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64 Bible Verses about Weeping

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Genesis 23:2

And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan; and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.

Psalm 42:3

My tears have been my food day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?

Revelation 5:4

And I wept much because no one was found worthy to open the book nor to read it neither to look upon it.

Genesis 27:38

And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice and wept.

Genesis 37:35

And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted, and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.

Judges 11:37

And she said again unto her father, Let this thing be done for me; let me alone two months, that I may go up and down upon the mountains and bewail my virginity, I and my companions.

Ruth 1:9

The LORD grant you that ye may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband. Then she kissed them, and they lifted up their voice and wept.

1 Samuel 1:8

Then Elkanah, her husband, said to her, Hannah, why dost thou weep? And why dost thou not eat? And why is thy heart grieved? Am I not better to thee than ten sons?

1 Samuel 20:41

And as soon as the lad was gone, David arose out of a place toward the Negev and fell on his face to the ground and bowed himself three times, and they kissed one another and wept one with another, although David exceeded.

2 Samuel 3:16

And her husband went with her along weeping behind her to Bahurim. Then Abner said unto him, Go, return. And he returned.

2 Samuel 13:19

And Tamar put ashes on her head and rent her garment of different colours that was on her and laid her hand on her head and went on crying.

2 Samuel 15:30

And David went up by the ascent of Mount Olivet and wept as he went up and had his head covered, and he went barefoot. And all the people that were with him covered each one his head, and they went up, weeping as they went up.

2 Samuel 18:33

Then the king was much moved and went up to the chamber over the gate and wept; and as he went, he said this: O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! I would rather have died instead of thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!

2 Kings 8:11

And he settled his countenance steadfastly, until he was ashamed; and the man of God wept.

2 Kings 13:14

Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness of which he died. And Joash the king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over his face, and said, O my father, my father, the chariots of Israel, and the horsemen thereof!

2 Kings 20:3

I beseech thee, O LORD, remember how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept with great weeping.

Job 16:16

My face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death,

Psalm 39:12

Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.

Psalm 56:8

Thou tellest my wanderings; put my tears into thy bottle; are they not in thy book?

Psalm 102:9

For I have eaten ashes like bread and mingled my drink with weeping,

John 11:33

When Jesus therefore saw her weeping and the Jews also weeping who came with her, he became enraged in the Spirit and stirred himself up

John 20:11

But Mary stood outside near the sepulchre weeping, and as she wept, she stooped down and looked into the sepulchre

Deuteronomy 34:8

And the sons of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days; so the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were fulfilled.

Numbers 14:1

Then all the congregation lifted up their voice and cried, and the people wept that night.

1 Samuel 11:4-5

Then the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul and told the tidings in the ears of the people, and all the people lifted up their voices and wept. And, behold, Saul came after the oxen out of the field, and Saul said, What ails the people that they weep? And they told him the tidings of the men of Jabesh.

1 Samuel 30:4

Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept until they had no more power to weep.

2 Samuel 1:12

And they mourned and wept and fasted until evening for Saul and for Jonathan his son and for the people of the LORD, and for the house of Israel because they had fallen by the sword.

2 Samuel 1:24

Ye daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, who clothed you in scarlet, with other delights, who put ornaments of gold upon your apparel.

2 Samuel 3:34

Thy hands were not bound nor thy feet put into fetters. Thou didst fall as a man falls before wicked men. And all the people wept again over him.

Job 2:12

And when they lifted up their eyes afar off and knew him not, they lifted up their voice and wept; and each one rent his mantle and sprinkled dust upon his head toward heaven.

Psalm 80:4-5

O LORD God of the hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people? Thou dost feed them with the bread of tears and give them tears to drink in great measure.

Isaiah 15:2-3

He is gone up to Bajith and to Dibon, the altars, to weep; Moab shall howl over Nebo and over Medeba: every head among her shall become bald, and every beard shall be cut off. In their streets they shall gird themselves with sackcloth; on the tops of their houses and in their streets, every one shall howl, weeping as they come down.

Isaiah 33:7

Behold, their ambassadors shall cry without: the messengers of peace shall weep bitterly.

Mark 5:38

And they came to the house of the prince of the synagogue and saw the tumult and those that wept and wailed greatly.

Mark 14:72

And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the words that Jesus had said unto him, Before the cock crows twice, thou shalt deny me three times. And thinking on this, he wept.

1 Samuel 2:33

I shall not totally cut off all thy men from my altar to consume thine eyes and to grieve thy soul, and all the increase of thy house shall die as young men.

Luke 7:38

and stood at his feet behind him weeping and began to wash his feet with tears and wiped them with the hairs of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment.

