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17 Bible Verses About Bereavement

Here are 17 Bible verses about bereavement from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Isaiah 49:21 KJV

Then shalt thou say in thine heart, Who hath begotten me these, seeing I have lost my children, and am desolate, a captive, and removing to and fro? and who hath brought up these? Behold, I was left alone; these, where had they been?

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Genesis 43:14 KJV

And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other brother, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.

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Ezekiel 36:12 KJV

Yea, I will cause men to walk upon you, even my people Israel; and they shall possess thee, and thou shalt be their inheritance, and thou shalt no more henceforth bereave them of men.

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Genesis 27:45 KJV

Until thy brother’s anger turn away from thee, and he forget that which thou hast done to him: then I will send, and fetch thee from thence: why should I be deprived also of you both in one day?

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Judges 21:6 KJV

And the children of Israel repented them for Benjamin their brother, and said, There is one tribe cut off from Israel this day.

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Hosea 13:8 KJV

I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them.

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Genesis 42:36 KJV

And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away: all these things are against me.

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Ezekiel 5:17 KJV

So will I send upon you famine and evil beasts, and they shall bereave thee; and pestilence and blood shall pass through thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee. I the LORD have spoken it.

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2 Samuel 17:8 KJV

For, said Hushai, thou knowest thy father and his men, that they be mighty men, and they be chafed in their minds, as a bear robbed of her whelps in the field: and thy father is a man of war, and will not lodge with the people.

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Isaiah 47:9 KJV

But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.

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Ezekiel 36:13 KJV

Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because they say unto you, Thou land devourest up men, and hast bereaved thy nations;

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Judges 21:3 KJV

And said, O LORD God of Israel, why is this come to pass in Israel, that there should be to day one tribe lacking in Israel?

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Ruth 1:5 KJV

And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them; and the woman was left of her two sons and her husband.

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Ezekiel 36:14 KJV

Therefore thou shalt devour men no more, neither bereave thy nations any more, saith the Lord GOD.

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Hosea 9:12 KJV

Though they bring up their children, yet will I bereave them, that there shall not be a man left: yea, woe also to them when I depart from them!

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Jeremiah 15:7 KJV

And I will fan them with a fan in the gates of the land; I will bereave them of children, I will destroy my people, since they return not from their ways.

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Proverbs 17:12 KJV

Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.

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