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Theasaurus: Tragedy

50 Bible Verses about Tragedy

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Ecclesiastes 10:5

There is an evil I have seen under the sun, an error proceeding from the presence of the ruler:

Ecclesiastes 6:1

Here is a tragedy I have observed under the sun, and it weighs heavily on humanity:

1 Kings 17:20

Then he cried out to the Lord and said, “My Lord God, have You also brought tragedy on the widow I am staying with by killing her son?”

Luke 13:4

Or those 18 that the tower in Siloam fell on and killed—do you think they were more sinful than all the people who live in Jerusalem?

Ecclesiastes 7:3

Grief is better than laughter,
for when a face is sad, a heart may be glad.

Ecclesiastes 2:21

When there is a man whose work was done with wisdom, knowledge, and skill, and he must give his portion to a man who has not worked for it, this too is futile and a great wrong.

Ecclesiastes 6:2

God gives a man riches, wealth, and honor so that he lacks nothing of all he desires for himself, but God does not allow him to enjoy them. Instead, a stranger will enjoy them. This is futile and a sickening tragedy.

Ecclesiastes 5:13

There is a sickening tragedy I have seen under the sun: wealth kept by its owner to his harm.

Ecclesiastes 9:3

This is an evil in all that is done under the sun: there is one fate for everyone. In addition, the hearts of people are full of evil, and madness is in their hearts while they live—after that they go to the dead.

Isaiah 8:10

Devise a plan; it will fail.
Make a prediction; it will not happen.
For God is with us.

1 Kings 17:21

Then he stretched himself out over the boy three times. He cried out to the Lord and said, “My Lord God, please let this boy’s life return to him!”

Ecclesiastes 9:12

For man certainly does not know his time: like fish caught in a cruel net or like birds caught in a trap, so people are trapped in an evil time as it suddenly falls on them.

Nahum 1:9

Whatever you plot against the Lord,
He will bring it to complete destruction;
oppression will not rise up a second time.

Psalm 103:10

He has not dealt with us as our sins deserve
or repaid us according to our offenses.

Ecclesiastes 5:16

This too is a sickening tragedy: exactly as he comes, so he will go. What does the one gain who struggles for the wind?

Ecclesiastes 1:13

I applied my mind to seek and explore through wisdom all that is done under heaven. God has given people this miserable task to keep them occupied.

Job 2:10

“You speak as a foolish woman speaks,” he told her. “Should we accept only good from God and not adversity?” Throughout all this Job did not sin in what he said.

Ecclesiastes 4:10

For if either falls, his companion can lift him up; but pity the one who falls without another to lift him up.

Zechariah 9:12

Return to a stronghold,
you prisoners who have hope;
today I declare that I will restore double to you.

Colossians 3:6

Because of these, God’s wrath comes on the disobedient,

1 Chronicles 7:23

23 He slept with his wife, and she conceived and gave birth to a son. So he named him Beriah, because there had been misfortune in his home.

1 John 5:17

All unrighteousness is sin, and there is sin that does not bring death.

Jeremiah 4:19

My anguish, my anguish! I writhe in agony!
Oh, the pain in my heart!
My heart pounds;
I cannot be silent.
For you, my soul,
have heard the sound of the ram’s horn—
the shout of battle.

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.

2 Samuel 21:10

Rizpah, Aiah’s daughter, took sackcloth and spread it out for herself on the rock from the beginning of the harvest until the rain poured down from heaven on the bodies. She kept the birds of the sky from them by day and the wild animals by night.

2 Chronicles 21:14

Yahweh is now about to strike your people, your sons, your wives, and all your possessions with a horrible affliction.

Lamentations 3:33

For He does not enjoy bringing affliction
or suffering on mankind.

Ruth 1:21

I went away full, but the Lord has brought me back empty. Why do you call me Naomi, since the Lord has pronounced judgment on me, and the Almighty has afflicted me?”

1 Samuel 30:6

David was in a difficult position because the troops talked about stoning him, for they were all very bitter over the loss of their sons and daughters. But David found strength in the Lord his God.

Deuteronomy 28:34

You will be driven mad by what you see.

1 Samuel 4:21

She named the boy Ichabod, saying, “The glory has departed from Israel,” referring to the capture of the ark of God and to the deaths of her father-in-law and her husband.

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10;20;12

Now Amasa was writhing in his blood in the middle of the highway, and the man had seen that all the people stopped. So he moved Amasa from the highway to the field and threw a garment over him because he realized that all those who encountered Amasa were stopping.

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