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Theasaurus: Lamenting

40 Bible Verses about Lamenting

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2 Samuel 3:33-34

and the king sang a lament for Abner:Should Abner die as a fool dies? Your hands were not bound,
your feet not placed in bronze shackles.
You fell like one who falls victim to criminals.And all the people wept over him even more.

Genesis 50:10

When they reached the threshing floor of Atad, which is across the Jordan, they lamented and wept loudly, and Joseph mourned seven days for his father.

Matthew 2:16-18

Then Herod, when he saw that he had been outwitted by the wise men, flew into a rage. He gave orders to massacre all the male children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old and under, in keeping with the time he had learned from the wise men. Then what was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: A voice was heard in Ramah,
weeping,and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children;
and she refused to be consoled,
because they were no more.

Mark 5:38

They came to the leader’s house, and He saw a commotion—people weeping and wailing loudly.

Luke 8:52

Everyone was crying and mourning for her. But He said, “Stop crying, for she is not dead but asleep.”

Luke 23:27

A large crowd of people followed Him, including women who were mourning and lamenting Him.

John 11:31-33

The Jews who were with her in the house consoling her saw that Mary got up quickly and went out. So they followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to cry there. When Mary came to where Jesus was and saw Him, she fell at His feet and told Him, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died!” When Jesus saw her crying, and the Jews who had come with her crying, He was angry in His spirit and deeply moved.

Psalm 102:1-2

A prayer of an afflicted person who is weak and pours out his lament before the Lord.Lord, hear my prayer;
let my cry for help come before You. Do not hide Your face from me in my day of trouble.
Listen closely to me;
answer me quickly when I call.

2 Chronicles 35:25

Jeremiah chanted a dirge over Josiah, and all the singing men and singing women still speak of Josiah in their dirges to this very day. They established them as a statute for Israel, and indeed they are written in the Dirges.

2 Samuel 1:17-27

David sang the following lament for Saul and his son Jonathan, and he ordered that the Judahites be taught The Song of the Bow. It is written in the Book of Jashar: The splendor of Israel lies slain on your heights.
How the mighty have fallen!read more.
Do not tell it in Gath,
don’t announce it in the marketplaces of Ashkelon,
or the daughters of the Philistines will rejoice,
and the daughters of the uncircumcised will gloat. Mountains of Gilboa,
let no dew or rain be on you,
or fields of offerings,
for there the shield of the mighty was defiled—
the shield of Saul, no longer anointed with oil. Jonathan’s bow never retreated,
Saul’s sword never returned unstained,
from the blood of the slain,
from the bodies of the mighty. Saul and Jonathan,
loved and delightful,
they were not parted in life or in death.
They were swifter than eagles, stronger than lions. Daughters of Israel, weep for Saul,
who clothed you in scarlet, with luxurious things,
who decked your garments with gold ornaments. How the mighty have fallen in the thick of battle!
Jonathan lies slain on your heights. I grieve for you, Jonathan, my brother.
You were such a friend to me.
Your love for me was more wonderful
than the love of women. How the mighty have fallen
and the weapons of war have perished!

Amos 5:1-2

Listen to this message that I am singing for you, a lament, house of Israel: She has fallen;
Virgin Israel will never rise again.
She lies abandoned on her land,
with no one to raise her up.

Lamentations 1:1

?AlefHow she sits alone,
the city once crowded with people!
She who was great among the nations
has become like a widow.
The princess among the provinces
has been put to forced labor.

Isaiah 3:24-26

Instead of perfume there will be a stench;
instead of a belt, a rope;
instead of beautifully styled hair, baldness;
instead of fine clothes, sackcloth;
instead of beauty, branding. Your men will fall by the sword,
your warriors in battle. Then her gates will lament and mourn;
deserted, she will sit on the ground.

Isaiah 29:1-2

Woe to Ariel, Ariel,
the city where David camped!
Continue year after year;
let the festivals recur. I will oppress Ariel,
and there will be mourning and crying,
and she will be to Me like an Ariel.

Jeremiah 4:7-8

A lion has gone up from his thicket;
a destroyer of nations has set out.
He has left his lair
to make your land a waste.
Your cities will be reduced to uninhabited ruins. Because of this, put on sackcloth;
mourn and wail,
for the Lord’s burning anger
has not turned away from us.

