Bible Study Topic: Brevity Of Life

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And Jacob said to Pharaoh, "The years of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty. My years have been few and difficult, and they do not equal the years of the pilgrimage of my fathers."
Genesis Chapter 47: Verse 9

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 Chapter 20: Verse 3

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 Chapter 14: Verse 14

We are aliens and strangers in your sight, as were all our forefathers. Our days on earth are like a shadow, without hope.
1 Chronicles Chapter 29: Verse 15

how much more those who live in houses of clay, whose foundations are in the dust, who are crushed more readily than a moth!
Between dawn and dusk they are broken to pieces; unnoticed, they perish forever.
Are not the cords of their tent pulled up, so that they die without wisdom?'
Job Chapter 4: Verses 19 - 21

"My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and they come to an end without hope.
Remember, O God, that my life is but a breath; my eyes will never see happiness again.
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 Chapter 7: Verses 6 - 10

for we were born only yesterday and know nothing, and our days on earth are but a shadow.
Job Chapter 8: Verse 9

"My days are swifter than a runner; they fly away without a glimpse of joy.
Job Chapter 9: Verse 25

Remember that you molded me like clay. Will you now turn me to dust again?
Job Chapter 10: Verse 9

Are not my few days almost over? Turn away from me so I can have a moment's joy
before I go to the place of no return, to the land of gloom and deep shadow,
Job Chapter 10: Verses 20 - 21

Your maxims are proverbs of ashes; your defenses are defenses of clay.
Job Chapter 13: Verse 12

"So man wastes away like something rotten, like a garment eaten by moths.
Job Chapter 13: Verse 28

"Man born of woman is of few days and full of trouble.
Job Chapter 14: Verse 1

My spirit is broken, my days are cut short, the grave awaits me.
Job Chapter 17: Verse 1

All the rich of the earth will feast and worship; all who go down to the dust will kneel before him, those who cannot keep themselves alive.
Psalms Chapter 22: Verse 29

"Show me, O LORD, my life's end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life.
You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Each man's life is but a breath.
Man is a mere phantom as he goes to and fro: He bustles about, but only in vain; he heaps up wealth, not knowing who will get it.
Psalms Chapter 39: Verses 4 - 6

You rebuke and discipline men for their sin; you consume their wealth like a moth, each man is but a breath.
Psalms Chapter 39: Verse 11

He remembered that they were but flesh, a passing breeze that does not return.
Psalms Chapter 78: Verse 39

Remember how fleeting is my life. For what futility you have created all men!
What man can live and not see death, or save himself from the power of the grave ?
Psalms Chapter 89: Verses 47 - 48

You turn men back to dust, saying, "Return to dust, O sons of men."
Psalms Chapter 90: Verse 3

You sweep men away in the sleep of death; they are like the new grass of the morning-
though in the morning it springs up new, by evening it is dry and withered.
Psalms Chapter 90: Verses 5 - 6

All our days pass away under your wrath; we finish our years with a moan.
The length of our days is seventy years, or eighty, if we have the strength; yet their span is but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.
Psalms Chapter 90: Verses 9 - 10

My days are like the evening shadow; I wither away like grass.
Psalms Chapter 102: Verse 11

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 Chapter 103: Verses 14 - 16

Man is like a breath; his days are like a fleeting shadow.
Psalms Chapter 144: Verse 4

When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing.
Psalms Chapter 146: Verse 4

Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.
Proverbs Chapter 27: Verse 1

Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever.
Ecclesiastes Chapter 1: Verse 4

For who knows what is good for a man in life, during the few and meaningless days he passes through like a shadow? Who can tell him what will happen under the sun after he is gone?
Ecclesiastes Chapter 6: Verse 12

Stop trusting in man, who has but a breath in his nostrils. Of what account is he?
Isaiah Chapter 2: Verse 22

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.
Isaiah Chapter 38: Verse 12

A voice says, "Cry out." And I said, "What shall I cry?" "All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field.
The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the LORD blows on them. Surely the people are grass.
Isaiah Chapter 40: Verses 6 - 7

No sooner are they planted, no sooner are they sown, no sooner do they take root in the ground, than he blows on them and they wither, and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff.
Isaiah Chapter 40: Verse 24

For the moth will eat them up like a garment; the worm will devour them like wool. But my righteousness will last forever, my salvation through all generations."
Isaiah Chapter 51: Verse 8

"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 Chapter 51: Verse 12

All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away.
Isaiah Chapter 64: Verse 6

"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 Chapter 12: Verse 20

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 Chapter 1: Verses 10 - 11

Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
James Chapter 4: Verse 14

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