136 verses

Gen 23:2

(NIV)
She died at Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham went to mourn for Sarah and to weep over her.

(ESV)
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.

Gen 27:41

(NIV)
Esau held a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing his father had given him. He said to himself, ‘The days of mourning for my father are near; then I will kill my brother Jacob.’

(ESV)
Now Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him, and Esau said to himself, “The days of mourning for my father are approaching; then I will kill my brother Jacob.”

Gen 37:34

(NIV)
Then Jacob tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and mourned for his son many days.
(ESV)
Then Jacob tore his garments and put sackcloth on his loins and mourned for his son many days.

Gen 37:35

(NIV)
All his sons and daughters came to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. ‘No,’ he said, ‘I will continue to mourn until I join my son in the grave.’ So his father wept for him.

(ESV)
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.

Gen 50:10

(NIV)
When they reached the threshing-floor of Atad, near the Jordan, they lamented loudly and bitterly; and there Joseph observed a seven-day period of mourning for his father.
(ESV)
When they came to the threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, they lamented there with a very great and grievous lamentation, and he made a mourning for his father seven days.

Gen 50:11

(NIV)
When the Canaanites who lived there saw the mourning at the threshing-floor of Atad, they said, ‘The Egyptians are holding a solemn ceremony of mourning.’ That is why that place near the Jordan is called Abel Mizraim.

(ESV)
When the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning on the threshing floor of Atad, they said, “This is a grievous mourning by the Egyptians.” Therefore the place was named Abel-mizraim; it is beyond the Jordan.

Exod 33:4

(NIV)
When the people heard these distressing words, they began to mourn and no one put on any ornaments.
(ESV)
When the people heard this disastrous word, they mourned, and no one put on his ornaments.

Num 14:39

(NIV)
When Moses reported this to all the Israelites, they mourned bitterly.
(ESV)
When Moses told these words to all the people of Israel, the people mourned greatly.

Deut 34:8

(NIV)
The Israelites grieved for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days, until the time of weeping and mourning was over.

(ESV)
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.

1Sam 6:19

(NIV)
But God struck down some of the inhabitants of Beth Shemesh, putting seventy of them to death because they looked into the ark of the  Lord. The people mourned because of the heavy blow the  Lord had dealt them.
(ESV)
And he struck some of the men of Beth-shemesh, because they looked upon the ark of the  Lord. He struck seventy men of them and the people mourned because the  Lord had struck the people with a great blow.

1Sam 15:35

(NIV)
Until the day Samuel died, he did not go to see Saul again, though Samuel mourned for him. And the  Lord regretted that he had made Saul king over Israel.

(ESV)
And Samuel did not see Saul again until the day of his death but Samuel grieved over Saul. And the  Lord regretted that he had made Saul king over Israel.

1Sam 16:1

(NIV)
The  Lord said to Samuel, ‘How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king.’

(ESV)
The  Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul, since I have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go. I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons.”

1Sam 25:1

(NIV)
Now Samuel died, and all Israel assembled and mourned for him; and they buried him at his home in Ramah. Then David moved down into the Desert of Paran.

(ESV)
Now Samuel died. And all Israel assembled and mourned for him, and they buried him in his house at Ramah.

Then David rose and went down to the wilderness of Paran.

1Sam 28:3

(NIV)
Now Samuel was dead, and all Israel had mourned for him and buried him in his own town of Ramah. Saul had expelled the mediums and spiritists from the land.

(ESV)
Now Samuel had died, and all Israel had mourned for him and buried him in Ramah, his own city. And Saul had put the mediums and the necromancers out of the land.

2Sam 1:12

(NIV)
They mourned and wept and fasted till evening for Saul and his son Jonathan, and for the army of the  Lord and for the nation of Israel, because they had fallen by the sword.

(ESV)
And they mourned and wept and fasted until evening for Saul and for Jonathan his son and for the people of the  Lord and for the house of Israel, because they had fallen by the sword.

2Sam 3:31

(NIV)
Then David said to Joab and all the people with him, ‘Tear your clothes and put on sackcloth and walk in mourning in front of Abner.’ King David himself walked behind the bier.
(ESV)
Then David said to Joab and to all the people who were with him, “Tear your clothes and put on sackcloth and mourn before Abner.” And King David followed the bier.

2Sam 11:26

(NIV)
When Uriah’s wife heard that her husband was dead, she mourned for him.
(ESV)
When the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she lamented over her husband.

2Sam 11:27

(NIV)
After the time of mourning was over, David had her brought to his house, and she became his wife and bore him a son. But the thing David had done displeased the  Lord.

(ESV)
And when the mourning was over, David sent and brought her to his house, and she became his wife and bore him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased the  Lord.

2Sam 13:37

(NIV)
Absalom fled and went to Talmai son of Ammihud, the king of Geshur. But King David mourned many days for his son.

(ESV)
But Absalom fled and went to Talmai the son of Ammihud, king of Geshur. And David mourned for his son day after day.

