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Psalm 13:1-2

How long? LORD, will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I struggle in my soul at night and have sorrow in my heart during the day? How long will my enemy rise up against me?

Psalm 31:9

Be gracious to me, LORD, for I am in distress. My eyes have been consumed by my grief along with my soul and my body.

Jeremiah 20:18

Why did I ever come out of the womb to see trouble and sorrow, and to finish my life living in shame?

Isaiah 38:2-3

Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD. "Please, LORD," he said, "Remember how I have walked before you faithfully and with a true heart, and I have done what pleases you." And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

Psalm 6:1-7

LORD, in your anger, do not rebuke me, in your wrath, do not discipline me. Be gracious to me, LORD, because I am fading away. Heal me, because my body is distressed. And my soul is deeply distressed. But you, LORD, how long do I wait?read more.
Return, LORD, save my life! Deliver me, because of your gracious love. In death, there is no memory of you. Who will give you thanks where the dead are? I am weary from my groaning. Every night my couch is drenched with tears, my bed is soaked through. My eyesight has faded because of grief, it has dimmed because of all my enemies.

1 Samuel 1:16

Don't consider your maid servant a worthless woman. Rather, all this time I've been speaking because I'm very anxious and distressed."

Acts 20:37

All of them cried and cried as they put their arms around Paul and kissed him affectionately.

Matthew 17:23

They will kill him, but he will be raised on the third day." Then they were filled with grief.

Luke 22:45

When he got up from prayer, he went to the disciples and found them asleep from sorrow.

John 16:6

But because I have told you this, sorrow has filled your hearts.

Genesis 23:2

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

John 20:11

Meanwhile, Mary stood crying outside the tomb. As she cried, she bent over and looked into the tomb.

Genesis 50:1

Then Joseph embraced his father, cried over him, and kissed him.

Deuteronomy 34:8

The Israelis mourned for Moses at the desert plain of Moab for 30 days, after which the period of mourning for Moses was completed.

2 Samuel 19:2

The victory had become an occasion for the army to mourn, because on that very day the troops heard the announcement, "The king is grieving for his son!"

Luke 7:12-14

As he approached the entrance to the city, a man who had died was being carried out. He was his mother's only son, and she was a widow. A large crowd from the city was with her. When the Lord saw her, he felt compassion for her. He told her, "You can stop crying." Then he went up and touched the bier, and the men who were carrying it stopped. He said, "Young man, I say to you, get up!"

Luke 8:52

Now everyone was crying and wailing for her. But Jesus said, "Stop crying! She's not dead. She's sleeping."

John 11:33-35

When Jesus saw her crying, and the Jews who had come with her crying, he was greatly troubled in spirit and deeply moved. He asked, "Where have you put him?" They told him, "Lord, come and see." Jesus burst into tears.

Isaiah 15:3

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

Isaiah 22:4

Therefore I said: "Look away from me; and let me weep bitter tears; don't try to console me over the destruction of the daughter of my people."

Jeremiah 22:10

"Don't cry for the dead or grieve for them. Weep bitterly for the one going away, because he won't return again nor see the land of his birth.

Jeremiah 48:17

Mourn for him, all who live around him, and all who know his name. Say, "Oh how the mighty rod is broken, the glorious staff.'

Ezekiel 21:6

"And now, Son of Man, you are to start groaning until you're sick to your stomach. You are to groan bitterly right in front of them.

Ezekiel 27:30

and they will cry so loud you won't be able to make yourself heard! How bitterly they'll cry! They'll throw dust on their heads and wallow in ashes.

Psalm 10:14

But you do see! You take note of trouble and grief in order to take the matter into your own hand. The helpless one commits himself to you; you have been the orphan's helper.

Isaiah 53:4

"Surely he has borne our sufferings and carried our sorrows; yet we considered him stricken, and struck down by God, and afflicted.

Jeremiah 31:13

The virgins will rejoice with dancing, together with young men and old men. For I'll turn their mourning into joy, and I'll comfort them and give them gladness instead of sorrow.

Lamentations 3:32-33

though he causes grief, his compassion abounds according to his gracious love. For he does not deliberately hurt or grieve human beings.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14

But we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, about those who have died, so that you may not grieve like other people who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so through Jesus God will bring those who have died with him.

