48 Bible Verses about Self Pity
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and the sons of Israel said unto them, It would have been better if we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots and when we ate bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.
And when Pharaoh drew near, the sons of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they feared greatly, and the sons of Israel cried out unto the LORD. And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why hast thou dealt thus with us, to bring us forth out of Egypt? Is this not what we told thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone that we may serve the Egyptians? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than that we should die in the wilderness.
So the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses and said, Why hast thou brought us up out of Egypt to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?
And the vulgar who were mixed in among them returned to their lust; and even the sons of Israel wept and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat? We remember the fish, which we freely ate in Egypt, the cucumbers and the melons and the leeks and the onions and the garlic, but now our soul is dried away; there is nothing at all besides this manna before our eyes.
Then all the congregation lifted up their voice and cried, and the people wept that night. And all the sons of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron, and the whole congregation said unto them, Oh, that we might die in the land of Egypt or that we might die in this wilderness! And why has the LORD brought us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey? Would it not be better for us to return into Egypt?read more.
And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.
Notwithstanding ye would not go up, but rebelled against the commandment of the LORD your God; and ye murmured in your tents and said, Because the LORD hated us, he has brought us forth out of the land of Egypt to deliver us into the hand of the Amorite, to destroy us. Where shall we go up? Our brethren have discouraged our heart, saying, This people is greater and taller than we; the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakims there.
Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured and perished by the destroyer. Now all these things happened unto them as types, and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages are come.
And Job answered and said, Oh that my grief and calamity were justly weighed and laid equally in the balances! For it would be heavier than the sand of the sea; therefore, my words are swallowed up.read more.
For the arrows of the Almighty are within me; my spirit drinks of the poison; and terrors of God combat me. Does the wild ass bray when he has grass? Does the ox low over his fodder? Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? Or is there any taste in the white of an egg? The things that my soul refused to touch before, now by my sorrow are my food. Oh, that I might have my request and that God would grant me the thing that I long for! Even that it would please God to destroy me, that he would let loose his hand and cut me off! Then should my comfort grow; I would hold on to sorrow without mercy; for I have not contradicted the words of the Holy One. What is my strength that I should hope? What is my end that I should prolong my life? Is my strength the strength of stones? Or is my flesh of steel? Am I not doing all that I can, and even with all this I lack the power to do anything?
After this Job opened his mouth and cursed his day. And Job spoke and said, Let the day perish in which I was born and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived.read more.
Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above; neither let the light shine upon it. Let darkness and the shadow of death redeem it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it. As for that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined unto the days of the year; let it not come into the number of the months. O, let that night be solitary; let no song come therein! Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise up their mourning. Let the stars of its dawn be darkened; they waited for light, but have none; neither let them see the dawning of the day; because it did not shut up the doors of my mother's womb nor hide the misery from my eyes. Why did I not die from the womb? Why did I not give up the spirit when I came out of the belly? Why did the knees receive me? Of what use the breasts that I should suck? For now I should have lain still and been quiet; I should have slept; then I would have been at rest, with the kings and the counsellors of the earth, who built desolate places for themselves; or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with silver. Or, why was I not hidden as an untimely birth, as infants who never saw light? There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary are at rest. There the prisoners rest together, they do not hear the voice of the oppressor. The small and the great are there, and the slave is free from his master. Why is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter in soul; who long for death, but it comes not; and search for it more than for hid treasures; who rejoice exceedingly and are glad when they can find the grave; to the man who does not know which way he goes and whom God has hedged in? For my sighing comes before I eat, and my roarings are poured out like the waters. For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me and that which I was afraid of is come unto me. I never had prosperity, nor did I secure myself, neither was I at rest; yet trouble came.
And Job answered and said, No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you. But I have a heart as well as you; I am not inferior to you; and who shall not be able to say as much again?read more.
He who invokes God and he answers him is mocked by his friend; the just and perfect man is laughed to scorn. The torch is held in low esteem in the thought of him that is prosperous, which was prepared to guard against a slip of the feet. The tents of robbers are at ease, and those that provoke God and those who carry gods in their hands live secure.
Though if I speak, my pain does not cease; and if I forbear to speak, it does not depart from me. But now he has made me weary; thou hast made desolate all my company. And thou hast filled me with wrinkles, which is a witness against me: and my leanness rising up in me bears witness to my face.read more.
His wrath has torn me and has been against me; he gnashed upon me with his teeth; my enemy sharpened his eyes upon me. They have opened their mouth against me; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me. God has delivered me unto the liar, and in the hands of the wicked he has caused me to tremble. I was prosperous, but he has broken me asunder; he has taken me by my neck and shaken me to pieces and set me up for his mark. His archers compassed me round about; he cleaved my kidneys asunder and did not spare; he poured out my gall upon the ground. He broke me with breach upon breach; he ran upon me like a giant. I have sewn sackcloth upon my skin and put dust over my head. My face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death, even though there is no injustice in my hands, and my prayer has been pure.