2Sam 14:2

(NIV)
So Joab sent someone to Tekoa and had a wise woman brought from there. He said to her, ‘Pretend you are in mourning. Dress in mourning clothes, and don’t use any cosmetic lotions. Act like a woman who has spent many days grieving for the dead.
(ESV)
And Joab sent to Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman and said to her, “Pretend to be a mourner and put on mourning garments. Do not anoint yourself with oil, but behave like a woman who has been mourning many days for the dead.

2Sam 19:1

(NIV)
Joab was told, ‘The king is weeping and mourning for Absalom.’
(ESV)
It was told Joab, “Behold, the king is weeping and mourning for Absalom.”

2Sam 19:2

(NIV)
And for the whole army the victory that day was turned into mourning, because on that day the troops heard it said, ‘The king is grieving for his son.’
(ESV)
So the victory that day was turned into mourning for all the people, for the people heard that day, “The king is grieving for his son.”

1Kgs 13:29

(NIV)
So the prophet picked up the body of the man of God, laid it on the donkey, and brought it back to his own city to mourn for him and bury him.
(ESV)
And the prophet took up the body of the man of God and laid it on the donkey and brought it back to the city to mourn and to bury him.

1Kgs 13:30

(NIV)
Then he laid the body in his own tomb, and they mourned over him and said, ‘Alas, my brother!’

(ESV)
And he laid the body in his own grave. And they mourned over him, saying, “Alas, my brother!”

1Kgs 14:13

(NIV)
All Israel will mourn for him and bury him. He is the only one belonging to Jeroboam who will be buried, because he is the only one in the house of Jeroboam in whom the  Lord, the God of Israel, has found anything good.

(ESV)
And all Israel shall mourn for him and bury him, for he only of Jeroboam shall come to the grave, because in him there is found something pleasing to the  Lord, the God of Israel, in the house of Jeroboam.

1Kgs 14:18

(NIV)
They buried him, and all Israel mourned for him, as the  Lord had said through his servant the prophet Ahijah.

(ESV)
And all Israel buried him and mourned for him, according to the word of the  Lord, which he spoke by his servant Ahijah the prophet.

1Kgs 18:45

(NIV)
Meanwhile, the sky grew black with clouds, the wind rose, a heavy rainstorm came on and Ahab rode off to Jezreel.
(ESV)
And in a little while the heavens grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode and went to Jezreel.

1Chr 7:22

(NIV)
Their father Ephraim mourned for them many days, and his relatives came to comfort him.
(ESV)
And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brothers came to comfort him.

2Chr 35:24

(NIV)
So they took him out of his chariot, put him in his other chariot and brought him to Jerusalem, where he died. He was buried in the tombs of his ancestors, and all Judah and Jerusalem mourned for him.

(ESV)
So his servants took him out of the chariot and carried him in his second chariot and brought him to Jerusalem. And he died and was buried in the tombs of his fathers. All Judah and Jerusalem mourned for Josiah.

Ezra 10:6

(NIV)
Then Ezra withdrew from before the house of God and went to the room of Jehohanan son of Eliashib. While he was there, he ate no food and drank no water, because he continued to mourn over the unfaithfulness of the exiles.

(ESV)
Then Ezra withdrew from before the house of God and went to the chamber of Jehohanan the son of Eliashib, where he spent the night, neither eating bread nor drinking water, for he was mourning over the faithlessness of the exiles.

Neh 1:4

(NIV)
When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven.
(ESV)
As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven.

Neh 8:9

(NIV)
Then Nehemiah the governor, Ezra the priest and teacher of the Law, and the Levites who were instructing the people said to them all, ‘This day is holy to the  Lord your God. Do not mourn or weep.’ For all the people had been weeping as they listened to the words of the Law.

(ESV)
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.

Esth 4:3

(NIV)
In every province to which the edict and order of the king came, there was great mourning among the Jews, with fasting, weeping and wailing. Many lay in sackcloth and ashes.

(ESV)
And in every province, wherever the king’s command and his decree reached, there was great mourning among the Jews, with fasting and weeping and lamenting, and many of them lay in sackcloth and ashes.

Esth 6:12

(NIV)
Afterwards Mordecai returned to the king’s gate. But Haman rushed home, with his head covered in grief,
(ESV)
Then Mordecai returned to the king’s gate. But Haman hurried to his house, mourning and with his head covered.

Esth 9:22

(NIV)
as the time when the Jews got relief from their enemies, and as the month when their sorrow was turned into joy and their mourning into a day of celebration. He wrote to them to observe the days as days of feasting and joy and giving presents of food to one another and gifts to the poor.

(ESV)
as the days on which the Jews got relief from their enemies, and as the month that had been turned for them from sorrow into gladness and from mourning into a holiday; that they should make them days of feasting and gladness, days for sending gifts of food to one another and gifts to the poor.

Job 5:11

(NIV)
The lowly he sets on high,
and those who mourn are lifted to safety.
(ESV)
he sets on high those who are lowly,
and those who mourn are lifted to safety.

Job 6:16

(NIV)
when darkened by thawing ice
and swollen with melting snow,
(ESV)
which are dark with ice,
and where the snow hides itself.

Job 14:22

(NIV)
They feel but the pain of their own bodies
and mourn only for themselves.’
(ESV)
He feels only the pain of his own body,
and he mourns only for himself.”

