Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

Bible References

The days, etc

Genesis 47:9
And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty years: few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.
Deuteronomy 34:7
And Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.

Yet

2 Samuel 19:35
I am this day fourscore years old: can I discern between good and bad? can thy servant taste what I eat or what I drink? can I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women? wherefore then should thy servant be yet a burden unto my lord the king?
1 Kings 1:1
Now king David was old and stricken in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he gat no heat.
Ecclesiastes 12:2
before the sun, and the light, and the moon, and the stars, are darkened, and the clouds return after the rain;

For

Psalm 78:39
And he remembered that they were but flesh, A wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.
Job 14:10
But man dieth, and is laid low: Yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he?
Isaiah 38:12
My dwelling is removed, and is carried away from me as a shepherd's tent: I have rolled up, like a weaver, my life; he will cut me off from the loom: From day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.
Luke 12:20
But God said unto him, Thou foolish one, this night is thy soul required of thee; and the things which thou hast prepared, whose shall they be?
James 4:14
whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. What is your life? For ye are a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

General references

Exodus 7:7
And Moses was fourscore years old, and Aaron fourscore and three years old, when they spake unto Pharaoh.
Joshua 14:11
As yet I am as strong this day as I as in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, and to go out and to come in.
Zechariah 1:5
Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever?

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