'Groan' in the Bible
From the city, men groan;the mortally wounded cry for help,yet God pays no attention to this crime.
I am faint and severely crushed;I groan because of the anguish of my heart.
I complain and groan morning, noon, and night,and He hears my voice.
I think of God; I groan;I meditate; my spirit becomes weak.Selah
When the righteous flourish, the people rejoice,but when the wicked rule, people groan.
The new wine mourns;the vine withers.All the carousers now groan.
“I have kept silent from ages past;I have been quiet and restrained Myself.But now, I will groan like a woman in labor,gasping breathlessly.
You residents of Lebanon,nestled among the cedars,how you will groan when labor pains come on you,agony like a woman in labor.
Therefore, look, the days are coming—this is the Lord’s declaration—when I will punish her carved images,and the wounded will groanthroughout her land.
?DaletThe roads to Zion mourn,for no one comes to the appointed festivals.All her gates are deserted;her priests groan,her young women grieve,and she herself is bitter.
?KafAll her people groanwhile they search for bread.They have traded their precious belongings for foodin order to stay alive.Lord, look and seehow I have become despised.
“Pass throughout the city of Jerusalem,” the Lord said to him, “and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the detestable practices committed in it.”
“But you, son of man, groan! Groan bitterly with a broken heart right before their eyes.
Groan quietly; do not observe mourning rites for the dead. Put on your turban and strap your sandals on your feet; do not cover your mustache or eat the bread of mourners.”
Your turbans will remain on your heads and your sandals on your feet. You will not lament or weep but will waste away because of your sins and will groan to one another.
This is what the Lord God says to Tyre: “Won’t the coasts and islands quake at the sound of your downfall, when the wounded groan and slaughter occurs within you?
I will strengthen the arms of Babylon’s king and place My sword in his hand. But I will break the arms of Pharaoh, and he will groan before him as a mortally wounded man.
How the animals groan!The herds of cattle wander in confusionsince they have no pasture.Even the flocks of sheep suffer punishment.
And not only that, but we ourselves who have the Spirit as the firstfruits—we also groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for adoption, the redemption of our bodies.
Indeed, we groan in this body, desiring to put on our dwelling from heaven,
Indeed, we groan while we are in this tent, burdened as we are, because we do not want to be unclothed but clothed, so that mortality may be swallowed up by life.