Pits Symbolizing Grief

Most Relevant Verses

Isaiah 38:17

Behold, it was for my peace that I had intense bitterness; but You have loved back my life from the pit of corruption and nothingness, for You have cast all my sins behind Your back.

Proverbs 28:17

If a man willfully sheds the blood of a person [and keeps the guilt of murder upon his conscience], he is fleeing to the pit (the grave) and hastening to his own destruction; let no man stop him!

Psalm 40:2

He drew me up out of a horrible pit [a pit of tumult and of destruction], out of the miry clay (froth and slime), and set my feet upon a rock, steadying my steps and establishing my goings.

Job 9:30-31

If I wash myself with snow and cleanse my hands with lye, Yet You will plunge me into the ditch, and my own clothes will abhor me [and refuse to cover so foul a body].

Psalm 88:6

You have laid me in the depths of the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.

Proverbs 22:14

The mouth of a loose woman is a deep pit [for ensnaring wild animals]; he with whom the Lord is indignant and who is abhorrent to Him will fall into it.

Proverbs 23:27

For a harlot is a deep ditch, and a loose woman is a narrow pit.

Lamentations 3:53-55

They [thought they had] destroyed my life in the dungeon (pit) and cast a stone [over it] above me. The waters ran down on my head; I said, I am gone. I called upon Your name, O Lord, out of the depths [of the mire] of the dungeon.

Zechariah 9:11

As for you also, because of and for the sake of the [covenant of the Lord with His people, which was sealed with sprinkled] covenant blood, I have released and sent forth your imprisoned people out of the waterless pit.

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