'Sorrow' in the Bible
To the woman he said, Great will be your pain in childbirth; in sorrow will your children come to birth; still your desire will be for your husband, but he will be your master.
And the Lord had sorrow because he had made man on the earth, and grief was in his heart.
And the Lord said, I will take away man, whom I have made, from the face of the earth, even man and beast and that which goes on the earth and every bird of the air; for I have sorrow for having made them.
And the angel of the Lord said, See, you are with child and will give birth to a son, to whom you will give the name Ishmael, because the ears of the Lord were open to your sorrow.
And Leah was with child, and gave birth to a son to whom she gave the name Reuben: for she said, The Lord has seen my sorrow; now my husband will have love for me.
And all his sons and all his daughters came to give him comfort, but he would not be comforted, saying with weeping, I will go down to the underworld to my son. So great was his father's sorrow for him.
And to the second he gave the name Ephraim, for he said, God has given me fruit in the land of my sorrow.
And he said, I will not let my son go down with you; for his brother is dead and he is all I have: if evil overtakes him on the journey, then through you will my grey head go down to the underworld in sorrow.
If now you take this one from me, and some evil comes to him, you will make my grey head go down in sorrow to the underworld.
When he sees that the boy is not with us, he will come to his death, and our father's grey head will go down in sorrow to the underworld.
And Jacob said, The years of my wanderings have been a hundred and thirty; small in number and full of sorrow have been the years of my life, and less than the years of the wanderings of my fathers.
And they came to the grain-floor of Atad on the other side of Jordan, and there they gave the last honours to Jacob, with great and bitter sorrow, weeping for their father for seven days.
And he who is the chief priest among his brothers, on whose head the holy oil has been put, who is marked out to put on the holy robes, may not let his hair go loose or have his clothing out of order as a sign of sorrow.
Sorrow is yours, O Moab! Destruction is your fate, O people of Chemosh: his sons have gone in flight, and his daughters are prisoners, in the hands of Sihon, king of the Amorites.
Take no leavened bread with it; for seven days let your food be unleavened bread, that is, the bread of sorrow; for you came out of the land of Egypt quickly: so the memory of that day, when you came out of the land of Egypt, will be with you all your life.
So that there may not be among you any man or woman or family or tribe whose heart is turned away from the Lord our God today, to go after other gods and give them worship; or any root among you whose fruit is poison and bitter sorrow;
For thirty days the children of Israel were weeping for Moses in the table-lands of Moab, till the days of weeping and sorrow for Moses were ended.
And when he saw her he was overcome with grief, and said, Ah! my daughter! I am crushed with sorrow, and it is you who are the chief cause of my trouble; for I have made an oath to the Lord and I may not take it back.
I went out full, and the Lord has sent me back again with nothing; why do you give me the name Naomi, seeing that the Lord has given witness against me, and the Ruler of all has sent sorrow on me?
And she made an oath, and said, O Lord of armies, if you will truly take note of the sorrow of your servant, not turning away from me but keeping me in mind, and will give me a man-child, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and his hair will never be cut.
And Hannah, answering him, said, No, my lord, I am a woman whose spirit is broken with sorrow: I have not taken wine or strong drink, but I have been opening my heart before the Lord.
Do not take your servant to be a good-for-nothing woman: for my words have come from my stored-up sorrow and pain.
Those who were full are offering themselves as servants for bread; those who were in need are at rest; truly, she who had no children has become the mother of seven; and she who had a family is wasted with sorrow.
But the Lord sent destruction on seventy men of the people of Beth-shemesh for looking into the ark of the Lord; and great was the sorrow of the people for the destruction which the Lord had sent on them.
Tomorrow about this time I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin, and on him you are to put the holy oil, making him ruler over my people Israel, and he will make my people safe from the hands of the Philistines: for I have seen the sorrow of my people, whose cry has come up to me.
And till evening they gave themselves to sorrow and weeping, and took no food, weeping for Saul and for Jonathan, his son, and for the people of the Lord and for the men of Israel; because they had come to their end by the sword.
