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Psalm 13:1-2

Lord, how long will You continually forget me? How long will You hide Your face from me? How long will I store up anxious concerns within me, agony in my mind every day? How long will my enemy dominate me?

Psalm 31:9

Be gracious to me, Lord, because I am in distress; my eyes are worn out from angry sorrow- my whole being as well.

Jeremiah 20:18

Why did I come out of the womb to see [only] struggle and sorrow, to end my life in shame?

Matthew 26:38

Then He said to them, "My soul is swallowed up in sorrow -to the point of death. Remain here and stay awake with Me."

Isaiah 38:2-3

Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord. He said, "Please, Lord, remember how I have walked before You faithfully and wholeheartedly, and have done what is good in Your sight." And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

Psalm 6:1-7

Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger; do not discipline me in Your wrath. Be gracious to me, Lord, for I am weak; heal me, Lord, for my bones are shaking; my whole being is shaken with terror. And You, Lord-how long?read more.
Turn, Lord! Rescue me; save me because of Your faithful love. For there is no remembrance of You in death; who can thank You in Sheol? I am weary from my groaning; with my tears I dampen my pillow and drench my bed every night. My eyes are swollen from grief; they grow old because of all my enemies.

1 Samuel 1:16

Don't think of me as a wicked woman; I've been praying from the depth of my anguish and resentment."

Acts 20:37

There was a great deal of weeping by everyone. And embracing Paul, they kissed him,

Matthew 17:23

They will kill Him, and on the third day He will be raised up." And they were deeply distressed.

Luke 22:45

When He got up from prayer and came to the disciples, He found them sleeping, exhausted from their grief.

John 16:6

Yet, because I have spoken these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart.

Genesis 23:2

Sarah died in Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham went in to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.

John 20:11

But Mary stood outside facing the tomb, crying. As she was crying, she stooped to look into the tomb.

Genesis 50:1

Then Joseph, leaning over his father's face, wept and kissed him.

Deuteronomy 34:8

The Israelites wept for Moses in the plains of Moab 30 days. Then the days of weeping and mourning for Moses came to an end.

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."

Luke 7:12-14

Just as He neared the gate of the town, a dead man was being carried out. He was his mother's only son, and she was a widow. A large crowd from the city was also with her. When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said, "Don't cry." Then He came up and touched the open coffin, and the pallbearers stopped. And He said, "Young man, I tell you, get up!"

Luke 8:52

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

John 11:33-35

When Jesus saw her crying, and the Jews who had come with her crying, He was angry in His spirit and deeply moved. "Where have you put him?" He asked. "Lord," they told Him, "come and see." Jesus wept.

Isaiah 15:3

In its streets they wear sackcloth; on its rooftops and in its public squares everyone wails, falling down and weeping.

Isaiah 22:4

Therefore I said, "Look away from me! Let me weep bitterly! Do not try to comfort me about the destruction of my dear people."

Jeremiah 22:10

Do not weep for the dead; do not mourn for him. Weep bitterly for the one who has gone away, for he will never return again and see his native land.

Jeremiah 48:17

Mourn for him, all you surrounding [nations], everyone who knows his name. Say: How the mighty scepter is shattered, the glorious staff!

Ezekiel 21:6

"But you, son of man, groan! Groan bitterly with a broken heart right before their eyes.

Ezekiel 27:30

They raise their voices over you and cry out bitterly. They throw dust on their heads; they roll in ashes.

Psalm 10:14

But You Yourself have seen trouble and grief, observing it in order to take the matter into Your hands. The helpless entrusts himself to You; You are a helper of the fatherless.

Isaiah 53:4

Yet He Himself bore our sicknesses, and He carried our pains; but we in turn regarded Him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted.

Jeremiah 31:13

Then the virgin will rejoice with dancing, while young and old men [rejoice] together. I will turn their mourning into joy, give them consolation, and [bring] happiness out of grief.

Lamentations 3:32-33

Even if He causes suffering, He will show compassion according to His abundant, faithful love. For He does not enjoy bringing affliction or suffering on mankind.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14

We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, concerning those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve like the rest, who have no hope. Since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, in the same way God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep through Jesus.

Psalm 16:4

The sorrows of those who take another [god] for themselves multiply; I will not pour out their drink offerings of blood, and I will not speak their names with my lips.

1 Samuel 2:33

Any man from your [family] I do not cut off from My altar will bring grief and sadness to you. All your descendants will die violently.

