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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5796 bereavement, experience of
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

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