Gen 21:16

(NIV)
Then she went off and sat down about a bow-shot away, for she thought, ‘I cannot watch the boy die.’ And as she sat there, she began to sob.

(ESV)
Then she went and sat down opposite him a good way off, about the distance of a bowshot, for she said, “Let me not look on the death of the child.” And as she sat opposite him, she lifted up her voice and wept.

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 27:38

(NIV)
Esau said to his father, ‘Do you have only one blessing, my father? Bless me too, my father!’ Then Esau wept aloud.

(ESV)
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.

Gen 29:11

(NIV)
Then Jacob kissed Rachel and began to weep aloud.
(ESV)
Then Jacob kissed Rachel and wept aloud.

Gen 33:4

(NIV)
But Esau ran to meet Jacob and embraced him; he threw his arms around his neck and kissed him. And they wept.
(ESV)
But Esau ran to meet him and embraced him and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept.

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 42:24

(NIV)
He turned away from them and began to weep, but then came back and spoke to them again. He had Simeon taken from them and bound before their eyes.

(ESV)
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.

Gen 43:30

(NIV)
Deeply moved at the sight of his brother, Joseph hurried out and looked for a place to weep. He went into his private room and wept there.

(ESV)
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.

Gen 45:2

(NIV)
And he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard him, and Pharaoh’s household heard about it.

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

Gen 45:14

(NIV)
Then he threw his arms around his brother Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin embraced him, weeping.
(ESV)
Then he fell upon his brother Benjamin’s neck and wept, and Benjamin wept upon his neck.

Gen 45:15

(NIV)
And he kissed all his brothers and wept over them. Afterwards his brothers talked with him.

(ESV)
And he kissed all his brothers and wept upon them. After that his brothers talked with him.

Gen 46:29

(NIV)
Joseph had his chariot made ready and went to Goshen to meet his father Israel. As soon as Joseph appeared before him, he threw his arms around his father and wept for a long time.

(ESV)
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.

Gen 50:1

(NIV)
Joseph threw himself on his father and wept over him and kissed him.
(ESV)
Then Joseph fell on his father’s face and wept over him and kissed him.

Gen 50:3

(NIV)
taking a full forty days, for that was the time required for embalming. And the Egyptians mourned for him seventy days.

(ESV)
Forty days were required for it, for that is how many are required for embalming. And the Egyptians wept for him seventy days.

Gen 50:4

(NIV)
When the days of mourning had passed, Joseph said to Pharaoh’s court, ‘If I have found favour in your eyes, speak to Pharaoh for me. Tell him,
(ESV)
And when the days of weeping for him were past, Joseph spoke to the household of Pharaoh, saying, “If now I have found favor in your eyes, please speak in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,

Gen 50:17

(NIV)
“This is what you are to say to Joseph: I ask you to forgive your brothers the sins and the wrongs they committed in treating you so badly.” Now please forgive the sins of the servants of the God of your father.’ When their message came to him, Joseph wept.

(ESV)
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.

Exod 2:6

(NIV)
She opened it and saw the baby. He was crying, and she felt sorry for him. ‘This is one of the Hebrew babies,’ she said.

(ESV)
When she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the baby was crying. She took pity on him and said, “This is one of the Hebrewschildren.”

Lev 10:6

(NIV)
Then Moses said to Aaron and his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, ‘Do not let your hair become unkempt and do not tear your clothes or you will die and the  Lord will be angry with the whole community. But your relatives, all the Israelites, may mourn for those the  Lord has destroyed by fire.
(ESV)
And Moses said to Aaron and to Eleazar and Ithamar his sons, “Do not let the hair of your heads hang loose, and do not tear your clothes, lest you die, and wrath come upon all the congregation; but let your brothers, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning that the  Lord has kindled.

Num 11:4

(NIV)
The rabble with them began to crave other food, and again the Israelites started wailing and said, ‘If only we had meat to eat!
(ESV)
Now the rabble that was among them had a strong craving. And the people of Israel also wept again and said, “Oh that we had meat to eat!

Num 11:10

(NIV)
Moses heard the people of every family wailing at the entrance to their tents. The  Lord became exceedingly angry, and Moses was troubled.
(ESV)
Moses heard the people weeping throughout their clans, everyone at the door of his tent. And the anger of the  Lord blazed hotly, and Moses was displeased.

Num 11:13

(NIV)
Where can I get meat for all these people? They keep wailing to me, “Give us meat to eat!”
(ESV)
Where am I to get meat to give to all this people? For they weep before me and say, ‘Give us meat, that we may eat.’

Num 11:18

(NIV)
‘Tell the people: “Consecrate yourselves in preparation for tomorrow, when you will eat meat. The  Lord heard you when you wailed, ‘If only we had meat to eat! We were better off in Egypt!’ Now the  Lord will give you meat, and you will eat it.
(ESV)
And say to the people, ‘Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow, and you shall eat meat, for you have wept in the hearing of the  Lord, saying, “Who will give us meat to eat? For it was better for us in Egypt.” Therefore the  Lord will give you meat, and you shall eat.

