100 Bible Verses about Weeping

Psalm 30:5 ESV / 117 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.

John 11:35 ESV / 88 helpful votes

Jesus wept.

Revelation 21:4 ESV / 64 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.”

John 11:33 ESV / 46 helpful votes

When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled.

Genesis 43:30 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Then Joseph hurried out, for his compassion grew warm for his brother, and he sought a place to weep. And he entered his chamber and wept there.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 39 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.

Luke 13:28 ESV / 38 helpful votes

In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God but you yourselves cast out.

Ecclesiastes 3:4 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

Luke 19:41 ESV / 34 helpful votes

And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it,

John 20:11 ESV / 33 helpful votes

But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb.

Psalm 56:8 ESV / 33 helpful votes

You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book?

Matthew 25:30 ESV / 32 helpful votes

And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

1 Samuel 30:4 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Then David and the people who were with him raised their voices and wept until they had no more strength to weep.

Revelation 5:5 ESV / 29 helpful votes

And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.”

1 Samuel 20:41 ESV / 29 helpful votes

And as soon as the boy had gone, David rose from beside the stone heap and fell on his face to the ground and bowed three times. And they kissed one another and wept with one another, David weeping the most.

Genesis 37:35 ESV / 29 helpful votes

All his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted and said, “No, I shall go down to Sheol to my son, mourning.” Thus his father wept for him.

Genesis 27:38 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Esau said to his father, “Have you but one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father.” And Esau lifted up his voice and wept.

Matthew 24:51 ESV / 26 helpful votes

And will cut him in pieces and put him with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Matthew 22:13 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

Matthew 8:12 ESV / 26 helpful votes

While the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

Isaiah 25:8 ESV / 26 helpful votes

He will swallow up death forever; 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.

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 25 helpful votes

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

Psalm 34:15 ESV / 25 helpful votes

The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous and his ears toward their cry.

2 Kings 20:3 ESV / 25 helpful votes

“Now, O Lord, please remember how I have walked before you in faithfulness and with a whole heart, and have done what is good in your sight.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Nehemiah 8:9 ESV / 24 helpful votes

And 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 wept as they heard the words of the Law.

2 Samuel 15:30 ESV / 24 helpful votes

But David went up the ascent of the Mount of Olives, weeping as he went, barefoot and with his head covered. And all the people who were with him covered their heads, and they went up, weeping as they went.

Acts 20:19 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials that happened to me through the plots of the Jews;

Matthew 26:75 ESV / 23 helpful votes

And Peter remembered the saying of Jesus, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.” And he went out and wept bitterly.

Isaiah 33:7 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Behold, their heroes cry in the streets; the envoys of peace weep bitterly.

2 Samuel 18:33 ESV / 23 helpful votes

And the king was deeply moved and went up to the chamber over the gate and wept. And as he went, he said, “O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son!”

Genesis 23:2 ESV / 23 helpful votes

And Sarah died at Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham went in to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

John 14:6 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Psalm 42:3 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Revelation 7:17 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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 1:1-20 ESV / 21 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

Philippians 3:18 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ.

Romans 12:15 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Matthew 11:28 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Psalm 102:9 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For I eat ashes like bread and mingle tears with my drink,

Psalm 30:11 ESV / 21 helpful votes

You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness,

Acts 21:13 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Then Paul answered, “What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be imprisoned but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.”

John 16:33 ESV / 20 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.”

Luke 7:13 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.”

Luke 1:37 ESV / 20 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 20 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 126:5 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Psalm 118:24 ESV / 20 helpful votes

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Job 30:25 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Did not I weep for him whose day was hard? Was not my soul grieved for the needy?

Job 16:16 ESV / 20 helpful votes

My face is red with weeping, and on my eyelids is deep darkness,

Judges 2:4 ESV / 20 helpful votes

As soon as the angel of the Lord spoke these words to all the people of Israel, the people lifted up their voices and wept.

Deuteronomy 34:8 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And the people of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days. Then the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.

Hebrews 5:7 ESV / 19 helpful votes

In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Luke 22:62 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And he went out and wept bitterly.

Mark 14:72 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And immediately the rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had said to him, “Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.” And he broke down and wept.

Matthew 13:50 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 19 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.”

Genesis 50:17 ESV / 19 helpful votes

‘Say to Joseph, Please forgive the transgression of your brothers and their sin, because they did evil to you.’ And now, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father.” Joseph wept when they spoke to him.

Revelation 5:4 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And I began to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it.

John 14:27 ESV / 18 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.

Malachi 2:13 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And this second thing you do. You cover the Lord's altar with tears, with weeping and groaning because he no longer regards the offering or accepts it with favor from your hand.

Psalm 23:4 ESV / 18 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.

Numbers 14:1 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Then all the congregation raised a loud cry, and the people wept that night.

Genesis 50:1 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Then Joseph fell on his father's face and wept over him and kissed him.

Genesis 46:29 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Then Joseph prepared his chariot and went up to meet Israel his father in Goshen. He presented himself to him and fell on his neck and wept on his neck a good while.

Genesis 45:14 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Then he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, and Benjamin wept upon his neck.

Genesis 45:2 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And he wept aloud, so that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard it.

Genesis 42:24 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Then he turned away from them and wept. And he returned to them and spoke to them. And he took Simeon from them and bound him before their eyes.

Genesis 33:4 ESV / 18 helpful votes

But Esau ran to meet him and embraced him and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept.

1 John 4:8 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Romans 8:18 ESV / 17 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 10:10 ESV / 17 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 17 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Psalm 34:17 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:18 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 16 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 16 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.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 16 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.

Isaiah 9:6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Revelation 21:5 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

Revelation 21:1-27 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 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.” And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” ...

Revelation 21:1 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 15 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

1 Corinthians 15:26 ESV / 15 helpful votes

The last enemy to be destroyed is death.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 15 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

John 8:12 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

John 3:16 ESV / 15 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.

Matthew 5:16 ESV / 15 helpful votes

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Isaiah 22:4 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Therefore I said: “Look away from me; let me weep bitter tears; do not labor to comfort me concerning the destruction of the daughter of my people.”

Psalm 9:9 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Psalm 137:1 ESV / 14 helpful votes

By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion.

Psalm 34:4 ESV / 14 helpful votes

I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.

2 Samuel 3:16 ESV / 14 helpful votes

But her husband went with her, weeping after her all the way to Bahurim. Then Abner said to him, “Go, return.” And he returned.

Revelation 3:20 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

James 2:26 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.

Colossians 4:1-18 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Masters, treat your slaves justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven. Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak. Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. ...

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