Jeremiah 7:29

Cut off the hair of your sacred vow and throw it away. Raise up a dirge on the barren heights, for the Lord has rejected and abandoned the generation under His wrath.

Jeremiah 9:10

I will raise weeping and a lament
over the mountains,
a dirge over the wilderness grazing land,
for they have been so scorched
that no one passes through.
The sound of cattle is no longer heard.
From the birds of the sky to the animals,
everything has fled—they have gone away.

Lamentations 2:5

?HeThe Lord is like an enemy;
He has swallowed up Israel.
He swallowed up all its palaces
and destroyed its fortified cities.
He has multiplied mourning and lamentation
within Daughter Judah.

Ezekiel 2:9-10

So I looked and saw a hand reaching out to me, and there was a written scroll in it. When He unrolled it before me, it was written on the front and back; words of lamentation, mourning, and woe were written on it.

Isaiah 16:9-11

So I join with Jazer
to weep for the vines of Sibmah;
I drench Heshbon and Elealeh with my tears.
Triumphant shouts have fallen silent
over your summer fruit and your harvest. Joy and rejoicing have been removed from the orchard;
no one is singing or shouting for joy in the vineyards.
No one tramples grapes in the winepresses.
I have put an end to the shouting. Therefore I moan like the sound of a lyre for Moab,
as does my innermost being for Kir-heres.

Isaiah 15:5

My heart cries out over Moab,
whose fugitives flee as far as Zoar,
to Eglath-shelishiyah;
they go up the slope of Luhith weeping;
they raise a cry of destruction
on the road to Horonaim.

Isaiah 16:7

Therefore let Moab wail;
let every one of them wail for Moab.
Mourn, you who are completely devastated,
for the raisin cakes of Kir-hareseth.

Isaiah 19:8

Then the fishermen will mourn.
All those who cast hooks into the Nile will lament,
and those who spread nets on the water will shrivel up.

Jeremiah 48:36

Therefore, My heart moans like flutes for Moab, and My heart moans like flutes for the people of Kir-heres. And therefore, the wealth he has gained has perished.

Ezekiel 26:17-18

Then they will lament for you and say of you:How you have perished, city of renown,
you who were populated from the seas!
She who was powerful on the sea,
she and all of her inhabitants
inflicted their terror. Now the coastlands tremble
on the day of your downfall;
the islands in the sea
are alarmed by your demise.”

Ezekiel 30:2-4

“Son of man, prophesy and say: This is what the Lord God says:Wail: Woe for the day! 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. A sword will come against Egypt,
and there will be anguish in Cush
when the slain fall in Egypt,
and its wealth is taken away,
and its foundations are torn down.

Lamentations 1:5

?HeHer adversaries have become her masters;
her enemies are at ease,
for the Lord has made her suffer
because of her many transgressions.
Her children have gone away
as captives before the adversary.

Lamentations 3:39-40

Why should any living person complain,
any man, because of the punishment for his sins? ?NunLet us search out and examine our ways,
and turn back to the Lord.

Judges 11:40

that four days each year the young women of Israel would commemorate the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite.

2 Samuel 1:17

David sang the following lament for Saul and his son Jonathan,

Esther 4:1

When Mordecai learned all that had occurred, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and ashes, went into the middle of the city, and cried loudly and bitterly.

Matthew 2:18

A voice was heard in Ramah,
weeping,and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children;
and she refused to be consoled,
because they were no more.

Jeremiah 4:8

Because of this, put on sackcloth;
mourn and wail,
for the Lord’s burning anger
has not turned away from us.

Jeremiah 6:26

My dear people, dress yourselves in sackcloth
and roll in the dust.
Mourn as you would for an only son,
a bitter lament,
for suddenly the destroyer will come on us.

Ezekiel 19:1

“Now, lament for the princes of Israel

Amos 5:1

Listen to this message that I am singing for you, a lament, house of Israel:

Micah 2:4

In that day one will take up a taunt against you,
and lament mournfully, saying,
“We are totally ruined!
He measures out the allotted land of my people.
How He removes it from me!
He allots our fields to traitors.”

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