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1 Matthew 5:4 NASB Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. 1

2 2 Samuel 1:11-12 NASB Then David took hold of his clothes and tore them, and so also did all the men who were with him. They mourned and wept and fasted until evening for Saul and his son Jonathan and for the people of the Lord and the house of Israel, because they had fallen by the sword. 2 Samuel 13:1-2, 4 NASB Now it was after this that Absalom the son of David had a beautiful sister whose name was Tamar, and Amnon the son of David loved her. Amnon was so frustrated because of his sister Tamar that he made himself ill, for she was a virgin, and it seemed hard to Amnon to do anything to her. [Amnon s friend Jonadab] said to him, O son of the king, why are you so depressed morning after morning? Kings 21:4 NASB So Ahab came into his house sullen and vexed because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him; for he said, I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers. And he lay down on his bed and turned away his face and ate no food. 2

3 Exodus 33:3-4 NIV Go up to the land flowing with milk and honey. But I will not go with you, because you are a stiff-necked people and I might destroy you on the way. When the people heard these distressing words, they began to mourn and no one put on any ornaments. Numbers 14:39 NASB When Moses spoke these words to all the sons of Israel, the people mourned greatly. Jonah 3:7-8 NASB Do not let man, beast, herd, or flock taste a thing. Do not let them eat or drink water. But both man and beast must be covered with sackcloth; and let men call on God earnestly that each may turn from his wicked way and from the violence which is in his hands. Psalm 32:3-4 NASB When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; My vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer. 3

4 Psalm 51:1-4 NASB Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against You, You only, I have sinned and done what is evil in Your sight, so that You are justified when You speak and blameless when You judge. Matthew 5:1-2 NASB Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them. 4

5 Romans 7:15-25 TLB I don t understand myself at all, for I really want to do what is right, but I can t. I do what I don t want to what I hate... I can t help myself because I m no longer doing it. It is sin inside me that is stronger than I am that makes me do these evil things. I know I am rotten through and through so far as my old sinful nature is concerned. No matter which way I turn I can t make myself do right. I want to but I can t. When I want to do good, I don t; and when I try not to do wrong, I do it anyway sin still has me in its evil grasp. Romans 7:15-25 TLB It seems to be a fact of life that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong. I love to do God s will so far as my new nature is concerned; but there is something else deep within me, in my lower nature, that is at war with my mind and wins the fight and makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me. In my mind I want to be God s willing servant, but instead I find myself still enslaved to sin. Oh, what a terrible predicament I m in! Revelation 21:3-4 NASB Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain. 5

6 John 16:8 NASB And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment. Romans 8:16-17 NASB The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ. 1 John 1:9 NASB If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 6

7 Psalm 139:23-24 NASB Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 51:17 NASB The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. Psalm 51:4 NASB Against You, You only, I have sinned and done what is evil in Your sight. Psalm 51:3 NASB For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Numbers 32:23 NASB Be sure your sin will find you out. 1 John 1:9 NASB If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 7

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