Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.
1 Samuel 25:6
And thus shall ye say: Long life to thee! and peace be to thee, and peace be to thy house, and peace be to all that thou hast!
They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.
They have not the hardships of mankind, neither are they plagued like other men:
and behold joy and rejoicing, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die.
that chant to the sound of the lute, and invent them instruments of music, like David;
and I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much good things laid by for many years; repose thyself, eat, drink, be merry.
And after not many days the younger son gathering all together went away into a country a long way off, and there dissipated his property, living in debauchery.
Now there was a rich man and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, making good cheer in splendour every day.
Ye have lived luxuriously on the earth and indulged yourselves; ye have nourished your hearts as in a day of slaughter;
So much as she has glorified herself and lived luxuriously, so much torment and grief give to her. Because she says in her heart, I sit a queen, and I am not a widow; and I shall in no wise see grief:
The eye of the man in thy midst that is tender and very luxurious shall be evil towards his brother, and the wife of his bosom, and the residue of his children which he hath left;
1 Samuel 15:32
And Samuel said, Bring ye near to me Agag the king of Amalek. And Agag came to him gaily. And Agag said, Surely the bitterness of death is past.
He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child, shall in the end have him as a son.
Come down and sit in the dust, virgin-daughter of Babylon! Sit on the ground, there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans; for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate.
The comely and delicate one do I cut off, the daughter of Zion.
They that fed delicately are desolate in the streets; they that were brought up in scarlet embrace dung-hills.
But what went ye out to see? a man clothed in delicate garments? Behold, those who are in splendid clothing and live luxuriously are in the courts of kings.
But Jesus said to him, Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead.
for this my son was dead and has come to life, was lost and has been found. And they began to make merry.
2 Corinthians 5:14
For the love of the Christ constrains us, having judged this: that one died for all, then all have died;
and you, being dead in your offences and sins --
Wherefore he says, Wake up, thou that sleepest, and arise up from among the dead, and the Christ shall shine upon thee.
And you, being dead in offences and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, he has quickened together with him, having forgiven us all the offences;
And to the angel of the assembly in Sardis write: These things saith he that has the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars: I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.