Sackcloth

Sackcloth

 
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  • Then Jacob tore his clothes and put on sackcloth. He mourned deeply for his son for many days. - Genesis 37:34


  • If such an animal dies and falls on something, that object, whatever its use, will be unclean. This is true whether the object is made of wood, cloth, leather, or sackcloth. It must be put into water, and it will remain defiled until evening. After that, it will be ceremonially clean and may be used again. - Leviticus 11:32


  • Then David said to Joab and all those who were with him, "Tear your clothes and put on sackcloth. Go into deep mourning for Abner." And King David himself walked behind the procession to the grave. - 2 Samuel 3:31


  • Then Rizpah, the mother of two of the men, spread sackcloth on a rock and stayed there the entire harvest season. She prevented vultures from tearing at their bodies during the day and stopped wild animals from eating them at night. - 2 Samuel 21:10


  • Ben-hadad's officers said to him, "Sir, we have heard that the kings of Israel are very merciful. So let's humble ourselves by wearing sackcloth and putting ropes on our heads. Then perhaps King Ahab will let you live." - 1 Kings 20:31


  • So they put on sackcloth and ropes and went to the king of Israel and begged, "Your servant Ben-hadad says, `Please let me live!' " The king of Israel responded, "Is he still alive? He is my brother!" - 1 Kings 20:32


  • 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


  • When the king heard this, he tore his clothes in despair. And as the king walked along the wall, the people could see that he was wearing sackcloth underneath next to his skin. - 2 Kings 6:30


  • When King Hezekiah heard their report, he tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and went into the Temple of the LORD to pray. - 2 Kings 19:1


  • And he sent Eliakim the palace administrator, Shebna the court secretary, and the leading priests, all dressed in sackcloth, to the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz. - 2 Kings 19:2


  • David looked up and saw the angel of the LORD standing between heaven and earth with his sword drawn, stretched out over Jerusalem. So David and the leaders of Israel put on sackcloth to show their distress and fell down with their faces to the ground. - 1 Chronicles 21:16


  • On October 31* the people returned for another observance. This time they fasted and dressed in sackcloth and sprinkled dust on their heads.1 - Nehemiah 9:1


  • When Mordecai learned what had been done, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the city, crying with a loud and bitter wail. - Esther 4:1


  • 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


  • When Queen Esther's maids and eunuchs came and told her about Mordecai, she was deeply distressed. She sent clothing to him to replace the sackcloth, but he refused it. - Esther 4:4
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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