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but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die."
Genesis 2:17
By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return."
Genesis 3:19
Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.
Genesis 5:24
So the LORD said, "I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth,men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air,for I am grieved that I have made them."
Genesis 6:7
Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight and was full of violence.
God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways.
So God said to Noah, "I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth.
Genesis 6:11-13
You, however, will go to your fathers in peace and be buried at a good old age.
Genesis 15:15
The two men said to Lot, "Do you have anyone else here,sons-in-law, sons or daughters, or anyone else in the city who belongs to you? Get them out of here,
because we are going to destroy this place. The outcry to the LORD against its people is so great that he has sent us to destroy it."
Genesis 19:12-13
Then the LORD rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah,from the LORD out of the heavens.
Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, including all those living in the cities,and also the vegetation in the land.
Genesis 19:24-25
Then Abraham breathed his last and died at a good old age, an old man and full of years; and he was gathered to his people.
Genesis 25:8
Isaac said, "I am now an old man and don't know the day of my death.
Genesis 27:2
Then he breathed his last and died and was gathered to his people, old and full of years. And his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
Genesis 35:29
When Jacob had finished giving instructions to his sons, he drew his feet up into the bed, breathed his last and was gathered to his people.
Genesis 49:33
If this is how you are going to treat me, put me to death right now,if I have found favor in your eyes,and do not let me face my own ruin."
Numbers 11:15
But if the LORD brings about something totally new, and the earth opens its mouth and swallows them, with everything that belongs to them, and they go down alive into the grave, then you will know that these men have treated the LORD with contempt."
Numbers 16:30
Who can count the dust of Jacob or number the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and may my end be like theirs!"
Numbers 23:10
And the LORD said to Moses: "You are going to rest with your fathers, and these people will soon prostitute themselves to the foreign gods of the land they are entering. They will forsake me and break the covenant I made with them.
Deuteronomy 31:16
If only they were wise and would understand this and discern what their end will be!
Deuteronomy 32:29
"Now I am about to go the way of all the earth. You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the LORD your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed.
Joshua 23:14
"The LORD brings death and makes alive; he brings down to the grave and raises up.
1 Samuel 2:6
"Never!" Jonathan replied. "You are not going to die! Look, my father doesn't do anything, great or small, without confiding in me. Why would he hide this from me? It's not so!"
But David took an oath and said, "Your father knows very well that I have found favor in your eyes, and he has said to himself, 'Jonathan must not know this or he will be grieved.' Yet as surely as the LORD lives and as you live, there is only a step between me and death."
1 Samuel 20:2-3
About ten days later, the LORD struck Nabal and he died.
1 Samuel 25:38
"Saul and Jonathan, in life they were loved and gracious, and in death they were not parted. They were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.
2 Samuel 1:23
But now that he is dead, why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me."
2 Samuel 12:23
Like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. But God does not take away life; instead, he devises ways so that a banished person may not remain estranged from him.
2 Samuel 14:14
while he himself went a day's journey into the desert. He came to a broom tree, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. "I have had enough, LORD," he said. "Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors."
1 Kings 19:4
When the LORD was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal.
2 Kings 2:1
In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, "This is what the LORD says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover."
2 Kings 20:1
Because your heart was responsive and you humbled yourself before the LORD when you heard what I have spoken against this place and its people, that they would become accursed and laid waste, and because you tore your robes and wept in my presence, I have heard you, declares the LORD.
Therefore I will gather you to your fathers, and you will be buried in peace. Your eyes will not see all the disaster I am going to bring on this place.' " So they took her answer back to the king.
2 Kings 22:19-20
Saul died because he was unfaithful to the LORD; he did not keep the word of the LORD and even consulted a medium for guidance,
and did not inquire of the LORD. So the LORD put him to death and turned the kingdom over to David son of Jesse.
1 Chronicles 10:13-14
He walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, as the house of Ahab had done, for he married a daughter of Ahab. He did evil in the eyes of the LORD.
