'Cries' in the Bible
Then He said, “What have you done? Your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground!
If you indeed afflict him, yes, if he cries out at all to me, I will certainly hear his cry of distress.
For it is his only covering; it is the clothing for his body. What will he sleep in? And if he cries out to Me, I will listen because I am compassionate.
Then the whole community broke into loud cries, and the people wept that night.
At their cries, all the people of Israel who were around them fled because they thought, “The earth may swallow us too!”
And you came back, weeping before the Lord; but the Lord gave no attention to your cries and did not give ear to you.
So we cried out to the LORD God of our ancestors, and he heard our cries and observed our affliction, trouble, and oppression.
And whenever the Lord gave them judges, then the Lord was with the judge, and was their saviour from the hands of their haters all the days of the judge; for the Lord was moved by their cries of grief because of those who were cruel to them.
Then they made a line round the tents, every man in his place; and all the army, awaking from sleep, came running out, and with loud cries went in flight.
And when he came to Lehi, the Philistines came out, meeting him with loud cries; then the spirit of the Lord came rushing on him, and the cords on his arms became like grass which has been burned with fire, and the bands came falling off his hands.
And Eli, hearing the noise and the cries, said, What is the reason of this outcry? And the man came quickly and gave the news to Eli.
And Samuel said to all the people, Do you see the man of the Lord's selection, how there is no other like him among all the people? And all the people with loud cries said, Long life to the king!
and David cried to the people, and to Abner the son of Ner, saying, "Don't you answer, Abner?" Then Abner answered, "Who are you who cries to the king?"
So David and all the men of Israel took up the ark of the Lord with cries of joy and sounding of horns.
And while he was talking, the king's sons came, with weeping and loud cries: and the king and all his servants were weeping bitterly.
And in the middle of the day, Elijah made sport of them, saying, Give louder cries, for he is a god; he may be deep in thought, or he may have gone away for some purpose, or he may be on a journey, or by chance he is sleeping and has to be made awake.
So they gave loud cries, cutting themselves with knives and swords, as was their way, till the blood came streaming out all over them.
So all Israel took up the ark of the agreement of the Lord, with loud cries and with horns and brass and corded instruments sounding loudly.
So that in the ears of the people the cry of joy was mixed with the sound of weeping; for the cries of the people were loud and came to the ears of those who were a long way off.
And Mordecai went out from before the king, dressed in king-like robes of blue and white, and with a great crown of gold and clothing of purple and the best linen: and all the town of Shushan gave loud cries of joy.
"As far as I'm concerned, my food comes to me in the form of sighs, and my cries of anguish pour out like water.
The time will come when your mouth will be full of laughing, and cries of joy will come from your lips.
From the city, dying men groan aloud, and the wounded cries out for help, but God charges no one with wrong.
Yet no one would stretch out his handagainst a ruined manwhen he cries out to him for helpbecause of his distress.
If I was glad at the trouble of my hater, and gave cries of joy when evil overtook him;
If my land cries out against meand its furrows join in weeping,
He makes his prayer to God, and he has mercy on him; he sees God's face with cries of joy; he gives news of his righteousness to men;
As a result, the cries of the poor have reached him and he has heard the cry of the afflicted.
Indeed, God does not listen to empty cries,and the Almighty does not take note of it—
When the morning stars made songs together, and all the sons of the gods gave cries of joy?
He doth laugh at the multitude of a city, The cries of an exactor he heareth not.
At the sound of the trumpet, it says, 'Aha!' And from a distance it catches the scent of battle, the thunderous shouting of commanders, and the battle cries.
But let all those who put their faith in you be glad with cries of joy at all times, and let all the lovers of your name be glad in you.
"Because of the violence done to the oppressed, because of the painful cries of the needy, I will spring into action," says the Lord. "I will provide the safety they so desperately desire."
For he does not despise nor detest the afflicted person; he does not hide his face from him, but he hears him when he cries out to him."
