28 Bible Verses about Hope, Results Of Its Absence
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If I hope for the grave to be my home, if I spread out my bed in darkness, If I cry to corruption, 'You are my father,' and to the worm, 'My Mother,' or 'My sister,' where then is my hope? And my hope, who sees it?
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is like a tree of life.
For we are resident foreigners and nomads in your presence, like all our ancestors; our days are like a shadow on the earth, without security.
What is my strength, that I should wait? and what is my end, that I should prolong my life?
My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle and they come to an end without hope.
I am oppressed and have been on the verge of death since my youth. I have been subjected to your horrors and am numb with pain. Your anger overwhelms me; your terrors destroy me. They surround me like water all day long; they join forces and encircle me.read more.
You cause my friends and neighbors to keep their distance; those who know me leave me alone in the darkness.
Those who make clothes from combed flax will be embarrassed; those who weave will turn pale.
Indeed Sheol does not give you thanks; death does not praise you. Those who descend into the pit do not anticipate your faithfulness.
For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, regarding the affliction that happened to us in the province of Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of living.
For the music director; according to the tune "Morning Doe;" a psalm of David. My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? I groan in prayer, but help seems far away. My God, I cry out during the day, but you do not answer, and during the night my prayers do not let up.
So I said, "My endurance has expired; I have lost all hope of deliverance from the Lord."
Then he said to me, "Son of man, these bones are all the house of Israel. Look, they are saying, 'Our bones are dry, our hope has perished; we are cut off.'
while he went a day's journey into the desert. He went and sat down under a shrub and asked the Lord to take his life: "I've had enough! Now, O Lord, take my life. After all, I'm no better than my ancestors."
"Why does God give light to one who is in misery, and life to those whose soul is bitter, to those who wait for death that does not come, and search for it more than for hidden treasures,
Then Rebekah said to Isaac, "I am deeply depressed because of these daughters of Heth. If Jacob were to marry one of these daughters of Heth who live in this land, I would want to die!"
But if you are going to deal with me like this, then kill me immediately. If I have found favor in your sight then do not let me see my trouble."
If I say, "My bed will comfort me, my couch will ease my complaint," then you scare me with dreams and terrify me with visions, so that I would prefer strangling, and death more than life.
However, I will leave some of these wicked people alive and banish them to other places. But wherever these people who survive may go, they will wish they had died rather than lived," says the Lord who rules over all.
So now, Lord, kill me instead, because I would rather die than live!"
In those days people will seek death, but will not be able to find it; they will long to die, but death will flee from them.
Against hope Abraham believed in hope with the result that he became the father of many nations according to the pronouncement, "so will your descendants be."
Instead, they tried to row back to land, but they were not able to do so because the storm kept growing worse and worse. So they cried out to the Lord, "Oh, please, Lord, don't let us die on account of this man! Don't hold us guilty of shedding innocent blood. After all, you, Lord, have done just as you pleased."
So now, tell the people of Judah and the citizens of Jerusalem this: The Lord says, 'I am preparing to bring disaster on you! I am making plans to punish you. So, every one of you, stop the evil things you have been doing. Correct the way you have been living and do what is right.' But they just keep saying, 'We do not care what you say! We will do whatever we want to do! We will continue to behave wickedly and stubbornly!'"
When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and a violent storm continued to batter us, we finally abandoned all hope of being saved.
So Judas threw the silver coins into the temple and left. Then he went out and hanged himself.
Saul said to his armor bearer, "Draw your sword and stab me with it! Otherwise these uncircumcised people will come, stab me, and torture me." But his armor bearer refused to do it, because he was very afraid. So Saul took his sword and fell on it.
When Ahithophel realized that his advice had not been followed, he saddled his donkey and returned to his house in his hometown. After setting his household in order, he hanged himself. So he died and was buried in the grave of his father.
When Zimri saw that the city was captured, he went into the fortified area of the royal palace. He set the palace on fire and died in the flames.
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