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Genesis 23:2

Sarah died in Kiriath Arba (the same is Hebron), in the land of Canaan. 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 ask me, "Where is your God?"

Revelation 5:4

And I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open the book, or to look in it.

Genesis 27:38

Esau said to his father, "Have you but one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, my father." Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.

Genesis 37:35

All his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. He said, "For I will go down to Sheol to my son mourning." His father wept for him.

Judges 11:37

She said to her father, "Let this thing be done for me: let me alone two months, that I may depart and go down on the mountains, and bewail my virginity, I and my companions."

Ruth 1:9

Yahweh grant you that you 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

Elkanah her husband said to her, "Hannah, why do you weep? Why don't you eat? Why is your heart grieved? Am I not better to you than ten sons?"

1 Samuel 20:41

As soon as the boy was gone, David arose out of [a place] toward the South, and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed himself three times. They kissed one another, and wept one with another, and David wept the most.

2 Samuel 3:16

Her husband went with her, weeping as he went, and followed her to Bahurim. Then Abner said to him, "Go! Return!" and he returned.

2 Samuel 13:19

Tamar put ashes on her head, and tore her garment of various colors that was on her; and she laid her hand on her head, and went her way, crying aloud as she went.

2 Samuel 15:30

David went up by the ascent of the [Mount of] Olives, and wept as he went up; and he had his head covered, and went barefoot: and all the people who were with him covered every man his head, and they went up, weeping as they went up.

2 Kings 8:11

He settled his gaze steadfastly [on him], until he was ashamed. Then 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 to him, and wept over him, and said, "My father, my father, the chariots of Israel and its horsemen!"

2 Kings 20:3

"Remember now, Yahweh, I beg you, how I have walked before you in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in your sight." Hezekiah wept bitterly.

Job 16:16

My face is red with weeping. Deep darkness is on my eyelids.

Psalm 39:12

"Hear my prayer, Yahweh, and give ear to my cry. Don't be silent at my tears. For I am a stranger with you, a foreigner, as all my fathers were.

Psalm 56:8

You number my wanderings. You put my tears into your bottle. Aren't they in your book?

Psalm 102:9

For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mixed my drink with tears,

John 11:33

When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews weeping who came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled,

John 20:11

But Mary was standing outside at the tomb weeping. So, as she wept, she stooped and looked into the tomb,

Deuteronomy 34:8

The children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping in the mourning for Moses were ended.

Numbers 14:1

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 spoke these words in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voice, and wept. Behold, Saul came following the oxen out of the field; and Saul said, "What ails the people that they weep?" They told him the words of the men of Jabesh.

1 Samuel 30:4

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

2 Samuel 1:12

They mourned, and wept, and fasted until evening, for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of Yahweh, and for the house of Israel; because they were fallen by the sword.

2 Samuel 1:24

You daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, who clothed you in scarlet delicately, who put ornaments of gold on your clothing.

2 Samuel 3:34

Your hands were not bound, nor your feet put into fetters. As a man falls before the children of iniquity, so you fell." All the people wept again over him.

Job 2:12

When they lifted up their eyes from a distance, and didn't recognize him, they raised their voices, and wept; and they each tore his robe, and sprinkled dust on their heads toward the sky.

Psalm 80:4-5

Yahweh God of Armies, How long will you be angry against the prayer of your people? You have fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tears to drink in large measure.

Isaiah 15:2-3

They have gone up to Bayith, and to Dibon, to the high places, to weep. Moab wails over Nebo and over Medeba. Baldness is on all of their heads. Every beard is cut off. In their streets, they clothe themselves in sackcloth. In their streets and on their housetops, everyone wails, weeping abundantly.

Isaiah 33:7

Behold, their valiant ones cry outside; the ambassadors of peace weep bitterly.

Mark 5:38

He came to the synagogue ruler's house, and he saw an uproar, weeping, and great wailing.

Mark 14:72

The rooster crowed the second time. Peter remembered the word, how that Jesus said to him, "Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times." When he thought about that, he wept.

1 Samuel 2:33

The man of yours, [whom] I shall not cut off from my altar, [shall be] to consume your eyes, and to grieve your heart; and all the increase of your house shall die in the flower of their age.