Num 11:20

(NIV)
but for a whole month – until it comes out of your nostrils and you loathe it – because you have rejected the  Lord, who is among you, and have wailed before him, saying, ‘Why did we ever leave Egypt?’”’

(ESV)
but a whole month until it comes out at your nostrils and becomes loathsome to you, because you have rejected the  Lord who is among you and have wept before him, sayingWhy did we come out of Egypt?”’”

Num 14:1

(NIV)
That night all the members of the community raised their voices and wept aloud.
(ESV)
Then all the congregation raised a loud cry, and the people wept that night.

Num 20:29

(NIV)
and when the whole community learned that Aaron had died, all the Israelites mourned for him thirty days.

(ESV)
And when all the congregation saw that Aaron had perished, all the house of Israel wept for Aaron thirty days.

Num 25:6

(NIV)
Then an Israelite man brought into the camp a Midianite woman right before the eyes of Moses and the whole assembly of Israel while they were weeping at the entrance to the tent of meeting.
(ESV)
And behold, one of the people of Israel came and brought a Midianite woman to his family, in the sight of Moses and in the sight of the whole congregation of the people of Israel, while they were weeping in the entrance of the tent of meeting.

Deut 1:45

(NIV)
You came back and wept before the  Lord, but he paid no attention to your weeping and turned a deaf ear to you.
(ESV)
And you returned and wept before the  Lord, but the  Lord did not listen to your voice or give ear to you.

Deut 21:13

(NIV)
and put aside the clothes she was wearing when captured. After she has lived in your house and mourned her father and mother for a full month, then you may go to her and be her husband and she shall be your wife.
(ESV)
And she shall take off the clothes in which she was captured and shall remain in your house and lament her father and her mother a full month. After that you may go in to her and be her husband, and she shall be your wife.

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.

Judg 2:4

(NIV)
When the angel of the  Lord had spoken these things to all the Israelites, the people wept aloud,
(ESV)
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.

Judg 11:37

(NIV)
But grant me this one request,’ she said. ‘Give me two months to roam the hills and weep with my friends, because I will never marry.’

(ESV)
So she said to her father, “Let this thing be done for me: leave me alone two months, that I may go up and down on the mountains and weep for my virginity, I and my companions.”

Judg 11:38

(NIV)
‘You may go,’ he said. And he let her go for two months. She and her friends went into the hills and wept because she would never marry.
(ESV)
So he said, “Go.” Then he sent her away for two months, and she departed, she and her companions, and wept for her virginity on the mountains.

Judg 14:16

(NIV)
Then Samson’s wife threw herself on him, sobbing, ‘You hate me! You don’t really love me. You’ve given my people a riddle, but you haven’t told me the answer.’

‘I haven’t even explained it to my father or mother,’ he replied, ‘so why should I explain it to you?’
(ESV)
And Samson’s wife wept over him and said, “You only hate me; you do not love me. You have put a riddle to my people, and you have not told me what it is.” And he said to her, “Behold, I have not told my father nor my mother, and shall I tell you?”

Judg 14:17

(NIV)
She cried the whole seven days of the feast. So on the seventh day he finally told her, because she continued to press him. She in turn explained the riddle to her people.

(ESV)
She wept before him the seven days that their feast lasted, and on the seventh day he told her, because she pressed him hard. Then she told the riddle to her people.

Judg 20:23

(NIV)
The Israelites went up and wept before the  Lord until evening, and they enquired of the  Lord. They said, ‘Shall we go up again to fight against the Benjaminites, our fellow Israelites?’

The  Lord answered, ‘Go up against them.’

(ESV)
And the people of Israel went up and wept before the  Lord until the evening. And they inquired of the  Lord, “Shall we again draw near to fight against our brothers, the people of Benjamin?” And the  Lord said, “Go up against them.”

Judg 20:26

(NIV)
Then all the Israelites, the whole army, went up to Bethel, and there they sat weeping before the  Lord. They fasted that day until evening and presented burnt offerings and fellowship offerings to the  Lord.
(ESV)
Then all the people of Israel, the whole army, went up and came to Bethel and wept. They sat there before the  Lord and fasted that day until evening, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the  Lord.

Judg 21:2

(NIV)
The people went to Bethel, where they sat before God until evening, raising their voices and weeping bitterly.
(ESV)
And the people came to Bethel and sat there till evening before God, and they lifted up their voices and wept bitterly.

Ruth 1:9

(NIV)
May the  Lord grant that each of you will find rest in the home of another husband.’

Then she kissed them goodbye and they wept aloud
(ESV)
The  Lord grant that you may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband!” Then she kissed them, and they lifted up their voices and wept.

Ruth 1:14

(NIV)
At this they wept aloud again. Then Orpah kissed her mother-in-law goodbye, but Ruth clung to her.

(ESV)
Then they lifted up their voices and wept again. And Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her.

1Sam 1:7

(NIV)
This went on year after year. Whenever Hannah went up to the house of the  Lord, her rival provoked her till she wept and would not eat.
(ESV)
So it went on year by year. As often as she went up to the house of the  Lord, she used to provoke her. Therefore Hannah wept and would not eat.

