30 Important Bible Verses About Crying

Crying is a natural expression of emotion, reflecting vulnerability and release. Here are verses that acknowledge the pain and tears we experience, offering comfort and the assurance of God’s tender compassion and empathy in our distress.

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Bible Verses About Crying

Psalm 56:8 – The Comfort in Crying Out to God

“You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book?”

Psalm 34:17-18 – God Listens and Saves Those Who Cry to Him

“When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”

Psalm 102:1-2 – Pouring Out Our Heart to God

“Hear my prayer, O Lord; let my cry come to you! Do not hide your face from me in the day of my distress; incline your ear to me; answer me speedily in the day when I call!”

Matthew 5:4 – Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

John 11:35 – Jesus Wept

“Jesus wept.”

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 – God’s Comfort in Our Suffering

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”

Psalm 34:15 – God’s Eyes are On the Righteous

“The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous and his ears toward their cry.”

Jeremiah 29:12 – Praying and Seeking with All Your Heart

“Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.”

Psalm 55:17 – Evening, Morning, and Noon I Cry Out to God

“Evening and morning and at noon I utter my complaint and moan, and he hears my voice.”

Psalm 6:8-9 – The Lord Hears Our Weeping

“Depart from me, all you workers of evil, for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping. The Lord has heard my plea; the Lord accepts my prayer.”

Psalm 139:2 – God’s Knowledge of Our Tears

“You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar.”

Psalm 61:2 – A Cry for Lead to the Rock

“From the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”

Lamentations 2:19 – Pour Out Your Heart Like Water Before the Lord

“Arise, cry out in the night, at the beginning of the night watches! Pour out your heart like water before the presence of the Lord! Lift your hands to him for the lives of your children, who faint for hunger at the head of every street.”

Psalm 126:5 – Those Who Sow in Tears Will Reap with Songs of Joy

“Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!”

Psalm 30:5 – Weeping May Last for the Night, But Joy Comes in the Morning

“For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.”

James 4:8-10 – Drawing Near to God in Times of Sorrow

“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.”

Psalm 42:3-5 – Hope in God; Praise Him for His Help

“My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all the day long, ‘Where is your God?’ These things I remember, as I pour out my soul: how I would go with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God with glad shouts and songs of praise, a multitude keeping festival. Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.”

Psalm 119:145 – Crying Out with Our Whole Heart

“With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord! I will keep your statutes.”

Psalm 116:8 – The Lord Delivers the Soul from Death and Eyes from Tears

“For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.”

Isaiah 25:8 – God’s Promise to Wipe Away Every Tear

“He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken.”

2 Kings 20:5 – God Hears Our Crying and Sees Our Tears

“Turn back, and say to Hezekiah the leader of my people, Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears.”

Psalm 119:28 – Crying Out to God for Strength

“My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your word!”

Psalm 30:11 – God Turns Our Mourning into Dancing

“You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness.”

Isaiah 41:10 – God’s Assurance in Times of Fear and Tears

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Psalm 126:6 – Going Out Weeping, Bearing the Seed for Sowing

“He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.”

Psalm 55:22 – Casting Our Burdens on the Lord

“Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.”

Revelation 21:4 – God Will Wipe Away Every Tear from Their Eyes

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Psalm 143:7 – God Answers Our Cries for Mercy

“Answer me quickly, O Lord! My spirit fails! Hide not your face from me, lest I be like those who go down to the pit.”

Job 16:20 – My Eyes Pour Out Tears to God

“My friends scorn me; my eye pours out tears to God.”

Psalm 119:136 – Our Eyes Flow with Streams of Tears Because People Do Not Keep God’s Law

“My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your law.”

2 Corinthians 7:9-10 – Godly Sorrow Leads to Repentance

“As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting. For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us. For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.”

Psalm 116:1-2 – God’s Ear Inclined to the Voice of Our Cry

“I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.”

Psalm 130:1-2 – Crying Out for Forgiveness and Redemption

“Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord! O Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy!”

Jeremiah 14:17 – Our Eyes Fail, Overflowing with Tears, for the Destruction of Our People

“‘You shall say to them this word: “Let my eyes run down with tears night and day, and let them not cease, for the virgin daughter of my people is shattered with a great wound, with a very grievous blow.” ’”

Psalm 31:9 – My Eye is Wasted from Grief

“Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am in distress; my eye is wasted from grief; my soul and my body also.”

Psalm 130:6 – Longing for the Lord and Watching for His Word

“My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.”

Psalm 35:13-14 – When Others Were Sick, I Searched for Answers and Mourned

“But I, when they were sick— I wore sackcloth; I afflicted myself with fasting; I prayed with head bowed on my chest. I went about as though I grieved for my friend or my brother; as one who laments his mother, I bowed down in mourning.”

Lamentations 3:39-40 – Examining Our Ways and Returning to the Lord

“Why should a living man complain, a man, about the punishment of his sins? Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord!”

Psalm 35:15 – The Hopeful Expectation of God’s Deliverance

“But at my stumbling they rejoiced and gathered; they gathered together against me; wretches whom I did not know tore at me without ceasing.”

Psalm 119:157 – Many Are My Persecutors and Enemies, Yet I Do Not Swerve from Your Testimonies

“Many are my persecutors and my enemies, but I do not swerve from your testimonies.”

Job 16:16 – My Face is Red from Weeping, and on My Eyelids is Deep Darkness

“My face is red with weeping, and on my eyelids is deep darkness.”

Lamentations 1:16 – My Eyes Overflow with Tears; There is No One to Comfort Me

“‘For these things I weep; my eyes flow with tears; for a comforter is far from me, one to revive my spirit; my children are desolate, for the enemy has prevailed.’”

Jeremiah 9:18 – Let the Women Teach Their Daughters to Lament

“Let them make haste and raise a wailing over us, that our eyes may run down with tears and our eyelids flow with water.”

Lamentations 2:11 – My Eyes Are Wasted with Weeping; My Stomach Churns

“My eyes are spent with weeping; my stomach churns; my bile is poured out to the ground because of the destruction of the daughter of my people, because infants and babies faint in the streets of the city.”

Lamentations 3:48-49 – My Eyes Flow with Rivers of Tears for My People

“My eyes flow with rivers of tears because of the destruction of the daughter of my people. My eyes will flow without ceasing, without respite.”

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