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Genesis 23:2

Sarah died in Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham went to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.

Psalm 42:3

My tears have been my food day and night,
while all day long people say to me,
“Where is your God?”

Revelation 5:4

And I cried and cried because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or even to look in it.

Genesis 27:38

Esau said to his father, “Do you only have one blessing, my father? Bless me too, my father!” And Esau wept loudly.

Genesis 37:35

All his sons and daughters tried to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. “No,” he said. “I will go down to Sheol to my son, mourning.” And his father wept for him.

Judges 11:37

She also said to her father, “Let me do this one thing: Let me wander two months through the mountains with my friends and mourn my virginity.”

Ruth 1:9

May the Lord enable each of you to find security in the house of your new husband.” She kissed them, and they wept loudly.

1 Samuel 1:8

“Hannah, why are you crying?” her husband Elkanah asked. “Why won’t you eat? Why are you troubled? Am I not better to you than 10 sons?”

1 Samuel 20:41

When the young man had gone, David got up from the south side of the stone Ezel, fell with his face to the ground, and bowed three times. Then he and Jonathan kissed each other and wept with each other, though David wept more.

2 Samuel 3:16

Her husband followed her, weeping all the way to Bahurim. Abner said to him, “Go back.” So he went back.

2 Samuel 13:19

Tamar put ashes on her head and tore the long-sleeved garment she was wearing. She put her hand on her head and went away crying out.

2 Samuel 15:30

David was climbing the slope of the Mount of Olives, weeping as he ascended. His head was covered, and he was walking barefoot. Each of the people with him covered their heads and went up, weeping as they ascended.

2 Kings 8:11

Then Elisha stared steadily at him until Hazael was ashamed.The man of God wept,

2 Kings 13:14

When Elisha became sick with the illness that he died from, Jehoash king of Israel went down and wept over him and said, “My father, my father, the chariots and horsemen of Israel!”

2 Kings 20:3

“Please Lord, remember how I have walked before You faithfully and wholeheartedly and have done what pleases You.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

Job 16:16

My face has grown red with weeping,
and darkness covers my eyes,

Psalm 39:12

“Hear my prayer, Lord,
and listen to my cry for help;
do not be silent at my tears.
For I am a foreigner residing with You,
a temporary resident like all my fathers.

Psalm 56:8

You Yourself have recorded my wanderings.
Put my tears in Your bottle.
Are they not in Your records?

Psalm 102:9

I eat ashes like bread
and mingle my drinks with tears

John 11:33

When Jesus saw her crying, and the Jews who had come with her crying, He was angry in His spirit and deeply moved.

John 20:11

But Mary stood outside facing the tomb, crying. As she was crying, she stooped to look into the tomb.

Deuteronomy 34:8

The Israelites wept for Moses in the plains of Moab 30 days. Then the days of weeping and mourning for Moses came to an end.

Numbers 14:1

Then the whole community broke into loud cries, and the people wept that night.

1 Samuel 11:4-5

When the messengers came to Gibeah, Saul’s hometown, and told the terms to the people, all wept aloud. Just then Saul was coming in from the field behind his oxen. “What’s the matter with the people? Why are they weeping?” Saul inquired, and they repeated to him the words of the men from Jabesh.

1 Samuel 30:4

David and the troops with him wept loudly until they had no strength left to weep.

2 Samuel 1:12

They mourned, wept, and fasted until the evening for those who died by the sword—for Saul, his son Jonathan, the Lord’s people, and the house of Israel.

2 Samuel 1:24

Daughters of Israel, weep for Saul,
who clothed you in scarlet, with luxurious things,
who decked your garments with gold ornaments.

2 Samuel 3:34

Your hands were not bound,
your feet not placed in bronze shackles.
You fell like one who falls victim to criminals.And all the people wept over him even more.

Job 2:12

When they looked from a distance, they could barely recognize him. They wept aloud, and each man tore his robe and threw dust into the air and on his head.

Psalm 80:4-5

Lord God of Hosts,
how long will You be angry
with Your people’s prayers? You fed them the bread of tears
and gave them a full measure
of tears to drink.

Isaiah 15:2-3

Dibon went up to its temple
to weep at its high places.
Moab wails on Nebo and at Medeba.
Every head is shaved;
every beard is cut off. In its streets they wear sackcloth;
on its rooftops and in its public squares everyone wails,
falling down and weeping.

Isaiah 33:7

Listen! Their warriors cry loudly in the streets;
the messengers of peace weep bitterly.

Mark 5:38

They came to the leader’s house, and He saw a commotion—people weeping and wailing loudly.

Mark 14:72

Immediately a rooster crowed a second time, and Peter remembered when Jesus had spoken the word to him, “Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.” When he thought about it, he began to weep.

1 Samuel 2:33

Any man from your family I do not cut off from My altar will bring grief and sadness to you. All your descendants will die violently.

Luke 7:38

and stood behind Him at His feet, weeping, and began to wash His feet with her tears. She wiped His feet with the hair of her head, kissing them and anointing them with the fragrant oil.