2 Corinthians 2:4-5

For out of an extremely troubled and anguished heart I wrote to you with many tears-not that you should be hurt, but that you should know the abundant love I have for you. If anyone has caused pain, he has not caused pain to me, but in some degree-not to exaggerate-to all of you.

Genesis 34:7

Jacob's sons returned from the field when they heard [about the incident] and were deeply grieved and angry. For Shechem had committed an outrage against Israel by sleeping with Jacob's daughter, and such a thing should not be done.

1 Samuel 20:34

He got up from the table in fierce anger and did not eat any food that second day of the New Moon, for he was grieved because of his father's shameful behavior toward David.

Ezra 10:6

Ezra then went from the house of God, walked to the chamber of Jehohanan son of Eliashib, where he spent the night. He did not eat food or drink water, because he was mourning over the unfaithfulness of the exiles.

Ezekiel 9:4

"Pass throughout the city of Jerusalem," the Lord said to him, "and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations committed in it."

Romans 9:2

that I have intense sorrow and continual anguish in my heart.

1 Corinthians 5:2

And you are inflated with pride, instead of filled with grief so that he who has committed this act might be removed from among you.

2 Corinthians 7:9-11

Now I am rejoicing, not because you were grieved, but because your grief led to repentance. For you were grieved as God willed, so that you didn't experience any loss from us. For godly grief produces a repentance not to be regretted and leading to salvation, but worldly grief produces death. For consider how much diligence this very thing-this grieving as God wills-has produced in you: what a desire to clear yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what deep longing, what zeal, what justice! In every way you have commended yourselves to be pure in this matter.

James 4:9

Be miserable and mourn and weep. Your laughter must change to mourning and your joy to sorrow.

Lamentations 1:5

Her 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.

Jeremiah 8:21

I am broken by the brokenness of my dear people. I mourn; horror has taken hold of me.

Jeremiah 10:19

Woe to me because of my brokenness- I am severely wounded! I exclaimed, "This is my intense suffering, but I must bear it."

Jeremiah 13:17

But if you will not listen, my innermost being will weep in secret because of your pride. My eyes will overflow with tears, for the Lord's flock has been taken captive.

Jeremiah 14:2

Judah mourns; her gates languish. [Her people] are on the ground in mourning; Jerusalem's cry rises up.

Amos 5:16-17

Therefore Yahweh, the God of Hosts, the Lord, says: There will be wailing in all the public squares; they will cry out in anguish in all the streets. The farmer will be called on to mourn, and professional mournersto wail. There will be wailing in all the vineyards, for I will pass among you. The Lord has spoken.

Amos 8:10

I will turn your feasts into mourning and all your songs into lamentation; I will cause everyone to wear sackcloth and every head to be shaved. I will make that grief like mourning for an only son and its outcome like a bitter day.

Micah 1:8

Because of this I will lament and wail; I will walk barefoot and naked. I will howl like the jackals and mourn like ostriches.

Zephaniah 1:15

That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of destruction and desolation, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness,

Luke 19:41-42

As He approached and saw the city, He wept over it, saying, "If you knew this day what [would bring] peace-but now it is hidden from your eyes.

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Christ » He had the common experiences of humanity » Sorrow

Matthew 26:37

Taking along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed.

Distress » Sorrow » Common to all men

Psalm 71:20

You caused me to experience many troubles and misfortunes, but You will revive me again. You will bring me up again, even from the depths of the earth.

Ecclesiastes 2:23

For all his days are filled with grief, and his occupation is sorrowful; even at night, his mind does not rest. This too is futile.

Job 14:22

He feels only the pain of his own body and mourns only for himself.

Job 5:7

But mankind is born for trouble as surely as sparks fly upward.

More verses: Psalm 116:3 Jeremiah 8:15

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Matthew 26:37

Taking along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed.

Parents » Prayers » Sorrow

Sickness » The wicked » A large amount » Sorrow

Ecclesiastes 5:17

What is more, he eats in darkness all his days, with much sorrow, sickness, and anger.

Sorrow » Godly » Parents

Sorrow » Banished

Jeremiah 31:12

They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion; they will be radiant with joy because of the Lord's goodness, because of the grain, the new wine, the fresh oil, and because of the young of the flocks and herds. Their life will be like an irrigated garden, and they will no longer grow weak [from hunger].

Sorrow » The lord wiping away tears

Isaiah 25:8-9

He will destroy death forever. The Lord God will wipe away the tears from every face and remove His people's disgrace from the whole earth, for the Lord has spoken. On that day it will be said, "Look, this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He has saved us. This is the Lord; we have waited for Him. Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation."

