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 hath man of all his labour wherewith he laboureth under the sun?
Ephesians 4:28
Let the stealer steal no more, but rather let him toil, working what is honest with his hands, that he may have to distribute to him that has need.
1 Thessalonians 2:9
For ye remember, brethren, our labour and toil: working night and day, not to be chargeable to any one of you, we have preached to you the glad tidings of God.
2 Thessalonians 3:10
For also when we were with you we enjoined you this, that if any man does not like to work, neither let him eat.

For dust

Genesis 2:7
And Jehovah Elohim formed Man, 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 ventured to speak unto the Lord; I, who am dust and ashes.


Genesis 23:4
I am a stranger and a sojourner with you; give me a possession of a sepulchre with you, that I may bury my dead from before me.
Job 17:13
If I wait, Sheol is my house; I spread my bed in the darkness:
Job 19:26
And if after my skin this shall be destroyed, yet from out of my flesh shall I see +God;
Job 21:26
Together they lie down in the dust, and the worms cover them.
Job 34:15
All flesh would expire together, and man would return to the dust.
Psalm 22:15
My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue cleaveth to my palate; and thou hast laid me in the dust of death.
Psalm 104:29
Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled; thou takest away their breath, they expire and return to their dust.
Proverbs 21:16
The man that wandereth out of the way of wisdom shall abide in the congregation of the dead.
Ecclesiastes 3:20
All go unto one place: all are of the dust, and all return to dust.
Ecclesiastes 12:7
and the dust return to the earth as it was, and the spirit return unto God who gave it.
Daniel 12:2
And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame, to everlasting contempt.
Romans 5:12
For this cause, even as by one man sin entered into the world, and by sin death; and thus death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
1 Corinthians 15:21
For since by man came death, by man also resurrection of those that are dead.

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.
Job 34:15
All flesh would expire together, and man would return to the dust.
Psalm 104:23
Man goeth forth unto his work, and to his labour until the evening.
Ecclesiastes 3:10
I have seen the travail that God hath given to the sons of men to toil in.