At a recent Bible Cafe™ meeting, I realized many of my friends were mending broken hearts. These Bible verses about broken hearts are helpful for the brokenhearted.

Bible Verses About Broken Hearts

My days are over. My hopes have disappeared. My heart’s desires are broken. (Job 17:11 NLT)

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18 NIV)

I am feeble and severely broken; I groan because of the turmoil of my heart. (Psalm 38:8 NKJV)

The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God. (Psalm 51:17 NLT)

Scorn has broken my heart and has left me helpless; I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters, but I found none. (Psalm 69:20 NIV)

Their insults have broken my heart, and I am in despair. If only one person would show some pity; if only one would turn and comfort me. But instead, they give me poison for food; they offer me sour wine for my thirst. (Psalm 69:20-21 NLT)

For he never thought of doing a kindness, but hounded to death the poor and the needy and the brokenhearted. (Psalm 109:16 NIV)

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. (Psalm 147:3 NIV)

A glad heart makes a happy face; a broken heart crushes the spirit. (Proverbs 15:13 NLT)

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength. (Proverbs 17:22 NLT)

My grief is beyond healing; my heart is broken. (Jeremiah 8:18 NLT)

My heart is broken because of the false prophets, and my bones tremble. I stagger like a drunkard, like someone overcome by wine, because of the holy words the Lord has spoken against them. (Jeremiah 23:9 NLT)

I have cried until the tears no longer come; my heart is broken. My spirit is poured out in agony as I see the desperate plight of my people. Little children and tiny babies are fainting and dying in the streets. (Lamentations 2:11 NLT)

Son of man, groan before the people! Groan before them with bitter anguish and a broken heart. (Ezekiel 21:6 NLT)

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, (Isaiah 61:1 NIV)

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; (Luke 4:18 NKJV)

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