2 Chronicles 21:6
Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years. He passed away, to no one's regret, and was buried in the City of David, but not in the tombs of the kings.
2 Chronicles 21:20
and said: "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised."
Job 1:21
After this, Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth.
Job 3:1
For now I would be lying down in peace; I would be asleep and at rest
Job 3:13
There the wicked cease from turmoil, and there the weary are at rest.
Captives also enjoy their ease; they no longer hear the slave driver's shout.
The small and the great are there, and the slave is freed from his master.
Job 3:17-19
Are not the cords of their tent pulled up, so that they die without wisdom?'
Job 4:21
"Oh, that I might have my request, that God would grant what I hope for,
that God would be willing to crush me, to let loose his hand and cut me off!
Then I would still have this consolation, my joy in unrelenting pain, that I had not denied the words of the Holy One.
"What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What prospects, that I should be patient?
Job 6:8-11
"Does not man have hard service on earth? Are not his days like those of a hired man?
Like a slave longing for the evening shadows, or a hired man waiting eagerly for his wages,
so I have been allotted months of futility, and nights of misery have been assigned to me.
Job 7:1-3
The eye that now sees me will see me no longer; you will look for me, but I will be no more.
As a cloud vanishes and is gone, so he who goes down to the grave does not return.
He will never come to his house again; his place will know him no more.
Job 7:8-10
so that I prefer strangling and death, rather than this body of mine.
I despise my life; I would not live forever. Let me alone; my days have no meaning.
Job 7:15-16
Why do you not pardon my offenses and forgive my sins? For I will soon lie down in the dust; you will search for me, but I will be no more."
Job 7:21
"I loathe my very life; therefore I will give free rein to my complaint and speak out in the bitterness of my soul.
Job 10:1
before I go to the place of no return, to the land of gloom and deep shadow,
to the land of deepest night, of deep shadow and disorder, where even the light is like darkness."
Job 10:21-22
He springs up like a flower and withers away; like a fleeting shadow, he does not endure.
Job 14:2
Man's days are determined; you have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he cannot exceed.
So look away from him and let him alone, till he has put in his time like a hired man.
"At least there is hope for a tree: If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its new shoots will not fail.
Its roots may grow old in the ground and its stump die in the soil,
yet at the scent of water it will bud and put forth shoots like a plant.
But man dies and is laid low; he breathes his last and is no more.
As water disappears from the sea or a riverbed becomes parched and dry,
so man lies down and does not rise; till the heavens are no more, men will not awake or be roused from their sleep.
"If only you would hide me in the grave and conceal me till your anger has passed! If only you would set me a time and then remember me!
If a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait for my renewal to come.
Job 14:5-14
as water wears away stones and torrents wash away the soil, so you destroy man's hope.
You overpower him once for all, and he is gone; you change his countenance and send him away.
If his sons are honored, he does not know it; if they are brought low, he does not see it.
Job 14:19-21
"Only a few years will pass before I go on the journey of no return.
Job 16:22
If the only home I hope for is the grave, if I spread out my bed in darkness,
if I say to corruption, 'You are my father,' and to the worm, 'My mother' or 'My sister,'
Job 17:13-14
Will it go down to the gates of death ? Will we descend together into the dust?"
Job 17:16
He is torn from the security of his tent and marched off to the king of terrors.
Job 18:14
He is driven from light into darkness and is banished from the world.
Job 18:18
"Surely you know how it has been from of old, ever since man was placed on the earth,
that the mirth of the wicked is brief, the joy of the godless lasts but a moment.
Job 20:4-5
Like a dream he flies away, no more to be found, banished like a vision of the night.
Job 20:8
The youthful vigor that fills his bones will lie with him in the dust.
Job 20:11
They spend their years in prosperity and go down to the grave in peace.
Job 21:13
"Yet how often is the lamp of the wicked snuffed out? How often does calamity come upon them, the fate God allots in his anger?
How often are they like straw before the wind, like chaff swept away by a gale?
