Main Reasons Why Jesus Wept



While Jesus Christ as on earth, He cried 3 times as seen in the scripture. This article list down the three different times Jesus wept.

Jesus wept when Lazarus died  

Let see the Bible account of John 11:32-35 (KJV). “ Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.

When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled.

And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see.  Jesus wept.”

As seen in the scripture, Jesus cried when Lazarus died. You might ask, why did Jesus wept when he knew that he can make him resurrect?

Jesus wept because of the human sympathy he had and seeing as Lazarus brothers and sisters crying that touches him till he can’t hold his tears.

Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem

Jesus cried for Jerusalem for about three times. Let see that in the bible account of Luke 13:34–35 (KJV),

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!

Behold, your house is forsaken. And I tell you, you will not see me until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’”

Another bible verse which still let us know that Jesus wept for Jerusalem is what we have in the account of Luke 19:41-44 (KJV),

“And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.

For the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up a barricade around you and surround you and hem you in on every side 44 and tear you down to the ground, you and your children within you.

And they will not leave one stone upon another in you, because you did not know the time of your visitation.”

Jesus weep while praying

The bible account of Hebrews 5:7-8 (KJV) let us know that Jesus Christ cried why praying.

“In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to Jesus  him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence.

Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered”

Weeping demonstrates that Christ was a true man, with real bodily functions such as tears, sweat, blood, eating and drinking, the emphasis laid on Jesus’ eating during the post-resurrection appearances.

You might ask why did Jesus cried all this time? Does it mean that I did not have the power to change that moment?

Remember he cried when Lazarus died and still resurrect him. Below are the reasons why Jesus wept.

Jesus weeps after seeing those he loves cry and after witnessing the tomb of Lazarus, a close friend. It should remind us of the love that God has for us, his adopted sons and daughters, and how it pains him to see us suffer.

Jesus shows true compassion and suffers with his friends, weeping at the sight of such a difficult scene.

Yet, there is light in the darkness, and Jesus turns the tears of sorrow into tears of joy as he raises Lazarus from the dead.

Jesus sees the city of Jerusalem and the sight brings him to tears. This is because he sees the sins of the past and future and it breaks his heart.

As a loving father, God hates to see us turn away from him and greatly desires to press us close to him. However, we refuse that embrace and follow our own ways.

Our sins make Jesus weep, but the good news is that Jesus is always there to welcome us back and he does so with open arms.

Recorded in the letter to the Hebrews, in this case tears are tied up to authentic prayer that is heard by God.

While it is not always necessary to cry during prayer, it highlights the reality that God desires a “contrite heart.”

He wants our prayers to be an expression of who we are and not simply something on the surface.


God and Jesus are not the same person – Bible verse

Previous article

The Story Of Jacob And Esau – Moral Lesson

Next article

You may also like


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Christian