Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.

Bible References

Take

Numbers 11:15
And if thou deal thus with me, kill me, I pray thee, out of hand, if I have found favor in thy sight; and let me not see my wretchedness.
Numbers 20:3
And the people strove with Moses, and spake, saying, Would that we had died when our brethren died before Jehovah!
1 Kings 19:4
But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper-tree: and he requested for himself that he might die, and said, It is enough; now, O Jehovah, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.
Job 3:20
Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, And life unto the bitter in soul;
Job 6:8
Oh that I might have my request; And that God would grant me the thing that I long for!
Jeremiah 20:14
Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my mother bare me be blessed.
Philippians 1:21
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

For

Jonah 4:8
And it came to pass, when the sun arose, that God prepared a sultry east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and requested for himself that he might die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live.
Job 7:15
So that my soul chooseth strangling, And death rather than these my bones.
Ecclesiastes 7:1
A good name is better than precious oil; and the day of death, than the day of one's birth.
1 Corinthians 9:15
But I have used none of these things: and I write not these things that it may be so done in my case; for it were good for me rather to die, than that any man should make my glorifying void.