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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ezekiel 36:13 KJV
Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because they say unto you, Thou land devourest up men, and hast bereaved thy nations;
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?
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.
Ezekiel 36:14 KJV
Therefore thou shalt devour men no more, neither bereave thy nations any more, saith the Lord GOD.
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!
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.
Proverbs 17:12 KJV
Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.