But there shall be no more gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time, he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali; but in the latter time he has made it glorious, by the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.

Job 9:23

If the scourge kills suddenly, he will mock at the trial of the innocent.

Psalm 130:1

Out of the depths I have cried to you, Yahweh.

Psalm 18:6

In my distress I called on Yahweh, and cried to my God. He heard my voice out of his temple. My cry before him came into his ears.

Psalm 61:2

From the end of the earth, I will call to you, when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

Ezekiel 30:3

For the day is near, even the day of Yahweh is near; it shall be a day of clouds, a time of the nations.

Isaiah 19:9

Moreover those who work in combed flax, and those who weave white cloth, will be confounded.

1 Samuel 4:20

About the time of her death the women who stood by her said to her, "Don't be afraid; for you have brought forth a son." But she didn't answer, neither did she regard it.

Hosea 2:15

I will give her vineyards from there, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope; and she will respond 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

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 escape into the land of the Philistines; and Saul will despair of me, to seek me any more in all the borders of Israel. So shall I escape out of his hand."

Psalm 42:6

My God, my soul is in despair within me. Therefore I remember you from the land of the Jordan, the heights of Hermon, from the hill Mizar.

Isaiah 57:16

For I will not contend forever, neither will I be always angry; for the spirit would faint before me, and the souls who I have made.

Ezekiel 12:19

and tell the people of the land, Thus says the Lord Yahweh concerning the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the land of Israel: They shall eat their bread with fearfulness, and drink their water in dismay, that her land may be desolate, [and despoiled] of all that is therein, because of the violence of all those who dwell therein.

Job 38:16

"Have you entered into the springs of the sea? Or have you walked in the recesses of the deep?

Psalm 142:6

Listen to my cry, for I am in desperate need. deliver me from my persecutors, For they are stronger than me.

Deuteronomy 28:65

Among these nations you shall find no ease, and there shall be no rest for the sole of your foot: but Yahweh will give you there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and pining of soul;

Zephaniah 1:14

The great day of Yahweh is near. It is near, and hurries greatly, the voice of the day of Yahweh. The mighty man cries there bitterly.

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Despair » General references to

Exodus 6:9

Moses spoke so to the children of Israel, but they didn't listen to Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.

Deuteronomy 28:34

so that you shall be mad for the sight of your eyes which you shall see.

More verses: Ezekiel 37:11 Acts 27:20

Despair » Leads men to desire death

Numbers 11:15

If you treat me this way, please kill me right now, if I have found favor in your sight; and don't let me see my wretchedness."

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 he requested for himself that he might die, and said, "It is enough. Now, O Yahweh, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers."

Job 3:21

Who long for death, but it doesn't come; and dig for it more than for hidden treasures,

Job 7:15

so that my soul chooses strangling, death rather than my bones.

Jeremiah 8:3

Death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue that remain of this evil family, that remain in all the places where I have driven them, says Yahweh of Armies.

More verses: Jonah 4:3 Revelation 9:6

Despair » Sometimes drives men to suicide

2 Samuel 17:23

When Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey, and arose, and went home, to his city, and set his house in order, and hanged himself; and he died, and was buried in the tomb of his father.

Acts 1:18

Now this man obtained a field with the reward for his wickedness, and falling headlong, his body burst open, and all his intestines gushed out.

1 Kings 16:18

It happened, when Zimri saw that the city was taken, that he went into the castle of the king's house, and burnt the king's house over him with fire, and died,

1 Samuel 31:4

Then Saul said to his armor bearer, "Draw your sword, and thrust me through with it, lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me!" But his armor bearer would not; for he was terrified. Therefore Saul took his sword, and fell on it.

Despair » Produced in the wicked by divine judgments

Deuteronomy 28:34

so that you shall be mad for the sight of your eyes which you shall see.

Deuteronomy 28:67

In the morning you shall say, "I wish it were evening!" and at evening you shall say, "I wish it were morning!" for the fear of your heart which you shall fear, and for the sight of your eyes which you shall see.

Despair » Leads to » Blasphemy

Isaiah 8:21

They will pass through it, very distressed and hungry; and it will happen that when they are hungry, they will worry, and curse by their king and by their God. They will turn their faces upward,

Revelation 16:10-11

The fifth poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom was darkened. They gnawed their tongues because of the pain, and they blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores. They didn't repent of their works.

Despair » Leads to » Continuing in sin

Jeremiah 2:25

"Withhold your foot from being unshod, and your throat from thirst. But you said, 'It is in vain. No, for I have loved strangers, and I will go after them.'

Jeremiah 18:12

But they say, It is in vain; for we will walk after our own devices, and we will do everyone after 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, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God! For I shall still praise him, the saving help of my countenance, and my God.

Despair » Saints enabled to overcome

2 Corinthians 4:8-9

We are pressed on every side, yet not crushed; perplexed, yet not to despair; pursued, yet not forsaken; struck down, yet not destroyed;

Despair » Exemplified » Cain

Genesis 4:13-14

Cain said to Yahweh, "My punishment is greater than I can bear. Behold, you have driven me out this day from the surface of the ground. I will be hidden from your face, and I will be a fugitive and a wanderer in the earth. It will happen that whoever finds me will kill me."

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

Revelation 6:16

They told the mountains and the rocks, "Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb,

Despair » Exemplified » Ahithophel

2 Samuel 17:23

When Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey, and arose, and went home, to his city, and set his house in order, and hanged himself; and he died, and was buried in the tomb of his father.

Despair » Exemplified » Judas

Topics on Despair

Despair, Description Of

19;42;5

Why are you in despair, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God! For I shall still praise him for the saving help of his presence.

Despair, Remedies For

19;42;5

Why are you in despair, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God! For I shall still praise him for the saving help of his presence.