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Also called: Lament, Sackcloth, Sadness, Sorrow, Weeping
Sadness or sorrow.

Top Bible Verses about Grief

Psalm 34:18

Psalm 34:18

Yahweh is near to those who are heartbroken and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Read Psalm 34:18

Psalm 137:1

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat, yes, we wept, when we remembered Zion. Read Psalm 137:1
Matthew 5:4

Matthew 5:4

Blessed are the ones who mourn, because they will be comforted. Read Matthew 5:4

Luke 19:41–42

And when he approached and saw the city, he wept over it, saying, “If you had known on this day—even you—the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. Read Luke 19:41–42

John 11:33–35

Then Jesus, when he saw her weeping and the Jews who came with her weeping, was deeply moved in spirit and was troubled within himself. And he said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Lord, come and see.” Jesus wept. Read John 11:33–35

Famous Christian Quotes About Grief, Lament, Sackcloth, Sadness, Sorrow, Weeping

Christ and His Cross Part in Heaven

Christ and His cross are not separable in this life; nevertheless Christ and His cross part at heaven’s door, for there is no room for crosses in heaven. One tear, one sigh, one sad heart, one fear, one loss, one thought of trouble, cannot find lodging there. They are but the marks of our Lord Jesus down in this wide inn, and stormy country, on this side of death. Sorrow and the saints are not married together; or, suppose it were so, heaven would make a divorce.

Samuel Rutherford

The Truly Wise Person

He is truly wise who hates iniquity, who speaks the truth, and works the works of justice; and he that leads a sober and chaste life, who is pious, humble and devout, and who shuns the perilous rocks of temptation, possesses true wisdom, and the favor of God and of men. His conscience is pure—sorrow assails him not. Peace is his possession, and God often pours into his breast consolations that the world can neither know nor relish.

Thomas à Kempis

Acedia, the Sorrow Without Reason

There is a useful sorrow, and a destructive sorrow. Sorrow is useful when we weep for sin, and for our neighbor’s ignorance, and so that we may not relax our purpose to attain to true goodness: these are the true kinds of sorrow. Our enemy adds something to this. For he sends sorrow without reason, which is something called acedia. We ought always to drive out a spirit like this with prayer and psalmody.

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