Psalm 16:4

Those who hurry after another god will have many sorrows; I will not present their drink offerings of blood, nor will my lips speak their names.

1 Samuel 2:33

Any of you whom I don't eliminate from serving at my altar will grow tired from weeping, and their souls will grieve. All the increase of your family will die by violence.

2 Corinthians 2:4-5

I wrote to you out of great sorrow and anguish of heart along with many tears not to make you sad but to let you know how much love I have for you. But if anyone has caused grief, he didn't cause me any grief. To some extent I don't want to emphasize this too much it has affected all of you.

Genesis 34:7

Just then Jacob's sons arrived from the field. When they heard what had happened, they were distraught with grief and livid with anger toward Shechem, because he had committed a disgraceful deed in Israel by forcing Jacob's daughter to have sex, an act that never should have happened.

1 Samuel 20:34

So on the second day of the New Moon Jonathan angrily got up from the table without eating because he was upset about David, and because his father had humiliated him.

Ezra 10:6

Ezra arose in front of the Temple of God to visit the apartment of Eliashib's son Jehohanan. While there, he neither ate nor drank because he was in mourning over the sins of those who had returned from exile.

Ezekiel 9:4

The LORD told him, "Go throughout the city of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of everyone who sighs and moans over all of the loathsome things that are happening in it."

Romans 9:2

I have deep sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart,

1 Corinthians 5:2

And you are being arrogant instead of being filled with grief and seeing to it that the man who did this is removed from among you.

2 Corinthians 7:9-11

Now I am happy, not because you had such sorrow, but because your sorrow led you to repent. For you were sorry in a godly way, and so you were not hurt by us in any way. For having sorrow in a godly way results in repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regrets. But the sorrow of the world produces death. See what great earnestness godly sorrow has produced in you! How ready you are to clear yourselves, how indignant, how alarmed, how full of longing and enthusiasm, how eager to seek justice! In every way you have demonstrated that you are innocent in this matter.

James 4:9

Be miserable, mourn, and cry. Let your laughter be turned into mourning, and your joy into gloom.

Lamentations 1:5

Her adversaries dominate her, her enemies prosper. For the LORD has made her suffer because of her many transgressions. Her children have gone away, taken into captivity in the presence of the enemy.

Jeremiah 10:19

Woe is me because of my injury. My wound is severe. I said, "Truly this is my sickness, and I must bear it.

Jeremiah 13:17

If you don't listen, I'll cry secretly because of your pride. My eyes will cry bitterly, flowing tears, because the LORD's flock has been taken captive.

Jeremiah 14:2

"Judah mourns, and her gates languish. The people mourn for the land, and the cry of Jerusalem goes up.

Amos 5:16-17

Therefore this is what the LORD, the God of the Heavenly Armies, the Lord, says: "There will be dirges in all of the streets; and in all of the highways they will cry out in anguish. They will call the farmer to mourning and those who lament to grieve. And in all of the vineyards there will be mourning when I pass through your midst,' says the LORD."

Amos 8:10

I will turn your festivals into mourning, and all of your songs to dirges. I will cause all of you to put on sackcloth and to shave all of your heads. I will make that time like mourning for an only son, and its conclusion will be like the end of a bitter day."

Micah 1:8

"Therefore I will cry out and grieve loudly; I will walk around stripped and naked. I will cry out like a jackal and mourn like a company of ostriches.

Zephaniah 1:15

That day will be filled with wrath, a day of trouble and tribulation, a day of desolation and devastation, a day of doom and gloom, a day of clouds and shadows,

Luke 19:41-42

When he came closer and saw the city, he began to grieve over it: "If you had only known today what could have brought you peace! But now it is hidden from your sight,

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Christ » He had the common experiences of humanity » Sorrow

Matthew 26:37

Taking Peter and the two sons of Zebedee with him, he began to be grieved and troubled.

Distress » Sorrow » Common to all men

Psalm 71:20

God, who can compare to you, who caused me to experience troubles that were numerous and disastrous? You will return to revive me and lift me up from the depths of the earth.

Ecclesiastes 2:23

Indeed, all of his days are filled with sorrow, and his struggles bring grief. In fact, his mind remains restless throughout the night. This is pointless, too!

