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6 Bible Verses about Wanting To Die

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1 Kings 19:2-4

Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time. And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beer-sheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there. But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.

Job 3:1-14

After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day. And Job spoke, and said, Let the day perish on which I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a male child conceived.read more.
Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it. Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it. As for that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not rejoice among the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months. Lo, let that night be solitary, let no joyful voice come into it. Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to arouse leviathan. Let the stars of its twilight be dark; let it look for light, but have none; neither let it see the dawning of the day: Because it shut not up the doors of my mother's womb, nor hid sorrow from my eyes. Why died I not from the womb? why did I not expire when I came out of the womb? Why did the knees receive me? or why the breasts that I should nurse? For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then would I have been at rest, With kings and counselors of the earth, who built desolate places for themselves;

Job 6:8-11

Oh that I might have my request; and that God would grant me the thing that I long for! Even that it would please God to destroy me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off! Then should I still have comfort; yea, I would exult myself in sorrow: let him not spare; for I have not concealed the words of the Holy One.read more.
What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is my end, that I should prolong my life?

Jonah 4:8

And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, so that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live.

Philippians 1:20-23

According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labor: yet what I shall choose I know not.read more.
For I am in a strait between two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:

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