34 Then Jacob tore his clothes, put sackcloth around his waist, and mourned for his son many days.

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Then Joshua tore his clothes and fell before the ark of the Lord with his face to the ground until evening, as did the elders of Israel; they all put dust on their heads.

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National Confession of Sin

On the twenty-fourth day of this month(A) the Israelites assembled; they were fasting, wearing sackcloth, and had put dust on their heads.(B)

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12 When they looked from a distance, they could barely recognize him. They wept aloud,(A) and each man tore his robe and threw dust into the air and on his head.(B) 13 Then they sat on the ground with him seven days and nights,(C) but no one spoke a word to him because they saw that his suffering(D) was very intense.

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30 They raise their voices over you
and cry out bitterly.
They throw dust on their heads;(A)
they roll in ashes.

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