Job 14:22

He feels only his own pain, and grieves only for himself."

Job 5:7

But mankind is born headed for trouble, just as sparks soar skyward."

More verses: Psalm 116:3 Jeremiah 8:15

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2 Samuel 18:33

Deeply shaken, the king went up to the chamber overlooking the city gate, weeping bitterly and crying out as he went along, "My son Absalom! My son! My son Absalom! I wish I had died instead of you, Absalom my son, my son!"

Humility of Christ » He had the common experiences of humanity » Sorrow

Matthew 26:37

Taking Peter and the two sons of Zebedee with him, he began to be grieved and troubled.

Parents » Prayers » Sorrow

2 Samuel 18:33

Deeply shaken, the king went up to the chamber overlooking the city gate, weeping bitterly and crying out as he went along, "My son Absalom! My son! My son Absalom! I wish I had died instead of you, Absalom my son, my son!"

Sickness » The wicked » A large amount » Sorrow

Ecclesiastes 5:17

Furthermore, all his days he lives in darkness with great sorrow, anger, and affliction.

Sorrow » Godly » Parents

2 Samuel 18:33

Deeply shaken, the king went up to the chamber overlooking the city gate, weeping bitterly and crying out as he went along, "My son Absalom! My son! My son Absalom! I wish I had died instead of you, Absalom my son, my son!"

Sorrow » Banished

Jeremiah 31:12

They'll come and cry out with joy on the heights of Zion. They'll be radiant over the LORD's goodness, over the grain, the new wine, the fresh oil, and over the young of the flocks and herds. Their lives will be like a well-watered garden. They'll never again grow faint.

Isaiah 25:8

he has swallowed up death forever! Then the Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces, and he will take away the disgrace of his people from the entire earth." for the LORD has spoken.

Sorrow » The lord wiping away tears

Isaiah 25:8-9

he has swallowed up death forever! Then the Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces, and he will take away the disgrace of his people from the entire earth." for the LORD has spoken. "And you will say at that time, "Look! It's the LORD! This is our God! We waited for him, and he saved us. This is the LORD! We waited for him, so let us rejoice, and we will be glad that he has saved us."

Revelation 21:1-4

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, because the first heaven and the first earth had disappeared, and the sea was gone. I also saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared like a bride adorned for her husband. I heard a loud voice from the throne say, "See, the tent of God is among humans! He will make his home with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them, and he will be their God. read more.
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There won't be death anymore. There won't be any grief, crying, or pain, because the first things have disappeared."

Psalm 30:10-11

Hear me, LORD, and have mercy on me! LORD, help me! You have turned my mourning into dancing; you took off my sackcloth and clothed me with a garment of joy,

Jeremiah 31:13-14

The virgins will rejoice with dancing, together with young men and old men. For I'll turn their mourning into joy, and I'll comfort them and give them gladness instead of sorrow. I'll give the priests abundant provisions, and my people will be satisfied with my goodness," declares the LORD.

Sorrow » Who shall have sorrow

Proverbs 23:29-30

Who has woe? Who has grief? Who has contention? Who has complaints? Who has wounds without cause? Who has bloodshot eyes? Those who linger over their wine, who consume mixed drinks.

Isaiah 50:4-11

"The Lord GOD has given me a learned tongue, so that I may know how to sustain the weary with words. And morning after morning he wakens, and he wakens my ear to listen like those who are being taught. My Lord GOD has opened my ears, and I did not rebel; I did not shrink back. I gave my back to those who beat me and my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard. I did not turn away my face from insults and spitting. read more.
For the Lord GOD helps me, so I won't be disgraced. Therefore I've made my face like flint, and I know that I won't be put to shame." The one who vindicates me is near. Who, then, will bring a charge against me? Let's face each other! Who has a case against me? Let him confront me! See! It is the Lord GOD who will help me. Who is it that will declare me guilty? See! They will all wear out like a garment; moths will eat them up. Who among you fears the LORD, obeying the voice of his servant, who among you walks in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the name of the LORD, and rely upon his God. Look! All those who light a fire, who surround yourselves with flaming torches walk by the light of your fire, and by the torches that you have set ablaze! This is what you will receive from my hand: you will lie down in torment.

