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Job 2:12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

12 When they saw him from a distance, they did not recognize him, and they raised their voices and wept aloud; they tore their robes and threw dust in the air upon their heads.

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Ezekiel 27:30 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

30 and wail aloud over you,
    and cry bitterly.
They throw dust on their heads
    and wallow in ashes;

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Lamentations 2:10 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

10 The elders of daughter Zion
    sit on the ground in silence;
they have thrown dust on their heads
    and put on sackcloth;
the young girls of Jerusalem
    have bowed their heads to the ground.

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Nehemiah 9:1 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

National Confession

Now on the twenty-fourth day of this month the people of Israel were assembled with fasting and in sackcloth, and with earth on their heads.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Nehemiah 9:1 Heb on them
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Job 1:20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

20 Then Job arose, tore his robe, shaved his head, and fell on the ground and worshiped.

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Joshua 7:6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Then Joshua tore his clothes, and fell to the ground on his face before the ark of the Lord until the evening, he and the elders of Israel; and they put dust on their heads.

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Revelation 18:19 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

19 And they threw dust on their heads, as they wept and mourned, crying out,

“Alas, alas, the great city,
    where all who had ships at sea
    grew rich by her wealth!
For in one hour she has been laid waste.”

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Lamentations 4:7-8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Her princes were purer than snow,
    whiter than milk;
their bodies were more ruddy than coral,
    their hair[a] like sapphire.[b]

Now their visage is blacker than soot;
    they are not recognized in the streets.
Their skin has shriveled on their bones;
    it has become as dry as wood.

Footnotes:

  1. Lamentations 4:7 Meaning of Heb uncertain
  2. Lamentations 4:7 Or lapis lazuli
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Job 19:14 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

14 My relatives and my close friends have failed me;

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Esther 4:1 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Esther Agrees to Help the Jews

When Mordecai learned all that had been done, Mordecai tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and ashes, and went through the city, wailing with a loud and bitter cry;

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2 Samuel 13:36 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

36 As soon as he had finished speaking, the king’s sons arrived, and raised their voices and wept; and the king and all his servants also wept very bitterly.

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1 Samuel 30:4 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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

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1 Samuel 11:4 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

When the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul, they reported the matter in the hearing of the people; and all the people wept aloud.

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Ruth 1:19-21 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

19 So the two of them went on until they came to Bethlehem. When they came to Bethlehem, the whole town was stirred because of them; and the women said, “Is this Naomi?” 20 She said to them,

“Call me no longer Naomi,[a]
    call me Mara,[b]
    for the Almighty[c] has dealt bitterly with me.
21 I went away full,
    but the Lord has brought me back empty;
why call me Naomi
    when the Lord has dealt harshly with[d] me,
    and the Almighty[e] has brought calamity upon me?”

Footnotes:

  1. Ruth 1:20 That is Pleasant
  2. Ruth 1:20 That is Bitter
  3. Ruth 1:20 Traditional rendering of Heb Shaddai
  4. Ruth 1:21 Or has testified against
  5. Ruth 1:21 Traditional rendering of Heb Shaddai
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Judges 2:4 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

When the angel of the Lord spoke these words to all the Israelites, the people lifted up their voices and wept.

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Genesis 27:34 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

34 When Esau heard his father’s words, he cried out with an exceedingly great and bitter cry, and said to his father, “Bless me, me also, father!”

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