THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Genesis (Author Moses)

18:27And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:

47:9And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.

1 Samuel (Author Compiled by Isaiah from records of Samuel, David, Nathan, and Gad.)

20:3And David sware moreover, and said, Thy father certainly knoweth that I have found grace in thine eyes; and he saith, Let not Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved: but truly as the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, there is but a step between me and death.

2 Samuel (Author Compiled by Isaiah from records of Samuel, David, Nathan, and Gad.)

14:14For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither doth God respect any person: yet doth he devise means, that his banished be not expelled from him.

1 Chronicles (Author Compiled by Isaiah and Ezra from records of Nathan, Gad, Iddo, Ahijah, Jehu and others.)

29:15For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.

Job (Author Job and/or Moses)

4:19How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth?

4:20They are destroyed from morning to evening: they perish for ever without any regarding it.

4:21Doth not their excellency which is in them go away? they die, even without wisdom.

7:6My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.

7:7O remember that my life is wind: mine eye shall no more see good.

7:8The eye of him that hath seen me shall see me no more: thine eyes are upon me, and I am not.

7:9As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more.

7:10He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him any more.

7:17What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?

8:9(For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow:)

9:25Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good.

9:26They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey.

10:9Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again?

10:20Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,

10:21Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death;

13:12Your remembrances are like unto ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay.

13:25Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and fro? and wilt thou pursue the dry stubble?

13:28And he, as a rotten thing, consumeth, as a garment that is moth eaten.

14:1Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.

14:2He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.

17:1My breath is corrupt, my days are extinct, the graves are ready for me.

Psalms (Author Moses, David, Solomon, Asaph, Heman, Ethan, sons of Korah, compiled by Ezra)

22:29All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.

39:4LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am.

39:5Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.

39:6Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

39:11When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.

78:39For he remembered that they were but flesh; a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.

89:47Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?

89:48What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.

90:3Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.

90:5Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.

90:6In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.

90:9For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.

90:10The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

102:11My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.

103:14For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

103:15As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

103:16For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.

144:3LORD, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!

144:4Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.

146:4His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.

Proverbs (Author Solomon)

27:1Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

Ecclesiastes (Author Solomon)

1:4One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.

6:12For who knoweth what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?

Isaiah (Author Isaiah)

2:22Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?

38:12Mine age is departed, and is removed from me as a shepherd's tent: I have cut off like a weaver my life: he will cut me off with pining sickness: from day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.

40:6The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:

40:7The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.

40:24Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.

50:9Behold, the Lord GOD will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment; the moth shall eat them up.

51:8For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool: but my righteousness shall be for ever, and my salvation from generation to generation.

51:12I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass;

64:6But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

James (Author James)

1:10But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.

1:11For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.

4:14Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

1 Peter (Author Peter)

1:24For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:



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