More verses: Isaiah 65:11-14

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Isaiah 53:3

"He was despised and rejected by others, and a man of sorrows, intimately familiar with suffering; and like one from whom people hide their faces; and we despised him and did not value him.

John 16:6

But because I have told you this, sorrow has filled your hearts.

Sorrow » Of the lost

Luke 13:28

In that place there will be crying and gnashing of teeth when you see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves being driven away on the outside.

Matthew 24:51

Then his master will punish him severely and assign him a place with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

Sorrow » Of jesus

Isaiah 53:11

Out of the suffering of his soul he will see light and find satisfaction. And through his knowledge his servant, the righteous one, will make many righteous, and he will bear their iniquities.

Matthew 26:37-44

Taking Peter and the two sons of Zebedee with him, he began to be grieved and troubled. Then he told them, "I'm so deeply grieved that I feel I'm about to die. Wait here and stay awake with me." Going on a little farther, he fell on his face and prayed, "O my Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me. Yet not what I want but what you want." read more.
When he went back to the disciples, he found them asleep. He told Peter, "So, you men couldn't stay awake with me for one hour, could you? All of you must stay awake and pray that you won't be tempted. The spirit is indeed willing, but the body is weak." He went away a second time and prayed, "My Father, if this cup cannot go away unless I drink it, let your will be done." Then he came back and found them asleep, because they could not keep their eyes open. After leaving them again, he went away and prayed again for the third time, saying the same thing.

Mark 14:34-42

So he told them, "I'm deeply grieved, even to the point of death. Wait here and stay awake." Going on a little farther, he fell to the ground and kept praying that if it were possible the hour might pass from him. He kept repeating, "Abba! Father! All things are possible for you. Take this cup away from me. Yet not what I want but what you want." read more.
When he went back, he found his disciples asleep. "Simon, are you asleep?" he asked Peter. "You couldn't stay awake for one hour, could you? All of you must stay awake and pray that you won't be tempted. The spirit is indeed willing, but the body is weak." He went away again and prayed the same prayer as before. Again he came back and found them asleep, because they could not keep their eyes open. They didn't even know what they should say to him. He came back a third time. "Are you still sleeping and resting?" he asked. "Enough of that! The time has come. Look! The Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners. Get up! Let's go! See, the one who is betraying me is near!"

Luke 22:42-44

"Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me. Yet not my will but yours be done." Then an angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. In his anguish he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat became like large drops of blood falling on the ground.

Sorrow » Who sorrow shall flee from

Isaiah 51:11

"The scattered ones of the LORD will return, and they will enter Zion with singing. Everlasting joy will be upon their heads; they will attain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.

Sorrow » The sorrow of the world

Sorrow » What sorrow is

Ecclesiastes 7:3-4

Sorrow is better than laughter, because the heart is made better through trouble. For the wise person thinks carefully when in mourning, but fools focus their thoughts on pleasure.

Sorrow » Godly sorrow

Sorrow » Of david for absalom

2 Samuel 18:33

Deeply shaken, the king went up to the chamber overlooking the city gate, weeping bitterly and crying out as he went along, "My son Absalom! My son! My son Absalom! I wish I had died instead of you, Absalom my son, my son!"

2 Samuel 19:1-8

Someone informed Joab, "The king is weeping bitterly, mourning for Absalom." The victory had become an occasion for the army to mourn, because on that very day the troops heard the announcement, "The king is grieving for his son!" So men snuck into the city that day like men do who are ashamed after they've run away from a battle. read more.
Meanwhile, the king veiled his face and kept on crying loudly, "My son Absalom! Absalom my son, my son!" Joab went up to the palace and rebuked the king: "Today you've humiliated your entire army who just saved your life, the lives of your sons and daughters, and the lives of your wives and mistresses! You love those who hate you and hate those who love you! You've made it abundantly clear today that your officers and the men under them mean nothing to you! I've learned today that you would rather have Absalom alive today and all the rest of us dead! Now get up and restore the morale of your army. I swear by the LORD that if you don't get out there, you won't have a single man left in your army by nightfall! You'll be in more trouble today than all the disasters you've been through from your boyhood until now!" So the king got up and took his seat in the gateway. When the army was informed, "The king is sitting in the gateway!" they all gathered together in his presence.

