Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


I am this day fourscore years old: and can I discern between good and evil? can thy servant taste what I eat or what I drink? can I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women? wherefore then should thy servant be yet a burden unto my lord the king?

Bible References

Can i discern

Job 6:30
“Is there injustice on my tongue?
Cannot my palate discern calamities?
Job 12:11
“Does not the ear test words,
As the palate tastes its food?
Hebrews 5:14
But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.
1 Peter 2:3
if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord.


Ecclesiastes 12:1
Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near when you will say, “I have no delight in them”;

I hear

Ezra 2:65
besides their male and female servants who numbered 7,337; and they had 200 singing men and women.
Nehemiah 7:67
besides their male and their female servants, of whom there were 7,337; and they had 245 male and female singers.
Exodus 2:8
Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go ahead.” So the girl went and called the child’s mother.
Exodus 12:4
Now if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his neighbor nearest to his house are to take one according to the number of persons in them; according to what each man should eat, you are to divide the lamb.

A burden

2 Samuel 13:25
But the king said to Absalom, “No, my son, we should not all go, for we will be burdensome to you.” Although he urged him, he would not go, but blessed him.
2 Samuel 15:33
David said to him, “If you pass over with me, then you will be a burden to me.