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62 Bible Verses about Suffering, Emotional Aspects Of

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Psalm 119:53

Rage seizes me because of [the] wicked, those who forsake your law.

Job 19:7

"Look, I cry out, 'Violence!' but I am not answered; I cry out, but there is no justice.

Psalm 82:2

"How long will you judge unjustly and {show favoritism to the wicked}? Selah

Job 19:8

He has walled up my way so that I cannot pass; and he has set darkness upon my paths.

Job 23:8-9

"When I go forward, {he is not there}, or backward, I cannot see him. {When he works} [on the] left, {I cannot perceive} [him]; he turns to [the] right, but I cannot see [him].

Genesis 27:34

When Esau heard the words of his father he cried out [with] a great and exceedingly bitter cry of distress. And he said to his father, "Bless me as well, my father!"

Ruth 1:20-21

And she said to them, "You should not call me Naomi; call me Mara, for Shaddai has {caused me to be very bitter}. I went [away] full, but Yahweh brought me back empty-handed! Why call me Naomi {when Yahweh has testified against me} and Shaddai has brought calamity upon me?"

Proverbs 5:11-14

and you groan at your end, when your flesh and body are consumed, and say "How I hated discipline, and I despised reproof!" and "I did not listen to the voice of my teachers, and I did not incline my ear to my instructors!read more.
I was almost at utter ruin in the midst of the assembly and congregation."

Lamentations 1:12

Is it nothing to you, {all who pass by}? Look and see if there is sorrow like my sorrow, which was dealt to me, which Yahweh inflicted on the {day of his wrath}.

2 Samuel 18:33

The king was upset, and he went up to the upper room of the gate and wept. He said as he went, "My son, Absalom, my son, my son, Absalom. {If only} I had died instead of you, Absalom, my son, my son."

Genesis 23:1-2

And {Sarah lived} one hundred and twenty-seven years; [these were] the years of the life of Sarah. And Sarah died in Kiriath Arba; that [is] Hebron, in the land of Canaan.

Genesis 37:34-35

And Jacob tore his clothes and put sackcloth on his loins and mourned for his son many days. And all his sons and daughters tried to console him, but he refused to be consoled. And he said, "No, I shall go down to my son, to Sheol, mourning." And his father wept for him.

Genesis 50:1-3

Then Joseph fell on the face of his father and wept upon him and kissed him. And Joseph instructed his servants the physicians to embalm his father. So the physicians embalmed Israel. Forty days {were required for it}, for thus [are] the days {required for} embalming. And the Egyptians wept for him seventy days.

Exodus 12:30

And Pharaoh got up [at] night, he and all his servants and all Egypt, and a great cry of distress was in Egypt because there was not a house where there was no one dead.

Deuteronomy 34:8

And the {Israelites} wept [concerning] Moses thirty days; [finally] the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were completed.

2 Samuel 19:4

and because the king had covered his face and cried with a loud voice, "My son, Absalom, Absalom, my son, my son."

Matthew 2:16-18

Then Herod, [when he] saw that he had been deceived by the wise men, became very angry, and he sent [soldiers] [and] executed all the children in Bethlehem and in all the region [around] it from [the age of] two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined precisely from the wise men. Then what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled, saying, "A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping [for] her children, and she did not want to be comforted, because {they exist no longer}."

Jeremiah 31:15

Thus says Yahweh, "A voice [is] heard in Ramah, lamentation, [the] weeping of bitterness. Rachel [is] weeping for her children; she refuses to be comforted because of her children, for they are no [more]."

John 11:32-35

Then Mary, when she came where Jesus was [and] saw him, fell at his feet, saying to him, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died." Then Jesus, when he saw her weeping and the Jews who came with her weeping, was deeply moved in spirit and was troubled within himself. And he said, "Where have you laid him?" They said to him, "Lord, come and see."read more.
Jesus wept.

Genesis 30:1

When Rachel saw that she could not bear children to Jacob, Rachel envied her sister. And she said to Jacob, "Give me children--if not, I will die!"

1 Samuel 1:4-8

{On} the day Elkanah sacrificed, he would give portions to his wife Peninnah and to all her sons and daughters. But to Hannah he would give {a double portion}, because he loved Hannah, though Yahweh had closed her womb. (Now her rival wife would provoke her severely in order to upset her because Yahweh had closed her womb.)read more.
And so he used to do year after year; {whenever} she went up to the house of Yahweh, she would provoke her so that she would weep and would not eat. So Elkanah her husband would say to her: "Hannah, why do you weep and why do you not eat? And {why are you heartsick}? Am I not better to you than ten sons?"

Acts 20:38

especially distressed at the statement that he had said, that they were going to see his face no more. And they accompanied him to the ship.

1 Samuel 20:41

The boy left, and then David got up from the south side, and he fell on his face to the ground and bowed three times. And they kissed {each other} and wept {together}, but David [wept] the most.

2 Kings 2:12

while Elisha [was] watching and crying out, "My father, my father; the chariot of Israel and its horsemen!" But he could not see him any longer, and he grasped his clothes and tore them in two pieces.

Luke 13:28

In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but yourselves thrown outside!

Judges 2:4

And as the angel of Yahweh spoke these words to all the {Israelites}, the people {wept bitterly}.

Matthew 25:11

And later the other virgins came also, saying, 'Lord, lord, open [the door] for us!'

Genesis 45:3

Then Joseph said to his brothers, "I [am] Joseph! Is my father still alive?" And his brothers were unable to answer him, for they were dismayed at his presence.

