Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
Why are you depressed, O my soul? Why are you upset? Wait for God! For I will again give thanks to my God for his saving intervention.
When I am afraid, I trust in you.
I will serve the Lord in the land of the living.
2 Corinthians 4:1
Therefore, since we have this ministry, just as God has shown us mercy, we do not become discouraged.
For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God;
Yet God will make you a permanent heap of ruins. He will scoop you up and remove you from your home; he will uproot you from the land of the living. (Selah)
when you deliver my life from death. You keep my feet from stumbling, so that I might serve God as I enjoy life.
I cry out to you, O Lord; I say, "You are my shelter, my security in the land of the living."
to turn back his life from the place of corruption, that he may be enlightened with the light of life.
"I thought, 'I will no longer see the Lord in the land of the living, I will no longer look on humankind with the inhabitants of the world.
Before this I had been like a docile lamb ready to be led to the slaughter. I did not know they were making plans to kill me. I did not know they were saying, "Let's destroy the tree along with its fruit! Let's remove Jeremiah from the world of the living so people will not even be reminded of him any more."
then I will bring you down to bygone people, to be with those who descend to the pit. I will make you live in the lower parts of the earth, among the primeval ruins, with those who descend to the pit, so that you will not be inhabited or stand in the land of the living.