Job 29:25

(NIV)
I chose the way for them and sat as their chief;
I dwelt as a king among his troops;
I was like one who comforts mourners.
(ESV)
I chose their way and sat as chief,
and I lived like a king among his troops,
like one who comforts mourners.

Job 30:28

(NIV)
I go about blackened, but not by the sun;
I stand up in the assembly and cry for help.
(ESV)
I go about darkened, but not by the sun;
I stand up in the assembly and cry for help.

Job 30:31

(NIV)
My lyre is tuned to mourning,
and my pipe to the sound of wailing.
(ESV)
My lyre is turned to mourning,
and my pipe to the voice of those who weep.

Ps 30:11

(NIV)
You turned my wailing into dancing;
you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
(ESV)
You have turned for me my mourning into dancing;
you have loosed my sackcloth
and clothed me with gladness,

Ps 35:14

(NIV)
I went about mourning
as though for my friend or brother.
I bowed my head in grief
as though weeping for my mother.
(ESV)
I went about as though I grieved for my friend or my brother;
as one who laments his mother,
I bowed down in mourning.

Ps 38:6

(NIV)
I am bowed down and brought very low;
all day long I go about mourning.
(ESV)
I am utterly bowed down and prostrate;
all the day I go about mourning.

Ps 42:9

(NIV)
I say to God my Rock,
‘Why have you forgotten me?
Why must I go about mourning,
oppressed by the enemy?’
(ESV)
I say to God my rock:
Why have you forgotten me?
Why do I go mourning
because of the oppression of the enemy?”

Ps 43:2

(NIV)
You are God my stronghold.
Why have you rejected me?
Why must I go about mourning,
oppressed by the enemy?
(ESV)
For you are the God in whom I take refuge;
why have you rejected me?
Why do I go about mourning
because of the oppression of the enemy?

Eccl 3:4

(NIV)
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
(ESV)
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

Eccl 7:2

(NIV)
It is better to go to a house of mourning
than to go to a house of feasting,
for death is the destiny of everyone;
the living should take this to heart.
(ESV)
It is better to go to the house of mourning
than to go to the house of feasting,
for this is the end of all mankind,
and the living will lay it to heart.

Eccl 7:4

(NIV)
The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning,
but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure.
(ESV)
The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning,
but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.

Eccl 12:5

(NIV)
when people are afraid of heights
and of dangers in the streets;
when the almond tree blossoms
and the grasshopper drags itself along
and desire no longer is stirred.
Then people go to their eternal home
and mourners go about the streets.
(ESV)
they are afraid also of what is high, and terrors are in the way; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper drags itself along, and desire fails, because man is going to his eternal home, and the mourners go about the streets

Isa 3:26

(NIV)
The gates of Zion will lament and mourn;
destitute, she will sit on the ground.
(ESV)
And her gates shall lament and mourn;
empty, she shall sit on the ground.

Isa 19:8

(NIV)
The fishermen will groan and lament,
all who cast hooks into the Nile;
those who throw nets on the water
will pine away.
(ESV)
The fishermen will mourn and lament,
all who cast a hook in the Nile;
and they will languish
who spread nets on the water.

Isa 22:12

(NIV)
The Lord, the  Lord Almighty,
called you on that day
to weep and to wail,
to tear out your hair and put on sackcloth.
(ESV)
In that day the Lord  God of hosts
called for weeping and mourning,
for baldness and wearing sackcloth;

Isa 24:4

(NIV)
The earth dries up and withers,
the world languishes and withers,
the heavens languish with the earth.
(ESV)
The earth mourns and withers;
the world languishes and withers;
the highest people of the earth languish.

Isa 24:7

(NIV)
The new wine dries up and the vine withers;
all the merrymakers groan.
(ESV)
The wine mourns,
the vine languishes,
all the merry-hearted sigh.

Isa 29:2

(NIV)
Yet I will besiege Ariel;
she will mourn and lament,
she will be to me like an altar hearth.
(ESV)
Yet I will distress Ariel,
and there shall be moaning and lamentation,
and she shall be to me like an Ariel.

Isa 32:12

(NIV)
Beat your breasts for the pleasant fields,
for the fruitful vines
(ESV)
Beat your breasts for the pleasant fields,
for the fruitful vine,

Isa 33:9

(NIV)
The land dries up and wastes away,
Lebanon is ashamed and withers;
Sharon is like the Arabah,
and Bashan and Carmel drop their leaves.
(ESV)
The land mourns and languishes;
Lebanon is confounded and withers away;
Sharon is like a desert,
and Bashan and Carmel shake off their leaves.

Isa 57:18

(NIV)
I have seen their ways, but I will heal them;
I will guide them and restore comfort to Israel’s mourners,
(ESV)
I have seen his ways but I will heal him;
I will lead him and restore comfort to him and his mourners,

Isa 60:20

(NIV)
Your sun will never set again,
and your moon will wane no more;
the  Lord will be your everlasting light,
and your days of sorrow will end.
(ESV)
Your sun shall no more go down,
nor your moon withdraw itself;
for the  Lord will be your everlasting light,
and your days of mourning shall be ended.
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