You [are] my hiding place; from trouble you preserve me. [With] cries of deliverance you surround me. Selah
Be glad in the Lord with joy, you upright men; give cries of joy, all you whose hearts are true.
The LORD looks on the righteous, and he listens to their cries.
Let those who are on my side give cries of joy; let them ever say, The Lord be praised, for he has pleasure in the peace of his servant.
But I will make songs of your power; yes, I will give cries of joy for your mercy in the morning; because you have been my strength and my high tower in the day of my trouble.
The grass-land is thick with flocks; the valleys are full of grain; they give glad cries and songs of joy.
For he will deliver the needy when he cries for help,The afflicted also, and him who has no helper.
Let the cries of the prisoners reach you. With the strength of your power, release those condemned to death.
I gloat in triumph over those who tried to ambush me; I hear the defeated cries of the evil foes who attacked me.
in order to hear the painful cries of the prisoners, and to set free those condemned to die,
And he took his people out with joy, the men of his selection with glad cries:
Yet when he saw their distress and heard their cries for help,
Let them make offerings of praise, giving news of his works with cries of joy.
I love Yahweh, because he listens to my voice, and my cries for mercy.
My voice cries out to the LORD; my voice pleads for mercy to the LORD.
Our cattle will be weighted down with produce. No one will break through our walls, no one will be taken captive, and there will be no terrified cries in our city squares.
Let the saints have joy and glory: let them give cries of joy on their beds.
Wisdom cries out in the street; she raises her voice in the public squares.
She cries out above the commotion;she speaks at the entrance of the city gates:
Then I will give no answer to their cries; searching for me early, they will not see me:
Beside the gates at the entry to the city,at the main entrance, she cries out:
She has sent out her maidens. She cries from the highest places of the city:
When things go well for the upright man, all the town is glad; at the death of sinners, there are cries of joy.
(The Shulammite Bride)“May he kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!” [Solomon arrives, she turns to him, saying,]“For your love is better than wine.
For the vineyard of the Lord of Hostsis the house of Israel,and the men of Judah,the plant He delighted in.He looked for justicebut saw injustice,for righteousness,but heard cries of wretchedness.
The sound of their armies will be like the voice of a lion, and their war-cry like the noise of young lions: with loud cries they will come down on their food and will take it away safely, and there will be no one to take it out of their hands.
Heshbon cries out with Elealeh. Their voice is heard even to Jahaz. Therefore the armed men of Moab cry aloud. Their souls tremble within them.
My heart cries out over Moab,whose fugitives flee as far as Zoar,to Eglath-shelishiyah;they go up the slope of Luhith weeping;they raise a cry of destructionon the road to Horonaim.
Indeed, the cries of distress echo throughout Moabite territory; their wailing can be heard in Eglaim and Beer Elim.
For this cause everyone in Moab will give cries of grief for Moab: crushed to the earth, they will be weeping for the men of Kir-hareseth.
Gladness and joy are taken away from the fruitful field;In the vineyards also there will be no cries of joy or jubilant shouting,No treader treads out wine in the presses,For I have made the shouting to cease.
Then the guard cries out: "On the watchtower, O sovereign master, I stand all day long; at my post I am stationed every night.
And in that day the Lord, the Lord of armies, was looking for weeping, and cries of sorrow, cutting off of the hair, and putting on the clothing of grief:
As a pregnant woman about to give birthwrithes and cries out in her pains,so we were before You, Lord.
And I will send trouble on Ariel, and there will be weeping and cries of grief; and she will be to me as Ariel.
I make cries like a bird; I give out sounds of grief like a dove: my eyes are looking up with desire; O Lord, I am crushed, take up my cause.
A voice cries out: "In the wilderness prepare the way for the LORD; and in the desert a straight highway for our God.'
They put it on their shoulder and carry it; they put it in its place and it just stands there; it does not move from its place. Even when someone cries out to it, it does not reply; it does not deliver him from his distress.