Hebrews 12:17

For you know that later, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected because he didn’t find any opportunity for repentance, though he sought it with tears.

Nehemiah 8:9

Nehemiah the governor, Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who were instructing the people said to all of them, “This day is holy to the Lord your God. Do not mourn or weep.” For all the people were weeping as they heard the words of the law.

Jeremiah 3:21

A sound is heard on the barren heights,
the children of Israel weeping and begging for mercy,
for they have perverted their way;
they have forgotten the Lord their God.

Numbers 25:6

An Israelite man came bringing a Midianite woman to his relatives in the sight of Moses and the whole Israelite community while they were weeping at the entrance to the tent of meeting.

Deuteronomy 1:45

When you returned, you wept before the Lord, but He didn’t listen to your requests or pay attention to you.

Judges 20:26

The whole Israelite army went to Bethel where they wept and sat before the Lord. They fasted that day until evening and offered burnt offerings and fellowship offerings to the Lord.

Judges 21:2

So the people went to Bethel and sat there before God until evening. They wept loudly and bitterly,

Ezra 3:12-13

But many of the older priests, Levites, and family leaders, who had seen the first temple, wept loudly when they saw the foundation of this house, but many others shouted joyfully. The people could not distinguish the sound of the joyful shouting from that of the weeping, because the people were shouting so loudly. And the sound was heard far away.

Isaiah 22:12-13

On that day the Lord God of Hosts
called for weeping, for wailing, for shaven heads,
and for the wearing of sackcloth. But look: joy and gladness,
butchering of cattle, slaughtering of sheep,
eating of meat, and drinking of wine—
“Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!”

Jeremiah 25:34

Wail, you shepherds, and cry out.
Roll in the dust, you leaders of the flock.
Because the days of your slaughter have come,
you will fall and become shattered like a precious vase.

Jeremiah 31:9

They will come weeping,
but I will bring them back with consolation.
I will lead them to wadis filled with water
by a smooth way where they will not stumble,
for I am Israel’s Father,
and Ephraim is My firstborn.

Jeremiah 50:4

In those days and at that time—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
the Israelites and Judeans will come together,
weeping as they come,
and will seek the Lord their God.

Lamentations 1:2

?BetShe weeps aloud during the night,
with tears on her cheeks.
There is no one to offer her comfort,
not one from all her lovers.
All her friends have betrayed her;
they have become her enemies.

Lamentations 2:18

?TsadeThe hearts of the people cry out to the Lord.
Wall of Daughter Zion,
let your tears run down like a river
day and night.
Give yourself no relief
and your eyes no rest.

Amos 5:16-17

Therefore Yahweh, the God of Hosts, the Lord, says:There will be wailing in all the public squares;
they will cry out in anguish in all the streets.
The farmer will be called on to mourn,
and professional mourners to wail. There will be wailing in all the vineyards,
for I will pass among you.
The Lord has spoken.

Amos 8:10

I will turn your feasts into mourning
and all your songs into lamentation;
I will cause everyone to wear sackcloth
and every head to be shaved.
I will make that grief
like mourning for an only son
and its outcome like a bitter day.

Zechariah 12:10-11

“Then I will pour out a spirit of grace and prayer on the house of David and the residents of Jerusalem, and they will look at Me whom they pierced. They will mourn for Him as one mourns for an only child and weep bitterly for Him as one weeps for a firstborn. On that day the mourning in Jerusalem will be as great as the mourning of Hadad-rimmon in the plain of Megiddo.

Psalm 119:136

My eyes pour out streams of tears
because people do not follow Your instruction.

Jeremiah 13:17

But if you will not listen,
my innermost being will weep in secret
because of your pride.
My eyes will overflow with tears,
for the Lord’s flock has been taken captive.

2 Corinthians 2:4

For I wrote to you with many tears out of an extremely troubled and anguished heart—not that you should be hurt, but that you should know the abundant love I have for you.

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Eyes » Actions of mentioned in scripture » Weeping

Psalm 88:9

My eyes are worn out from crying.
Lord, I cry out to You all day long;
I spread out my hands to You.

Job 16:20

My friends scoff at me
as I weep before God.

Lamentations 1:16

?AyinI weep because of these things;
my eyes flow with tears.
For there is no one nearby to comfort me,
no one to keep me alive.
My children are desolate
because the enemy has prevailed.

the Human nature of Christ » Is proved by his » Weeping

Prayer » Accompanied with » Weeping

Jeremiah 31:9

They will come weeping,
but I will bring them back with consolation.
I will lead them to wadis filled with water
by a smooth way where they will not stumble,
for I am Israel’s Father,
and Ephraim is My firstborn.

Hosea 12:4

Jacob struggled with the Angel and prevailed;
he wept and sought His favor.
He found him at Bethel,
and there He spoke with him.

Weeping » Caused by sin

Mark 14:72

Immediately a rooster crowed a second time, and Peter remembered when Jesus had spoken the word to him, “Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.” When he thought about it, he began to weep.

Jeremiah 3:21

A sound is heard on the barren heights,
the children of Israel weeping and begging for mercy,
for they have perverted their way;
they have forgotten the Lord their God.

