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Acts 11:23
When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he was glad, and he encouraged all of them to remain true to the Lord with a firm resolve of the heart--
Romans 1:12
that is, to be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both yours and mine.
Colossians 2:5
For I may be absent in body, but I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the strength of your faith in Christ.
1 Thessalonians 3:8
For now we live, if you stand firm in the Lord.
2 John 1:4
I was very glad to find some of your children walking in truth, in keeping with a command we have received from the Father.
2 Corinthians 7:11
For consider how much diligence this very thing-- this grieving as God wills-- has produced in you: what a desire to clear yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what deep longing, what zeal, what justice! In every way you have commended yourselves to be pure in this matter.
2 Corinthians 2:9
It was for this purpose I wrote: so I may know your proven character, if you are obedient in everything.
Psalm 141:5
Let the righteous one strike me-- it is [an act of] faithful love; let him rebuke me-- it is oil for my head; let me not refuse it. Even now my prayer is against the evil acts of the wicked.
Proverbs 9:8
Don't rebuke a mocker, or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.
Proverbs 9:9
Instruct a wise man, and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man, and he will learn more.
2 Corinthians 5:2
And, in fact, we groan in this one, longing to put on our house from heaven,
2 Corinthians 8:16
Thanks be to God who put the same diligence for you into the heart of Titus.
Luke 22:44
Being in anguish, He prayed more fervently, and His sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground.]]
Philippians 1:20
My eager expectation and hope is that I will not be ashamed about anything, but that now as always, with all boldness, Christ will be highly honored in my body, whether by life or by death.
Hebrews 2:1
We must therefore pay even more attention to what we have heard, so that we will not drift away.
James 5:17
Elijah was a man with a nature like ours; yet he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the land.
Jude 1:3
Dear friends, although I was eager to write you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write and exhort you to contend for the faith that was delivered to the saints once for all.
2 Corinthians 7:10
For godly grief produces a repentance not to be regretted and leading to salvation, but worldly grief produces death.
Judges 2:4
When the Angel of the LORD had spoken these words to all the Israelites, the people wept loudly.
Judges 2:5
So they named that place Bochim and offered sacrifices there to the LORD.
Psalm 6:1-6
[For the choir director: with stringed instruments, according to Sheminith. A Davidic psalm.] LORD, do not rebuke me in Your anger; do not discipline me in Your wrath.
Be gracious to me, LORD, for I am weak; heal me, LORD, for my bones are shaking;
my whole being is shaken with terror. And You, Lord-- how long?
Turn, LORD! Rescue me; save me because of Your faithful love.
For there is no remembrance of You in death; who can thank You in Sheol?
I am weary from my groaning; with my tears I dampen my pillow and drench my bed every night.
Psalm 30:5
For His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor, a lifetime. Weeping may spend the night, but there is joy in the morning.
Psalm 31:9-11
Be gracious to me, LORD, because I am in distress; my eyes are worn out from angry sorrow-- my whole being as well.
Indeed, my life is consumed with grief, and my years with groaning; my strength has failed because of my sinfulness, and my bones waste away.
I am ridiculed by all my adversaries and even by my neighbors. I am an object of dread to my acquaintances; those who see me in the street run from me.
Psalm 38:18
So I confess my guilt; I am anxious because of my sin.
Psalm 51:1
[For the choir director. A Davidic psalm, when Nathan the prophet came to him after he had gone to Bathsheba.] Be gracious to me, God, according to Your faithful love; according to Your abundant compassion, blot out my rebellion.
Psalm 126:5
Those who sow in tears will reap with shouts of joy.
Psalm 126:6
Though one goes along weeping, carrying the bag of seed, he will surely come back with shouts of joy, carrying his sheaves.
Jeremiah 31:18-20
I have heard Ephraim moaning: You disciplined me, and I have been disciplined like an untrained calf. Restore me, and I will return, for you, LORD, are my God.
After I returned, I repented; After I was instructed, I struck my thigh [in grief]. I was ashamed and humiliated because I bore the disgrace of my youth.
Isn't Ephraim a precious son to Me, a delightful child? Whenever I speak against him, I certainly still think about him. Therefore, My inner being yearns for him; I will truly have compassion on him. [This is] the LORD's declaration.
Matthew 5:4
Blessed are those who mourn, because they will be comforted.
Matthew 26:75
and Peter remembered the words Jesus had spoken, "Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times." And he went outside and wept bitterly.
James 4:9
Be miserable and mourn and weep. Your laughter must change to mourning and your joy to sorrow.
James 4:10
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you.
2 Corinthians 1:14
as you have partially understood us-- that we are your reason for pride, as you are ours, in the day of our Lord Jesus.
2 Corinthians 2:3
I wrote this very thing so that when I came I wouldn't have pain from those who ought to give me joy, because I am confident about all of you that my joy is yours.
2 Corinthians 2:4
For out of an extremely troubled and anguished heart I wrote to you with many tears-- not that you should be hurt, but that you should know the abundant love I have for you.
1 Thessalonians 3:6
But now Timothy has come to us from you and brought us good news about your faith and love, and that you always have good memories of us, wanting to see us, as we also want to see you.