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The Sympathy of Jesus: Jesus Wept

Who was it that wept? That the children of men should frequently be in tears, is nothing strange: this world is a place of sin, and therefore it is no wonder that it is also a place of weeping. Sin and sorrow must be companions. But what shall we say when we read that Jesus wept? Was it not strange that he, who was "holy, harmless, undefiled, and separate from sinners," should be in tears? How astonishing that he, who is truly God, should be capable of real weeping? Perhaps it was on this account, that they who divided the Bible into verses, placed these two words by themselves, to intimate how remarkable the expression is; and that in reading, we might not hastily pass over the wonderful fact, but that we should pause, consider, admire and adore.