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Weeping in the Bible

Weep (klaio) is a verb; it describes weeping, mourning, and showing emotion. It occurs more than 30 times in the New Testament. Readers can find this term associated with physical death in places like Mt. 2:18; Jn. 11:31, 33; 20:11, 13, 15). It is also used to describe remorse (Mt. 26:75). It is joined with people weeping over divine judgment and eternal doom (Rev. 18:15, 19; Mt. 8:12). We find it joined with Jesus’ weeping over Jerusalem (Lk. 19:41) and in a woman anointing Jesus (Lk. 7:38).

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Remember, in order to be saved and enjoy all God’s blessings (not the least of which is salvation), a person must have faith (Jn. 8:24), be willing to repent (Lk. 13:3), and after confessing Christ as Lord, the final step is water baptism (Rom. 6:3; 1 Cor. 12:13; 1 Pet. 3:20-21). Bible baptism is by immersion only (“burial,” Rom. 6:4), and once it is done, heaven puts that person “into Christ” (Gal. 3:27; Rom. 6:3). After proper baptism a person has their sins forgiven (Acts 2:38).

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