Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:

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Bible References


1 Thessalonians 2:1
For you yourselves know, brethren, that our visit to you was not in vain;
Luke 12:50
But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished!
2 Corinthians 6:12
You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections.

A desire

Luke 2:29
"Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word;
John 13:1
Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.
2 Corinthians 5:8
We are confident, I say, and would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
2 Timothy 4:6
For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come.


Luke 8:38
The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him; but Jesus sent him away, saying,
Luke 23:43
It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour,
John 14:3
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
John 17:24
Father, I desire that they also whom you have given me may be with me where I am, that they may behold my glory which you have given me, for you loved me before the foundation of the world.
Acts 7:59
And as they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."
2 Corinthians 5:8
We are confident, I say, and would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 4:17
Then we who are alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.
Revelation 14:13
And I heard a voice from heaven, saying, "Write, 'Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on!'" "Yes," says the Spirit, "that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them."


Revelation 7:14
I said to him, "Sir, you know." And he said to me, "These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

General references

Matthew 24:46
Blessed is that servant whom his master when he comes will find so doing.
John 14:15
"If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
Romans 14:7
For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself.