Mourn, Weep, Grieve, Defeat…

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Matthew 5:4  –  “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

Matthew 9:15  –  “…The attendants of the bridegroom cannot mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them, can they?  But the days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast…”

Romans 9:1-5  –  “…I have great sorrow and unceasing grief in my heart…”

2 Corinthians 12:21  –  “I am afraid that when I come again my God may humiliate me before you, and I may mourn over many of those who have sinned in the past and not repented of the impurity, immorality and sensuality which they have practiced.”

James 4:9  –  “Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy to gloom.”

James 5:1  –  “Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you.”


Nehemiah 8:9-12  –  “Then Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, ‘This day is holy to the LORD your God; do not mourn or weep.’  For all the people were weeping when they heard the words of the law. Then he said to them, ‘Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, and send portions to him who has nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.’  So the Levites calmed all the people, saying, ‘Be still, for the day is holy; do not be grieved.’  All the people went away to eat, to drink, to send portions and to celebrate a great festival, because they understood the words which had been made known to them.”

Ecclesiastes 7:2  –  “It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting…”

Ecclesiastes 7:4  –  “The mind of the wise is in the house of mourning, while the mind of fools is in the house of pleasure.”

Isaiah 53:3  –  “…A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief…”
Isaiah 53:4  –  “Surely our griefs He Himself bore, and our sorrows He carried…”

Joel 1:9  –  “…The priests mourn, the ministers of the LORD.”

Joel 2:12  –  “…Return to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, weeping and mourning;”

Joel 2:17  –  “Let the priests, the LORD’S ministers, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, “Spare Your people, O LORD, and do not make Your inheritance a reproach, a byword among the nations…”

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