Lament
Joel 1:13-15
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Gird yourselves [with sackcloth] And lament, O priests; Wail, O ministers of the altar! Come, spend the night in sackcloth O ministers of my God, For the grain offering and the drink offering Are withheld from the house of your God.
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Consecrate a fast, Proclaim a solemn assembly; Gather the elders [And] all the inhabitants of the land To the house of the LORD your God, And cry out to the LORD.
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Alas for the day! For the day of the LORD is near, And it will come as destruction from the Almighty.
Joel 2:12-14
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"Yet even now," declares the LORD, "Return to Me with all your heart, And with fasting, weeping and mourning;
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And rend your heart and not your garments." Now return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness And relenting of evil.
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Who knows whether He will [not] turn and relent And leave a blessing behind Him, [Even] a grain offering and a drink offering For the LORD your God?
Isaiah 22:12
Therefore in that day the Lord GOD of hosts called [you] to weeping, to wailing, To shaving the head and to wearing sackcloth.
Isaiah 24:7-12
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The new wine mourns, The vine decays, All the merry-hearted sigh.
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The gaiety of tambourines ceases, The noise of revelers stops, The gaiety of the harp ceases.
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They do not drink wine with song; Strong drink is bitter to those who drink it.
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The city of chaos is broken down; Every house is shut up so that none may enter.
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There is an outcry in the streets concerning the wine; All joy turns to gloom. The gaiety of the earth is banished.
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Desolation is left in the city And the gate is battered to ruins.
Isaiah 32:11
Tremble, you [women] who are at ease; Be troubled, you complacent [daughters]; Strip, undress and put [sackcloth] on [your] waist,
Jeremiah 9:17-19
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Thus says the LORD of hosts, "Consider and call for the mourning women, that they may come; And send for the wailing women, that they may come!
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"Let them make haste and take up a wailing for us, That our eyes may shed tears And our eyelids flow with water.
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"For a voice of wailing is heard from Zion, 'How are we ruined! We are put to great shame, For we have left the land, Because they have cast down our dwellings.'"
James 4:8
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
James 4:9
Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy to gloom.
James 5:1
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you.
the husband
Proverbs 2:17
That leaves the companion of her youth And forgets the covenant of her God;
Jeremiah 3:4
"Have you not just now called to Me, 'My Father, You are the friend of my youth?
Malachi 2:15
"But not one has done [so] who has a remnant of the Spirit. And what did [that] one [do] while he was seeking a godly offspring? Take heed then to your spirit, and let no one deal treacherously against the wife of your youth.