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
or can my palate not taste disaster?

Job 12:11
Doesn’t the ear test words
as the palate tastes food?
Hebrews 5:14
But solid food is for the mature—for those whose senses have been trained to distinguish between good and evil.
1 Peter 2:3
since you have tasted that the Lord is good.


Ecclesiastes 12:1
So remember your Creator in the days of your youth:

Before the days of adversity come,
and the years approach when you will say,
“I have no delight in them”;

I hear

Ezra 2:65
not including their 7,337 male and female slaves, and their 200 male and female singers.
Nehemiah 7:67
not including their 7,337 male and female slaves, as well as their 245 male and female singers.
Exodus 2:8
“Go,” Pharaoh’s daughter told her. So the girl went and called the boy’s mother.
Exodus 12:4
If the household is too small for a whole animal, that person and the neighbor nearest his house are to select one based on the combined number of people; you should apportion the animal according to what each person will eat.

A burden

2 Samuel 13:25
The king replied to Absalom, “No, my son, we should not all go, or we would be a burden to you.” Although Absalom urged him, he wasn’t willing to go, though he did bless him.
2 Samuel 15:33
David said to him, “If you go away with me, you’ll be a burden to me,

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