O daughters of Israel, have sorrow for Saul, by whom you were delicately clothed in robes of red, with ornaments of gold on your dresses.
And David said to Joab and all the people who were with him, Go in grief and put haircloth about you, in sorrow for Abner. And King David went after the dead body.
And Joab sent to Tekoa and got from there a wise woman, and said to her, Now make yourself seem like one given up to grief, and put on the clothing of sorrow, not using any sweet oil for your body, but looking like one who for a long time has been weeping for the dead:
And the salvation of that day was changed to sorrow for all the people: for it was said to the people, The king is in bitter grief for his son.
And in the letter she said, Let a time of public sorrow be fixed, and put Naboth at the head of the people;
They gave orders for a day of public sorrow, and put Naboth at the head of the people.
And Jabez was honoured more than his brothers; but his mother had given him the name Jabez, saying, Because I gave birth to him with sorrow.
But then, Hezekiah, in sorrow for what he had done, put away his pride; and he and all Jerusalem made themselves low, so that the wrath of the Lord did not come on them in Hezekiah's life-time.
Then, after hearing these words, for some days I gave myself up to weeping and sorrow, seated on the earth; and taking no food I made prayer to the God of heaven,
And the king said to me, Why is your face sad, seeing that you are not ill? this is nothing but sorrow of heart. Then I was full of fear;
And Nehemiah, who was the Tirshatha, and Ezra, the priest and scribe, and the Levites who were the teachers of the people, said to all the people, This day is holy to the Lord your God; let there be no sorrow or weeping; for all the people were weeping on hearing the words of the law.
And in every part of the kingdom, wherever the king's word and his order came, there was great sorrow among the Jews, and weeping and crying and going without food; and numbers of them were stretched on the earth covered with dust and haircloth.
As days on which the Jews had rest from their haters, and the month which for them was turned from sorrow to joy, and from weeping to a good day: and that they were to keep them as days of feasting and joy, of sending offerings to one another and good things to the poor.
In place of my food I have grief, and cries of sorrow come from me like water.
For your sorrow will go from your memory, like waters flowing away:
Even today my outcry is bitter; his hand is hard on my sorrow.
And my music has been turned to sorrow, and the sound of my pipe into the noise of weeping.
If my land has made an outcry against me, or the ploughed earth has been in sorrow;
Take care not to be turned to sin, for you have taken evil for your part in place of sorrow.
For this cause I give witness that what I said is false, and in sorrow I take my seat in the dust.
The voice of my sorrow is a weariness to me; all the night I make my bed wet with weeping; it is watered by the drops flowing from my eyes.
You have seen it; for your eyes are on sorrow and grief, to take it into your hand: the poor man puts his faith in you; you have been the helper of the child who has no father.
How long is my soul to be in doubt, with sorrow in my heart all the day? how long will he who is against me be given power over me?
My life goes on in sorrow, and my years in weeping; my strength is almost gone because of my sin, and my bones are wasted away.
But as for me, when they were ill I put on the clothing of sorrow: I went without food and was sad, and my prayer came back again to my heart.
I made no sound, I said no word, even of good; and I was moved with sorrow.
I will say to God my Rock, Why have you let me go from your memory? why do I go in sorrow because of the attacks of my haters?
You are the God of my strength; why have you put me from you? why do I go in sorrow because of the attacks of my haters?
Give thought to me, and let my prayer be answered: I have been made low in sorrow;
By day and night they go round the town, on the walls; trouble and sorrow are in the heart of it.
But I am poor and full of sorrow; let me be lifted up by your salvation, O Lord.
You have given them the bread of weeping for food; for their drink you have given them sorrow in great measure.
Then they sent up their cry to the Lord in their sorrow, and he gave them salvation out of all their troubles;
Those who were in the dark, in the black night, in chains of sorrow and iron;
Then they sent up their cry to the Lord in their sorrow, and he gave them salvation out of all their troubles.
