Despair

  • Produced in the wicked by divine judgments.

    Deuteronomy 28:34 So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.

    Deuteronomy 28:67 In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.

  • LEADS TO
    • Continuing in sin.

      Jeremiah 2:25 Withhold thy foot from being unshod, and thy throat from thirst: but thou saidst, There is no hope: no; for I have loved strangers, and after them will I go.

      Jeremiah 18:12 And they said, There is no hope: but we will walk after our own devices, and we will every one do the imagination of his evil heart.

    • despair (KJV Dictionary)

    • Blasphemy.

      Isaiah 8:21 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward.

      Revelation 16:10-11 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, 11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.

  • Shall seize upon the wicked at the appearing of Christ.

    Revelation 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

  • See DESPAIR in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

  • Saints sometimes tempted to.

    Job 7:6 My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.

    Lamentations 3:18 And I said, My strength and my hope is perished from the LORD:

  • Saints enabled to overcome.

    2 Corinthians 4:8-9 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

  • Trust in God, a preservative against.

    Psalms 42:5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.

    Psalms 42:11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

  • Bible concordance for DESPAIR

  • Exemplified.

    Cain,

    Genesis 4:13-14 And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear. 14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me.

    Ahithophel,

    2 Samuel 17:23 And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his ass, and arose, and gat him home to his house, to his city, and put his household in order, and hanged himself, and died, and was buried in the sepulchre of his father.

    Judas,

    Matthew 27:5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.

See Desperati in McClintock and Strong.

 
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