Revelation 21:1-4

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea existed no longer. I also saw the Holy City, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared like a bride adorned for her husband. Then I heard a loud voice from the throne: Look! God's dwelling is with men, and He will live with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God. read more.
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will exist no longer; grief, crying, and pain will exist no longer, because the previous things have passed away.

Psalm 30:10-11

Lord, listen and be gracious to me; Lord, be my helper." You turned my lament into dancing; You removed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness,

Jeremiah 31:13-14

Then the virgin will rejoice with dancing, while young and old men [rejoice] together. I will turn their mourning into joy, give them consolation, and [bring] happiness out of grief. I will give the priests their fill with abundance, and My people will be satisfied with My goodness. [This is] the Lord's declaration.

Sorrow » Who shall have sorrow

Proverbs 23:29-30

Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has conflicts? Who has complaints? Who has wounds for no reason? Who has red eyes? Those who linger over wine, those who go looking for mixed wine.

Isaiah 50:4-11

The Lord God has given Me the tongue of those who are instructed to know how to sustain the weary with a word. He awakens [Me] each morning; He awakens My ear to listen like those being instructed. The Lord God has opened My ear, and I was not rebellious; I did not turn back. I gave My back to those who beat Me, and My cheeks to those who tore out My beard. I did not hide My face from scorn and spitting. read more.
The Lord God will help Me; therefore I have not been humiliated; therefore I have set My face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame. The One who justifies Me is near; who will contend with Me? Let us confront each other. Who has a case against Me? Let him come near Me! In truth, the Lord God will help Me; who is he who will condemn Me? Indeed, all of them will wear out like a garment; a moth will devour them. Who among you fears the Lord, listening to the voice of His servant? Who [among you] walks in darkness, and has no light? Let him trust in the name of the Lord; let him lean on his God. Look, all you who kindle a fire, who encircle yourselves with firebrands; walk in the light of your fire and in the firebrands you have lit! This is what you'll get from My hand: you will lie down in a place of torment.

More verses: Isaiah 65:11-14

Sorrow » General references to

John 16:6

Yet, because I have spoken these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart.

Sorrow » Of the lost

Luke 13:28

There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth in that place, when you see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all the prophets in the kingdom of God but yourselves thrown out.

Matthew 24:51

He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Sorrow » Of jesus

Matthew 26:37-44

Taking along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed. Then He said to them, "My soul is swallowed up in sorrow -to the point of death. Remain here and stay awake with Me." Going a little farther, He fell facedown and prayed, "My Father! If it is possible, let this cup pass from Me. Yet not as I will, but as You will." read more.
Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping. He asked Peter, "So, couldn't you stay awake with Me one hour? Stay awake and pray, so that you won't enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." Again, a second time, He went away and prayed, "My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, Your will be done." And He came again and found them sleeping, because they could not keep their eyes open. After leaving them, He went away again and prayed a third time, saying the same thing once more.

Mark 14:34-42

Then He said to them, "My soul is swallowed up in sorrow -to the point of death. Remain here and stay awake." Then He went a little farther, fell to the ground, and began to pray that if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him. And He said, " Abba , Father! All things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me. Nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will." read more.
Then He came and found them sleeping. "Simon, are you sleeping?" He asked Peter. "Couldn't you stay awake one hour? Stay awake and pray so that you won't enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." Once again He went away and prayed, saying the same thing. And He came again and found them sleeping, because they could not keep their eyes open. They did not know what to say to Him. Then He came a third time and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? Enough! The time has come. Look, the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners. Get up; let's go! See-My betrayer is near."

Luke 22:42-44

"Father, if You are willing, take this cup away from Me-nevertheless, not My will, but Yours, be done." [ Then an angel from heaven appeared to Him, strengthening Him. Being in anguish, He prayed more fervently, and His sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground.]

Sorrow » Who sorrow shall flee from

Sorrow » The sorrow of the world

Sorrow » What sorrow is

Ecclesiastes 7:3-4

Grief is better than laughter, for when a face is sad, a heart may be glad. The heart of the wise is in a house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in a house of pleasure.

