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32 Bible Verses about Decay

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Genesis 3:17-19

And to Adam he said, "Because you listened to the voice of your wife and you ate from the tree {from which I forbade you to eat}, the ground [shall be] cursed on your account. In pain you shall eat [from] it all the days of your life. And thorns and thistles shall sprout for you, and you shall eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you shall eat bread, until your return to the ground. For from it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return."

Romans 8:20

For the creation has been subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of the one who subjected [it], in hope

Psalm 90:3-10

You return man to [the] dust, {saying}, "Return, O sons of man." For a thousand years in your eyes [are] like yesterday when it passes, or [like] a watch in the night. You sweep them away [like a flood]. They fall asleep. In the morning [they are] like grass [that] sprouts anew.read more.
In the morning it blossoms and sprouts anew; by evening it withers and dries up. For we are brought to an end by your anger, and we hasten [off] by your wrath. You have put our iniquities before you, our hidden [sins] into the light of your countenance. For all of our days dwindle away in your rage; we complete our years like a sigh. As for the days of our years, within them [are] seventy years or if by strength eighty years, and their pride [is] trouble and disaster, for it passes quickly and we fly [away].

Job 19:26

And after my skin has been thus destroyed, but from my flesh I will see God,

Psalm 49:8-9

(since the redemption price for their life is costly and it always fails), so that he may stay alive forever [and] not see the pit.

Matthew 6:19-20

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and consuming [insect] destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor consuming [insect] destroy and where thieves do not break in or steal.

Psalm 102:26

They will perish, but you will endure. And like a garment they will all wear out, you will replace them like clothing, and they will be set aside.

Matthew 5:13

"You are the salt of the earth. But if salt becomes tasteless, by what will it be made salty? It is good for nothing any longer except to be thrown outside [and] trampled under foot by people.

Luke 14:34

"Now salt [is] good, but if salt becomes tasteless, with what will it be made salty?

1 John 2:15-17

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him, because everything [that is] in the world--the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the arrogance of material possessions--is not from the Father, but is from the world. And the world is passing away, and its desire, but the one who does the will of God remains {forever}.

Acts 2:24-31

God raised {him} up, having brought to an end the pains of death, because it was not possible [for] him to be held by it. For David says with reference to him, 'I saw the Lord before me {continually}, for he is at my right hand so that I will not be shaken. For this [reason] my heart was glad and my tongue rejoiced greatly, furthermore also my flesh will live in hope,read more.
because you will not abandon my soul in Hades, nor will you permit your Holy One to experience decay. You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with gladness with your presence.' "Men [and] brothers, it is possible to speak with confidence to you about the patriarch David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us until this day. Therefore, [because he] was a prophet and knew that God had sworn to him with an oath to seat {one of his descendants} on his throne, [by] having foreseen [this], he spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that neither was he abandoned in Hades nor did his flesh experience decay.

Acts 13:34-37

But that he has raised him from the dead, no more going to return to decay, he has spoken in this way: 'I will give you the reliable divine decrees of David.' Therefore he also says in another [psalm], 'You will not permit your Holy One to experience decay.' For David, [after] serving the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep and {was buried with} his fathers, and experienced decay.read more.
But he whom God raised up did not experience decay.

Leviticus 26:14-16

" 'But if you do not listen to me and you do not carry out all these commands, and if you reject my statutes and if your inner self abhors my regulations, to not carry out all my commands [by] your breaking my covenant, I {in turn} will do this to you: then I will summon onto you horror, the wasting disease, and the fever that wastes eyes and that drains away life; and you shall sow your seed {in vain}, and your enemies shall eat it.

Numbers 5:20-22

But if you have had an affair under your husband, and if you are defiled and a man other than your husband had intercourse with you," the priest will make the woman swear an oath of the sworn oath of the curse, the priest will say to the woman, "May Yahweh give you a curse and a sworn oath in the midst of your people with Yahweh making your hip fall away and your stomach swollen; and these waters that bring a curse will go into your intestines to cause [your] womb to swell and to make [your] hip fall away." And the women will say, "Amen. Amen."

Deuteronomy 32:24

[They will become] weakened by famine, and consumed by plague and bitter pestilence; and the teeth of wild animals I will send against them, with [the] poison of [the] creeping [things] in [the] dust;

Job 18:13

It consumes parts of his skin; the firstborn of death consumes his limbs.

Psalm 32:3

When I kept silent, my bones were worn out due to my groaning all the day.

Psalm 112:10

[The] wicked sees [it] and is vexed. He gnashes his teeth and {becomes weak}. [The] desire of [the] wicked perishes.

Isaiah 5:24

Therefore as the tongue of fire devours the stubble, and dry grass sinks down [in the] flame, so their root will become like [the] stench, and their blossom will go up like [the] dust. For they have rejected the instruction of Yahweh of hosts, and they have treated the word of the holy one of Israel with contempt.

Isaiah 17:4

"And this shall happen: On that day, the glory of Jacob will be brought low, and the fat of his flesh will become lean.

Lamentations 2:6

He has broken down {his dwelling} place like the garden; he has ruined his appointed feasts; Yahweh has made [them] forget in Zion {festival} and Sabbath, and he has despised in his anger king and priest.

Hosea 4:3

Therefore the land mourns, and all [those] living in it languish with the animals of the field, and the birds of the heaven, and even the fish of the sea are being swept away.

Isaiah 51:6-8

Lift up your eyes to the heavens and look to the earth beneath, for [the] heavens will be torn to pieces like smoke, and the earth will be worn out like garment, and those who inhabit her will die like gnats. But my salvation will be forever, and my righteousness will not be broken to pieces. Listen to me, you who know righteousness, people [who have] my teaching in their heart; you must not fear [the] reproach of men, or be terrified because of their abuse. For a moth will eat them like garments; a moth will devour them like wool, but my righteousness will be forever, and my salvation for {generation after generation}."

2 Corinthians 5:1-5

For we know that if our earthly house, the tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made by hands, eternal in the heavens. For indeed, in this [house] we groan, [because we] desire to put on our dwelling from heaven, if indeed, even [after we] have taken [it] off, we will not be found naked.read more.
For indeed we who are in this tent groan, being burdened {for this reason, that} we do not want to be unclothed, but to be clothed, in order that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now the one who has prepared us for this very [thing] [is] God, who has given us the down payment, the Spirit.

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for you will not abandon my soul to Sheol; you will not give your faithful one to see [the] grave.