Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

If a man beget an hundred children, and live many years, so that the days of his years be many, and his soul be not filled with good, and also that he have no burial; I say, that an untimely birth is better than he.

General references

Bible References

A man

Genesis 33:5
And he lifted up his eyes and saw the women and the children, and said, Who are these with thee? And he said, The children that God has graciously given thy servant.
1 Samuel 2:20
And Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife, and said, Jehovah give thee seed of this woman for the loan which is lent to Jehovah. And they went to their own home.
2 Kings 10:1
Now Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. And Jehu wrote letters, and sent to Samaria, to the princes of Jizreel, to the elders, and to Ahab's guardians, saying,
1 Chronicles 28:5
and of all my sons, (for Jehovah has given me many sons,) he has chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of Jehovah over Israel.
2 Chronicles 11:21
And Rehoboam loved Maachah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his concubines; for he had taken eighteen wives and sixty concubines, and he begot twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters.
Esther 5:11
And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and all wherein the king had promoted him, and how he had advanced him above the princes and servants of the king.
Psalm 127:4
As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are the children of youth.
Proverbs 17:6
Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

So

Ecclesiastes 5:17
All his days also he eateth in darkness, and hath much vexation, and sickness, and irritation.
Genesis 47:9
And Jacob said to Pharaoh, The days of the years of my sojourning are a hundred and thirty years. Few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they do not attain to the days of the years of the life of my fathers, in the days of their sojourning.

And also

2 Kings 9:35
And they went to bury her; but they found no more of her than the skull, and the feet, and the palms of the hands.
Esther 7:10
So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. And the king's wrath was appeased.
Esther 9:14
And the king commanded it so to be done: and the decree was given at Shushan; and they hanged Haman's ten sons.
Isaiah 14:19
but thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, covered with the slain those thrust through with the sword, that go down to the stones of the pit: like a carcase trodden under foot.
Jeremiah 22:19
He shall be buried with the burial of an ass, dragged along and cast forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem.
Jeremiah 36:30
Therefore thus saith Jehovah concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah: He shall have none to sit upon the throne of David; and his dead body shall be cast out in the day to the heat, and in the night to the frost.

That an

Ecclesiastes 4:3
and more fortunate than both is he who hath not yet been, who hath not seen the evil work that is done under the sun.
Job 3:16
Or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants that have not seen the light.
Psalm 58:8
Let them be as a snail that melteth as it passeth away; like the untimely birth of a woman, let them not see the sun.
Matthew 26:24
The Son of man goes indeed, according as it is written concerning him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is delivered up; it were good for that man if he had not been born.

General references

Genesis 23:19
And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field at Machpelah, opposite to Mamre: that is Hebron, in the land of Canaan.