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Acts 1:18-19

Now this man acquired a field with his unrighteous wages. He fell headfirst and burst open in the middle, and all his insides spilled out. This became known to all the residents of Jerusalem, so that in their own language that field is called Hakeldama (that is, Field of Blood).

1 Samuel 31:4

Then Saul said to his armor-bearer, “Draw your sword and run me through with it, or these uncircumcised men will come and run me through and torture me.” But his armor-bearer would not do it because he was terrified. Then Saul took his sword and fell on it.

1 Samuel 31:5-6

When his armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his own sword and died with him. So on that day, Saul died together with his three sons, his armor-bearer, and all his men.

1 Chronicles 10:4-5

Then Saul said to his armor-bearer, “Draw your sword and run me through with it, or these uncircumcised men will come and torture me!” But his armor-bearer wouldn’t do it because he was terrified. Then Saul took his sword and fell on it. When his armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his own sword and died.

2 Samuel 1:9

Then he begged me, ‘Stand over me and kill me, for I’m mortally wounded, but my life still lingers.’

2 Samuel 17:23

When Ahithophel realized that his advice had not been followed, he saddled his donkey and set out for his house in his hometown. He set his affairs in order and hanged himself. So he died and was buried in his father’s tomb.

1 Kings 16:18

When Zimri saw that the city was captured, he entered the citadel of the royal palace and burned it down over himself. He died

Judges 16:26-30

Samson said to the young man who was leading him by the hand, “Lead me where I can feel the pillars supporting the temple, so I can lean against them.” The temple was full of men and women; all the leaders of the Philistines were there, and about 3,000 men and women were on the roof watching Samson entertain them. He called out to the Lord: “Lord God, please remember me. Strengthen me, God, just once more. With one act of vengeance, let me pay back the Philistines for my two eyes.” read more.
Samson took hold of the two middle pillars supporting the temple and leaned against them, one on his right hand and the other on his left. Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines.” He pushed with all his might, and the temple fell on the leaders and all the people in it. And the dead he killed at his death were more than those he had killed in his life.

Acts 16:27

When the jailer woke up and saw the doors of the prison open, he drew his sword and was going to kill himself, since he thought the prisoners had escaped.

1 Kings 19:3-4

Then Elijah became afraid and immediately ran for his life. When he came to Beer-sheba that belonged to Judah, he left his servant there, but he went on a day’s journey into the wilderness. He sat down under a broom tree and prayed that he might die. He said, “I have had enough! Lord, take my life, for I’m no better than my fathers.”

Jeremiah 15:10

Woe is me, my mother,
that you gave birth to me,
a man who incites dispute and conflict
in all the land.
I did not lend or borrow,
yet everyone curses me.

Jeremiah 20:14-18

May the day I was born
be cursed.
May the day my mother bore me
never be blessed. May the man be cursed
who brought the news to my father, saying,
“A male child is born to you,”
bringing him great joy. Let that man be like the cities
the Lord demolished without compassion.
Let him hear an outcry in the morning
and a war cry at noontimeread more.
because he didn’t kill me in the womb
so that my mother might have been my grave,
her womb eternally pregnant. Why did I come out of the womb
to see only struggle and sorrow,
to end my life in shame?

Jonah 4:1-3

But Jonah was greatly displeased and became furious. He prayed to the Lord: “Please, Lord, isn’t this what I said while I was still in my own country? That’s why I fled toward Tarshish in the first place. I knew that You are a merciful and compassionate God, slow to become angry, rich in faithful love, and One who relents from sending disaster. And now, Lord, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.”

Job 3:1-4

After this, Job began to speak and cursed the day he was born. He said: May the day I was born perish,
and the night when they said,
“A boy is conceived.”read more.
If only that day had turned to darkness!
May God above not care about it,
or light shine on it.

Job 7:15-16

so that I prefer strangling—
death rather than life in this body. I give up! I will not live forever.
Leave me alone, for my days are a breath.

Hosea 10:8

The high places of Aven, the sin of Israel,
will be destroyed;
thorns and thistles will grow over their altars.
They will say to the mountains, “Cover us!”
and to the hills, “Fall on us!”

Revelation 6:16

And they said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the One seated on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb,

Psalm 90:8-10

You have set our unjust ways before You,
our secret sins in the light of Your presence. For all our days ebb away under Your wrath;
we end our years like a sigh. Our lives last seventy years
or, if we are strong, eighty years.
Even the best of them are struggle and sorrow;
indeed, they pass quickly and we fly away.

Job 10:12

You gave me life and faithful love,
and Your care has guarded my life.

Psalm 90:1-10

A prayer of Moses, the man of God.Lord, You have been our refuge
in every generation. Before the mountains were born,
before You gave birth to the earth and the world,
from eternity to eternity, You are God. You return mankind to the dust,
saying, “Return, descendants of Adam.”read more.
For in Your sight a thousand years
are like yesterday that passes by,
like a few hours of the night. You end their lives; they sleep.
They are like grass that grows in the morning— in the morning it sprouts and grows;
by evening it withers and dries up. For we are consumed by Your anger;
we are terrified by Your wrath. You have set our unjust ways before You,
our secret sins in the light of Your presence. For all our days ebb away under Your wrath;
we end our years like a sigh. Our lives last seventy years
or, if we are strong, eighty years.
Even the best of them are struggle and sorrow;
indeed, they pass quickly and we fly away.

Psalm 139:13-15

For it was You who created my inward parts;
You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will praise You
because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made.
Your works are wonderful,
and I know this very well. My bones were not hidden from You
when I was made in secret,
when I was formed in the depths of the earth.

Exodus 23:25-26

Worship the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. I will remove illnesses from you. No woman will miscarry or be childless in your land. I will give you the full number of your days.

Job 30:23

Yes, I know that You will lead me to death—
the place appointed for all who live.

Luke 12:22-25

Then He said to His disciples: “Therefore I tell you, don’t worry about your life, what you will eat; or about the body, what you will wear. For life is more than food and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens: They don’t sow or reap; they don’t have a storeroom or a barn; yet God feeds them. Aren’t you worth much more than the birds?read more.
Can any of you add a cubit to his height by worrying?

Ephesians 5:29

For no one ever hates his own flesh but provides and cares for it, just as Christ does for the church,

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Saul, king of israel » The man who lost a crown characteristics of » Suicide

1 Samuel 31:4

Then Saul said to his armor-bearer, “Draw your sword and run me through with it, or these uncircumcised men will come and run me through and torture me.” But his armor-bearer would not do it because he was terrified. Then Saul took his sword and fell on it.

Suicide » Despair sometimes drives men to suicide

2 Samuel 17:23

When Ahithophel realized that his advice had not been followed, he saddled his donkey and set out for his house in his hometown. He set his affairs in order and hanged himself. So he died and was buried in his father’s tomb.

Acts 1:18

Now this man acquired a field with his unrighteous wages. He fell headfirst and burst open in the middle, and all his insides spilled out.

1 Kings 16:18

When Zimri saw that the city was captured, he entered the citadel of the royal palace and burned it down over himself. He died

1 Samuel 31:4

Then Saul said to his armor-bearer, “Draw your sword and run me through with it, or these uncircumcised men will come and run me through and torture me.” But his armor-bearer would not do it because he was terrified. Then Saul took his sword and fell on it.

Suicide » Instances of » Saul and his armor-bearer

1 Samuel 31:4-5

Then Saul said to his armor-bearer, "Draw your sword and run me through with it, or these uncircumcised men will come and run me through and torture me." But his armor-bearer would not do it because he was terrified. Then Saul took his sword and fell on it. When his armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his own sword and died with him.

1 Chronicles 10:4-5

Then Saul said to his armor-bearer, "Draw your sword and run me through with it, or these uncircumcised men will come and torture me!" But his armor-bearer wouldn't do it because he was terrified. Then Saul took his sword and fell on it. When his armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his own sword and died.

Suicide » Temptation to, of jesus

Matthew 4:5-6

Then the Devil took Him to the holy city, had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written: He will give His angels orders concerning you , and, they will support you with their hands so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. "

Luke 4:9-11

So he took Him to Jerusalem, had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here. For it is written: He will give His angels orders concerning you, to protect you, and they will support you with their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. "

Suicide » Instances of » Judas

Acts 1:18

Now this man acquired a field with his unrighteous wages. He fell headfirst and burst open in the middle, and all his insides spilled out.

Suicide » Instances of » Samson

Judges 16:29-30

Samson took hold of the two middle pillars supporting the temple and leaned against them, one on his right hand and the other on his left. Samson said, "Let me die with the Philistines." He pushed with all his might, and the temple fell on the leaders and all the people in it. And the dead he killed at his death were more than those he had killed in his life.

Suicide » Instances of » Ahithophel

2 Samuel 17:23

When Ahithophel realized that his advice had not been followed, he saddled his donkey and set out for his house in his hometown. He set his affairs in order and hanged himself. So he died and was buried in his father’s tomb.

Suicide » Instances of » Zimri

1 Kings 16:18

When Zimri saw that the city was captured, he entered the citadel of the royal palace and burned it down over himself. He died

Suicide » Of the philippian jailer

Acts 16:27

When the jailer woke up and saw the doors of the prison open, he drew his sword and was going to kill himself, since he thought the prisoners had escaped.

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