Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make wise, she took of the fruit of it, and ate. And she also gave to her husband with her, and h
And LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou may freely eat,
But this thing I commanded them, saying, Hearken to my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people. And walk ye in all the way that I command you, that it may be well with you.
And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us in our work and in the toil of our hands, because of the ground which LORD has cursed.
It is vain for you to rise up early, to take rest late, to eat the bread of toil, [for] so he gives sleep to his beloved.
Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities, all is vanity.
Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labor that I had labored to do, and, behold, all was vanity and a striving after wind, and there was no profit under the sun.
The earth also is polluted under the inhabitants of it, because they have transgressed the laws, violated the statutes, broken the everlasting covenant.
For the creation was made subject to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it in hope.
For affliction does not come forth from the dust, nor does trouble spring out of the ground,
Man, who is born of a woman, is of few days, and full of trouble.
How often is it that the lamp of the profane is put out, that their calamity comes upon them, that [God] distributes sorrows in his anger,
For we are consumed in thine anger, and in thy wrath are we troubled.
For what has a man of all his labor, and of the striving of his heart in which he labors under the sun?
All his days also he eats in gloom, and he is greatly troubled, and has depression and anger.
These things I have spoken to you, so that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye have tribulation. But cheer up, I have overcome the world.
And others fell among the thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it gave no fruit.