Sorrow » Godly sorrow

Sorrow » Of david for absalom

2 Samuel 19:1-8

It was reported to Joab, "The king is weeping. He's mourning over Absalom." 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." So they returned to the city quietly that day like people come in when they are humiliated after fleeing in battle. read more.
But the king hid his face and cried out at the top of his voice, "My son Absalom! Absalom, my son, my son!" Then Joab went into the house to the king and said, "Today you have shamed all your soldiers-those who rescued your life and the lives of your sons and daughters, your wives, and your concubines. You love your enemies and hate those who love you! Today you have made it clear that the commanders and soldiers mean nothing to you. In fact, today I know that if Absalom were alive and all of us were dead, it would be fine with you! "Now get up! Go out and encourage your soldiers, for I swear by the Lord that if you don't go out, not a man will remain with you tonight. This will be worse for you than all the trouble that has come to you from your youth until now!" So the king got up and sat in the gate, and all the people were told: "Look, the king is sitting in the gate." Then they all came into the king's presence. Meanwhile, each Israelite had fled to his tent.

Sorrow » Who increases sorrow

Sorrow » What has no sorrow

Sorrow » Who causes sorrow

Proverbs 10:10

A sly wink of the eye causes grief, and foolish lips will be destroyed.

Sorrow » Sorrow of the heart

Sorrow » Of mary and martha

John 11:19-40

Many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them about their brother. As soon as Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went to meet Him. But Mary remained seated in the house. Then Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if You had been here, my brother wouldn't have died. read more.
Yet even now I know that whatever You ask from God, God will give You." "Your brother will rise again," Jesus told her. Martha said, "I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day." Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me, even if he dies, will live. Everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die-ever. Do you believe this?" "Yes, Lord," she told Him, "I believe You are the Messiah, the Son of God, who was to come into the world." Having said this, she went back and called her sister Mary, saying in private, "The Teacher is here and is calling for you." As soon as she heard this, she got up quickly and went to Him. Jesus had not yet come into the village but was still in the place where Martha had met Him. 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. "Where have you put him?" He asked. "Lord," they told Him, "come and see." Jesus wept. So the Jews said, "See how He loved him!" But some of them said, "Couldn't He who opened the blind man's eyes also have kept this man from dying?" Then Jesus, angry in Himself again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone was lying against it. "Remove the stone," Jesus said. Martha, the dead man's sister, told Him, "Lord, he already stinks. It's been four days." Jesus said to her, "Didn't I tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?"

Sorrow » From bereavement » Of jacob for joseph

Genesis 37:34-35

Then Jacob tore his clothes, put sackcloth around his waist, and mourned for his son many days. All his sons and daughters tried to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. "No," he said. "I will go down to Sheol to my son, mourning." And his father wept for him.

Sorrow » God takes notice » Of hagar's

Genesis 21:17-20

God heard the voice of the boy, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, "What's wrong, Hagar? Don't be afraid, for God has heard the voice of the boy from the place where he is. Get up, help the boy up, and sustain him, for I will make him a great nation." Then God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. So she went and filled the waterskin and gave the boy a drink. read more.
God was with the boy, and he grew; he settled in the wilderness and became an archer.

Sorrow » For sin

2 Corinthians 7:10-11

For godly grief produces a repentance not to be regretted and leading to salvation, but worldly grief produces death. For consider how much diligence this very thing-this grieving as God wills-has produced in you: what a desire to clear yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what deep longing, what zeal, what justice! In every way you have commended yourselves to be pure in this matter.

Sorrow » God takes notice » Of the israelites

Exodus 3:7-10

Then the Lord said, "I have observed the misery of My people in Egypt, and have heard them crying out because of their oppressors, and I know about their sufferings. I have come down to rescue them from the power of the Egyptians and to bring them from that land to a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey-the territory of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites. The Israelites' cry for help has come to Me, and I have also seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. read more.
Therefore, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh so that you may lead My people, the Israelites, out of Egypt."

Sorrow » Sorrow and sighing will flee away,

Sorrow » From bereavement » For benjamin

Genesis 43:14

May God Almighty cause the man to be merciful to you so that he will release your other brother and Benjamin to you. As for me, if I am deprived of my sons, then I am deprived."

Sorrow » Of hannah

1 Samuel 1:15

"No, my lord," Hannah replied. "I am a woman with a broken heart. I haven't had any wine or beer; I've been pouring out my heart before the Lord.

Sorrow » No sorrow in heaven

Sorrow » Of jeremiah

Lamentations 1:12

Is this nothing to you, all you who pass by? Look and see! Is there any pain like mine, which was dealt out to me, which the Lord made [me] suffer on the day of His burning anger?

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1;41;51

Joseph named the firstborn Manasseh, meaning, "God has made me forget all my hardship in my father's house."

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