5796 bereavement, experience of

5796 bereavement, experience of

Scripture gives many examples of how people respond to the death of those they love.

The experience of bereavement

Abraham Ge 23:1-2

Jacob Ge 37:35 See also Ge 42:38; Ge 48:7

Joseph Ge 50:10

David 2Sa 18:33 See also 2Sa 1:11-12; 2Sa 3:32; 2Sa 12:15-21

Job Job 1:20 At the news of the deaths of his sons and daughters. See also Job 17:7

Jesus Christ Jn 11:35 Because of the death of his friend, Lazarus.

The early Christians Ac 8:2 See also Ac 9:39

The expression of grief

Ge 37:34; Ps 31:9 See also Dt 34:8; 1Sa 2:33; 2Sa 1:17; 2Sa 3:31-34; 2Sa 14:2; 2Ch 35:25; Ps 35:14; Isa 16:7; La 3:48; Eze 24:17; Zec 12:10 prediction of mourning for the Messiah; Php 2:27

Grief passes with time

Ge 24:67; Ge 38:12; 2Sa 12:24

See also

2530Christ, death of
5398loss
5419mourning
5560suffering
5831depression
5916pessimism
5945self-pity
5952sorrow
5970unhappiness
6203mortality
9020death