Job 21:17-18
One man dies in full vigor, completely secure and at ease,
his body well nourished, his bones rich with marrow.
Another man dies in bitterness of soul, never having enjoyed anything good.
Side by side they lie in the dust, and worms cover them both.
Job 21:23-26
He is carried to the grave, and watch is kept over his tomb.
The soil in the valley is sweet to him; all men follow after him, and a countless throng goes before him.
Job 21:32-33
The womb forgets them, the worm feasts on them; evil men are no longer remembered but are broken like a tree.
Job 24:20
For a little while they are exalted, and then they are gone; they are brought low and gathered up like all others; they are cut off like heads of grain.
Job 24:24
For what hope has the godless when he is cut off, when God takes away his life?
Job 27:8
He lies down wealthy, but will do so no more; when he opens his eyes, all is gone.
Terrors overtake him like a flood; a tempest snatches him away in the night.
The east wind carries him off, and he is gone; it sweeps him out of his place.
It hurls itself against him without mercy as he flees headlong from its power.
It claps its hands in derision and hisses him out of his place.
Job 27:19-23
I know you will bring me down to death, to the place appointed for all the living.
Job 30:23
If it were his intention and he withdrew his spirit and breath,
all mankind would perish together and man would return to the dust.
Job 34:14-15
They die in an instant, in the middle of the night; the people are shaken and they pass away; the mighty are removed without human hand.
Job 34:20
But if they do not listen, they will perish by the sword and die without knowledge.
Job 36:12
They die in their youth, among male prostitutes of the shrines.
Job 36:14
Be careful that no one entices you by riches; do not let a large bribe turn you aside.
Job 36:18
Do not long for the night, to drag people away from their homes.
Job 36:20
Have the gates of death been shown to you? Have you seen the gates of the shadow of death ?
Job 38:17
No one remembers you when he is dead. Who praises you from the grave ?
Psalms 6:5
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Psalms 23:4
"What gain is there in my destruction, in my going down into the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaim your faithfulness?
Psalms 30:9
Into your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, O LORD, the God of truth.
Psalms 31:5
A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found.
Psalms 37:10
I have seen a wicked and ruthless man flourishing like a green tree in its native soil,
but he soon passed away and was no more; though I looked for him, he could not be found.
Consider the blameless, observe the upright; there is a future for the man of peace.
Psalms 37:35-37
"Show me, O LORD, my life's end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life.
Psalms 39:4
Look away from me, that I may rejoice again before I depart and am no more."
Psalms 39:13
No man can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for him-
Psalms 49:7
that he should live on forever and not see decay.
For all can see that wise men die; the foolish and the senseless alike perish and leave their wealth to others.
Psalms 49:9-10
Like sheep they are destined for the grave, and death will feed on them. The upright will rule over them in the morning; their forms will decay in the grave, far from their princely mansions.
But God will redeem my life from the grave; he will surely take me to himself.
Psalms 49:14-15
for he will take nothing with him when he dies, his splendor will not descend with him.
Psalms 49:17
he will join the generation of his fathers, who will never see the light of life .
A man who has riches without understanding is like the beasts that perish.
Psalms 49:19-20
Let death take my enemies by surprise; let them go down alive to the grave, for evil finds lodging among them.
Psalms 55:15
But you, O God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of corruption; bloodthirsty and deceitful men will not live out half their days. But as for me, I trust in you.
Psalms 55:23
Before your pots can feel the heat of the thorns, whether they be green or dry,the wicked will be swept away.
Psalms 58:9
Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign LORD comes escape from death.
Psalms 68:20
For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
They have no struggles; their bodies are healthy and strong.
Psalms 73:3-4
till I entered the sanctuary of God; then I understood their final destiny.
Surely you place them on slippery ground; you cast them down to ruin.
How suddenly are they destroyed, completely swept away by terrors!
As a dream when one awakes, so when you arise, O Lord, you will despise them as fantasies.
Psalms 73:17-20
He prepared a path for his anger; he did not spare them from death but gave them over to the plague.
