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Want to know what the Bible says about Mourning? Here are 162 Bible verses about Mourning from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Matthew 5:4 NIV
Blessed are those who mourn,
    for they will be comforted.
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Revelation 21:4 NIV
‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
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1 Thessalonians 4:13 NIV
Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.
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John 11:25-26 NIV
25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
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Isaiah 61:2-3 NIV
2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
    and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
3     and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
    instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
    instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
    instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
    a planting of the Lord
    for the display of his splendor.
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Isaiah 41:10 NIV
So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
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John 11:35 NIV
Jesus wept.
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2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NIV
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
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Romans 8:18 NIV
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
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1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 NIV
13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
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Ezekiel 24:17 NIV
Groan quietly; do not mourn for the dead. Keep your turban fastened and your sandals on your feet; do not cover your mustache and beard or eat the customary food of mourners.
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Matthew 2:18 NIV
“A voice is heard in Ramah,
    weeping and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children
    and refusing to be comforted,
    because they are no more.”
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Romans 10:9 NIV
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
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1 Samuel 30:4 NIV
So David and his men wept aloud until they had no strength left to weep.
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Ecclesiastes 7:4 NIV
The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning,
    but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure.
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Leviticus 19:28 NIV
“‘Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the Lord.
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John 3:16 NIV
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
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2 Samuel 1:12 NIV
They mourned and wept and fasted till evening for Saul and his son Jonathan, and for the army of the Lord and for the nation of Israel, because they had fallen by the sword.
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Numbers 20:29 NIV
and when the whole community learned that Aaron had died, all the Israelites mourned for him thirty days.
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Romans 8:28 NIV
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
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