19 Bible Verses About Sadness (ESV)

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  1. Deuteronomy 31:8 - "It is the LORD who goes..."
  2. Psalm 34:17-18 - "When the righteous cry for help,..."
  3. 1 Peter 5:7 - "casting all your anxieties on him,..."
  4. Psalm 30:5 - "For his anger is but for..."
  5. Matthew 5:4 - ""Blessed are those who mourn, for..."
  6. Ecclesiastes 1:18 - "For in much wisdom is much..."
  7. Psalm 38:9 - "O Lord, all my longing is..."
  8. Revelation 21:3-4 - "And I heard a loud voice..."
  9. Ecclesiastes 11:10 - "Remove vexation from your heart, and..."
  10. Joel 2:12 - ""Yet even now," declares the LORD,..."
  11. 2 Corinthians 6:10 - "as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as..."
  12. Romans 12:15 - "Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep..."
  13. Revelation 7:16-17 - "They shall hunger no more, neither..."
  14. 2 Kings 20:5 - ""Turn back, and say to Hezekiah..."
  15. Job 1:20-21 - "Then Job arose and tore his..."
  16. Proverbs 10:1 - "The proverbs of Solomon. A wise..."
  17. Joel 1:12 - "The vine dries up; the fig..."
  18. Ephesians 4:30 - "And do not grieve the Holy..."
  19. Psalm 146:8 - "the LORD opens the eyes of..."

1. Deuteronomy 31:8

8 It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed."

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2. Psalm 34:17-18

17 When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. 18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

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3. 1 Peter 5:7

7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

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4. Psalm 30:5

5 For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

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5. Matthew 5:4

4 "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

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6. Ecclesiastes 1:18

18 For in much wisdom is much vexation, and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.

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7. Psalm 38:9

9 O Lord, all my longing is before you; my sighing is not hidden from you.

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8. Revelation 21:3-4

3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away."

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9. Ecclesiastes 11:10

10 Remove vexation from your heart, and put away pain from your body, for youth and the dawn of life are vanity.

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10. Joel 2:12

12 "Yet even now," declares the LORD, "return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;

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11. 2 Corinthians 6:10

10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything.

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12. Romans 12:15

15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.

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13. Revelation 7:16-17

16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat. 17 For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."

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14. 2 Kings 20:5

5 "Turn back, and say to Hezekiah the leader of my people, Thus says the LORD, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Behold, I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the LORD,

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15. Job 1:20-21

20 Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. 21 And he said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD."

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16. Proverbs 10:1

1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.

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17. Joel 1:12

12 The vine dries up; the fig tree languishes. Pomegranate, palm, and apple, all the trees of the field are dried up, and gladness dries up from the children of man.

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18. Ephesians 4:30

30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

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19. Psalm 146:8

8 the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous.

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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 34:17-18
  2. Psalm 30:5
  3. Psalm 38:9
  4. Psalm 146:8
  5. Deuteronomy 31:8
  6. 2 Kings 20:5
  7. Job 1:20-21
  8. Proverbs 10:1
  9. Ecclesiastes 1:18
  10. Ecclesiastes 11:10
  11. Joel 1:12
  12. Joel 2:12
  13. Matthew 5:4
  14. Romans 12:15
  15. 2 Corinthians 6:10
  16. Ephesians 4:30
  17. 1 Peter 5:7
  18. Revelation 7:16-17
  19. Revelation 21:3-4

Psalm 34:17-18

17 When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. 18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

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Psalm 30:5

5 For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

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Psalm 38:9

9 O Lord, all my longing is before you; my sighing is not hidden from you.

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Psalm 146:8

8 the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous.

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Deuteronomy 31:8

8 It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed."

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2 Kings 20:5

5 "Turn back, and say to Hezekiah the leader of my people, Thus says the LORD, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Behold, I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the LORD,

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Job 1:20-21

20 Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. 21 And he said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD."

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Proverbs 10:1

1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.

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Ecclesiastes 1:18

18 For in much wisdom is much vexation, and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.

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Ecclesiastes 11:10

10 Remove vexation from your heart, and put away pain from your body, for youth and the dawn of life are vanity.

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Joel 1:12

12 The vine dries up; the fig tree languishes. Pomegranate, palm, and apple, all the trees of the field are dried up, and gladness dries up from the children of man.

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Joel 2:12

12 "Yet even now," declares the LORD, "return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;

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Matthew 5:4

4 "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

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Romans 12:15

15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.

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2 Corinthians 6:10

10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything.

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Ephesians 4:30

30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

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1 Peter 5:7

7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

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Revelation 7:16-17

16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat. 17 For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."

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Revelation 21:3-4

3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away."

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