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 does a man have of all his labour which he takes under the sun?
Ephesians 4:28
Let him that stole steal no more, but rather let him labour, working with his hands that which is good, that he may have to give to him that is in need.
1 Thessalonians 2:9
For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail, for labouring night and day, not to be a burden unto any of you, we preached among you the gospel of God.
2 Thessalonians 3:10
For even when we were with you, this we declared unto you, that if anyone desires not to work neither should he eat.

For dust

Genesis 2:7
And the 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 unto 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 buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.
Job 17:13
If I wait, Sheol is my house; I have made my bed in the darkness.
Job 19:26
and afterward from this, my stricken skin and from my own flesh, I must see God:
Job 21:26
They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them.
Job 34:15
all flesh would perish together, and man would turn again unto dust.
Psalm 22:15
My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaves to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
Psalm 104:29
Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled; thou takest away their spirit, they cease to exist and return to their dust.
Proverbs 21:16
The man that wanders out of the way of wisdom shall end up in the congregation of the dead.
Ecclesiastes 3:20
All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all shall turn to dust again.
Ecclesiastes 12:7
and the dust returns to the earth as it was before and the spirit returns unto God who gave it.
Daniel 12:2
And many of those that sleep in the dust of the earth shall be awakened, some for eternal life, and some for shame and everlasting confusion.
Romans 5:12
Therefore, in the manner which sin entered into the world by one man, and because of sin, death; and so death passed upon all men in the one in whom all sinned.
1 Corinthians 15:21
For since by a man came death, by a man came also the resurrection of the dead.

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 would perish together, and man would turn again unto dust.
Psalm 104:23
Man goes forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening.
Ecclesiastes 3:10
I have seen the travail which God has given to the sons of men that they may be occupied in it.