Sorrow » Who increases sorrow

Sorrow » What has no sorrow

Sorrow » Who causes sorrow

Proverbs 10:10

Those who wink their eyes are trouble makers, and the mocking fool will be brought down.

Sorrow » Sorrow of the heart

Sorrow » Of mary and martha

John 11:19-40

and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them about their brother. As soon as Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, while Mary stayed at home. Martha told Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. read more.
But even now I know that whatever you ask of God, he will give it to you." Jesus told her, "Your brother will rise again." Martha told him, "I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day." Jesus told her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The person who believes in me, even though he dies, will live. Indeed, everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe that?" "Yes, Lord," she told him. "I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one who was to come into the world." When she had said this, she went away and called her sister Mary and told her privately, "The Teacher is here and is calling for you!" As soon as Mary heard this, she got up quickly and went to him. Now Jesus had not yet arrived at the village but was still at the place where Martha had met him. When the Jews who had been with her, consoling her in the house, saw Mary get up quickly and go out, they followed her, thinking that she had gone to the tomb to cry there. As soon as Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell down at his feet and told him, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother wouldn't have died." When Jesus saw her crying, and the Jews who had come with her crying, he was greatly troubled in spirit and deeply moved. He asked, "Where have you put him?" They told him, "Lord, come and see." Jesus burst into tears. So the Jews said, "See how much he loved him!" But some of them said, "Surely the one who opened the eyes of the blind man could have kept this man from dying, couldn't he?" Groaning deeply again, Jesus came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone was lying in front of it. Jesus said, "Remove the stone." Martha, the dead man's sister, told him, "Lord, there must be a stench by now, because he's been dead for four days." Jesus told her, "I told you that if you believed you would see God's glory, didn't I?"

Sorrow » From bereavement » Of jacob for joseph

Genesis 37:34-35

So Jacob tore his clothes, dressed himself in sackcloth, and then mourned many days for his son. All his sons and daughters showed up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. He kept saying, "Leave me alone! I'll go down to the next world, still mourning for my son." So Joseph's father wept for him.

Sorrow » God takes notice » Of hagar's

Genesis 21:17-20

God heard the boy's voice, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven. He asked her, "What's wrong with you, Hagar? Don't be afraid, because God has heard the voice of the youth where he is. Get up! Pick up the youth and grab his hand, because I will make a great nation of his descendants." Then God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. So she went, filled the skin with water, and gave the boy a drink. read more.
God was with the boy as he grew up. He settled in the wilderness and became an expert archer.

Sorrow » For sin

2 Corinthians 7:10-11

For having sorrow in a godly way results in repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regrets. But the sorrow of the world produces death. See what great earnestness godly sorrow has produced in you! How ready you are to clear yourselves, how indignant, how alarmed, how full of longing and enthusiasm, how eager to seek justice! In every way you have demonstrated that you are innocent in this matter.

Sorrow » God takes notice » Of the israelites

Exodus 3:7-10

The LORD said, "I have certainly seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and I have heard their cry caused by their slave masters. I really do understand their pain, so I have come down to deliver them from their domination by the Egyptians and to bring them out of that land to a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the territory of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. Now, listen carefully! The cry of the Israelis has come to my attention about how severely the Egyptians have been oppressing them. read more.
So go! I am sending you to Pharaoh. Bring my people the Israelis out of Egypt."

Sorrow » Sorrow and sighing will flee away,

Sorrow » From bereavement » For benjamin

Genesis 43:14

and may God Almighty cause the man to show compassion toward you. May he send all of you back, including your other brother and Benjamin. Now as for me, if I lose my children, I lose them."

Sorrow » Of hannah

1 Samuel 1:15

"No, sir!" Hannah replied. "I'm a deeply troubled woman. I've drunk neither wine nor beer. I've been pouring out my soul in the LORD's presence.

Sorrow » No sorrow in heaven

Sorrow » Of jeremiah

Lamentations 1:12

May it not befall you, all who pass along the road! Look and see: Is there any grief like my grief dealt out to me, by which the LORD afflicted me in the time of his fierce wrath?

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Joseph named his firstborn son Manasseh because, he said, "God has made me forget all of my hard life and my father's house."

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