Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

For who knoweth what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?

General references

Bible References

Who knoweth

Ecclesiastes 2:3
I searched in my heart how to cheer my flesh with wine, my heart yet guiding me with wisdom, and how to lay hold on folly, till I might see what it was good for the sons of men that they should do under heaven all the days of their life.
Ecclesiastes 12:13
This is the end of the matter; all hath been heard: fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.
Psalm 4:6
Many there are that say, Who will show us any good? Jehovah, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.
Psalm 16:5
Jehovah is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: Thou maintainest my lot.
Psalm 17:15
As for me, I shall behold thy face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with beholding thy form.
Psalm 47:4
He chooseth our inheritance for us, The glory of Jacob whom he loved. Selah
Lamentations 3:24
Jehovah is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
Micah 6:8
He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth Jehovah require of thee, but to do justly, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with thy God?

The days of his vain life

Ecclesiastes 8:13
but it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.
Ecclesiastes 9:6
As well their love, as their hatred and their envy, is perished long ago; neither have they any more a portion for ever in anything that is done under the sun.
1 Chronicles 29:15
For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as all our fathers were: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is no abiding.
Job 8:9
(For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, Because our days upon earth are a shadow);
Job 14:2
He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: He fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.
Psalm 39:5
Behold, thou hast made my days as handbreadths; And my life-time is as nothing before thee: Surely every man at his best estate is altogether vanity. Selah
Psalm 89:47
Oh remember how short my time is: For what vanity hast thou created all the children of men!
Psalm 90:10
The days of our years are threescore years and ten, Or even by reason of strength fourscore years; Yet is their pride but labor and sorrow; For it is soon gone, and we fly away.
Psalm 102:11
My days are like a shadow that declineth; And I am withered like grass.
Psalm 109:23
I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust.
Psalm 144:4
Man is like to vanity: His days are as a shadow that passeth away.
James 4:14
whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. What is your life? For ye are a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

For who can

Ecclesiastes 3:22
Wherefore I saw that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him back to see what shall be after him?
Ecclesiastes 8:7
for he knoweth not that which shall be; for who can tell him how it shall be?
Job 14:21
His sons come to honor, and he knoweth it not; And they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them.

General references

Ecclesiastes 12:8
Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher; all is vanity.