6 Saddest Verses in the Bible


There are verses of Scripture that bring hope to you every time you read them. But, at the same time, there are other verses that bring sadness for one reason or another. Below are six verses that I think are among the saddest verses in all of Scripture.

6 Saddest Verses in the Bible:

1. John 6.66
“From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.”

2. Judges 16.20
“But he (Samson) did not know that the LORD had left him.”

3. John 12.43
“for they loved praise from men more than praise from God.”

4. 1 Samuel 15.10-11 & 1 Samuel 16.14
“Then the word of the LORD came to Samuel: “I am grieved that I have made Saul king, because he has turned away from me and has not carried out my instructions.” Samuel was troubled, and he cried out to the LORD all that night.”

5. 1 Samuel 16.14
“Now the Spirit of the LORD had departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD tormented him.”

6. Mark 14.21
“The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born.”

Which verses did I miss? What verses would you add to the list? Why?

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4 responses to “6 Saddest Verses in the Bible

  1. Great list. Can I use it for a sermon series?

  2. @Jeremy go ahead and use the list. I’d love to know when you preach them – would love to see how you would flush them out into a full sermon. (and you’d have to start the series with “I got this original list from my super smart and biblically knowledgeable friend Mike” 🙂

  3. Who’s @Jeremy? Will do buddy 🙂

  4. “@” is how I specify the person to whom I’m replying. When there is only one person, it seems unnecessary, but I do it out of habit anyway 🙂

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