Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.

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That which

Ecclesiastes 2:16
For of the wise man, even as of the fool, there is no remembrance forever, seeing that in the days to come all will have been long forgotten. And how the wise man dies even as the fool!
Psalm 49:12
Even a man in splendor does not abide. He is like the beasts that perish.
Psalm 92:6
A brutish man knows not, nor does a fool understand this.

As the

2 Samuel 14:14
For we must die, and are as water split on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again, neither does God take away life, but devises means that he who is banished be not an outcast from him.
Job 14:10
But man dies, and is laid low. Yea, man gives up the spirit, and where is he?
Psalm 104:29
Thou hide thy face, they are troubled. Thou take away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.


Ecclesiastes 2:20
Therefore I turned about to cause my heart to despair concerning all the labor in which I had labored under the sun.
Psalm 39:5
Behold, thou have made my days [as] handbreadths, and my life-time is as nothing before thee. Surely every man at his best condition is altogether vanity. Selah.
Psalm 89:47
O remember how short my time is, for what vanity thou have created all the sons of men!

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Ecclesiastes 1:2
Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities, all is vanity.
Ecclesiastes 6:11
Since there are many things that increase vanity, what is man the better?