Hebrews 12:17

For ye know how that afterward, desiring to inherit the blessing, he was rejected; for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.

Nehemiah 8:9

And Nehemiah, the Tirshatha, and Ezra, the priest and scribe, and the Levites that caused the people to be attentive, said unto all the people, This day is holy unto the LORD your God; do not mourn nor weep. For all the people wept when they heard the words of the law.

Jeremiah 3:21

A voice was heard upon the high places, weeping of the supplications of the sons of Israel; for they have perverted their way, and they have forgotten the LORD their God.

Numbers 25:6

Then, behold, one of the sons of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianite woman in the sight of Moses and in the sight of all the congregation of the sons of Israel, who were weeping before the door of the tabernacle of the testimony.

Deuteronomy 1:45

And ye returned and wept before the LORD, but the LORD would not hearken to your voice, nor give ear unto you.

Judges 20:26

Then all the sons of Israel and all the people went up and came unto the house of God and wept and sat there before the LORD and fasted that day until evening and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.

Judges 21:2

And the people came to the house of God and abode there until the evening before God and lifted up their voices and wept sore

Ezra 3:12-13

But many of the priests and Levites and of the heads of the fathers, who were ancient men that had seen the first house, as the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, wept with a loud voice while many shouted aloud for joy: so that the people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people: for the people shouted with a loud shout, and the noise was heard afar off.

Isaiah 22:12-13

Therefore the Lord GOD of the hosts did call in this day unto weeping and to mourning and to baldness and to girding with sackcloth: And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine while they say, let us eat and drink for tomorrow we shall die.

Jeremiah 25:34

Howl, ye shepherds, and cry; and wallow yourselves in the dust, ye principals of the flock; for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are accomplished; and ye shall fall like an enticing vessel.

Jeremiah 31:9

They shall come with weeping, but with mercies I will cause them to return; I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, in which they shall not stumble; for I shall be a father to Israel, and Ephraim shall be my firstborn.

Jeremiah 50:4

In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the sons of Israel shall come, they and the sons of Judah together, going and weeping they shall go and seek the LORD their God.

Lamentations 1:2

Beth She weeps sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks; among all her lovers she has none to comfort her; all her friends have dealt treacherously with her; they are become her enemies.

Lamentations 2:18

Tsade Their heart cried unto the Lord, O wall of the daughter of Zion; let tears run down like a river day and night; give thyself no rest; let not the apple of thine eye cease.

Amos 5:16-17

Therefore the LORD, the God of the hosts, the Lord, said this: Wailing shall be in all streets, and they shall say in all the highways, Alas! alas! and they shall call the husbandman to mourning and such as are skilful of lamentation to wailing. And in all vineyards shall be wailing, for I will pass through the midst of thee, said the LORD.

Amos 8:10

and I will turn your feasts into mourning and all your songs into lamentation; and I will cause sackcloth to be brought up upon all loins and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only son and the end thereof as a bitter day.

Zechariah 12:10-11

And I will pour upon the house of David and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and of prayer, and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn over him as one mourns for his only son, afflicting themselves over him as one afflicts himself over his firstborn. In that day there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.

Psalm 119:136

Rivers of waters ran down my eyes because they did not keep thy law.

Jeremiah 13:17

But if ye will not hear this, my soul shall weep in secret because of your pride; and weeping bitterly, my eyes shall be undone in tears because the LORD's flock was carried away captive.

2 Corinthians 2:4

For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know how much more charity I have towards you.

From Thematic Bible


Eyes » Actions of mentioned in scripture » Weeping

Psalm 88:9

My eye mourns by reason of affliction; LORD, I have called daily upon thee; I have stretched out my hands unto thee.

Job 16:20

Those who dispute with me are my friends, but my eyes shall pour out tears unto God.

Lamentations 1:16

Ain For these things I weep; my eyes, my eyes stream with water because the comforter that gives rest unto my soul has left me; my sons are desolate because the enemy prevailed.

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

Prayer » Accompanied with » Weeping

Jeremiah 31:9

They shall come with weeping, but with mercies I will cause them to return; I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, in which they shall not stumble; for I shall be a father to Israel, and Ephraim shall be my firstborn.

Hosea 12:4

yea, he dominated the angel and prevailed; he wept and made supplication unto him; he found him in Bethel, and there he spoke with us;

Weeping » Caused by sin

Mark 14:72

And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the words that Jesus had said unto him, Before the cock crows twice, thou shalt deny me three times. And thinking on this, he wept.

