47 verses

Gen 42:38

(NIV)
But Jacob said, ‘My son will not go down there with you; his brother is dead and he is the only one left. If harm comes to him on the journey you are taking, you will bring my grey head down to the grave in sorrow.’

(ESV)
But he said, “My son shall not go down with you, for his brother is dead, and he is the only one left. If harm should happen to him on the journey that you are to make, you would bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to Sheol.”

Gen 44:31

(NIV)
sees that the boy isn’t there, he will die. Your servants will bring the grey head of our father down to the grave in sorrow.
(ESV)
as soon as he sees that the boy is not with us, he will die, and your servants will bring down the gray hairs of your servant our father with sorrow to Sheol.

Gen 48:7

(NIV)
As I was returning from Paddan, to my sorrow Rachel died in the land of Canaan while we were still on the way, a little distance from Ephrath. So I buried her there beside the road to Ephrath’ (that is, Bethlehem).

(ESV)
As for me, when I came from Paddan, to my sorrow Rachel died in the land of Canaan on the way, when there was still some distance to go to Ephrath, and I buried her there on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).”

2Chr 6:29

(NIV)
and when a prayer or plea is made by anyone among your people Israel – being aware of their afflictions and pains, and spreading out their hands towards this temple –
(ESV)
whatever prayer, whatever plea is made by any man or by all your people Israel, each knowing his own affliction and his own sorrow and stretching out his hands toward this house,

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.

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 13:2

(NIV)
How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and day after day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?
(ESV)
How long must I take counsel in my soul
and have sorrow in my heart all the day?
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?

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 31:10

(NIV)
My life is consumed by anguish
and my years by groaning;
my strength fails because of my affliction,
and my bones grow weak.
(ESV)
For my life is spent with sorrow,
and my years with sighing;
my strength fails because of my iniquity,
and my bones waste away.

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.

Ps 90:10

(NIV)
Our days may come to seventy years,
or eighty, if our strength endures;
yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow,
for they quickly pass, and we fly away.
(ESV)
The years of our life are seventy,
or even by reason of strength eighty;
yet their span is but toil and trouble;
they are soon gone, and we fly away.

Ps 107:39

(NIV)
Then their numbers decreased, and they were humbled
by oppression, calamity and sorrow;
(ESV)
When they are diminished and brought low
through oppression, evil, and sorrow,

Ps 116:3

(NIV)
The cords of death entangled me,
the anguish of the grave came over me;
I was overcome by distress and sorrow.
(ESV)
The snares of death encompassed me;
the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me;
I suffered distress and anguish.

Ps 119:28

(NIV)
My soul is weary with sorrow;
strengthen me according to your word.
(ESV)
My soul melts away for sorrow;
strengthen me according to your word!

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 10:22

(NIV)
The blessing of the  Lord brings wealth,
without painful toil for it.
(ESV)
The blessing of the  Lord makes rich,
and he adds no sorrow with it.

Prov 15:13

(NIV)
A happy heart makes the face cheerful,
but heartache crushes the spirit.
(ESV)
A glad heart makes a cheerful face,
but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.

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 23:29

(NIV)
Who has woe? Who has sorrow?
Who has strife? Who has complaints?
Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes?
(ESV)
Who has woe? Who has sorrow?
Who has strife? Who has complaining?
Who has wounds without cause?
Who has redness of eyes?

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.

Eccl 7:3

(NIV)
Frustration is better than laughter,
because a sad face is good for the heart.
(ESV)
Sorrow is better than laughter,
for by sadness of face the heart is made glad.

Isa 35:10

(NIV)
and those the  Lord has rescued will return.
They will enter Zion with singing;
everlasting joy will crown their heads.
Gladness and joy will overtake them,
and sorrow and sighing will flee away.
(ESV)
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.

Isa 51:11

(NIV)
Those the  Lord has rescued will return.
They will enter Zion with singing;
everlasting joy will crown their heads.
Gladness and joy will overtake them,
and sorrow and sighing will flee away.
(ESV)
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.

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.

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.

Jer 20:18

(NIV)
Why did I ever come out of the womb
to see trouble and sorrow
and to end my days in shame?
(ESV)
Why did I come out from the womb
to see toil and sorrow,
and spend my days in shame?

Jer 31:12

(NIV)
They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion;
they will rejoice in the bounty of the  Lord
the grain, the new wine and the olive oil,
the young of the flocks and herds.
They will be like a well-watered garden,
and they will sorrow no more.
(ESV)
They shall come and sing aloud on the height of Zion,
and they shall be radiant over the goodness of the  Lord,
over the grain, the wine, and the oil,
and over the young of the flock and the herd;
their life shall be like a watered garden,
and they shall languish no more.

Jer 31:13

(NIV)
Then young women will dance and be glad,
young men and old as well.
I will turn their mourning into gladness;
I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
(ESV)
Then shall the young women rejoice in the dance,
and the young men and the old shall be merry.
I will turn their mourning into joy;
I will comfort them, and give them gladness for sorrow.

Jer 45:3

(NIV)
You said, “Woe to me! The  Lord has added sorrow to my pain; I am worn out with groaning and find no rest.”
(ESV)
You said, ‘Woe is me! For the  Lord has added sorrow to my pain. I am weary with my groaning, and I find no rest.’

Lam 1:12

(NIV)
‘Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by?
Look around and see.
Is any suffering like my suffering
that was inflicted on me,
that the  Lord brought on me
in the day of his fierce anger?
(ESV)
“Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by?
Look and see
if there is any sorrow like my sorrow,
which was brought upon me,
which the  Lord inflicted
on the day of his fierce anger.

Ezek 23:33

(NIV)
You will be filled with drunkenness and sorrow,
the cup of ruin and desolation,
the cup of your sister Samaria.
(ESV)
you will be filled with drunkenness and sorrow.
A cup of horror and desolation,
the cup of your sister Samaria;

Matt 26:38

(NIV)
Then he said to them,‘My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.’

(ESV)
Then he said to them, My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me.”

Mark 14:34

(NIV)
‘My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,’ he said to them.‘Stay here and keep watch.’

(ESV)
And he said to them, My soul is very sorrowful, even to death. Remain here and watch.”

Luke 22:45

(NIV)
When he rose from prayer and went back to the disciples, he found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow.
(ESV)
And when he rose from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping for sorrow,

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 16:21

(NIV)
A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.
(ESV)
When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.

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.

Rom 9:2

(NIV)
I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart.
(ESV)
that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart.

2Cor 2:7

(NIV)
Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.
(ESV)
so you should rather turn to forgive and comfort him, or he may be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.

2Cor 7:7

(NIV)
and not only by his coming but also by the comfort you had given him. He told us about your longing for me, your deep sorrow, your ardent concern for me, so that my joy was greater than ever.

(ESV)
and not only by his coming but also by the comfort with which he was comforted by you, as he told us of your longing, your mourning, your zeal for me, so that I rejoiced still more.

2Cor 7:8

(NIV)
Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it. Though I did regret it – I see that my letter hurt you, but only for a little while –
(ESV)
For even if I made you grieve with my letter, I do not regret it—though I did regret it, for I see that that letter grieved you, though only for a while.

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.

Phil 2:27

(NIV)
Indeed he was ill, and almost died. But God had mercy on him, and not on him only but also on me, to spare me sorrow upon sorrow.
(ESV)
Indeed he was ill, near to death. But God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.
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