100 Bible Verses about Tears

Psalm 56:8 ESV / 421 helpful votes

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

Revelation 21:4 ESV / 360 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.”

Psalm 126:5 ESV / 250 helpful votes

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

Revelation 7:17 ESV / 211 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.”

Psalm 42:3 ESV / 171 helpful votes

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

John 11:35 ESV / 162 helpful votes

Jesus wept.

Psalm 80:5 ESV / 116 helpful votes

You have fed them with the bread of tears and given them tears to drink in full measure.

Job 16:20 ESV / 112 helpful votes

My friends scorn me; my eye pours out tears to God,

Isaiah 38:5 ESV / 93 helpful votes

“Go and say to Hezekiah, Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Behold, I will add fifteen years to your life.

Psalm 39:12 ESV / 86 helpful votes

“Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear to my cry; hold not your peace at my tears! For I am a sojourner with you, a guest, like all my fathers.

Isaiah 25:8 ESV / 84 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.

Psalm 6:6 ESV / 69 helpful votes

I am weary with my moaning; every night I flood my bed with tears; I drench my couch with my weeping.

Acts 20:19 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

Psalm 30:5 ESV / 63 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.

Psalm 34:15 ESV / 58 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 3:4 ESV / 56 helpful votes

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

2 Kings 20:5 ESV / 56 helpful votes

“Turn back, and say to Hezekiah the leader of my people, Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Behold, I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the Lord,

James 1:12 ESV / 54 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

John 11:33 ESV / 53 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.

Acts 20:31 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Therefore be alert, remembering that for three years I did not cease night or day to admonish everyone with tears.

Mark 9:24 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!”

2 Corinthians 7:10 ESV / 47 helpful votes

For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.

Jeremiah 13:17 ESV / 47 helpful votes

But if you will not listen, my soul will weep in secret for your pride; my eyes will weep bitterly and run down with tears, because the Lord's flock has been taken captive.

Malachi 2:13 ESV / 46 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.

Lamentations 2:11 ESV / 46 helpful votes

My eyes are spent with weeping; my stomach churns; my bile is poured out to the ground because of the destruction of the daughter of my people, because infants and babies faint in the streets of the city.

1 Peter 2:9 ESV / 45 helpful votes

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

Hebrews 5:7 ESV / 44 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.

Jeremiah 14:17 ESV / 43 helpful votes

“You shall say to them this word: ‘Let my eyes run down with tears night and day, and let them not cease, for the virgin daughter of my people is shattered with a great wound, with a very grievous blow.

Jeremiah 9:18 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Let them make haste and raise a wailing over us, that our eyes may run down with tears and our eyelids flow with water.

Jeremiah 9:1 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Oh that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!

Luke 13:28 ESV / 37 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.

Hebrews 2:14-15 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.

Hosea 13:14 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Shall I ransom them from the power of Sheol? Shall I redeem them from Death? O Death, where are your plagues? O Sheol, where is your sting? Compassion is hidden from my eyes.

Psalm 116:8 ESV / 36 helpful votes

For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling;

Luke 19:41 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

Matthew 26:75 ESV / 35 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.

Philippians 3:18 ESV / 34 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.

John 11:1-57 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill. So the sisters sent to him, saying, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.” But when Jesus heard it he said, “This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. ...

Luke 7:38 ESV / 34 helpful votes

And standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment.

Malachi 3:16 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Then those who feared the Lord spoke with one another. The Lord paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the Lord and esteemed his name.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 34 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.

Psalm 139:16 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.

Acts 9:39 ESV / 32 helpful votes

So Peter rose and went with them. And when he arrived, they took him to the upper room. All the widows stood beside him weeping and showing tunics and other garments that Dorcas made while she was with them.

1 Peter 1:1-25 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. ...

1 Corinthians 15:26 ESV / 31 helpful votes

The last enemy to be destroyed is death.