Jeremiah 3:21

A voice was heard upon the high places, weeping of the supplications of the sons of Israel; for they have perverted their way, and they have forgotten the LORD their God.

Luke 6:25

Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.

Deuteronomy 1:45

And ye returned and wept before the LORD, but the LORD would not hearken to your voice, nor give ear unto you.

Isaiah 15:3

In their streets they shall gird themselves with sackcloth; on the tops of their houses and in their streets, every one shall howl, weeping as they come down.

More verses: Genesis 27:34

Weeping » Instances of » Of joseph

Genesis 50:1

Then Joseph fell upon his father's face and wept upon him and kissed him.

Genesis 43:30

Then Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his brother; and he sought where to weep, and he entered into his chamber and wept there.

Genesis 46:29

And Joseph made ready his chariot and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and manifested himself unto him; and he fell on his neck and wept on his neck a good while.

Genesis 45:14

And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, and Benjamin wept upon his neck.

Genesis 42:24

And he turned himself about from them and wept and returned to them again and spoke with them and took Simeon from them and bound him before their eyes.

Weeping » Instances of » Of david

2 Samuel 18:33

Then the king was much moved and went up to the chamber over the gate and wept; and as he went, he said this: O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! I would rather have died instead of thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!

2 Samuel 15:23

And all those of the land wept with a loud voice, and all the people passed the brook Kidron; and then the king also passed, and all the people passed unto the way of the wilderness.

2 Samuel 15:30

And David went up by the ascent of Mount Olivet and wept as he went up and had his head covered, and he went barefoot. And all the people that were with him covered each one his head, and they went up, weeping as they went up.

2 Samuel 1:17

And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son.

2 Samuel 3:32

And they buried Abner in Hebron, and the king lifted up his voice and wept at the grave of Abner, and all the people wept.

More verses: 2 Samuel 13:36

Weeping » In destruction

Matthew 24:51

and shall cut him off and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Weeping » Peter

Mark 14:72

And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the words that Jesus had said unto him, Before the cock crows twice, thou shalt deny me three times. And thinking on this, he wept.

Weeping » On account of tribulation

Amos 5:16-17

Therefore the LORD, the God of the hosts, the Lord, said this: Wailing shall be in all streets, and they shall say in all the highways, Alas! alas! and they shall call the husbandman to mourning and such as are skilful of lamentation to wailing. And in all vineyards shall be wailing, for I will pass through the midst of thee, said the LORD.

Jeremiah 22:10

Do not weep for the dead nor bemoan him, but weep sore for him that goes away, for he shall return no more nor see his native country.

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

Luke 7:38

and stood at his feet behind him weeping and began to wash his feet with tears and wiped them with the hairs of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment.

John 11:2

(It was that Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair whose brother Lazarus was sick.)

John 11:33

When Jesus therefore saw her weeping and the Jews also weeping who came with her, he became enraged in the Spirit and stirred himself up

Weeping » Instances of » Of hezekiah

2 Kings 20:3

I beseech thee, O LORD, remember how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept with great weeping.

Isaiah 38:3

And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.

Weeping » Instances of » Of paul

Weeping » Penitential

Jeremiah 50:4

In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the sons of Israel shall come, they and the sons of Judah together, going and weeping they shall go and seek the LORD their God.

Weeping » While doing good

Psalm 126:5-6

Those that sow with tears shall reap with joy. He that goes forth and weeps, bearing the precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

Weeping » Instances of » Of jonathan and david

1 Samuel 20:41

And as soon as the lad was gone, David arose out of a place toward the Negev and fell on his face to the ground and bowed himself three times, and they kissed one another and wept one with another, although David exceeded.

Weeping » Instances of » Of mary magdalene

John 20:11

But Mary stood outside near the sepulchre weeping, and as she wept, she stooped down and looked into the sepulchre

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

Weeping » Instances of penitential » The israelites

Judges 2:4-5

And when the angel of the LORD spoke these words unto all the sons of Israel, the people lifted up their voice, and wept. And they called the name of that place Bochim, and they sacrificed there unto the LORD.

Weeping » Instances of » Of hannah

1 Samuel 1:17

Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace, and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition that thou hast asked of him.

Weeping » Instances of » Of jacob

Genesis 37:35

And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted, and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.

Weeping » Instances of » Of jesus » Over jerusalem

Weeping » Instances of » Of esau

Genesis 27:38

And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice and wept.

Weeping » Instances of » Of abraham for sarah

Genesis 23:2

And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan; and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.

Weeping » Instances of » Of jacob and esau

Weeping » None in heaven

Weeping » For others

Jeremiah 9:1

Oh that my head were waters and my eyes a fountain of tears that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!