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Top Bible Verses about Suicide

Judges 16:26–30

Then Samson said to the servant who was holding him by his hand, “Position me so that I can touch the pillars on which the house rests, so I can lean on them.” And the house was full of men and women, and all of the rulers of the Philistines were there—about three thousand men and women were on the roof watching the performance of Samson. And Samson called to Yahweh and said, “My Lord Yahweh, remember me! Please give me strength this one time, O God, so that I can repay with one act of revenge … Read Judges 16:26–30

1 Samuel 31:4

Then Saul said to his armor bearer, “Draw your sword and thrust me through with it, so that these uncircumcised do not come and thrust me through and make a fool of me!” But his armor bearer was not willing to do so because he was very afraid. So Saul took the sword and fell on it. Read 1 Samuel 31:4

Ecclesiastes 2:17

So I hated life because the work done under the sun is grievous to me. For everything is vanity and chasing wind! Read Ecclesiastes 2:17

Matthew 27:5

And throwing the silver coins into the temple he departed. And he went away and hanged himself. Read Matthew 27:5

Acts 1:18–19

(Now this man acquired a field for the wages of his wickedness, and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his intestines spilled out. And it became known to all who live in Jerusalem, so that that field was called in their own language “Akeldama,” that is, “Field of Blood.”) Read Acts 1:18–19

Famous Christian Quotes About Suicide

Cowardice to Die or Live at the Wrong Time

He that would not die when he must, and he that would die when he must not, are both of them cowards alike. To desire to live when one is called to die is a sign of cowardice, for such a one is afraid to enter the list with the king of terrors. To desire to die when one is called to live speaks a faint-hearted creature, for such a man dares not look an affliction or disaster in the face; therefore would take shelter in death.

George Swinnock

Happiness Is Everyone’s Motivation

All men seek happiness. This is without exception. Whatever different means they employ, they all tend to this end. The cause of some going to war, and of others avoiding it, is the same desire in both, attended with different views. The will never takes the least step but to this object. This is the motive of every action of every man, even of those who hang themselves.

Blaise Pascal
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