'Sorrow' in the Bible
Unto the woman He said, 'Multiplying I multiply thy sorrow and thy conception, in sorrow dost thou bear children, and toward thy husband is thy desire, and he doth rule over thee.'
And to the man He said, 'Because thou hast hearkened to the voice of thy wife, and dost eat of the tree concerning which I have charged thee, saying, Thou dost not eat of it, cursed is the ground on thine account; in sorrow thou dost eat of it all days of thy life,
and he saith, 'My son doth not go down with you, for his brother is dead, and he by himself is left; when mischief hath met him in the way in which ye go, then ye have brought down my grey hairs in sorrow to sheol.'
then it hath come to pass when he seeth that the youth is not, that he hath died, and thy servants have brought down the grey hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow to sheol;
as days on which the Jews have rested from their enemies, and the month that hath been turned to them from sorrow to joy, and from mourning to a good day, to make them days of banquet and of joy, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the needy.
For sorrow cometh not forth from the dust, Nor from the ground springeth up misery.
And dim from sorrow is mine eye, And my members as a shadow all of them.
Hungry is his sorrow, And calamity is ready at his side.
God layeth up for his sons his sorrow, He giveth recompense unto him -- and he knoweth.
Till when do I set counsels in my soul? Sorrow in my heart daily? Till when is mine enemy exalted over me?
For my life hath been consumed in sorrow And my years in sighing. Feeble because of mine iniquity hath been my strength, And my bones have become old.
Because of the voice of an enemy, Because of the oppression of the wicked, For they cause sorrow to move against me, And in anger they hate me.
And they are diminished, and bow down, By restraint, evil, and sorrow.
Compassed me have cords of death, And straits of Sheol have found me, Distress and sorrow I find.
Sorrow in the heart of a man boweth down, And a good word maketh him glad.
Whoso is sowing perverseness reapeth sorrow, And the rod of his anger weareth out.
Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? Who hath contentions? who hath plaint? Who hath wounds without cause? Who hath redness of eyes?
Better is sorrow than laughter, For by the sadness of the face the heart becometh better.
And the ransomed of Jehovah return, And have entered Zion with singing. And joy age-during on their head, Joy and gladness they attain, And fled away have sorrow and sighing!
And the ransomed of Jehovah turn back, And they have come to Zion with singing, And joy age-during is on their head, Gladness and joy they attain, Fled away have sorrow and sighing,
For a voice is declaring from Dan, And sounding sorrow from mount Ephraim.
My refreshing for me is sorrow, For me my heart is sick.
Why is this? from the womb I have come out, To see labour and sorrow, Yea, consumed in shame are my days!
Then rejoice doth a virgin in a chorus, Both young men and old men -- together, And I have turned their mourning to joy, And have comforted them, And gladdened them above their sorrow,
'Thou hast said, Woe to me, now, for Jehovah hath added sorrow to my pain, I have been wearied with my sighing, and rest I have not found.
Concerning Damascus: Ashamed hath been Hamath and Arpad, For an evil report they have heard, They have been melted, in the sea is sorrow, To be quiet it is not able.
With drunkenness and sorrow thou art filled, A cup of astonishment and desolation, The cup of thy sister Samaria.
Under sorrow I have seen tents of Cushan, Tremble do curtains of the land of Midian.
And having risen up from the prayer, having come unto the disciples, he found them sleeping from the sorrow,
but because these things I have said to you, the sorrow hath filled your heart.
verily, verily, I say to you, that ye shall weep and lament, and the world will rejoice; and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow joy will become.
'The woman, when she may bear, hath sorrow, because her hour did come, and when she may bear the child, no more doth she remember the anguish, because of the joy that a man was born to the world.
'And ye, therefore, now, indeed, have sorrow; and again I will see you, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no one doth take from you,
And I decided this to myself, not again to come in sorrow unto you,
and I wrote to you this same thing, that having come, I may not have sorrow from them of whom it behoved me to have joy, having confidence in you all, that my joy is of you all,
And if any one hath caused sorrow, he hath not caused sorrow to me, but in part, that I may not burden you all;
so that, on the contrary, it is rather for you to forgive and to comfort, lest by over abundant sorrow such a one may be swallowed up;
for the sorrow toward God reformation to salvation not to be repented of doth work, and the sorrow of the world doth work death,
each one, according as he doth purpose in heart, not out of sorrow or out of necessity, for a cheerful giver doth God love,
for he also ailed nigh to death, but God did deal kindly with him, and not with him only, but also with me, that sorrow upon sorrow I might not have.
And I do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, that ye may not sorrow, as also the rest who have not hope,
and all chastening for the present, indeed, doth not seem to be of joy, but of sorrow, yet afterward the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those exercised through it -- it doth yield.
in which ye are glad, a little now, if it be necessary, being made to sorrow in manifold trials,
'As much as she did glorify herself and did revel, so much torment and sorrow give to her, because in her heart she saith, I sit a queen, and a widow I am not, and sorrow I shall not see;
because of this, in one day, shall come her plagues, death, and sorrow, and famine; and in fire she shall be utterly burned, because strong is the Lord God who is judging her;
'And the merchants of the earth shall weep and sorrow over her, because their lading no one doth buy any more;
and God shall wipe away every tear from their eyes, and the death shall not be any more, nor sorrow, nor crying, nor shall there be any more pain, because the first things did go away.'