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  • 2 Samuel 13 31
    The king got up, tore his robe, and threw himself on the ground. His advisers also tore their clothes in horror and sorrow.
  • Acts 9:9
    He remained there blind for three days and did not eat or drink.
  • 1 Kings 21 27
    But when Ahab heard this message, he tore his clothing, dressed in burlap, and fasted. He even slept in burlap and went about in deep mourning.
  • Isaiah 22:12
    At that time the Lord, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, called you to weep and mourn. He told you to shave your heads in sorrow for your sins and to wear clothes of burlap to show your remorse.
  • Psalms 50:15
    Then call on me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory.”
  • 2 Samuel 12 22
    David replied,“ I fasted and wept while the child was alive, for I said,‘ Perhaps the Lord will be gracious to me and let the child live.’
  • Esther 4:16
    “ Go and gather together all the Jews of Susa and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will do the same. And then, though it is against the law, I will go in to see the king. If I must die, I must die.”
  • Isaiah 26:16
    Lord, in distress we searched for you. We prayed beneath the burden of your discipline.
  • Psalms 69:10
    When I weep and fast, they scoff at me.
  • Jonah 3:9
    Who can tell? Perhaps even yet God will change his mind and hold back his fierce anger from destroying us.”
  • Job 20:12-14
    “ They enjoyed the sweet taste of wickedness, letting it melt under their tongue.They savored it, holding it long in their mouths.But suddenly the food in their bellies turns sour, a poisonous venom in their stomach.
  • Joel 2:12-14
    That is why the Lord says,“ Turn to me now, while there is time. Give me your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning.Don’t tear your clothing in your grief, but tear your hearts instead.” Return to the Lord your God, for he is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He is eager to relent and not punish.Who knows? Perhaps he will give you a reprieve, sending you a blessing instead of this curse. Perhaps you will be able to offer grain and wine to the Lord your God as before.