Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

Bible References


Ecclesiastes 1:3
What profit has man from all his labor in which he labors under the sun?
Ephesians 4:28
Let the man who steals steal no more, but rather let him labor, working with his hands the good, so that he may have to give to him who has need.
1 Thessalonians 2:9
For ye remember, brothers, our labor and the hardship. For, laboring night and day in order not to burden any of you, we preached to you the good-news of God.
2 Thessalonians 3:10
For even when we were with you we commanded you this, that if any man will not work, neither let him eat.

For dust

Genesis 2:7
And LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul.
Genesis 18:27
And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak to the Lord, who am but dust and ashes.


Genesis 23:4
I am a stranger and a sojourner with you. Give me a possession of a burying place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.
Job 17:13
If I look for Sheol as my house, if I have spread my couch in the darkness,
Job 19:26
And after my skin, this [body], is destroyed, then outside my flesh I shall see God,
Job 21:26
They lie down alike in the dust, and the worm covers them.
Job 34:15
all flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again to dust.
Psalm 22:15
My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue clings to my jaws, and thou have brought me into the dust of death.
Psalm 104:29
Thou hide thy face, they are troubled. Thou take away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.
Proverbs 21:16
The man who wanders out of the way of understanding shall rest in the assembly of the dead.
Ecclesiastes 3:20
All go to one place. All are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.
Ecclesiastes 12:7
and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
Daniel 12:2
And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
Romans 5:12
Because of this, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, so also death passed to all men, in that all sinned.
1 Corinthians 15:21
For since death is because of a man, the resurrection of the dead is also because of a man.

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.
Job 34:15
all flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again to dust.
Psalm 104:23
Man goes forth to his work and to his labor until the evening.
Ecclesiastes 3:10
I have seen the travail which God has given to the sons of men to be employed therewith.