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 proposed in my heart to regale my flesh with wine and that my heart would walk in wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, until I might see what was that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all the days of their life.
Ecclesiastes 12:13
The conclusion of the entire sermon is heard: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole happiness of man.
Psalm 4:6
There are many that say, Who will show us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.
Psalm 16:5
The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup; thou dost maintain my lot.
Psalm 17:15
As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake with thy likeness.
Psalm 47:4
He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.
Lamentations 3:24
Chet The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore I will wait for him.
Micah 6:8
He has declared unto thee, O man, what is good and what the LORD requires of thee: only to do right judgment, and to love mercy, and to humble thyself to walk with thy God.

The days of his vain life

Ecclesiastes 8:13
but it shall never be well with the wicked, neither shall his days be prolonged, which are as a shadow, because he did not fear before the presence of God.
Ecclesiastes 9:6
Even their love and their hatred and their envy is now perished; neither have they any more a portion in the age in any thing that is done under the sun.
1 Chronicles 29:15
For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers; our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is no other hope.
Job 8:9
for we are but of yesterday and know nothing because our days upon earth are as a shadow.
Job 14:2
He comes forth like an open flower and is cut down; he flees as a shadow and does not remain.
Psalm 39:5
Behold, thou hast made my days as a handbreadth, and my age is as nothing before thee; verily every man that lives is altogether vanity. Selah.
Psalm 89:47
Remember how short my time is; why hast thou made all men subject to vanity?
Psalm 90:10
The days of our years are seventy, and of the most valiant eighty years, yet their strength is labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
Psalm 102:11
My days are like a shadow that declines, and I am withered like grass.
Psalm 109:23
I am gone like the shadow when it declines; I am tossed up and down by the wind as the locust.
Psalm 144:4
Man is like unto vanity; his days are as a shadow that passes away.
James 4:14
and ye do not know what shall be tomorrow. For what is your life? Certainly it is a vapour that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.

For who can

Ecclesiastes 3:22
Therefore I perceive that there is nothing better than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion; for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?
Ecclesiastes 8:7
for he does not know that which shall be; nor when it shall be. Who will teach it to him?
Job 14:21
His sons shall be honoured and he shall not know of it; or they shall be afflicted, but he shall not perceive of them.

General references

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