What is the meaning of "weeping and gnashing of teeth"?

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  • 1 month ago
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    It refers to sadness and anger. It is from the Bible. 

  • 1 month ago

    The phrase weeping and gnashing of teeth appears six times in the bible. Only the Lord Jesus spoke of weeping and gnashing of teeth and such is found only in Matthew's gospel: But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

  • 1 month ago

    It's a quotation from the Bible, referring to how people will behave when they realise they have been locked out of heaven for eternity.

    "Gnashing" your teeth is a vivid expression of rage and frustration.

  • Kieth
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Spirits will recognize that they made the wrong choices, and they will be lamenting having to spend eternity in the sixth grade.

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  • John P
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Strong lamentations. It is a Biblical expression. More often seen as 'wailing and gnashing of teeth'.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It is what you will be doing on the day of judgement. 

    Teeth will be provided, if you have managed to lose yours.

  • Vivian
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    The phrase " weeping and gnashing of teeth" appears seven times in the New Testament as a description on the fate of the unrighteous ones at the conclusion of the age. It is thought to derive from a logion in the hypothetical Q source, which yielded Matthew 8:12 and Luke 13:28. 

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