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28 Bible Verses about Hope, Results Of Its Absence

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Job 17:13-15

"If my hope were that my house is the afterlife itself, if I were to make my bed in darkness, if I call out to the Pit, "You're my father!' or say to the worm, "My mother!' or "My sister!' where would my hope be? "And speaking of my hope, who would notice it?

1 Chronicles 29:15

For we are aliens and vagrants in your presence, as were all of our ancestors. Our days on the earth pass away like shadows, and we have no hope.

Job 6:11

"Do I have the strength to wait? And why should I be patient?

Psalm 88:15-18

Since my youth I have been oppressed and in danger of death. I bear your dread and am overwhelmed. Your burning anger overwhelms me; your terrors destroy me. Like waters, they engulf me all day long; they surround me on all sides.read more.
You caused my friend and neighbor to shun me; and my acquaintances are confused. An instruction. By Ethan, the Ezrahite

Isaiah 19:9

The workers in combed flax and the weavers of white linen will be in despair.

Isaiah 38:18

For Sheol cannot thank you, death cannot sing your praise; and those who go down to the Pit cannot hope for your faithfulness.

2 Corinthians 1:8

For we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, about the suffering we experienced in Asia. We were so crushed beyond our ability to endure that we even despaired of living.

Psalm 22:1-2

My God! My God! Why have you abandoned me? Why are you so far from delivering me from my groaning words? My God, I cry out to you throughout the day, but you do not answer; and throughout the night, but I have no rest.

Lamentations 3:18

So I say, "My strength is gone as is my hope in the LORD."

Ezekiel 37:11

"These bones represent the entire house of Israel," the LORD explained to me. "Look how they keep saying, "Our bones are dried up, and our future is lost. We've been completely eliminated!'

1 Kings 19:4

and ran for a day's journey deep into the wilderness. He found a juniper tree, sat down under it, and prayed that he could die. He asked God, "Enough! LORD! Take my life, because I'm not better than my ancestors!"

Job 3:20-21

"Why does God give light to the sufferer or life to the bitter person: To those who are longing for death even though it does not come? To those who search for it more than for hidden treasure?

Genesis 27:46

Rebekah also told herself, "Heth's daughters are making me tired of living. If Jacob marries one of Heth's daughters, and she turns out to be just like these other local women, what kind of life would there be left for me?"

Numbers 11:15

If this is how you treat me, please kill me right now, if I've found favor in your eyes, because I don't want to keep staring at all of this misery!"

Job 7:13-15

For I've said, "My bed will comfort me; my couch will ease my burdens while I complain.' But then you scared me with dreams; you terrified me with visions. I would rather die by strangulation than continue living.

Jeremiah 8:3

"In all the places where the people remain, where I've banished them, death will be chosen over life by all the remnant that remains of this evil family," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.

Romans 4:18

Hoping in spite of hopeless circumstances, he believed that he would become "the father of many nations," just as he had been told: "This is how many descendants you will have."

Jonah 1:13-14

Even so, the crewmen rowed hard to bring the ship toward dry land, but they were unsuccessful, because the sea was growing more and more stormy. At last they cried out to the LORD, "Please, LORD, do not let us perish because of this man's life, and do not hold us responsible for innocent blood, because you, LORD, have done what pleased you."

Jeremiah 18:11-12

"Now say to the people of Judah and to the residents of Jerusalem, "This is what the LORD says: "Look, I'm designing a disaster just for you, and I'm making plans against you. Each one of you must repent from his evil way. Make your ways and deeds right."' But they'll say, "It's useless! We will follow our plans and each of us will pursue his own evil desires.'

Acts 27:20

For a number of days neither the sun nor the stars were to be seen, and the storm continued to rage until at last all hope of our being saved vanished.

Matthew 27:5

But they replied, "What do we care? Attend to that yourself." Then he flung the pieces of silver into the sanctuary, went outside, ran away, and hanged himself.

1 Samuel 31:4

Saul told his armor bearer, "Draw your sword and run me through with it, or these uncircumcised people will come and run me through and make sport of me." But his armor bearer did not want to do it because he was very frightened, so Saul took the sword and fell on it.

2 Samuel 17:23

Meanwhile, when Ahithophel observed that his counsel was not being acted upon, he saddled his donkey, got up, and left for his hometown. Leaving behind a set of orders for his household, he hanged himself. After his death he was buried in his father's tomb.

1 Kings 16:18

When Zimri observed that the city had been captured, he retreated into the king's palace, set fire to the citadel, and died when the palace burned down around him

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