THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Genesis (Author Moses)

2:17But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

3:19In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

27:2And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death:

Deuteronomy (Author Moses)

32:39See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.

Joshua (Author Joshua (primarily))

23:14And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof.

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

2:6The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.

20:2And he said unto him, God forbid; thou shalt not die: behold, my father will do nothing either great or small, but that he will shew it me: and why should my father hide this thing from me? it is not so.

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.)

1:23Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.

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.

Job (Author Job and/or Moses)

1:21And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

3:13For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest,

3:17There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest.

3:18There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor.

3:19The small and great are there; and the servant is free from his master.

7:1Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?

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.

7:21And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away mine iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust; and thou shalt seek me in the morning, but I shall not be.

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

10:22A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness.

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

14:5Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;

14:6Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as an hireling, his day.

14:7For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.

14:8Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground;

14:9Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.

14:10But man dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he?

14:11As the waters fail from the sea, and the flood decayeth and drieth up:

14:12So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.

14:14If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.

14:19The waters wear the stones: thou washest away the things which grow out of the dust of the earth; and thou destroyest the hope of man.

14:20Thou prevailest for ever against him, and he passeth: thou changest his countenance, and sendest him away.

14:21His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not; and they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them.

16:22When a few years are come, then I shall go the way whence I shall not return.

17:13If I wait, the grave is mine house: I have made my bed in the darkness.

17:14I have said to corruption, Thou art my father: to the worm, Thou art my mother, and my sister.

17:16They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when our rest together is in the dust.

21:23One dieth in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet.

21:25And another dieth in the bitterness of his soul, and never eateth with pleasure.

21:26They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them.

21:32Yet shall he be brought to the grave, and shall remain in the tomb.

21:33The clods of the valley shall be sweet unto him, and every man shall draw after him, as there are innumerable before him.

30:23For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.

34:14If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath;

34:15All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust.

36:18Because there is wrath, beware lest he take thee away with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee.

36:19Will he esteem thy riches? no, not gold, nor all the forces of strength.

38:17Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?

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

6:5For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?

23:4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

30:9What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?

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.

39:13O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.

49:7None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:

49:9That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.

68:20He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death.

82:7But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.

88:9Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.

88:10Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.

88:11Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction?

88:12Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

88:13But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.

88:14LORD, why castest thou off my soul? why hidest thou thy face from me?

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.

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.

104:29Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.

115:17The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.

143:3For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.

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.

Ecclesiastes (Author Solomon)

2:14The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all.

2:15Then said I in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool, so it happeneth even to me; and why was I then more wise? Then I said in my heart, that this also is vanity.

2:16For there is no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool for ever; seeing that which now is in the days to come shall all be forgotten. And how dieth the wise man? as the fool.

2:17Therefore I hated life; because the work that is wrought under the sun is grievous unto me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

2:18Yea, I hated all my labour which I had taken under the sun: because I should leave it unto the man that shall be after me.

3:2A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

3:19For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.

3:20All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.

3:21Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?

4:2Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than the living which are yet alive.

5:15As he came forth of his mother's womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his hand.

6:6Yea, though he live a thousand years twice told, yet hath he seen no good: do not all go to one place?

6:10That which hath been is named already, and it is known that it is man: neither may he contend with him that is mightier than he.

7:1A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth.

7:2It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

7:15All things have I seen in the days of my vanity: there is a just man that perisheth in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man that prolongeth his life in his wickedness.

8:8There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.

9:3This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all: yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.

9:5For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

9:6Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.

9:10Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

12:5Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:

12:7Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

Isaiah (Author Isaiah)

25:8He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.

38:1In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came unto him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not live.

38:10I said in the cutting off of my days, I shall go to the gates of the grave: I am deprived of the residue of my years.

38:11I said, I shall not see the LORD, even the LORD, in the land of the living: I shall behold man no more with the inhabitants of the world.

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.

38:13I reckoned till morning, that, as a lion, so will he break all my bones: from day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.

38:18For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.

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

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;

Jeremiah (Author Jeremiah)

9:21For death is come up into our windows, and is entered into our palaces, to cut off the children from without, and the young men from the streets.

Hosea (Author Hosea)

13:14I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.

Zechariah (Author Zechariah)

1:5Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever?

Matthew (Author Matthew)

10:28And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Luke (Author Luke)

20:34And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:

20:35But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:

20:36Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.

20:37Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.

20:38For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.

23:39And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.

23:40But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?

23:41And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.

23:42And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.

23:43And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

John (Author John)

9:4I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

Romans (Author Paul)

5:12Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

5:14Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

1 Corinthians (Author Paul)

15:21For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

15:22For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

15:26The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

15:55O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

15:56The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

15:57But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Timothy (Author Paul)

6:7For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

2 Timothy (Author Paul)

1:10But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:

Hebrews (Author Paul)

2:14Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

2:15And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

9:27And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

13:14For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

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.

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:

Revelation (Author John)

1:18I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

20:12And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

20:13And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

20:14And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

21:4And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.



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