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Want to know what the Bible says about sadness? Here are 102 Bible verses about sadness 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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Luke 6:27 NIV
“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
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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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James 4:7 NIV
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
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John 17:9 NIV
I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours.
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Jeremiah 31:9 NIV
They will come with weeping;
    they will pray as I bring them back.
I will lead them beside streams of water
    on a level path where they will not stumble,
because I am Israel’s father,
    and Ephraim is my firstborn son.
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Ephesians 6:8 NIV
because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free.
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John 17:11 NIV
I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one.
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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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John 14:28 NIV
“You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.
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1 Timothy 2:5 NIV
For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus,
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Luke 4:18 NIV
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
    because he has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
    and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
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John 12:49 NIV
For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken.
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John 16:33 NIV
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
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John 14:24 NIV
Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.
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Matthew 5:4 NIV
Blessed are those who mourn,
    for they will be comforted.
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1 Peter 5:6-7 NIV
6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
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Philippians 4:13 NIV
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
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John 7:29 NIV
but I know him because I am from him and he sent me.”
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Isaiah 51:11 NIV
Those the Lord has rescued will return.
    They will enter Zion with singing;
    everlasting joy will crown their heads.
Gladness and joy will overtake them,
    and sorrow and sighing will flee away.
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Joshua 1:9 NIV
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
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