Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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 sojournings, have been a hundred and thirty years, - Few and evil, have been the days of the years of my life, neither have they attained unto the days of the years of the lives of my fathers, in the days of their sojournings.
Deuteronomy 34:7
Now, Moses, was a hundred and twenty years old, when he died, - his eye had not dimmed, nor had his freshness fled.


2 Samuel 19:35
Eighty years old, am I to-day - could I discern between good and bad? or could thy servant taste what I might eat, and what I might drink? or could I hearken any more to the voice of singing men and singing women? Wherefore, then, should thy servant yet be a burden unto my lord the king?
1 Kings 1:1
Now, King David, was old, advanced in days, - and they covered him with clothes, but he gat no heat.
Ecclesiastes 12:2
Or ever be darkened - the sun, and the light, and the moon, and the stars, - and the clouds return after a downpour of rain;


Psalm 78:39
So then he remembered, That, Flesh, they were, A Wind departing, that returneth not.
Job 14:10
Yet, man, dieth, and is prostrate, Yea the son of earth doth cease to breathe, and where is he?
Isaiah 38:12
My dwelling, hath been broken up. And is stripped from me, like a shepherds tent, - I have roiled up - as a weaver - my life From the loom, doth he cut me off, From day until night, I said - Thou wilt finish me.
Luke 12:20
But God said unto him - Simple one! on this very night, they are asking, thy soul, from thee; The things, then, which thou hast prepared, whose shall they be?
James 4:14
Men who are not versed in the morrow - of what sort your life will be ; for ye are, a vapour - for a little, appearing, then, just disappearing!

General references

Exodus 7:7
Now Moses, was eighty years old, and, Aaron, eighty-three years old, - when they spake unto Pharaoh.
Joshua 14:11
I remain, to-day, as courageous as on the day when Moses sent me, as my strength was then, so also my strength is now, - for war, both to go out and to come in.
Zechariah 1:5
Your fathers, where are they? and, the prophets, to times age-abiding, do they live?