There is no man that has power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither has he power in the day of death: and there is no release from that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.
Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with you, you have appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;
Because you have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with sheol are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
When you go out to battle against your enemies, and see horses, and chariots, and a people more than you, be not afraid of them: for the LORD your God is with you, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.
For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither does God respect any person: yet does he devise means, that his banished one be not expelled from him.
And they went after them unto the Jordan: and, lo, all the way was full of garments and vessels, which the Syrians had cast away in their haste. And the messengers returned, and told the king.
If he should set his heart upon man, if he should gather unto himself his spirit and his breath;
They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;
God shall likewise destroy you forever, he shall take you away, and pluck you out of your dwelling place, and root you out of the land of the living. Selah.
Surely you did set them in slippery places: you cast them down into destruction.
What man is he that lives, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.
The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous has hope in his death.
Who knows the spirit of man that goes upward, and the spirit of the beast that goes downward to the earth?
And your covenant with death shall be annulled, and your agreement with sheol shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then you shall be beaten down by it.
It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.