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Acts 1:18-19

(Now this man acquired a field for the wages of [his] wickedness, and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his intestines spilled out. And it became known to all who live in Jerusalem, so that that field was called in their own language "Akeldama," that is, "Field of Blood.")

1 Samuel 31:4

Then Saul said to {his armor bearer}, "Draw your sword and thrust me through with it, so that these uncircumcised do not come and thrust me through and make a fool of me!" But {his armor bearer} [was] not willing [to do so] because he [was] very afraid. So Saul took the sword and fell on it.

1 Samuel 31:5-6

And when {his armor bearer} saw that Saul [was] dead, he also fell on his sword and died with him. So Saul died, and his three sons, {his armor bearer}, [and] all his men together that [same] day.

1 Chronicles 10:4-5

And Saul said to his armor-bearer, "Draw your sword and thrust me through with it, lest these uncircumcised come and deal harshly with me." But he was very afraid. Then Saul took the sword and fell upon it. When his armor-bearer saw that Saul [was] dead, he also fell upon the sword, and he died.

2 Samuel 1:9

He said to me, 'Please stand over me and kill me, for convulsions have seized me, even though my life [is still] in me.'

2 Samuel 17:23

When Ahithophel saw that his advice [was] not followed, he saddled the donkey, and he set out and went up to his house in his city. {After he set his house in order}, he hanged himself, and he died and was buried in the tomb of his ancestors.

1 Kings 16:18

It happened that when Zimri saw that the city was taken, he went to the citadel fortress of the house of the king, and he burnt the house of the king over him with fire so that he died.

Judges 16:26-30

Then Samson said to the servant who was holding him by his hand, "Position me so that I can touch the pillars on which the house rests, so I can lean on them." And the house was full of men and women, and all of the rulers of [the] Philistines [were] there--about three thousand men and women were on the roof watching the performance of Samson. And Samson called to Yahweh and said, "My Lord Yahweh, remember me! Please give me strength this one time, O God, so that I can repay [with] one act of revenge to [the] Philistines for my eyes."read more.
And Samson reached out and held two of the middle pillars on which the house [was] resting, and he leaned on them, one on his right and one on his left. And Samson said, "Let me die with the Philistines." And he pushed with [all his] strength, and the house fell on the rulers and all of the people who [were] with him. And the dead whom he killed in his death were more than those he killed in his life.

Acts 16:27

And [after] the jailer was awake and saw the doors of the prison open, he drew [his] sword [and] was about to kill himself, [because he] thought the prisoners had escaped.

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."

Jeremiah 15:10

Woe to me, my mother, that you gave birth to me, a man of contention and quarreling {to the whole land}. I have not lent out and {I have not borrowed}. All of them [are] cursing me.

Jeremiah 20:14-18

Cursed be [the] day [on] which I was born, let not the day [on] which my mother gave birth to me be blessed. Cursed be the man who brought the news [to] my father, {saying}, "A child is born to you, a son!" and he made him very glad. And let that man be like the cities that Yahweh demolished without regret, and let him hear a cry for help in the morning, and an alarm at the time of noon.read more.
Because he did not kill me in [the] womb, so that my mother would have been for me my grave, and [her] womb [would be] pregnant forever. {Why} did I come out from [the] womb, to see toil, and sorrow, and [to] {end my days in shame}?

Jonah 4:1-3

And this {was greatly displeasing} to Jonah, and {he became furious}. And he prayed to Yahweh and said, "O Yahweh, [was] this not {what I said} while I was in my homeland? Therefore {I originally fled} to Tarshish, because I knew that you [are] a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger {and having great steadfast love}, and one who relents concerning calamity. And so then, Yahweh, please take my life from me, because [for] me death [is] better than life!"

Job 10:1

"My inner self loathes my life; {I want to give vent to my complaint}; I want to speak out of [the] bitterness of my inner self.

Job 3:1-4

{Afterward} Job opened his mouth and cursed his day. Thus Job {spoke up} and said, "Let [the] day perish on which I was born, and the night that said, 'A man-child is conceived.'read more.
Let that day become darkness; may God not seek it from above, nor may daylight shine on it.

Job 7:15-16

So my inner self will choose strangling-- death more than my {existence}. I loathe [my life]; I would not live forever; depart from me, for my days [are] a breath.

Hosea 10:8

The high places of Aven, the sin of Israel, will be destroyed. Thorn and thistle will grow on 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 who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb,

Psalm 90:8-10

You have put our iniquities before you, our hidden [sins] into the light of your countenance. For all of our days dwindle away in your rage; we complete our years like a sigh. As for the days of our years, within them [are] seventy years or if by strength eighty years, and their pride [is] trouble and disaster, for it passes quickly and we fly [away].

Job 10:12

You have granted me life and loyal love, and your care has preserved my spirit.

