Yes, he did. We probably think of him as always being joyful as he went about his ministry, but actually, sometimes he felt sad and cried just like we do.
Speaking about Jesus, Isaiah says, (53:3) “He was hated and rejected; his life was filled with sorrow and terrible suffering. No one wanted to look at him. We despised him and said, ‘He is a nobody!’” (Contemporary English Version)
The Bible records him crying three times.
John (11) wrote about Jesus’ dear friend, Lazarus, dying. When Jesus arrived and found everyone crying, the Scripture (11:33, 35) says, “…he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled…Jesus wept.” (NIV) He had sympathy and cried along with them.
Days before his crucifixion, Luke (19:41) says about Jesus, “But as he came closer to Jerusalem and saw the city ahead, he began to weep.” (NLT) The people failed to
recognize and appreciate that HE was the Savior they had been expecting for so long. Because their hearts were closed, he knew that the city would suffer greatly in the future.
He also felt sad and cried in the Garden of Gethsemane before the soldiers came to arrest him. Matthew (26:38) records him saying to the apostles, "…My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me." (NIV)
He was extremely worried that he did not follow every rule of the Law perfectly. If he had failed in ANY part of the Law, God would not raise him to life again. Speaking of Jesus in the Garden, Hebrews (5:7) says, “In his life on earth Jesus made his prayers and requests with loud cries and tears to God, who could save him out of* death. Because he was humble and devoted, God heard him.”
So, did Jesus ever cry? Yes, the Bible records him crying three times: when Lazarus died, while looking at Jerusalem, and in the Garden before his death. Just because he was a perfect man did not mean he didn’t experience the same sad feelings we sometimes do.
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