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 those with you? And he said, The children which God has graciously given your servant.
1 Samuel 2:20
And Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife, and said, The LORD give you offspring of this woman for the loan which is lent to the LORD. And they went unto their own home.
2 Kings 10:1
And Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. And Jehu wrote letters, and sent to Samaria, unto the rulers of Jezreel, to the elders, and to them that brought up Ahab's children, saying,
1 Chronicles 28:5
And of all my sons, (for the LORD has given me many sons,) he has chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel.
2 Chronicles 11:21
And Rehoboam loved Maachah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his concubines: (for he took eighteen wives, and threescore concubines; and begat twenty and eight sons, and threescore daughters.)
Esther 5:11
And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and all the things in which the king had promoted him, and how he had advanced him above the princes and servants of the king.
Psalm 127:4
As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
Proverbs 17:6
Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children is their fathers.

So

Ecclesiastes 5:17
All his days also he eats in darkness, and he has much sorrow and wrath with his sickness.
Genesis 47:9
And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.

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 her hands.
Esther 7:10
So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king's wrath abated.
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 you are cast out of your sepulcher like an abominable branch, and as the garment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a corpse trodden underfoot.
Jeremiah 22:19
He shall be buried with the burial of a donkey, drawn and cast forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem.
Jeremiah 36:30
Therefore thus says the LORD of 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
Yea, better is he than both, who has not yet been, who has 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 who never saw light.
Psalm 58:8
As a snail who melts, let every one of them pass away: like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun.
Matthew 26:24
The Son of man goes as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! It would have been 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 of Machpelah before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan.