Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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.

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Bible References

For we

Genesis 47:9
Jacob said to Pharaoh, "The days of the years of my pilgrimage are one hundred thirty years. Few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage."
Psalm 39:12
"Hear my prayer, LORD, and give ear to my cry. Do not be silent at my tears. For I am a stranger with you, a foreigner, as all my fathers were.
Psalm 119:19
I am a stranger on the earth. Do not hide your commandments from me.
Hebrews 11:13
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them and embraced them from afar, and having confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
1 Peter 2:11
Beloved, I beg you as foreigners and pilgrims, to abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

Our days

Job 14:2
He comes forth like a flower, and is cut down. He also flees like a shadow, and doesn't continue.
Psalm 90:9
For all our days have passed away in your wrath. We bring our years to an end as a sigh.
Psalm 102:11
My days are like a long shadow. I have withered like grass.
Psalm 144:4
Man is like a breath. His days are like a shadow that passes away.
Ecclesiastes 6:12
For who knows what is good for man in life, all the days of his vain life which he spends like a shadow? For who can tell a man what will be after him under the sun?
Isaiah 40:6
The voice of one saying, "Cry." One said, "What shall I cry?" "All flesh is like grass, and all its glory is like the flower of the field.
James 4:14
Whereas you do not know what tomorrow will be like. What is your life? For you are a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.

General references

Genesis 21:34
Abraham lived as a foreigner in the land of the Philistines many days.
Haggai 2:8
The silver is mine, and the gold is mine,' says the LORD of hosts.
Luke 17:10
Even so you also, when you have done all the things that are commanded you, say, 'We are unworthy servants. We have done our duty.'"