Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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


Numbers 11:15
If this is how you [are] going to treat me, please kill me immediately if I find favor in your eyes, and do not let me see my misery."
Numbers 20:3
And the people quarreled with Moses and spoke, saying, "If only we died when our brothers were dying {before} Yahweh!
1 Kings 19:4
Then he went into the wilderness one day's journey, and he went and sat under a certain broom tree. Then {he asked Yahweh that he might die}, and he said, "It is enough now, Yahweh; take my life, for I am no better than my ancestors."
Job 3:20
"Why does he give light to one in misery and life to [those] bitter of soul,
Job 6:8
"{O that} my request may come, and [that] God may grant my hope,
Jeremiah 20:14
Cursed be [the] day [on] which I was born, let not the day [on] which my mother gave birth to me be blessed.
Philippians 1:21
For to me to live [is] Christ and to die [is] gain.


Jonah 4:8
{And when the sun rose}, God appointed a scorching east wind, and the sun beat down on Jonah's head and he grew faint. {And he asked that he could die} and said, "My death [is] better than my life!"
Job 7:15
So my inner self will choose strangling-- death more than my {existence}.
Ecclesiastes 7:1
A good name [is] better than precious ointment, and the day of death [is better] than the day of one's birth.
1 Corinthians 9:15
But I have not made use of any of these [rights]. And I am not writing these [things] in order that it may be thus with me. For [it would be] better to me rather to die than [for] anyone to deprive me of my reason for boasting.