Psalms 78:50
But you will die like mere men; you will fall like every other ruler."
Psalms 82:7
my eyes are dim with grief. I call to you, O LORD, every day; I spread out my hands to you.
Do you show your wonders to the dead? Do those who are dead rise up and praise you?
Is your love declared in the grave, your faithfulness in Destruction ?
Are your wonders known in the place of darkness, or your righteous deeds in the land of oblivion?
But I cry to you for help, O LORD; in the morning my prayer comes before you.
Why, O LORD, do you reject me and hide your face from me?
Psalms 88:9-14
What man can live and not see death, or save himself from the power of the grave ?
Psalms 89:48
You turn men back to dust, saying, "Return to dust, O sons of men."
Psalms 90:3
Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Psalms 90:12
that though the wicked spring up like grass and all evildoers flourish, they will be forever destroyed.
Psalms 92:7
for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.
As for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the field;
the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more.
Psalms 103:14-16
When you hide your face, they are terrified; when you take away their breath, they die and return to the dust.
Psalms 104:29
It is not the dead who praise the LORD, those who go down to silence;
Psalms 115:17
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
Psalms 116:15
The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in darkness like those long dead.
Psalms 143:3
Man is like a breath; his days are like a fleeting shadow.
Psalms 144:4
When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing.
Psalms 146:4
but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the unfaithful will be torn from it.
Proverbs 2:22
When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever.
Proverbs 10:25
The fear of the LORD adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.
Proverbs 10:27
When a wicked man dies, his hope perishes; all he expected from his power comes to nothing.
Proverbs 11:7
When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.
Proverbs 11:10
The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
Proverbs 13:9
When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge.
Proverbs 14:32
A man who strays from the path of understanding comes to rest in the company of the dead.
Proverbs 21:16
for the evil man has no future hope, and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out.
Proverbs 24:20
A man who remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed,without remedy.
Proverbs 29:1
The wise man has eyes in his head, while the fool walks in the darkness; but I came to realize that the same fate overtakes them both.
Then I thought in my heart, "The fate of the fool will overtake me also. What then do I gain by being wise?" I said in my heart, "This too is meaningless."
For the wise man, like the fool, will not be long remembered; in days to come both will be forgotten. Like the fool, the wise man too must die! Toil Is Meaningless
So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
I hated all the things I had toiled for under the sun, because I must leave them to the one who comes after me.
Ecclesiastes 2:14-18
a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,
Ecclesiastes 3:2
Man's fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath ; man has no advantage over the animal. Everything is meaningless.
All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return.
Who knows if the spirit of man rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?"
Ecclesiastes 3:19-21
And I declared that the dead, who had already died, are happier than the living, who are still alive.
Ecclesiastes 4:2
Naked a man comes from his mother's womb, and as he comes, so he departs. He takes nothing from his labor that he can carry in his hand.
Ecclesiastes 5:15
even if he lives a thousand years twice over but fails to enjoy his prosperity. Do not all go to the same place?
Ecclesiastes 6:6
Whatever exists has already been named, and what man is has been known; no man can contend with one who is stronger than he.
Ecclesiastes 6:10
A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth.
It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of every man; the living should take this to heart.
Ecclesiastes 7:1-2
In this meaningless life of mine I have seen both of these: a righteous man perishing in his righteousness, and a wicked man living long in his wickedness.
Ecclesiastes 7:15
No man has power over the wind to contain it ; so no one has power over the day of his death. As no one is discharged in time of war, so wickedness will not release those who practice it.
Ecclesiastes 8:8
Then too, I saw the wicked buried,those who used to come and go from the holy place and receive praise in the city where they did this. This too is meaningless.
Ecclesiastes 8:10
This is the evil in everything that happens under the sun: The same destiny overtakes all. The hearts of men, moreover, are full of evil and there is madness in their hearts while they live, and afterward they join the dead.
Anyone who is among the living has hope ,even a live dog is better off than a dead lion!
