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 does man gain from all his labor in which he labors under the sun?
Ephesians 4:28
Let him who stole steal no more; but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing that is good, that he may have something to give to him who has need.
1 Thessalonians 2:9
For you remember, brothers, our labor and travail; for working night and day, that we might not 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: "If anyone will not work, neither let him eat."

For dust

Genesis 2:7
Yahweh God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Genesis 18:27
Abraham answered, "See now, I have taken it on myself to speak to the Lord, who am but dust and ashes.


Genesis 23:4
"I am a stranger and a foreigner living 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
After my skin is destroyed, then in my flesh shall I see God,
Job 21:26
They lie down alike in the dust. The worm covers them.
Job 34:15
all flesh would perish together, and man would turn again to dust.
Psalm 22:15
My strength is dried up like a potsherd. My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. You have brought me into the dust of death.
Psalm 104:29
You hide your face: they are troubled; you take away their breath: they die, and return to the 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 from 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
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
Therefore, as sin entered into the world through one man, and death through sin; and so death passed to all men, because all sinned.
1 Corinthians 15:21
For since death came by man, the resurrection of the dead also came by man.

General references

Genesis 23:19
After this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre (that is, Hebron), in the land of Canaan.
Job 34:15
all flesh would perish together, and man would turn again to dust.
Psalm 104:23
Man goes forth to his work, to his labor until the evening.
Ecclesiastes 3:10
I have seen the burden which God has given to the sons of men to be afflicted with.