Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:
But Jacob replied, "My son will not go down there with you, for his brother is dead and he alone is left. If an accident happens to him on the journey you have to make, then you will bring down my gray hair in sorrow to the grave."
If you take this one from me too and an accident happens to him, then you will bring down my gray hair in tragedy to the grave.'
You must stand up in the presence of the aged, honor the presence of an elder, and fear your God. I am the Lord.
The gray-haired and the aged are on our side, men far older than your father.
Even when I am old and gray, O God, do not abandon me, until I tell the next generation about your strength, and those coming after me about your power.
Gray hair is like a crown of glory; it is attained in the path of righteousness.
The glory of young men is their strength, and the splendor of old men is gray hair.
Even when you are old, I will take care of you, even when you have gray hair, I will carry you. I made you and I will support you; I will carry you and rescue you.
Later the Lord asked me, "What do you see, Jeremiah?" I answered, "I see a branch of an almond tree."
Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might, because there is neither work nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom in the grave, the place where you will eventually go.
If I hope for the grave to be my home, if I spread out my bed in darkness,
I know that you are bringing me to death, to the meeting place for all the living.
Surely one sees that even wise people die; fools and spiritually insensitive people all pass away and leave their wealth to others.
And just as people are appointed to die once, and then to face judgment,
They took forty days, for that is the full time needed for embalming. The Egyptians mourned for him seventy days.
The Lord who rules over all told me to say to this people, "Take note of what I say. Call for the women who mourn for the dead! Summon those who are the most skilled at it!"
They came to the house of the synagogue ruler where he saw noisy confusion and people weeping and wailing loudly.