100 Bible Verses about Sadness

Psalm 34:18 ESV / 1,334 helpful votes

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

John 14:1 ESV / 696 helpful votes

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.

Psalm 55:22 ESV / 608 helpful votes

Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 545 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 471 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Psalm 18:2 ESV / 432 helpful votes

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

James 5:13 ESV / 352 helpful votes

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.

John 15:7 ESV / 293 helpful votes

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

1 Peter 5:10 ESV / 254 helpful votes

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

John 14:18 ESV / 247 helpful votes

“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.

Matthew 5:4 ESV / 221 helpful votes

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

Psalm 48:14 ESV / 211 helpful votes

That this is God, our God forever and ever. He will guide us forever.

Revelation 21:4 ESV / 202 helpful votes

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.”

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 ESV / 194 helpful votes

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 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.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 193 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Psalm 30:5 ESV / 189 helpful votes

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.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 175 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

John 10:29 ESV / 173 helpful votes

My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.

Psalm 147:3 ESV / 154 helpful votes

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV / 151 helpful votes

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

John 17:15 ESV / 145 helpful votes

I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.

Psalm 42:11 ESV / 145 helpful votes

Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.

Deuteronomy 31:8 ESV / 134 helpful votes

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.”

John 16:20 ESV / 133 helpful votes

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.

2 Corinthians 7:10 ESV / 130 helpful votes

For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.

Psalm 91:1-2 ESV / 128 helpful votes

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

John 14:16 ESV / 124 helpful votes

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever,

Psalm 126:5 ESV / 102 helpful votes

Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!

Isaiah 53:4 ESV / 95 helpful votes

Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.

Proverbs 15:13-14 ESV / 92 helpful votes

A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed. The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly.

Psalm 23:4 ESV / 92 helpful votes

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

John 20:26-29 ESV / 89 helpful votes

Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

Romans 8:18 ESV / 80 helpful votes

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

John 16:33 ESV / 78 helpful votes

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Matthew 5:44 ESV / 72 helpful votes

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

John 15:1-7 ESV / 63 helpful votes

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. ...

John 14:2 ESV / 62 helpful votes

In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?

Romans 8:34 ESV / 59 helpful votes

Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.

John 3:16 ESV / 59 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

James 4:7 ESV / 55 helpful votes

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Luke 6:27 ESV / 54 helpful votes

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 53 helpful votes

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

John 17:9 ESV / 51 helpful votes

I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours.

Romans 12:15 ESV / 50 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 31:9 ESV / 49 helpful votes

With weeping they shall come, and with pleas for mercy 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 Ephraim is my firstborn.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 47 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Psalm 34:17 ESV / 46 helpful votes

When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.

Ephesians 6:8 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a bondservant or is free.

Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 43 helpful votes

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

John 17:11 ESV / 39 helpful votes

And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one.

Proverbs 12:25 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

Psalm 34:18-19 ESV / 38 helpful votes

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.

Luke 4:18 ESV / 37 helpful votes

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed,

Philippians 4:7 ESV / 36 helpful votes

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Ecclesiastes 3:4 ESV / 36 helpful votes

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

Psalm 42:3 ESV / 36 helpful votes

My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all the day long, “Where is your God?”

Psalm 34:17-18 ESV / 36 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

John 14:28 ESV / 34 helpful votes

You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.

John 14:24 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father's who sent me.

Psalm 3:3 ESV / 34 helpful votes

But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.

1 Timothy 2:5 ESV / 33 helpful votes

For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

John 14:27 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

Psalm 40:1-3 ESV / 33 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.

Psalm 32:10 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the Lord.

Isaiah 53:3 ESV / 32 helpful votes

He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Isaiah 53:3-4 ESV / 32 helpful votes

He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.

Psalm 37:23-24 ESV / 31 helpful votes

The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand.

John 12:49 ESV / 30 helpful votes

For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment—what to say and what to speak.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 30 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

Psalm 9:9 ESV / 30 helpful votes

The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Ecclesiastes 1:18 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Psalm 116:1-2 ESV / 28 helpful votes

I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.

Psalm 34:17-20 ESV / 28 helpful votes

When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.

Revelation 21:3-4 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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. 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.”

Revelation 7:16-17 ESV / 27 helpful votes

They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat. 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.”

Joel 2:12 ESV / 27 helpful votes

“Yet even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 27 helpful votes

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

John 5:30 ESV / 26 helpful votes

“I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.

Isaiah 51:11 ESV / 26 helpful votes

And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

Ephesians 4:30 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

John 7:29 ESV / 25 helpful votes

I know him, for I come from him, and he sent me.”

Matthew 28:20 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

John 16:22 ESV / 24 helpful votes

So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.

Psalm 38:9 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 3:13 ESV / 23 helpful votes

But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.

John 7:28 ESV / 23 helpful votes

So Jesus proclaimed, as he taught in the temple, “You know me, and you know where I come from. But I have not come of my own accord. He who sent me is true, and him you do not know.

Ecclesiastes 11:10 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 4:12-13 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.

Matthew 11:28 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 22 helpful votes

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

Numbers 23:19 ESV / 22 helpful votes

God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?

Romans 12:2 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Job 1:20-21 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. 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.”

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 20 helpful votes

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Philippians 3:13-14 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

John 17:18-23 ESV / 20 helpful votes

As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth. “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, ...

Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 ESV / 20 helpful votes

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

Psalm 37:1-40 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Of David. Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. ...

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