1Sam 1:8

(NIV)
Her husband Elkanah would say to her, ‘Hannah, why are you weeping? Why don’t you eat? Why are you downhearted? Don’t I mean more to you than ten sons?’

(ESV)
And Elkanah, her husband, said to her, “Hannah, why do you weep? And why do you not eat? And why is your heart sad? Am I not more to you than ten sons?”

1Sam 1:10

(NIV)
In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the  Lord, weeping bitterly.
(ESV)
She was deeply distressed and prayed to the  Lord and wept bitterly.

1Sam 11:4

(NIV)
When the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul and reported these terms to the people, they all wept aloud.
(ESV)
When the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul, they reported the matter in the ears of the people, and all the people wept aloud.

1Sam 11:5

(NIV)
Just then Saul was returning from the fields, behind his oxen, and he asked, ‘What is wrong with everyone? Why are they weeping?’ Then they repeated to him what the men of Jabesh had said.

(ESV)
Now, behold, Saul was coming from the field behind the oxen. And Saul said, “What is wrong with the people, that they are weeping?” So they told him the news of the men of Jabesh.

1Sam 20:41

(NIV)
After the boy had gone, David got up from the south side of the stone and bowed down before Jonathan three times, with his face to the ground. Then they kissed each other and wept together – but David wept the most.

(ESV)
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.

1Sam 24:16

(NIV)
When David finished saying this, Saul asked, ‘Is that your voice, David my son?’ And he wept aloud.
(ESV)
As soon as David had finished speaking these words to Saul, Saul said, “Is this your voice, my son David?” And Saul lifted up his voice and wept.

1Sam 30:4

(NIV)
So David and his men wept aloud until they had no strength left to weep.
(ESV)
Then David and the people who were with him raised their voices and wept until they had no more strength to weep.

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 1:24

(NIV)
‘Daughters of Israel,
weep for Saul,
who clothed you in scarlet and finery,
who adorned your garments with ornaments of gold.
(ESV)
“You daughters of Israel, weep over Saul,
who clothed you luxuriously in scarlet,
who put ornaments of gold on your apparel.

2Sam 3:32

(NIV)
They buried Abner in Hebron, and the king wept aloud at Abner’s tomb. All the people wept also.

(ESV)
They buried Abner at Hebron. And the king lifted up his voice and wept at the grave of Abner, and all the people wept.

2Sam 3:34

(NIV)
Your hands were not bound,
your feet were not fettered.
You fell as one falls before the wicked.’

And all the people wept over him again.

(ESV)
Your hands were not bound;
your feet were not fettered;
as one falls before the wicked
you have fallen.”

And all the people wept again over him.

2Sam 12:21

(NIV)
His attendants asked him, ‘Why are you acting in this way? While the child was alive, you fasted and wept, but now that the child is dead, you get up and eat!’

(ESV)
Then his servants said to him, “What is this thing that you have done? You fasted and wept for the child while he was alive; but when the child died, you arose and ate food.”

2Sam 12:22

(NIV)
He answered, ‘While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept. I thought, “Who knows? The  Lord may be gracious to me and let the child live.”
(ESV)
He said, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept, for I said, ‘Who knows whether the  Lord will be gracious to me, that the child may live?’

2Sam 13:36

(NIV)
As he finished speaking, the king’s sons came in, wailing loudly. The king, too, and all his attendants wept very bitterly.

(ESV)
And as soon as he had finished speaking, behold, the king’s sons came and lifted up their voice and wept. And the king also and all his servants wept very bitterly.

2Sam 15:23

(NIV)
The whole countryside wept aloud as all the people passed by. The king also crossed the Kidron Valley, and all the people moved on towards the wilderness.

(ESV)
And all the land wept aloud as all the people passed by, and the king crossed the brook Kidron, and all the people passed on toward the wilderness.

2Sam 15:30

(NIV)
But David continued up the Mount of Olives, weeping as he went; his head was covered and he was barefoot. All the people with him covered their heads too and were weeping as they went up.
(ESV)
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.

2Sam 18:33

(NIV)
The king was shaken. He went up to the room over the gateway and wept. As he went, he said: ‘O my son Absalom! My son, my son Absalom! If only I had died instead of you – O Absalom, my son, my son!’

(ESV)
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!”

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.”

2Kgs 8:11

(NIV)
He stared at him with a fixed gaze until Hazael was embarrassed. Then the man of God began to weep.

(ESV)
And he fixed his gaze and stared at him, until he was embarrassed. And the man of God wept.

2Kgs 8:12

(NIV)
‘Why is my lord weeping?’ asked Hazael.

‘Because I know the harm you will do to the Israelites,’ he answered. ‘You will set fire to their fortified places, kill their young men with the sword, dash their little children to the ground, and rip open their pregnant women.’

(ESV)
And Hazael said, “Why does my lord weep?” He answered, “Because I know the evil that you will do to the people of Israel. You will set on fire their fortresses, and you will kill their young men with the sword and dash in pieces their little ones and rip open their pregnant women.”
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