Mourning

Mourning

 
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  • His advisers were amazed. "We don't understand you," they told him. "While the baby was still living, you wept and refused to eat. But now that the baby is dead, you have stopped your mourning and are eating again." - 2 Samuel 12:21


  • So he sent for a woman from Tekoa who had a reputation for great wisdom. He said to her, "Pretend you are in mourning; wear mourning clothes and don't bathe or wear any perfume. Act like a woman who has been in deep sorrow for a long time. - 2 Samuel 14:2


  • David walked up the road that led to the Mount of Olives, weeping as he went. His head was covered and his feet were bare as a sign of mourning. And the people who were with him covered their heads and wept as they climbed the mountain. - 2 Samuel 15:30


  • As they reached the spot at the top of the Mount of Olives where people worshiped God, David found Hushai the Arkite waiting for him. Hushai had torn his clothing and put dirt on his head as a sign of mourning. - 2 Samuel 15:32


  • Word soon reached Joab that the king was weeping and mourning for Absalom. - 2 Samuel 19:1


  • When Ahab heard this message, he tore his clothing, dressed in sackcloth, and fasted. He even slept in sackcloth and went about in deep mourning. - 1 Kings 21:27


  • At the time of the sacrifice, I stood up from where I had sat in mourning with my clothes torn. I fell to my knees, lifted my hands to the LORD my God. - Ezra 9:5


  • Then Ezra left the front of the Temple of God and went to the room of Jehohanan son of Eliashib. He spent the night* there, but he did not eat any food or drink. He was still in mourning because of the unfaithfulness of the returned exiles.1 - Ezra 10:6


  • He stood outside the gate of the palace, for no one was allowed to enter while wearing clothes of mourning. - Esther 4:2


  • And as news of the king's decree reached all the provinces, there was great mourning among the Jews. They fasted, wept, and wailed, and many people lay in sackcloth and ashes. - Esther 4:3


  • Then Esther sent for Hathach, one of the king's eunuchs who had been appointed as her attendant. She ordered him to go to Mordecai and find out what was troubling him and why he was in mourning. - Esther 4:5


  • He told them to celebrate these days with feasting and gladness and by giving gifts to each other and to the poor. This would commemorate a time when the Jews gained relief from their enemies, when their sorrow was turned into gladness and their mourning into joy. - Esther 9:22


  • These letters established the Festival of Purim--an annual celebration of these days at the appointed time, decreed by both Mordecai the Jew and Queen Esther. (The people decided to observe this festival, just as they had decided for themselves and their descendants to establish the times of fasting and mourning.) - Esther 9:31


  • You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy, - Psalms 30:11


  • Those who have been ransomed by the LORD will return to Jerusalem,* singing songs of everlasting joy. Sorrow and mourning will disappear, and they will be overcome with joy and gladness.1 - Isaiah 35:10


  • Delirious, I chattered like a swallow or a crane, and then I moaned like a mourning dove. My eyes grew tired of looking to heaven for help. I am in trouble, Lord. Help me!" - Isaiah 38:14


  • I am the one who sends darkness out across the skies, bringing it to a state of mourning." - Isaiah 50:3
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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