Then they send up their cry to the Lord in their sorrow, and he gives them salvation out of all their troubles.
Then they send up their cry to the Lord in their sorrow, and he gives them salvation out of all their troubles.
And when they are made low, and crushed by trouble and sorrow,
The nets of death were round me, and the pains of the underworld had me in their grip; I was full of trouble and sorrow.
My soul is wasted with sorrow; give me strength again in keeping with your word
See if there is any way of sorrow in me, and be my guide in the eternal way.
When your fear comes on you like a storm, and your trouble like a rushing wind; when pain and sorrow come on you.
A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.
Blessings are on the head of the upright, but the face of sinners will be covered with sorrow.
The hope of the upright man will give joy, but the waiting of the evil-doer will have its end in sorrow.
Even while laughing the heart may be sad; and after joy comes sorrow.
A glad heart makes a shining face, but by the sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
He who has an unwise son gets sorrow for himself, and the father of a foolish son has no joy.
By planting the seed of evil a man will get in the grain of sorrow, and the rod of his wrath will be broken.
If a servant is gently cared for from his early years, he will become a cause of sorrow in the end.
Because in much wisdom is much grief, and increase of knowledge is increase of sorrow.
All his days are sorrow, and his work is full of grief. Even in the night his heart has no rest. This again is to no purpose.
A time for weeping and a time for laughing; a time for sorrow and a time for dancing;
All his days are in the dark, and he has much sorrow, pain, disease, and trouble.
Sorrow is better than joy; when the face is sad the mind gets better.
For every purpose there is a time and a decision, because the sorrow of man is great in him.
So put away trouble from your heart, and sorrow from your flesh; because the early years and the best years are to no purpose.
And in the place of sweet spices will be an evil smell, and for a fair band a thick cord; for a well-dressed head there will be the cutting-off of the hair, and for a beautiful robe there will be the clothing of sorrow; the mark of the prisoner in place of the ornaments of the free.
And in the public places of her towns will be sorrow and weeping; and she will be seated on the earth, waste and uncovered.
And it will be, in the day when the Lord gives you rest from your sorrow, and from your trouble, and from the hard yoke which they had put on you,
Send out a cry, O door! Make sounds of sorrow, O town! All your land has come to nothing, O Philistia; for there comes a smoke out of the north, and everyone keeps his place in the line.
The daughter of Dibon has gone up to the high places, weeping: Moab is sounding her cry of sorrow over Nebo, and over Medeba: everywhere the hair of the head and of the face is cut off.
For this cause my sorrow for the vine of Sibmah will be like the weeping for Jazer: my eyes are dropping water on you, O Heshbon and Elealeh! For they are sounding the war-cry over your summer fruits and the getting in of your grain;
For this cause the cords of my heart are sounding for Moab, and I am full of sorrow for Kir-heres.
In the day of your planting you were watching its growth, and in the morning your seed was flowering: but its fruit is wasted away in the day of grief and bitter sorrow.
The fishermen will be sad, and all those who put fishing-lines into the Nile will be full of grief, and those whose nets are stretched out on the waters will have sorrow in their hearts.
A vision of fear comes before my eyes; the worker of deceit goes on in his false way, and the waster goes on making waste. Up! Elam; to the attack! Media; I have put an end to her sorrow.
For this cause I am full of bitter grief; pains like the pains of a woman in childbirth have come on me: I am bent down with sorrow at what comes to my ears; I am shocked by what I see.
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:
The word about Tyre. Let a cry of sorrow go up, O ships of Tarshish, because your strong place is made waste; on the way back from the land of Kittim the news is given to them.
Let a cry of sorrow go up, O ships of Tarshish: because your strong place is made waste
Have sorrow for the fields, the pleasing fields, the fertile vine;
Even those whom he has made free, will come back again; they will come with songs to Zion; on their heads will be eternal joy; delight and joy will be theirs, and sorrow and sounds of grief will be gone for ever.
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