1. God wiping away all tears

    Revelation 7:17

2. “walking and jumping, and praising God”

    Acts 3:8

3. Other references to Jesus crying

    Luke 19:41; Hebrews 5:7

4. “Jesus wept”

    John 11:35

5. Peter wept

    Matthew 26:75

6. “Sons of Thunder”

    Mark 3:17; Luke 9:54

7. Jesus repeatedly blasting religious leaders

    e.g. Matthew 23:13-39

8. Jewish leaders were behind Jesus’ execution

    Matthew 26:3-4, 47-48, 57-67; 27:1-2, 20

9. On the brink of stoning the woman caught in adultery

    John 8:4-7

10. Stephen stoned

    Acts 7:58-60

11. Jews flaying the apostle Paul’s back

    2 Corinthians 11:24

12. Jesus and the temple moneychangers

    John 2:14-15

13. Temple guards

    Acts 4:1,3; 26:21; 2 Kings 11:4-11

14. Call down battalions of supernaturally fierce angels

    Matthew 26:53

15. Set his “face like flint”

    Isaiah 50:6-7; Luke 9:51

16. His disciples dragging their heels behind him

    Mark 10:32-33; Luke 19:28

17. Jeremiah: “a fortified city, an iron pillar and a bronze wall”

    Jeremiah 1:18

18. Jeremiah’s tears

    Jeremiah 48:31-32; Lamentations 2:11; 3:48-49

19. A lion and lamb lying together

    Alluded to in Isaiah 11:6; 65:25

20. Jesus called the Lion and the Lamb

    Revelation 5:5-6 “. . .  See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah . . . Then I saw a Lamb . . .”

21. David the giant-killer

    1 Samuel 17:4

22. David and his men crying until they had no strength left to cry

    1 Samuel 30:4

23. David’s had been burned to the ground etc

    1 Samuel 30:1-3

24. David’s once-loyal men plotting to murder him

    1 Samuel 30:6

25. David’s pursuit and defeat of the army

    1 Samuel 30:8-19

26. David’s men ridiculously outnumbered

    Only 400 of David’s men fought (1 Samuel 30:10). Besides all the foot soldiers etc, David faced 400 men on camels (1 Samuel 30:17). Imagine trying to attack armed men who are mounted on camels!

27. Paul mentioning tears

    Acts 20:19 I served the Lord with great humility and with tears . . .

    Acts 20:31 . . . Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.

    2 Corinthians 2:4 . . . For I wrote you out of great distress and anguish of heart and with many tears

    Philippians 3:18 For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears . . .

28. Bible references to men crying

29. “The God of all comfort . . .”

    2 Corinthians 1:3-4

30. Ask in order to receive

    Matthew 7:7,11; 9:38; 18:19; 21:22; John 14:13-16; 15:7,16; 16:24

31. Jesus asking sick people what they wanted

    Mark 5:30-34; 10:51; John 5:6

32. Healing linked to confessing our sins to each other

    James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

33. Shouted from the housetops

    Luke 12:3 What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.

34. Naked and exposed

    Hebrews 4:13

35. Jesus is the Truth

    John 14:6

36. The truth shall set us free

    John 8:32

37. God want us to live in truth, not in denial

    Psalms 32:3,5 When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. . . . Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD” – and you forgave the guilt of my sin.

    Proverbs 28:13 He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

    Jeremiah 2:23 How can you say, “I am not defiled; I have not run after the Baals”? See how you behaved in the valley; consider what you have done. . . .

    Acts 19:18 Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed their evil deeds

    1 John 1:8-10 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives.

38. Worship in spirit and in truth

    John 4:24

39. God weaving all things together for good

    Romans 8:28

40. “You meant it for evil, but God meant it for good”

    Genesis 50:20

41. “You killed the author of life”

    Acts 3:15

42. Jesus upholding the entire cosmos by his word

    Hebrews 1:3; Colossians 1:17

43. In him that we live and move etc.

    Acts 17:28

44. By whom and for whom, all things were created

    Colossians 1:16

45. Jesus, the sinless one

    Hebrews 7:26 Such a high priest meets our need – one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens.

    For much more about Jesus’ sinlessness, see Jesus Uniquely Perfect

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