Psalm 90:1-10

O Lord, you have been our help {in all generations}. Before [the] mountains were born and you brought forth [the] earth and [the] world, even from everlasting to everlasting, you [are] God. You return man to [the] dust, {saying}, "Return, O sons of man."read more.
For a thousand years in your eyes [are] like yesterday when it passes, or [like] a watch in the night. You sweep them away [like a flood]. They fall asleep. In the morning [they are] like grass [that] sprouts anew. In the morning it blossoms and sprouts anew; by evening it withers and dries up. For we are brought to an end by your anger, and we hasten [off] by your wrath. You have put our iniquities before you, our hidden [sins] into the light of your countenance. For all of our days dwindle away in your rage; we complete our years like a sigh. As for the days of our years, within them [are] seventy years or if by strength eighty years, and their pride [is] trouble and disaster, for it passes quickly and we fly [away].

Psalm 139:13-15

Indeed you created my {inward parts}; you wove me in my mother's womb. I praise you, because I am fearfully [and] wonderfully [made]. Wonderful [are] your works, and my soul knows [it] well. My {frame} was not hidden from you, when I was created secretly, [and] intricately woven in [the] depths of [the] earth.

Exodus 23:25-26

And you will serve Yahweh your God, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will remove sickness from among you. There will be no one suffering miscarriage or infertile in your land. I will make full the number of your days.

Deuteronomy 32:39

See, now, that I, [even] I [am] he, and there is not a god besides me; I put to death and I give life; I wound and I heal; there is not [one] who delivers from my hand!

Job 30:23

Indeed, I know [that] you will bring me to death and [to the] house of assembly for all [the] living.

Luke 12:22-25

And he said to his disciples, "For this [reason] I tell you, do not be anxious for [your] life, what you will eat, or for [your] body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body [more than] clothing. Consider the ravens, that they neither sow nor reap; to them there is neither storeroom nor barn, and God feeds them. How much more are you worth than the birds?read more.
And which of you [by] being anxious is able to add an hour to his life span?

Ephesians 5:29

For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as also Christ [does] 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 thrust me through with it, so that these uncircumcised do not come and thrust me through and make a fool of me!" But {his armor bearer} [was] not willing [to do so] because he [was] very afraid. So Saul took the sword and fell on it.

Suicide » Despair sometimes drives men to suicide

2 Samuel 17:23

When Ahithophel saw that his advice [was] not followed, he saddled the donkey, and he set out and went up to his house in his city. {After he set his house in order}, he hanged himself, and he died and was buried in the tomb of his ancestors.

Acts 1:18

(Now this man acquired a field for the wages of [his] wickedness, and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his intestines spilled out.

1 Kings 16:18

It happened that when Zimri saw that the city was taken, he went to the citadel fortress of the house of the king, and he burnt the house of the king over him with fire so that he died.

1 Samuel 31:4

Then Saul said to {his armor bearer}, "Draw your sword and thrust me through with it, so that these uncircumcised do not come and thrust me through and make a fool of me!" But {his armor bearer} [was] not willing [to do so] because he [was] very afraid. So Saul took the 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 thrust me through with it, so that these uncircumcised do not come and thrust me through and make a fool of me!" But {his armor bearer} [was] not willing [to do so] because he [was] very afraid. So Saul took the sword and fell on it. And when {his armor bearer} saw that Saul [was] dead, he also fell on his sword and died with him.

1 Chronicles 10:4-5

And Saul said to his armor-bearer, "Draw your sword and thrust me through with it, lest these uncircumcised come and deal harshly with me." But he was very afraid. Then Saul took the sword and fell upon it. When his armor-bearer saw that Saul [was] dead, he also fell upon the sword, and he died.

Suicide » Temptation to, of jesus

Matthew 4:5-6

Then the devil took him to the holy city and placed him on the highest point of the temple and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down! For it is written, 'He will command his angels concerning you,' and 'On [their] hands they will lift you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.'"

Luke 4:9-11

And he brought him to Jerusalem, and had him stand on the highest point 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 command his angels concerning you, to protect you,' and 'on [their] hands they will lift you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.'"

Suicide » Instances of » Judas

Acts 1:18

(Now this man acquired a field for the wages of [his] wickedness, and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his intestines spilled out.

Suicide » Instances of » Samson

Judges 16:29-30

And Samson reached out and held two of the middle pillars on which the house [was] resting, and he leaned on them, one on his right and one on his left. And Samson said, "Let me die with the Philistines." And he pushed with [all his] strength, and the house fell on the rulers and all of the people who [were] with him. And the dead whom he killed in his death were more than those he killed in his life.

Suicide » Instances of » Ahithophel

2 Samuel 17:23

When Ahithophel saw that his advice [was] not followed, he saddled the donkey, and he set out and went up to his house in his city. {After he set his house in order}, he hanged himself, and he died and was buried in the tomb of his ancestors.

Suicide » Instances of » Zimri

1 Kings 16:18

It happened that when Zimri saw that the city was taken, he went to the citadel fortress of the house of the king, and he burnt the house of the king over him with fire so that he died.

Suicide » Of the philippian jailer

Acts 16:27

And [after] the jailer was awake and saw the doors of the prison open, he drew [his] sword [and] was about to kill himself, [because he] thought the prisoners had escaped.