Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.

General references

Bible References

His breath

Psalm 104:29
You hide Your face, they are dismayed;
You take away their spirit, they expire
And return to their dust.
Genesis 2:7
Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
Genesis 6:17
Behold, I, even I am bringing the flood of water upon the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life, from under heaven; everything that is on the earth shall perish.
Job 14:10
“But man dies and lies prostrate.
Man expires, and where is he?
Job 17:1
“My spirit is broken, my days are extinguished,
The grave is ready for me.
Job 27:3
For as long as life is in me,
And the breath of God is in my nostrils,
Daniel 5:23
but you have exalted yourself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of His house before you, and you and your nobles, your wives and your concubines have been drinking wine from them; and you have praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which do not see, hear or understand. But the God in whose hand are your life-breath and all your ways, you have not glorified.

He returneth

Psalm 90:3
You turn man back into dust
And say, “Return, O children of men.”
Genesis 3:19
By the sweat of your face
You will eat bread,
Till you return to the ground,
Because from it you were taken;
For you are dust,
And to dust you shall return.”
Ecclesiastes 12:7
then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.

His thoughts

Job 14:21
“His sons achieve honor, but he does not know it;
Or they become insignificant, but he does not perceive it.
Job 17:11
“My days are past, my plans are torn apart,
Even the wishes of my heart.
Isaiah 2:22
Stop regarding man, whose breath of life is in his nostrils;
For why should he be esteemed?
Lamentations 4:20
The breath of our nostrils, the Lord’s anointed,
Was captured in their pits,
Of whom we had said, “Under his shadow
We shall live among the nations.”
1 Corinthians 2:6
Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away;

General references

Proverbs 11:7
When a wicked man dies, his expectation will perish,
And the hope of strong men perishes.

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