Luke 7:38

Standing behind at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears, and she wiped them with the hair of her head, kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.

Hebrews 12:17

For you know that even when he afterward desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for a change of mind though he sought it diligently with tears.

Nehemiah 8:9

Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites who taught the people, said to all the people, "This day is holy to Yahweh your God. Don't mourn, nor weep." For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law.

Jeremiah 3:21

A voice is heard on the bare heights, the weeping [and] the petitions of the children of Israel; because they have perverted their way, they have forgotten Yahweh their God.

Numbers 25:6

Behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought to his brothers a Midianite woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, while they were weeping at the door of the Tent of Meeting.

Deuteronomy 1:45

You returned and wept before Yahweh; but Yahweh didn't listen to your voice, nor gave ear to you.

Judges 20:26

Then all the children of Israel, and all the people, went up, and came to Bethel, and wept, and sat there before Yahweh, and fasted that day until evening; and they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before Yahweh.

Judges 21:2

The people came to Bethel, and sat there until evening before God, and lifted up their voices, and wept severely.

Ezra 3:12-13

But many of the priests and Levites and heads of fathers' [houses], the old men who had seen the first house, when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, wept with a loud voice; and 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

In that day, the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, called to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to dressing in sackcloth: and behold, joy and gladness, killing cattle and killing sheep, eating flesh and drinking wine: "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we will die."

Jeremiah 25:34

Wail, you shepherds, and cry; and wallow [in ashes], you principal of the flock; for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are fully come, and you shall fall like a goodly vessel.

Jeremiah 31:9

They shall come with weeping; and with petitions will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by rivers of waters, in a straight way in which they shall not stumble; for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.

Jeremiah 50:4

In those days, and in that time, says Yahweh, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together; they shall go on their way weeping, and shall seek Yahweh their God.

Lamentations 1:2

She weeps bitterly 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

Their heart cried to the Lord: wall of the daughter of Zion, let tears run down like a river day and night; Give yourself no respite; don't let the apple of your eye cease.

Amos 5:16-17

Therefore thus says Yahweh, the God of Armies, the Lord: "Wailing will be in all the broad ways; and they will say in all the streets, 'Alas! Alas!' and they will call the farmer to mourning, and those who are skillful in lamentation to wailing. In all vineyards there will be wailing; for I will pass through the midst of you," says Yahweh.

Amos 8:10

I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will make you wear sackcloth on all your bodies, and baldness on every head. I will make it like the mourning for an only son, and its end like a bitter day.

Zechariah 12:10-11

I will pour on the house of David, and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplication; and they will look to me whom they have pierced; and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son, and will grieve bitterly for him, as one grieves for his firstborn. In that day there will be a great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.

Psalm 119:136

Streams of tears run down my eyes, because they don't observe your law. TZADI

Jeremiah 13:17

But if you will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret for [your] pride; and my eye shall weep bitterly, and run down with tears, because Yahweh's flock is taken captive.

2 Corinthians 2:4

For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears, not that you should be made sorry, but that you might know the love that I have so abundantly for you.

From Thematic Bible


Eyes » Actions of mentioned in scripture » Weeping

Psalm 88:9

My eyes are dim from grief. I have called on you daily, Yahweh. I have spread out my hands to you.

Job 16:20

My friends scoff at me. My eyes pour out tears to God,

Lamentations 1:16

For these things I weep; my eye, my eye runs down with water; Because the comforter who should refresh my soul is far from me: 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 shall come with weeping; and with petitions will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by rivers of waters, in a straight way in which they shall not stumble; for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.

Hosea 12:4

Indeed, he struggled with the angel, and prevailed; he wept, and made supplication to him. He found him at Bethel, and there he spoke with us,

Weeping » Caused by sin

Mark 14:72

The rooster crowed the second time. Peter remembered the word, how that Jesus said to him, "Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times." When he thought about that, he wept.

Jeremiah 3:21

A voice is heard on the bare heights, the weeping [and] the petitions of the children of Israel; because they have perverted their way, they have forgotten Yahweh their God.