Luke 23:27 ESV / 31 helpful votes

And there followed him a great multitude of the people and of women who were mourning and lamenting for him.

Isaiah 22:4 ESV / 31 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 102:9 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Job 16:16 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

1 Samuel 30:4 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

1 Samuel 20:41 ESV / 30 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.

Revelation 14:10 ESV / 29 helpful votes

He also will drink the wine of God's wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.

Hebrews 9:27 ESV / 29 helpful votes

And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,

Isaiah 65:17 ESV / 29 helpful votes

“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.

Psalm 34:17 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 29 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 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. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

Genesis 21:17 ESV / 29 helpful votes

And God heard the voice of the boy, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What troubles you, Hagar? Fear not, for God has heard the voice of the boy where he is.

Revelation 20:1-15 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while. Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection. ...

Psalm 116:7-9 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Return, O my soul, to your rest; for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you. For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling; I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

James 4:9 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.

Hebrews 12:16-17 ESV / 27 helpful votes

That no one is sexually immoral or unholy like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal. For you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears.

2 Timothy 1:3-4 ESV / 27 helpful votes

I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. As I remember your tears, I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy.

Luke 23:28 ESV / 27 helpful votes

But turning to them Jesus said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.

Luke 6:21 ESV / 27 helpful votes

“Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. “Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.

Lamentations 3:48 ESV / 27 helpful votes

My eyes flow with rivers of tears because of the destruction of the daughter of my people.

Jeremiah 9:11 ESV / 27 helpful votes

I will make Jerusalem a heap of ruins, a lair of jackals, and I will make the cities of Judah a desolation, without inhabitant.”

Isaiah 38:3-5 ESV / 27 helpful votes

And said, “Please, O Lord, 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. Then the word of the Lord came to Isaiah: “Go and say to Hezekiah, Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Behold, I will add fifteen years to your life.

Psalm 126:6 ESV / 27 helpful votes

He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.

Ezra 10:1 ESV / 27 helpful votes

While Ezra prayed and made confession, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, a very great assembly of men, women, and children, gathered to him out of Israel, for the people wept bitterly.

Ezekiel 16:49 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy.

John 14:1-31 ESV / 25 helpful votes

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” ...

Luke 15:10 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

Matthew 24:1-51 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. ...

Job 30:31 ESV / 24 helpful votes

My lyre is turned to mourning, and my pipe to the voice of those who weep.

2 Corinthians 1:3-5 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.

Luke 15:7 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

Matthew 24:36 ESV / 23 helpful votes

“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.

Psalm 84:6 ESV / 23 helpful votes

As they go through the Valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools.

Psalm 31:9 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am in distress; my eye is wasted from grief; my soul and my body also.

Revelation 22:1-21 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever. ...

John 3:16-17 ESV / 21 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. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

1 Timothy 2:6 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.

Matthew 24:4 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray.

Matthew 24:3 ESV / 20 helpful votes

As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?”

Revelation 20:3 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while.

Hebrews 12:2 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

John 3:3 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Matthew 24:6 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet.

Lamentations 2:18 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Their heart cried to the Lord. O wall of the daughter of Zion, let tears stream down like a torrent day and night! Give yourself no rest, your eyes no respite!

Psalm 126:1-6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad. Restore our fortunes, O Lord, like streams in the Negeb! Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy! ...

Hebrews 12:17 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 13 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Galatians 5:16 ESV / 13 helpful votes

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

John 14:2-3 ESV / 13 helpful votes

In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.

Lamentations 1:2 ESV / 13 helpful votes

She weeps bitterly in the night, with tears on her cheeks; among all her lovers she has none to comfort her; all her friends have dealt treacherously with her; they have become her enemies.

Luke 23:43 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”

Isaiah 2:1-22 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills; and all the nations shall flow to it, and many peoples shall come, and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the Lord. ...

Hebrews 13:4 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.

Psalm 34:4 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Psalm 9:9 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

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