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32 Bible Verses about Decay

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Genesis 3:17-19

And He said to Adam, “Because you listened to your wife’s voice and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘Do not eat from it’:The ground is cursed because of you.
You will eat from it by means of painful labor
all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
and you will eat the plants of the field. You will eat bread by the sweat of your brow
until you return to the ground,
since you were taken from it.
For you are dust,
and you will return to dust.”

Romans 8:20

For the creation was subjected to futility—not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it—in the hope

Psalm 90:3-10

You return mankind to the dust,
saying, “Return, descendants of Adam.” For in Your sight a thousand years
are like yesterday that passes by,
like a few hours of the night. You end their lives; they sleep.
They are like grass that grows in the morning—read more.
in the morning it sprouts and grows;
by evening it withers and dries up. For we are consumed by Your anger;
we are terrified by Your wrath. You have set our unjust ways before You,
our secret sins in the light of Your presence. For all our days ebb away under Your wrath;
we end our years like a sigh. Our lives last seventy years
or, if we are strong, eighty years.
Even the best of them are struggle and sorrow;
indeed, they pass quickly and we fly away.

Job 19:26

Even after my skin has been destroyed,
yet I will see God in my flesh.

Psalm 49:8-9

since the price of redeeming him is too costly,
one should forever stop trying— so that he may live forever
and not see the Pit.

Matthew 6:19-20

“Don’t collect for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But collect for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don’t break in and steal.

Psalm 102:26

They will perish, but You will endure;
all of them will wear out like clothing.
You will change them like a garment,
and they will pass away.

Matthew 5:13

“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty? It’s no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled on by men.

Luke 14:34

“Now, salt is good, but if salt should lose its taste, how will it be made salty?

1 John 2:15-17

Do not love the world or the things that belong to the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. For everything that belongs to the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride in one’s lifestyle—is not from the Father, but is from the world. And the world with its lust is passing away, but the one who does God’s will remains forever.

Acts 2:24-31

God raised Him up, ending the pains of death, because it was not possible for Him to be held by it. For David says of Him:I saw the Lord ever before me;
because He is at my right hand,
I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart was glad,
and my tongue rejoiced.
Moreover, my flesh will rest in hope,read more.
because You will not leave me in Hades
or allow Your Holy One to see decay. You have revealed the paths of life to me;
You will fill me with gladness
in Your presence. “Brothers, I can confidently speak to you about the patriarch David: He is both dead and buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. Since he was a prophet, he knew that God had sworn an oath to him to seat one of his descendants on his throne. Seeing this in advance, he spoke concerning the resurrection of the Messiah:Hewas not left in Hades,
and His flesh did not experience decay.

Acts 13:34-37

Since He raised Him from the dead, never to return to decay, He has spoken in this way, I will grant you the faithful covenant blessingsmade to David. Therefore He also says in another passage, You will not allow Your Holy One to see decay. For David, after serving his own generation in God’s plan, fell asleep, was buried with his fathers, and decayed.read more.
But the One God raised up did not decay.

Leviticus 26:14-16

“But if you do not obey Me and observe all these commands— if you reject My statutes and despise My ordinances, and do not observe all My commands—and break My covenant, then I will do this to you: I will bring terror on you—wasting disease and fever that will cause your eyes to fail and your life to ebb away. You will sow your seed in vain because your enemies will eat it.

Numbers 5:20-22

But if you have gone astray while under your husband’s authority, if you have defiled yourself and a man other than your husband has slept with you’— at this point the priest must make the woman take the oath with the sworn curse, and he is to say to her—‘May the Lord make you into an object of your people’s cursing and swearing when He makes your thigh shrivel and your belly swell. May this water that brings a curse enter your stomach, causing your belly to swell and your thigh to shrivel.’“And the woman must reply, ‘Amen, Amen.’

Deuteronomy 32:24

They will be weak from hunger,
ravaged by pestilence and bitter plague;
I will unleash on them wild beasts with fangs,
as well as venomous snakes that slither in the dust.

Job 18:13

Parts of his skin are eaten away;
death’s firstborn consumes his limbs.

Psalm 32:3

When I kept silent, my bones became brittle
from my groaning all day long.

Psalm 112:10

The wicked man will see it and be angry;
he will gnash his teeth in despair.
The desire of the wicked man will come to nothing.

Isaiah 5:24

Therefore, as a tongue of fire consumes straw
and as dry grass shrivels in the flame,
so their roots will become like something rotten
and their blossoms will blow away like dust,
for they have rejected
the instruction of the Lord of Hosts,
and they have despised
the word of the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 17:4

On that day
the splendor of Jacob will fade,
and his healthy body will become emaciated.

Lamentations 2:6

?VavHe has done violence to His temple
as if it were a garden booth,
destroying His place of meeting.
The Lord has abolished
appointed festivals and Sabbaths in Zion.
He has despised king and priest
in His fierce anger.

Hosea 4:3

For this reason the land mourns,
and everyone who lives in it languishes,
along with the wild animals and the birds of the sky;
even the fish of the sea disappear.

Isaiah 51:6-8

Look up to the heavens,
and look at the earth beneath;
for the heavens will vanish like smoke,
the earth will wear out like a garment,
and its inhabitants will die like gnats.
But My salvation will last forever,
and My righteousness will never be shattered. Listen to Me, you who know righteousness,
the people in whose heart is My instruction:
do not fear disgrace by men,
and do not be shattered by their taunts. For the moth will devour them like a garment,
and the worm will eat them like wool.
But My righteousness will last forever,
and My salvation for all generations.

2 Corinthians 5:1-5

For we know that if our temporary, earthly dwelling is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal dwelling in the heavens, not made with hands. Indeed, we groan in this body, desiring to put on our dwelling from heaven, since, when we are clothed, we will not be found naked.read more.
Indeed, we groan while we are in this tent, burdened as we are, because we do not want to be unclothed but clothed, so that mortality may be swallowed up by life. And the One who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave us the Spirit as a down payment.

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