39 verses

Gen 26:35

(NIV)
They were a source of grief to Isaac and Rebekah.

(ESV)
and they made life bitter for Isaac and Rebekah.

Gen 38:12

(NIV)
After a long time Judah’s wife, the daughter of Shua, died. When Judah had recovered from his grief, he went up to Timnah, to the men who were shearing his sheep, and his friend Hirah the Adullamite went with him.

(ESV)
In the course of time the wife of Judah, Shua’s daughter, died. When Judah was comforted, he went up to Timnah to his sheepshearers, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.

1Sam 1:16

(NIV)
Do not take your servant for a wicked woman; I have been praying here out of my great anguish and grief.’

(ESV)
Do not regard your servant as a worthless woman, for all along I have been speaking out of my great anxiety and vexation.”

1Sam 25:31

(NIV)
my lord will not have on his conscience the staggering burden of needless bloodshed or of having avenged himself. And when the  Lord your God has brought my lord success, remember your servant.’

(ESV)
my lord shall have no cause of grief or pangs of conscience for having shed blood without cause or for my lord working salvation himself. And when the  Lord has dealt well with my lord, then remember your servant.”

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.

Job 17:7

(NIV)
My eyes have grown dim with grief;
my whole frame is but a shadow.
(ESV)
My eye has grown dim from vexation,
and all my members are like a shadow.

Ps 6:7

(NIV)
My eyes grow weak with sorrow;
they fail because of all my foes.
(ESV)
My eye wastes away because of grief;
it grows weak because of all my foes.

Ps 10:14

(NIV)
But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted;
you consider their grief and take it in hand.
The victims commit themselves to you;
you are the helper of the fatherless.
(ESV)
But you do see, for you note mischief and vexation,
that you may take it into your hands;
to you the helpless commits himself;
you have been the helper of the fatherless.

Ps 31:9

(NIV)
Be merciful to me,  Lord, for I am in distress;
my eyes grow weak with sorrow,
my soul and body with grief.
(ESV)
Be gracious to me, O  Lord, for I am in distress;
my eye is wasted from grief;
my soul and my body also.

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 88:9

(NIV)
my eyes are dim with grief.
I call to you,  Lord, every day;
I spread out my hands to you.
(ESV)
my eye grows dim through sorrow.
Every day I call upon you, O  Lord;
I spread out my hands to you.

Prov 10:1

(NIV)
The proverbs of Solomon:

A wise son brings joy to his father,
but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
(ESV)
The proverbs of Solomon.

A wise son makes a glad father,
but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.

Prov 10:10

(NIV)
Whoever winks maliciously causes grief,
and a chattering fool comes to ruin.
(ESV)
Whoever winks the eye causes trouble,
and a babbling fool will come to ruin.

Prov 14:13

(NIV)
Even in laughter the heart may ache,
and rejoicing may end in grief.
(ESV)
Even in laughter the heart may ache,
and the end of joy may be grief.

Prov 17:21

(NIV)
To have a fool for a child brings grief;
there is no joy for the parent of a godless fool.
(ESV)
He who sires a fool gets himself sorrow,
and the father of a fool has no joy.

Prov 17:25

(NIV)
A foolish son brings grief to his father
and bitterness to the mother who bore him.
(ESV)
A foolish son is a grief to his father
and bitterness to her who bore him.

Eccl 1:18

(NIV)
For with much wisdom comes much sorrow;
the more knowledge, the more grief.
(ESV)
For in much wisdom is much vexation,
and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.

Eccl 2:23

(NIV)
All their days their work is grief and pain; even at night their minds do not rest. This too is meaningless.

(ESV)
For all his days are full of sorrow, and his work is a vexation. Even in the night his heart does not rest. This also is vanity.

Isa 17:11

(NIV)
though on the day you set them out, you make them grow,
and on the morning when you plant them, you bring them to bud,
yet the harvest will be as nothing
in the day of disease and incurable pain.
(ESV)
though you make them grow on the day that you plant them,
and make them blossom in the morning that you sow,
yet the harvest will flee away
in a day of grief and incurable pain.

