God sets the lonely in families. He brings out the prisoners with singing, but the rebellious dwell in a sun-scorched land.
Turn to me, and have mercy on me, for I am desolate and afflicted.
Yahweh God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him."
He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay. He set my feet on a rock, and gave me a firm place to stand.
For in much wisdom is much grief; and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.
They wandered in the wilderness in a desert way. They found no city to live in.
I watch, and have become like a sparrow that is alone on the housetop.
My eyes are ever on Yahweh, for he will pluck my feet out of the net.
"Don't be afraid; for you shall not be ashamed: neither be confounded; for you shall not be disappointed: for you shall forget the shame of your youth; and the reproach of your widowhood you shall remember no more.
I didn't sit in the assembly of those who make merry, nor rejoiced; I sat alone because of your hand; for you have filled me with indignation.
Deliver my soul from the sword, my precious life from the power of the dog.
But he withdrew himself into the desert, and prayed.
How the city sits solitary, that was full of people! She has become as a widow, who was great among the nations! She who was a princess among the provinces is become tributary!
The day began to wear away; and the twelve came, and said to him, "Send the multitude away, that they may go into the surrounding villages and farms, and lodge, and get food, for we are here in a deserted place."
A father of the fatherless, and a defender of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.
Flee, save your lives, and be like the heath in the wilderness.
Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron,
I was naked, and you clothed me. I was sick, and you visited me. I was in prison, and you came to me.'
The troubles of my heart are enlarged. Oh bring me out of my distresses.
But he went out, and began to proclaim it much, and to spread about the matter, so that Jesus could no more openly enter into a city, but was outside in desert places: and they came to him from everywhere.
1 Kings 18:22
Then Elijah said to the people, "I, even I only, am left a prophet of Yahweh; but Baal's prophets are four hundred fifty men.
Answer me when I call, God of my righteousness. Give me relief from my distress. Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.
Early in the morning, while it was still dark, he rose up and went out, and departed into a deserted place, and prayed there.
When it was late in the day, his disciples came to him, and said, "This place is deserted, and it is late in the day.
with all lowliness and humility, with patience, bearing with one another in love;
I am a brother to jackals, and a companion to ostriches.
He settles the barren woman in her home, as a joyful mother of children. Praise Yah!
The man gave names to all livestock, and to the birds of the sky, and to every animal of the field; but for man there was not found a helper suitable for him.
Let all their wickedness come before you; Do to them, as you have done to me for all my transgressions: For my sighs are many, and my heart is faint.
Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me. My heart within me is desolate.
They went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart; and you will find rest for your souls.