For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing; they have no further reward, and even the memory of them is forgotten.
Their love, their hate and their jealousy have long since vanished; never again will they have a part in anything that happens under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 9:3-6
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.
Ecclesiastes 9:10
Light is sweet, and it pleases the eyes to see the sun.
However many years a man may live, let him enjoy them all. But let him remember the days of darkness, for they will be many. Everything to come is meaningless.
Ecclesiastes 11:7-8
when men are afraid of heights and of dangers in the streets; when the almond tree blossoms and the grasshopper drags himself along and desire no longer is stirred. Then man goes to his eternal home and mourners go about the streets.
Ecclesiastes 12:5
All your pomp has been brought down to the grave, along with the noise of your harps; maggots are spread out beneath you and worms cover you.
Isaiah 14:11
In the evening, sudden terror! Before the morning, they are gone! This is the portion of those who loot us, the lot of those who plunder us.
Isaiah 17:14
he will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove the disgrace of his people from all the earth. The LORD has spoken.
Isaiah 25:8
They are now dead, they live no more; those departed spirits do not rise. You punished them and brought them to ruin; you wiped out all memory of them.
Isaiah 26:14
In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, "This is what the LORD says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover."
Isaiah 38:1
I said, "In the prime of my life must I go through the gates of death and be robbed of the rest of my years?"
I said, "I will not again see the LORD, the LORD, in the land of the living; no longer will I look on mankind, or be with those who now dwell in this world.
Like a shepherd's tent my house has been pulled down and taken from me. Like a weaver I have rolled up my life, and he has cut me off from the loom; day and night you made an end of me.
I waited patiently till dawn, but like a lion he broke all my bones; day and night you made an end of me.
Isaiah 38:10-13
For the grave cannot praise you, death cannot sing your praise; those who go down to the pit cannot hope for your faithfulness.
The living, the living,they praise you, as I am doing today; fathers tell their children about your faithfulness.
Isaiah 38:18-19
The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the LORD blows on them. Surely the people are grass.
Isaiah 40:7
"I, even I, am he who comforts you. Who are you that you fear mortal men, the sons of men, who are but grass,
Isaiah 51:12
The righteous perish, and no one ponders it in his heart; devout men are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil.
Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.
Isaiah 57:1-2
Wherever I banish them, all the survivors of this evil nation will prefer death to life, declares the LORD Almighty.' Sin and Punishment
Jeremiah 8:3
Death has climbed in through our windows and has entered our fortresses; it has cut off the children from the streets and the young men from the public squares.
Jeremiah 9:21
For this is what the LORD says about the sons and daughters born in this land and about the women who are their mothers and the men who are their fathers:
"They will die of deadly diseases. They will not be mourned or buried but will be like refuse lying on the ground. They will perish by sword and famine, and their dead bodies will become food for the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth."
Jeremiah 16:3-4
But while they are aroused, I will set out a feast for them and make them drunk, so that they shout with laughter, then sleep forever and not awake," declares the LORD.
Jeremiah 51:39
"I called to my allies but they betrayed me. My priests and my elders perished in the city while they searched for food to keep themselves alive.
Lamentations 1:19
He has made me dwell in darkness like those long dead.
Lamentations 3:6
They will bring you down to the pit, and you will die a violent death in the heart of the seas.
Ezekiel 28:8
Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt.
Daniel 12:2
"As for you, go your way till the end. You will rest, and then at the end of the days you will rise to receive your allotted inheritance."
Daniel 12:13
"I will ransom them from the power of the grave ; I will redeem them from death. Where, O death, are your plagues? Where, O grave, is your destruction? "I will have no compassion,
Hosea 13:14
All the sinners among my people will die by the sword, all those who say, 'Disaster will not overtake or meet us.' Israel's Restoration
Amos 9:10
When the sun rose, God provided a scorching east wind, and the sun blazed on Jonah's head so that he grew faint. He wanted to die, and said, "It would be better for me to die than to live."
Jonah 4:8
Where are your forefathers now? And the prophets, do they live forever?