And now I am their song, and I am their byword. They abhor me, they distance themselves from me, and do not spare to spit in my face. Because God has loosed my cord and afflicted me, they have also gone out of control before my face.read more.
Upon my right hand rise the youth; they push away my feet, and they raise up against me the ways of their destruction. They cast down my path, they took advantage of my calamity, against them there was no helper. They came in as through a wide breach; they were stirred up because of my calamity. They have loosed terrors upon me; they fought my will as the wind and my saving health as a cloud that passes. And now my soul is poured out upon me; the days of affliction have taken hold upon me. My bones pierce me in the night, and my sinews take no rest. By the great force of my disease my garment is changed; it binds me about as the collar of my coat. He has cast me into the mire, and I have become like dust and ashes. I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me; I present myself, and thou regardest me not. Thou art become cruel to me; with the strength of thy hand thou dost hate me. Thou didst lift me up and cause me to ride upon the wind, and didst dissolve my being. For I know that thou dost conduct me unto death and to the house appointed for all living. But he will not stretch out his hand against the grave; do those who are buried cry out when he destroys them? Did I not weep for the one that was in trouble? Was not my soul grieved for the needy? When I expected good, then evil came unto me; and when I waited for light, there came darkness. My bowels boil and do not rest; the days of affliction came upon me. I went about darkened, but not by the sun; I stood up and cried out in the congregation. I have become a brother to dragons and a companion to owls. My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat. My harp is turned to mourning, and my organ into the voice of those that weep.
And David went up by the ascent of Mount Olivet and wept as he went up and had his head covered, and he went barefoot. And all the people that were with him covered each one his head, and they went up, weeping as they went up.
Then he turned his face to the wall and prayed unto the LORD, saying, I beseech thee, O LORD, remember how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept with great weeping.
Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall and prayed unto the LORD, And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.
But as for me, my feet almost departed from the way; my steps had almost slipped. For I became angry against the foolish when I saw the peace of the wicked.
And Moses said unto the LORD, Why hast thou afflicted thy slave and why have I not found grace in thy sight, that thou layest the burden of all these people upon me? Have I conceived all these people? Have I begotten them, that thou should say unto me, Carry them in thy bosom, as a nurse carries a sucking child, unto the land which thou hast sworn unto their fathers? Where should I find flesh to give unto all these people? For they weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh that we may eat.read more.
I am not able to bear all these people alone because it is too heavy for me. And if thou must deal thus with me, kill me, I pray thee, out of hand, if I have found grace in thy sight; and let me not see my wretchedness.
Then Moses returned unto the LORD and said, Lord, why hast thou so afflicted this people? Why is it that thou hast sent me? For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he has afflicted this people; neither hast thou delivered thy people at all.
But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a juniper tree; and desiring to die, he said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life, for I am not better than my fathers.
And he replied, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of the hosts, for the sons of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left, and they seek me to take my life.
Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent on usury, nor men have lent to me on usury; yet every one of them curses me.
Why was my pain perpetual and my wound incurable, which refuses to be healed? Wilt thou be altogether unto me as a liar and as waters that fail?
O LORD, thou hast seduced me, and I was seduced; thou wert stronger than I and hast overcome me; I am in derision daily; every one mocks me. For since I spoke out, I raised my voice crying, Violence and destruction; because the word of the LORD has been a reproach unto me and a derision, daily. And I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But he was in my heart as a burning fire and within my bones; I tried to forbear, and I could not.read more.
For I heard the murmuring of many, fear on every side, Report, and we will report it. All my friends watched to see if I would stumble. Peradventure he will deceive himself, they said, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.
But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry. And he prayed unto the LORD and said, I pray thee, O LORD, was this not what I said when I was yet in my country? Therefore I hastened to flee unto Tarshish, for I knew that thou art a gracious God and full of compassion, slow to anger, and of great mercy, and dost repent when thou art come to take punishment. Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life from me, for I would rather die than live.read more.
Then the LORD said, Art thou so angry? And Jonah went out of the city and sat towards the east side of the city, and there made him a booth and sat under it in the shade until he might see what would become of the city.
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof; when there, those that carried us away captive asked us for the words of the song; with our harps of joy hung upon the willows saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.read more.
How shall we sing the song of the LORD in the land of strangers? If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, my right hand shall be forgotten. If I do not remember thee, my tongue shall cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I do not prefer to lift up Jerusalem as my chief joy. Remember, O LORD, the sons of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Raze it, raze it, even to the foundation thereof. O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewards thee as thou hast served us. Happy shall he be, that takes and dashes thy offspring against the stones.
