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that he should still live forever, and not see corruption.-Ps. xlix. 6, 7, 9.
Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth ? are not his days also like the days of a hireling ?-Job vii. 1.
His days are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass.—Job xiv. 5.
Thou destroyest the hope of man. Thou prevailest for ever against him, and he passeth : thou changest his countenance, and sendest him away.-Job xiv. 19, 20.
We spend our years as a tale that is told. The 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. -Ps. xc. 9, 10.
Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am.-Ps. xxxix. 4.
EMEMBER now thy Creator in the days
of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them ; while the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain : in the day when the keepers of the house shall trem and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be
darkened, and the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of music shall be brought low; also 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
about the streets: or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was : and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.Eccl. xii. 1-7.
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days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down; he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.-Job xiv. 1, 2.
As for man, his days are as grass : as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.-Psa. ciii. 15, 16.
For 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.1 Chron. xxix. 15.
For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.-Jas. iv. 14.
I have said to corruption, Thou art my father : to the worm, Thou art my mother, and my sister. Job xvii. 14.
brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.-1 Thess. iv. 13.
The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.
Prov. xiv. 32.
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.—Ps. cxvi. 15. led,
For we know that, if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.—2 Cor. v. 1,
And I heard a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth : Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them.-Rev. xiv. 13. how stor
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Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord. We are confident, I
say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.—2 Cor. v. 6.
And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.—Isa. xxxv. 10.
And 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.- Rev. xxi. 4.
And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.-Rev. xxii. 5.
These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple : and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters : and God shall wipe away all tears from their
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days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down : he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.-Job xiv. 1, 2.
The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. -Ps. xc. 9, 10.
As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away; so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more.
He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him any more.—Job vii. 9, 10.
Our fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever?-Zech. i. 5.
As for man, his days are as grass : as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the