Zechariah 1:5
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Matthew 10:28
"Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace.
Luke 2:29
"But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?'
Luke 12:20
"Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning,
like men waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him.
It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. I tell you the truth, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them.
Luke 12:35-37
"The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried.
In hell, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side.
So he called to him, 'Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.'
"But Abraham replied, 'Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony.
And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.'
"He answered, 'Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father's house,
for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.'
Luke 16:22-28
Jesus replied, "The people of this age marry and are given in marriage.
But those who are considered worthy of taking part in that age and in the resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage,
and they can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God's children, since they are children of the resurrection.
But in the account of the bush, even Moses showed that the dead rise, for he calls the Lord 'the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.'
He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive."
Luke 20:34-38
One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: "Aren't you the Christ? Save yourself and us!"
But the other criminal rebuked him. "Don't you fear God," he said, "since you are under the same sentence?
We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong."
Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. "
Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."Jesus' Death
Luke 23:39-43
As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.
John 9:4
After he had said this, he went on to tell them, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him up."
John 11:11
"Lord," Martha said to Jesus, "if you had been here, my brother would not have died.
But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask."
Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again."
John 11:21-23
Then Peter said, "Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land?
Didn't it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn't the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied to men but to God."
When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened.
Then the young men came forward, wrapped up his body, and carried him out and buried him.
About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened.
Peter asked her, "Tell me, is this the price you and Ananias got for the land?" "Yes," she said, "that is the price."
Peter said to her, "How could you agree to test the Spirit of the Lord? Look! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also."
At that moment she fell down at his feet and died. Then the young men came in and, finding her dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband.
Acts 5:3-10
While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."
Then he fell on his knees and cried out, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them." When he had said this, he fell asleep.
Acts 7:59-60
"For when David had served God's purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his fathers and his body decayed.
Acts 13:36
Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned,
Romans 5:12
Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who was a pattern of the one to come.
Romans 5:14
For none of us lives to himself alone and none of us dies to himself alone.
If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.
Romans 14:7-8
So then, no more boasting about men! All things are yours,
whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future,all are yours,
and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God.
1 Corinthians 3:21-23
After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.
1 Corinthians 15:6
Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost.
1 Corinthians 15:18
For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.
For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.
1 Corinthians 15:21-22
The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
1 Corinthians 15:26
Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed,
in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.
When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: "Death has been swallowed up in victory."
"Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?"
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:51-57
Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.
He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us,
2 Corinthians 1:9-10
Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.
Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling,
2 Corinthians 5:1-2
For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
2 Corinthians 5:4
We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:8
I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.
For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know!
I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far;
but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.
Philippians 1:20-24
Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope.
We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
According to the Lord's own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-15
After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
1 Thessalonians 4:17
While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
1 Thessalonians 5:3
For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him.
1 Thessalonians 5:9-10
For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.
1 Timothy 6:7
but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
2 Timothy 1:10
For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time has come for my departure.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:6-7
Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death,that is, the devil,
and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.
Hebrews 2:14-15
Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,
Hebrews 9:27
By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.
Hebrews 11:5
All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth.
Hebrews 11:13
For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come.
Hebrews 13:14
But the one who is rich should take pride in his low position, because he will pass away like a wild flower.
For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich man will fade away even while he goes about his business.
James 1:10-11
Instead, you ought to say, "If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that."
James 4:15
Since you call on a Father who judges each man's work impartially, live your lives as strangers here in reverent fear.
1 Peter 1:17
For, "All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall,
1 Peter 1:24
and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.Prophecy of Scripture
2 Peter 1:11
because I know that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.
2 Peter 1:14
I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.
Revelation 1:18
I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.
Revelation 6:8
During those days men will seek death, but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.
Revelation 9:6
Then I heard a voice from heaven say, "Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on." "Yes," says the Spirit, "they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them."The Harvest of the Earth
Revelation 14:13
And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books.
The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done.
Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death.
Revelation 20:12-14
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."
Revelation 21:4
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