Luke 6:25

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

Deuteronomy 1:45

You returned and wept before Yahweh; but Yahweh didn't listen to your voice, nor gave ear to you.

Isaiah 15:3

In their streets, they clothe themselves in sackcloth. In their streets and on their housetops, everyone wails, weeping abundantly.

More verses: Genesis 27:34

Weeping » Instances of » Of joseph

Genesis 50:1

Joseph fell on his father's face, wept on him, and kissed him.

Genesis 43:30

Joseph hurried, for his heart yearned over his brother; and he sought a place to weep. He entered into his room, and wept there.

Genesis 46:29

Joseph prepared his chariot, and went up to meet Israel, his father, in Goshen. He presented himself to him, and fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.

Genesis 45:14

He fell on his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck.

Genesis 42:24

He turned himself away from them, and wept. Then he returned to them, and spoke to them, and took Simeon from among them, and bound him before their eyes.

Weeping » Instances of » Of david

2 Samuel 15:23

All the country wept with a loud voice, and all the people passed over: the king also himself passed over the brook Kidron, and all the people passed over, toward the way of the wilderness.

2 Samuel 15:30

David went up by the ascent of the [Mount of] Olives, and wept as he went up; and he had his head covered, and went barefoot: and all the people who were with him covered every man his head, and they went up, weeping as they went up.

2 Samuel 1:17

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

2 Samuel 3:32

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 will cut him in pieces, and appoint his portion with the hypocrites. There is where the weeping and grinding of teeth will be.

Weeping » Peter

Mark 14:72

The rooster crowed the second time. Peter remembered the word, how that Jesus said to him, "Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times." When he thought about that, he wept.

Weeping » On account of tribulation

Amos 5:16-17

Therefore thus says Yahweh, the God of Armies, the Lord: "Wailing will be in all the broad ways; and they will say in all the streets, 'Alas! Alas!' and they will call the farmer to mourning, and those who are skillful in lamentation to wailing. In all vineyards there will be wailing; for I will pass through the midst of you," says Yahweh.

Jeremiah 22:10

Don't weep for the dead, neither bemoan him; but weep bitterly for him who 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

Standing behind at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears, and she wiped them with the hair of her head, kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.

John 11:2

It was that Mary who had 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 weeping who came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled,

Weeping » Instances of » Of hezekiah

2 Kings 20:3

"Remember now, Yahweh, I beg you, how I have walked before you in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in your sight." Hezekiah wept bitterly.

Isaiah 38:3

and said, "Remember now, Yahweh, I beg you, how I have walked before you in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in your sight." Hezekiah wept bitterly.

Weeping » Instances of » Of paul

Weeping » Penitential

Jeremiah 50:4

In those days, and in that time, says Yahweh, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together; they shall go on their way weeping, and shall seek Yahweh their God.

Weeping » While doing good

Psalm 126:5-6

Those who sow in tears will reap in joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed for sowing, will certainly come again with joy, carrying his sheaves. A Song of Ascents. By Solomon.

Weeping » Instances of » Of jonathan and david

1 Samuel 20:41

As soon as the boy was gone, David arose out of [a place] toward the South, and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed himself three times. They kissed one another, and wept one with another, and David wept the most.

Weeping » Instances of » Of mary magdalene

John 20:11

But Mary was standing outside at the tomb weeping. So, as she wept, she stooped and looked into the tomb,

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

Weeping » Instances of penitential » The israelites

Judges 2:4-5

It happened, when the angel of Yahweh spoke these words to all the children of Israel, that the people lifted up their voice, and wept. They called the name of that place Bochim: and they sacrificed there to Yahweh.

Weeping » Instances of » Of hannah

1 Samuel 1:17

Then Eli answered, "Go in peace; and may the God of Israel grant your petition that you have asked of him."

Weeping » Instances of » Of jacob

Genesis 37:35

All his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. He said, "For I will go down to Sheol to my son mourning." 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, "Have you but one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, my father." Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.

Weeping » Instances of » Of abraham for sarah

Genesis 23:2

Sarah died in Kiriath Arba (the same is Hebron), in the land of Canaan. 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 spring of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!