Sackcloth: A Symbol of Mourning
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1 Kings 20:31,32
And his servants said to him, Behold now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings: let us, I pray you, put sackcloth on our loins, and ropes on our heads, and go out to the king of Israel: peradventure he will save your life.
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Job 16:15
I have sewed sackcloth on my skin, and defiled my horn in the dust.
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Isaiah 15:3
In their streets they shall gird themselves with sackcloth: on the tops of their houses, and in their streets, every one shall howl, weeping abundantly.
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Jeremiah 4:8
For this gird you with sackcloth, lament and howl: for the fierce anger of the LORD is not turned back from us.
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Jeremiah 6:26
O daughter of my people, gird you with sackcloth, and wallow yourself in ashes: make you mourning, as for an only son, most bitter lamentation: for the spoiler shall suddenly come on us.
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Jeremiah 49:3
Howl, O Heshbon, for Ai is spoiled: cry, you daughters of Rabbah, gird you with sackcloth; lament, and run to and fro by the hedges; for their king shall go into captivity, and his priests and his princes together.
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Lamentations 2:10
The elders of the daughter of Zion sit on the ground, and keep silence: they have cast up dust on their heads; they have girded themselves with sackcloth: the virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.
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Ezekiel 7:18
They shall also gird themselves with sackcloth, and horror shall cover them; and shame shall be on all faces, and baldness on all their heads.
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Daniel 9:3
And I set my face to the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:
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Joel 1:8
Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.
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The Mystery
... the preaching of those hitherto-mourning persons should ... their prophetic lamentations
with their sackcloth; that is ... known, that tribute is the symbol of dominion ...
// key to the apocalypse/the mystery.htm

Faustus Denies that the Prophets Predicted Christ. Augustin Proves ...
... house: "Thou hast turned for me my mourning into gladness; Thou hast removed my
sackcloth, and girded ... not the door and could not understand the symbol. ...
/.../faustus denies that the prophets.htm

St. Gregory the Great.
... prophet's scroll, inscribed with lamentation and mourning and woe. ... heavenly, while
he lay in bonds and sackcloth. ... been laid, as the visible symbol of apostolic ...
/.../allies/the formation of christendom volume vi/chapter v st gregory the.htm

Book ii.
... inasmuch as on the seventh day, the symbol of the ... in female apparel, inasmuch as
they judged mourning to be ... for him, and fasted and lay in sackcloth, and when ...
// and letters of st ambrose/book ii.htm

Treatise on Christ and Antichrist.
... come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine ... hundred and threescore days, clothed
in sackcloth." [1497] That ... spake by the prophets," in the Nicene Symbol.]. ...
/.../treatise on christ and antichrist.htm

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