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 sought in my heart to give myself unto wine, yet acquainting my heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was good for the sons of men, which they should do under heaven all the days of their life.
Ecclesiastes 12:13
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
Psalm 4:6
There are many that say, Who will show us any good? LORD, lift up the light of your countenance upon us.
Psalm 16:5
The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: you maintain my lot.
Psalm 17:15
As for me, I will behold your face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with your likeness.
Psalm 47:4
He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.
Lamentations 3:24
The LORD is my portion, says my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
Micah 6:8
He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your 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 fears not before God.
Ecclesiastes 9:6
Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion forever in any thing that is done under the sun.
1 Chronicles 29:15
For we are strangers before you, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: 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 comes forth like a flower, and is cut down: he flees also as a shadow, and continues not.
Psalm 39:5
Behold, you have made my days as a handbreadth; and my age is as nothing before you: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.
Psalm 89:47
Remember how short my time is: why have you made all men in vain?
Psalm 90:10
The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor 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 shaken off like the locust.
Psalm 144:4
Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passes away.
James 4:14
Whereas you know not what shall be tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, 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 lot: for who can bring him to see what shall be after him?
Ecclesiastes 8:7
For he knows not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be?
Job 14:21
His sons come to honor, and he knows it not; and they are brought low, but he perceives it not of them.

General references

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