Luke 6:25

Woe to you who are now full,
for you will be hungry.
Woe to you who are now laughing,
for you will mourn and weep.

Deuteronomy 1:45

When you returned, you wept before the Lord, but He didn’t listen to your requests or pay attention to you.

Isaiah 15:3

In its streets they wear sackcloth;
on its rooftops and in its public squares everyone wails,
falling down and weeping.

More verses: Genesis 27:34

Weeping » Instances of » Of joseph

Genesis 50:1

Then Joseph, leaning over his father’s face, wept and kissed him.

Genesis 43:30

Joseph hurried out because he was overcome with emotion for his brother, and he was about to weep. He went into an inner room to weep.

Genesis 46:29

Joseph hitched the horses to his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel. Joseph presented himself to him, threw his arms around him, and wept for a long time.

Genesis 45:14

Then Joseph threw his arms around Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin wept on his shoulder.

Genesis 42:24

He turned away from them and wept. Then he turned back and spoke to them. He took Simeon from them and had him bound before their eyes.

Weeping » Instances of » Of david

2 Samuel 15:23

Everyone in the countryside was weeping loudly while all the people were marching past. As the king was crossing the Kidron Valley, all the people were marching past on the road that leads to the desert.

2 Samuel 15:30

David was climbing the slope of the Mount of Olives, weeping as he ascended. His head was covered, and he was walking barefoot. Each of the people with him covered their heads and went up, weeping as they ascended.

2 Samuel 1:17

David sang the following lament for Saul and his son Jonathan,

2 Samuel 3:32

When they buried Abner in Hebron, the king wept aloud at Abner’s tomb. All the people wept,

More verses: 2 Samuel 13:36

Weeping » In destruction

Matthew 24:51

He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Weeping » Peter

Mark 14:72

Immediately a rooster crowed a second time, and Peter remembered when Jesus had spoken the word to him, “Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.” When he thought about it, he began to weep.

Weeping » On account of tribulation

Amos 5:16-17

Therefore Yahweh, the God of Hosts, the Lord, says: There will be wailing in all the public squares; they will cry out in anguish in all the streets. The farmer will be called on to mourn, and professional mournersto wail. There will be wailing in all the vineyards, for I will pass among you. The Lord has spoken.

Jeremiah 22:10

Do not weep for the dead;
do not mourn for him.
Weep bitterly for the one who has gone away,
for he will never return again
and see his native land.

Weeping » Instances of » Of mary, when she washed the feet of jesus

Luke 7:38

and stood behind Him at His feet, weeping, and began to wash His feet with her tears. She wiped His feet with the hair of her head, kissing them and anointing them with the fragrant oil.

John 11:2

Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with fragrant oil and wiped His feet with her hair, and it was her brother Lazarus who was sick.

John 11:33

When Jesus saw her crying, and the Jews who had come with her crying, He was angry in His spirit and deeply moved.

Weeping » Instances of » Of hezekiah

2 Kings 20:3

“Please Lord, remember how I have walked before You faithfully and wholeheartedly and have done what pleases You.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

Isaiah 38:3

He said, “Please, Lord, remember how I have walked before You faithfully and wholeheartedly, and have done what pleases You.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

Weeping » Instances of » Of paul

Weeping » Penitential

Jeremiah 50:4

In those days and at that time—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
the Israelites and Judeans will come together,
weeping as they come,
and will seek the Lord their God.

Weeping » While doing good

Psalm 126:5-6

Those who sow in tears will reap with shouts of joy. Though one goes along weeping, carrying the bag of seed, he will surely come back with shouts of joy, carrying his sheaves.

Weeping » Instances of » Of jonathan and david

1 Samuel 20:41

When the young man had gone, David got up from the south side of the stone Ezel, fell with his face to the ground, and bowed three times. Then he and Jonathan kissed each other and wept with each other, though David wept more.

Weeping » Instances of » Of mary magdalene

John 20:11

But Mary stood outside facing the tomb, crying. As she was crying, she stooped to look into the tomb.

Weeping » Instances of » Of jesus » At the grave of lazarus

Weeping » Instances of penitential » The israelites

Judges 2:4-5

When the Angel of the Lord had spoken these words to all the Israelites, the people wept loudly. So they named that place Bochim and offered sacrifices there to the Lord.

Weeping » Instances of » Of hannah

1 Samuel 1:17

Eli responded, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant the petition you’ve requested from Him.”

Weeping » Instances of » Of jacob

Genesis 37:35

All his sons and daughters tried to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. “No,” he said. “I will go down to Sheol to my son, mourning.” And his father wept for him.

Weeping » Instances of » Of jesus » Over jerusalem

Weeping » Instances of » Of esau

Genesis 27:38

Esau said to his father, “Do you only have one blessing, my father? Bless me too, my father!” And Esau wept loudly.

Weeping » Instances of » Of abraham for sarah

Genesis 23:2

Sarah died in Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham went to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.

Weeping » Instances of » Of jacob and esau

Weeping » None in heaven

Weeping » For others

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