Isa 53:3

(NIV)
He was despised and rejected by mankind,
a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.
(ESV)
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.

Isa 53:10

(NIV)
Yet it was the  Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
and though the  Lord makes his life an offering for sin,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
and the will of the  Lord will prosper in his hand.
(ESV)
Yet it was the will of the  Lord to crush him;
he has put him to grief;
when his soul makes an offering for guilt,
he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days;
the will of the  Lord shall prosper in his hand.

Jer 8:18

(NIV)
You who are my Comforter in sorrow,
my heart is faint within me.
(ESV)
My joy is gone; grief is upon me;
my heart is sick within me.

Lam 1:5

(NIV)
Her foes have become her masters;
her enemies are at ease.
The  Lord has brought her grief
because of her many sins.
Her children have gone into exile,
captive before the foe.
(ESV)
Her foes have become the head;
her enemies prosper,
because the  Lord has afflicted her
for the multitude of her transgressions;
her children have gone away,
captives before the foe.

Lam 3:32

(NIV)
Though he brings grief, he will show compassion,
so great is his unfailing love.
(ESV)
but, though he cause grief he will have compassion
according to the abundance of his steadfast love;

Lam 3:33

(NIV)
For he does not willingly bring affliction
or grief to anyone.
(ESV)
for he does not afflict from his heart
or grieve the children of men.

Lam 3:51

(NIV)
What I see brings grief to my soul
because of all the women of my city.
(ESV)
my eyes cause me grief
at the fate of all the daughters of my city.

Ezek 13:22

(NIV)
Because you disheartened the righteous with your lies, when I had brought them no grief, and because you encouraged the wicked not to turn from their evil ways and so save their lives,
(ESV)
Because you have disheartened the righteous falsely, although I have not grieved him, and you have encouraged the wicked, that he should not turn from his evil way to save his life,

Ezek 21:6

(NIV)
‘Therefore groan, son of man! Groan before them with broken heart and bitter grief.
(ESV)
“As for you, son of man groan; with breaking heart and bitter grief groan before their eyes.

Mic 4:6

(NIV)
‘In that day,’ declares the  Lord,

‘I will gather the lame;
I will assemble the exiles
and those I have brought to grief.
(ESV)
In that day, declares the  Lord,
I will assemble the lame
and gather those who have been driven away
and those whom I have afflicted;

Matt 17:23

(NIV)
They will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised to life.’ And the disciples were filled with grief.

(ESV)
and they will kill him, and he will be raised on the third day.” And they were greatly distressed.

John 16:6

(NIV)
Rather, you are filled with grief because I have said these things.
(ESV)
But because I have said these things to you sorrow has filled your heart.

John 16:20

(NIV)
Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.
(ESV)
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.

John 16:22

(NIV)
So with you: now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.
(ESV)
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.

2Cor 2:5

(NIV)
If anyone has caused grief, he has not so much grieved me as he has grieved all of you to some extent – not to put it too severely.
(ESV)
Now if anyone has caused pain he has caused it not to me, but in some measurenot to put it too severely—to all of you.

2Cor 7:9

(NIV)
yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as God intended and so were not harmed in any way by us.
(ESV)
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.

2Cor 7:10

(NIV)
Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.
(ESV)
For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.

2Cor 7:11

(NIV)
See what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what concern, what readiness to see justice done. At every point you have proved yourselves to be innocent in this matter.
(ESV)
For see what earnestness this godly grief has produced in you, but also what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what longing what zeal, what punishment! At every point you have proved yourselves innocent in the matter.

1Pet 1:6

(NIV)
In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.
(ESV)
In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials,

Rev 18:7

(NIV)
Give her as much torment and grief
as the glory and luxury she gave herself.
In her heart she boasts,
“I sit enthroned as queen.
I am not a widow;
I will never mourn.”
(ESV)
As she glorified herself and lived in luxury,
so give her a like measure of torment and mourning,
since in her heart she says,
‘I sit as a queen,
I am no widow,
and mourning I shall never see.’
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