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Key Verse

  • In the days of His flesh [Jesus] offered up definite, special petitions [for that which He not only wanted but needed] and supplications with strong crying and tears to Him Who was [always] able to save Him [out] from death, and He was heard because of His reverence toward God [His godly fear, His piety, in that He shrank from the horrors of separation from the bright presence of the Father]. Hebrews 5:7 AMPC
  • And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the Lord and wept in anguish1 Samuel 1:10 NKJV


1. Tears precious

  • You number and record my wanderings; put my tears into Your bottle—are they not in Your book? Psalms 56:8 AMPC

2. GOD responds to Tears

  • And will not [our just] God defend and protect and avenge His elect (His chosen ones), who cry to Him day and night? Will He defer them and delay help on their behalf? Luke 18:7 AMPC
  • Thus says the Lord of hosts: Consider and call for the mourning women to come; send for the skillful women to come. Let them make haste and raise a wailing over us and for us, that our eyes may run down with tears and our eyelids gush with water. Jeremiah 9:17-18 AMPC
See example
  • “Go and say to Hezekiah, ‘For the LORD, the God of David your father says this, “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; listen carefully, I will add fifteen years to your life. Isaiah 38:5 AMP
  • However, after a long time [nearly forty years] the king of Egypt died; and the Israelites were sighing and groaning because of the bondage. They kept crying, and their cry because of slavery ascended to God. Exodus 2:23 AMPC

3. Sow in Tears

  • They who sow in tears shall reap in joy and singing. He who goes forth bearing seed and weeping [at needing his precious supply of grain for sowing] shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. Psalms 126:5-6 AMPC

4. The Prayer of a Pray-er

  • Oh that my head were waters And my eyes a fountain of tears, That I might weep day and night For the slain of the daughter of my people! Jeremiah 9:1 AMP

5. Shed Tears for children

  • The hearts [of the inhabitants of Jerusalem] cried to the Lord. [Then to the congregation, I, Jeremiah, cried, addressing the wall as its symbol] O wall of the Daughter of Zion, let tears run down like a river day and night; give yourself no rest, let not your eyes stop [shedding tears]. Arise [from your bed], cry out in the night, at the beginning of the watches; pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord. Lift up your hands toward Him for the lives of your young children, who faint from hunger at the head of every street. Lamentations 2:18-19 AMPC

6. Tearful Believers

  • My friends scorn me, but my eye pours out tears to God. Job 16:20 AMPC
  • I am weary with my groaning; all night I soak my pillow with tears, I drench my couch with my weeping. Psalms 6:6 AMPC
  • My tears have been my food day and night, while men say to me all day long, Where is your God? Psalms 42:3 AMP
  • Therefore I [Isaiah] will weep with the weeping of Jazer for the vines of Sibmah. I will drench you with my tears, O Heshbon and Elealeh; for upon your summer fruits and your harvest the shout [of alarm and the cry of the enemy] has fallen. Isaiah 16:9 AMPC
  • Therefore [Jeremiah] you shall say to them, Let my eyes run down with tears night and day, and let them not cease; for the virgin daughter of my people has been smitten with a great wound, with a very grievous blow. Jeremiah 14:17 AMPC

7. No more Tears

  • He will swallow up death [in victory; He will abolish death forever]. And the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces; and the reproach of His people He will take away from off all the earth; for the Lord has spoken it. Isaiah 25:8 AMPC
  • He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be death; there will no longer be sorrow and anguish, or crying, or pain; for the former order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4 AMP