Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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

General references

Bible References

In

1 Thessalonians 2:1
For you yourselves, brethren, know that our visit to you did not fail of its purpose.
Luke 12:50
But I have a baptism to undergo; and how am I pent up till it is accomplished!
2 Corinthians 6:12
There is no narrowness in our love to you: the narrowness is in your own feelings.

A desire

Luke 2:29
"Now, O Sovereign Lord, Thou dost send Thy servant away in peace, in fulfilment of Thy word,
John 13:1
Now just before the Feast of the Passover this incident took place. Jesus knew that the time had come for Him to leave this world and go to the Father; and having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.
2 Corinthians 5:8
So we have a cheerful confidence, and we anticipate with greater delight being banished from the body and going home to the Lord.
2 Timothy 4:6
I for my part am like a drink-offering which is already being poured out; and the time for my departure is now close at hand.

With

Luke 8:38
But the man from whom the demons had gone out earnestly asked permission to go with Him; but He sent him away.
Luke 23:43
"I tell you in solemn truth," replied Jesus, "that this very day you shall be with me in Paradise."
John 14:3
And if I go and make ready a place for you, I will return and take you to be with me, that where I am you also may be.
John 17:24
"Father, those whom Thou hast given me--I desire that where I am they also may be with me, that they may see the glory--my glory--my gift from Thee, which Thou hast given me because Thou didst love me before the creation of the world.
Acts 7:59
So they stoned Stephen, while he prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."
2 Corinthians 5:8
So we have a cheerful confidence, and we anticipate with greater delight being banished from the body and going home to the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 4:17
Afterwards we who are alive and are still on earth will be caught up in their company amid clouds to meet the Lord in the air.
Revelation 14:13
And I heard a voice speaking from Heaven. It said, "Write as follows: "'Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from this time onward. Yes, says the Spirit, let them rest from their sorrowful labours; for what they have done goes with them.'"

Far

Revelation 7:14
"My lord, you know," I replied. "They are those," he said, "who have just passed through the great distress, and 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 shall find so doing!
John 14:15
"If you love me, you will obey my commandments.
Romans 14:7
For not one of us lives to himself, and not one dies to himself.