Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible





"O Lord, help me understand my mortality and the brevity of life! Let me realize how quickly my life will pass!

In those days Hezekiah was stricken with a terminal illness. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz visited him and told him, "This is what the Lord says, 'Give your household instructions, for you are about to die; you will not get well.'"

But whoever is among the living has hope; a live dog is better than a dead lion.




I wish that they were wise and could understand this, and that they could comprehend what will happen to them."



Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might, because there is neither work nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom in the grave, the place where you will eventually go.

Light is sweet, and it is pleasant for a person to see the sun. So, if a man lives many years, let him rejoice in them all, but let him remember that the days of darkness will be many -- all that is about to come is obscure.

Indeed Sheol does not give you thanks; death does not praise you. Those who descend into the pit do not anticipate your faithfulness. The living person, the living person, he gives you thanks, as I do today. A father tells his sons about your faithfulness.

"Get dressed for service and keep your lamps burning; be like people waiting for their master to come back from the wedding celebration, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him. Blessed are those slaves whom their master finds alert when he returns! I tell you the truth, he will dress himself to serve, have them take their place at the table, and will come and wait on them!



"O Lord, help me understand my mortality and the brevity of life! Let me realize how quickly my life will pass!










by making your ear attentive to wisdom, and by turning your heart to understanding,


I wish that they were wise and could understand this, and that they could comprehend what will happen to them."






Now give me wisdom and discernment so I can effectively lead this nation. Otherwise no one is able to make judicial decisions for this great nation of yours."

indeed, if you call out for discernment -- raise your voice for understanding --










Now give me wisdom and discernment so I can effectively lead this nation. Otherwise no one is able to make judicial decisions for this great nation of yours."

indeed, if you call out for discernment -- raise your voice for understanding --