Genesis 20:8

So Abimelech rose early in the morning. And he called all his servants and {told them all these things}, and the men were very afraid.

Genesis 32:7-8

Then Jacob was very frightened and distressed. So he divided the people, flocks, cattle, and camels that [were] with him into two companies. And he thought, "If Esau comes to one company and destroys it, the remaining company will be [able] to escape."

Exodus 20:18-19

And all the people [were] seeing the thunder and the lightning and the sound of the ram's horn and the mountain smoking, and the people saw, and they trembled, and they stood at a distance. And they said to Moses, "You speak with us, and we will listen, but let not God speak with us, lest we die."

1 Samuel 17:24

When all the men of Israel saw the man, they fled from his presence and were very afraid.

1 Kings 19:3-4

Then he became afraid, got up, and {fled for his life}. He came [to] Beersheba which belongs to Judah, and he left his servant there. Then he went into the wilderness one day's journey, and he went and sat under a certain broom tree. Then {he asked Yahweh that he might die}, and he said, "It is enough now, Yahweh; take my life, for I am no better than my ancestors."

Isaiah 21:2-4

A hard revelation is told to me; the treacherous deals treacherously, and the destroyer destroys. Go up, Elam; lay siege, Media! I put an end to all of her sighing. Therefore my loins are filled [with] anguish; pangs have seized me, like [the] pangs of a woman giving birth. I am {too bent to hear}, I am {too dismayed to see}. My {mind} staggers; fear terrifies me; the twilight {I desired} {brought} me fear.

Daniel 5:8-9

Then all the wise men of the king came in, but they were not able to read the writing or to make known its explanation. Then the king, Belshazzar, became greatly terrified, and {his facial features} changed upon him, and his lords were perplexed.

Matthew 27:3-4

Then [when] Judas, the one who had betrayed him, saw that he had been condemned, he regretted [what he had done] [and] returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and elders, saying, "I have sinned [by] betraying innocent blood!" But they said, "What [is that] to us? You see to [it]!"

Acts 2:37

Now [when they] heard [this], they were pierced to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, "What should we do, men [and] brothers?"

Hebrews 10:2

For otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, because the ones who worship, having been purified once and for all, would no longer have any consciousness of sins?

Isaiah 53:3

[He was] despised and rejected [by] men, a man of suffering, and acquainted with sickness, and like {one from whom others hide their faces}, [he was] despised, and we did not hold him in high regard.

Matthew 26:38

Then he said to them, "My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death. Remain here and stay awake with me."

Mark 14:34

And he said to them, "My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death. Remain here and stay awake."

2 Corinthians 11:28-29

Apart from these external things, [there is] the pressure on me every day of the anxiety about all the churches. Who is weak, and [I am] not weak? Who is caused to sin, and I do not burn [with indignation]?

Romans 9:1-4

I am telling the truth in Christ--[I am] not lying; my conscience bears witness to me in the Holy Spirit-- that my grief is great and [there is] constant distress in my heart. For I could wish myself to be accursed from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my fellow countrymen according to the flesh,read more.
who are Israelites, [to] whom [belong] the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the [temple] service, and the promises,

1 Corinthians 15:31

I die every day--yes indeed, by my boasting in you, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord!

2 Corinthians 1:8-9

For we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, concerning our affliction that happened in the [province of] Asia, that we were burdened to an extraordinary degree, beyond [our] strength, so that we were in despair even of living. But [we] ourselves had the sentence of death in ourselves, so that we would not be putting confidence in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead,

Nehemiah 2:1-3

It happened in the month of Nisan, in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was before him, I carried the wine and gave it to the king. And I had never been sad before the king. So the king said to me, "Why is your face sad since you are not sick? This is nothing but sadness of the heart." And I was very much afraid. I said to the king, "May the king live forever! Why should my face not be sad when the city of my ancestors' burial site is ruined and her gates are consumed by fire?"

Psalm 107:39

When they become few and they are bent down from [the] oppression of calamity and grief,

Psalm 116:3

[The] ropes of death encircled me, and the distresses of Sheol found me. I found trouble and grief.

Matthew 26:22

And greatly distressed, each one began to say to him, "{Surely I am not he, am I}, Lord?"

Mark 14:19

They began to be distressed and to say to him one by one, "Surely not I?"

Jeremiah 9:1

{Oh that my head were waters}, and my eyes a fountain of tears, so that I might weep day and night, [for] the slain of the daughter of my people.

Genesis 42:24

And he turned away from them and wept. Then he returned to them and spoke to them, and took Simeon from them and tied him up in front of them.

Genesis 43:30

Then Joseph {hurried away}, {being overcome with emotion} toward his brother, and sought for [a place] to cry. Then he went into a room and wept there.

Genesis 45:1-2

Then Joseph was not able to control himself before all who were standing by him. And he cried out, "Make every man go out from me!" So no one stood with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers. And {he wept loudly}, so that the Egyptians heard [it] and the household of Pharaoh heard [it].

2 Samuel 15:30

Now David [was] going up on the Ascent of the Olives, {weeping as he went}, with his head covered and going barefoot. All the people who [were] with him each covered their head {and wept as they went}.

Ezra 3:12-13

But many of the elderly priests, Levites, and heads of the families who had seen the first temple, wept with a loud voice when they saw the foundation of this house, but many {shouted aloud with joy}. No person could distinguish the sound of joyful acclaim from the sound of people weeping, for the people shouted with great joyful acclaim and the sound was heard from afar.

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