Awake, awake, put on strength and might, O arm of the Lord;Awake as in the ancient days, as in the generations of long ago.Was it not You who cut Rahab (Egypt) in pieces,Who pierced the dragon [of Egypt]?
Now then, what have I here? says the Lord, for my people are taken away without cause; they are made waste and give cries of sorrow, says the Lord, and all the day the nations put shame on my name.
Jerusalem will bring me joy, and my people will bring me happiness. The sound of weeping or cries of sorrow will never be heard in her again.
O daughter of my people, put on haircloth, rolling yourself in the dust: give yourself to sorrow, as for an only son, with most bitter cries of grief; for he who makes waste will come on us suddenly.
Let them quickly make cries of sorrow for us, so that drops may be flowing from our eyes till they are streaming with water.
But even now, give ear to the word of the Lord, O you women; let your ears be open to the word of his mouth, training your daughters to give cries of sorrow, everyone teaching her neighbour a song of grief.
I have seen your disgusting acts, even your false behaviour and your cries of desire and your loose ways on the hills in the field. Unhappy are you, O Jerusalem, you have no desire to be made clean; how long will you be in turning back to me?
"The people of Judah are in mourning. The people in her cities are pining away. They lie on the ground expressing their sorrow. Cries of distress come up to me from Jerusalem.
Even if they fast, I will not hear their cries for help. Even if they offer burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them. Instead, I will kill them through wars, famines, and plagues."
Let cries of terror be heard in their houses when you send bands of raiders unexpectedly to plunder them. For they have virtually dug a pit to capture me and have hidden traps for me to step into.
Give cries of grief, you keepers of sheep; give cries for help, rolling yourselves in the dust, you chiefs of the flock: for the days of your destruction have fully come, and I will send you in all directions, and your fall will be like that of the males of the flock.
Listen to the cries of anguish of the leaders. Listen to the wails of the shepherds of the flocks. They are wailing because the Lord is about to destroy their lands.
Yes, here is what he says: "You hear cries of panic and of terror; there is no peace in sight.
The nations will hear of your devastating defeat. your cries of distress will echo throughout the earth. In the panic of their flight one soldier will trip over another and both of them will fall down defeated."
A voice cries out from Horonaim,“devastation and great disaster!”
For on the Ascent to Luhiththey will be weeping continually,and on the descent to Horonaimwill be heard cries of distress over the destruction:
For this cause I will give cries of grief for Moab, crying out for Moab, even for all of it; I will be sorrowing for the men of Kir-heres.
Cries of anguish raised from Heshbon and Elealeh will be sounded as far as Jahaz. They will be sounded from Zoar as far as Horonaim and Eglath Shelishiyah. For even the waters of Nimrim will be dried up.
Make sounds of grief, O Heshbon, for Ai is wasted; give loud cries, O daughters of Rabbah, and put haircloth round you: give yourselves to weeping, running here and there and wounding yourselves; for Milcom will be taken prisoner together with his rulers and his priests.
The people of the earth will quake when they hear of their downfall. Their cries of anguish will be heard all the way to the Gulf of Aqaba.
The people of the earth will quake when they hear Babylon has been captured. Her cries of anguish will be heard by the other nations."
Sudden is the downfall of Babylon and her destruction: make cries of grief for her; take sweet oil for her pain, if it is possible for her to be made well.
Cries of anguish will come from Babylon, the sound of great destruction from the land of the Babylonians.
Bitterly she cries in the night, as tears stream down her cheeks. No one consoles her of all her friends. All her neighbors have betrayed her; they have become her enemies.
Her (ceremonial) uncleanness was on her skirts;She did not [seriously] consider her future.Therefore she has come down [from throne to slavery] in an astonishing manner;She has no comforter.“O Lord” [cries Jerusalem], “look at my affliction,For the enemy has magnified himself [in triumph]!”
Up! give cries in the night, at the starting of the night-watches; let your heart be flowing out like water before the face of the Lord, lifting up your hands to him for the life of your young children who are falling down, feeble for need of food, at the top of every street.
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