Aleph I am a man that sees affliction in the rod of his wrath. Aleph He has led me and brought me into darkness, but not into light. Aleph Surely he is turned against me; he turns his hand against me all the day.read more.
Beth My flesh and my skin he has made old; he has broken my bones. Beth He has built against me and compassed me with gall and travail. Beth He has set me in dark places as those that are dead for ever. Gimel He has hedged me about that I cannot get out; he has made my chain heavy. Gimel Even when I cried and shouted, he shut out my prayer. Gimel He has enclosed my ways with hewn stone; he has made my paths crooked. Daleth He was unto me as a bear lying in wait and as a lion in secret places. Daleth He has made my ways crooked and pulled me in pieces; he has made me desolate. Daleth He has bent his bow and set me as a mark for the arrow. He He has caused the arrows of his quiver to enter into my kidneys. He I was a derision to all my people and their song every day. He He has filled me with bitterness, he has made me drunk with wormwood. Vau He has broken my teeth with gravel stones; he has covered me with ashes. Vau My soul removed itself far from peace; I forgot about good. Vau And I said, My strength and my hope of the LORD is perished.
And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her and lament for her when they shall see the smoke of her burning, Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city; for in one hour is thy judgment come! And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore:read more.
The merchandise of gold and of silver and of precious stones and of pearls and of fine linen and of purple and of silk and of scarlet and of all thyine wood and of all manner vessels of ivory and of all manner vessels of most precious wood and of brass and of iron and of marble and cinnamon and odours and ointments and frankincense and wine and oil and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and of sheep, and of horses, and of chariots and of bodies and souls of men. And the fruits of the desire of thy soul are departed from thee, and all the fat and excellent things are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all. The merchants of these things, who were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, and saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen and purple and scarlet and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls! For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster and all the company in ships and sailors and as many as trade by sea stood afar off and cried out when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city was like unto this great city! And they cast dust on their heads and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, in which all that had ships in the sea were made rich by reason of her riches! for in one hour is she made desolate.
I shall meditate that I might understand this; it is very hard for me to see. When I come into the sanctuary of God, then I shall understand their end.
LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! Many are they that rise up against me. There are many who say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah. But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory and the lifter up of my head.read more.
I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he answered me out of the mountain of his holiness. Selah.
How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me? How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall my enemy be exalted over me? Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes lest I sleep the sleep of death,read more.
lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved. But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation. I will sing unto the LORD because he has dealt bountifully with me.
Aleph Do not be angry with the evildoers, neither be thou envious of the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass and wither as the green herb. Beth Wait in the LORD and do good; live in the land and uphold the truth.read more.
In the same manner delight thyself in the LORD, and he shall give thee the desires of thy heart. Gimel Turn thy way unto the LORD and wait in him, and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light and thy uprightness as the noonday. Daleth Be silent before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not be angry with him who prospers in his way, with the man who brings wicked devices to pass.
Nevertheless I was continually with thee; thou hast apprehended me by my right hand. Thou hast guided me with thy counsel, and afterward thou shalt receive me unto glory. Whom have I in heaven but thee? And apart from thee there is nothing upon the earth that I desire.read more.
My flesh and my heart fail; the strength of my heart is that God is my portion for ever. For, behold, those that stray from thee shall perish; thou dost cut off all those that go a whoring from thee. But as for me, to draw near to God is good; I have put my hope in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.
Our fathers did not understand thy wonders in Egypt; they did not remember the multitude of thy mercies but rebelled by the sea, even at the Red sea.
Zain Remember my affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall. Zain My soul shall have them still in remembrance because it is humbled in me. Zain This shall go down into my heart; therefore I shall wait.read more.
Chet It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed because his mercies never diminish. Chet They are new every morning; great is thy faith. Chet The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore I will wait for him. Teth The LORD is good unto those that wait in him, to the soul that seeks him. Teth It is good to wait quietly in the salvation of the LORD.
For in the same manner that the sufferings of the Christ abound in us, so also our consolation abounds by Christ.
Giving no offense in anything, that the ministry not be blamed, But in all things showing ourselves as the ministers of God in much patience, in tribulations, in necessities, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings,read more.
in chastity, in knowledge, in meekness, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in unfeigned charity, in the word of truth, in the power of God through the weapons of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, through honour and dishonour, through evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet as men of the truth; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, but, behold, we live; as chastened, but not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into diverse trials, knowing that the proving of your faith works patience,
but rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of the afflictions of the Christ, so that also in the revelation of his glory, ye may rejoice in triumph.