17 Bible Verses about Death, Preparation For
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“Lord, make me to know my end
And what is the extent of my days;
Let me know how transient I am.
for if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord; therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.
So teach us to number our days,
That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.
In those days Hezekiah became mortally ill. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him and said to him, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Set your house in order, for you shall die and not live.’”
For here we do not have a lasting city, but we are seeking the city which is to come.
“Would that they were wise, that they understood this,
That they would discern their future!
“Turn Your gaze away from me, that I may smile again
Before I depart and am no more.”
For whoever is joined with all the living, there is hope; surely a live dog is better than a dead lion.
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol where you are going.
The light is pleasant, and it is good for the eyes to see the sun. Indeed, if a man should live many years, let him rejoice in them all, and let him remember the days of darkness, for they will be many. Everything that is to come will be futility.
“For Sheol cannot thank You,
Death cannot praise You;
Those who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness.
“It is the living who give thanks to You, as I do today;
A father tells his sons about Your faithfulness.
We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work.
For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
If you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on earth;
Indeed, if a man should live many years, let him rejoice in them all, and let him remember the days of darkness, for they will be many. Everything that is to come will be futility.
For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.
“Be dressed in readiness, and keep your lamps lit.