Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Psalm 6:1-9
1
To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments; according to The Sheminith. A Psalm of David.
2
O LORD, rebuke me not in thy anger, nor chasten me in thy wrath.
3
Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am languishing; O LORD, heal me, for my bones are troubled.
4
My soul also is sorely troubled. But thou, O LORD--how long?
5
Turn, O LORD, save my life; deliver me for the sake of thy steadfast love.
6
For in death there is no remembrance of thee; in Sheol who can give thee praise?
7
I am weary with my moaning; every night I flood my bed with tears; I drench my couch with my weeping.
8
My eye wastes away because of grief, it grows weak because of all my foes.
9
Depart from me, all you workers of evil; for the LORD has heard the sound of my weeping.
Psalm 13:1-5
1
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.
2
How long, O LORD? Wilt thou forget me for ever? How long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
3
How long must I bear pain in my soul, and have sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?
4
Consider and answer me, O LORD my God; lighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
5
lest my enemy say, "I have prevailed over him"; lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.
Psalm 30:7-11
7
As for me, I said in my prosperity, "I shall never be moved."
8
By thy favor, O LORD, thou hadst established me as a strong mountain; thou didst hide thy face, I was dismayed.
9
To thee, O LORD, I cried; and to the LORD I made supplication:
10
"What profit is there in my death, if I go down to the Pit? Will the dust praise thee? Will it tell of thy faithfulness?
11
Hear, O LORD, and be gracious to me! O LORD, be thou my helper!"
Psalm 32:3-7
3
Blessed is the man to whom the LORD imputes no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
4
When I declared not my sin, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long.
5
For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. [Selah]
6
I acknowledged my sin to thee, and I did not hide my iniquity; I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD"; then thou didst forgive the guilt of my sin. [Selah]
7
Therefore let every one who is godly offer prayer to thee; at a time of distress, in the rush of great waters, they shall not reach him.
Psalm 40:1-3
1
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.
2
I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry.
3
He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.
Psalm 69:29-30
29
Let them be blotted out of the book of the living; let them not be enrolled among the righteous.
30
But I am afflicted and in pain; let thy salvation, O God, set me on high!
Psalm 116:3-7
3
The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish.
4
Then I called on the name of the LORD: "O LORD, I beseech thee, save my life!"
5
Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; our God is merciful.
6
The LORD preserves the simple; when I was brought low, he saved me.
7
Return, O my soul, to your rest; for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.
Psalm 126:5
Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like the watercourses in the Negeb!
Psalm 126:6
May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy! [ (Psalms 126:7) He that goes forth weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him. ]
Isaiah 12:1
You will say in that day: "I will give thanks to thee, O LORD, for though thou wast angry with me, thy anger turned away, and thou didst comfort me.
Isaiah 25:8
He will swallow up death for ever, and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth; for the LORD has spoken.
Isaiah 30:19
Yea, O people in Zion who dwell at Jerusalem; you shall weep no more. He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry; when he hears it, he will answer you.
Isaiah 35:10
And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
Isaiah 38:14-19
14
Like a swallow or a crane I clamor, I moan like a dove. My eyes are weary with looking upward. O Lord, I am oppressed; be thou my security!
15
But what can I say? For he has spoken to me, and he himself has done it. All my sleep has fled because of the bitterness of my soul.
16
O Lord, by these things men live, and in all these is the life of my spirit. Oh, restore me to health and make me live!
17
Lo, it was for my welfare that I had great bitterness; but thou hast held back my life from the pit of destruction, for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.
18
For Sheol cannot thank thee, death cannot praise thee; those who go down to the pit cannot hope for thy faithfulness.
19
The living, the living, he thanks thee, as I do this day; the father makes known to the children thy faithfulness.
Isaiah 51:11
And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
Isaiah 51:12
"I, I am he that comforts you; who are you that you are afraid of man who dies, of the son of man who is made like grass,
Isaiah 57:18
I have seen his ways, but I will heal him; I will lead him and requite him with comfort, creating for his mourners the fruit of the lips.
Isaiah 61:2
to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn;
Isaiah 61:3
to grant to those who mourn in Zion-- to give them a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he may be glorified.
Isaiah 66:10
"Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice with her in joy, all you who mourn over her;
Jeremiah 31:9-12
9
With weeping they shall come, and with consolations I will lead them back, I will make them walk by brooks of water, in a straight path in which they shall not stumble; for I am a father to Israel, and E'phraim is my first-born.
10
"Hear the word of the LORD, O nations, and declare it in the coastlands afar off; say, `He who scattered Israel will gather him, and will keep him as a shepherd keeps his flock.'
11
For the LORD has ransomed Jacob, and has redeemed him from hands too strong for him.
12
They shall come and sing aloud on the height of Zion, and they shall be radiant over the goodness of the LORD, over the grain, the wine, and the oil, and over the young of the flock and the herd; their life shall be like a watered garden, and they shall languish no more.
Jeremiah 31:16-12
Jeremiah 31:17-12
Ezekiel 7:16
And if any survivors escape, they will be on the mountains, like doves of the valleys, all of them moaning, every one over his iniquity.
Ezekiel 9:4
And the LORD said to him, "Go through the city, through Jerusalem, and put a mark upon the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations that are committed in it."
Zechariah 12:10-14
10
"And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of compassion and supplication, so that, when they look on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a first-born.
11
On that day the mourning in Jerusalem will be as great as the mourning for Hadadrim'mon in the plain of Megid'do.
12
The land shall mourn, each family by itself; the family of the house of David by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself, and their wives by themselves;
13
the family of the house of Levi by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the Shim'e-ites by itself, and their wives by themselves;
14
and all the families that are left, each by itself, and their wives by themselves.
Zechariah 13:1
"On that day there shall be a fountain opened for the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to cleanse them from sin and uncleanness.
Luke 6:21
"Blessed are you that hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. "Blessed are you that weep now, for you shall laugh.
Luke 6:25
"Woe to you that are full now, for you shall hunger. "Woe to you that laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.
Luke 7:38
and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
Luke 7:50
And he said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace."
Luke 16:25
But Abraham said, `Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Laz'arus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish.
John 16:20-22
20
Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy.
21
When a woman is in travail she has sorrow, because her hour has come; but when she is delivered of the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a child is born into the world.
22
So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.
2 Corinthians 1:4-7
4
who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
5
For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.
6
If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer.
7
Our hope for you is unshaken; for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort.
2 Corinthians 7:9
As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting; for you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us.
2 Corinthians 7:10
For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation and brings no regret, but worldly grief produces death.
James 1:12
Blessed is the man who endures trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life which God has promised to those who love him.
Revelation 7:14-17
14
I said to him, "Sir, you know." And he said to me, "These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
15
Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night within his temple; and he who sits upon the throne will shelter them with his presence.
16
They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; 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."
Revelation 21:4
he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away."