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20 Bible Verses about People Mourning Catastrophe

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1 Samuel 11:4

When the messengers came to Gibeah, Saul’s hometown, and told the terms to the people, all wept aloud.

2 Kings 8:11-12

Then Elisha stared steadily at him until Hazael was ashamed.The man of God wept, and Hazael asked, “Why is my lord weeping?”He replied, “Because I know the evil you will do to the people of Israel. You will set their fortresses on fire. You will kill their young men with the sword. You will dash their little ones to pieces. You will rip open their pregnant women.”

Esther 4:3

There was great mourning among the Jewish people in every province where the king’s command and edict came. They fasted, wept, and lamented, and many lay on sackcloth and ashes.

Esther 6:12

Then Mordecai returned to the King’s Gate, but Haman, overwhelmed, hurried off for home with his head covered.

2 Samuel 19:2

That day’s victory was turned into mourning for all the troops because on that day the troops heard, “The king is grieving over his son.”

Isaiah 15:2-5

Dibon went up to its temple
to weep at its high places.
Moab wails on Nebo and at Medeba.
Every head is shaved;
every beard is cut off. In its streets they wear sackcloth;
on its rooftops and in its public squares everyone wails,
falling down and weeping. Heshbon and Elealeh cry out;
their voices are heard as far away as Jahaz.
Therefore the soldiers of Moab cry out,
and they tremble.read more.
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.

Lamentations 1:2

?BetShe weeps aloud during the night,
with tears on her cheeks.
There is no one to offer her comfort,
not one from all her lovers.
All her friends have betrayed her;
they have become her enemies.

Ezekiel 7:27

The king will mourn;
the prince will be clothed in grief;
and the hands of the people of the land will tremble.
I will deal with them according to their own conduct,
and I will judge them by their own standards.
Then they will know that I am Yahweh.

Lamentations 5:15

Joy has left our hearts;
our dancing has turned to mourning.

Isaiah 33:7

Listen! Their warriors cry loudly in the streets;
the messengers of peace weep bitterly.

Hosea 7:14

They do not cry to Me from their hearts;
rather, they wail on their beds.
They slash themselves for grain and new wine;
they turn away from Me.

Joel 1:9

Grain and drink offerings have been cut off
from the house of the Lord;
the priests, who are ministers of the Lord, mourn.

Amos 8:3

In that day the temple songs will become wailing”—this is the Lord God’s declaration. “Many dead bodies, thrown everywhere! Silence!”

Amos 9:5

The Lord, the God of Hosts—
He touches the earth;
it melts, and all who dwell in it mourn;
all of it rises like the Nile
and subsides like the Nile of Egypt.

Zechariah 12:12

The land will mourn, every family by itself: the family of David’s house by itself and their women by themselves; the family of Nathan’s house by itself and their women by themselves;

Zechariah 11:3

Listen to the wail of the shepherds,
for their glory is destroyed.
Listen to the roar of young lions,
for the thickets of the Jordan are destroyed.

Judges 14:16

So Samson’s wife came to him, weeping, and said, “You hate me and don’t love me! You told my people the riddle, but haven’t explained it to me.”“Look,” he said, “I haven’t even explained it to my father or mother, so why should I explain it to you?”

Judges 14:17

She wept the whole seven days of the feast, and at last, on the seventh day, he explained it to her, because she had nagged him so much. Then she explained it to her people.

2 Kings 20:3

“Please Lord, remember how I have walked before You faithfully and wholeheartedly and have done what pleases You.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

Numbers 14:1

Then the whole community broke into loud cries, and the people wept that night.

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