Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad.
I have seen
I have seen
Look, you make my days short-lived, and my life span is nothing from your perspective. Surely all people, even those who seem secure, are nothing but vapor.
1 Samuel 9:2
He had a son named Saul, a handsome young man. There was no one among the Israelites more handsome than he was; he stood head and shoulders above all the people.
1 Samuel 17:8
Goliath stood and called to Israel's troops, "Why do you come out to prepare for battle? Am I not the Philistine, and are you not the servants of Saul? Choose for yourselves a man so he may come down to me!
1 Samuel 31:4
Saul said to his armor bearer, "Draw your sword and stab me with it! Otherwise these uncircumcised people will come, stab me, and torture me." But his armor bearer refused to do it, because he was very afraid. So Saul took his sword and fell on it.
2 Samuel 14:25
Now in all Israel everyone acknowledged that there was no man as handsome as Absalom. From the sole of his feet to the top of his head he was perfect in appearance.
2 Samuel 16:23
In those days Ahithophel's advice was considered as valuable as a prophetic revelation. Both David and Absalom highly regarded the advice of Ahithophel.
2 Samuel 17:23
When Ahithophel realized that his advice had not been followed, he saddled his donkey and returned to his house in his hometown. After setting his household in order, he hanged himself. So he died and was buried in the grave of his father.
2 Samuel 18:14
Joab replied, "I will not wait around like this for you!" He took three spears in his hand and thrust them into the middle of Absalom while he was still alive in the middle of the oak tree.
"Futile! Futile!" laments the Teacher, "Absolutely futile! Everything is futile!"
Yet when I reflected on everything I had accomplished and on all the effort that I had expended to accomplish it, I concluded: "All these achievements and possessions are ultimately profitless -- like chasing the wind! There is nothing gained from them on earth."
For there is not one truly righteous person on the earth who continually does good and never sins.
"Absolutely futile!" laments the Teacher, "All of these things are futile!"
I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth pass away not the smallest letter or stroke of a letter will pass from the law until everything takes place.
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
The law of the Lord is perfect and preserves one's life. The rules set down by the Lord are reliable and impart wisdom to the inexperienced.
But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to desire her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Jesus said to him, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.'
Jesus answered, "The most important is: 'Listen, Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.
What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Absolutely not! Certainly, I would not have known sin except through the law. For indeed I would not have known what it means to desire something belonging to someone else if the law had not said, "Do not covet."
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any double-edged sword, piercing even to the point of dividing soul from spirit, and joints from marrow; it is able to judge the desires and thoughts of the heart.
And what other great nation has statutes and ordinances as just as this whole law that I am about to share with you today?