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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5198 weeping
5198 weeping

5198 weeping

The physical act of shedding tears as the result of sadness or joy or in recognition of sin.

Weeping in personal grief

Ge 23:2; Ps 42:3; Rev 5:4 See also Ge 27:38; Ge 37:35; Jdg 11:37; Ru 1:9; 1Sa 1:8; 1Sa 20:41; 2Sa 3:16; 2Sa 13:19; 2Sa 15:30; 2Sa 18:33 David weeps for Absalom; 2Ki 8:11; 2Ki 13:14; 2Ki 20:3; Job 16:16,20; Ps 39:12; Ps 56:8; Ps 102:9; Jn 11:33; Jn 20:11

Weeping in shared grief

Dt 34:8; Ps 137:1 See also Nu 14:1; 1Sa 11:4-5; 1Sa 20:41; 1Sa 30:4; 2Sa 1:12 David and his men mourn for Saul and Jonathan; 2Sa 1:24; 2Sa 3:34; Job 2:12; Ps 80:4-5; Isa 15:2-3; Isa 33:7; Mk 5:38; Ac 21:13

Weeping in personal remorse over failure and sin

Mt 26:75 pp Mk 14:72 pp Lk 22:62 See also 1Sa 2:33; Lk 7:38; Heb 12:17

Weeping in group response to sin

Ne 8:9; Jer 3:21; Jas 5:1 See also Nu 25:6; Dt 1:45; Jdg 20:26; Jdg 21:2; Ezr 3:12-13 the people’s response to the rebuilding of the temple; Isa 22:12-13; Jer 25:34; Jer 31:9; Jer 50:4; La 1:2; La 2:18; Joel 2:12; Am 5:16-17; Am 8:10; Zec 12:10-11; Mt 8:12

Weeping in response to others’sin and judgment

Ps 119:136; Jer 13:17; 2Co 2:4 See also Ezr 10:1; Ne 1:4; Isa 16:9; Jer 9:1; Jer 14:17; Jer 22:10; La 1:16; La 3:48; Eze 27:31; Mic 1:8; Lk 19:41 Jesus Christ weeps over Jerusalem; Lk 23:28; Ac 20:31; Php 3:18; Rev 18:15-16

Divine weeping

Isa 16:9

Jesus Christ’s weeping

Jn 11:35 See also Heb 5:7

Weeping for joy

Ge 29:11; Ge 42:24; Ge 45:14-15

False weeping

Mal 2:13

Comfort promised to those who weep

Ps 126:5-6; Rev 21:4 See also Ps 30:5; Ps 116:8; Isa 25:8; Isa 30:19; Isa 65:19; Jer 31:16; Lk 6:21; Jn 16:20

See also

3248Holy Spirit, conviction
5398loss
5419mourning
5795bereavement
5801brokenness
5805comfort
5938sadness
5952sorrow
6227regret
6624confession of sin
6732repentance

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