Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.
1 Samuel 25:6
And thus shall you say to him that lives in prosperity, Peace be both to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be unto all that you have.
They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.
They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.
But instead, joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating meat, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for tomorrow we shall die.
That chant to the sound of the harp, and invent for yourselves instruments of music, like David;
And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
And not many days later the younger son gathered everything together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen, and feasted sumptuously every day:
You have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; you have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.
So much as she has glorified herself, and lived luxuriously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she says in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
So that the man that is gentle among you, and very refined, his eye shall show no compassion toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which he shall leave behind:
1 Samuel 15:32
Then said Samuel, Bring you here to me Agag the king of the Amalekites. And Agag came unto him cautiously. And Agag said, Surely the bitterness of death is past.
He that carefully brings up his servant from a child shall have him become his son in the end.
Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for you shall no more be called tender and delicate.
I have likened the daughter of Zion to a lovely and delicate woman.
They that did eat delicacies are desolate in the streets: they that were brought up in scarlet embrace ash heaps.
But what went you out to see? A man clothed in soft clothing? Behold, they who are gorgeously appareled, and live in luxury, are in kings' courts.
But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.
For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
2 Corinthians 5:14
For the love of Christ constrains us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
And you has he made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins:
Therefore he says, Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.
And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, has he made alive together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things says he that has the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know your works, that you have a name that you live, and are dead.